Showing posts with label PC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PC. Show all posts

July 14, 2016

Get Fallout Shelter on PC Today!



Instead of playing Fallout Shelter on PC via Android emulator, you can now get the official version for PC! The Fallout Shelter PC version and the big mobile update were announced earlier this year, at E3, during the publisher's briefing.

So, Fallout Shelter has finally arrived on PC. All you need is Bethesda.Net Launcher. From there, you need to create a Bethesda.net account (if you don't have one already). Once you logged in, two programs are available from the top left of the launcher; the Fallout 4 Creation Kit, and, just below it -- Fallout Shelter. Don't mind my screenshot, showing three programs.


Fallout Shelter Minimum PC System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9550 @2.83GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GHz / RADEON HD 6970 1GHz
RAM: 2 GB
HDD: 2 GB
OS: Win 7 64-bit

Although, the minimum PC specs are as provided above, Fallout Shelter PC version works just fine on some older dual core PCs (I.e. AMD E-300 dual-core @ 1.3 GHz). If you have an old Win 7 64-bit PC, be sure to give Fallout Shelter a try. As our Facebook page fan, Kenny Eisenhower would say -- No lag whatsoever. Thanks for this useful information Kenny, I'm sure many will appreciate it.

Fallout Shelter PC version is a free game that also offers microtransactions.

If you want to know more about Fallout Shelter, check our Fallout Shelter portal.

*UPDATE: you can use your save from Android version of Fallout Shelter. Copy the .sav file from Internal Storage/Android/com.bethsoft.falloutshelter/file/ to My Document/My Games/Fallout Shelter. Thanks to Ananda Krishna, our Facebook page fan for sharing this useful information.

See the first five minutes of Fallout Shelter gameplay on PC;

April 08, 2016

Ultimate Fallout 4 PC Tweak Guide



If you want pure 60 FPS on your not-so-mainstream PC, this guide may come in handy. A Reddit user tiltilltells made a useful tweak guide on how to make your Fallout 4 run a steady 60 FPS based on his PC build which is pretty much solid; AMD FX-8350 @ 4.2 GHz, EVGA GTX 770 4GB, 8 GB RAM, on the 1080p 60Hz monitor.

To put it in tiltilltrlls' words; "After making the described changes, my game experience has been infinitely better. Buttery smooth 60 FPS. No micro stutter. Nice FOV. Life's good".

There are a couple of things you will have to do in order to improve overall Fallout 4's performance, like making changes in Fallout 4 Launcher Settings, Fallout4.ini, and Fallout4Prefs.ini changes. So let's get down with it.

Modded Fallout 4, image courtesy of Vault-Tec Inc.

Fallout 4 Launcher Settings


The settings described below may or may not be the best possible settings for your rig and are subject to taste. Shadow Distance and Godrays Quality, are absolute FPS killers for most machines, so turn these down to Medium and Low respectively. You will notice a slight difference in image quality as far as shadows go, but it was well worth the ~15 frames.

August 19, 2015

Let's Talk About Fallout Shelter



Oh hello there. Sorry if I seem a bit distracted. I'm just.... OH WAIT, THERE'S A FIRE IN MY PURIFIER AGAIN! So sorry about this. I've just been playing Fallout Shelter. A lot. Like, a dangerous amount of time. I'm pretty sure I haven't left the house in at least a week. Or was that a month? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Fallout Shelter is the Fallout game nobody knew they wanted until it was actually made and handed to us on day one of E3 by the mighty Todd Howard. Let's talk about it!



Fallout Shelter is not like any other Fallout game.


Rather it is a simple management simulator. Instead of the usual exploration, combat, and interactions with a fabulous and imaginative post apocalypse, Fallout Shelter takes place in a single place: One of the Vaults. Sounds boring, doesn't it? The hook is that the Vault is actually YOUR Vault. Yes, my friends, Fallout Shelter thrusts players into the role of Overseer of an entire Vault. You are given (almost) free reign in construction, placement, and acceptance of Dwellers into your Vault, giving them jobs and even sending them out into the Wasteland. Accomplishing certain tasks will grant you currency with which you may expand the Vault further and further underground and upgrade your facilities. But this game is inherently deceptive; It looks like a little innocent mobile game, but in reality this thing is pure evil. And I'm not just talking about its ability to consume entire hours of your time.


For starters, you can't do anything you want, truly. The Vault needs to follow a certain layout or it's doomed to fail. Within this layout, you need to make sure there are rooms for gather the three core resources of water, energy, and food. Get too little electricity and other rooms lose power, becoming useless. Lose food, and your dwellers start to starve to death. Running out of water is easily the worst of them, as your Dwellers are forced to drink irradiated slop, and I don't think I should have to tell why that's bad. So you need to strike a balance between these three things, managing your population and allocating individuals with the right SPECIAL stats to the right stations to maximize efficiency. But then there's also the danger of Raiders, so you're going to need weapons. The only reliable way to get weapons is to send people out into the Wasteland, but without weapons in the first place there's a really good chance they'll die. Good SPECIAL stats help in this regard, but until you can build training rooms, the chances you'll get a real good Dweller are entirely on the Lunchboxes.

The Lunchboxes are the game's form of premium currency. While you can earn Lunchboxes occasionally by completing challenges, Lunchboxes can be purchased with real money. And the rewards you get from Lunchboxes are utterly tantalizing. First Lunchbox I ever opened had A STAR PALADIN CROSS AND A FAT MAN. I'm not saying the game is Pay2Win, and there's not like something you can pay for to increase your chances of success in finding stuff or reduce the time it takes for dwellers to complete tasks, but the temptation is still there, regardless. I for one have avoided the temptation so far, but who knows for how long? I might just go for it now that my Vault has been wiped out for the third damn time.


And that's what it really comes down too. This game is deceptively brutal. The Vault will randomly run into issues; If you're lucky, it will be an easily manageable low damage fire. Strangely, a fire is absolutely nothing compared to RADROACHES. Yes, radroaches. The weakest enemy in Fallout's history, and still technically the weakest here, are absolute bastards who will tear apart your young inexperienced Dwellers like they were Cazadores. At first it's not so bad, but the infestations scale with your population and room numbers, so if you're particularly unlucky, the Radroaches will strike in a room that has nobody with guns in it and you'll need to quickly and carefully shift everybody around to deal with the problem. Because if you don't contain the Radroaches to one room, they start to multiply exponentially in ALL YOUR OTHER ROOMS. I lost a Vault this way. TO RADROACHES. My next Vault got utterly wiped out by a glitch. all the Molerats but one got killed... And it just wouldn't die. So it kept multiplying. It is actually because of that damn Molerat that I am free from Fallout Shelter long enough to write this damn review.

In conclusion, I believe Fallout Shelter is an excellent Fallout flavored waiting tool for Fallout 4. However, I also maintain that it is not for people that don't like being leashed to the damn thing. Fallout Shelter is effectively Fallout Tamagotchis (Does anyone remember Tamagotchis?); You become obsessed, hard-wired, to constantly inspect and maintain the Vault, even when there's nothing at all to do. Play at your own risk, people. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go for a walk... With my phone.

See how-to Play Fallout Shelter on PC and MAC! You can see how it all looks below - the preview video of Fallout Shelter on PC




Article by Henry Lombardi
See previous Let's Talk About Fallout by Henry: Let's Talk About Fallout 4's Trailer



August 15, 2015

Play Fallout Shelter on Your PC and MAC



How?! Simple. Very simple actually. With emulator. Why?! Well, if you're one of the unlucky ones that are unable to play Fallout Shelter because of various reasons, such are; Windows phone, iOS and / or Android device that doesn't fit the minimum app requirements, to save phone battery, or you simply want to play on your 4k big screen.

Since you don't want to mess with just any emulator that "emulates" the Android platform on your PC, there is this one that I highly recommend...



BlueStacks


Of course, the answer to all your problems is the #1 Android Emulator - BlueStacks. BlueStacks is the Android Platform Emulator, which means that it kind of emulate the Android OS, but only for the gaming (app) part. And yes, you can download and play the most mobile apps and games that exist at the Google Play Store.

How-to


As I mentioned above, it's very simple; firstly - download and install BlueStacks Android Emulator, then create a Google account if you don't have one already. Use your Google account with Google Play Store in BlueStacks, and you're all set to download the one and only - Fallout Shelter!


Links (needed in order to play Fallout Shelter on PC and MAC):

You can see how it all looks below - the preview video of Fallout Shelter on PC



Check out Fallout 4 Collectibles and Other Cool Deals from Amazon, and also our Fallout Shelter Portal and have fun!


October 24, 2014

Vault Boy - a Fallout inspired PC Build




Another unique piece of work is done by a Fallout fan, and this time, it is a custom PC build simply called the Vault Boy. Alex, the student from Gold Coast, Australia who describes himself as a gamer who also loves PC building, created a post (build log) on overclock.net, with a detailed procedure of his build, with more than 340 photos in the gallery.

Alex described the purpose of this build as an HTPC / Steam Box rig, but also because he just wanted to do some case modding for the first time. Since Fallout 3 is Alex's all time favorite game, and he just wanted something different, he went with a Fallout theme, mostly with the vault boy.

BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White PC Case
BitFenix Prodigy PC Case - Start

Specifications

What has started as just a case modding project, has turned into an actual PC build;

Main configuration:
  • Case - Modded Bitfenix Prodigy
  • Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
  • CPU - Intel i5 3570K
  • GPU - Asus R9 290
  • RAM - 2 x 4GB G.Skill Rip-Jaws 1600Mhz
  • SSD - Crucial MX100 256GB
  • PSU - Silverstone Strider 550W Gold ST55F-G

Accessories:
  • Radiators - Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper ST30 280mm, Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper XT45 240mm
  • Fans - 2 x Cougar CFD 120mm Blue LED fans, 2 x Cougar CFD 140mm Blue LED fans
  • Pumps - Dual DDC Pumps with Watercool Heatkiller Dual DDC Pump Top
  • Reservoir - Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Full Acrylic
  • Fittings - Various Bitspower Enhance Black Sparkle Fittings + Extensions
  • Tubing - EK 12mm Hardline / Rigid Tubing
  • CPU Block - EK-Supremacy EVO Clean CSQ Nickel Plexi - Painted Blue
  • GPU Block - EK-FC R9-290 Nickel Plexi
  • RAM Block - EK-RAM Monarch X2 Nickel Plexi, EK-RAM Monarch Modules
  • Coolant - Mayhems Pastel Sunset Yellow

Other:
  • Cables - IceModz Paracord Individually Sleeved Custom Length Cables Blue & Yellow
  • Lighting - 3 x White 5.5" DarkSide Connect LED strips from DazMode

Mods:
  • Blue and yellow custom painting: entire case,various grills, original Bitfenix case badge, SSD, radiators, EK Monarch RAM modules, EK Supremacy EVO
  • Fitted 280mm radiator in the top with the Koolance shroud.
  • Fully custom 10mm clear acrylic front panel with 240mm radiator fitted.
  • Acrylic floor mod
  • Dual DDC pumps mounted to the floor
  • Custom case feet
  • PSU side covers
  • Repositioned power/reset switch to the back
  • Fully custom 2mm clear acrylic side panels
  • Some 3M carbon fiber vinyl applied to various parts
  • Aluminum cover for motherboard rear I/O
  • Lit up acrylic motherboard tray
  • Custom Vault-Tec vinyl stickers
  • And - Strength Vault Boy Bobblehead from Bethesda

Moded BitFenix Prodigy PC Case
Finish - Fully modded PC Rig "Vault Boy"

Not bad at all for the first mod project, don't you think? I would highly recommend you to check the entire photo gallery of this project if you're interested more about the whole process. Also, send us a message via Contact Form below, with your Fallout themed creation (Game mod, props, a brand new game inspired by Fallout -- anything goes as long as it is original and yours), for a bigger exposure to the Fans.

Check also: 10 Amazing Fallout-themed Real Life things


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