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 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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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?