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An open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda and the sixth game in the main Fallout series. Use this tag for questions about the mechanics and story of Fallout 4 specifically. Use the [fallout-series] tag for questions that span multiple games.

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How to optimize vmware 13 for gaming on apple silicon?

Is there a way? I set the graphic memory to 8gb and 6 core processors with 10 gb rams and it still run at less than 30fps on windows 11 arm 64 with 3d acceleration on. If not any recommendation for ...
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Why, whenever I try to open Fallout 4 on Steam, it says it needs to open with "optional parameters"?

Launch Game with custom arguments Fallout 4 is attempting to launch with optional parameters shown below: -len If you did not request this launch or do not understand these options, select Cancel. ...
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Has anyone ever found a fix for the "limited quests in radar" bug?

Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and Skyrim all suffered from the same bug: if you have too many active quests, new ones completely stop showing up on the radar and overworld until you ...
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How do I turn the Nuka-World power back on? Glitch?

In Fallout 4, I got the "Power Play" quest, and I am at the button I need to press. When I do so, nothing happens; none of the power comes back on! Is it possible I may have missed something?...
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Are craftable traps a viable option?

How viable of a weapon are the craftable traps for adventuring? The items I'm talking about: Caltrops Poisoned caltrops Bear trap Bleeding bear trap Do they receive bonus damage from any of the ...
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why don't Bullet Sabot and Lanier have blood type tattoos?

In fallout 4 all gunners have tattoos on their head indicating blood type but those three gunners don't, why is that?
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Unable to load save games in Fallout 4 on Steam; save files missing

I bought Fallout 4 on Steam, and I have noticed that although I get the message that games are being saved or auto-saved, when I want to load a game, there is none, and in no folder. I already ...
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should the workshop be able to use items in Conveyor storage and if not why is it using items in the conveyor storage?

I'm trying to tag for search some junk for a big project so I moved all my junk from the vault-tec workshop to a conveyor storage that happened to be nearby but then when I tried to tag for search ...
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How do I get the game to stop thinking I have Junk that I don't have?

There's a glitch in Fallout 4 where the workshop is saying I have junk when I don't, how do I remedy the glitch? Mods used in order: Vilance's Library support plugin What's your name Sanctuary doors ...
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Why did Billy lie about being trapped in the fridge for 210 years?

We know he could not have survived 210 years in the fridge because there's not enough water or food, and yes, ghouls do indeed need water at least, as the ghouls in Necropolis die of thirst if you ...
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Is there a way to open and close vault 95 from the outside?

I don't see any control buttons outside vault 95, is there a way to operate the door from the outside?
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Fallout 4 won't launch after a December 2023 Xbox update

After the Xbox update on December 6th to version 10.0.25398.2917, I am unable to start Fallout 4 anymore. The loading screen is shown, but nothing else happens. I have already tried restarting my ...
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Do companions in Fallout 4 collect items by their own choice?

On this question somebody said some companions will collect items on their own. Is that true (and, if so, which companions collect which items)?
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Where is the closest store to vault 88?

I'm playing fallout 4 and in need of caps for my vault 88. And before anyone suggest building a store the reason I want to find a store is to sell stuff so I can set up my store.
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Is 2 ranks in V.A.N.S. better than 2 ranks in Perception Training?

Let's say I wanted +2 Perception. I could... Put two points into Perception. Put two points into VANS; the second rank gives you +2 Perception. Seems like for 2 points I could have +2 Perception, or ...
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What items can companions interact with?

I am looking for specific aid, clothes, junk items, or special "costumes" with which companions can interact when you're in build mode or when waiting. For example: Costumes  Codsworth can ...
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Is there a way to move the Abernathy cat with console commands?

So basically I want to bring their cat with me to my settlement. I've already moved the Abernathys via console commands and it worked fine. This cat however is very stubborn. I first tried simply ...
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What are the factors that affect detection when stealing in Fallout 4?

In Fallout 4 (PS4), every now and then, when I'm trying to steal something, even if I'm Hidden, sometimes the owner still knows I stole from them. This happens even if I am completely Hidden and out ...
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Camera jerking randomly on Fallout 4

I just started replaying Fallout 4 again, but there's this annoying problem where every time I start to move R3, the camera jerks in the opposite direction for a split second, and it does it randomly ...
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Are there alternative ways to deal with quest Diamond City Blues?

So the guy walks into a bar... This quest turns from "my wife is cheating on me, help me talk some sense into guy who sleeps with her" to "go and kill drug dealers, even if the deal ...
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Fallout 4 Neon Flats (Creation Club Content) Top Floor Bugged

Upon entering the Top floor of Neon Flats, one of the creation club apartments located in Goodneighbor, the issue occurs as soon as the 2nd elevator's doors open: I begin falling through the ground. ...
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Is there a finite number of power armor sets in Fallout 4?

I've been playing Fallout 4 on survival mode and have been trying to scavenge every piece of equipment that helps keep me from dying. To this effect, I've been arming my settlers with sets of power ...
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Is it safe to store power armor outside of Home Plate?

In Fallout 4, is it safe to store Power Armor on the power armor station outside of Home Plate in Diamond City? I know that things (including power armor) that's store inside of Home Plate is safe ...
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Codsworth stuck under a building

Fallout 4, via Steam, on PC, all DLCs. A few creation club mods. The "Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch" mod. Survival mode. I was travelling with Codsworth as my companion, when I decided to ...
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Are super mutants affected by the Black Widow perk?

In "Fallout 4", do super mutants have gender? I'm specifically interested in the context of the "Black Window" perk: Black Widow Come into my parlor ... Men suffer 5% damage in ...
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What level is Father Gabe?

I'm doing a Survival play through of Fallout 4. I entered Union's Hope Cathedral outside of Cambridge (which I somehow managed to miss in all 1200 hours of prior game play), and encountered a named ...
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Preston not working

Okay I am new to fallout 4 and when I did the mission where sturges he said go and help build sanctuary and talk to Preston but he won't respond and the first ever mission the Preston gives you has ...
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Does the Creation Club eventually present all mods for free?

Throughout the years I tend to regularly reinstall and play Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4 (sometimes only to answer questions here). I've noticed that the Creation Club offers new content for ...
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Where is the online help text located in Fallout 4?

A while ago, I extracted the actual Online Help Texts (in-game help strings accessible from the Help menu when the game runs) from Fallout 76 from the main .ba2 file for better readability. I've used ...
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Do Squirrel Bits Actually Come From Squirrels in Fallout 4?

There are two main things that led me to this question: 1) I've never seen a squirrel in the Commonwealth, and 2) I learned that some meat sources are intentionally mislabeled (see Longneck Lukowski's ...
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Is the Combat Knife in Fallout 4 a 1219C2 KA-BAR knife?

Knives come in many shapes and sizes, but I noticed that the combat knife looks particularly similar to a KABAR that I own. So I started comparing images, particularly noticing the blade profile, ...
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Fallout 4 chemistry workstation - background image used for reflections

I've only noticed this today: when the chemical station appeared in the grey-backed loading screen, there appeared to be a transparent image used on the inside of the Florence flask (the big round one ...
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Does an active radio aid stealth in Fallout 4?

To be clear: I am not asking about listening to the radio on the Pip-Boy. I am also not asking about the HAM radios. I am asking about stationary radios, already activated, found throughout the ...
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What does the embossed text say on the "empty milk bottle" in Fallout 4?

I know its a trivial detail, but I'm genuinely curious and struggling to find the answer. Screenshot from in-game: Fandom page's image: The Fandom page had a better, larger picture, but I still ...
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Where's Codsworth?

I'm playing Fallout 4 on PC, on survival difficulty. I have all of the DLCs. I don't play with mods except for a few free 'Creation Club' items. I took Codsworth with me to clear out USAF Satellite ...
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Who are the Moyers in Fallout 4?

At first I wasn't sure if October 6 said Dinner with the "Mayors" or Dinner with the "Moyars", but after exiting the vault and being able to crouch, looking closer I could tell ...
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Officially, what was Bethesda's inspiration for the Atom Cats in Fallout 4?

I have found a fair amount of information, but I have not yet managed to find any official declaration by Bethesda as to the inspiration for the Atom Cats. Summary While the sources referenced below ...
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Fallout 4 shuts down my computer?

Something very very odd has been happening to me. Whenever I run Fallout 4, within minutes of loading any savefile, my computer suddenly shuts off and restarts. Not even a clean reboot. This is ...
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Installing Fallout 4 broke other games

I received Fallout 4 for Christmas and installed it through Steam. I fired it up and found I'm getting <10 FPS. I tried a few things (see below) and then, in my sadness, fired up Subnautica, only ...
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How do I combine weapons with special characteristics?

I have a "Suppressed Hardened 10mm Automatic Pistol" with the following parts: Hardened Automatic receiver Long Light Barrel Comfort Grip Large Magazine Reflex Sight Suppressor I like this ...
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Make Trashcan Carla friendly again using commands

Is there a way to make Trashcan Carla friendly again after you rob her? I tried things like disable and markfordelete but it didn't work.
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What percentage do specific foods add to the disease risk pool on survival difficulty?

I would love to know the exact percentage values that each individual food item adds to the Disease Risk Pool (DRP) when playing on the survival difficulty. The wiki states the following: Food always ...
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How can I unlock Vault-88 quest items with console commands?

"This post may contain what can be considered spoilers!" I have Fallout4 with all DLCs installed on my PC. When I started Vault-88 quest and I saw the ghoul overseer ordering me around. I ...
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Why won't the Vault 81 gear-shaped door open? [duplicate]

When I walk into the cave containing Vault 81, after I pass the persuasion check, the main vault door (I'm not talking about the one after you finish talking face-to-face with the Overseer, I'm ...
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Can anyone identify what the name of this outfit?

I've looking for this armor for a long time, but i can't find a name, please tell me.
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Can Raider Power Armour have a Jetpack?

I'm playing Fallout 4 for the first time. I've just got the Overboss armour from Nuka-World and would like to add a jetpack to it. Is this possible? The mods list doesn't seem to list it, but I don't ...
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Fallout 4 Fast Travel Unavailable Glitch

I joined the BOS ad destroyed the Institute on top of the big building by pressing the button. I had my power armor so I jumped off the building because I realized I couldn't fast travel on top of ...
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How do I make an XNOR gate work in Fallout 4? [duplicate]

By the way, I am currently on a phone, so please excuse any formatting issues, typos, or grammatical errors. For reference: I have already looked at this thread, which seems to be the only thread on ...
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Fallout 4 - Cannot Select Base SPECIAL Perks

Fallout 4 universe. I started a new playthrough of Fallout 4, one of my favorite games in the Fallout series, (despite me having to send Marcy Long to the pillory all the time,) and everything was ...
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Fallout 4 - Materials not being shared

I have the Local Leader perk installed and have been enjoying building up settlements all over the Commonwealth & the Island, sharing the resources though supply lines. Recently I noticed though ...
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