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Distinction between ARCHIMEDES I and II?

There is a clear distinction made in the game between ARCHIMEDES II and ARCHIMEDES (or ARCHIMEDES I). Diverting power to ARCHIMEDES II is necessary to use Euclid's C-Finder as a weapon, but arming ARCHIMEDES is what kills all the NCR soldiers.

It's pretty clear that when you activate ARCHIMEDES I, it causes a strike from ARCHIMEDES II to hit the area around the power plant. So is ARCHIMEDES I the base security system, that uses ARCHIMEDES II to actually perform the strike? Or is ARCHIMEDES I an earlier iteration of the laser system? Or is ARCHIMEDES I the initial targeting laser and ARCHIMEDES II the actual strike laser?

I put this page here as a stake in the ground, and I'll go re-read all the text associated with the quest from the terminals and so forth. Then I'll try to clarify the options on the Lucky Old Sun and HELIOS One pages.


I armed the laser and i watched it kill all the NCR in the back i went through the building and found no one i went outside and Lt. Haggerty and the guards were not there and their bodies no where to be found did they run away or something?

If you arm ARCHIMEDES I, it will kill all the NCR troops in and around the power station, including Haggerty. I guess the idea is that they were all lured into the kill zone by the initial strikes, and then all got incinerated by the secondary strike. Dmunsil 02:49, November 25, 2010 (UTC)
Oh thanks, I just wanted her beret. FalloutNewVegasmaster6644