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Forum:Blacking screens in F1.

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Recently, I've been having trouble with F1. Sometimes, completely random, my screen blacks out. And I must wave my mouse around the screen so clear the black screen. Any fixes or just a bug?--Mastererium 12:43, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Anytime that happens, just press "C" to bring up the character screen. When you exit back to the game, it will be back to normal. Hal10k (Leonard Bernstein!) 22:14, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
Alright thanks.--Mastererium 22:49, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
Also make sure you're using the high resolution patch by Mash and Fallout Patch v1.3.5 by TeamX. These patches fix most problems on modern machines. --   ryzawy  (talk)   23:08, February 14, 2011 (UTC)
I've not altered my game in any way since I've bought it. I am using a High Res monitor though. I just don't feel very safe downloading patches and stuff for games.--MetallicaFTW. 11:40, February 27, 2011 (UTC)

SergeantDornan: I don't have Fallout 1, but that happens to me with Fallout 2. It happens at the damndest times too. It's a good thing these games combat are turn based, that's for sure! Good advice on the character window, I never tried that. I've always just waved my mouse around to clear it, LOL.

21:29, May 10, 2011 (UTC)~Problem: Screen Blacks-out Solution: -The reason can also be in video-card, so try to install newer drivers. Also, it may be that newer drivers aren't compatible with old games, so also installing older drivers may help -Try to change you computers resolution to lower -If playing under Win XP with several users, it seems that the game may not work but with one user -It may also be that there is other program running at background, messing things up. But it's hard to say what the program is. -Azurial found out new way to fix this problem (Thanx!! )


Originally Posted by Azurial Fix: Right click your desktop, and select properties. From that click on Settings, select 16bit as the color quality. Change the resolution to 800x600 - not everyone will need to change the resolution. Apply the changes and exit out of the program.

Right click the Fallout icon, and select properties. Click on the Compatibility tab, and check the Compatibility mode box. Under the section where it says Display settings check the "Run in 256 colors" and "Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution" boxes. Next click Apply then Ok to apply the changes, and exit out of the program.

Next click start, and the click run. Type in msconfig and hit enter. At the top there are several tabs. Click the right-most one marked "Startup". There is a buttom marked "Disable All" located on the bottom-right just above the button marked "Help". Click on "Disable All" then "Apply" and "Ok". You will need to restart your computer.