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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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 ...
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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 ...