Daily Downloads 5/4: Van Buren Tech Demo

2003 tech demo of Black Isle's vision of Fallout 3 available, joined by demo for Call of Heroes and patch for Medieval II.

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Fallout fans will still have to wait until June 5 to see what the real Fallout 3 will be. But for those who wish to see what it could have been, the tech demo for the game that was Fallout 3 is now available. Black Isle's project, code named "Van Buren," is ready to download through GameSpot. DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that his tech demo was in an early prealpha stage and is not in any way associated with the actual Fallout 3 being developed by Bethesda Softworks.

Also new to download are a slew of patches: Heroes of Might and Magic V, Dominions 3: The Awakening, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Medieval II: Total War, Conquer Online, Anarchy Online, DEFCON: Everybody Dies, and Devil May Cry 3 all received the upgrade treatment, while RollerCoaster Tycoon II got a new mod, Elebits and Halo 3 got new wallpaper packs, and the free top-down multiplayer shooter Bloodmasters was released.

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Discussion

20 comments
maisern
maisern

Demo sucked, but the game has(had) a lot of potential. I am dissapointing anyhow. Lets see what the beth version of the game is worth...

skitchrick
skitchrick

This thing keeps freezing my entire machine when the first enemy attacks. Must those amazing graphics..... not. And why does it NEED to have internet access to run? I'm not impressed.

peganian
peganian

This demo sux bigtime, DON'T DOWNLOAD IT! you'll be very disappointed!

fastpunk
fastpunk

Woah, cool! I think I'm going to try the F3 tech demo. I'm curious how far Black Isle got with development.

subtec
subtec

I was really looking forward to this being released, but it's cool to see the tech demo at least

zpops
zpops

The guys at No Mutants Allowed worked very hard to get the Van buren demo released, and asked that noone mirror the download. How dare you post it without even crediting them? You're losing what little credibility you ever had in the hardcore community.

DeathmageMokey
DeathmageMokey

Interesting.... They had tons of typos in that article.

loneraver1
loneraver1

well in dutch that code name means "from/of neighbors"

vaejas
vaejas

Oh boy, Elebit wallpaper. Now for some photoshop magic with da Cheef!

Aenisha
Aenisha

Uh.. nothing like full on nudity in a demo ;) Choose 'female' as your character..

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

The pink water in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is awesome. Especially great when you're creating a "candy" themed park.

zsc4
zsc4

I might get that DMC patch.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@laura... it looks much like Fallout 2. I very much doubt Bethesda left it looking like that. EDIT: lol, they're STILL patching Anarchy Online? I would've figured everybody would've learned from that mistake by now.

laurajordan
laurajordan

I wonder if that tech demo is worth investigating...