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Has Fallout 3 become a legitimate topic of discussion?

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Even modded intensively, it remains an unstable
It's pretty amusing how they haven't bothered to do remasters of their games when they're some that need it the most. Their modern engine is (can't believe I'm typing this) vastly more stable than it was in the past.
 

Jack Of Owls

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Over the last week or so I've been re-installing Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and its mods Fallout 1.5, Fallout Nevada, and Fallout Sonora (go big or go home!) with mods and patches. Every time I created a desktop shortcut and selected an icon for any of these games/mods, this little bearded slav/russian guy showed up as the icon instead of a cute Fallout Boy or cool deviant art FO one. I was convinced it was a virus from one of the Fallout mods. It turned out to be an image of Tim Cain.

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Jack Of Owls

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Even modded intensively, it remains an unstable overrated crap burden in a messy engine whatever you do. So don't bother and play something else.

New Vegas crashes all the time when i play i usually get frustrated and uninstall.

The original Fallout 1 when I played it on Windows 95/98 back in the day was the Fallout game that crashed most for me with the exception of FNV when I tried to mod it with Robco Certified. I managed to build a canine cyborg companion (Dogmeat who?) with 3 heads called Cyberus with a powerful attack. Game crashed every time I fetched him.
 

Fargus

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Over the last week or so I've been re-installing Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and its mods Fallout 1.5, Fallout Nevada, and Fallout Sonora (go big or go home!) with mods and patches. Every time I created a desktop shortcut and selected an icon for any of these games/mods, this little bearded slav/russian guy showed up as the icon instead of a cute Fallout Boy or cool deviant art FO one. I was convinced it was a virus from one of the Fallout mods. It turned out to be an image of Tim Cain.

bu8eCLk.jpg

Haha i remember this happening years ago. Because of low res it was hard to tell who's face it was and i though it was someone i know who is also a programmer and looked similar. Thought it was his prank on me. Turns out it's was just Tim Cain's fat mug. Meh.
 

laclongquan

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Engine bugs are true, both for Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.

But after two decades of modders tinkering it with it like monkeys in warehouse, most bugs are squashed.

What's left is the limitation of engine (and default design) itself, which so far is impossible to overcome.

Ugly graphic? That's because low res. Get HD/upscaled graphics in and it's good. Too few characters? Spawn mods to increase people and it's crowded. Tired of the default (and designed) trees and plants? Get the new pack of graphic for tree plants in. Hell, even rock and asphalt roads has new graphics if you bother about that.

Most of that can be helped much more by modern rig. Because most of current F3/FNV complaints come from installing too many mods with not enough resources to run them.
 
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I had the urge to play Morrowind again. Made a Dunmer Sorcerer. Just started him Yesterday

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You know what I haven't had the urge to play? FO3, FONV, FO4, Oblivion, or Skyim. Morrowind is pretty much the Bethesda's peak. The design quality has continually degraded each game after.

It's indicative of the quality of FO3 when Bethesda let Obsidian do a rushed "spinoff" of the numbered game and it turned out better than 3+4 combined. FO3 is just trash.
 

Wulfric Pinewood

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Fallout 3 is good game, replaying it now and it is sweet. I can't live without replaying Fallout games each year. Always start with Fallout 1 with FIXT from NMA and then next titles.
 

Jack Of Owls

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Don't know what mod was responsible for it but in my recent playthrough of FNV (Viva New Vegas), I encountered many more, varied and super-aggressive super mutants trying to traverse up Black Mountain to the radio station. Even with 3-4 companions, including Lobo-Ceasar (Lobotomite Caesar) that I had constructed with Caesar's extracted brain using the Robco Certified mod, it was tough but very gratifying. It brought the game to a whole new level. I'm thinking with this kind of modding for FO3, it could be quite fun to do another run, maybe with TTW. I don't worry about how bad the main quest is. I tend to ignore it.
 

Sykar

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Fallout 5: Revenge of the Daleks starring
iu

as your mother. Witness your glorious gorious birth as she presses you through her vagina and go on an epic tale recording her progressive efforts to save the Wastedlands from the menace from outer space while building Tardises all over the map. It just works!
 

wishbonetail

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Fallout 5: Revenge of the Daleks starring
iu

as your mother. Witness your glorious gorious birth as she presses you through her vagina and go on an epic tale recording her progressive efforts to save the Wastedlands from the menace from outer space while building Tardises all over the map. It just works!
Will you be able to micromanage her?
 

Ol' Willy

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The only reason to replay Fagout 3 is to make some gimmick run to demonstrate once more how shitty the game is.

I had plans to make "1 skillpoint in every skill" run because skills in Fagout 3 really don't matter, but no time so far
 

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