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  • Phokal 2:06 pm on July 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Guide to installing Grim Fandango 


    Grim Fandango is one of the few games that simply has trouble on new machines.  One of the first official patches helped fix puzzles that ran to quickly on anything above a 400mhz processor.  I waited for the Lucasarts Steam announcement, but was left still needing to research this dilemma.

    Upon inserting the disc you are greeted to an autoplay that *may* reject your harddisc space due to inaccurate readings, and the Setup.exe will not run under any variant of 64bit Windows.  I am testing under Windows 7 RC, so this should work under Windows XP, Vista or 7.

    1. Instead, place disc A in the drive, then download and run this Custom installer available here: http://quick.mixnmojo.com/grim-fandango-setup
    2. I installed to the default Program Files(x86)\
    3. When prompted, insert disc B.
    4. Included in this custom installer is a Custom Launcher (available separately here; NOT NEEDED for this install): http://quick.mixnmojo.com/grim-fandango-launcher
    5. After installed, go to the Options of the Launcher and make sure there is a green check next to Run from Harddrive.

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    • Malus 8:24 am on September 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ok So im one of the few who love this game, but the patch did help with windows 7 build 7600 64bit, i tested before and after

      have fun

    • Jeremy 3:26 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey, can anyone send me the installer? the site is down!


    • Ian 12:27 am on November 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, had a similar hankering for Grim Fandango and downloaded your installed (running Windows 7 as well) but am having some troubles with sound. It’ll work just fine or a few minutes, and then something will set it off and it’ll either endlessly repeat 1 second of sound like a bad remix or go mute all together. Have you had this problem?

      • Mark B 6:09 pm on January 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have the same problem with sound… after a minute or so it goes mute or stutters. I’m running it on Windows 7 Home Premium on a PC with a bog-standard on-board High Definition Audio Device. I’ve tried running it in compatibility mode and as an admin but no joy.

        I might try running it under a VMware XP virtual machine, but then I might not bother, because no matter how much I’d love to play this game again, whilst testing it out I just recalled why I never got very far with it before… the controls are bloomin’ awful.

        I always wished they had just made it a point and click. To be honest, I’d love it if they remade it as a proper 3D third-person version that works the same way as Tim Schafer’s other classic, Psychonauts. But there’s probably about as much chance of that happening as there being a Psychonauts II.

    • Mark B 6:23 pm on January 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, I found out that if you set compatibility mode to Windows 98/Me it works fine… I’ve also just discovered my wired Xbox 360 controller works with the game, and makes it a lot easier to control :)

    • Brown 2:22 pm on March 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Will be trying this out as soon as I discover the hiding place of my GF disks from 6 years ago! Funny how you have to mess around with the old school games to get them to run. You should see what you have to do to the thief games!

    • Gmac 2:55 pm on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      you my man… are a legend!

    • Cristi 3:26 pm on February 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      PERFECT! Thank you very much, respect!

    • Santa 6:51 am on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My Problem is i dont have a second disk :/

  • mattlindh 9:49 am on May 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fallout 1, Fallout 2, fan patches,   

    Guide to Installing Fallout 1 and 2 

    Guide to Installing Fallout 1 and 2

    For those of who wish to enjoy the long overdue pleasure of playing Fallout 1 and 2 (I’m looking at you Phokal) or want to relive it, you may not be aware that, since those long ago times, some dedicated fans have taken it upon themselves to fix up unpatched bugs and even add deleted content. The mass of fan patches and mods can be bewildering, so here, I’ll present the instructions to getting what I believe to be the best and purest Fallout experience.

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    • Phokal 12:15 pm on May 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Looks quite good. If you notice an update, you should edit/comment and append it here. :)

      I’ll have to use these when I play this soon. I also HAVE that picture you found. I printed it out as a test print of our Dye Sub printer one day and it’s framed. (I’ve had it since my apt on Adams St.)

    • mattlindh 11:08 am on May 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, that guy’s made two more Fallout-themed pictures. He’s pretty good.

    • Alexxarian 1:12 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome guide. Just wanted to mention that there is a new patch, 1.3.4, by TeamX, so get that one instead:



    • Jimbo 3:32 pm on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have an issue with the white label trilogy collection. It’s been a while since i abandoned fallout 2 (yes I will take the abuse) In fall out 1 my screen blacks out including the inventory bar and can only be uncovered with mouse movements like eraser in paint. I don’t remember this being a bug on the original. running on xp sp2 amd 6000 7600gt

    • phokal 3:47 pm on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Did you set them to run in Compatibility Mode?

      Right click the shortcut or exe, go to the Compatibility Tab, and set to Run as Windows 98. You may need to turn on other/different combinations of options. Possibly 95. I don’t remember off hand.

    • jim 7:54 am on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hey Jimbo, that exact same thing is happening to me, anyway around this?

      i tried what you said phokal, but still same problem.

      • phokal 10:29 am on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll be reinstalling this on Vista 64 soon. I’ll let you know more precise steps then. I just remember hitting the exact same thing. Switching around compatibility options eventually fixed it. maybe the 16bit color one?

    • Hagbard23 8:44 pm on January 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, all the links for the fallout one patches are dead, is the site down and this works usually, or are the URLs just old and the files are somewheres else or what… but they aren’t working for me i get a 404 on all of them… so hey…wtf?

    • Nick 12:33 am on February 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yes these links are now dead.

      The GSP white label 3 in 1 version contains a patch for each game – are these patches enough to complete all 3 games? E.G F2 is patched to 1.02d from the disc files. Updating F2 to 1.02e from web based patches produces error where the game no longer recognises the CD.

      Any experience of completing or patching white label 3 in 1 set appreciated.

      • phokal 7:54 pm on July 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yup. Sorry about that. I need to clean this up a bit. For now, I’ll point everyone to GoG.com, which offers a patched up and supported version of the game.

        I’ll fix these links soon.

    • Angus 11:48 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      nma-fallout.com has all the latest patches. Also, the White Label edition is the European version. If you have that one, you will also need to get the children patch.

    • Water Bear 6:36 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Step 1: Buy fallout 1,2 and tactics off steam for 19 bucks
      Step 2: Play.

    • phokal 9:02 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The fan patches actually add in a decent amount of content. They range from bug fixes, increased resolution, or cut material.

    • slx 7:21 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Sadly all of the Fallout 1 links are 404 (even the “1.3.4, by TeamX”) and the Fallout 2 “Install the engine fixes (released February 22, 2008)” is, too. :(
      Please, refresh the links!

      • terry 12:02 pm on September 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        listen i love fallout but im rubbish with a PC ive downloaded a restoration project patch and i dont know how to do anything else do i have to install it to a certain folder? do i have to extract something to a file? how do i extract? someone take pity on a technophobe fallout fan and e-mail me with instructions fallout 2 works fine just plain ignorant thanks tfo2010@hotmail.co.uk

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