Developer Alexander Balatov has released a special Fallout build called Fallout Community Edition. This is an overhauled version of the game that runs on both PC and mobile platforms – for the first time without an emulator. Due to its open source code, it may support modifications.
Balatov published Build on Github and found that it requires the latest version of Fallout from GOG or Steam. On its basis there is a community edition. The assembly supports Windows, Linux and macOS.
In addition, the Fallout Community Edition can be built for Android and iOS. However, it should be borne in mind that the game was designed to be controlled with the mouse. It has many elements that require precise cursor positioning, which is impossible with fingers. Therefore, in Fallout Community Edition, when playing on a mobile device, the user moves the cursor with their fingers and not directly with the character. The developer noted that while this may seem like a bad decision at first, the controls are very convenient – you can play with just your thumb.
Alexander plans to bring some elements of Fallout 2 into Fallout that will have a positive impact on gameplay. Also, he is currently working on updating the game to version 1.2 (March 1998), which at least includes multilingualism.