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 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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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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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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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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Is it possible to do the Pitt without a slaver outfit

I found the slavecamp before I found the Pitt guy. I killed the slavers, freed the slaves, talk to the Pitt guy and didn't choose the right dialogs. Then went back to megaton to do a whole lot of ...
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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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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 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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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 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?
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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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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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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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Fallout 3 GOTY edition doesn't start

I can start the launcher, but when I press play the game closes instead of running. Any one have an idea what the problem might be or away around it? Or any idea for something I can try would be ...
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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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How to get Pitt slave clothes, after already looting the slave camp

The prerequisite for starting the pitt DLC is to find pitt slave clothes. I already freed the slaves in question and looted the body in the slave pens long before I I tried to start the pitt DLC. ...
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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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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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In Mothership Zeta: How to destroy the generators in the Cryo Lab in Among the Stars?

I am stuck in the Cryo Lab in. The quest marker points there, yet there is nothing to interact with. All I see is a door I am unable to pick as it requires a key. How to continue?
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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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Mouse sensitivity in Fallout 3 menus too high

I'm trying to lower the mouse sensitivity in Fallout 3 to an acceptable level. I have done the following changes to my fallout.ini file: ForegroundMouseAccelBase=0 fForegroundMouseAccelTop=0 ...
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Fallout 3 Tank Build Tips and Explanation

My wife and I have recently come back to Fallout 3 after doing New Vegas and taking a break from the wastes for some GTAV. On our previous run, we focused on mainly well-rounded, with a little more ...
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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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Where to find the violin for Agatha's Song in Vault 92?

I have explored all of Vault 92 running in circles yet I am unable to locate the violin. Where to find it?
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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.