I've been playing Fallout 1&2 for 12 years now...

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by MPPlantOfficial, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. MPPlantOfficial

    MPPlantOfficial Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 24, 2017
    ...and have only just now found out that Flares are Thrown Weapons. :confused:
     
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Hmmm...
    Can they actually hit enemies?
    I've been playing Fallout for 17 years now and I never bothered with any throwing weapons so I have no idea.
     
  3. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Kind of. Critical hits can be very devastating, as flares can even penetrate through Enclave PA with crits.
     
  4. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016

    Try it, if you dare.....
     
  5. MPPlantOfficial

    MPPlantOfficial Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 24, 2017
    Yeah I'm actually 10 minutes in as I'm typing this. Cheat Engine required for the picking up flares part XD
     
  6. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Problem is that the game is too bright to ever really need flares.
     
  7. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 30, 2009
    To my recollection they do affect the darkness level that affects your chance to hit enemies in the dark (night, caves, unlit interiors). Granted that's not really a problem since the penalties aren't that big, but nonetheless.
     
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  8. PrimmSlim

    PrimmSlim First time out of the vault

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    Aug 24, 2017
    If you give some to Sulik to carry, there's a chance he'll put his weapon away and start throwing those instead. That's how I found out.
     
  9. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 4, 2007
    You can insta-kill people with them on a critical hit regardless of armor when aiming for the head/eyes. Think you need Better Criticals for that though.
    edit: oh, that was the entire point of that video posted before. derp
    edit2: I don't understand why he's lighting the flares in that video though. He could just not light them and then not need to use that exploit so they never burn out.
     
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  10. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    More fun with light on.