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  • Van Buren Playable Demo

    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35970
    You didn't think we were done, did you?

    No Mutants Allowed is proud to present Black Isle Studio's Van Buren tech demo (Van Buren is BIS' cancelled Fallout 3 project), you can download it via our fileserver.

    A few very basic notes:
    1. Installation is basically unpacking the RAR file and clicking .exe. There is some waiting time the first time you load it.
    2. Don't forget that this is a pre-alpha tech demo from 2003: the combat is pretty much unimplemented (sucky realtime only), the graphics are really basic. Also, most people will want to change the resolution, which can be done after the first time you run it. See instructions here
    3. The file is a whopping 241 MB, but don't be disappointed that it doesn't offer a full night's worth of gameplay (though in true Fallout style, it offers a lot of different paths to victory).
    4. Also in true Fallout style, the demo is very, very buggy. Expect frequent crashes.

    Since this is probably the last time we will be posting on Van Buren, let me take this opportunity to send out a thank-you to the Van Buren staff and everyone who ever worked for Black Isle Studios. Gentlemen (and ladies); it was an honour and a privilege to watch you work and a pleasure to play your games. We salute you.

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    Coolness though its a sad end for something that may have turned out groovy.
    The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung

    Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sarte

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    • #3
      Kick f#$kin' ass!

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      • #4
        By the way if you noticed the gameinformer article on the news page I'm Wolfblade
        The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung

        Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sarte

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        • #5
          I didn't like the fact the the executable requested access to IT protocols.

          Demo deleted... virus scanner running.

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          • #6
            Umm...Bethesda cancelled Fallout 3? Never realised that they did so. Ah well, about time they stopped picking up other folks' projects and get back to the Elder Scrolls. And back to the Original stuff too, like Daggerfall and Morrowind, not Oblivion.

            *colorfully curses teh "mainstream gamer"*

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            • #7
              No, Black Isle Studios (BIS) cancelled their plans to develop Fallout 3. They sold the rights to Bethesda, who is now developing it:

              http://fallout.bethsoft.com/

              The "VanBuren" demo is what BIS was working on when it got canned. As far as I know, there is not yet a demo released for Bethesda's version.
              "I am not an atomic playboy."
              Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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              • #8
                Oh, that was Black Isle?

                I assumed you referred to Bethesda since they occasionally go by "Bethesda Interactive Studios" in some of their products, Morrowind in particular I believe. And to think you got my hopes up!

                Upon rereading it, I shoulda looked at the post a bit more carefully: it does mention Black Isle up in the original post.

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