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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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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Fallout New Vegas quits to desktop with no error message

Just installed Fallout New Vegas. After some time of game play the game just quit to Desktop without any error messages. Can someone point me directions on why this is happening and how can I fix it? ...
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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. ...
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Who are the Essential NPCs in The Citadel?

So I have begun my little side quest. I enlisted Fawkes, as I happened to start it in Underworld and realize that I had good alignment before starting. Cleared that out. Started clearing Rivet City. ...
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How can you identify (or find) the body parts?

Bear with me, this one might sound a bit ... sick. Let's say you're playing Fallout 3, and you've taken the Bloody Mess perk. Then, you're surrounded by enemies. You go Rambo on them with something ...
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What's the purpose of sitting down in Fallout 3?

The Capital Wasteland is full of chairs, benches and other items that give you the option to sit down. Is there any in-game situation in which it's better to sit than to stand or crouch? For ...
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A safe way to get Rivet City Security Uniform?

In addition to collecting as many unique items as I can, late (late) in this most recent run of Fallout 3, I've been trying to get at least one sample of each kind of weapon and armor. It's not like ...
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Ramifications of mass slaughter?

OK, this is going to sound a bit… sociopathic. Or perhaps psychopathic. In any event, it's something that I'd only do playing a game — I swear! :) I will soon finish Point Lookout for ...
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How did the cap economy make it to the east coast?

My understanding of the cap economy is that it was established and maintained by the Hub in Fallout 1. Given that, canonically, how did that particular barter system become the de facto system on the ...
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How to improve animations and textures in Fallout 3 GOTY?

I am planning to restart Fallout 3 now that I bought the GOTY edition (I had previously bought and played the normal version without addons). I remember that, when I played the first time, the only ...
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Which Fallout 3 items are sought-after by NPCs?

Some of the items in Fallout 3 are special because some NPC wants to collect them. What are they? Who wants them? What are the special conditions associated with turning them in to the NPCs, if ...
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How can I get a Vault 101 Children's Jumpsuit

I'm on a mission to collect as many unique items as I can. Why? I can't say, but probably some bizarre form of OCD. Anyway, in this hunt, using the lists provided at The Vault, there is the Vault 101 ...
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About Atomic Armors in Fallout 3

How can I equip the various atomic armor in Fallout 3? I am already at level 22 but I still can't find anyone who can train me for equipping them. They are really good armors...
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What's the easiest way to kill Fawkes?

So just for fun, as I've now gotten all the level/alignment achievements, I decided to try and kill Fawkes, who's waiting in Underworld. I knew he'd be tough -- when VATS shows a mini-nuke barely ...
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What are the ramifications of clearing Fort Independence?

I wound up visiting Fort Independence last night, and Protector Casdin took the Outcast Power Armor I was wearing, leaving me essentially naked. This couldn't stand, so ... I opened fire. I lost a ...
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Staying neutral at high levels in Fallout 3

Here's the scenario: I'm going after the neutral achievements for Fallout 3. I'm currently about halfway to leveling up again -- this time to 20, which would get me the next achievement. I'm trying ...
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Where is a two-handed gun outside of Megaton?

Is there a two-handed gun outside of Megaton in Fallout 3? Where can I find one?
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Where to find a dog in Fallout 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find the pet dog in Fallout 3? I need a dog and I dont know where to find one, please help.
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If you blow up MegaTon where do you go to continue with the main quest?

In fallout 3 my first time playing it I was suppose to find information about my father at MegaTon. Well, I decided to blow up MegaTon instead. (via that one guy from Tempenny Tower). Where do I go ...
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Where can I find the strongest armor in Fallout 3?

Where can I find the strongest armor in Fallout 3?
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In which way should I approach the expansions of Fallout 3?

I finished Fallout 3 for the first time more than 1 year ago. Now I am planning to re-play it and I bought the GOTY edition that include all expansions. Can you please point me out where and how I ...
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Fallout 3 - Broken Steel - Nothing Happening

So I installed broken steel/point lookout on my xbox. Then I put in the Fallout 3 disk and selected continue from last saved game. I find myself in the rotunda about to activate the purifier. I ...
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How much alien blaster ammo is there in Fallout 3?

One of the reasons I never cared for the alien blaster (and never went after the firelance) was that the ammo and repair part supply for both seemed ... lacking. Really lacking. I don't remember any ...
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Fallout 3 Alien Weapon

I'm wondering where to find the alien weapon in fallout 3. A friend of mine played a new game and put it on very difficult and then he went to Super Duper Mart. He found some raiders, killed them and ...
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If I play Fallout 3 via Steam, will I still be able to obtain Live achievements?

Since Steam usually has it's own achievements system and there is no mention of it on the page of the game, is it still possible to obtain Live achievements, or are they not availble in the steam ...
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Are the expansions on Fallout 3 necessary for a full grasp on the story?

I finished Fallout 3 and was satisfied with the story and the way it ended, am I missing something if I don't play the multiple expansions that came out afterwards? Also, will Fallout New Vegas be ...
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Where can I find the pet dog in Fallout 3?

I know you can get a dog as a pet from a junkyard in Fallout 3. Where is the Junkyard in relation to Vault 101?
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What use does Pre-war Money have in Fallout 3?

Pre-war Money has a base value of 10 caps in Fallout 3, and a weight of 0. Obviously, it's a good thing to collect and trade in for caps. Are there any NPCs who value Pre-war Money more than the ...
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In Fallout 3 (on the Xbox 360) is there any fix for the “moving PIP-Boy” bug?

I love me some Fallout 3. In fact, it's paused as I write this. That said, there's a fairly well-known bug (definitely in the Xbox version, I don't know about the others) where the PIP-Boy display ...