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Fallout 2 is a role-playing game with an open world developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay in 1998.

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What is the name of the art style in fallout 1 & 2? [closed]

Fallout 1 & 2 have this really fantastic art style. I wonder if anyone knows what it's called, and if there are other games that use it? Maybe someone can pinpoint what it is that makes this art ...
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Is there a way of getting to 3rd elevator on level 3 in Military Base

I was wondering is there a way of getting to this area it also extends to level 4 where Melchior and his pets are
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How to heal crippled limbs in fallout 2 without high medic skill?

I got my arm crippled and didn't notice it for a while, to load the game would mean to loose like an hour of play (I know, I know)... I have visited quite a few doctors, but no one seems to heal my ...
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Are special encounter locations pre-determined

I remember in Fallout Tactics, once you found a special encounter in a map square, it was possible to find up to 3 or so more in the same map square because the map locations that spawned special ...
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What to do when a NPC blocks a doorway or exit?

In Fallout 2, there are children everywhere. I found myself stuck in the sheriff's office in Redding because a child blocked the way and would not let me pass. I tried the following: resting for a ...
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Are there supposed to be bionic addicts in The Den?

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 ...
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How did I lose a pistol? Pickpocket or saved game bug?

I'm playing Fallout 2 for the first time, and got my first firearms - a pair of 10mm pistols, with different amounts of bullets in them. I equipped one, topped up its bullets, and left the other in my ...
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Where can I find the guy that does the Phoenix implant?

Just curious about it, since I remember once met that medic who has the ability to do that implant at an expensive cost. Where can I exactly find him?
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What are the things that can happen when your karma is below zero?

If your karma is negative (now I have -50) will you for example: get bad luck? achieve less bonus points when studying books (like the one for the small guns, or first aid)? get more chances of ...
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How do I raise my luck by 2 during the zeta scan?

In fallout 2, the zeta scan you can do in NCR I have been told increases your luck by 2, however every time I do the scan it decreases it by 1! Is there a variable that changes this? Or is there a ...
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Do NPC companions level up when they are not in the party?

Companions in Fallout 2 level up with you, but what if they are put on hold and then recruited again? Do they gain levels automatically to match my own or do I have to level them up?
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Can't get the "Medical tour" from Dr. Troy

I have Doctor at 80% but I still don't get the option of getting a medical tour from Dr. Troy in Vault City. He doesn't ask me to get an example of Jet either. I think I struck a conversation with him ...
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Can I freely take items from any container?

There are some obviously NPC-attached houses/places in the game, and it seems like NPC are completely fine if I search all their bookshelves, desks, etc. and take items stored there. Is doing such ...
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Perks modifiers

From perk description it is not clear to me if having a perk in list gives you additional bonus in probability modifiers, or it's simple skills percent bonus. E.g. Ranger gives you description that ...
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Which NPCs can point me to San Francisco?

I want to travel to San Francisco. Unfortunately it's been a long time and I forgot where it is and people in other towns don't want to tell me. I have asked for directions and got plenty, but none of ...
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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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Is it possible to pass the written citizenship test?

Is it possible to pass the written citizenship test for Vault 8/Vault City in Fallout 2? What stats are required to pass it, if it is passable?
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How can I improve primary statistics in Fallout 2?

Aside of using perks, what can I do during the gameplay in order to change my primary statistics?
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How to finish 'Retrieve the GECK for Arroyo' quest?

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CPU or framerate limiting on older games

There are some older games that seem to eat up as much CPU as you can produce even if only to render frames that they will drop - or perhaps perform some work that I don't consider necessary (since ...
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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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Where can one find the alien weapon in Fallout 2? Is it even real?

i heard rumors that one can get a alien weapon in Fallout 2. Is it real? How can i obtain it? Someone told me it is possible to get it during a random encounter on the map. Are there any possibilities ...
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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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