Fallout 2 Restoration Project Gameplay Thread

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by killap, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    There's a stair near the elevator can take you down to the detention level. You need to look more carefully.
     
  2. zlykiss

    zlykiss First time out of the vault

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    Jun 10, 2010
    bah! i see it now but to be frank here it could be done better, it blends with portal to landing pad

    thx anyway
     
  3. Not Lost Hope

    Not Lost Hope First time out of the vault

    94
    Mar 26, 2010
    My god that's hilarious, I've been stuck there a week since I couldn't spot the stairs :lol:

    Been having fun with another playthrough so no biggie but yeah, the placement of the stairs and the elevator both half obstructed by the wall and the steel railing making it harder to accidentally place the cursor over the stairs isn't optimal. Either the elevator should go to all three levels or the stairs should be stacked ontop of eachother like in New Reno or the Abbey. The stairs are easily missed when it's easy to step on the elevator just trying to move the PC into the room.
     
  4. smilodom

    smilodom Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    344
    Apr 17, 2008
    Never heard of this problem before.. your´re the first one who is struggling with the stairs... :crazy:
     
  5. Skandinav

    Skandinav First time out of the vault

    11
    Sep 25, 2010
    Thanks a lot for the answer, and yes I do have junk with me ( learned that from a walkthrough to an earlier version of the EPA ) and I did get the quest ( though it isn't from some doctor character as in earlier versions but from the female hologram ).

    I will try out what you wrote in the spoilers just need to improve my science a bit first.
     
  6. Terje550

    Terje550 First time out of the vault

    2
    Oct 11, 2010
    Stuck at the EPA

    Hi guys
    I'm having some problems with the EPA area, mainly i can't leave the main entrance area and go back to the wasteland.
    when i check the map i can see there's an exit grid to the south but the camera doesnt let me scroll down to see it, and on certain places in this area it kind of locks in place and moving it around becomes very much like going through an invisible maze.
    I've tried to change to resolutions higher than 640*480 but the camera still stops at the same location.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated seeing as i'm pretty much stuck in the game
     
  7. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    Re: Stuck at the EPA

    Did you install the resolution patch manually? The problem you are describing sounds like the result of incorrect map edge blockers being used. This happens if you are not running the resolution patch at all or you installed a version different than the one that comes with the RP.
     
  8. Terje550

    Terje550 First time out of the vault

    2
    Oct 11, 2010
    yes actually, i installed the resolution patch 1.6 after the restoration mod.
    am i forever stuck in the EPA now or is there some way to fix my screwup?
     
  9. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    1.6? Isn't it up to 2.3? Anyway, you shouldn't install anything else after you install the RP. The resolution patch already comes with the RP.

    The easiest thing to do is to reinstall the RP. Just make a backup of your save games and then reinstall the RP. The correct resolution files should be copied over and when you load your save game you should be able to move around again.
     
  10. MaToX

    MaToX It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 5, 2009
    What is the biggest science and repair requirement for quest in EPA?
     
  11. ebbpp

    ebbpp First time out of the vault

    53
    Sep 8, 2010
    Killap I wonder can you think about changing the damage stats of the phaser? I know it has been damaged and so but the solar scotcher, alien blaster and pulse pistol are way better then phaser.
     
  12. Little Robot

    Little Robot sup Orderite

    Sep 29, 2010
    I'm sure that someone has already asked this, but where is the computer which is wiping the holograms' memories (in the EPA)? I found a terminal which says that the mainframe is broken, but the mainframe I found doesn't do anything. Do I need to use the junk on it? I also found a computer elsewhere which says something like "what are you looking for?" when I try to repair it. Sorry for the certainly obvious question.
     
  13. ebbpp

    ebbpp First time out of the vault

    53
    Sep 8, 2010
    SPOILERS
    The room of the right contains right computer. You will get massage that "you fell strong magnetic field in the room". You must find the right computer there. Run the diagnostics on it and you will get the massage that due damage in the system the battery coils are overused and are cosing magnetic field which can interfere with other machines. Use repair(you don't need anything) on it then.

    If you cannot feel anything repair firstly Director of science hologram and he will tell you about the magnetic field.
     
  14. Dravean

    Dravean Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Mar 6, 2005
    I've noticed several people have posted here seeking advice for how to progress through the EPA.

    I'm curious, how many of you were able to able to "complete" the EPA without any outside assistance (including the outdated walk-through)?

    If no one was able to play through it without coming here to ask for help or looking at guides, then we may have to reevaluate the EPA's playability.

    EDIT: I'm asking this only in regards to the 2.X version of the EPA.
     
  15. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    I have a feeling people are stuck getting into the EPA because they are trying to do what they did before 2.x. Getting stuck inside the EPA is a whole different story. Personally, I don't think entering the EPA is that difficult. It requires exploring the map, but that is something every player should do. Heck, I even added float text (kinda an immersion breaker, but still something the player might say aloud) to the key areas. And it's not like you have to hit the exact pixel to get this floating text. Still, I'm open to suggestions.
     
  16. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    For the first playthrough of RP 2.x EPA, I only got stuck at the utility level a bit, because I missed the floating text for the middle fan (my character only said it once and I didn't notice it at that time). But once get inside the EPA, I don't have any problem about those holograms or the cryotanks.
     
  17. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    What lead you to progress through the area? Trial and error? Read scenery descriptions?
     
  18. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    This is an RPG, if people can't test their surroundings and persevere, then they are probably playing the wrong game. Is there anyone willing to write a walk-through for the latest edition of the RP, that way people can just send the link to those individuals that need help.
     
  19. Magnus

    Magnus Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    953
    Dec 6, 2007
    Please don't make the game more accessible, keep making it better instead! If people can't figure it out, that's their problem... you're not trying to sell the game, rather polishing it!
     
  20. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    You mean the fan/vent in the utility level or the rest of EPA? For the fan in the utility level, I read its description (by randomly clicking/viewing scenery stuff) and made some trial and error. I don't know why the first try I take is to use the drill on it though... :lol:

    The rest of EPA are more straightforward IMO, if players read the dialog and check the surrounding scenery descriptions.

    BTW killap, how's the debugging going?