Fallout 3 is a First Person Role Playing game set in the year 2277 in the irradiated wastelands of Washington DC, following a Nuclear Holocaust. It was released by Bethesda Studios in 2008.

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FO3 - How to complete Anchorage DLC using cheats?

I am currently on the Paving the Way Quest, but I just want to complete it using cheats. I have tried the following: a) completes all objectives: CompleteAllObjectives 050009c0 b) completes the ...
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Trying to redeem my Fallout 3 code but getting a Xbos-0x80153016 error

When I go to the http://xbox.com/redeemcode page and try to redeem the Fallout 3 code that came with my copy of Fallout 4 I just get an error code. Xbos-0x80153016 Unfortunately there is no ...
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Why can't I install Fallout 3 for my Xbox One [duplicate]

Since backwards compatibility is now available to everyone, I have wanted to play Fallout 3 on my Xbox One. I tried downloading it from the store, but it said "bundle only." When I went to bundle ...
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Can I settle at the Tenpenny Tower without destroying Megaton?

I am curious if I could settle at the Tenpenny Tower without blowing up the Megaton bomb and becoming evil (and if this is possible even after I disarm the bomb and fail the Mr Burk's quest to ...
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Fallout 3 GNR broadcasts file locations

So i was wondering; where are the files for the Galaxy News Radio broadcasts located? Im trying to put most of them together as one file, and maybe do some stuff with it or just upload it to some ...
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When do I get experience while fighting with companions?

I am currently traveling with Fawkes and Dogmeat and sometimes, when killing enemies, I do not get experience points. I am assuming that I need to inflict a certain percentage of the damage to get the ...
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Are there any advantages to sleeping longer?

In Fallout 3, sleeping in your own bed for just one hour gives you a well rested bonus and heals you. Is there any benefit to sleeping for longer (like having the well rested bonus for more hours)?
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Why do cars go nuclear when I shoot at them?

I've been playing a bunch of Fallout 3 lately to prepare for Fallout IV, and one thing I noticed is that when I shoot cars with my Chinese Assault Rifle that was modded in with mega damage, they ...
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Does Harkness ever use an Infiltrator?

I got Harkness in a lunch box in my Fallout Shelter game. He came with an infiltrator, not a sick plasma rifle like the one he's known for. This seems odd. Is there any association between Harkness ...
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How can i find out how many more bottles of Nuka-Cola Quantum I need to donate?

I'm working on the Nuka-Cola Challenge, but as the bottles are few and far between I don't know how to keep track of how many I've already donated, or how many more I need to find. When I donate ...
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Fallout 3 crashes when updated to version 1.7?

When I install Fallout 3 and play it as it is, the game is alright, but when patch it to 1.7, I can't play it anymore. Here is the message box: fallout3.exe ordinal not found. The ordinal ...
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How to force Sudden-Death Overtime gang to appear?

I'm playing Fallout 3 and I've started the Nuka Cola Challenge quest and was told a gang of hockey fans would appear during this quest at Red Racer Factory. I visited the factory before and after ...
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How to trigger this quest in Fallout 3?

I was playing the other day and I was west of Megaton, ahead of where the road splits into two, below a cliff I encountered 3 nonhostile wastelanders, upon talking to them, they mentioned about going ...
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Do karma and your choices really change the way Fallout 3 is played?

In my last playthrough I always had good karma and didn't do evil things. I'm not sure if it's worth to play again just to be really evil. Do karma and your choices really change the way playing ...
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Can I launch Fallout: New Vegas via Fallout 3's launcher on Steam?

I have Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3 on steam and I want to try TTW mod (F3 into new vegas)That mod is for Fallout: New Vegas and I would like to know if there is any way to start falloutnv.exe ...
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Fallout 3 - GOTY get CD key from steam for windows live / change lanugage [duplicate]

I have Fallout3-GOTY (steam-app #22370) and wish to change the game's language from german to english. My steam-account is configured in english and steam correctly downloads the game in english. When ...
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How can I skip past the explosive charges part of 'The Local Flavour' in Fallout 3: Point Lookout?

For The Local Flavor quest of Point Lookout, the first explosive barrel did not spawn correctly, so I can't cover the breach. Is there any command to skip past this part or another way to fix the ...
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Should Three-Dog already be dead when I go to see him?

I've been playing Fallout 3 for a little bit now, and I got to the point where I have to meet Three Dog, so I go to his room and he's dead. What do I do now? Is this normal? By the way, I'm on PC, ...
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Can my save data carry over from GFWL to the Xbox 360?

If I played GTA IV/Fallout 3 on my PC with my Xbox Live account, can I buy GTA IV/Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 and play on the same account, will I have my save data? (No mods)
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How do I change the language of the German version of Fallout 3 to English?

I have Fallout 3 GOTY on Steam and it's in German. Low-violence version doesn't bother me, but the fact that I can't change the game's language to English. I want to play the game as it was intended ...
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How do I repair my weapons and armor?

In both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, how can I repair my weapons and armor?
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Is there clean water for sale in Megaton?

I'm new to Fallout 3, and on arriving at Megaton, talked to a beggar outside asking for clean water, which I didn't have (only slightly radioactive). He said they had clean water for sale in Megaton. ...
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Paving The Way Won't Complete

So I've been doing the Operation: Anchorage DLC for Fallout 3 and was on the quest Paving the Way. I attacked the Chinese Listeing Post, cleared it out, checked every corner (pressing V everywhere ...
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Fallout 3 never launches

I am unable to start Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition from Steam. I click to play the game in Steam, the launcher opens and I click play. Nothing happens. My steam status goes back to "Online" ...
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Why is the Repellant Stick exploding other creatures?

Playing Fallout 3 after finally getting around to buying it and I've gotten the repellant stick. Then I go to do the Robco mission, which is just filled with things to hit the with a stick, and every ...
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How do I force-skip Unsafe Working Conditions?

I'm playing Fallout 3 and I'm at the part of Unsafe Working Conditions where you have to listen to Ashur's speech, but he's not talking and it won't let me pass, and I have no clue how to help, do you ...
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Is it possible to do The Pitt without a slave outfit?

I found the slave camp before I found The Pitt guy. I killed the slavers, freed the slaves, talked to The Pitt guy and didn't choose the right dialog options. Then went back to Megaton to do a whole ...
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Merchant with most caps in Fallout 3

I'm trying to sell all of the plasma rifles I got from doing Broken Steel, but they sell for over 1600 caps, and I can't find any traders that have that many. So who are the richest merchants to go ...
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Places to avoid in Fallout 3 as a beginner

I got Fallout 3 for Christmas and I have found Megaton and TenPenny Tower. I noticed that with the weapons I have I am always searching for ammo and dying a lot. So are the any places I should avoid ...
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Are the radio towers good for anything?

Wandering around the wasteland there are several radio towers that can be activated. Does anyone know what the purpose of these is? I played Fallout 3 (German version) a lot and never found anything ...
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How do you increase RAM use for Fallout 3

Whilst playing Fallout 3 with mods my game appears to crash more then it normally would do, I have checked to see that they are not conflicting mods to make sure that is not the cause of the problem ...
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How can I disable the pawn shop alarm in Fallout 3: DC Interiors Mod?

I've been playing around with the DC Interiors Mod for Fallout 3, and it's generally great - except I can't figure out how to turn off the alarm in the Pawn Shop near Northwest Seneca Station. I've ...
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Is a charismatic build really worth it?

I've built a highly intelligent, highly charasmatic but otherwise useless character in Fallout NW. I'm about 1/4 through the main quest...at Novac, with a few dozen side quests, and I have yet to ...
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Can I install Fallout 3 GOTY DLC to a USB drive?

I bought Fallout 3 GOTY and I unfortunately have the 4GB Xbox 360 without a hard drive. So what I thought might work is this: I take a USB and my game to a friends house who has a hard drive. So I ...
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I killed Amata's father and now she won't talk to me

When you are escaping the vault in the beginning, I need to recover the password to open the secret tunnel. On my way to the Overseer's office, I came across a room where my friend, Amata, was being ...
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How can I get the Mechanist's suit back?

Short story, I sold the Mechanist's armor to a caravan and then entered the Ant-agonizer's lair. Can I get it back? Long story, I was scavenging when I came to the town where those to guys whose ...
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Are Mirelurks intelligent?

During the Wasteland Survival Guide quest chain, Moira Brown wonders whether Mirelurks are intelligent beings (have higher thought processes, society, culture, and so on). But after you place the ...
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Fallout 3 stops responding to input with audio enabled in Windows 8.1

When playing Fallout 3, after about 5 minutes the mouse/keyboard stops responding to input, but the game is still running. If I disable the audio output using bEnableAudio=0 the game runs fine, albeit ...
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Do food items have any point in Fallout?

There are so many food items in the game, but they all only add 1 or 2 HP plus Rads. Is there any reason to use them? Seems the same with healing powder. And why do they 'wear off' after a while?
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Fallout 3 GOTY edition doesn't start

I can start the launcher, but when I press play the game closes instead of running. Any one have an idea what the problem might be or away around it? Or any idea for something I can try would be ...
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Xbox 360 DLC doesn't recognize USB?

I have an xbox 360 which I did not buy with a hard drive. I played Skyrim, and then when I wanted the DLCs, I had bought a 32GB USB to use. My problem is that I just bought Fallout 3 Game of the Year ...
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Mouse sensitivity in Fallout 3 menus too high

I'm trying to lower the mouse sensitivity in Fallout 3 to an acceptable level. I have done the following changes to my fallout.ini file: ForegroundMouseAccelBase=0 fForegroundMouseAccelTop=0 ...
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Fallout 3 Tank Build Tips and Explanation

My wife and I have recently come back to Fallout 3 after doing New Vegas and taking a break from the wastes for some GTAV. On our previous run, we focused on mainly well-rounded, with a little more ...
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Where to find the violin for Agatha's Song in Vault 92?

I have explored all of Vault 92 running in circles yet I am unable to locate the violin. Where to find it?
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In Mothership Zeta: How to destroy the generators in the Cryo Lab in Among the Stars?

I am stuck in the Cryo Lab in. The quest marker points there, yet there is nothing to interact with. All I see is a door I am unable to pick as it requires a key. How to continue?
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How to get The Pitt slave clothes, after already looting the slave camp [duplicate]

The prerequisite for starting The Pitt DLC is to find slave clothes. I already freed the slaves in question and looted the body in the slave pens long before I tried to start The Pitt DLC. This means ...
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Paladin Hoss is dead. Now what?

In Fallout 3 I met Paladin Hoss and another guy fighting super mutants, and they recruited me to follow them in finding their teammate. But after a minute or so, he got blasted and died by one of the ...
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How to patch to version 1.7

I just installed Fallout 3 on my computer. My OS is Windows 7 Home edition. The Fallout 3 installation is on another SSD (not the one with Windows on it) I download the 1.7 Patch from the official ...
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Do disintegrated enemies respawn?

I noticed that some goo puddles seem to be permanent in my games, and that some powder gangers I turned to goo many levels ago haven't respawned.
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Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas: major mouse issues

Alright, so for the last 2 days I've been trying to figure out how to solve this issue with Skyrim, Fallout 3, and New Vegas. When starting Skyrim, my mouse responds fine, but my windows cursor ...