The X-8 splicing facility terminal allows the Courier to create 4 different creatures by splicing them. Each one completes a challenge rewarding the player's character variable XP; they are challenges in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.
Three holotapes are required in order to 'learn' all the splicing experiments.
- Dog and lobotomite splicing experiment holotape
- Dog and robot splicing experiment holotape
- Robot and nightstalker splicing experiment holotape
The terminal itself is located inside the X-8 splicing facility, which is found down the hall to the left after entering the X-8 research center.
There are a few "rules" for splicing:
- Only three experiment creatures can be made per day.
- You can do only one dog and robot splicing experiment (Roxie) at a time.
- You need to clear the area before starting new experiments.
- Experiments are not allowed outside of the X-8 facility.
- Security must be disabled before experiments can be run.
The X-8 slicing terminal displays the results of what the Courier spliced:
- Splice dog and lobotomite - results in a "dismal failure", leaving behind the severely mutilated bodies of a dog and a lobotomite. The lobotomite can be looted for a weapon and minor loot.
- Splice dog and robot - creates a friendly, temporary companion, Roxie.
- Splice robot and unusual specimen - creates a robobrain that is friendly but starts shooting randomly before exploding. (Completes the Automaton challenge rewarding variable XP).
- Lobotomite and robot - creates a friendly robobrain which excitedly muses about the exciting new world it's presented with and what opportunities it offers to "a dreamer like itself"... before exploding.
Behind the scenesEdit
The exploding robobrains' few words are a reference to the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where a whale is spontaneously spawned into life.
PC Sometimes there is a bug which doesn't recognize the completion of the Automaton challenge. [verified]