Fallout Wiki
Fallout Wiki

New "anon" main page[]

Goddammit, man, it nearly gave me a heart attack D: Tagaziel 09:52, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, that skin is the wikia default for non-logged in users. Ausir 10:00, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
  • pant* Are they trying to kill people or something? Tagaziel 10:12, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
It's supposedly more n00b-friendly. Ausir 10:15, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
It's as noob friendly as Roshambo. Tagaziel 10:18, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Main page redesign[]

I've been working on a main page redesign on User:Kirkburn/Dev - I'd love to get some feedback on it. You can find out more about why it's there on User talk:Kirkburn/Dev. Thanks! Kirkburn (talk) 13:28, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much, but I prefer the current one, without the content area ads (with only a banner that doesn't break the main page layout). Ausir 00:59, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi Ausir, I'm afraid the new ads are coming. They are needed to support the free hosting we offer and will be shown on all wikis. We have tried to minimise the impact of this by removing ads on all other pages for logged in users - not a perfect solution of course, but we hope it will help. What's needed on the main page is a 300px column on the right. That will prevent the main page content being pushed down by the second ad when it shows. I've adjusted Kirkburn's draft to be as much like the current main page as possible. Hopefully that will help in the transition. -- sannse (talk) 20:19, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Is it just me, or do we have a redundant link with the menu on the side? we have the menu>fallout3 tab and also the menu>fallout games>fallout3 tab, surely we only need one of them? I vote for the menu>fallout3 one, because with the generational gap between the old games and the new one it helps partition areas of the site, and stopping pages becoming cluttered with stuff from different games, like the Age of Empires wiki --Frostedfire 02:00, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
It is the same universe, so some mixing will occur anyway, but I agree that the games should be used as main groups for the articles. - Redmess 23:07, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

Primary statistics link[]

Why is the primary statistics link red? --Macros 09:02, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Logo Fix[]

No one reads the MediaWiki talk pages, so I thought I'd add a link here. Just a small suggestion to change the background behind the logo to transparent instead of white. [[MediaWiki_talk:Monaco.css]] --Odie5533 12:25, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Timeline and Contents[]

I think the timeline should only be linked to from the main page and the box containing the contents be moved to the spot where the timeline was. --Odie5533 05:15, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

What would be the point of that? That Furry Bastard 09:13, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


Alright, so how does one go about adding news to that box on the main page? It says somewhere to add it to the "News" section, but I don't know how to do that and I don't want to go screwing something up by trying to figure out through trial and error. I already have the article up on my blog. That's at this location. Mister President 01:34, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

First of all, you add it by adding "[[Category:News]] to the post. Second, I don't really think the marriage proposal thing qualifies as news. It's funny, but I think it should stay as a regular newspost. Ausir(talk) 01:39, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
I was thinking of it along the lines of that laser rifle thing that I saw up a while ago. Something interesting to throw out there. So that brings up the question, what makes something real news? Mister President 00:49, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Thing is, this is not really something new, as it's been posted months ago already in our forum, IIRC. How about you modify your post or post again, but this time include info about the interview with the people behind the mod from BethBlog, which is actually something new? Ausir(talk) 01:03, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
That's what I saw and planned on posting. I just couldn't figure out how. And I put up the wrong URL. Mister President 00:43, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
How about having several gaming sites feed articles into the news section? It would be a good way to connect the wiki to the outer world. - Redmess 23:10, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
Are you familiar with the term 'copyright'? 11px-Naglowaa_se.gif Tagaziel (call!) 10:22, October 30, 2009 (UTC)

Background is wrong[]

Why the fuck does the home page have a background of a game ENTIRELY different from the game this site is dedicated to? I say whoever did it... must die-- 01:21, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Huh? I get the normal background myself. Ausir(talk) 01:24, November 2, 2009 (UTC)
It seems to only appear on my Mac laptop but not on my PC
Sounds like some browser settings on your Mac. Have you changed some settings for the wiki, or perhaps the browser itself? Did it appear normally before on the Mac, and if so, what changed thereafter? - Redmess 00:36, November 3, 2009 (UTC)
I'm almost positive it's the site. It's happening to my PC now. The background is of a game called Dragon Age Origins. I think it's just an add to select various skins for your wiki and that the whole page's background is like that as an example. Other than that, I have no idea. -- 22:19, November 3, 2009 (UTC)
I've noticed it, too. It only appears when you aren't logged in. --FawkesGamer360 22:27, November 3, 2009 (UTC)
I dont have this problem. Maybe its actually an ad? - Redmess 11:55, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
Me neither. Tried logging out too, looked the same then. -=KAG=-Discussion - the VaultNO 20:33, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
This is very strange... -- 22:28, November 5, 2009 (UTC)
im not logged in Normal Vault Design for me :/ -- 20:54, December 31, 2009 (UTC)


Every time I visit an article, google tells me that the site contains malware and that i should leave the site. WTF? This has never happened to me before

Eh, maybe Google's paranoid. Nitty Tok. 22:27, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
It seems Google flagged one of Wikia's ad networks as "potentially serving bad content" which caused the users of some browsers such as Chrome getting that warning. Wikia has disabled the ad network in question - if you run into it again, please leave a message in the thread on Community Central. -- Porter21 (talk) 01:54, February 5, 2010 (UTC)

I'm 100% sure this problem still hasn't been resolved. The malware problems are real and present within the ad network. This problem has been present on most wikia pages for the past few weeks, but from what I understand the Fallout wiki has it worse than most. At first I thought the ads were a result of a java vulnerability exploit, but even without java plugins enabled you probably have about a 1-3% chance of getting redirected to a fake malware removal website if you open ANY page on the Fallout wiki. The blog post acknowledging the problem can be found here: http://community.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:KyleH/Malware_warnings_on_Wikia . You can see I already complained on there, but it looks like someone else has had problems on this particular wiki.

They recommend using the http://community.fandom.com/wiki/Special:Contact page to report these problems, and I've already turned in about 4 URLs over the past week.

For anyone just browsing the Fallout wiki, I'd recommend having some sort of active anti-malware software running while browsing, such as AVG, Norton Internet Security, or Windows Security Essentials. The fake malware websites seem to try to use the SHeur2 trojan to run an executable 'av.exe' which runs as a background process. Check task manager to see if this process is running if you think you've been infected, stop the process, and then run your anti-malware software to remove the trojan and undo any damage it may have caused.

Sorry for the long rant, but I hope this helps anyone with concerns about this topic!

Socash11 08:59, February 25, 2010 (UTC)

Haven't noticed this (as of March 3) has it been fixed yet ?

Main page[]

On the main page it says "with over 8194 articles" and we've only got 8194 articles. It always says we've got over something articles when we haven't. Should'nt we get rid of the word "Over" at the top?Tezzla Cannon 12:19, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

μLaw format?[]

Before I go on on, I love Safari. Anyways, why is there a μLaw file on here? That's puzzling. Also, I hang around a lot of smart people (i.e. CSS programmers who are only 12) so I have some concept of it. Only person who might be able to explain might be Porter or Gothe. User-Nukey Pedobear SqueeKawaii Toast 01:20, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

What are you talking about? (I may not understand what youre talking becuase im no coder) Im lost, please explain :D Mah Laser Rifle goes PEW PEW PEW! Does Yours? 18:45, October 27, 2010 (UTC)


Would there be enough room on the the page for a timer showing how long til NV release, I saw Bulbapedia had one for Black & White, so it might be nice to add. - RASICTalk 08:47, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

I like the way you think--Radraider 23:58, September 21, 2010 (UTC)

Agreed. Insane! 00:00, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

October 19 2010 00:01 EST

Ding. Nitty Tok. 18:20, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Wow. Nice one Nitty! Chaos ian7 05:39, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

Did you know[]

The did you know section has a broken link involving Wasteland, the game. It says, [[Wasteland (game)|]]. 17:50, October 1, 2010 (UTC)

Changing article editor?[]

I know, i know...they gonna eat me alive for even mentioning this, BUT you must watch other wikis, most of them have a much more simple and easy-to-handle editor, so...i'm just sayin'. --That dude with an unoriginal user name 03:34, January 18, 2011 (UTC)

We use to have a simple editor (forgot it's name), but we removed it because it sucked and was useless. Insane! 03:40, January 18, 2011 (UTC)

It may have sucked to you, but I miss it. The new editor damn near crashes Firefox, does crash the Steam overlay browser, and lags my rig far more than New Vegas itself can! So disappointing, a wiki edit page stressing my rig more than a 3D RPG...OI! Sometimes simpler is just better, and honestly how hard is it to put a toggle switch in our preferences for those of us who still want to use it? I'm the best at space!

i have a 500 dollar laptop that can hardly support civilization 3 and im not having any problems, there is definitely something wrong with your computer


Maybe with some help of JavaScript it is possible to have the search box autofocussed. In the most cases I visit the main page I just want to search something and it would be great if the click into the search box is no longer necessary :) ColdDevil 15:29, January 21, 2011 (UTC)


Hi. I'm an anonomys user. I don't know if you are aware of this but pages sometimes zoom in and 1/4 of the page is missing from the left. Please find a fix for this issue. Thanks. Sorry about below. Still new. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

There's probably little this wiki's contributors can do about this unfortunately. Your best chance of getting it fixed is by reporting it to Wikia (the host) via Special:Contact. -- Porter21 (talk) 18:37, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

That may be an issue caused by your browser. I use Google Chrome and I have not seen that happen. Nebenthe 14:29, August 30, 2011 (UTC)

Possible Inventory Table[]

Same user as above. I was wondering if it wasn't too much trouble to put up a table in a merchant's page with their available items for sale and what conditions must be met for them to be there. I think this may be too much but I know alot of people would find this useful. Thanks again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I agree. Why don't we have something like this? A table of the items always sold and the leveled items? Chaos ian7 04:16, February 8, 2011 (UTC)
It's certainly a reasonable suggestion - but it's also a lot of work ;) There's a project to get those inventories on the wiki (The Vault:Fallout 3 merchant overhaul project), but there hasn't been much progress yet. You're welcome to contribute :) -- Porter21 (talk) 18:31, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

Strange Recommendations[]

When editing an article, they ask for help with another one that's supposed to be related. I found that the relationship of the topics is extremely different or absolutely non-existant. Can somebody please explain why? note:I'm gonna put the ~x4 this time. 04:41, February 11, 2011 (UTC)

It's completely automated and random. Making an account will make 'em stop. Nitty Tok. 05:06, February 11, 2011 (UTC)

Trolling on the "Contents" Section[]

Just thought that you should know, someone put up something resembling a sex ad in the contents section. Just check the edit history.--XeroSnake 01:35, February 16, 2011 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for removing it. --Anon talk 01:43, February 16, 2011 (UTC)

RIFT advertisement[]

Hey, is there any way to cancel the full-page RIFT ad? (the one with the animated bird off to the left). Every time it pops up on this site my browser freezes. 06:16, March 13, 2011 (UTC)

Register as an editor on the site, and you will not have to deal with the ads.--Gothemasticator 07:45, March 13, 2011 (UTC)

What the Krypta?[]

Mmm'kay, could somebody please tell me why the vault logo thing now says Krypta? I'm not the only person this has happened to, btw. --Valoopy sig Valoopy 01:33, June 27, 2011 (UTC)

'Krypta' is the Polish version of the Vault, and that's the new logo that they're using. I'm not sure why it's there, but the history for the wordmark says that Ausir uploaded it back in November (which can't be true).
I suspect this might be a bug with our 'shared image repository', which allows for the images uploaded to the English wiki, to be posted on other versions of the Vault. The problem is, that it's not supposed to work both ways, meaning that images uploaded to other versions of the Vault can't be used here and they also shouldn't overwrite our existing images. But the fact that the new logo for the Polish Vault was uploaded today makes me believe that this is in fact the case. --Anon(Talk) 02:03, June 27, 2011 (UTC)
Update: Just reverted the file to its previous version (English version), and it appears that the Polish wordmark has changed as well. I'm going to send a message to Wikia, so they can fix it. --Anon(Talk) 02:21, June 27, 2011 (UTC)

Wikia Gaming Footer[]

This wiki is listed in the Wikia Gaming Footer, but the Wikia Gaming Footer is missing from this wiki.
You can add the Wikia Gaming Footer by adding {{w:Wikia Gaming Footer}} to the bottom of the main page. -User452 04:10, August 31, 2011 (UTC)

Cutscenes in Bethesda games like Fallout?[]

What's your opinion? Should future games from Bethesda have cutscenes?

I believe you may want to pose this question at the forums. I'll leave a link for you here.
Just as a side note, this page is for discussing the Wiki, not the game. Have fun on the forums! Yes Man default 06:53, September 25, 2011 (UTC)

What happens if Interplay wins the Beth vs. Interplay suit?[]

What exactly happens if Bethesda loses the Bethesda vs. Interplay suit? Does Interplay just gain the rights to make Fallout Online? Or do they recieve Fallout again? I know that the terms of the lawsuit has changed many times. Can someone clear it up please? Thanks. 23:48, October 31, 2011 (UTC)Lambent

IANAL but there's two lawsuits currently, the BvIP and the IPvB. If Bethesda loses the first one then they just go about their business, but if they lose the second one then they lose the franchise. Limmiegirl 00:11, November 1, 2011 (UTC)

My weapons keep disapearing. I had in equipment: 3 antimaterial rifles, 3 sniper rifles, 2 fatman nuke launchers, 2 mini guns, 3 light machine guns, 3 missle launchers, 3 .44 magnum pistols and other equipment that didn't come up missing. After an engagement with at the legion raiding camp heading NNW I also came upon a legion assasination squad in that mix making the number 13 legioneers when we came out of the fight I only had 2 sniper rifles, 1 mini gun, 1 light machine gun,1 fat man nuke launcher, and 1 missle launcher. This happened before in another game but with a different number of companions. any thoughts? 04:47, November 19, 2011 (UTC) -- 04:47, November 19, 2011 (UTC)


What's with the new banner? I liked the old one better. ЙураYuriKaslov - Sig image 18:43, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

The owners of the rights of the old logo have informed Wiki they no longer have the rights to use it. Hence its removal. In time there will hopefully be a contest for a more permanent community decided replacement. Agent c 15:20, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

For some reason, I tryed to add a page about Vault 10, as mentioned in Nuka Break, and it wouldent let me for some reason. I looked at the history, and it said that several people have tryed, and they have all been deleted, just like mine. Do any of you know how I could get around this?--MrFacemelter13 19:58, February 8, 2012 (UTC)Mrfacemelter13

It is fan-fiction, it is not to be added. MysteryStranger: Trust in the power of Infinity! 20:00, February 8, 2012 (UTC)

Inter-wiki relations[]

I was wondering if the Fallout wiki, which is rather impressive, would be interested in being a part of this: http://masseffect.fandom.com/wiki/Forum:Interwiki_Partnership_Proposal Mind you I am no admin on either wiki I am just a fan and I think the four wikis, as they do not compete, could promote each other and thus all benefit. If so, ask Commdor on his talk page on the Mass Effect wiki. Thanks! --This text has been approved by Murfitizer 05:20, February 17, 2012 (UTC)

We'd need to run it by the admins and Kingclyde before we do anything like that. Maybe leave our head editor a message here and see what he thinks. Yes Man defaultUser Avatar talk 05:22, February 17, 2012 (UTC)


I could not find any speciific info on barricades; Could someobne (who knows what they're talking about, and that means NOT me) fix this? AJ REDDSON

Featured Article and Did you Know[]

Just curious as to who actually picks the Featured Article and Did you Know everyday, cause, um, yea it doesn't change everyday and personally I think it should and if that could be done I think the community would be happy. --The Old World Relics 05:59, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

The Ghosts of Baja - what are they?[]

As I progress through my 100th (don't know if it's my 100th or not but I've had so many I can't say for sure) playthrough of New Vegas, and talk with Chief Hanlon, it plagues me what he means by 'chasing ghosts in Baja'.

Does he mean it's just to get them out of the way because General Oliver favors the Army? Or...

Does he mean they are assigned to looking into rumors of old enemies like the Enclave? After all, the Enclave are far from destroyed even after suffering so many defeats. Remnants of the Enclave retreating to fringe locations like Baja seems realistic imo because not all headed east.

I also thought of remnants of the Master's army being a possible candidate, but I'm pretty sure they're all but destroyed or disillusioned with the Unity.

I would think taking care of the actual government is a prime objective of the NCR so they can claim themselves as the only legitimate government. That's my subjective thought however. —Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Could you please post this in the forums next time? Thanks. Yes Man defaultUser Avatar talk 04:59, March 19, 2012 (UTC)

fallout 2 help[]

i was playing fallout two and thee car ran out of mf cells right on vault city and now i can't click the out of gas marker without going into vault city help please.

Please post your message here. This page exists to discuss changes to the Fallout Wiki, not the video game. Yes Man defaultUser Avatar talk 00:18, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

Useless Terminal?[]

Alright so, I've been playing on New Vegas for ages and for the first time ever, I noticed something new. In the Lucky 38 penthouse, there is the room which is sealed off. Inside this room, there is a terminal (not the one that opens the elevator to the antechamber) and I have no clue what it does. Anybody know? Thanks :D

-- 08:39, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

Social Media[]

Just a reminder almost of the fact that the social media links on the home page don't link to the new social media pages that we have recently made. We have twitter, Youtube and I'm making the FaceBook page right as I type this. --3 of Clubs "This is my road, you'll walk it as I say" 02:42, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

It's Facebook not FaceBook. Don't know why people write it like that, Mark Zuckerberg would be furious...if he gave a damn about us normal people that is.--Enigma24 (talk) 08:39, July 29, 2013 (UTC)


Please add interwiki [[uk:]]. --Alex6122 © 12:51, March 9, 2013 (UTC)

Buggy pages need clearing up![]

Wtf is happening? tons of pages are now walls of text with red phrases about correction or something,among them the Fallout 4 page. 18:09, February 5, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern. It's a problem with the mediawiki variables extension that crops up from time to time. It will take care of itself in the short term. It is also possible to clear the problem by forcing the servers to recache the page by clicking edit, making no changes to the page, and clicking publish. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The Gunny  UserGunny chevrons 20:58, February 5, 2014 (UTC)

Unneeded minor character pages[]

I am wondering if some characters do not need their own pages. I am thinking of pages about people on memorials, or only known for their role in Vault experiments. It seems more efficent to list them all on one page linked to the topic. Like all the NCR casualties in Boulder City could be listed on individual pages that only state their name and that they are on the memorial.

Scottr529 (talk) 16:51, November 24, 2014 (UTC)

I agree with that and would love to see that happen. There shouldn't be countless stub articles on Nukapedia.--DUKE-OF-MAYHEM33 (talk) 08:28, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

Why complain? it adds to the amount of pages on the wiki--Tayd0gta (talk) 00:31, November 10, 2015 (UTC)

other places[]

I heard that the USSR the USA and China are involved in the war, wel if its just them, then what happened to the other parts of the world like Africa, Europe, South America, Hawaii? Shouldn't they be free of radiation and normal?--Tayd0gta (talk) 20:44, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

Because i'am a bit confused about this--Tayd0gta (talk) 22:46, November 10, 2015 (UTC)

Is there anyone on this wiki?--Tayd0gta (talk) 12:02, November 12, 2015 (UTC) Yes is just that you posted this in a forum no one pays attention to go to chat Gaming Foxy 12:23, November 12, 2015 (UTC)

Fallout 4 weapon template info box[]

I just noticed that the attack rate entry at the Core Stats section explains the value as "attacks per minute". Far as I know, the values stated in-game translate to "shots/attacks per 10 seconds", which is much more consistent with actual gameplay (e.g. the Minigun fires WAY more than 272 shots per minute - 27 shots per second, however, seems fairly accurate). If someone can confirm that and has access to the underlying templates, maybe (s)he can bring her/himself to change that. -- 18:03, December 16, 2015 (UTC)

Fairlane Hill Estates[]

Fairlane Hill estates In fallout 4 is the replicated town from fallout 3. This leading to the Quest line of you trying to find your father, Meanwhile you find a vault with a crazed doctor/scientist runs in "dream pods" The experience and memory you have from the dream replicate this small town found in fallout 4.

Tranquility Lane --Dagbiker (talk) 20:04, January 18, 2016 (UTC)

Disgusting pictures on here[]

Does anyone edit this wiki at all? There's disgusting porn pictures on the front page. Juanvalvez (talk) 17:26, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, the changes have been reverted, it may need an image cache clearing to see the change. The images were uploaded 15 minutes ago, hard to check the images constantly. But for the future, I guess images displaying on front pages should be semi-protected, so not every new account can change them. --Alfwyn (talk) 17:40, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

Fallout Shelter item descriptions[]

I noticed some of the new stuff in Fallout Shelter doesn't have the descriptions. Here are some that I have made. I'd do it myself but I don't know how to make it look good.

Long Institute Rifle- "The Institute's reach is long, indeed. Now yours is, too." Targeting Institute Rifle- "Locked-on and loaded." Agitated Plasma Thrower- "Something to get excited about, in a strictly molecular sense." Technician's Revenge- "They'll never make fun of a science nerd again." Expert BoS Uniform- "Reserved for the best of the best... of the BoS." Heavy Metal Armor- "You... are... an iron person! Cue cool song, commence killing."

New advert makes this site unusable[]

I can't even use this website anymore. I get this pop up window every time on my phone that just repeatedly forces me to spin a stupid pretend prize giveaway thing. Press close and it pops up again. Press back and it starts again. How could they let an advertisement take over the page like that?

New Search Interface[]

I don't much like the new interface on the top of the page where the open search field was substituted by a magnifying glass icon which you have to click in order to get to the search field. It's one more unnecesary step. Searching is what one does the most in this wiki so it just doubles the bother.Pantaleon (talk) 12:26, September 27, 2016 (UTC)

Locations BEHIND Sanctuary Hills and Vault 111[]

I don't think anyone has noticed, but there is a location that is not unmarked, and can be discovered, called "Radio Facility", yet I notice a lack of a page here. Am I the only one who is curious about this?

Is this a location given in the Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide by chance? Not everyone has a copy of this and is why it most likely doesn't exist. Sakaratte - Talk to the cat 08:14, May 15, 2017 (UTC)

Okay, what the hell?[]

Who turned the fore/background of Fo76 Wiki into something political? Not cool. 09:29, May 31, 2020 (UTC)

It's some fucking twat going around doing this to random wikis. Great Mara (talk) 09:37, May 31, 2020 (UTC)

Have no answers[]

I think, w:c:fallout.answers link at "sister wikis" section is not working now. --Alex6122 © 21:36, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Good find there, I will inform an admin on this. --FindabairMini-JSPnP LogoThe benefit of the doubt is often doubtful. 08:33, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Nice catch, Alex! Since [1] redirects to this wiki, and since I can't find anything about that website, I've just removed it from the footer. - FDekker (talk) 08:42, 26 April 2021 (UTC)