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Postby Ethric » Nov 18 2008, 12:42

There isn't a PC version, it's a console game that also works on the PC. What system they made it for doesn't matter, console is a state of mind. I am of course comparing 3 to 1 and 2... character creation and customization is dumbed down so the masses who have played oblivion but not Fallout won't be confused, while the ingame fonts and screens are huge and ugly so they will work on a tv screen.
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Postby Talin_Trollbane » Nov 18 2008, 14:02

yeah its basicly Oblivion but with guns and nukes, its a shame that consoles have taken over gaming like they have, no-one seems to be develop pure PC games anymore, most of the time they just do a console - PC port. :disagree:

vanilla Oblivion was epic fail, but with a motherload of homebrew mods it is awesome and enjoyable to play. but still it is noticeable that it was first designated for console release.

vanilla Fallout 3 isnt exactly epic fail, but the story got huge plotholes and the ending was just sad. hopefully Beth will release mod tools so the fans can fix the broken parts.

hopefully GTA will not go the "bad console port" way altough i am abit wary about it.
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Postby Ethric » Nov 19 2008, 11:55

Talin_Trollbane wrote:vanilla Fallout 3 isnt exactly epic fail, but the story got huge plotholes and the ending was just sad. hopefully Beth will release mod tools so the fans can fix the broken parts.


Agreed, it's much better than Oblivion out of the box. And fortunately, skillfull people have already made great progress in improving at least the game mechanics through hex-editing. Modding tools is a must, if and when they releases them the game can be made to shine.

Haven't played through to the end yet, but I've enjoyed the bits of storytelling so far, at least from sidequests. The main plot if fairly predictable, but what main plot isn't.

Read some funny arguments on other boards where people complain about some stuff, like the Tenpenny tower quests. Not to give too much away, but you'll be hard pressed to device a fairytale happy ending to that set of quests. Which is upsetting some people. Aww... GO BACK TO *insert fluffy game here* :D

And the same goes to you "the graphics are too bleak"-people :tongue:
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Postby darknessfood » Nov 19 2008, 14:15

Hey, little curious right now. What kind of mods make Oblivion better?
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Postby arturchix » Nov 19 2008, 14:45

Just check the most downloaded mods and you'll see. ;) A heavily modded Oblivion with both expansions is an entirely different game compared with the vanilla edition.

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Postby darknessfood » Nov 19 2008, 16:43

I like the Vanilla one very much, if I could enhance that, itwill be awesome!
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Postby Ethric » Nov 19 2008, 16:48

darknessfood wrote:I like the Vanilla one very much, if I could enhance that, itwill be awesome!


Heresy! 8|

This mod adds item descriptions to Fallout 3, and it looks surprisingly good. So good in fact, that one wonders "Why isn't this in the game in the first place."

http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=430
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Postby darknessfood » Nov 19 2008, 16:52

Sorry Ethric :P...
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Postby arturchix » Nov 19 2008, 19:05

Ethric wrote:
darknessfood wrote:I like the Vanilla one very much, if I could enhance that, itwill be awesome!


Heresy! 8|

This mod adds item descriptions to Fallout 3, and it looks surprisingly good. So good in fact, that one wonders "Why isn't this in the game in the first place."

http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=430

I bet it wasn't very hard to create it, just modify some Oblivion files or an already existing mod with Construction Set and there you have a Fallout 3 mod. :tongue:

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Postby Ethric » Nov 19 2008, 19:13

I'm not entirely sure what you are getting it; I have no idea how hard it was to do. But the result is good, and it's a pity even such a basic thing as item descriptions have to be modded into the game.
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Postby darknessfood » Nov 19 2008, 19:16

What he meant was that its basicly the same engine that Oblivion used, just tweaked a bit...
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Postby Ethric » Nov 19 2008, 21:45

Yeah, if only they'd tweaked a bit more.
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Postby winterfate » Nov 23 2008, 3:35

Well I've been playing Fallout III. I must say, it's a lot more impressive than I thought it was going to be. :)

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Postby Talin_Trollbane » Nov 23 2008, 14:06

winterfate wrote:Well I've been playing Fallout III. I must say, it's a lot more impressive than I thought it was going to be. :)

I love blowing people's heads off. :devil:


till you encounter the ending and the many plotholes and very strange situations. (Little Lamplight anyone?)
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Postby Veldrynus » Nov 23 2008, 19:12

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The biggest problem of this game is that it ends too fast, too suddenly and without the option to keep playing after the main quest is done. Not being able to level past 20, also makes it shorter: after a while you won't feel motivated to explore. Nevertheless it's 50-60 hours of fun.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 23 2008, 20:44

Wow, she look homely even...
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Postby Ethric » Nov 23 2008, 22:51

Looks like a weary prostitute.

About the leveling thing, it was one of the first things to be modded. And there are lots of other good correctifying mods too. Go to fallout3nexus and get yours today! ;)
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Postby arturchix » Nov 24 2008, 4:52

So are we supposed to look at her with lust? :tongue: She looks like a female Rambo.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 24 2008, 7:33

Ethric wrote:Looks like a weary prostitute.


But a homely one... the kind you go to because she reminds you of that motherly lady you used to know, just a lot slutty-er.
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Postby PhoenixReborn » Nov 25 2008, 16:55

So is the game buggy?

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Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced plans to make both its editor and downloadable content available for its award-winning game, Fallout® 3 in the coming weeks. The official editor for Fallout 3, called the G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit), will be available for free download in December and will allow Games for Windows® users to create and add their own content to the game.


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