The Fallout 2 Restoration Project
January 16, 2008 9:06 PM   Subscribe

"The purpose of this mod is to add back into the game all the content that was originally planned by the Fallout 2 devs." Over the last 2 years an industrious chap has "gone through almost all the text files and scripts and compiled a list of what appears to have been pulled from the game," in order to restore it to it's originally intended glory and now his work is complete. Enjoy.

Direct download here. Previous discussion of the Fallout series. Also, an informative interview regarding the upcoming sequel, Fallout 3.
posted by aldurtregi (18 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Only took 10 years.
posted by smackfu at 9:42 PM on January 16, 2008

Similar efforts exist for Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines (which is, IMO, one of the best games ever, being basically like a Vampire version of Deus Ex and seriously I can gush about this game for hours) and for the infamously rushed-out Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (website appears to be down).
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:53 PM on January 16, 2008

That's kind of unbelievable that I never posted in the earlier thread. I've finished fallout 2 more times than I care to admit.
posted by juv3nal at 9:54 PM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

I just started replaying it. Fantastic timing. Now someone just needs to make Kingdom o' Magic II.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 10:02 PM on January 16, 2008

Now, I just want the mac patch to exist :)

/me looks longingly at his Fallout 2 image file.
posted by ChrisR at 10:02 PM on January 16, 2008

Is it stable? Has anyone played through to the end to make sure it won't bug out?
posted by clockworkjoe at 10:45 PM on January 16, 2008

I'm pretty excited about this, but I'm not sure exactly how much content he added. Ah, who cares? Like juv3nal, I've played the Fallout games more times than I care to admit. I'll have to give this a whirl.
posted by systematic at 11:57 PM on January 16, 2008

I just recently replayed Fallout, and was planning on starting in on the sequel soon. Sounds like there may still be some bugs in this, but I might have to give it a shot.
posted by JaredSeth at 4:06 AM on January 17, 2008

Is this download the full game, or just a patch/mod to be applied to an already installed-version of Fallout 2?
posted by COBRA! at 7:18 AM on January 17, 2008

COBRA!: It's just a patch.
posted by aldurtregi at 7:33 AM on January 17, 2008

this is so badass. bully for this dude.
posted by shmegegge at 8:34 AM on January 17, 2008

Projects like this amaze me. First, someone's so dedicated to a game that he'd do it. Second, that he sticks with it for two years to release something other people can play. Third, that the game engine is flexible enough to allow this kind of manipulation and yet is transparent enough that third parties can figure it out. It's really impressive.

I sure hope the KotOR 2 restoration project succeeds. It's been 2.5 years, but they're still making so progress. That game was so great, up until the parts which were brutally cut out of it to meet the absurdly rushed schedule. My impression was that the final fights were supposed to vary wildly depending on the choices you made; I can't imagine it'd be easy to add that back in. But at least they can restore some of the lost content.
posted by Nelson at 9:22 AM on January 17, 2008

This is awesome... now I get to play the director's cut!!!!!

I think user-created content mods are going to be huge going forward... using released games as a framework for players to tell new stories and create new plots with mods and such...

Thanks for posting this
posted by illuminatus at 11:17 AM on January 17, 2008

It may be time to dig out the old CD!

I always loved using pick pocket to plant Plastic explosives on people and then...sauntering away to watch them blow up.
posted by Megafly at 11:39 AM on January 17, 2008

oh man oh man oh man oh man new fallout stuff AIEEEEEEE *collapses*
posted by tehloki at 12:48 PM on January 17, 2008

What a good excuse.
posted by ersatz at 6:47 PM on January 17, 2008

vaguely related: a policenauts translation is almost completed. its an rpg by hideo kojima ( metal gear solid ) that was only released in japan originally. it has also taken 10+ years to come around
posted by sponge at 7:15 PM on January 17, 2008

also supposedly one of the best rpg's ever, so i hear...
posted by sponge at 7:15 PM on January 17, 2008

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