Questions tagged [fallout-4]

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 get Trashcan Carla out of my power armor?

Sanctuary got attacked by raiders. When it was finished Trashcan Carla was in my best power armor. I always leave my PA without a core in them, but she still got in it. So I can't pickpocket the core, ...
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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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Is it possible to settle the Boston Airport?

I've settled every settlement in the main Fallout 4 game. Except the Boston Airport. I can't seem to figure this one out. I can't craft a beacon radio here and it doesn't even give me an option to ...
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Who voiced Nuka-Girl?

A quick Google search seemingly answered the question: Courtenay Taylor, right? Not quite. Clicking on the immediately listed link, the voice actress' Fandom page lists her as voicing the Sole ...
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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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What debuffs are available for temporarily reducing SPECIAL stats?

If you pick up the You're SPECIAL! book to gain +1 to any SPECIAL stat while a stat is already at 10, you normally won't be able to pick that stat. You will be forced to pick a stat that is at 9 or ...
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Is there a gun similar to The Deliverer?

I failed "Tradecraft" a while back and found out about the gun after the fact. Are there any aesthetically similar (silenced) pistols?
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Can I break down a weapon into mods (not junk)?

Let's say I have 10mm pistol. Can I break it down so I'm left with no pistol, and a [barrel, magazine, sight, grip] etc? I ask because I'm finding myself in the early game with mods across 3-4 ...
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Why is the door inside Vault 81 inaccessible?

When I get past the main door at Vault 81 and talk to the Overseer, I can't go any further. The door into where the elevator is is inaccessible. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to complete a quest ...
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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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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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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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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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What affects how fast you are spotted by enemies?

From Skyrim and Oblivion that brightness and the weight of your armor have a big influence on how quickly you were spotted by an enemy or a mere house inhabitant - especially while you were sneaking. ...
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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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What literature did Nate and Nora keep on their shelves?

A few preliminary in-game details: Nate is a military veteran. Nora is (was) a lawyer. Both were new parents. They also have a newly (or semi-newly) acquired Mr. Handy. There are two named texts in ...
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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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Why do my settlers keep spawning their own armour?

Any time a settler comes to any of my settlements they come equipped with armour, which is normal. But in my save, when I try to remove that armour from their inventory, they just spawn new armour to ...
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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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Repair Teleporter in Fallout 4

I built the teleporter in Sanctuary Hills and used it to get into the Institute. The settlement was later attacked and the teleporter was damaged. Unfortunately, because it's a unique building, it ...
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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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How to get the NPC ID

I know that you can mess with NPCs when you know their ID. For example typing in the console: prid 3f2bb moveto player Selects Strong as target (where ever he may be) and then moves him to the ...
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How do I play Nuka World DLC without Internet?

I don't have wifi at home so I went to my friend's house to download the Nuka World DLC on Fallout 4 on PS4. I played it at my friend's house for a little bit then went home, and the DLC wasn't there ...
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How do I build power at the home in Diamond City?

I bought a home from the mayor of Diamond City, and the work bench won’t let me build generators but it’s saying I need one, it’s not that I don’t have the materials, the option will not show up?
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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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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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Fallout 4 DLC Items in Base Game

With Far Harbor and Nuka World installed, are any items added to the game's loot table from the beginning, or are they only available after traveling to the DLC locations?
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Fallout 4 window is too small. How do I change the size of my screen?

My Fallout 4 wasn't loading so I switched it to windows mode but it's really small. Is there anyway I can make the window bigger?
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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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Fallout 4: The Molecular Level Bug

I've just started The Molecular Level mission and I chose to go through the BoS. I just built the stabilized reflector platform, but it doesn't show it as built. It still has the hovering marker above ...
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Does the Heavy Gunner perk affect the minigun on the vertibird?

I would think it would but I can't tell. Does the Heavy Gunner perk affect the damage of the mounted Minigun found on Vertibirds?
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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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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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Queen Mirelurk SURVIVAL [duplicate]

What is the best way to kill the Queen Mirelurk on SURVIVAL level difficulty? Missles, Rifles, and mini-nukes are practically worthless and you cannot heal in combat. In addition the Queen's poison ...
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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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Tinker Tom is a wild eyed maniac who wants to inject me with strange chemicals. Should I let him?

I've just made contact with the Underground Railroad, and proven my trustworthiness. This means I get access to the secret clubhouse underground lair headquarters! All right! In the HQ, I met this ...
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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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How to workaround the Automaton unable to install the radar beacon bug?

I am stuck on the Automaton quest line "A new threat" as I cannot install the radar beacon on Ada. There seems to be a bug if you build the robotic workbench directly after meeting Ada. I can only ...
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The Cryolator disappears after using the Dogmeat glitch

Inside Vault 111, I asked Dogmeat to fetch items near where the Cryolator is stored. However, when Dogmeat retrieves the Cryolator, it disappears when he drops it. Is the Cryolator lost, or can I ...
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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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How to get past a locked door in Fort Hagen Command Center?

I’m playing through Fallout 4 again, and I’ve come across a bug in the game that’s preventing me from proceeding. While playing the quest “Reunions”, I fought my way through Fort Hagen, all the way ...
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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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Can I complete Home Sweet Home without enraging the Minute Men?

TL;DR I want to get the perks for completing Nuka World but don't want Preston to shoot me in the face. Is this possible? I'm playing the sort of character who wouldn't side with the Raiders but ...
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Where are the Overdue Books?

In the Boston Public Library you can get reward tokens for turning in books that are overdue. Where are they located? I've only been able to find 3 and I've searched for an hour. Are some not located ...
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Do critical shots affect legendary effects?

For example, I have a combat rifle with the 'Explosive' effect, i.e. it lets projectiles explode on impact, dealing additional damage. If I use a critical shot, does that affect just the base ...

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