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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Fallout 3 crashes when updated to version 1.7?

When I install Fallout 3 and play it as it is, the game is alright, but when patch it to 1.7, I can't play it anymore. Here is the message box: fallout3.exe ordinal not found. The ordinal ...
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I downloaded Fallout 3 Through steam, and it is re downloading it!

So, I went and got Fallout 3, and after 3 hours it was done, then steam started downloading it again! How do I make it find the game files?
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How to force Sudden-Death Overtime gang to appear?

I'm playing Fallout 3 and I've started the Nuka Cola Challenge quest and was told a gang of hockey fans would appear during this quest at Red Racer Factory. I visited the factory before and after ...
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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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Where, oh where did my Dogmeat go?

I was wandering around Megaton, when I decided to put Dogmeat's fetching skills to good use. I asked him to go fetch me some ammo (while still in Megaton) and he immediately wandered of into a ...
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Decrease right analog sensitivity while aiming

I've installed FallOut 3 to my Windows 10 PC and thought I could play it with my Dualshock 3 controller. I use ScpServer which means the system thinks it's an Xbox controller plugged in. The problem ...
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FO3 - How to complete Anchorage DLC using cheats?

I am currently on the Paving the Way Quest, but I just want to complete it using cheats. I have tried the following: a) completes all objectives: CompleteAllObjectives 050009c0 b) completes the ...
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Trying to redeem my Fallout 3 code but getting a Xbos-0x80153016 error

When I go to the http://xbox.com/redeemcode page and try to redeem the Fallout 3 code that came with my copy of Fallout 4 I just get an error code. Xbos-0x80153016 Unfortunately there is no ...
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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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Where can I find the 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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How to rename Dogmeat?

That poor dog has already lost his master, can he at least keep his dignity? A console command would be preferred over having to use a mod.
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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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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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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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Why can't I install Fallout 3 for my Xbox One [duplicate]

Since backwards compatibility is now available to everyone, I have wanted to play Fallout 3 on my Xbox One. I tried downloading it from the store, but it said "bundle only." When I went to bundle ...
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Can I settle at the Tenpenny Tower without destroying Megaton?

I am curious if I could settle at the Tenpenny Tower without blowing up the Megaton bomb and becoming evil (and if this is possible even after I disarm the bomb and fail the Mr Burk's quest to ...
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Fallout 3 GNR broadcasts file locations

So i was wondering; where are the files for the Galaxy News Radio broadcasts located? Im trying to put most of them together as one file, and maybe do some stuff with it or just upload it to some ...
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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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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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Are there any advantages to sleeping longer?

In Fallout 3, sleeping in your own bed for just one hour gives you a well rested bonus and heals you. Is there any benefit to sleeping for longer (like having the well rested bonus for more hours)?
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When do I get experience while fighting with companions?

I am currently traveling with Fawkes and Dogmeat and sometimes, when killing enemies, I do not get experience points. I am assuming that I need to inflict a certain percentage of the damage to get the ...
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Why do cars go nuclear when I shoot at them?

I've been playing a bunch of Fallout 3 lately to prepare for Fallout IV, and one thing I noticed is that when I shoot cars with my Chinese Assault Rifle that was modded in with mega damage, they ...
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Fallout Map Size in “Game Cells”

So I found the answer to this question fascinating and it got me to thinking, "I wonder how this compares to other Bethesda games...?" I've read quite a bit about the comparison being "bigger than" ...
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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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Does Harkness ever use an Infiltrator?

I got Harkness in a lunch box in my Fallout Shelter game. He came with an infiltrator, not a sick plasma rifle like the one he's known for. This seems odd. Is there any association between Harkness ...
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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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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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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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How can i find out how many more bottles of Nuka-Cola Quantum I need to donate?

I'm working on the Nuka-Cola Challenge, but as the bottles are few and far between I don't know how to keep track of how many I've already donated, or how many more I need to find. When I donate ...
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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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Do karma and your choices really change the way Fallout 3 is played?

In my last playthrough I always had good karma and didn't do evil things. 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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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 trigger this quest in Fallout 3?

I was playing the other day and I was west of Megaton, ahead of where the road splits into two, below a cliff I encountered 3 nonhostile wastelanders, upon talking to them, they mentioned about going ...
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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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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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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 ...