Radio Stations in Fallout

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PaxVenire, Feb 22, 2024.

  1. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I will never forget when Emil said to fans of the classic Fallout games not to worry because he slept with the Fallout bible under his pillow while making FO3.


    Or Todd Howard saying that Fallout is one of his favourite games:
    When Erik Caponi said that the team wanted Fallout 3 to live up to the legacy of the series:
    Vlatko Andronov acknowledging that (classic) Fallout was one of the greatest RPG franchises and that sold a lot (for those Bethesda fans who always say that classic Fallout was a not known IP before Bethesda got the rights), while wanting the keep Fallout 3 worthy of the classic Fallout franchise and for the classic Fans.

    EDIT: Also this is kinda relevant for this thread:
     
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  2. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    I guess they said fuck it and just decided to copy from the first two games.

    Hilarious, not a single thing said here was in the final product. Game looked disgusting on release, it wasn't original in the slightest, there was next to no player choice, the story was utter crap, and it was extremely linear.

    Why a lot of people kept eating Todd's bullshit is beyond me when the games didn't reflect any of his promises.
     
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  3. The_Proletarian

    The_Proletarian Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    I remember saying exactly that on the official Bethesda forums back then and received a lot of flack from their fan boys.

    e: The game was also bug-ridden and I got some crash-to-desktops.
     
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  4. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    It is pretty hilarious seeing Bethesda fans claim the Bethesda games were never about graphics, but then the director of the game saying they are working on providing stunning graphics. Gotta move that goalpost to try to defend that product that some people for some reason tie their entire personal identity to.
     
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  5. The_Proletarian

    The_Proletarian Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Mar 15, 2012
    Oblivion was also praised as having very good graphics but in reality it looked like a turd. Back then I trusted game journalists and thought something was wrong when the game looked awful and not beautiful as claimed by reviewers.
     
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  6. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Whoever did that was massively delusional. That game was literally memed from day one for having potato faces and looking butt ugly.
     
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  7. PaxVenire

    PaxVenire Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Oct 29, 2020
    I made a small track list as a sort of "what if" Fallout 4 had taken the radio track selections a bit more seriously. I'll put here below:

    One More Tomorrow - Frankie Carle (1946)
    Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (1959)
    Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton (1964)
    Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson (1959)
    The Great Imposter - The Fleetwoods (1958)
    If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul, and Marry (1962)
    Take My True Love By The Hand - The Limelghters (1960)
    I Had The Craziest Dream - Frank Sinatra (1980)
    Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate - Jerry Bryant and Starboard Mass (2000)
    Danny Boy - The Irish Tenors (1999)
    Molly Malone - The Dubliners (1983)
    Eternal Father Strong To Save - The Midship Men Glee Club (2016)
    The Shot Heard Round The World - American Schoolhouse Rock (1975)
     
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  8. PaxVenire

    PaxVenire Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Oct 29, 2020
    I’ve been following the Fallout: London mod’s development since it was newly announced, and have seen them release on their YouTube channel original songs as well as covers of old songs they are going to use on their radio station.

    I have to commend them for their dedication to writing original songs that fit the retro future aesthetic really well.
    And the playlist even has songs that use atomic terminology that don’t feel out of place or jokey, but rather compliments the setting.



    Some of my personal favorites from this list:

    Nuclear Submarine
    That Girl From Valley Road
    Train to Merseyside
    Since You Left Our Love Behind
     
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  9. Yossarrion

    Yossarrion It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 25, 2022
    Take this how you will but in fallout 76 they've got wouldn't it be nice by the beach boys playing.

    As far as the radio I think it was probably a good inclusion and one of the few good things the game did. As a kid I remember how pulse raising the DC subway system was with all the ambient noises there and the only hope I had other than my gun was three dog doing his reps. Definitely something I remember.

    As far as song genre for the series, I think covers to sound more like the time period would be welcome. Wasteland 3 did that and those songs fit quite well in it.
     
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  10. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Vault Senior Citizen

    May 12, 2020
    Well, Wasteland 3 is different considering the war happened in 1998 in that universe. And its divergence from our world started in 1988 at the earliest. Quite a different beast than having to come up with a hundred years of doo-wop and big band jazz.
     
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  11. laclongquan

    laclongquan Boned Hunter of Sister

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    Jan 11, 2008
    Do radio station work in Fallout universe?
    Yes. If nothing else, they have music resource of a dead world to rely on. The holotape recordings of all that will spread all over the wasteland, and especially well in the vaults. So they only need to fill a few hours of dead air with local news.

    DJ? Depend. They could be AI like Mr Vegas, or real persons like Agatha, Three Dogs or whathisname in Diamond City.

    Theme? Not especially. You can build up your own specific theme for your radio channel but no real lore reason to enforce one. Like I said: music resource of a whole dead world to build on.
     
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  12. Yossarrion

    Yossarrion It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 25, 2022
    Yeah no doubt about the time periods but what wasteland did was change the songs to fit the theme of the setting. Which for wasteland is very country. So finding songs and making them sound appropriate to fallouts era is a good idea which the op had asked about earlier. I was just using it as an example, BioShock infinite did it as well.
     
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  13. PaxVenire

    PaxVenire Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Oct 29, 2020
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  14. Yossarrion

    Yossarrion It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 25, 2022
    That's cool as hell. I was thinking of using so to make a voice changer and pre recording lines of dialogue commenting on things going on in the wasteland and what my players did whenever I start up that van Buren PnP. This channel could be of some help with songs
     
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  15. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Vault Senior Citizen

    May 12, 2020
    Oh, you mean like this?
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=N9gdj1TZBIk
     
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  16. Yossarrion

    Yossarrion It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 25, 2022
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