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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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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 Pitt slave clothes, after already looting the slave camp

The prerequisite for starting the pitt DLC is to find pitt slave clothes. I already freed the slaves in question and looted the body in the slave pens long before I I tried to start the pitt DLC. ...
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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" ...
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When using V.A.T.S., the enemy always dies?

From what little I've read online, using V.A.T.S. I should be able to take out non-vital body-parts, like arms and legs. When I target such limbs, however, the opponent always seems to die before any ...
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Extra reload animations in Fallout 3?

Sometimes, when I reload a weapon, an extra animation occurs. For example, when reloading the Chinese Assault Rifle, occassionally the player will pull out the magazine, tap it against the side of ...
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What happens if I get addicted to whiskey in Fallout 3?

The in-game text implies that it is possible to get addicted to the various alcoholic and medical substances found in Fallout 3. I'm curious - what are the consequences of addiction and can they be ...
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Can I force a quest objective to be complete with a console command?

I am running Fallout 3 modded with the Fallout Wanderers Edition mod. Until now everything has been perfect, but when I have completed "The Waters of Life" quest until the routine maintenance part, I ...
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Can quest critical NPCs be killed during wasteland traveling?

In Fallout 3 there are some parts of some quests that involve NPCs walking with you (or leading you) through the wasteland. One example of this is traveling with your dad to Rivet City. It's one hell ...
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How to rename Dogmeat?

That poor dog has already lost his master, can he at least keep his dignity? A console command would be preferred over having to use a mod.
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How to turn off the slomo effects in Fallout 3?

I don't care too much about whether this involves disabling gore or not, but I'd like to have time-flow constant, especially as long as enemies are still around.
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Which area of the Capital Wasteland has the most Deathclaws?

As my experience level in Fallout 3 gets higher, I want to hunt a lot more deathclaws. Is there a part of the map that is just lousy with deathclaws?
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How can I get +5 to Science in Mothership Zeta?

I am currently just before the Spacewalk part of Mothship Zeta and about 2k short of leveling up. I have 10 intelligence and 70 Science. I need 75 science to hack Underwood's Safe and get the MPLX ...
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How can I stop the guards of Megaton from killing me?

I have recently started playing Fallout 3 and have just reached Megaton. When I disarmed the bomb I accidently pick-pocketed someone and now everyone keeps trying to kill me. Is there a way to pay ...
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Moving my mods to the Steam version of Fallout 3

I've been playing Fallout 3 on and off for since it came out. I saw that the GOTY edition was on sale for $5 on Steam, so I figured I'd buy it for the DLC and fact I wouldn't need the CD anymore. Now, ...
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Are Fallout 3 savegames on the PS3 compatible with the GOTY version?

This question is very similar but it's specific to the PC version: Use Fallout 3 savegames in Fallout 3 GOTY I have the original Fallout 3 disk for my PS3 and I'd like to get the GOTY version. Will ...
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I accidently made the Underworld aggro. Will they ever calm down?

In the Underworld I told Carol that I killed Gob, and the entire town went aggro on me. I left without killing anyone. Will they always attack me, or will they ever calm down? I haven't finished all ...
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Where did the Megaton crater come from?

The nuclear bomb in Megaton didn't go off. Yet the city is built in an enormous crater, far larger than any conventional weapon I'm aware of can make. (In fact, I don't think the depth of the crater ...
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Do you lose your stuff when you go to point lookout

If I play Point Lookout will all of my stuff (weapons, armor, followers, stimpaks, caps) come with me or do they stay in the Capital Wasteland? I have a bunch of awesome equipment, two companions, and ...
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Mothership Zeta - Missing Follower

I just got the Game of the Year Edition of Fallout. I started MOTHERSHIP ZETA with CHARON as a follower, but he didn't join me. He's carrying a lot of my stuff and he's good backup. Will I get him ...