UPDATED ON: 2023-06-29
There are three main configuration files, which are controlling Fallout engine.
- ddraw.ini ◄ main configuration file
- f2_res.ini ◄ settings for high resolution patch
- fallout2.cfg ◄ classic settings file from 90s [preserved for compatibility almost depricated for now]
Here i’ll mention the most important setttings, which can come in handy for almost every Fallout player out there.
Provided tweaks will be useful not only for essential [Fallout 2 Restoration Project] , but for other Fallout like games like [Nevada] , [Sonora] and [Olympus 2207] .
Be aware of the fact that some settings especially related to speed may break original experience or may not.
I prefer to play in original 800x600 resolution, to preserve 100% compatibility.
Anyways all of above mentioned games developed in this resolution in mind.
So, here is a list of most important settings, which improve gameplay drastically.
Provided settings require sfall v220.127.116.11 or above.
The initial speed at game startup, i prefer a little speed boost over default 100%
Set to 0 for 8 bit fullscreen
Sets in game resolution, i prefer to play in native res
Set to 1 to do the palette conversion on the GPU [faster]
Fade effect time percentage modifier. Default is 100. Decrease/increase this value to speed up/slow down fade effects
Set to 1 to display terrain types when hovering the cursor over the player’s marker on the world map
Sets the number of allowed simultaneous sound effects The maximum is 32
Set to 1 to use the Fallout 1 code to control world map speed
Controls the world map speed if WorldMapFPSPatch is 1. Higher values cause slower movement
Prevents you from saving in combat except at the start of your turn to avoid a few bugs
Set to 1 to get notification of karma changes in the notification window
Set to 1 to skip the 3 opening movies Set to 2 to also skip the splash screen
Set to 1 to add additional pages of save slots
Set to 1 to fix the bug that caused bonus HtH damage to not be applied correctly
Set to 1 to display additional points of damage from Bonus HtH/Ranged Damage perks in the inventory
Modify the maximum number of animations allowed to run on a map. (Default is 32, and the maximum is 127)
Set to 1 to boost the maximum number of script names from 1450 to 10000
Set to 1 to make explosions and projectiles emit light
Set to 1 to leave the music playing in dialogue with talking heads
Set to 1 to fix the bug of being unable to sell used geiger counters or stealth boys
Set to 1 to prevent losing of player’s car, when entering the location using the Town button
Set to 1 to skip weapon equip/unequip animations when performing various actions
Set to 1 to display full item description for weapon/ammo in the barter screen
Set to 1 to display party member’s current level/AC/addict flag on the combat control panel
Set to 1 to allow in the control panel of party member by re-pressing the buttons of the best weapons/armor to remove the equipped item
Set to 1 fixes the bug for multi-hex critters in combat, hurting yourself when they miss-hit when using throwing/shot weapon
Set to 1 to enable improved NPC behavior in combat mode
Set to 1, to the NPC to always switch to the best weapon available in his inventory
Set to 1, to force the NPC find more suitable targets every his combat turn
Set to 1 to fix the behavior of AI in combat when the NPC attempts to pick up an item on the ground
Set to 1 to fix the NPC’s behavior when switching weapons at the end of its turn when the NPC doesn’t have enough action points
Set to 1 to force Fallout not to use multiple processor cores even if they are available
Enable DirectX7 mode [Fallout-based games work best in DirectX 7 environment]
Set the Fullscreen resolution
Set color bit depth to 8 bit to preserve authentic atmosphere and overall spirits
Extends the path finding range by increasing the number of path nodes 20=40000[max]
Set to 1 to reduce CPU usage and heat generation by allowing the system to go idle
Highlight items on the ground with SHIFT key
Disable rude language filter
Enable always running mode
Increase cache for art tiles
Enable color cycling for better looking animations
Don’t forget to check out [best Fallout games list] .