Questions tagged [fallout-3]

Fallout 3 is a First Person Role Playing game set in the year 2277 in the irradiated wastelands of Washington DC, following a Nuclear Holocaust. It was released by Bethesda Studios in 2008.

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Is there any way to reduce merchant repair costs?

Since the barter skill doesn't affect the repair prices, I'm not sure if there is. While I'm not certain, I assume that all of the merchants charge equal prices for repairs. I'm approaching the ...
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Is it possible to tag all loot which can be used in the schematics?

While Fallout 3 only has seven crafting recipes, the items can be created repeatedly for profit. It can be difficult to remember 20 or so items you may want to keep an eye on at all times while ...
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How to increase the draw distance in the Bethesda (Gamebryo engine) Fallout games?

The grass draw distance was extremely limited in Oblivion, but Fallout 3 and New Vegas still have quite noticeable issues with loading (streaming?) their sparse landscape. I've maxed out all related ...
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How much the enemy attacks generally damage your armor in Fallout 3?

In order to save ammo, I would heavily use melee weapons to kill low-level enemies (often by circling around, taking advantage of their low turning speed) if I knew that their attacks cause no ...
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How cleanly remove a perk in Fallout 3?

I regret investing in some perks which provide skill points (can be trivial to earn and all categories can apparently be maxed), currently I only pursue active effects. Is it possible to remove perks ...
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How do I efficiently lower my karma?

It's not hard to gain Good Karma in Fallout 3, actions that award positive karma are all around you, and offer significant boosts to your karma level. Providing water to beggars outside of Megaton, ...
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In fallout 3 where can I find the power armor training perk

I am right after finding the fat man and I found power armor it ts repaired but I need to find a perk to wear it help me!
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Where can I find the parts for a Shiskebab?

I am looking for parts for a shiskebab, I have the schematic but the parts are not sold in megaton.
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Fallout 3 Crashes when trying to exit Vault 101?

So I decided to start playing Fallout 3, in the build up to Fallout 76 releasing sometime later this year(hopefully). along with the other Fallout Games. I loaded Fallout 3 and played through the ...
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Fallout 3 V.A.T.S. glitch on Xbox 360

So, I was just about to finish killing some radroaches, when V.A.T.S. stopped working. I kept pressing RT but nothing happened, so i had to individually kill all of the radroaches without V.A.T.S. ...
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On PC, how do i restore my quest progression in “Picking up the Trail”

While i was playing Fallout 3, all of a sudden "Picking up the Trail" completed itself when i was no where near Lamplight Cavern. Looking on the the wiki this seems to be an existing bug for PC It'...
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Is there a console command that'll terminate a message?

I have a couple of mods which are used to give me companions, one of which adds a "Friend" option to the dialog of most characters and allows me to recruit them. For the most part this fine but on ...
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So Custom Weapon Bonuses automatically apply to currently made weapons?

In Fallout 3 when you get the schematics of a custom weapon you already have you get a message indicating the effectiveness of the weapon have increase and in the Notes section of the Pipboy the ...
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Can I use the same save game over two discs?

I recently had to replace a game disc of mine that was broken. I have not played it yet. Will my saved game fro, the first disc transfer over to the second disc?
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Fallout 3 stopped working

I noticed that my game had a large scratch around the edge of the disc. When I put the disc in the console told me to clean the disc with a soft cloth and to restart my console. I did, and when the ...
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What's the highest skill level one can increase up to before potentially wasting skill points?

Assuming one has Comprehension perk and with regard to bobbleheads, what's the highest skill level one can have before start wasting skill points? As in let's say my char has 99 level repairing skill,...
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Is there a console command to unlock all quests in Fallout 3?

I know there are console commands to spawn entities like Liberty Prime into the game, as well as giving the player certain items and perks, like the Power Armour Training. But is there a command to ...
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Can I disable censorship in the German version of Fallout 3?

Recently, I purchased Fallout 3 on Steam, at a very reduced price. I was not paying attention, though, and I got a German copy. Playing the game in German is fine, as I speak it, but Mature content ...
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Fallout 3 does not work after messing with mods

Hello I have Fallout 3 and it was working great but I decided to install mods using Nexus mod manager. Every time I started the game it crashed. So now I disabled all the mods and even deleted them ...
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Do HAM radios have a purpose?

I'm mostly interested in what their purpose are in Fallout 4 since I seldom play Fallout 3 or New Vegas anymore, though it would be nice to finally understand how they worked for the previous fallouts....
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My Settings Keep Resetting to Default

I recently installed Fallout 3 on my Xbox One. I figured the cell load times would probably be shorter than on my 360. They are. Much shorter. That's great. What's not great is that every time I load ...
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Fallout 3 Trouble on the Homefront trophy isn't unlocking

I finished the Trouble on the Homefront quest but the trophy hasn't unlocked. Is it a glitch? Do I have to finish the quest in a certain way to unlock the trophy? I don't have any DLCs installed.
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Is there a Doctor anywhere on Point Lookout?

I have a solid addiction going on. My character has now been drunk since I arrived on the ferry, I'm not sure it is much of a problem, plenty of booze around. If I am remembering Fallout 3 right, ...
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Where, oh where did my Dogmeat go?

I was wandering around Megaton, when I decided to put Dogmeat's fetching skills to good use. I asked him to go fetch me some ammo (while still in Megaton) and he immediately wandered of into a ...
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Trying to redeem my Fallout 3 code but getting a Xbos-0x80153016 error

When I go to the http://xbox.com/redeemcode page and try to redeem the Fallout 3 code that came with my copy of Fallout 4 I just get an error code. Xbos-0x80153016 Unfortunately there is no ...
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Can I settle at the Tenpenny Tower without destroying Megaton?

I am curious if I could settle at the Tenpenny Tower without blowing up the Megaton bomb and becoming evil (and if this is possible even after I disarm the bomb and fail the Mr Burk's quest to ...
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Fallout 3 GNR broadcasts file locations

So i was wondering; where are the files for the Galaxy News Radio broadcasts located? Im trying to put most of them together as one file, and maybe do some stuff with it or just upload it to some ...
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When do I get experience while fighting with companions?

I am currently traveling with Fawkes and Dogmeat and sometimes, when killing enemies, I do not get experience points. I am assuming that I need to inflict a certain percentage of the damage to get the ...
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Are there any advantages to sleeping longer?

In Fallout 3, sleeping in your own bed for just one hour gives you a well rested bonus and heals you. Is there any benefit to sleeping for longer (like having the well rested bonus for more hours)?
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Why do cars go nuclear when I shoot at them?

I've been playing a bunch of Fallout 3 lately to prepare for Fallout IV, and one thing I noticed is that when I shoot cars with my Chinese Assault Rifle that was modded in with mega damage, they ...
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Does Harkness ever use an Infiltrator?

I got Harkness in a lunch box in my Fallout Shelter game. He came with an infiltrator, not a sick plasma rifle like the one he's known for. This seems odd. Is there any association between Harkness ...
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How can i find out how many more bottles of Nuka-Cola Quantum I need to donate?

I'm working on the Nuka-Cola Challenge, but as the bottles are few and far between I don't know how to keep track of how many I've already donated, or how many more I need to find. When I donate any,...
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Fallout 3 crashes when updated to version 1.7?

When I install Fallout 3 and play it as it is, the game is alright, but when patch it to 1.7, I can't play it anymore. Here is the message box: fallout3.exe ordinal not found. The ordinal 5359 could ...
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How to force Sudden-Death Overtime gang to appear?

I'm playing Fallout 3 and I've started the Nuka Cola Challenge quest and was told a gang of hockey fans would appear during this quest at Red Racer Factory. I visited the factory before and after ...
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How to trigger this quest in Fallout 3?

I was playing the other day and I was west of Megaton, ahead of where the road splits into two, below a cliff I encountered 3 nonhostile wastelanders, upon talking to them, they mentioned about going ...
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Do karma and your choices really change the way Fallout 3 is played?

In my last playthrough I always had good karma and didn't do evil things. I'm not sure if it's worth to play again just to be really evil. Do karma and your choices really change the way playing ...
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Can I launch Fallout: New Vegas via Fallout 3's launcher on Steam?

I have Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3 on steam and I want to try TTW mod (F3 into new vegas)That mod is for Fallout: New Vegas and I would like to know if there is any way to start falloutnv.exe ...
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Fallout 3 - GOTY get CD key from steam for windows live / change lanugage [duplicate]

I have Fallout3-GOTY (steam-app #22370) and wish to change the game's language from german to english. My steam-account is configured in english and steam correctly downloads the game in english. When ...
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How can I skip past the explosive charges part of 'The Local Flavour' in Fallout 3: Point Lookout?

For The Local Flavor quest of Point Lookout, the first explosive barrel did not spawn correctly, so I can't cover the breach. Is there any command to skip past this part or another way to fix the ...
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Should Three-Dog already be dead when I go to see him?

I've been playing Fallout 3 for a little bit now, and I got to the point where I have to meet Three Dog, so I go to his room and he's dead. What do I do now? Is this normal? By the way, I'm on PC, ...
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Can my save data carry over from GFWL to the Xbox 360?

If I played GTA IV/Fallout 3 on my PC with my Xbox Live account, can I buy GTA IV/Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 and play on the same account, will I have my save data? (No mods)
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How do I change the language of the German version of Fallout 3 to English?

I have Fallout 3 GOTY on Steam and it's in German. Low-violence version doesn't bother me, but the fact that I can't change the game's language to English. I want to play the game as it was intended ...
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How do I repair my weapons and armor?

In both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, how can I repair my weapons and armor?
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Is there clean water for sale in Megaton?

I'm new to Fallout 3, and on arriving at Megaton, talked to a beggar outside asking for clean water, which I didn't have (only slightly radioactive). He said they had clean water for sale in Megaton. ...
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Paving The Way Won't Complete

So I've been doing the Operation: Anchorage DLC for Fallout 3 and was on the quest Paving the Way. I attacked the Chinese Listeing Post, cleared it out, checked every corner (pressing V everywhere ...
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Fallout 3 never launches

I am unable to start Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition from Steam. I click to play the game in Steam, the launcher opens and I click play. Nothing happens. My steam status goes back to "Online" ...
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Why is the Repellant Stick exploding other creatures?

Playing Fallout 3 after finally getting around to buying it and I've gotten the repellant stick. Then I go to do the Robco mission, which is just filled with things to hit the with a stick, and every ...
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How do I force-skip Unsafe Working Conditions?

I'm playing Fallout 3 and I'm at the part of Unsafe Working Conditions where you have to listen to Ashur's speech, but he's not talking and it won't let me pass, and I have no clue how to help, do you ...
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Is it possible to do The Pitt without a slave outfit?

I found the slave camp before I found The Pitt guy. I killed the slavers, freed the slaves, talked to The Pitt guy and didn't choose the right dialog options. Then went back to Megaton to do a whole ...
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Merchant with most caps in Fallout 3

I'm trying to sell all of the plasma rifles I got from doing Broken Steel, but they sell for over 1600 caps, and I can't find any traders that have that many. So who are the richest merchants to go ...