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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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Nobody in Big Town

I've saved Red and Shorty, brought them back to Big Town, healed Timebomb and fixed the Sentry Bot. Then I went exploring further. After some time, when I traveled back to the city, there was the ...
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Where/how do I get a gun that uses alien ammo?

I am level fifty in Fallout 3. I was walking around the outside of Megaton when I saw this weird glow stick looking green item on the ground. I immediately drop everything (nothing) that I was doing ...
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Is there a canonical outcome of the events in the Fallout 3 ending?

In the last few quests leading up to the activation of Project Purity, the Lone Wanderer is faced with a number of decisions, but one stands out above the rest: Which of these two options ...
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Poor performance during “Who Dares Wins”

I've been playing Fallout 3 GOTY edition (via Steam). So far the game has been relatively well-behaved - good performance, and only an occasional crash (like once every 3 hours, which is something I ...
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Where can I find Moira Brown after blowing up Megaton in Fallout 3?

I heard that if you blow up Megaton with the "Atom" you can go back to the destroyed ruins and you will find Moira (Craterside Supply Owner) wandering around as a ghoul. I blew up megaton and I wait ...
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How to effectively engage enemies at medium to long range?

I have a level 10 character with high small arms and energy weapons skills, which is very effective in dealing with enemies in close to medium range - with assault rifles, laser rifle, combat shotgun ...
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What are the drawbacks, if any, of killing everyone in Paradise Falls?

I went to rescue the two kids from the slavers in Paradise Falls to get access to the vault. I didn't want to enslave anyone, so I snuck in and ended up having to kill almost everyone. There were also ...
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Red Exclamation Marks in Fallout 3 (No Mods!)

In Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition (via Steam) I have the red exclamation marks (mesh placeholders) in the Germantown police station and in the Anchorage DLC outcast base (where the outcast guys ...
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Finish side quests before or after main quest in Fallout 3?

I finally found time to play through Fallout 3 and I think I was lucky I I really only went through the main quest this time, touching just a few side quests. Now that I finished the main quest: ...
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Is there any way to limit cinematics in Fallout 3?

I love V.A.T.S. except for the cinematic part... So two ghouls attack me, racing up a long flight of stairs. I pick a headshot on the first one. The other is entirely hidden behind it so I can't ...
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Why can't we grind beyond level 20 in Fallout 3?

I'm asking because it's becoming increasingly difficult to deal with Death claws and I really want to experiment on various other perks. Does it have something to do with the story?
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Which children can the player character kill in Fallout 3?

In Fallout 3, most children (not adolescents/teens) are made unkillable in the game. Aside from modding the game or artificially ageing them with the console, which can you kill anyway? I know of two ...
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Is there an NPC who can repair to 100% in Fallout 3?

Is there an NPC someplace in Fallout 3, or the expansions, who can repair the unique items (Chinese stealth armor, etc) to 100%?
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Will listening to Galaxy Radio blow my stealth?

Or listening to any radio stations for that matter? The load-screen tips frequently mention turning off your pip-boy light, but never say a word about your radio.
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Is it possible to plays Fallout 3 like a FPS (on PC)?

Is it possible to change behaviour of Fallout 3 ? I would like to modify the the RPG combat system to play like a FPS. Is there a mod or something to do for that ?
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Fallout 3 - No Disk Inserted Error

I cannot play Fallout 3. Whenever I click either the Fallout3.exe or falloutlauncher.exe and this message appears: No disc inserted. Please insert the original "Fallout 3" CD/DVD. Please ...
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Where exactly is the Ink Container?

In Fallout 3 you need an Ink Container for a side quest. I know it's somewhere in the I'm afraid I may have already picked it up and sold it without noticing (hey, I do a little scaving). Can ...
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Loading all DLC in Fallout 3

Are there any counter indications to loading all 5 DLC packages at the start of a game? Such as map conflicts or resource hogging or general confusion?
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How does Fallout handle modded savegames after removing the mod?

If you add mods to your Fallout game and after some playing time remove the mod (deleting it from data folder), then play the game some more, will your save file still consist the progression of the ...
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Where can I find the Family?

In Fallout 3, there is a mission to Arefu, and you are supposed to locate "The Family". I've checked all of the locations and have not found them. Where are they?
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What's the purpose of the Father in Fallout 3?

I don't understand his goals or motives. Why leave the Vault like that?
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Accessing DLC in Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition (PC)

I'm having trouble accessing the DLC in Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition on PC. I completed the game and then installed the DLC from disc 2. I then re-inserted Disc 1 and loaded all of the files for ...
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What is the point of carrying all the junk that you find in Fallout 3?

I'm finally playing fallout 3 and I find myself burdened with junk. Lawnmower blades, vacuum cleaners, sensor modules, scrap metal, etc. Should I continue to carry all these? My brief survey of ...
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Fallout 3 Freezing

Can anyone tell me why Fallout 3 GOTY edition keeps freezing after playing a certain time? Already updated the video card driver. Windows updated. Using Windows XP. Display card is ATI HDI48XX series. ...
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Differences in Fallout 3 between Xbox 360 and PC

I'm finally getting around to playing Fallout 3, and I heard there were differences between the PC version and the Xbox 360 version. Half of my friends have played the Xbox 360 version, and half the ...
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Why are there no tanks in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Is there a reason why you never see any tanks in Fallout? For a civilization constantly at war and so heavy on the weapons development they seem to focus on infantry all the time. You could argue ...
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How does lock picking work in fallout 3?

Can someone explain in simple steps how to pick locks in fallout 3?
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Can we really hack each pc we come across in Fallout 3?

In Fallout 3 you can try to hack into computer terminals if you have enough science skill. If you try to hack it you get a list of words and 4 tries to choose the correct password. (rant) I noticed ...
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Stuck in Tenpenny's Tower

I went to Tenpenny's Tower and tried to use diplomacy to let the ghouls in. After several attempts I was stuck, so I decided to let them in the rough way. I opened the basement passage and went to ...
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Can I complete Head of State if I completed Take It Back! while the slaves were on their way? (Broken Steel installed)

Just before going on with the Liberty Prime attack on the purifier, I did part of the Head of State quest, killing the slavers at the Lincoln Memorial and setting the slaves from the Temple of the ...
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How do you play custom music on the radio?

How do you play custom music on the radio in Fallout 3 and/or Fallout: New Vegas?
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Does Fallout 3 (XBox Classics/Platinum Hits) contain the 5 DLC packs like the GOTY edition?

I have been looking all over the web to find out if the Xbox Classics/Platinum Hits version of the game (the one with the extra green border on the cover art) has the DLC content from the GOTY edition ...
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How to place Mirelurk Observer in Fallout 3

I am trying to complete the 2nd (I think) chapter quest for Moira's Wasteland survival book, but I am having trouble placing the observer in Mirelurk nest. I travel to the right place and locate ...
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Both Fallout 3: Game of the Year and Fallout: New Vegas crash when I try to create a new game

I have a problem with Fallout 3 GOTY and with Fallout : New Vegas, both Steam version. Fallout 3 GOTY crashes as soon as I try to create a New game, while Fallout : New Vegas crashes immediately after ...
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Is there a way to determine the power of another character in Fallout 3 (similar to borderlands)?

I'm still somewhat new to the Fallout universe, and really enjoy Fallout 3. I also recently started playing Borderlands as well. In borderlands, characters have their level when you hover over them, ...
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How many hours do I need to complete Fallout-3? [closed]

I've bought Fallout-3 second hand last year and for time reason, I've just played part of the tutorial at the beginning. How many hours do I need to enjoy and finish Fallout-3?
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Can you pickpocket a protectron to death?

If I were to pickpocket all the energy cells out of a protecton, would it run out of power and shut down?
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Make VATS the Default in Fallout 3?

Is there a way to always use VATS in Fallout 3? If I hit "V", it goes to the VATS system and then when the turn is over, it goes back to real time combat.
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What is V.A.T.S in Fallout 3?

What is V.A.T.S in Fallout 3?
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How do you tip brahmin?

Now that we've established that you can tip brahmin in New Vegas (as well as Fallout 3), how does one actually go about tipping a brahmin?
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Can you tip brahmin in New Vegas?

Apparently you could tip brahmin in Fallout 3. This is one of those few things in Fallout 3 I never thought of, and thus never tried. Rather than loading up Fallout 3 just to go brahmin-tipping, I'm ...
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What is the shop glitch in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Mentioned in this question: What are ammo boxes for? I honestly have never heard of this glitch...though I didn't spend much time going through FAQs or anything while I played through Fallout 3. I ...
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How can I reliably play Fallout 3 DLC without an Internet connection?

I just moved to a new apartment, and I popped Fallout 3 into my 360 before the cable company got around to turning my Internet service on. Before the move, when I did have an Internet connection, I ...
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Can I use Fallout 3 savegames in Fallout 3 GOTY?

I have played the boxed version of Fallout 3 without expansions at the beginning of 2009. Now I have bought the GOTY on Steam and I would like to known if it is possible import my old savegames.
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Can I play Fallout 3 without any background to the Fallout Series?

I have heard the Fallout 3 is awesome. I want to play it, but I am wondering how much background I will need? I played Daggerfall, Morrowind and Oblivion (also by Bethesda) and I think I could have ...
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Where is the light on the Pip-Boy 3000A?

The text during the loading screens talk about a light on the Pip-Boy, and tell you that having it turned on decreases your ability to sneak. Where is this light located, and how to turn it on/off. ...
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How to holster your weapon in Fallout 3?

I just noticed (during a loading screen) that is possible to holster your weapon. I've checked the keys in the option, yet i was unable find anything related. So how do you holster your weapon.
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Is the PS3 version of Fallout 3 unplayable?

I loved Fallout back in the day and I have been close to buying Fallout 3 on the PS3 for a long time. My main hangup is that I hear it is buggy as hell and almost unplayable. I really want to grab ...
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Is it possible to create the perfect Lone Wanderer?

Is it possible to create a Character in Fallout 3 that has maxed out S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (10 each) and maxed out skills (100 each)? If it is possible, what are the critical perks to get and are there ...
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Do BoS Knights/Paladins/etc. stop dropping holotags?

Under what circumstances would Brotherhood of Steel Knights, Paladins, etc. stop dropping holotags? I got on their bad side by killing the ones outside GnR Studio, but they were dropping them. ...