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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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 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.
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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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Paladin Hoss is dead. Now what?

In Fallout 3 I met Paladin Hoss and another guy fighting super mutants, and they recruited me to follow them in finding their teammate. But after a minute or so, he got blasted and died by one of the ...
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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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How to close computer terminal with a hot key?

The only possible way to close computer terminals is to click the mouse on the red square button. How can I close it with a keyboard command? It does not need to be a mod, it can be any other way. I ...
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Do disintegrated enemies respawn?

I noticed that some goo puddles seem to be permanent in my games, and that some powder gangers I turned to goo many levels ago haven't respawned.
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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 also ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the safest way to play Fallout 3 (GOTY edition for PS3) to avoid corrupt quests? [closed]

I've just purchased a new copy of Fallout 3 (yay!). But, I'm a little worried about the bugs that may plague the game. Bethesda seems to struggle here and there with their console ports. Does anyone ...
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In Mothership Zeta, what and where are the different armor types you can acquire?

Because I have the Winterized Medic Armor, and the Samurai armor, but I feel as though I'm missing something. Confirmation would be appreciated.
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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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Weird border while playing fullscreen

I have the following problem while playing some (Bethesda) games, if i set the game to fullscreen (non-windowed). In the upper right corner of the screen, it looks like there is the regular " ...
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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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What are the effects of using CompleteQuest console command to cheat completing quests?

I've got a problem with my savefiles and lost about one to two hours of gameplay. During this time I travelled to the children village little Lamplight and made my way to the vault, I think it's ...
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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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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 ...