Fallout 3 is an action role-playing shooter released by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major game in the Fallout series. The game was released in North America on October 28, 2008, in Europe and Australia on October 30, 2008, and in the
United Kingdom and Ireland on October 31, 2008 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Fallout 3 takes place in the year 2277, 36 years after the setting of Fallout 2 and 200 years after the nuclear war between the United States and China that devastated the game’s world in an alternate post-World War II timeline. The game places the player in the role of an inhabitant of Vault 101, a survival shelter designed to protect a small number of humans from the nuclear fallout. When the player character’s father disappears under mysterious circumstances, he or she is forced to escape from the Vault and journey into the ruins of Washington D.C. to track him down. Along the way the player is assisted by a number of human survivors and must battle myriad enemies that now inhabit the area now known as the “Capital Wasteland”. The game has an attribute and combat system typical of an action strategy game but also incorporates elements of first-person shooter and survival horror games.
sometimes when you load a new area the screen gets stuck on the loading but you still play simply wait as it auto-saves THEN RELAUNCH
sometimes there’s another mouse in the middle of screen
you might get a program error
Fallout 3 has been available as a Wineskin port for over 5 years however the performance has been sub par and it hasn’t been the easiest game to install. With many advances in Wine and CrossOver source codes over the last 12 months performance has increased to a nearly native performance when played on proper hardware (2011 and above). In fact, WineHQ now has Fallout 3 rated within the top 3 Gold rated installs.
There is now a recently updated wrapper available at the Porting Team database for anyone that may be interested in playing Fallout 3 on their Mac. A concise set of installation instructions are also available at the link below and are included in an .rtf file located on the downloaded disk image.
This wrapper was tested on a 2011 MBP Core i7 @ 2.2GHz with RadeonHD 6750M, 512MB and 16GB of RAM
Fallout 3 GOTY