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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Is it worth playing Fallout 3 again with another playstyle? [on hold]

In my last playthrough i always had good karma and didn't do evil things. But 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 ...
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How to close computer terminal with a hot key?

The only possible way to close computer terminals is to click the mouse on the red square button. How can I close it with a keyboard command? It does not need to be a mod, it can be any other way. I ...
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Can I run a Fallout mod launcher and have Steam think it's the original game executable?

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have a great modding community, but most mods require launching the game through a mod manager like Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM), or by launching the Fallout Script ...
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Do NPC's perform their daily routine while you're gone?

Let's say I decide to kill a NPC by placing a mine next to their bed so they trip it when they wake up. Now let's say I decide to leave and wander while I wait for time to pass instead of using the ...
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What's the safest way to play Fallout 3 (GOTY edition for PS3) to avoid corrupt quests? [closed]

I've just purchased a new copy of Fallout 3 (yay!). But, I'm a little worried about the bugs that may plague the game. Bethesda seems to struggle here and there with their console ports. Does anyone ...
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In Mothership Zeta, what and where are the different armor types you can acquire?

Because I have the Winterized Medic Armor, and the Samurai armor, but I feel as though I'm missing something. Confirmation would be appreciated.
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How can I automate the hacking minigame?

Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas have a hacking minigame that's basically Mastermind. You have a bunch of passwords and four tries. When you get the wrong password, you get the number of letters that ...
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Is there any way to get both sets of unique weapons the AntAgonizer and Mechanist?

In Fallout 3 there is a sidequest "The Superhuman Gambit". You have to make either the AntAgonizer or the Mechanist leave town. Each of them have a unique weapon and unique armour. I don't care ...
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Weird border while playing fullscreen

I have the following problem while playing some (Bethesda) games, if i set the game to fullscreen (non-windowed). In the upper right corner of the screen, it looks like there is the regular " ...
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What are the effects of using CompleteQuest console command to cheat completing quests?

I've got a problem with my savefiles and lost about one to two hours of gameplay. During this time I travelled to the children village little Lamplight and made my way to the vault, I think it's ...
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What settings help to reduce CPU load?

I made a topic here about why my Fallout 3 runs better on Medium settings than low. So it seems that my CPU is a bit of a bottleneck. Which settings are mainly CPU dependent so I can adjust them?
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Fallout 3 runs better on medium settings than low?

I bought a Radeon 6570 HD recently and decided to play Fallout 3. When messing with settings to get a smooth FPS I noticed that the game runs better at Medium settings than low settings, it's much ...
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Keep spawning Fire Ants AFTER completing Quest “Those!”

I'm testing out a mod that allows you to 'recruit' insects in the game. The mod works ok for the most part (sometimes the insects can't follow you through doors) but that's not why I'm here. I had ...
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Fallout Map Size in “Game Cells”

So I found the answer to this question fascinating and it got me to thinking, "I wonder how this compares to other Bethesda games...?" I've read quite a bit about the comparison being "bigger than" ...