San Francisco quest - Chip's spleen - need help

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Nightmaster, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Nightmaster

    Nightmaster First time out of the vault

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    Aug 21, 2009
    Sorry to be bothering but this is my first time here in the boards and I am in need of some help.

    I have buyed the GSC DVD packing the three first games last month and I am playing the Fallout 2 game.

    Despise the bugs I havent patched the game that is still in the version 1.00 and currently I am in the final part of the game in San Francisco trying to get the oil tanker to the Enclave base. The problem comes in that moment.

    In various walkthroughs in the net you are suposed to talk with a bald man in the oil tanker called Chip and from him get the quest to retrive his lost spleen back but everytime I try to talk to the only bald man in the first area of the oil tanker (he is suposed to be outside Badgers room) he dont speak with me and thus I cant get the quest.

    I need to talk with him so that I can finally talk with the captain of the tanker and thgus continue with the game.

    I am at a loss here since I dont know if that is a bug from the unpatched version of the game or if I need to do something before talking with him.

    Anyone can help me with that?
     
  2. El Scorcho

    El Scorcho First time out of the vault

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    Aug 16, 2009
    Don't know what to tell you about Chip, but a work-around is to go to the Hubologist place and kill AHS-9 (and several other Hubologists in the process). This will give you the "Idolized" moniker for SF, and will allow the Captain to talk to you.
     
  3. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    This is incorrect.

    OP, if might help if you say what if anything Chip tells you when you try to talk to him. Did you already talk to him and piss him off?
     
  4. El Scorcho

    El Scorcho First time out of the vault

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    Aug 16, 2009
    It worked for me just last night. It might be different because I use Killap's Restoration Mod, but I massacred the Hubologists before doing any other quests, then went to the Captain, and he thanked me for all that I did for his men.
     
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    It's probably because killap's patch fixes the reaction system, so it's possible to get him to help you just based on a good reaction.

    It's not necessary to talk to him to finish the game, though.
     
  6. Nightmaster

    Nightmaster First time out of the vault

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    Aug 21, 2009
    No everytime its the first time I talk to him.

    Everytime I click on Chip he give me some random text about himself or the tankers like calling then "posers". The text is in yellow always

    Also I have noticed that Badger dont give me the quest to get his girlfriend back. Dont know if I do that I can get the captain to talk with me.
     
  7. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Then that's not Chip but a generic male punk. Chip always stands still outside Badger's room, as you said. If there's some 1.0 bug that makes Chip disappear before you even talk to him, I don't know of it.
     
  8. El Scorcho

    El Scorcho First time out of the vault

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    Aug 16, 2009
    When you observe Chip, the text should say something along the lines of: "he is a bald man who appears to be in a lot of pain". If it just says a male punk, then its not him.

    But like Per said, there is another way to progress.
     
  9. Nightmaster

    Nightmaster First time out of the vault

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    Aug 21, 2009
    Well then Chip is missing because outside Badgers room there is a trash can. It is almost in front of the door.

    I searched all the area, enterered combat to highlight the NPCs and still no bald man outside that bald male punk.

    PS. I tried going to the sublevel, fight the critters and talking with the girl in the upper part of the area. She began to follow me, then when I returned to the upper level she appeared besides Badger, he tanked me and after that the captain talked to me.... the NPC Chip is still missing though. :|
     
  10. Frank Horrigan@BIS

    Frank Horrigan@BIS Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 3, 2003
    I also remember that Chip wasn't available in the unpatched version. His disappearance seems to be scripting related as he is placed on the tanker's map even in version 1.0 (just checked it).
    Patch your game then convert a savegame where you saved before entering the tanker.
     
  11. Kuj2

    Kuj2 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 1, 2008
    You can rescue Badger's girlfriend without even having taken the quest, and then [spoiler:b5e9e0b9b4]the Captain will be happy you helped one of his people and you'll get your oil tanker quests.[/spoiler:b5e9e0b9b4]