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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 can I safely use traps in my settlements?

As far as I can tell, the correct way to use traps for defense in my settlements is to place a trigger (plate or tripwire) where an enemy is likely to walk over it, place a trap nearby the trigger, ...
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Can I build my own cymbal monkey traps?

One of the strangest traps in Fallout 4 is the motion-sensitive cymbal monkey trap: a toy monkey that starts playing the cymbals when you get near it, with a trigger attached to it. You can't pick ...
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Is there any significance to the “big name toys” in Fallout 4?

Scattered in among the random junk in Fallout 4 are a couple of recurring toys, that are of rather large size. You find parts for a Giddyup Buttercup (and a complete one, at one point), a lot of ...
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Fallout 4 powering up radio transmitter [duplicate]

I am doing a minuteman quest name Taking Independence and it wants me to power up a radio transmitter. I built a small generator and attached the cables, but it doesn't seem to work. Any advice?
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Where to get Child of Atom rags?

I recently started a new character, where he aligns himself with Child of Atom. I've done the Far Harbour story, and I want to make some settlements for the cult. Just wondering if anyone has any ...
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How can I find my followers? [duplicate]

The other day, while attempting to snipe an enemy, Dogmeat kept stepping in my way, so I told him to wait, out of the way. After all the action was over, I went and collected my loot, and went on my ...
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Are automatrons counted as “companions” by “Lone Wanderer” perk?

So, in Fallout 4 we have the perk "Lone Wanderer", which applies a lot of useful buffs to a character, if he is not accompanied by a companion. And in "Automatron" DLC, we have ability to create ...
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Can I take a Power Armor Frame from a corpse? [duplicate]

In Fallout 4, Power Armor Frames are an essential item for any hoarder. From reading the wiki it appears you can only buy them, apart from one (as well as the one you get from the Preston Harvey ...
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Is it possible in Fallout 4 to get the Finch and Abernathy kids together?

After rescuing Jake Finch from Saugus Ironworks during the quest "Out of the Fire", and then convincing him to go back to his family, his mother Abigail can be overheard telling him that he needs to ...
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Why am I seeing purple hedges in Sanctuary Hills when adding mods?

I've been playing fallout 4 with mods. Lately I've been coming across Sanctuary Hills having purple hedges, and some things load in at a certain angle. I've tried removing certain mods affecting ...
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How do I get the castle radio working again?

Okay, so I had the radio running before (completed independence day quest) and the minute man was assigned to it. But I was experimenting with power and caused everyone to unassign from their jobs. ...
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Can I deactivate this quest in Nukaworld?

In Nukaworld, I talked with the doctor and accidentally started the quest to kill all the raider bosses. I don't want to do this, but now it won't let me power up Nukaworld until I do. Is there any ...
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What is the most powerful semi automatic non legendary weapon with all the perks?

What is the most powerful single shot non explosive and non legendary weapon in the Fallout 4 vanilla game with these requirements: You have all the perks (including the companion perks). You have ...
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After killing on VATS mode, I'm waiting for the kill cam to end, but my enemies aren't!

The situation is this: I'm attacked by a bunch of enemies, so I go in VATS mode and plan a sequence of shots for a few ones. When I kill one, by the time I target the next one, I'm in slow motion kill ...
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Underground Undercover: Canceling Possible?

I want to fail underground undercover (because I joined the institute) but I don't know if it is possible. If it does not affect my relationship with the institute, or if I can fail this quest please ...
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What is/How to use a FO4Edit Merged Patch?

I've been playing my Bethesda games modded for years, but there's a concept I never quite grasped (I think). I've got too many mods in Fallout 4 for the lead byte that handles the load order, and ...
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Do bigger Cooking Stations give more XP per food cooked?

So there are a few different types of Cooking Stations, such as the small one that's basically just a pot on the ground, a slightly bigger one with a hanging pot with a seat made of concrete blocks, ...
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Is it possible to make covenant city a settlement by capturing it forcefully?

I discovered covenant city but no quest related to it yet. Is it possible to kill all the inhabitants and make it one of my settlements?
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Why are all Super Mutants male?

At least they all sound male...but why? I don't really know of any super mutant backstory, such as how they were created (which may lead to an answer), but I never once heard a super mutant that ...
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Why do I sometimes use stimpaks instead of my weapon during VATS?

I have noticed that sometimes in VATS mode when I try to fire my weapon, instead of firing, my character will use a stimpak and VATS will be cut off. Why does this occur and what can I do to control ...
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How can I prevent settlement growth?

How can I effectively prevent settlement growth (as in stop the population from increasing) in Fallout 4 while maintaining relatively high happiness (say at least 70)? For example, if I want to use ...
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What do companions look for when looting corpses?

When you tell your companion to loot a corpse, what do they look for on the body? I think they take things that I'd find useless, so I do the looting myself, but it would be nice to have them loot ...
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Why does a holotape in Gunners Plaza weigh 17.4 pounds?

I was going throughout Gunners Plaza when I came across a holotape in Captain Wes' safe. It was titled 'Automatic Assault Rifle', and weighed 17.4 pounds, about as much as an assault rifle. The ...
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I can't make Fallout 4 work

When I go to load my copy of Fallout 4 on my Xbox One it goes to the "please stand by" screen and then it loads for 1-2 minutes and then crashes. I am very confused and I can't find anyone else with ...
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What is the point of an empty VATS?

In Fallout 4, when there is no one in your sight, a short press on VATS button will do nothing. A long press, however, will activate an empty VATS. Is there a use for this? Long press (Hold) VATS ...
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How many crops can one settler harvest?

A person on a different website said it's a 1:6 ratio, which I'm sure is true, but does the '6' mean 6 'value', as in they can harvest 6 crops worth 1 food each or 12 crops worth .5 food each? Or is ...
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What do these buttons mean in a Pulowski Preservation shelter?

On the inside, Pulowski Preservation shelters are equiped like this: These 6 buttons don't have any actual ingame use but they could have meant something in the game history, or maybe an abandoned ...
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If I get my personal quarters in the Institute, then attack the Institute later do I lose everything in the quarters?

The Institute would get blown up, and if I left things in there, are they gone forever, or are they teleported to one of my settlements?
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Is it possible to change the damage of the Fat Man globally with console commands?

In Fallout 4, I don't care to use the Fat Man and I don't want it used on me. I would settle for reducing its damage and radius. I don't mind just typing in a console command when I start the game. ...
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How do people know how to use a Power Armor?

In the previous Fallout games, not anyone could use a Power Armor. You needed a specific training to be able to use it. Now in Fallout 4, you, raiders and settlers seem to know how to use it. Is ...
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Cryolator disappears after using Dogmeat glitch (PS4)

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 dlc problems

I dont have wifi at home so I went to my friends house to download the Nuka World DLC on Fallout 4 on PS4. I played it at my friends house for a little bit then went home, and the DLC wasnt there ...
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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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Why does Fallout 4 load with broken textures?

I recently upgraded my computer to play Steam games in better quality. Whenever I play Fallout 4, the character starts with square rainbow colored skin. There is also severe asset glitching making it ...
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Gunner artillery fire

I'm playing on "normal" difficulty and am about level 30. When I am in combat with Gunner faction, I frequently get hit with artillery - I can hear the missile incoming and then the world turns to ...
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How do I start Fallout 4 on my Primary Monitor?

I'm trying to play Fallout 4. It used to work fine on this machine, but have since reformatted and reinstalled. The issue is, it always appears on my right side monitor (I have 3 monitors). The ...
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Do settlers assigned to Scavenging Stations collect physical junk from around the settlement?

For role-playing reasons, I like to keep or avoid scrapping certain junk items in my settlement for decoration or to bring out an effect (e.g. I kept the junk postboxes on the streets of Sanctuary ...
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Fallout 4 Conveyors

I've spent quite some time putting together a factory in my main settlement. I've got the manufacturing expanded mod installed and I'm using the recycler as the start point, then some component ...
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Problem powering up the signal in interceptor

I did this whole set up but it still says I need to power up the signal interceptor but I don't know who can anyone help me please.
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Fallout 4 - selection in settlement

I was just wondering if there is a way to customize selections in settlements by using console, mod or something. By selection I mean when in build mode I hold "E" key while aiming at object, it will ...
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Track “…The Harder They Fall” achievement

I am working towards the "...The Harder They Fall" achievement on Fallout 4, Xbox One. Is there a way that I can see how many giant creatures I have killed, out of the 5? There is no progress ...
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How to count and group items on a line in the Fallout 4 Contraptions DLC?

I have been trying to set up a line with two ammunition factories. I'm using 3 hoppers to drop 1 fertilizer, 1 lead, and another lead on a single conveyor to make 10mm rounds. I've been googling and ...
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How long does a Radiation Storm usually last?

I'm playing in Survival Mode. A Radiation Storm started so I found shelter in a closed building. I've been waiting for 24 ingame hours now, checking every two ingame hours if the storm has passed, ...
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Why do I turn into a fireball when I exit power armor?

I am working with mods, so that may be the issue, but it's annoying because I entered a suit of power armor and when I exited my character was in a fireball. If I enter the power armor I return to ...
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Helping Preston and forgetting about Shaun

My cynical character believes that Shaun is dead and will never be found, and so he hasn't even headed to Diamond City to look for him. He does, however, like the look of this Preston fellow and ...
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Is it possible to fix Takahashi?

In Fallout 4, is there any way to "fix" Takahashi (the noodle Protectron in Diamond City) so that he can speak English to the Sole Survivor? Or is he broken forever?
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How can I see my full character without idling? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can see my full character without having to tilt the camera down at him? The only way that works is having my character idle and rotating the camera around him.
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Fallout 4 What happens to Minutemen (spoilers)

I'm at the point of no return, but by siding with the BOS what is the fate of the Minutemen? If I can continue with the Minutemen after destroying the institute will they ask me to destroy the BOS?
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Does the Iron Fist perk affect melee weapons?

I'm aware of the Big Leagues perk, but can the Iron Fist perk affect a melee weapon such as brass knuckles?
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Why is my character model constantly shrinking? [closed]

So, I have this curious problem with my character model. The problem being that my character models shrink when I exit V.A.T.S or enter a new area. The commands player.setscale and player.modscale are ...