Trials of a Wasteland Wanderer

 
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(updated September 14, 2013)

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Arwen's Fallout 3 Journal - Updates

April 18, 2013: After releasing my last major update to my Realism Tweaks (version 7.0), I was finally ready to get back to work on my "Trials of a Wasteland Wanderer." But it had been nearly a year since I had written my last chapter, so I really had to begin a new game and get back to the place where I had left off. Then I ran into a couple of major graphic issues that I couldn't seem to fix (likely from all the mods I had installed and removed over the past few months). I finally gave up and just reinstalled Fallout 3 . . . which also removed all the mods that I had installed for this play through.  So I've one delay after another (including my hard drive crashing last year), which is why my story has remained on hold for so very long. But now most of the mods have been installed and my Fallout 3 mod list is slowly being updated to match the mods I'm using in my current game.

So, despite the lack of updates, I have been doing my best to get a new chapter released. I've began my new game earlier this week, and have been making edits to my early chapters, so that they would match my current game. One of the best things about this game, is that it always plays out a bit differently . . . and, when you replace (or update) some of the main mods your were using, the differences become significant. 

So here's where I'm at: The new versions of chapters 1 through 4 are now available, along with my updated mode list. Chapters 5 through 7 will be posted as soon as I can complete their edits (I removed the old versions of these chapters . . . mostly to avoid confusion). I'm also working on a new Mod Load Order page, but that won't be ready for a while yet.


A large part of my Fallout 3 Journal will always be my mod list. So at the end of each chapter is my Gaming Comments and Tips section - where I explain how specific mods have added to my gaming experience for the game play that was covered in that chapter. There is also a section on role-playing, where I explain some of my role-playing techniques that have made the game more immersive for me. My primary goal in writing this journal is to help other players make Fallout 3 into a better gaming experience.


I love to get email feedback . . . Writing is a very slow process for me, and it literally takes me several days just to write a single chapter . . . so it really helps me to know whether my efforts in writing this journal are still worth it, or are people getting sick of my journals by now? What do you think of the rest of my site? Any suggestions for how I can improve things.

 

Trials of a Wasteland Wanderer- Index


Caution: Even my first chapters include many spoilers, as my adventures would be really boring if I left all the interesting and exciting stuff out. So, if you are playing Fallout 3, you might not want to read any further than your own progress in the game. These chapters were all written with my recommended mods installed, so my game play will often be quite different from the vanilla (unmodded) game.

Chapter 1 - Prologue
What is Fallout 3? / My Fallout 3 Character / Some Notes about My Journal

Chapter 2 - Historical Background
Vault 101 / The Vault Dweller / (Gaming Comments and Tips intro)

Chapter 3 - Waking Up to a Nightmare
Security Guards & Rad-Roaches / Searching for Some Answers / Confronting the Overseer

Chapter 4 - The Overseer's Office
I'm Going to Need a Bigger Bobby Pin / So much for my Escape
 

 
The following Chapters are currently being rewritten:

Chapter 5 - The Vault Cave
The Outside / Getting a Better View

Chapter 6 - Taking Inventory
An Active Radio Station? / The Holotape Message

Chapter 7 - My Pip-Boy Gets a New App
 Off Into The Unknown / Encountering Weird Critters

 

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How To Add a MOD To Your Game
How to Do a Clean Save
The Fallout.ini & FalloutPrefs.ini files: Basic Edits
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Big Red Exclamation Points! - how to identify the mod that the missing texture belongs to

Arwen's Fallout 3 MOD Section
Includes all the mods that I'm currently using to make Fallout 3 a better role-playing experience.
Includes alternate mods (that I've also tested)
~60 mods are currently covered in my mods section
Most mods include my mini-reviews
Includes many screenshots, so you can see what the mod changes.
Download links for every single mod
List is updated regularly, and current versions of all mods are given, so you can easily see if you need to update your mods.
I also include my suggested load order (my current working load order).
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Continued in Chapter One

Prologue

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