The Aces is set up like a traditional lounge theater. There is a bar in the left corner where drinks can be purchased and booths and tables to sit and a stage in the front. There are usually a number of gamblers as well as Tommy Torini and the members of the RAD Pack. Any of the acts recruited in the quest Talent Pool will be there as well.
New acts can be found for the manager, Tommy Torini, by completing Talent Pool. The acts follow a set schedule. At the beginning of the game, only The RAD Pack performs, but as other acts are recruited, they will start performing at their scheduled times, and their names will appear on the marquee along the Strip.
To see a particular show, go to the Aces Theater, and use the wait command to wait until just before, or a little after their start time. By waiting until shortly after the start time, the performance will begin from the beginning without needing to arrive at the exact time. The schedule of acts includes:
- 1:00 PM Hadrian, the ghoul of Guffaws.
- 4:00 PM Billy Knight, the "King of Zing."
- 6:00 PM The RAD Pack Song and Dance Revue.
- 8:00 PM Singing Sensation Bruce Isaac.
- 10:00 PM The Lonesome Drifter.
- Hadrian has customized insults for the player character depending on his or her gender and stats. For example, a low-Intelligence Courier will be ridiculed for being stupid.
- The RAD Pack dance to the tune "Manhattan."
- Bruce Isaac sings the song "Cobwebs and Rainbows."
- The Lonesome Drifter plays and sings, randomly, one of the following songs:
The Aces appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Aces entertainers called "The RAD Pack" is a reference to the famous Vegas group of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and Dean Martin. This quintet was called "the Rat Pack" during its years of fame in the early 1960s.
- The Lonesome Drifter's and Bruce Isaac's singing voices are both performed by game director J.E. Sawyer, who also wrote or co-wrote their songs.
- After completing the Talent Pool quest, by clipping (tcl) out of the front door, turning left and looking up will reveal a headstone cross named drifter, a bathtub named Bruce and a baby stroller named rad pack. The Courier can interact with each object but only the bathtub and the baby stroller will respond with "What do you need?" and the option "See you later". Clipping through the wall to the immediate right of the entrance will reveal an object named "Lily's Grand kids recording."
- PC If the player has completed Talent Pool successfully, but one of the performers won't perform at the correct time, or one is stuck on stage and won't leave, it may be possible to reset the performance scripts using the console. While in the Aces theater, activate the console and type resetquest 125498. Leave the console and see if things have returned to normal. Wait for one of the performances to start and see if it starts correctly. If not, go back into the console and continue. Type sqv 125498. You'll see a list of variables for the performance quest. If one of the variables is 1, set it to 0 using, for example, set "125498".DrifterPerforming to 0. Exit the console and wait to see things have returned to normal. Wait for one of the performances to start and see if it starts correctly. Using the console disables achievements for the rest of that play session, so if things appear to be fixed, save a new game, exit the game completely, then restart and reload the save so you'll continue to get achievements. [verified]
- PC If the player kills the Lonesome Drifter or Bruce Isaac while he is singing, the song will continue to be played to the end after the performer's death.