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  • Submitted: Jun 21 2015 10:39 PM
  • Last Updated: Feb 03 2018 09:11 PM
  • Views: 81302
  • Downloads: 7269

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: 2.6.2
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREEN (fully playable)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas on Steam 1.9.24

* * * * - 14 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




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About the games
Fallout 3 on Wikia: http://fallout.wikia.../wiki/Fallout_3
Fallout 3 on Steam: http://store.steampo....com/app/22300/
Fallout NV on Wikia: http://fallout.wikia...lout:_New_Vegas
Fallout NV on Steam: http://store.steampo...om/app/2028016/

Check the additional video guide on YouTube: https://www.youtube....ql8aZ4Ggk9nagHq

Personal Notes:
This Port has been created and tested to play the official Steam editions of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas on OS X under Wine.

The wrapper is configured to run Steam but Steam is not yet installed. Please follow the instructions below to install and run Steam. After this you can download the official editions of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas on Steam and play both games on this wrapper under OS X.

My System Specs:
  • OS: OS X 10.11.3
  • CPU: Dual-Core i5 2.4GHz, Quad-Core i7 2.2GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video: Intel Iris, Intel HD 3000, AMD Radeon HD 6750M
  • Disk Space: 20.84 GB (1.05 GB for wrapper only)
Known Issues:
  • Macs with Intel graphic boards need to fake a different GPU or Fallout 3 crashes right after starting a new game or loading a save game.
    • See the instructions below how to apply the d3d9 trick.
    • Macs equipped with NVIDIA or ATI/AMD graphic boards are not affected.
    • Fallout New Vegas is not affected.
  • It's very likely that Wine will hang when it tries to launch Steam automatically at the end of the Steam installation - just quit and restart Wine if you notice that nothing happens.
  • The Steam Store remains black. You need to purchase the games through your web browser and add them via the +Add A Game button in the lower left. See the following bug reports for details: https://bugs.winehq....ug.cgi?id=38960 and https://bugs.winehq....ug.cgi?id=39403
  • When quitting the games the screen does not fully fade back to Steam. Press command + tab to solve this.
  • After quitting a game you need to restart Steam to launch the games again.
  • Games sometimes crash. Try updating to newer Wine engines to see if there are improvements in performance and stability (see instructions below). For frequent crashes (see also https://www.youtube....h?v=ZX0Tr0w1jbY):
    • Modify the bUseThreadedAI=1 and iNumHWThreads=2 entries in the Fallout.INI file.
    • Try lower video quality settings.
  • In macOS Sierra 10.12, you need to make a ctrl-click on the Steam on Wine (Fallout) wrapper and select Open in the context menu EVERYTIME you want to launch it. For some reason, macOS Sierra doesn't remember the security exception, so a double-click won't work to start the app.
1. Steam Installation:
  • Download the SteamSetup.exe file for Windows at http://store.steampowered.com/about/
  • Download the wrapper from the download link on this page.
  • Unzip the downloaded Steam on Wine (Fallout).zip file.
  • Hold the ctrl key and make a mouse click on the unzipped Steam on Wine (Fallout) wrapper. Select Show Package Contents in the contextual menu.
  • Within the wrapper there are two folders (Contents and drive_c) and one application file (Wineskin). Hold the ctrl key and make a mouse click on the Wineskin icon. Choose Open from the contextual menu (see also https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21769 for more information about opening an app from an unidentified developer).
  • Perform the following steps in the Wineskin window:
    • Click the Install Software button.
    • Click Choose Setup Executable.
    • Select the SteamSetup.exe file you downloaded from the Steam website.
    • Run the Steam installation.
    • It's very likely that Wine will hang when it tries to launch Steam automatically at the end of the installation - just quit and restart Wine if you notice that nothing happens. Make sure /Program Files/Steam/Steam.exe is selected in Wineskin as Windows EXE under the Configuration tab. Close the Wineskin application after the installation.
You can then just double-click the Steam on Wine (Fallout) app to log in to your Steam account and to run the Windows version of Steam on OS X. If you receive a warning message about unidentified developer, hold the ctrl key and make a mouse click on the Steam on Wine (Fallout) icon. Choose Open from the contextual menu (you only need to do this once, see https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18657 for details).

View these instructions as video guide on YouTube: https://www.youtube....h?v=ceR1yb3JITA

2. Installing Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas:
This is not different to any other Steam installation. Just install the games through Steam.

Due to a bug in WS9Wine1.8 it is recommended to first launch Fallout New Vegas before Fallout 3. This triggers the first time setup for Fallout New Vegas and correctly installs the .NET framework that is also required by Fallout 3. If you only have Fallout 3 installed then please downgrade to WS9Wine1.7.55 before launching the game for the first time. You can switch back to WS9Wine1.8 after the first time setup (see the Updating Wine section below for details).

If your Mac is equipped with NVIDIA or ATI/AMD graphic boards then you are done and you can enjoy playing. Use the System Information app in the Utilities folder of OS X to review the graphic board configuration of your Mac under Graphics/Display. If you know your exact Mac model then check this link: https://support.appl.../en-us/HT204349

3. Fallout 3 on Macs with Intel graphic boards (see Known Issues):
If you have a Mac with an Intel video graphic board then you need to add a modified d3d9.dll file to the game folder and activate it through the Wine configuration.
  • Hold the ctrl key and make a mouse click on the Steam on Wine (Fallout) wrapper icon. Select Show Package Contents in the contextual menu.
  • Go to the d3d9.dll for Intel GPU folder in the Program Files folder inside the wrapper.
  • Move or copy the d3d9.dll file to /Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Fallout 3 goty/ (if you have the GOTY edition) or to /Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Fallout 3/ (if you have the standard edition).
  • Open the Wineskin application within this wrapper.
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click Config Utility (winecfg).
  • Click the Libraries tab in the new window.
  • Enter d3d9 In the text field where it says New override for library and click the Add button.
  • Click the OK button then wait a few seconds and close the Wineskin app.
View these instructions as video guide on YouTube: https://www.youtube....h?v=YYtX_NCDMe0

You can now open the Steam on Wine (Fallout) app again and play the game in Steam on Macs with Intel graphic boards. You will notice in the video options of Fallout 3 that the Graphics Adapter shows as NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (see screenshot).

Updating Wine
Wine gets continuously updated. In most cases performance and stability improve with new releases. You need the Wineskin Winery app to download the latest Wine engines for OS X.
  • Download Wineskin Winery: http://wineskin.urge...?page=Downloads
  • Unzip the downloaded file and place the Wineskin Winery app to a location of your choice.
  • Open the Wineskin Winery app.
  • Click the + button where it says New engine(s) available!
  • Select the newest engine.
  • Click Download and Install, then click OK.
  • Quit the Wineskin Winery app.
  • Open the Wineskin app from within the game wrapper.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click Change Engine Used on the lower right under Wrapper Tools.
  • Select the latest engine you installed before with the Wineskin Winery app.
  • Click OK.
  • A test run will be performed automatically. Just go through it or quit/abort it.
  • Quit the Wineskin app.
I am using WS9Wine2.6 on this wrapper. Feel free to leave a comment to share your experience with new versions.

Give credits to the developers and get a legal copy.

PC Download (Steam)
http://store.steampo...2300/Fallout_3/
http://store.steampo...lout_New_Vegas/


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Props to you man, this is literally the only way I have ever been able to play Fallout 3 on my mac and WOW is it stable and really easy to get working.

My mac runs Fallout 3 just fine, letterbox resolution can get a bit weird but is still a lot better than not playing Fallout 3 at all.
My specs are as follows:
- 4GB memory
- Intel HD4000
- 1.5ghz Intel i5

I'll get a solid 30-60fps depending on where I am.
I do have one minor but annoying gripe with the port - It doesn't seem to record my gameplay time at all. Not sure if this is a port thing or Games for Windows Live thing though.
I'm excited to try this!  I haven't been able to get Fallout to work on Mac OS before, installing FO3 now.  How do you recommend going about modding?  Just manually installing everything in the mod folder?

toranaga, on 27 June 2015 - 09:41 PM, said:

How do you recommend going about modding?  Just manually installing everything in the mod folder?

Don't know, I am not using mods. Just give it a try.
As it turns out, it's crashing as soon as I enter the Wasteland.  Also it's trying to install DirectX each time I launch the game ... maybe it's not installing and that's why it's crashing?  In the mean time I'll DL New Vegas and see if it can run.

Edit:  Tweaking the .ini with the usual changes and it did nothing. Oh well :(
@toranaga: Are you 100% sure you edited the right INI file correctly? The problem you describe is exactly what the INI file modification should address.
@mactrix Thanks for the post man! I was just wondering how different this would be from simply installing the Fallout games inside of the steam wrapper I already have, I downloaded the one for Skyrim that was posted a little while ago, and have been eying the Fallout games as my next project. Are there any special setting already built into this wrapper that might make it better than the other one?
Here's the INI after editing the one entry and adding the other right underneath:

https://gist.github....124fa164a3e3eda

That would be these 2 lines:
bUseThreadedAI=1
iNumHWThreads=2

I also just downloaded and started New Vegas, and getting instant crashes there too, except it's when I start the game in the house, before I even get outside.

Ah well, if I can't get it fixed easily I'll just be installing Bootcamp again :)

Tomaltach, on 28 June 2015 - 05:25 PM, said:

I downloaded the one for Skyrim that was posted a little while ago, and have been eying the Fallout games as my next project. Are there any special setting already built into this wrapper that might make it better than the other one?

Nothing special. The wrapper is based on this Steam port that went offline a while ago: http://portingteam.c...-steam-windows/

I updated it to the latest engine, added a new icon and made sure the wincfg settings work with both Steam and the Fallout games. I am using clean Steam versions so I don't know about how the game mods behave.

toranaga, on 28 June 2015 - 05:45 PM, said:

Here's the INI after editing the one entry and adding the other right underneath:
https://gist.github....124fa164a3e3eda

The question is if you edited the correct INI file. It needs to be the Fallout.INI file that can be found in your user folder under /Documents/My Games/FalloutNV/. Is this the one you edited?

mactrix, on 28 June 2015 - 10:25 PM, said:

The question is if you edited the correct INI file. It needs to be the Fallout.INI file that can be found in your user folder under /Documents/My Games/FalloutNV/. Is this the one you edited?

Yup, those are the exact ones I edited (3 and NV).  Is there another copy somewhere I should edit just in case?  I also set the video memory size to 1024 mb to match my graphics card, didn't help at all.
@toranaga, did you also set Screen Effects to None in Options? This reduced crashing a lot for me.
Hi' Thanks a lot for this Wrapper!

I know that this is not a request section, but i'm looking for a long time for a wrapper for the game "Kung Fu Strike". If someone could help that would be amazing!

thanks!

lisapower, on 29 June 2015 - 05:41 AM, said:

I'm looking for a long time for a wrapper for the game "Kung Fu Strike".

Do you own it already on Steam? Just download then and give it a try.

mactrix, on 29 June 2015 - 08:06 AM, said:


Do you own it already on Steam? Just download then and give it a try.
well, i have download it from the Net. from a torrent site.
A torrent version won't work under Steam of course. From what I can tell from the description (http://amzn.to/1GHgK0N) the game also requires an ATI/AMD Radeon 9600 and better or NVIDIA 6200 and better graphic boards. Those are pretty old graphic boards so newer Macs with ATI/AMD and NVIDIA boards should do the trick.

Is your Mac equipped with ATI/AMD or NVIDIA graphic boards?



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