Bethesda announced today on its blog that it has resolved publishing issues and put the classic Fallout games back on Steam. Early this year, the games were removed from all digital distribution platforms (including Steam and GOG.com) after the rights to the games transitioned to Bethesda. According to the company, it needed to "remove existing publisher info, legal text, etc."
With their return to Steam, minor changes have been made to the original games. Saves now have Steam Cloud support, and Fallout 1 and 2 have "default" and "classic" modes. Default mode allows for high resolutions and classic is the unmodified, original game. Fallout Tactics is unmodified, but its multiplayer is still supported via direct connection. Tactics cannot run on Windows 8.
Each game costs $10 individually and a bundle of all three costs $20. There is no word yet on if the games are returning to GOG.com. If you already own the games, they're still in your digital library. There's no need to buy them again.
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