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Fallout New Vegas: Post in the NEW thread, you dorks.

SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Games and Technology
WATCH THE GOD DAMN SPOILERS

Seriously, the game is less than two days old in some places and not even out for a bunch of others and people're getting careless about spoiling shit. If you want to talk about some spoilerous material, give it a good and proper label and warning of some sort above the spoiler button, like the name of the quest or the name of the location or the name of the character if the name alone isn't a gigantic-ass spoiler, and don't be using spoiler tags for stupid shit like hiding emotes and whatever.

Got framerate problems and the like? Take a look at this.

STEAM PLAYERS TAKE HEED! DISABLE STEAM CLOUD!
It's already been said a bunch and supposedly the latest PC patch fixes this, but if you're using Steam to play New Vegas and have Steam Cloud running it'll fuck up your quick and autosaves, if not also your manual ones. Make sure you disable the Steam Cloud for New Vegas by right-clickin' to Properties, Updates, and de-check the Steam Cloud enabler box. If you had it running but disabled it, make sure you clear out the drive-side data by going to Steam\Userdata\(User Number)\22380 (or check which one's been updated the most recently)\saves.

Left-handed and hate the 1-0 hotkey setup? Orpheus has you covered:

If you are left handed and would like the inventory hotkeys to be Numpad 1-8 instead of 1-8, I found what to change in the Falloutprefs.ini file. They are listed under controls.

Hotkey1=004FFFFF
Ammo Swap=0050FFFF
Hotkey3=0051FFFF
Hotkey4=004BFFFF
Hotkey5=004CFFFF
Hotkey6=004DFFFF
Hotkey7=0047FFFF
Hotkey8=0048FFFF

Don't forget to made it Read Only after you save it or it will get over-written.

I'm still at the beginning of the game so I can't confirm the the Ammo Swap part works correctly.

Also add this in so the mouse moves at a reasonable rate in menus:

fForegroundMouseAccelBase=0
fForegroundMouseAccelTop=0
fForegroundMouseBase=0
fForegroundMouseMult=0



We needed a new thread to talk, and here it is. I'll get more shit in here after I get a good morning's sleep.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    oh ha, ok I guess I'll post this here instead!

    oh god, 2:30am already?! well time to go to sleep, i gotta work in the morning! Sadly I won't be able to play again until Sunday as I'm visiting the inlaws for the weekend

    My save reads as 17 hours played and I'm a "Paragon" hehe, yay super good character. Everybody loves me! And my level 17 dude has 90 in speech so basically everybody just does what I want them to.

    Also oh my god Gahmora quest? soo good, basically right out of Goodfellas.

    And now I'm off to bed.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I am enjoying this game.

    Right over "Meeting people" magazine in my inventory is "Human Remains". This amuses me much more than it should.

  • DaemonionDaemonion Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I think I'm almost done with Fallout 3, then I'll pick up New Vegas.

    I just got to the point where:
    Spoiler:

    Just out curiosity, how much further do I have in the main quest?

    Strain 121 wrote: »
    Spoiler:

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  • Renegade WolfRenegade Wolf Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Daemonion wrote: »
    I think I'm almost done with Fallout 3, then I'll pick up New Vegas.

    I just got to the point where:
    Spoiler:

    Just out curiosity, how much further do I have in the main quest?

    Very little. Probably under an hour to go.

  • DaemonionDaemonion Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Daemonion wrote: »
    I think I'm almost done with Fallout 3, then I'll pick up New Vegas.

    I just got to the point where:
    Spoiler:

    Just out curiosity, how much further do I have in the main quest?

    Very little. Probably under an hour to go.
    Then fuck sleep. LET'S DO THIS!

    Strain 121 wrote: »
    Spoiler:

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Aegeri wrote: »
    I am enjoying this game.

    Right over "Meeting people" magazine in my inventory is "Human Remains". This amuses me much more than it should.

    Does anything actually happen if someone views you eating someone else?

    I ate a Khan right in front of like 5 NCR dudes and nothing happened

  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Aegeri wrote: »
    I am enjoying this game.

    Right over "Meeting people" magazine in my inventory is "Human Remains". This amuses me much more than it should.

    Does anything actually happen if someone views you eating someone else?

    I ate a Khan right in front of like 5 NCR dudes and nothing happened

    that's probably due to factions

    according to the perk description its considered a 'crime against nature'

    whatever the fuck that means

  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Were they actually detectin'? Gotta' sneak to do it, so maybe if it was night or whatever nobody noticed.

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Well my relationship with the NCR is currently "Hated" so I'm the last person they would let get away with something. :P

    And yeah they were detecting. Maybe just a glitch

    edit: Actually maybe my stealth is just that good. I had ED-E next to me, and it said detected, but I figured that wouldn't come up if only companions saw you.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    WMain00 wrote:
    I'm not buying New Vegas. That it still has those annoyingly useless 5 voice actors that couldn't convey a single bit of emotion whatsoever is really what has totally put me off the game. I don't mind LOLOBSIDIAN bugs, but that they've not changed these voice actors means playing New Vegas would just be another cold, lonely, emotionless trip through a wasteland for me.

    :(

    Uh...

    New Vegas

    Fallout 3

    I'm not sure if I see any overlap.

    Yeah, they have changed the voice actors, although Yuri Lowenthal voices so many characters in this game. I liked him in .hack//G.U., but outside of that I'm starting to dislike his voice. This isn't a con against the game, though.

    It's especially funny talking to one character in a building who directs you to another in the same building, and this second character has the same voice as the first. Damn you, Yuri Lowenthal!

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Got a couple of hours into New Vegas, feels good to back in the Fallout 'verse.

    One question though, is there someone in the first town who does weapon repairs?

  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    Yeah, they have changed the voice actors, although Yuri Lowenthal voices so many characters in this game. I liked him in .hack//G.U., but outside of that I'm starting to dislike his voice. This isn't a con against the game, though.

    It's especially funny talking to one character in a building who directs you to another in the same building, and this second character has the same voice as the first. Damn you, Yuri Lowenthal!
    Is he the dude that sorta' sounds like Cam Clarke? I think my record for the Human Yuripede is like 4 dudes in a row, it's like half the god damn game is voiced by him.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Finally, a new thread.

    I'm in Freeside.

    I'm about to make the Von Trapp family wish they were never born when I'm done brutalizing them up the ass.

    Followers of the Apocalypse for the mother-fucking one dimensional win. When all causes are lost, why not just take up the best one.

  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Observation and questions about the quest Hard Luck Blues
    Spoiler:

    Short, non spoiler version: WTF this doesn't make sense.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    BlackDove wrote: »
    :Stuff:
    DAMN IT SON WHAT DID THE TITLE TELL YOU WHEN YOU CAME IN HERE

    EDIT: And here comes Harvest to mess up my reply.

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sorenson wrote: »
    DAMN IT SON WHAT DID THE TITLE TELL YOU WHEN YOU CAME IN HERE

    EDIT: And here comes Harvest to mess up my reply.

    Wat. I labeled my spoiler.

    EDIT: haha now there are two failures.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Dude above you, m'boy.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Nothing I said was a spoiler.

    Relax.

  • ElitistbElitistb Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    One nitpick I have. Why do I gain karma by shooting a particular faction, then lose it by stealing from them (especially after I killed all of them within any reasonable difference)?

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Elitistb wrote: »
    One nitpick I have. Why do I gain karma by shooting a particular faction, then lose it by stealing from them (especially after I killed all of them within any reasonable difference)?
    Because karma loss for theft is dumb and Obsidian didn't hear or care about the tide of bitching about it from FO3.

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  • P10P10 An Idiot with Low IQ Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Elitistb wrote: »
    One nitpick I have. Why do I gain karma by shooting a particular faction, then lose it by stealing from them (especially after I killed all of them within any reasonable difference)?
    Because it's okay to blow their heads off, but if you touch the stuff in that box you are going to hell.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    Yeah, they have changed the voice actors, although Yuri Lowenthal voices so many characters in this game. I liked him in .hack//G.U., but outside of that I'm starting to dislike his voice. This isn't a con against the game, though.

    It's especially funny talking to one character in a building who directs you to another in the same building, and this second character has the same voice as the first. Damn you, Yuri Lowenthal!
    Is he the dude that sorta' sounds like Cam Clarke? I think my record for the Human Yuripede is like 4 dudes in a row, it's like half the god damn game is voiced by him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPZnoffyuM4

    I also hear Liam O'Brien a ton in this, too.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Elitistb wrote: »
    One nitpick I have. Why do I gain karma by shooting a particular faction, then lose it by stealing from them (especially after I killed all of them within any reasonable difference)?

    Because religion expressed in code is always psychotic.

  • ElmoogleElmoogle Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Noticed some people in the previous thread talking about their inability to find good rifles. There's a sniper rifle laying on the top bunk of the 1st Recon tent in Ft. McCarran. It has served admirably in the development of a new medical technique I like to call long distance brain surgery.

    I am absolutely having a ball with this game. The first ten hours or so were incredibly tense with my weakly little courier tiptoeing through the desert trying not to aggro any nasty creatures. The faction system made me feel like I'd really screwed up when I realized the Powder Gangers controlled most of the road south of Goodsprings. It really captured the feel I got from the first few hours of Fallout 3 before I'd reached level 6 or so and had become death incarnate. Combat got easier once I got to the companions. Had some good times mopping up Legionaries with Boone then traded him out for faclon-punching Felicia Day. Then I reached New Vegas and the plot EXPLODED.

    QUESTS. QUESTS EVERYWHERE.

    I kind of feel I missed out a bit with Freeside though, as I'd been a huge miser so far and already had enough cash to get on the strip. The game makes it pretty obvious that the devs wanted you to slum it out on the outskirts for a while before you actually got into the shiny side of town. Perhaps they should have made you pay 2000 caps rather than just having it. That would have definitely made me consider getting in with the Kings. Of course I will still go back and do those missions, but I'm just doing them for the hell of it now rather than out of necessity and that bothers my silly role-playing nerd sensibilities.

    Oh and a quick tip for anybody else using Veronica/going melee with their main character. Mild spoilers for her mission:
    Spoiler:

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  • DraperDraper __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2010
    I'm 6 hours in and New Vegas is so much better than Fallout 3 its ridiculous. I know the world actually is bigger than F3, but it feels like 10 times bigger. I feel like I've covered a huge amount of ground going from Goodsprings to Novac, but I've actually covered almost nothing. Atmosphere, music, combat, every single thing is improved over F3. At this rate this might be my favorite game of the year, tied very close with Mass Effect 2. I guess the best thing I can say about this, like others have said, is it captures a 3D transition from Fallout 1 and 2 wayyy more than F3 did.

    Also, everyone needs to get the depth of field mod, makes the game so much prettier.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Aegeri wrote: »
    I am enjoying this game.

    Right over "Meeting people" magazine in my inventory is "Human Remains". This amuses me much more than it should.

    Does anything actually happen if someone views you eating someone else?

    I ate a Khan right in front of like 5 NCR dudes and nothing happened

    They have to see you do it, if you're hidden you can do it without anyone noticing. Anyone who does immediately becomes hostile and tries to kill you. It also impacts any factions reputation with you if they see it.

  • AlazullAlazull Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm thinking Karma doesn't really matter as much, as I'm pretty sure mine is low and everyone loves me.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck NONSTOP INFINITE CLIMAX POSTING you must go on i cant go on ill go onRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I wish your character melee'd faster in vats than they do - with a gun your opponents don't even get to shoot, but with melee not only do you have to get to point blank but they shoot you up too :/

    Also, is back slash just less ap costing standard melee attack?

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  • ElmoogleElmoogle Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    Yeah, they have changed the voice actors, although Yuri Lowenthal voices so many characters in this game. I liked him in .hack//G.U., but outside of that I'm starting to dislike his voice. This isn't a con against the game, though.

    It's especially funny talking to one character in a building who directs you to another in the same building, and this second character has the same voice as the first. Damn you, Yuri Lowenthal!
    That list makes me sad for this game's distinct lack of Wes Johnson. It should be written somewhere in Bethesda's publishing rights that he deliver at least one totally over the top performance for every game. Actually, every publisher should agree to this.

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  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Im still having a bit of a problem with vats at short range with pistols (3 feet miss, my gun barrel inside their head, miss, my gun sticking through the guy and coming out the other side, miss.. ok i get that last one but it has a gun shoved through his chest he should be dead.

    Also has anyone tried playing "caravan" cards, it seems rather complex and annoying compared to the relative ease of blackjack, i know that casinos will eventually kick you out but is the return worth the aggrevation of learning how to play... i tried reading the rules once but it was long and boring and things were just begging to be shot.

  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Alazull wrote: »
    I'm thinking Karma doesn't really matter as much, as I'm pretty sure mine is low and everyone loves me.

    really i had had some super low karma and cass bitched at me every time i talked to her (after adding her)

    cass spoilers below
    Spoiler:

  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Got a couple of hours into New Vegas, feels good to back in the Fallout 'verse.

    One question though, is there someone in the first town who does weapon repairs?

    Redeem the code on the insert that came with the game. It gives you four weapon repair kits along with the other goodies. To answer your question, nobody comes to mind.

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  • frandelgearslipfrandelgearslip Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Elmoogle wrote: »
    I kind of feel I missed out a bit with Freeside though, as I'd been a huge miser so far and already had enough cash to get on the strip.

    Not really Freeside is pretty terribly designed from a gameplay stand point. Way too many quests that consist of:
    1. Talk to person one
    2. loading screen
    3. loading screen
    4. loading screen
    5. talk to person 2
    6. loading screen
    7. loading screen
    8. loading screen
    9. Relay person 2's response to person 1.
    10. loading screen
    11. loading screen
    12. loading screen
    13. relay person 1's response to person 2's response to person 2
    etc.

    I normally don't mind loading but freeside almost killed my enthuiasm for the game.

  • CojonesCojones Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Brotherhood of steel question:
    Spoiler:

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    How hard are weapon repair kits to come by without that code? Because I don't seem to have it, and the only ones I've seen came as quest rewards (I've got two at the moment). My primary weapon right now is a unique, so I'm relying on kits to repair it until jury rig hits.

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  • frandelgearslipfrandelgearslip Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    How hard are weapon repair kits to come by without that code? Because I don't seem to have it, and the only ones I've seen came as quest rewards (I've got two at the moment). My primary weapon right now is a unique, so I'm relying on kits to repair it until jury rig hits.

    I am 14 hours in and I think I have seen them sold once or twice Maybe the shopkeeper at crimson caravans? or the two brothers in freeside?

  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    God damn, I do love this game. I was heading to a town South of where I was, but when walking to a store North of me I see something off in the distance, and I was like......What........what the fuck is that? I walk towards it, find what it is, snoop around then in the distance I see something else........What........what the fuck is that? (repeat 5x)

    Next thing I know I'm hired to clear out DeathStalkers a few miles north of where I started.

    WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS GAME!!!!

  • DaemonionDaemonion Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Daemonion wrote: »
    Daemonion wrote: »
    I think I'm almost done with Fallout 3, then I'll pick up New Vegas.

    I just got to the point where:
    Spoiler:

    Just out curiosity, how much further do I have in the main quest?

    Very little. Probably under an hour to go.
    Then fuck sleep. LET'S DO THIS!
    I believe I just finished.

    FO3 endgame schtuff:
    Spoiler:

    Strain 121 wrote: »
    Spoiler:

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Daemonion wrote: »
    Daemonion wrote: »
    Daemonion wrote: »
    I think I'm almost done with Fallout 3, then I'll pick up New Vegas.

    I just got to the point where:
    Spoiler:

    Just out curiosity, how much further do I have in the main quest?

    Very little. Probably under an hour to go.
    Then fuck sleep. LET'S DO THIS!
    I believe I just finished.

    FO3 endgame schtuff:
    Spoiler:

    welcome to the huge dumbfest that was the ending to FO3

  • DaemonionDaemonion Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Shogun wrote: »
    Daemonion wrote: »
    Daemonion wrote: »
    Daemonion wrote: »
    I think I'm almost done with Fallout 3, then I'll pick up New Vegas.

    I just got to the point where:
    Spoiler:

    Just out curiosity, how much further do I have in the main quest?

    Very little. Probably under an hour to go.
    Then fuck sleep. LET'S DO THIS!
    I believe I just finished.

    FO3 endgame schtuff:
    Spoiler:

    welcome to the huge dumbfest that was the ending to FO3
    I don't like this party, I think I'll be leaving now.

    Strain 121 wrote: »
    Spoiler:

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