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All terminals are hackable. The password for the terminal in the image is either BANNING or SENDING. "0/7 correct" refers not only to the letters in the password, but their position in the word as well. While some of the letters in CISTERN may be in the actual password, none of them are in the correct position.


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It's useful only in the very beginning of the game to take the G.O.A.T test. For the rest of the game is only for fun (not too much though) :)


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There's no gameplay purpose to sitting down. It's purely for the purposes of immersion/roleplaying/atmosphere, and for taking nice screenshots.


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Looking at the weaponry and vehicles used by the Enclave, I would guess that the creation of heavy-duty personal armour, along with an increase in the power of handheld weapons lead to a focus on mobility. If you can wear the armour of a tank, and carry the weapon of a tank, why do it in the open inside something that can't manoeuvre nor be transported as ...


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As already mentioned, all terminals are hackable. You can click on any matching braces like [ ... ], ( ... ), < ... > on the same line to eliminate one password at random or get of of your tries refilled. The second brace will be highlighted if you mouseover a valid pair. My strategy is to click on the first password and note the number of corect ...


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The story is developed throughout the main quest and answers these questions. Taking time to listen to holotapes and talk to NPCs is a great way to get an understanding of what's happening, and has happened, in the game world. Obviously the rest this answer is just one massive big spoiler, so reader beware! Character History Before Fallout 3 Father's ...


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If you have a copy of Python 3 lying around, you can do this in a jiffy. First off, transcribe the passwords in an array like this. (Don't type in the >>> characters.) >>> passwords = ["hideout", "flowing", "blanket", "dealing", "banning", "leaving", "studies", "fencing", "battles", "chamber", "parties", "carrier", ...


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You mean to have all combat always be resolved via VATS? No, not really. Keep in mind that while VATS is active, your incoming damage is reduced by 90%, and your attacks have a 15% higher chance to be critical strikes. The downside to this is that your weapons will degrade at 400% of their normal rate in VATS. Don't think of VATS as a turn, but rather as a ...


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Beneath Fort Constantine you can access "Bomb Storage" (using a key from Dukov, Ted Strayer, or any of the others from the "You Gotta' Shoot Em' In The Head" quest) and pick up the T-51b Power Armor - with +50 damage reduction, more than any other armor in the game. The winterized armor mentioned in another answer only has +45 DR. There's only one of it in ...


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Easiest way? Loot the bodies, then drop the loot. This will allow them to despawn/become non-interactive, allowing you to move on to the next corpse.


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Use the bracket trick to remove false entries and to refresh your guess attempts. http://www.gamershell.com/faqs/fallout3hackingguide/1.0/ [II.7] The Bracket Trick Hidden in the code block you may be able to find what I like to refer to as a "Bracket Trick." A Bracket Trick is a collection of those random punctuation marks that appear between ...


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Blood Packs - For the unmarked repeatable quest I Want to Drink Your Blood, available after completing the quest Blood Ties from Vance in Meresti Station Cameras - For the unmarked repeatable quest Getting Ready for Prime Time in the Broken Steel DLC from Scribe Rothchild in The Citadel Fire Ant Nectar - For the unmarked repeatable quest Nectar Collecting ...


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This is just a few of the more well regarded graphical/texture mods to make Fallout 3 prettier. This is by no means comprehensive nor gospel, and I won't even try to vouch for how well all of these will work together without a whole bunch of load order tweaking. Several of them also have other prerequisites that I'm not bothering to link independently here. ...


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It's only possible for S.P.E.C.I.A.L. with Broken Steel. You need 70 points to max out stats. Without Broken Steel, there's a total of 40 points baseline, plus another 10 available through 10 ranks of Intense Training, and another 3-6 points from quest perks and gear typically. You could squeeze out another 4 points only at night with the Night Person perk, ...


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Rock-It launcher Until you've dismembered a Feral Ghoul with a high-velocity FTB* round, you haven't really played F3. *Fluffy Teddy Bear


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Nope! Enemies only care about your footsteps, and how visible you are (which your pipboy's light affects). Just think of the Lone Wanderer as having Pip-boy earbuds!


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From Fallout Wikia If you decide to blow up Megaton, she will not die; instead she will become ghoulified. If you started the Wasteland Survival Guide quest, or met her to receive an armored Vault jumpsuit, you will have to visit the Megaton Ruins to find her. If you hadn't started it, she can be found in the Underworld, whereupon she will claim she was ...


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As far as i know the stories don't intertwine too much, just that it has the same setting: a post apocalyptic environment with a touch of 50s. You will encounter some items that are well known for the series e.g the bobble head, but all in all you don't have much to worry about. Personally I've played Fallout 3 without playing the other 3 games and didn't ...


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It's the system in which you can pause the action a take aim at specific body parts, with known percentage of hitting them, and with each action costing a specific amount of "action points" (AP). It stands for "Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting system", but mostly it Gives a more cinematic feel when using it, due to the slow-motion action sequence after ...


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Hold down the Pip-Boy/Menu button. By default, that's 'Tab'.


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I have already automated this for you. My solver is available at: http://moria.us/fallout3/terminal.html Note: this is a single-page application, so you can just save the solver to your hard drive as an HTML file and run it from there. Tutorial Let's suppose you find the words RAMBO, DUMBO, MAMBA, BRICK, TANKS. Go ahead and enter those into the solver. ...


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If you get bored, you can always try to make piles of this fun/useless stuff and stage your own screenshots. I found a great example in this thread:


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Hold down whatever key you have Reload bound to ('R' by default)for about 2 seconds. For melee weapons, you can just tap the button, since they have no ammunition.


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So, first off, if you don't want to work for it: Evan doesn't have all the info, so he won't send you after the Family directly. You've got two options. Option number one is to inspect the victims a bit more closely with an extremely high (90+) Medicine skill. This gives you the evidence you need to get Evan to send you in the right direction - ask him ...


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Fallout 3 According to this modder's resource plugin for Fallout 3, the NE corner cell has the coordinates (25, 34) and the SW corner is (-34, -27). That gives a total width of 60 cells and a total height of 62 cells, for a total of 3,720 cells. That's including the unplayable areas outside the rectangle borders, though. Counting only the width and height ...


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I'm not sure how it works in the GOTY edition, but if you purchase the expansion packs separately then the missions will appear in your quest log automatically (after a text box pop-up describing some radio signal or something similar). The only expansion which ties into the main story is Broken Steel - it is an extension of the main storyline beyond the ...


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No to both questions. The only one which might come close is Broken Steel, which expands on the core story a bit. However, it isn't necessary for any core understanding of the main storyline. The other advantage of Broken Steel is that it does (SPOILER ALERT) allow you to continue playing after the final quest. According to the Fallout Wiki, knowledge of ...


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It doesn't have any special uses (well, if you don't count the Rock-It launcher...) Pre-War Money at fallout wiki



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