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Fallout_Manual.pdf
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In the 21st century, a worldwide conflict is brought on by global petroleum shortage. Several nations enter Resource Wars over the last of non-renewable commodities, namely oil and uranium from 2052 to 2077. China invades Alaska in the winter of 2066, causing the United States to go to war with China and using Canadian resources to supply their war efforts, despite Canadian complaints. Eventually the United States violently annexes Canada in February 2076 and reclaims Alaska nearly a year later. After years of conflict, on October 23, 2077, a global nuclear war occurs. It is not known who strikes first, but in less than two hours most major cities are destroyed. The effects of the war do not fade for the next hundred years and as a consequence, human society has collapsed leaving only survivor settlements barely able to eke out a living in the barren wasteland, while a few live through the occurrence in underground fallout shelters known as Vaults. One of these, Vault 13, is the protagonist's home in Southern California, where the game begins in 2161, 84 years after the war...

In Vault 13, the Water Chip, a computer chip responsible for the water recycling and pumping machinery of the vault, malfunctions. With 150 days before the Vault's water reserves run dry, the Vault Overseer tasks the protagonist, the Vault Dweller, with finding a replacement. He or she is given a portable tablet-like device called the "Pip-Boy 2000" that keeps track of map-making, objectives, and bookkeeping. Armed with the Pip-Boy 2000 and meager equipment, the main character is sent off on the quest.

  — Wikipedia

Fallout is a Post-Apocalyptic Turn-based Role-Playing Game.

Also see: Fallout 2.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

This is the Mac OS X version, released June, 2002. Classic is not supported.
Fallout for Mac OS 7 through 9 can be downloaded separately.

The Mac OS X version of Fallout requires:

In addition, when you run Fallout, you will need around 20MB of free hard drive space for files that are created when playing and saving a game. Saved games take up more space the longer you have been playing. Each save game slot starts around 2MB in size and will get larger the more areas you have explored.

Also works under Rosetta on Intel Mac.

The GOG version of Fallout for Mac is actually the DOS version in a DOSBox wrapper. As a result, mods for the GOG version of Fallout Mac are not compatible with this version, and vice versa. Furthermore, mods for the classic Mac version of this game are not compatible with this one & vice versa.

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, May 4 - 4:02am

@swedebear After doing a bit of research, I discovered that the DOS version of the game is the only one that was sold on a single disk as well as having the ability to install the entire game on the hard drive (which means you don't have to perform constant disk mount & unmount operation during gameplay). The DOS version also has more exploitable glitches/cheats than the others. Because of this it might be more of an advantage to pick the DOS version.
Also, unlike Fallout, Wasteland has only one save game slot, as well as an auto-save function that can't be disabled. Basically what I'm trying to tell you is don't screw up as this game's less forgiving that Fallout. Also if you do screw up, the only way to start a new game is to run the installer (setup.exe) again and have it overwrite the old files.
The game's manual & paragraph/dialogue book is included in the Game Nostalgia download I originally posted, however they're in plain text format. If you want a copy of the manual & paragraph book in PDF format you can find them here (C64 version): http://www.c64sets.com/set.html?id=16 and Here (Apple II version): http://wasteland.protozoic.com/ . The contents of the manuals (other than the installation/setup section) are the same regardless of the version.
Also, some game utilities (mostly for cheating) are available here: http://wasteland.rockdud.net/bin.html
Oh yes, I recommend setting the clock cycles somewhere between 1,000 (AT speeds) and 2,500 (386 speeds). Setting it above that range makes mouse navigation difficult as the player character will zip off uncontrollably in the direction you click till you crash into something (hopefully that something isn't an enemy). Setting it below makes the game's installation process, saving, loading, and even character animations mind numbingly slow.

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by SwedeBear - 2016, May 1 - 1:53pm

Can they be merged? If I understand this correct (and I've got no experience of the Apple 2 nor it's SW) that system worked with double side floppies ('Flippies'?) which had to be flipped? I'm standing to be corrected here.

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, April 30 - 4:12am

@swedebear That's a lot of downloads, even after I unchecked everything but Apple 2 software. I notice there's a side "A" & side "B" for every image number. Is there any way you can merge all these into one image so you don't have to perform constant mounting operations?

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by SwedeBear - 2016, April 29 - 11:00am

Might be somewhere here:
http://www.emuparadise.me/roms/search.php?query=wasteland&section=all

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, April 29 - 9:53am

Wasteland, Fallout's precursor/inspiration, can be found here: http://gamesnostalgia.com/en/game/wasteland
It's the DOS version of the game so you'll need DOSBox (or something similar like Boxer) to run it.
Mods for Wasteland can be found here: https://forums.inxile-entertainment.com/viewtopic.php?t=4924

Note: although the game was also released for the Apple II & Commodore, I've had little luck finding anything other than the DOS version.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, February 22 - 6:49am

  Most PPC applications will work with Snow Leopard.

Quite right. - I needed to find out for myself if this would work under Rosetta on SL. It works fine for me on a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.3

I haven't updated this Mac's OS to 10.6.8, if that has any bearing on things, but it is working fine for me as it is, right now.

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by sfp1954 - 2016, February 16 - 1:23am

Most PPC applications will work with Snow Leopard. The caveat is that if you do a clean install of Snow Leopard, Rosetta (the PPC interpreter) is not installed by default. Quicktime 7 and Rosetta are optional installs.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, October 21 - 2:15am

  ...i'm using a desktop Mac OS X v 10.6.8

@TriBlaz3: If you read the 1st post (below) you'll see "Doesn't work with Snow Leopard." which is another name for OS X 10.6.x (including 10.6.8).

I don't know off-hand, but as that 2009 user comment below hasn't been contradicted as yet, I'm assuming that it's correct. This game was designed to run on earlier (PPC) Mac OS X systems, so you might not be able to play this particular game on your current (Intel) Mac OS X. <-- [Edit] works OK on Snow Leopard for me (10.6.3)

About .toast images, they often are in a .iso format, but can also be in other CD/DVD formats too. Having the .toast suffix means it has been created by Toast, a popular CD creation tool for the Mac. You don't have to own Toast to use the image. Try double-clicking the .toast icon to see if it'll mount on the desktop. It should launch the Mac "Disk Utility", which if the .toast image is in a suitable format, will mount it for you.

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by TriBlaz3 - 2015, October 20 - 6:56am

I downloaded this earlier (I'm not experienced with Mac at all) and was confused when i saw the .toast, ive found out that it's a virtual cd (Similar to .iso from windows' Daemon Tools?) and i have no clue which to use for Mac.. Is there a way to install and play without a virtual cd drive?
edit: Thought it might be important to mention i'm using a desktop Mac OS X v 10.6.8

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by The Coma-man - 2009, December 9 - 7:35pm

Sure hope so. I'm bad at Emulators (installed Sheep Shaver, and got my OS9-CD ready, bot don't even know what a "Rom" is or where to go next when i get it).

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by Carl - 2009, December 8 - 7:21pm
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Very unlikely, since MacPlay doesn't exist anymore and even when they did, didn't provide very good support. You could try running the old version in an emulator, though.

There was also an open-source Fallout-style engine being developed at some point which could presumably be used to play the game on modern operating systems, but I can't remember the name.

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by The Coma-man - 2009, December 8 - 6:46pm

Doesn't work with Snow Leopard. Sad Is there a patch out there??