Fallout 3

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Fallout 3
Developer(s) Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks
Series Fallout
Release date(s) NA October 28, 2008
EU October 30, 2008
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLES00333 (IRD), BLES00334 (IRD), BLES00336 (IRD), BLES00337 (IRD), BLES00400 (IRD), BLUS30185 (IRD)
Game of the Year Edition
BLES00737 (IRD), BLES00739 (IRD), BLES00742 (IRD), BLUS30451 (IRD), BLUS30455 (IRD)
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Fallout 3 is a 2008 post-apocalyptic action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The third major installment in the Fallout series, it is the first game to be created by Bethesda since it bought the franchise from Interplay Entertainment. The game marks a major shift in the series by using 3D graphics and real-time combat, replacing the 2D isometric graphics and turn-based combat of previous installments. It was released worldwide in October 2008 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

The game is set within a post-apocalyptic, open world environment that encompasses a scaled region consisting of the ruins of Washington, D.C. and much of the countryside to the north and west of it, referred to as the "Capital Wasteland". It takes place within Fallout's usual setting of a world that deviated into an alternate timeline thanks to atomic age technology, which eventually led to its devastation by a nuclear apocalypse in the year 2077 (referred to as "The Great War"), caused by a major international conflict between the United States and China over natural resources and the last remaining supplies of untapped uranium and Crude oil. The main story takes place in the year 2277, around 36 years after the events of Fallout 2, of which it is not a direct sequel. Players take control of an inhabitant of Vault 101, one of several underground shelters created before the Great War to protect around 1,000 humans from the nuclear fallout, who is forced to venture out into the Capital Wasteland to find their father after he disappears from the Vault under mysterious circumstances. They find themselves seeking to complete their father's work while fighting against the Enclave, the corrupt remnants of the former U.S. government that seeks to use it for their own purposes.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
Driver wake-up delay 200 Setting this to 200-400 μs greatly reduces random crashes

Known Issues

This game suffers from occasional vertex explosions, particularly in areas like Rivet City and Tenpenny Tower. These can be typically be resolved by fast travelling to a distant location and back, or by restarting the emulator.

Special Notes

Patches

PPU-ef1de7a2b91566a4b0e2acc177a6c2f1cecdfd7e:
  Infinite Ammo & Consumables:
    Games:
      "Fallout 3 GOTY Edition":
        BLUS30451: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: Best used with the Infinite Carry Weight Patch; affects many items in the game, not just ammo and consumables. While this patch is enabled, affected items can't be removed from your inventory, and dropping them will duplicate them. Items can be sold for caps, but they do not leave your inventory.
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x004140D8, 0x60000000 ]
      - [ be32, 0x004134E8, 0x60000000 ] 
  Infinite Caps:
    Games:
      "Fallout 3 GOTY Edition":
        BLUS30451: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: Essentially permanent if you save with this patch enabled - adds over 1 billion caps to your inventory which will remain after the patch is disabled.
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x0041DE7C, 0x90630004 ]
  No Weapon Degradation:
    Games:
      "Fallout 3 GOTY Edition":
        BLUS30451: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: Using weapons and armor does not affect their condition. Repairing items brings them to perfect condition.
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x00386AC8, 0x60000000 ]
  No Reloading:
    Games:
      "Fallout 3 GOTY Edition":
        BLUS30451: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: Press square to instantly reload single-shot weapons like the Missile Launcher and Fat Man.
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x0040F980, 0x60000000 ]
  Infinite Carry Weight:
    Games:
      "Fallout 3 GOTY Edition":
        BLUS30451: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes:
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x00420594, 0x903F0008 ]
  Unlock FPS:
    Games:
      "Fallout 3 GOTY Edition":
        BLUS30451: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: Aphelion, illusion
    Notes: Set the framelimiter to 60, as things will break over 60 FPS.
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x00702BCC, 0x60000000 ]