Why don't we have cars?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by The Suave Gambler, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. The Suave Gambler

    The Suave Gambler First time out of the vault

    Feb 22, 2011
    We have a functioning monorail, functioning helicopters, functioning planes, and functioning giant complicated underground bases.

    Yet NOBODY BUT THE CHOSEN ONE has attempted to get vehicles working?


    I mean sure it would take away from the whole "exploration" thing, but why don't caravans use cars or why don't we have a TES style "taxi" you can pay for. All they'd really need is to use energy cells which the mercenaries they would have hired to protect the caravan for days would have used anyway.
  2. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    The cars were there but implied for technical limitations at the time.

  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well ... cars.

    What do you want with them if you dont have the streets ?

    Yes places like New Vegas or Reno or Vault City keep some form of "technology" around. Vegas even has this rail system and all. But think about how much trouble it is causing to keep it working. Streets would require even more work then rails. Trains have been around for a long time before cars anyway. I am not saying its completely impossible. For those which have the knowledge and resources this might prove to be a good thing. Though it seems unlikely that a large number of them are driving around.
  4. The Suave Gambler

    The Suave Gambler First time out of the vault

    Feb 22, 2011
    So what you're saying is that cars are there and they function, but they didn't put them in the game because the PC would just steal one from the locals?
  5. Driver Nephi

    Driver Nephi First time out of the vault

    Dec 5, 2011
    What about just fixing one of the motorbikes ? It would be possible !!! And you wouldnt need roads if you had offroad bikes.

    In New Vegas I was hoping for some sort of transportation like that.
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Gameplay reasons. And there are cars in the Fallout world, like written in a post above. You just don't see them, because there just wasn't enough free space for it.
  7. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    You get to see them in New Vegas. The NCR is using old military trucks to haul equipment and weapons around. There is a truck repair depot at McCarran (right from the entrance, look for tire stacks) and loads of old trucks in the courtyard itself. You don't see them working because Gamebryo is a shitty engine.
  8. The Suave Gambler

    The Suave Gambler First time out of the vault

    Feb 22, 2011
    Then why do the characters imply that they use Brahmin to move stuff everywhere?
  9. My guess is because they don't want to waste the batteries on simple, expendible supplies. Plus, not everyone has tight enough connections to NCR to get their hands on said trucks.
  10. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    They never state outright that only Brahmin are used. With all their strength and usability, Brahmin are limited in their usefulness, since they have limited encumbrance. Guns, ammo, food, water? Okay, easy enough to carry. Industrial equipment, tents, medical equipment such as operating tables, anaesthesia machines etc.? These require a more stable, efficent mode of transportation.
  11. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    There are too many opportunities how to puncture a tire in wasteland, in contrary to a very few opportunities to obtain a new tire. (Well, T-Ray has managed to develop some anti-grav technology, but anyway.)
  12. EnigmaGrey

    EnigmaGrey First time out of the vault

    Sep 28, 2011
    Because Bethena's engine just can't handle it.

    Or, their employees couldn't.