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It took him forever to fix a damn radio! A radio! You're stuck with him. I don't want him breaking anything else around here.Metzger

Free Vic from his debt by getting his radio from his house in Klamath and paying Metzger is a quest in Fallout 2.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quests: Free Vic from his debt by getting his radio from his house in Klamath and paying Metzger
Go to Vic's shack in Downtown Klamath.
Kill Metzger and his guards.
Unlock and untrap the backroom door.
Take Vic's radio from the shelf.
Return to Vic at the Slavers Guild and give him his radio.
Speak with Metzger about Vic's release.
Pay Metzger $1,000
for Vic's freedom.
Have sex with Metzger,
pay $500 for Vic's freedom.
Unlock Vic's door and release him.
Reward: 500 XP, +5 Karma, Vic as a companion.

Detailed walkthrough

After learning that Vic is being held as a slave, the Chosen One must go to Slavers Guild to speak to Metzger about Vic. He tells them he needs parts to fix the radio. If the radio hasn't already been grabbed from his shack in Klamath, he tells them to go there and get it for him. He needs a specific item, Vic's radio.

After giving the item to Vic, he'll thank the Chosen One. Metzger will still demand $1000, so he will need to be paid at some point. The Chosen One can always come back later with more friends and wipe them out to recoup the loss. A female Chosen One with a Charisma of 5 or higher will only have to pay $500 if they sleep with him.

After buying Vic, talk to him again about the water flask. He'll point the Chosen One to Ed the brahmin dealer in Vault City. Quest complete.

Hard version (alternative)

Simply killing all the guards without further ceremony rewards:

  • 975 XP for killing the guards (13 x 75 XP)
  • 1600 XP for killing Metzger (100 XP + 1500 Bonus XP)
  • 1250 XP for freeing the slaves
  • 200 XP for asking Vic where he got the water flask
  • 25 XP for locking/unlocking a door

  • +5 Karma for killing each guard (13 x 5 Karma = + 65 Karma)
  • +55 Karma for killing Metzger
  • +100 Karma for freeing the slaves
  • +5 Karma for asking Vic where he got the water flask

  • The loot from the guards


  • 500 XP
  • +5 Karma
  • Vic as a companion


  • 4025 XP (up to 4100 XP if you lock/unlock three doors)
  • +225 Karma
  • Vic as a companion


A glitch in the game makes it possible to buy Vic out for free. If you have the needed money, click barter, just before you hit the answer that makes you pay the $1000 (or $500), drop all your money, go back and "buy" Vic for free. [verified]