While viewing the image gallery Video game logic, one image in particular I thought was funny but I have no idea what game it is from:

Screenshot showing a door marked Locked - Very Hard

What game is this here that requires a lockpick skill of 100 on a door that any normal person could simply reach over and use the doorknob from the other side?

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    The keyhole suggests to me a door that can't be opened from either side without the key. These locks are also hard to pick, so this is entirely consistent.
    – xorsyst
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 17:24
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    @xorsyst consitent in the sense of unlocking the door, but in its conditon (and the equipment in the game), destroying or climbing through the door would be an extermely easy task, much easier than unlocking it.
    – The Man
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 18:34
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    @ShadowZ. - I always wondered this myself. Like, can I not just use the 58th Tire Iron I've picked up to jimmy open the 200+ year old rotting wood of the door?
    – Robotnik
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 15:40
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    Also: is it bad that I'm pretty sure I know where that screenshot is from in-game?
    – Robotnik
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 15:41
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    If you climb over the door, you will fall out of the world. Fall out. Fallout. Get that? Hahaha (self-entertaining)
    – 54D
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 10:25

3 Answers 3


It's from Fallout 3.

You can tell it's not from New Vegas because the CND bar on the NV interface is slightly different-- it includes a marker at 75%.

New Vegas screenshot Here's a screenshot from New Vegas with the difference highlighted.

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    Good catch! I had forgotten about that subtle UI cue. Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 1:42
  • @LessPop_MoreFizz I would have mentioned the colour but that's just a default. The NV UI can be green. Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 1:57
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    This is from the Lincoln memorial.
    – Hugo Rocha
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 13:44
  • I remember seeing this in Fallout 3, anyone know what was inside?
    – DLeh
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 21:05
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    @user1306322 It's in the second image (with the orange HUD) on the bottom right. The word CND has a bar next to it. 75% of the way across (from left to right) there are two black vertical notches at the top and bottom of the bar. Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 14:17

I agree, the design of this mechanism appears somewhat flawed. However, (as people have stated) this is from Fallout 3, which was released in late 2008, from Bethesda (who also created the similarly epic "Elder Scrolls" series).

It is a free-roam RPG/FPS style game, set in an apocalyptic future after the Nuclear Fallout.

The Wikipedia entry has a fairly in-depth description of the games timeline and history, and there is also a few wiki sites dedicated purely to Fallout 3, like this one that has a far more in-depth and detailed collection of information about the game itself.

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    Bethesda did not create the Fallout Series though. It was originally created by Interplay and then bought by Bethesda. Your wording suggest that they have created it, which is not true and I am pretty much nitpicking here, but I could not hold back my fanboy rage there. Sorry :P.
    – user28015
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 18:35

That'd be a screenshot from either Fallout 3 or its semi-sequel, Fallout: New Vegas. The games have a nearly identical UI, and both use most of the same art-assets. Certainly the "broken wooden door" seen above appears in both games, and is sometimes locked in both. There is, unfortunately, nothing unique in the picture above to identify it as belonging to anything other than both games' "generic office" tileset, which is used in a wide variety of environments in both games.

For what it's worth, the HUD in this particular screenshot is the default green color used in Fallout 3. New Vegas's default HUD color is more of a sand brown. However, the color scheme in both games is configurable.


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