You think you can steal from me? <i>Me?</i> (SPO

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Silencer, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    OK, so there's this one guy, Higgins, over at the Polish fora, who claims to have stolen Master's ammo and twin guns from him.

    He claims you have to arm the bomb in the basment, then when you walk up to the big man, he's idle. Anyone ever done that?
  2. Pipboy2000

    Pipboy2000 Companion to the Last Proton

    Sep 29, 2003
    I've never done it, but it looks like it works. I don't know why it wouldn't. But him being idle?? Maybe he sneaked.

    Ohh wait, he did.
  3. Von Drunky

    Von Drunky Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Mar 10, 2007
    Lets see if we can get a twin screenshot anyone have a saved file?
  4. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    That has to be a fake. Simply because there probably isn't a Master sprite lacking its miniguns.

    Any modders that can confirm this?
  5. zenbitz

    zenbitz First time out of the vault

    Dec 18, 2008
    I like how he has 3 stealth boys... they don't add, do they
  6. bji

    bji First time out of the vault

    Dec 4, 2008
    I swear to god I did this when I originally played Fallout 1 in 1999. I am sure that I didn't apply any patches to the game back then so maybe it was a bug that was fixed in a patched version.

    I distinctly remember getting the steal interface up from the Master and seeing that he had two miniguns. I took them and was able to beat him easily because he couldn't fight back.

    I don't recall exactly how I did it. I think it was some kind of 'fluke' because I can vaguely recall trying to get the steal interface up on him again and never succeeding after that one time.

    I thought about doing it again in my recent play through (the only other time I've played Fallout since 1999), but I didn't bother, I found it pretty easy to just smash him with super sledge criticals.

    But I can say for sure that stealing from the Master can be done.

    Oh - and one more thing: the NPC doesn't have to have gun-less animation frames to allow stealing from them. You can steal guns from NPCs and their graphic will still show them holding the gun, but the won't really have it any more and won't be able to fire it. I *think* that was the case in Fallout 1, and I *know* it's the case in Fallout 2, where my unarmed combat character often knocks groups of opponents out with criticals to the head, then steals their weapons before they wake up. They wake up and come back at me with their normal weapon animations, but can only punch me (ineffectively).
  7. Frank Horrigan@BIS

    Frank Horrigan@BIS Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 3, 2003
    You can grab the Master's Gatling Lasers if you paralyze him though. Sometimes occurs through an attack aimed at the eyes.
  8. Kanhef

    Kanhef Vault Dweller

    Sep 2, 2007
    Good head or CPU criticals can stun the Master. The Overseer has a minigun; is it possible to steal that? Ammo would be rare early on, but a few shots could tear up the raiders or Skulz quite nicely.