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How do I efficiently lower my karma?

tl;dr - The most evil things you can do: Take the Devil's Highway Perk (-2000 karma) Blow up Megaton (-1000 karma) Blow up the Citadel (-1000 karma) Infect Project Purity (-1000 karma) You'll notice ...
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Why does Moira insist on you getting a mine from Minefield?

The quest Wasteland Survival Guide is not about fetching the mine, but writing a book about how to survive in the wastelands. One thing you need to know to survive is to traverse a minefield. The mine ...
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Why does Moira insist on you getting a mine from Minefield?

Because Moira is writing the Wasteland Survival Guide, and wants you to try and survive an existing minefield. She also points out the following in advance: I need someone to research how to travel ...
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Do HAM radios have a purpose?

According to the Fallout 3/NV wikia: Generally, ham radio stations are only useful in that they broadcast a radio signal and serve as a beacon to lead a player to an otherwise difficult-to-find ...
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How do I efficiently lower my karma?

By far the simplest way to acquire Bad Karma in Fallout 3, provided you have the Broken Steel add-on installed, is to take the Devil's Highway perk. It instantly sets your karma to the bare minimum of ...
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In fallout 3 where can I find the power armor training perk

This perk is acquired from Brotherhood of Steel: After gaining permission from Elder Lyons, speak to Paladin Gunny in the Bailey (Courtyard) of the Citadel. There is no charge or other ...
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Is there a Doctor anywhere on Point Lookout?

There are no doctors in Point Lookout. The only way to heal your character is through food/stimpacks and using radaway to lower your radiation level. If you have an addiction, you have to go back ...
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Why does Moira insist on you getting a mine from Minefield?

Since others have already addressed the question in the title, I'll address the question in the body: why can't I just give her a mine I found in the subway system and be done with it? According to ...
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Can I use the same save game over two discs?

Short answer You don't need to worry about it. You will be able to access your save game as usual. Long answer Your save data will not transfer from one disk to another, because the disks are not ...
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How to enlist the regulators to defend Big Town?

This is impossible. I suspect that the person who posted this bit of information on the wiki page for the quest Big Trouble in Little Town (https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Big_Trouble_in_Big_Town) was ...
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What's the highest skill level one can increase up to before potentially wasting skill points?

In order to maximise a skill, you only need to reach lv. 40. There are 25 books for each skill. Lv. + Bobblehead + (Skillbooks * Comprehension perk) = Max lv. 40 + 10 + (25 * 2) = 100 Keep in mind ...
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Where can I find the parts for a Shiskebab?

To build the Shishkebab you need: Motorcycle gas tank, there are 5 located in the Minefield Motorcycle handbreake, again two are located in the Minefield ( Each is located near the burned out remains ...
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So Custom Weapon Bonuses automatically apply to currently made weapons?

Does my currently built Shishkebab automatically have the bonus from my Shishkebab v2 schematics? No, it doesn't, but there are no weapon attack/damage bonuses gained from getting multiple copies of ...
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Fallout 3 stopped working

The fact that you're getting inconsistent (ie: different) results each time you put the disc into the console makes me wonder if this is really a problem with the disc, or one with the console itself. ...
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How to effectively engage enemies at medium to long range?

Unlike some answers above stated, there is no bullet drop in fallout 3, or New Vegas. However the game does have issues with scopes being misaligned, which means at longer ranges, the centre of the ...
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How to increase the draw distance in the Bethesda (Gamebryo engine) Fallout games?

In 'FalloutPrefs.ini': Under the [Grass] section: fGrassStartFadeDistance: the higher this number, the further away the grass will be drawn. A value of 18000 will set it to 5 cells, for example. ...
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How much the enemy attacks generally damage your armor in Fallout 3?

There's a lot of incomplete information regarding armor degradation online and what I type here may be incorrect, but based on my research it seems likely. The biggest issue is the Fallout 3 modding ...
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On PC, how do i restore my quest progression in "Picking up the Trail"

this can be done by using a couple of console commands opened with ~ sqs 00014e8c sqs is the console command for checking the quest stages while 00014e8c is the quest ID for "Picking up the Trail". ...
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Where, oh where did my Dogmeat go?

The pathfinding for NPCs in F3 (and in Bethseda's Skyrim) is sometimes a little dodgy... and to be fair, the terrains in these games can be very complicated, especially around elevation changes. As a ...
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Can I settle at the Tenpenny Tower without destroying Megaton?

If you are playing on PC then there are mods for this. I use one called Tenpenny Suite After Saving Megaton where you get the suite after dealing with the ghoul Roy and his gang.
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Why are there no tanks in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Notably, Fallout 4 contains lots and lots of old tank wrecks all over the place. So I think we can dismiss all lore arguments - the boring but likely explanation is probably that they simply weren't ...
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Is there a canonical outcome of the events in the Fallout 3 ending?

In Fallout 4, Deacon mentions how "you can drink the water" in the Capital Wasteland, hinting at the Lone Wanderer's success in the activation of Project Purity.
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Is there any way to reduce merchant repair costs?

No, there is no method in game for reducing the cost of merchant repairs. As you said, barter does not change the price that merchants repair for. You can increase the value of repairs offered by ...
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Can I disable censorship in the German version of Fallout 3?

I am not entirely sure this will work since I have been reading mixed messages about it. But there is an ini tweak you might be able to make in order to enable the blood and gore in the german version....
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Is there a console command that'll terminate a message?

Yes, you can use the console command CAM to close out of dialog menus. In context, the command CAM means "CloseAllMenus". For additional reference you can view all console commands available in ...
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Fallout 3 Crashes when trying to exit Vault 101?

My best guess would be to try and alter some settings in the game. Go to the installationfolder of your game and locate the file FalloutPrefs.ini this file might be located in the submap Fallout3. ...
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Is it possible to tag all loot which can be used in the schematics?

From what I can search, there are no mods which can be used to tag items used for crafting. If you haven't already, try searching NexusMods for item tagging, crafting or similar. You might have better ...
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How cleanly remove a perk in Fallout 3?

You can use the player.removeperk console command — see a full list of IDs here. For instance, to remove your perks use the commands: player.removeperk 00069310 player.removeperk 0004494E Since ...
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Can I use the same save game over two discs?

Yes. The save files for your games are kept on the hard drive, not the disc.
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Is there a console command to unlock all quests in Fallout 3?

All I know is how to start/reset a quest. startquest <quest_id> - to start any specified quest. resetquest <quest_id> - to reset any specified quest. If you have done everything that is ...
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