Originally Posted by RolandDeschain79
Thanks for listing your info that saves me from asking redundant questions
I have noted that the restoration project is much harder to run than the regular fallout2 game. However I can run it just fine on my Note 2, the only problem is long load times but gameplay is fine.
Make sure you aren't using any power saving features or apps this will cripple performance! If you're rooted set your CPU governor to performance or interactive. If you don't have the full updated version of Dosbox Turbo with 3Dfx/glide support, then you might also be lacking the extra 4mb of video memory. You will need to make sure you don't have too many background apps open on the device. Also limit things like too many widgets, live wallpapers or any apps like facebook that constantly looks for updates. These factors might impact performance on the device. Many people don't realize that their setup is slowing the device down and causing a high battery drain. When I shoot videos I disable WiFi this helps to keeps apps from trying to connect. Also Watch this video to get a basic idea of what i'm talking about and start tweaking your device for performance.
Also check these fallout settings:
-Fallout 2 should be played at the default resolution of 640x480, with a 8bit color depth for best results. Using higher resolutions or 16-32bit colors can cause the game to become unplayable.
I've managed to make it work!
First of all my device and app settings:
I have a european Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505 snapdragon) running 4.2.2 jelly bean (official samsung) with Root and Adam Kernel
I have installed SetCPU (requires root) and set the CPU governor to performance.
Wifi and every background app and stuff off
I have the latest Dosbox turbo installed with the following settings:
- manual cfg (512mb set)
- voodo support on
- sound disabled
- all 3 turbos on
Getting fallout2 working: (Windows 8 - 64bit)
- Installed GoG version of fallout 2
- Installed restoration patch (automatic! F2_Restoration_Project_2.2.exe)
(- optional: making a savegame inside the temple and loading it in win9x will allow scrolling later on... this way we can use 2.2)
- Copied RolandDeschain79's custom cfg into install folder (without sound version, set graphic cache to 768)
- Using f2_res_Config.exe i disabled the Hi-res patch (automatic 640x480 8bit)
- Copied the "Windows 95-98-ME" contents to the install folder (rewriting all the files of course)
- Using winimage 9.0 I copied my fallout 2 folder to a 2gb image
- Copied it to the device
- in Win9x i set the virtual memory to D:/ and 64mb min 128mb max (sidenote: using the win9x 2.0 because of the deamon tools support)
- Simply ran the fallout2 shortcut on the win9x desktop... (optional: load savegame from the temple to avoid scroll problem)
This way even the videos run pretty smooth and the game is finally quite enjoyable! The strange thing is that using only the manual restoration patch i will get a VERY LAGGY game (unplayable) But this way its working completely fine!
Hope I helped!
I've also managed to get Age of empires II: the conquerors to work as well! surprisingly 1.0 version is the only working version (no 1.0c patch: it says corrupted)
RolandDeschain79! Your work is awesome! I really love this windows 98 emulation! pure fun!
I've even painted a flower in paint XD
haha its so fun to see how much the technology advanced tho... 4mb of video memory
Oh my... now video cards are coming with 4gb... hah... thats just crazy isn't it...
Well THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS AWESOME WAY TO PLAY OLD GAMES!