• The Trials and Travels of Philly McNoweps

    To play through Fallout 3 using no weapons at all.
    • I will be using stimpacks, I will be using med-x (and other chems)
    • I will be using armour, although at the same time I will be testing out ‘silly costumes’ if only for screenshot oddities.
    • I will be min-maxing my character, If only to ensure absolute game breaking mechanics.
    • I will at times be using the console ‘setownership’ and if things piss me off ‘unlock’ but not so that I break the game completely.

    The game will be set on hard [see following edit] difficulty. - - Edited info; I found that the game was set to Very Hard.

Some Visual Updates

Posted by Cratchety Ol Joe On 12:58 0 comments

Well to help pan out some of the finer points of the end game here's a few pictures and (finally) a couple more Youtube's

my skills list

my perks list


Posted by Cratchety Ol Joe On 09:01 0 comments

I have officially completed the game now, have written my last post, just waiting to get pictures etc sorted and will post it up.

I have to confess, its very hot and I’m not 100% into this blogging thang. I’ll try to keep things light hearted,

So After my last somewhat crappy little game I went about collecting some bobble heads to help pad up my stats etc, so I got the Endurance b-h, Stealth and Repair b-h’s this was all rather blah blah run of the mill stuff by now, deathclaw’s Yao Guai & Raiders etc all falling with ease. And other than a lot of walking and the appropriate XP gain for the random crap I kill on way.

I skip along and hit the level-wall… level 20 oh goodie… I take the perk Grim Reapers Spirit… just for the stupid ability to go from one VAT’s kill straight to another VAT’s sadly, I have a huge gripe with the shitty level cap, one of the 1st mods I ever got was a mod to make the cap 100… and now that I’m back on L20 capp’d out I am busting to get to level 21.. and then 22 etc… but I’m staying true to my word and I’m playing through un-modded.

The overall effect of this is that it left me finishing my session at the memorial about to help dad start the next bit of the game. Al of which means there’s probably about 10 levels worth of XP I’ll not be getting in this game. Not one Enclave troop will give me XP gain, which is to me a very big part of why this game (unmodded) is just such a failure of a game, it stops being an RPG (if it ever was one…) and just concentrates purely on action. Below I compiled some more FRAP’s footage of my character punching various things to death, including the ‘capitol building’ Behemoth (along with all the other inhabitants I killed not shown in the video clip)

One of the most fun things I found in this session: warp-punch one of the mutants in the capitol building was on top of some scaffold, and by jumping from a good vantage point, hitting “V” my character warps to the same level as the target and combat continues. Using this little gimmick I managed to kill the sniper (Drifter) by warp-punching onto his platform! My fingers weren’t quick enough to capture it as I knocked him off the ledge (which I did manage to screen-cap)

Expect this post to be edited: lots of media yet to be sorted through and edited for posting... Also; still having issues uploading to Youtube :-(

Damn You... tube ...

Posted by Cratchety Ol Joe On 00:41 0 comments

No updates recently as I was intending to add some more FRAP's to my next post. Youtube doesn't like my video files (size I expect) so while I fight to resize them and eventually get around to releasing my actual next post, here is some bite-size update:

Bobbleheads searching
Level 20 reached
enclave @ project purity
broke the game a little so I could get Col. Autumn's coat
1st enclave kill: 1 punch dead!
Rushed the section of game from proj. purity > Citadel > Lamplight > Paradise falls > lamplight > V87 > Raven rock.

Was attempting to finish but GF came home (shock horror gamer haz a gurlfiend!!)

I'll attempt to write up a REAL update, complete with comedy FRAP's as soon as I can.

Quik update.

Posted by Cratchety Ol Joe On 08:47 0 comments

Just a quick update, I did play some more today, and managed to get to the next level (18 I think it was...) I super-rushed the Tranquility Lane part, and got Dad free etc etc, After that  spent some time in some sewers near the hospital, I was happily beating up Talon Co. and some muties when the game yet again BSOD's ... so today I decided I'd tinker with some web code I'm doing and let the main PC defrag / disk-check etc etc.

When my compy is being slightly less grumpy I'll try again, also; I'll get more FRAPs footage, paralysing palm is just weird, coupled with my natural ability to knock out enemies, the combat has become very one sided!

Once more into the breach.

Posted by Cratchety Ol Joe On 12:32 0 comments

A rather blazé attempt at playing today (Monday... I was waiting for youtube), starting off rushing over to the museum of tech, and rampaging through, much mutie mashing and looting. I wish I could shake my OCD like tendencies toward bent tin cans and small burnt books, I have well over 40 thou caps and rising steadily but I still spend ages scraping up every loose item I spot.
I race up the Washinton monument to complete the GNR quest and then crash to desktop twice (on my third load I immediately hit warp so to avoid any further CTD) three dog done and I head to Li in Rivet Shitty.

I had deliberately avoided talking to her previously as I know all to well this game has no capability for ‘conversation’ triggers and as such Li happily bangs on about your dad the moment you meet her and as such completely negates the requirement to go see three dog (and this bludgeoning a large portion of the main quest out of place)

In the interim I manage to get Level 17 by killing raiders at  Alexandria Arms in a slight detour, I choose silent running for my level perk. Off to Project Purity for me! Rather than my usual selection of meaningless but amusing pictures I decided to use FRAPS to get some captured video of my punching antics and to highlight just how easy this game has become. Not much else happened in this game I went and investigated the Nuka-Cola Plant found that Ronald Laren had died regardless of my command line antics… so no naughty nightwear for him. And now, the video’s sorry for the frame-rate, my comp isn’t up to running the game AND video capture.

apologies also, seem's the 2nd one has a glitch.


Posted by Cratchety Ol Joe On 16:05 0 comments

Lack of posts is due to me doing things other than play FO3. mostly i've been doing some web coding... back on the ball shortly (i.e. next week)

for now here's a relaxing picture: