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Occasionally referred to as Fallout 1, Fallout is the first game in the Fallout series, and was developed and published by Interplay in 1997. For questions about the series as a whole, use the fallout-series tag.

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If your Science and Medicine skill, in Fallout New Vegas, is 70 or 85 what does this represent or look like in Real Life?

Basically I'm curious to know what Science or Medicine would look like in real life if someone had 70 or 85 in either of those skill levels. I understand we get some interactions and ideas on what ...
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How do I get through Vault 15? I'm told I need a rope, but can't find one

I'm playing the original Fallout for the first time. I beat up some cave rats outside of Vault 13 and made it to Vault 15. However, I can't figure out how to progress in it. I made it to the elevator ...
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Strange bug in Fallout 1

I'm playing a GOG version of Fallout 1 and am experiencing a strange bug. The problem occurs when I'm using a stimpack from a quick action menu, it is being used, but disappears from the menu, so I'm ...
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How to get the most expensive items into bottle caps?

Right now I'm carrying to sell a Combat Armor, a Flamethrower, a pair of Laser Rifles and Rippers, a Minigun and so on... into bottle caps. The money equivalent for each of them would be an amount ...
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Tips on helping Dogmeat survive until the end in Fallout 1

On every Fallout 1 play-through I do, Dogmeat usually ends up getting either smashed to bloody bits by a deathclaw or ripped apart by a mini gun wielding super mutant whenever I try to cross the ...
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Where can I safely store my items in Fallout 1?

Where can I safely store my items in Fallout 1? I have lots of stimpacks, ammunation and weapons but I can't carry all of it. Thanks in advance.
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Can I keep playing after the final quest on Fallout 1?

I have Fallout 1 and I already beat it, but when I defeated the Master, I got the dialog sequence with the Overseer (when you are expelled from Vault 13) and then game was over (pretty sad, that ...
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Error saving game in Fallout 1

I recently adquired Fallout 1 along with patches 1.2, 1.3 and the High Resolution patch. I installled, patched and started to play but after 4 days I got an error. I was searching The Glow last ...
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Bethesda Launcher update problem

I'm trying to install & update Bethesda Launcher on Windows 7 x32. Every time I run it, it fails, stating There was an error downloading the required files. Please check install directory ...
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How can I increase movement speed

Is there a command or hack in the original Fallout game to increase the run speed? Sometimes navigating between areas of map locations (Hub, Necropolis, etc) is a bit of a drag.
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Steam - location and game censorship

From what I could read Steam offers differing versions of the games. For example non-censored US Fallout and non-US censored Fallout. I would like to go with the genuine versions. What do I need to do ...
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Why is Power Armor so much more common in Boston

In Fallout games prior to 4, functional sets of power-armor are a relatively rare commodity (at least, outside of BoS/Enclave installations where power-armor may be common but mostly also non-lootable....
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How do you pass the time in Fallout Classic?

In Fallout 3 you could sleep to make time pass. I've hit the first quest in fallout classic and need to come back in the morning. I've tried going to bed, but it doesn't work. Is there an easy way ...
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Rifle in Vault 15

I am reliving old RPG glory in Fallout 1. I am currently in Vault 15 and I remember that you can find the hunting rifle somewhere in the bathroom on the 2nd level. I check all the bathrooms but can't ...
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Fallout 1 on OSX Yosemite help

I have tried a Wine wrapper I downloaded, but it's probably out of date because when I try to run the game I get a black or white screen. I'm on OS X Yosemite. If anyone has the GOG version that was ...
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Who is the mind behind 'vault boy' drawing style?

Every gamer knows fallout and most likely has seen 'vault boy' drawing style Example would be. I tried looking on the net who was inventor of this. Fallout one artists Leonard Boyarsky, Jason D. ...
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How do I make my companions use better gear in Fallout?

I gave Ian a hunting rifle and ammo to go with it and told to "use your most powerful weapon on the next battle", but he still uses his 10 mm pistol. If I take away his 10 mm ammo, he just fights ...
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How can I make a guard move out of the way?

I just went to Junktown to buy some rope so I could get down to the third level of Vault 15. The things that happen there happened, and now there's a guard standing in front of the only door, and he ...
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Exterminate the Death Claws in Original Fallout

I've killed the death claw mother in the quest to help the Gun Runners in Boneyard. They promised they would move out and leave behind a huge stockpile of ammunition as a reward. They have done no ...
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I can increase my skills beyond 100% in Original Fallout?

I'm used to only being able to incease my skills (Small Guns, Big Guns, Sneak, Barter etc) to 100% and no more in Fallout 3 and NV (At least, I think that's the case...), however, in the original ...
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Vilified by community in Original Fallout?

I can't get into Junktown because I accidentally walked inside when it was night and they don't allow travellers in at night. Now, whenever I try to get inside, all the guards are trying to kill me. I'...
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Strength 1 in Original Fallout 1

I've never been a strong character in Fallout 3, as it was a pretty boring skill to have ('woo I can carry more junk'). I also think luck is boring too, and I think I've made the huge mistake of ...
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Is it possible to get mods to run on the GOG Mac version of Fallout?

I want to install Fixt on Fallout 1 for mac, but I cant seem to find anything that allows me to do that. Is it possibe?
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How do I get out of the library in Vault 13 after I completed the first main quest?

I just completed the first main quest by giving the water chip to the Overseer. After that I'm automatically send to the Vault 13 library. From there, I can't seem to get out of the library again. ...
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Fallout 1 and 2 version on GOG and Steam

Is the version on sale on both of these online digital distribution is the uncensored or not?
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Playing Fallout 1 with unarmed

I'm currently playing Fallout 1 once more and decided to not pick up skills which I'm calling "standard set". Before I was always picking speech + two from small/big/energy weapons. Now I've decided ...
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Which patches and mods should I install before playing Fallout 1?

I want to revisit Fallout 1, because I've never finished it. Time has passed and I'm on Windows 7 x64. I know the site No Mutants Allowed, however there's so much content there that I just feel ...
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Where are the RadScorpions?

In Fallout 1, when you get to Shady Sands, you are tasked with getting rid of some pesky RadScorpions. The only trouble is, if you've put the game down for a while and are just picking it back up, you ...
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How did the cap economy make it to the east coast?

My understanding of the cap economy is that it was established and maintained by the Hub in Fallout 1. Given that, canonically, how did that particular barter system become the de facto system on the ...
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Changing the strings "chem" to "drug" in Fallout and Fallout 2

I've been trying to get the most authentic Fallout experience; and one of the things I remember hearing about is changing the string "drug" to "chem" in Fallout and Fallout 2. I'd like to change the ...
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Steam version of Fallout / Fallout 2 in a window

I've been looking to run Fallout / Fallout 2 in windowed mode; I have the steam version. Has anyone had any experience getting this to work? I'm running Windows 7 64bit.
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Low-level strategies for survival in Fallout (original)

I've just started playing the original Fallout (and hopefully Fallout 2 when I'm ready), and am loving it. However, I have to admit that I'm getting my butt kicked. I seem to do OK against cave rats, ...
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Any way to fix Cathedral crash in Fallout?

I really searched it before on web. I can't get to the 3rd level in Cathedral (Master's Lair). All the solutions I found were from a very old thread in No Mutants Allowed. Nothing worked for me and ...
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Is there any way to get the original Fallout and Fallout 2 working on a Mac?

The question probably speaks for itself. I know that they're Windows-based games, so inherently a copy of Windows must be available. That precludes using DOSBox, but would any of the following ...
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