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Why do I get accosted for taking photos of a war memorial?

Looks like this is a bug. Apparently the camera you use is considered a ranged weapon in game that fires invisible projectiles. These do not affect NPCs, however within the scope of the mission, you ...
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The monorail explodes before I can get on it

You killed the mole too fast. If you enter the watchtower and wait for the mole to finish their check-in on the radio you will hear about their plans to destroy the monorail and gain the opportunity ...
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The monorail explodes before I can get on it

What you're supposed to do is, when you enter the tower, don't move. Stay crouched and don't let the spy hear you. He'll start talking and give away the plan to blow up the monorail. Thankfully, New ...
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Why do I fail quests I haven't accepted or started?

It's because you have killed off what I'll call "objective markers" for future quests. What I mean is if there is a quest related to you interacting with a person, and you kill that person before ...
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In Fallout New Vegas should I turn on all DLC as a new player?

So, let's start with the easy ones, the 4 Courier's Stash packs, and the Gun Runners Arsenal. The Courier's Stash consists of 4 DLC add ons that each comprise one of the preorder bonuses the game ...
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How to join the NCR in Fallout New Vegas?

Play the main storyline until you reach New Vegas and get to Mr. House's Casino. If you exit the house, you'll get approached by an NCR soldier. he'll send you to the embassy, where the NCR storyline ...
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Shift slows me down instead of running

You have the Always Run function toggled on; what you're seeing when you hold shift is walking speed; the game makes the Run key function as a Walk key when Always Run is on. You may think that ...
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Which vendors have a lot of cash?

The wiki here has a list of the vendors to sell them to that should be able to afford to give you the full value of the gold bars. Remember that they'll refill their caps every so often, but it'll ...
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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 repair my weapons and armor?

You can repair your gear by opening your Pip-Boy. Go to the item you want to repair, then press the "Repair" button it shows somewhere to the right. I'm pretty sure it's R or F on default. If it's ...
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Fallout New Vegas: Max weight that can be carried

Your base weight carry weight (without perks and items) is calculated with: Carry Weight = 150 + (Strength x 10) With max Strength at 10, your base carry weight will be 150 + (10 x 10) = 150 + 100 = ...
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Where can I find information of previous Fallout games in Fallout New Vegas?

Let's break it down. The questions are: Who is the most popular NCR President of all time? What was the original capital of the NCR? What animal is on the NCR Flag? The answers are: Where would you ...
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Does the train horn noise mean anything?

Are you perhaps talking about the Bad Karma sound? It's the only sound that I would make sense of sounding like a train horn. Bad karma can only be obtained by doing "bad" things. From the wiki: ...
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Which vendors have a lot of cash?

If you have the Old World Blues DLC then: Speak to the Sink Central Intelligence Unit According to the wiki it can hold up to 14000 - 16000 caps, but I've seen it hold up to 20000 caps at one time. ...
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How do I play at the beginning of the game (spoiler warning)?

Unlike FO3 and 4, the game has very few level scaling enemies - most areas have the same enemies whether you fight them at level 1 or level 30. If you run into an enemy or group of enemies you can't ...
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What items are 100% totally useless when you have all DLC?

Here's the list of completely unusable items (which means they serve only decoration purpose - no crafting, quests, dialogues, nothing else). I'm not 100% sure the list is complete (maybe 99%) - there ...
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Does the Silent Running perk mean that I don't have to be crouched in order to sneak?

Not quite. Your speed is no longer a factor, but in order to perform the same acts as when you are sneaking (ie. Pickpocketing, etc.) you still need to be crouched. So technically speaking, you ...
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A decent starting weapon for an explosives/sneaky character on the very hard difficulty level?

Since Ratslayer seems to be the best gun you have so far I'm going to assume that you have not yet made it to Novac and thus will limit my answers to guns which can be acquired between Goodsprings (...
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Can all followers quest be done in one playthrough?

You can do all the companion quests in a single playthrough. I've done this myself. Nothing inherent in one companion's quest line will force you to be unable to complete another. There are ...
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Does your Karma level affect random encounter rate?

Karma isn't as important in FNV as it was in FO3. In FO3, it was part of a 'faction system' (of sorts) where you got certain benefits and disadvantages from being good/evil. The benefits/disadvantages ...
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What are my options as far as companions go?

There are a total of 8 companions, 6 humanoid and 2 non-humanoid. You can only have two in your party at once though, 1 humanoid and 1 non-humanoid. The following is a list of the companions. ...
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How to get NCR Ranger armor/gear in Fallout New Vegas?

As seen on the wiki, there are a few ways to get NCR armor: With a "liked" or higher reputation with the NCR, Colonel James Hsu will give the Courier a key to the NCR Ranger Safehouse. Inside are a ...
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Please help me install this game

Activate Product with Steam Right click on the game in steam and choose to delete local content (this will stop the download) Leave Steam open (don't end the process/executable) Open the setup from ...
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