I'm playing the Steam version of Fallout 2 with the v1.02.28 Unofficial Patch, High Resolution Patch and Restoration Project 2.3.3.
I'm wandering from place to place in The Den, selecting a destination far enough away that I can't see my character, when suddenly the game goes into combat mode, and I'm under attack. I go look and see that one of the usually-harmless addicts is attacking me with his bare hands. Not only that, but he attacks six times per turn! I smack him back, and he starts running away - at about 30 or so hexes per turn! I try to chase him, and notice often it gives me two turns in a row, but still, this guy is at least three times faster than anything I've seen in the game.
My character has max action points for a PC which is 10, so with the turn-based movement and attacks using AP, I either need to luck out, or get my ally to spread out and luck out, to catch him, since he can even run out of bullet range in one turn.
Is this supposed to happen, or is this a bug?