Just an FYI, the chip that comes with the collectors edition has morse code inscribed around the inlay of the chip. The placement of the ball on the roulette wheel presumably indicates the beginning of the sequence so it translates as follows:
"200 on the house" Side .---- .---- ..--- ..--- ---.. .----
112281 - 2281 is the year the game New Vegas begins in, the 11 is probably a day of a month and not november because of the following:
"Lucky 38" Side. The roulette wheel has a mark in the seven slot, thus 7/11/2281: the start of the game. Assuming the chip is an exact reproduction of the one carried by the courier, it's unclear how the exact date of the courier's shooting would be on it.
..--- ...-- ..--- ----- --... --...
The other side is marked the same way, and indicates the date of the great war.
Sorry for not logging in. Noticed this rolling around the coin and figured I'd post before I forgot, so I'm posting from my phone 8===D in my butt -Teshiruu 188.8.131.52 09:03, October 19, 2010 (UTC)
- I'm gonna guess it's false info. ----Kris mailbox 13:28, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
- Perhaps the contents of the package are different depending on how you create your character or the affiliations you make before finding out what the package contained. ---DrRemulak 8:18, September 1, 2010 (PAC)
No it said this in the @Gamer preview, so we no longer have to buy it with PayPal. Tezzla Cannon 16:14, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
- Yeah, but the @gamer preview contains a lot of errors and is generally poorly written, and another preview from Quakecon says that the Courier was on a mission to deliver NCR war documents behind enemy lines. 184.108.40.206 08:54, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Well there could be some different things the Courier is carrying depending on how you play or something. Tezzla Cannon 08:58, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
If you ask me, I believe that The Courier may be carrying war documents and a platinum chip.Shadow 09:03, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, he could very well be carrying two different things. Tezzla Cannon 09:05, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
So far as I can see, there are two previews, each of which says the package contains something different. Obviously they can't both be right. It's poor practice to post disputed information without tagging it as such, especially if it comes from a preview as erroneous as the @Gamer one. 220.127.116.11 09:22, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Well then the thing in the package is obviously different depending how you play. Tezzla Cannon 09:23, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Or it's entirely possible that one preview is wrong. Considering all the errors in the @Gamer article (identifying the 9mm as a .45, for instance, or touting Karma even though the developers say it has virtually no role) It's only fair to say that we should take everything in it with a grain of salt. 18.104.22.168 09:26, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Or it could eb different depending on the story. Besides, they definitely wouldn't get what the package has wrong. That would just poor reception of the mag. Tezzla Cannon 09:29, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
You could say the same about Machinima. They wouldn't get what's in the package wrong either, they're a major online outlet. Obviously one of them does, or there's some as yet undescribed system in which your actions retroactively change the contents of the package. Either way, we don't have enough information to definitively say one way or the other what's in the package. 22.214.171.124 09:38, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
And we definitely don't have evidence yet to say one preview is wrong. There could be two different things in the package, or the thing in it depends on how you play. Tezzla Cannon 09:40, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
That's why instead of just outright saying that the chip is in the package on its page, we should make a note of the conflicting previews and say that what it means is uncertain. Maybe add a speculation tag to it. 126.96.36.199 09:45, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Well, we'll find out when New Vegas gets released, no? Megaton Settler 23:59, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
I'm gonna be upset if the platinum chip is secretly a computer chip that gets put into EDE and is critical to solving the plot.
basi id Edit
any one know the base id yet???
platinum chip ID is: 1164fb
The article says I can find extra platinum chips in vault 34 but I can't. —Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Veronica doesn't have her facts straight? Edit
When the player asks Veronica Santangelo what she thinks of the chip, she recognizes it as "some kind of tech." She states it was definitely fabricated before the war, but then makes an estimation, "I'm gonna say... mid-2200's." Being that the "mid-2200's" is a time period loooong after the war and only a couple of decades before the events of the game itself, is this an error in the script? Or is it Veronica making a comical evaluation of how advanced the tech appears to be, as though it looks like its a couple of centuries ahead of its time? Science-Doer 02:23, December 21, 2010 (UTC)
Mr. House not helping Edit
Sure, I give Mr.House the chip. So he tells me to go to the fort. "A special surprise" he tells me is there. so I go there in the weather station. I think I found the surprise, a machine or something that needs the chip towork. I'd love to use, but noooo, Mr.House took the chip from me. What do I do now?--Blahmarrow 23:17, January 4, 2011 (UTC)
do the opposite of wat he wants blow the place up i just do the opposite of what people tell me to do. man i spelled people wrong like ten times before i got it right yeah so why dont you kill him or something i hate being ordered around so i killed him i killed caeser i killed kimbell first though the king julias fawkes
Gibberish FTW--188.8.131.52 22:53, August 14, 2011 (UTC)
So if I kill Mr. House, (I did actually) could I still get the chip?--Blahmarrow 19:30, January 5, 2011 (UTC)
3 caps? Edit
Just curiosity, but why is the chip that is A supposed to be made of platinum, and B a very advanced weapons upgrade data system only worth 3 caps? Is it because its really priceless, something that was over looked, an error, or is it really that worthless?
I'd suppose it's rather worthless to most people besides House since he's the only one who understands its capacity. To a common wasteland dweller it'd be a pretty bauble, not a chance to rule the Mojave. There's not a point in the game where you can really barter with the chip and what it actually stands for; House only pays you what was agreed on if/when you deliver it, while its worth to him cannot be measured. And platinum might be rather worthless in a world where you're more concerned with procuring water and food than precious metals. --Try harder 16:45, June 3, 2012 (UTC)
Platinum Chip's tech qualities vs. its size Edit
Could it be worth noting that the chip is a highly advanced and special one in terms of the Fallout universe? While advanced computers and tech do exist, they tend to be huge super computers... whereas the Platinum Chip has a very sophisticated software update crammed into what is the space of a single casino chip.
This would mean Mr. House (and possibly other tech companies) were on the verge of creating the next generation of computer tech when the bombs fell, or that the chip is just inconsistent with the rest of the Fallout universe. --Try harder 16:45, June 3, 2012 (UTC)
Thousands of Caps spent Edit
" Mr. House spent thousands of caps (according to Yes Man, over 890,000 caps in 2280 alone)..."
Shouldn't the wording read "millions?" Since in just one year he spent almost 1M caps, and that was over 200 years after the chip went lost. Pretty certain he'd've spent a good few million in all that time, even accounting for time for the wasteland society to assert itself. -- LordSchmee