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Fallout (for Classic Mac OS)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (531.47 MB)
MD5: b94477987bbdb627d5fdb6f268402895
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Fallout_1_1.sit (548.67 MB)
MD5: 2ab6c94b728626312a9a127e01909155
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Fallout_Character_Editor.sit (212.84 KB)
MD5: 050935d8b595016e002d1b5985f778d7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Fallout-ppc-demo-img.sit (21.03 MB)
MD5: e4d34154bb9b0aaca18505364bd37125
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
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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

A Post-Apocalyptic Turn-based Role-Playing Game. 1.1 updater is included in the download.
This is the classic Mac OS version. Fallout for OS X can be found Here.

The StuffIt .sit archive (2nd download) contains the full install of Fallout 1.0 plus the 1.1 updater and survival kit.
Note: If attempting to un-stuff the second archive on a Mac running OS 9.2.2 or earlier, it will likely fail to extract fully unless you use StuffIt Expander 7.0.3 (or Deluxe 7.0.3).

So for this ".sit" archive, either extract on OS X first, or use StuffIt Expander 7.0.3 on a classic Mac OS (8.6 - 9.2.2). It can also be extracted OK on other platforms using the command line tool, unar.

The third download is a standalone character editor, for fiddling with your character's stats.

Fourth DL is a demo of the game, only.

Also see: Fallout 2.

Architecture: PPC

For Mac OS 7.5 to 9.2.2

Fallout runs best with Virtual Memory ("VM") turned off

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 OS X version of this game are not compatible with this one & vice versa.

Important: Use MacZip to ensure correct extraction when unzipping this archive on classic Mac OS's, 7.0 to 9.2.2


Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2018, April 16 - 5:21am

... That was lightning fast! Thank you, good sir!!!

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, April 16 - 2:11am

the external links to the Mac Demo are all dead [...] Is there anyone who still has it?

Yes you are right about the demo not being available (the web archive doesn't preserve FTP links). I'll remove the link shortly and add the demo to this page, as per your request.


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by Jatoba - 2018, April 16 - 1:21am

Thanks for this, guys! By the way, the external links to the Mac Demo are all dead (as well as its ReadMe link)... Is there anyone who still has it? Sad The demo has a lot of sentimental value to me...

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by Takomar - 2016, October 12 - 11:28pm

thnaks for the game, been looking for it. Runs perfect PowerMac G4 MDD

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, December 27 - 11:24pm

  I cant get it to work on my clamshell, it crashes my computer when I unzip it.

On a classic Mac OS system you should use MacZip for a successful extraction of the above .zip file.
Using MacZip ensures that the extracted archive is restored to it's original form with classic Macintosh Creator & File type info intact. That way the extracted .iso can be double-clicked & mounted onto your desktop by using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility from here.

[Note:] For a successful extraction, you initially need approx. 1100+ MBs of free disk space on your hard drive. i.e.; 531.47 MB for the .zip DL + 580 MB for the extracted files.

I tested the above DL today on a eMac G4, - the above MD5 checksums match and it extracts fine using MacZip - the extracted .ISO mounts OK using the Virtual CD/DVD utility and the installer in the mounted image runs as expected. 100% OK here.

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by TechnoWill - 2015, December 26 - 4:39pm

I cant get it to work on my clamshell, it crashes my computer when I unzip it.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 30 - 3:08am

@HankVenture: This game may simply be not compatible with SheepShaver. That is, its not included as an option under Emulation, above. The game has been archived here for some time and no-one has added that it works with SheepShaver. Not saying it doesn't, only its not mentioned above and this is usually the 1st piece of info to get added to a page.

If anyone knows if it does run under SheepShaver; Please add that info on how you can achieve this. Emulated Mac OS & ROM used is also useful info.

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by HankVenture - 2015, July 28 - 11:50pm

Hey so I hunted down how to set up sheepshaver and ran the gambit of getting that all set up just to play this game. Unfortunately when I try and open it the screen goes to black and just hangs there. I have to then force quit SS. I'm running OS X Yosemite and have messed around with the settings in SS (frame rate etc) and nothing works.

I downloaded the file here then extracted it with OS X and it gave me 2 .iso files. I mounted them onto SS so that OS9 would see them as drives. From there I did first a standard then a full install and tried. Then I tried using the update to 1.1 and still nothing.

Please help! I never played 1 or 2 and want to binge until 4 comes out!

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, May 13 - 11:45am

Good idea, mrdav. I just tried using "The Unarchiver" commandline tool "unar.exe" on Windows and it too extracted the file "Fallout_1_0.toast", 100% OK (all md5 sums match with those in the enclosed md5 doc). It mounts and the installer seems to run OK too.

So it looks like this archive has a problem extracting on a classic Mac OS & Stuffit Expander 5.5 - don't know what version of Stuffit, IpOdHaKeR was using. I might install the final classic version of Stuffit (7.x) onto 9.x and see if that helps.

Anyway, yes, no need to replace whats on Maxzz's, just a heads-up required.

[Edit] Installed Stuffit Std Ed 7.0.3 on a beige G3 running on 9.1 -- Just to confirm, the file "Fallout_1_0.toast" expands correctly using this version of Stuffit Expander and the md5 checksum matches 100%.

I suspect this archive was created with Stuffit 7.x or newer, and likely set to "better compression" which pretty much negates an archive extracting properly if using an earlier version of Stuffit.

So, if you want to extract this archive OK on a classic Mac OS, you need to run a Stuffit version 7.0.3 to do it.

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by mrdav - 2014, May 13 - 10:30am

@MikeTomTom: Well, I have found that the sit file unpacks OK in OS X. There is nothing in the archive that will be damaged by OS X to prevent the function of the toast files, pdfs or txt files. I can only assume that that I did this to get my working copy. Can you please test the installer after this process? I suspect that I don't need to re-upload anything, and that all we need is to instruct DLers

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by mrdav - 2014, May 13 - 3:44am

MikeTomTom, I am only guessing from the layout (MD5, doc folder etc) that it was MCPs as I can't actually remember. But it probably is, as I would have downloaded it about the time MCP refreshed the external link in 2012.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, May 13 - 2:51am

Thanks, mrdav. It was MCP's .sit originally? He was noted for using MacZip to archive & including an MD5 checksum list in the archive (the checksum list, I appreciated). Anyway, if you can upload it again that would be great. At your leisure, sir! Wink

Ages ago I was about to up to this page an HFS iso of Fallout 1.1 that I'd created from scavenging from the OS X version + the 1.1 updater (& suitable for SSW 7.5 - 9.x), when you re-upped MCP's archive. So I left it in preference to the original install set.

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by Unix_628 - 2014, May 12 - 4:12pm

Thank you for you're replies and thanks I would really like to play this game again.

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by mrdav - 2014, May 12 - 1:57pm

->The enclosed installer program "Install Fallout" appears to be corrupted, it won't install.<-

That is odd, MikeTomTom, because my copy is fine. I think I uploaded the original compressed archive that MCP first put up here, and my copy of the contents installs fine.

I will re-compress and upload again from my working copy, so you can try that out. Give me a day or so. ...Or maybe my upload went bad in the first instance, so I might just try reuploading the sit file

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, May 12 - 6:38am

@IpOdHaKeR: I DL'd the file "Fallout_1_.sit" from the link above, archived at Maxzz's and moved it to my beige G3 to test, extracting it with Stuffit Expander 5.5, Mac OS 9.1

For me, it expands almost to the very end, then Stuffit throws up a "The integrity of the Data Fork of "Fallout_1_0.toast" could not be verified. Use this file with caution" error message.

Inside the expanded archive, it appears to be intact. There is a handy checksum.md5 file in the expanded archive.
I checksummed the .toast files, "Fallout2SurvivalKit.toast" & "FalloutUpdater.toast". These both match the enclosed MD5 checksums.

The .toast file "Fallout_1_0.toast" however, does not match the enclosed checksum. So it appears Stuffit got it right.

File "checksum.md5":
a7432cc138e2b4f0b0feccb31492bf97 *Fallout_1_0.toast

Extracted archive MD5 ckecksum test:
6f7119af1f736ca4045af24ef00994ac *Fallout_1_0.toast

The .toast file itself mounts OK using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility from here. The enclosed installer program "Install Fallout" appears to be corrupted, it won't install. I would think that the other enclosed files are also corrupted, so (until a suitable replacement is uploaded), my testing of this archive has come to an end.

A workaround which does work, is to DL the OS X version from here and install the 1.1 updater that's enclosed in the file you DL'd from above. See this forum post here, for details.

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by Unix_628 - 2014, May 12 - 4:31am

This downloads fine, but when I try to install on Mac OS 9.2.2 on beige G3 Power Macintosh it tells me it has a bad resource fork or something like that. How do I fix this issue?

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by jegs2 - 2013, October 12 - 6:40pm

External download link leads to an empty folder.

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by Xavier22g - 2013, August 12 - 12:08am

The link isnt working??

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by IIGS_User - 2013, April 3 - 5:41pm

Me, the external d/ link is not found.

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by Ookami - 2013, April 3 - 10:07am

works perfect on my imac g3 with os 9.2.2