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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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 " windows-...
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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 ...
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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 ...