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The fourth cRPG in the Fallout series and standalone sequel to Fallout 3, set in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. Developed by Obsidian and published by Bethesda.

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Can't mod weapons in New Vegas

I just bought a scope for my hunting rifle and when I moused over it and pressed x nothing happened. The option to mod it isn't grayed out, and I've tried buying other weapons and mods and they didn't ...
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How do I un-hotkey an item in Fallout New Vegas?

I have learned hotkey items, but I do not know how to deselect/remove hotkeys, even if I hold the hotkey and press the hotkey item, it doesn't work. Dropping works, but it goes back when you take the ...
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How to open the maintenance door in the sierra madre vault

I'm trying to sneak out of the vault and trapping Elijah by going to the left but I always get stopped by a maintenance door with no way to get through, it just says I need a key. Is there a way to ...
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Do guns in Fallout New Vegas use hitscan or fire bullet projectiles?

In New Vegas (and Fallout 3, which runs on the same engine) when using VATS you can see your character fire a projectile which takes time to travel to your opponent, and the health bar only drops when ...
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How do I go to The Fort from Cottonwood Cove if I'm vilified by the Legion?

I was playing Fallout: New Vegas and I'm trying to go to The Fort so I can kill Benny and hopefully get Maria. But after killing both Vulpes Inculta at Nipton and a couple of their groups of ...
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VaultMP - Player creation with BaseID and NetworkID failed error

One of my friends and I decided to install VaultMP from Nexus Mods recently. We managed to create a server using the files provided (vaultmaster and vaultserver), and both of us can see the server ...
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Intelligence & Skill points in Fallout: New Vegas

Intelligence increase the rate you get spendable skill points per level, but what i am wondering is this retroactive? The calculation = 10 + (0.5 * Intelligence ) per level. So a level 10 character ...
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Can I Unlock The Fallout: New Vegas Steam Achievements If I Buy It Through Bethesda.Net?

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition is currently 50% off on the Bethesda.net launcher. If I buy it there, can I just add it to my Steam account and earn the Steam achievements for Fallout: New Vegas, ...
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Fallout New vegas NCR

Now i have been playing a lot of fallout new vegas and ive gotten quite far with the faction yes man(All the way to the quest to get into the electrical station)But i want to join the NCR as my main ...
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Are perk modifiers to weapon damage added before or after DT is applied?

The combat damage formula on the wiki seems to indicate that perk bonuses to combat damage is added after DT has been applied. However if I take the Cowboy perk the dam stat on the weapon is increased ...
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How does weapon skill affect weapon damage in New Vegas

On the wiki page for combat skills the formula given indicates that weapon damage should scale linearly with weapon skill from 0.5x at 0 skill to 1.5x at 100 skill. However the wiki page with the ...
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Fallout: New Vegas Audio Glitch

So I'm having this weird issue while playing Fallout: New Vegas. At first, I thought I was unable to hear any kind of music or dialogues while playing the game but I just figured out that I can ...
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How do I become an honorary member in the white glove society?

I am trying to complete the quest beyond the beef but I can't seem to get Marjorie to allow me to become a honorary member no matter what i do, can someone tell me what might need to do?
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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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A decent starting weapon for an explosives/sneaky character on the very hard difficulty level?

I'm playing Fallout: New Vegas at Very Hard difficulty as an explosive - sneak character currently at level 7. The problem I'm facing is the lack of a decent weapon. I've been able to do quite a bit ...
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Fallout New Vegas, hardcore mode. A doctor refuses to heal non-crippled damaged limb of the Courier in full hp

Playing Hardcore mode, according to https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Hardcore_mode "Limbs can only be restored by a doctor's bag, hydra, weapon binding ritual, healing poultice, Auto-Doc, or by ...
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Questions about Fallout New Vegas damage calculations

How do limb damage multipliers interact when using limb damage multiplier unarmed weapon ( Fist of Rawr ) and using the cross attack in VATS that has limb multiplier too? Fist of Rawr is 2x limb and ...
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What can I invest in with my excess of Caps?

After a few lucky nights gambling on the Strip, a successful raid on a mysterious vault, and a smattering of snow globes my Courier has acquired an excess of 100,000 bottle caps. Now that I have all ...
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Is there any benefit to sparing feral ghouls during Come Fly With Me?

During the quest Come Fly With Me leader Jason Bright states "Please, wanderer, bear in mind that every feral ghoul you spare now is one that we can save later." Is there any benefit to avoid ...
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Would killing the holdout guard at casinos prevent them disarming me in the future?

Based on the answer to this question there isn't a way to keep my weapon hotkeys after being disarmed apart from using mods. If I can't keep my hotkeys, can I instead stop myself from being disarmed? ...
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How can I keep my hotkeyed weapons after getting searched at a casino?

I love using hotkeys to bind my weapons to one button, but after visiting a casino the guards will remove my weapons (except holdout weapons). Once I leave the casino I'll get my weapons back but my ...
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The monorail explodes before I can get on it

I'm trying to do the mission I Put a Spell on You. I staked out the control tower until I saw the mole go inside. Then I ran in and pulled out my shotgun. The mole said "You're getting too close, ...
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What happens with a companion's quest if I dismiss one in Fallout: New Vegas?

Can I hire the companion again and continue the quest? Do I need to start the quest from beginning? Regarding Boon, does it count if I fight the Legion without him and then hire him again?
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How can I be idolized by NCR, yet attacked by NCR troopers in NCRCF?

I was playing Fallout NV and before I ever set my foot on NCRCF soil I had neutral reputation with Powder Gangers. I helped them out and when there was an option to kill NCR troopers on my way out, I ...
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Killing Ulysses after talking him down, Fallout NV

I really disliked Ulysses in the Lonesome Road DLC but I did not want to deal with Marked Men alone. I talked him down and after he killed everyone I put 30 plasma mines under his feet and exploded ...
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Why does Veronica attack me?

I don't know why but Veronica attacks me! I'm not wearing faction armor my companion is Cass and I am idolized by Brotherhood. Can it be fixed on Xbox? Or should I use previous save?
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FO:NV: Which "pistol-type weapon" perks affect the sawed-off shotgun?

There are some perks in Fallout: New Vegas that boost performance of one-handed guns, for example: Gunslinger "While using a pistol (or similar one-handed weapon), your chance to hit in V.A....
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How do I play at the beginning of the game (spoiler warning)?

I tried to play the game, and failed utterly. I did the tutorial, then tried to make my way to new vegas. Of course, I ran into caesar's legion at that one town. I saved the people they kidnapped, ...
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Can I run Fallout : New Vegas without a video card? [duplicate]

I was looking at my laptop's specifications ( an Hp probook ) and it doesn't have a video card. Can I still get and run Fallout : New Vegas? Not the ultimate edition.
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What's the max DT without wearing armor in Fallout New Vegas?

I'm roleplaying now with a character who wears no armor, only fancy suits. I could use a combination of perks and skills (so far I'm planning on getting the implant and the toughness perk), but is ...
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Where can I find mini-nukes in Fallout: New Vegas?

I would very much like to find mini-nukes in Fallout: New Vegas. I have beaten the game multiple times but have not found any mini-nukes. A little help, please.
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Help with the quest "Oh my Papa!"

I finished the quest "Don't make a beggar of me" and later I started "Oh my Papa!". I went to talk to Melissa but she is gone, according to the wiki this may happen sometimes. Since I am on PC is ...
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Which are the factionless quests in New Vegas that reward with enough experience points to reach a high level?

I'm finally running for and independent Vegas in Fallout: New Vegas and I want to do as many quests as I can in order to level up to level 25 and then play the DLC's. Since I'm roleplaying independent ...
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How can I disable the in-game console in Fallout: New Vegas?

As brought up in related questions here on Arqade, the in-game console can easily disable achievements if you accidentally hit the tilde button ~, furthermore for people who lack the self-control not ...
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Fallout: New Vegas stopped recognizing my controller

I have a wired Xbox 360 controller I use for all my controller needs when playing a game on my computer, Fallout: New Vegas included. Recently, while playing New Vegas, I accidentally unplugged my ...
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Can I pass a skill check even if my skill level is below the requirement?

Is possible in Fallout New Vegas to pass a skill check if your skill level is below the level required? I have tried several times but I always fail. For example if I'm talking to an NPC and I want ...
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Which quests should I take to get an independent New Vegas and happy endings?

After hours role-playing Fallout New Vegas as a good guy, I got to meet Yes Man and now I am planning on play for an independent New Vegas. I'd like to know which quests I should do from now on cause ...
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Where can I find information of previous Fallout games in Fallout New Vegas?

While I was doing the quest "G.I Blues" I took the option of passing a test with the missionary guy, and he asked me for the first president of NCR, the original town where the NCR was founded and the ...
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Items don't appear at Rangers Safe-house fater updating to patch 1.4.0525

After getting a high reputation with NCR, Colonel Hsu gave me the key to the Rangers Safe-house near Black Mountain. I went there but reward items were missing, such as the Rangers Combat Armor and ...
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ED-E turned hostile and I can't complete it's quest

I had ED-E and Cass as my companions for a while, but I decided to go solo so I left them waiting in my home. After some days they returned to their respective origin places. I lost the perk ...
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Can I raise the volume of the radio music?

This is sort of a two part question, so bear with me. I've got Radio volume turned up all the way in the settings, but the music playing over the Mojave Music and New Vegas radio stations is still ...
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Why do I fail quests I haven't accepted or started?

How can I fail quests if I haven't started them yet, or even accepted them? For example I went to prison to save the new sheriff for Primm, and while killing the Powder Gangers I got the message ...
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Who are the writers of the stories in Fallout: New Vegas

I'm looking for names of specific people.
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Is there a way to add Skyrim-like quest markers in Fallout New Vegas?

Going back for a yet another playthrough of Fallout New Vegas, is there a way to add quest markers on doors and above people similar to Skyrim?
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Please help me install this game

I bought Fallout New Vegas recently (retail) and decided to install it today. I'll cut right to it. I don't have WIFI I used my phone's data to register the game and then tried to install the game via ...
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What will happen when I ignite the flammable gas for Keely?

I'm currently exploring Vault 22 for a couple of quests: There Stands the Grass and I Could Make You Care. I've just spoken with Keely and downloaded the experimental data needed for the quests from ...
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What could go wrong with installing the DLCs for fallout new vegas on xbox 360 in the middle of the game

I have the DLCs and I'm so tempted to install them for cool stuff and more weapons to complete my collection..but I've heard so many bugs and corruptions that have happened to other people's consoles ...
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Glitch on Freeside

I was looking at glitches for Fallout: New Vegas on Wikia and... I came across a bug that was talking about how a building near Mick & Ralph's would glitch out and "walk" towards you or something? ...
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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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Chart for Fame/Infamy for Fallout New Vegas?

When first gaining a level of Fame and Infamy in Fallout New Vegas the game gave you a chart of what every title meant. I accidentally quickly exited out of this and I can't find its image anywhere ...
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