did NOT use any of the arts used in previous Fallout
games. Interplay was unable to retrieve the archive of previous art on the backup tape. This caused quite a bit of problems for the developer as extra artists had to be hired to redo all the art from scratch.
Following the tradition of "fatal bugs" that have plagued the Fallout
series and which prompt you to get a patch right from the start, Fallout Tactics
was initially released with some corrupt files in a batch of "bad" CDs that make it literally impossible to play. The only fix for this is to download a 85MB file from the Interplay's FT:BOS
site and replace it following a series of precise instructions. That is in addition to the regular bug patches.
MicroForte was contracted by 14 Degrees East to do Fallout Tactics
. They caught Interplay's attention when they demoed a game featuring their isometric game engine. Interplay didn't like the game, but liked the engine well enough they suggested MicroForte to do Fallout Tactics
There are four different endings, depending on your final choices. Destroy, send someone else, or submit? The last depends on how much karma you got.
had a special bonus mission CD that was available only by pre-ordering the game from Interplay or certain outlets (Amazon, etc).
In the German version all blood and death animations were removed.
In December 2013, Fallout
, Fallout 2
and Fallout Tactics
were given away for free on the download distribution platform GOG
. This was the last month Interplay
had the distribution rights for the games before they went to Bethesda
. The games were pulled from GOG on January 01, 2014.
If you try playing Fallout Tactics
with Photoshop running, you'll be told Fallout Tactics
cannot run "due to Photoshop's evil presence."
The "stinky meat platter" you find in various places throughout the game is probably a nod to Mahlon Smith's "StinkyMeat Project". As of 2001 it was available at http://www.thespark.com/science/stinkymeat/
Information also contributed by
Kyle Levesque and
- The game has many pop-culture references that mentions everything from Diablo (the game) and Everquest (the game) to the movies The Terminator, Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, The Space Race, Pitch Black (the character Riddick makes an appearance) and plenty of things in between.
- Morte from Planescape: Torment, does a little cameo in a special encounter. As you can see in the screenshots section.