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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Xbox 360 DLC doesn't recognize USB?

I have an xbox 360 which I did not buy with a hard drive. I played Skyrim, and then when I wanted the DLCs, I had bought a 32GB USB to use. My problem is that I just bought Fallout 3 Game of the Year ...
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Is it worth playing Fallout 3 again with another playstyle? [on hold]

In my last playthrough i always had good karma and didn't do evil things. But i'm not sure if it's worth to play again just to be really evil. Do karma and your choices really change the way playing ...
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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 ...
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Can I launch Fallout: New Vegas via Fallout 3's launcher on Steam?

I have Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3 on steam and I want to try TTW mod (F3 into new vegas)That mod is for Fallout: New Vegas and I would like to know if there is any way to start falloutnv.exe ...
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How do I change the language of the German version of Fallout 3 to English?

I have Fallout 3 GOTY on Steam and it's in German. Low-violence version doesn't bother me, but the fact that I can't change the game's language to English. I want to play the game as it was intended ...
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Fallout 3 - GOTY get CD key from steam for windows live / change lanugage [duplicate]

I have Fallout3-GOTY (steam-app #22370) and wish to change the game's language from german to english. My steam-account is configured in english and steam correctly downloads the game in english. When ...
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How can I skip past the explosive charges part of 'The Local Flavour' in Fallout 3: Point Lookout?

For The Local Flavor quest of Point Lookout, the first explosive barrel did not spawn correctly, so I can't cover the breach. Is there any command to skip past this part or another way to fix the ...
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How to get The Pitt slave clothes, after already looting the slave camp [duplicate]

The prerequisite for starting The Pitt DLC is to find slave clothes. I already freed the slaves in question and looted the body in the slave pens long before I tried to start The Pitt DLC. This means ...
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Is it possible to do The Pitt without a slave outfit?

I found the slave camp before I found The Pitt guy. I killed the slavers, freed the slaves, talked to The Pitt guy and didn't choose the right dialog options. Then went back to Megaton to do a whole ...
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Should Three-Dog already be dead when I go to see him?

I've been playing Fallout 3 for a little bit now, and I got to the point where I have to meet Three Dog, so I go to his room and he's dead. What do I do now? Is this normal? By the way, I'm on PC, ...
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Can my save data carry over from GFWL to the Xbox 360?

If I played GTA IV/Fallout 3 on my PC with my Xbox Live account, can I buy GTA IV/Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 and play on the same account, will I have my save data? (No mods)
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How do I force-skip Unsafe Working Conditions?

I'm playing Fallout 3 and I'm at the part of Unsafe Working Conditions where you have to listen to Ashur's speech, but he's not talking and it won't let me pass, and I have no clue how to help, do you ...
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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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How do I repair my weapons and armor?

In both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, how can I repair my weapons and armor?
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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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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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Is there clean water for sale in Megaton?

I'm new to Fallout 3, and on arriving at Megaton, talked to a beggar outside asking for clean water, which I didn't have (only slightly radioactive). He said they had clean water for sale in Megaton. ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you increase RAM use for Fallout 3

Whilst playing Fallout 3 with mods my game appears to crash more then it normally would do, I have checked to see that they are not conflicting mods to make sure that is not the cause of the problem ...
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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 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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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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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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Paving The Way Won't Complete

So I've been doing the Operation: Anchorage DLC for Fallout 3 and was on the quest Paving the Way. I attacked the Chinese Listeing Post, cleared it out, checked every corner (pressing V everywhere ...
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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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Fallout 3 never launches

I am unable to start Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition from Steam. I click to play the game in Steam, the launcher opens and I click play. Nothing happens. My steam status goes back to "Online" ...
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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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Why is the Repellant Stick exploding other creatures?

Playing Fallout 3 after finally getting around to buying it and I've gotten the repellant stick. Then I go to do the Robco mission, which is just filled with things to hit the with a stick, and every ...
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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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Merchant with most caps in Fallout 3

I'm trying to sell all of the plasma rifles I got from doing Broken Steel, but they sell for over 1600 caps, and I can't find any traders that have that many. So who are the richest merchants to go ...
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Places to avoid in Fallout 3 as a beginner

I got Fallout 3 for Christmas and I have found Megaton and TenPenny Tower. I noticed that with the weapons I have I am always searching for ammo and dying a lot. So are the any places I should avoid ...
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Are the radio towers good for anything?

Wandering around the wasteland there are several radio towers that can be activated. Does anyone know what the purpose of these is? I played Fallout 3 (German version) a lot and never found anything ...
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Can I install Fallout 3 GOTY DLC to a USB drive?

I bought Fallout 3 GOTY and I unfortunately have the 4GB Xbox 360 without a hard drive. So what I thought might work is this: I take a USB and my game to a friends house who has a hard drive. So I ...
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How can I disable the pawn shop alarm in Fallout 3: DC Interiors Mod?

I've been playing around with the DC Interiors Mod for Fallout 3, and it's generally great - except I can't figure out how to turn off the alarm in the Pawn Shop near Northwest Seneca Station. I've ...
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Is a charismatic build really worth it?

I've built a highly intelligent, highly charasmatic but otherwise useless character in Fallout NW. I'm about 1/4 through the main quest...at Novac, with a few dozen side quests, and I have yet to ...
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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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Fallout 3 stops responding to input with audio enabled in Windows 8.1

When playing Fallout 3, after about 5 minutes the mouse/keyboard stops responding to input, but the game is still running. If I disable the audio output using bEnableAudio=0 the game runs fine, albeit ...
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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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I killed Amata's father and now she won't talk to me

When you are escaping the vault in the beginning, I need to recover the password to open the secret tunnel. On my way to the Overseer's office, I came across a room where my friend, Amata, was being ...
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How can I get the Mechanist's suit back?

Short story, I sold the Mechanist's armor to a caravan and then entered the Ant-agonizer's lair. Can I get it back? Long story, I was scavenging when I came to the town where those to guys whose ...
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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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Are Mirelurks intelligent?

During the Wasteland Survival Guide quest chain, Moira Brown wonders whether Mirelurks are intelligent beings (have higher thought processes, society, culture, and so on). But after you place the ...
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Do food items have any point in Fallout?

There are so many food items in the game, but they all only add 1 or 2 HP plus Rads. Is there any reason to use them? Seems the same with healing powder. And why do they 'wear off' after a while?
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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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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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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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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?