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I made a spreadsheet with crafting recipes. Didn't finish the reloading-workbench stuff ("Repair" and the empty "Breakdown" tab) because my priority is knowing which crap to sell. Anywho: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AihKVRiW1P3PdGRyUjhjNmw0VWVtSk9VTE1taW5WYUE&hl=en -- 23:25, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Scrap Electronics

what do they do? do they work like scrap metal? how do you learn the formula to break them down? or what npc collects them?

They are a component for Weapon repair kits, in some ways, you don't and none. Respectively. 09:56, November 12, 2010 (UTC)


rock-it launcher schematic does NOTHING?!? is this a bug? what gives? does stealing it not work? did I need to earn it in a quest to make it?

Unlike most Fallout 3 weapons, the Rock-It Launcher does not appear in the game files of Fallout: New Vegas. --Kris User Hola.jpg 00:40, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

convoluted lackluster system

why add all the ammunition recycling and creation, and make the workbench crafting so much more complicated and tedius if they weren't even going to include the weapons and things from fallout 3? What a dissapointment. Cherry bombs are fricken rare, yet a simple bcap mine requires 5. There's no nuka grenades, almost no weapons from f3. It's practically a joke. I think the only thing really worth going to the trouble of crafting are weapon repair kits. Sad. Sorry for using this as a forum to express this, just had to.

What the...

I think it's a real bitch what they've done to the crafting system... No frickin weapons, even though the game SHOWS you some, like the Railway Rifle in the secret room of Mick & Ralph's... With the stronger enemies and hardcore mode this time around, the crafted weapons would've been way more relevant, instead they made the crafting system even more useless than in Fallout 3. Making gun ammo is tedious as hell. I haven't made ammunition or "survival" items or anything at all that can be "crafted". It's not worth it. --Penumbra 23:45, November 4, 2010 (UTC)

Making ammo is tedious? It takes only a few button presses for each type of ammo. A few more if you need to break something down first. This isn't like WoW where if you wanna make 1000 rounds of ammo, you need to make 'em in 20-round batches that take 3 seconds each. --Kris User Hola.jpg 23:47, November 4, 2010 (UTC)

I'm guessing additional crafted weapons and unique weapons will be released as part of future DLC. 15:54, November 9, 2010 (UTC)


I seems like it would be a good idea to start a list of schematics and their locations on this page. The only ones I know of are the functionless Railway Rifle and sign board as well as the one set of .44 ammo which I can only assume works as I haven't passed the survival check to acquire it. 15:51, November 9, 2010 (UTC)

Good idea. I've made the necessary changes to the page to allow someone to easily get started on this. --Kris User Hola.jpg 16:58, November 9, 2010 (UTC)

I think that this should have its own schematics page, even if it is short. I don't want to see a whole list of available recipes, I just want to be able to find the locations of the recipes or schematics that I have to PICK UP SOMEWHERE whether as an item or through conversation with an NPC. Perhaps this is already what you intended, but so far, this page hasn't been helpful. For example, I have checked the web pretty extensively and I still have no idea HOW MANY I have to actually pick up or earn, let alone their locations. Any help or input on this is appreciated.

post 1.2.0 patch recipe checking

I've updated the recipes for everything but ammunition in the post 1.2.0 patch, using the GECK to verify the recipes. Someone please do a GECK check on the ammo recipes since I absolutely cannot be bothered to go through that as well. KnetterGek 17:15 UTC+1 15 dec 2k10

the 12.7mm article says it is now craftable, but it is not on the list. 15:01, December 21, 2010 (UTC)

Crafting Shopping List

Where has the crafting shopping list gone? It was one of the best parts of this page. I realize that the recipes changed with the 1.02 patch, but please return it. I'd do it (and update it), but I am not sure how to retrieve it from the previous versions of the page. -- 21:29, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

Umm, ditto what he just said, please put it back. DonutHands 01:33, December 16, 2010 (UTC)

Ok, i found where it went away, i believe i brought it back correctly. There was no reason given for why it was removed so i put it back. Something may be incorrect on it, but that is no reason to remove it completely. DonutHands 01:45, December 16, 2010 (UTC)

Crafting shopping list

The crafting shopping list was removed again... Why? It was very useful, with it you can quickly check if an item is needed for some recipe. Now when it is gone you have to search the whole page. -Niko ( 02:31, January 18, 2011 (UTC))

I managed to bring the list back. -Niko ( 02:44, January 18, 2011 (UTC))

Crafting Shopping List restored again

This list is useful for quick look in game when selling or organizing (for those of us with a browser open) please don't remove stuff that users use (if you look at the talk page you will see many times that this has been removed and restored) - RGDelta

Meals-to-metal and butter knives

I have honest hearts installed and I noticed a thing about the "meals-to-metal" recipe added by the dlc: not all the butter knives are good for that. For example the ones found on dead enemies or on some tables are good, but the ones I stole in the tops/ultraluxe kitchens are not highlighted when I try to craft scrap metal from them at the campfire. I noticed in the butter knife's page here on the vault that they have two different base ids, so I suspect that there are two different types of them in new vegas. Does anybody else confirm this? -- 11:30, June 17, 2011 (UTC) Thalon

Electric Hot Plate

I made this point on the separate page for "Electric Hot Plate", but it needs to be corrected by someone here as well. There's no such thing as an "Active Electric Hot Plate." The item is simply called "Electric Hot Plate." When you place your cursor over it, the message comes up "Activate Electric Hot Plate" not "Active." Activate, as in USE the object.-- 23:56, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

Red Paste

Should the thick red paste be put under food or drink? I envision it consumed through a straw or drank rather than eaten. ( 11:00, July 26, 2011 (UTC))

Optimized Cells

I've added Optimized Cells to the list. However I have not used their full name because they are too long, for example: Electron Charge Pack, Optimized (Vigilant Recycler) (GRA). I also followed the pages capitalization rather than change it to the way they are displayed in-game. --BeardyDan 10:57, September 30, 2011 (UTC)


just wonder if anyone know if u can posion the same target with different types of vemon (like using tremble and mother darkness on the same enemy) and if so how many vemons can u use on one target (if there so kind of limit) ?

You can't poison the same weapon twice, but you can poison it, hit someone with it then apply more poison. --Kastera (talk) 15:30, October 12, 2011 (UTC)


I would like to see a list that compares the value of the ingredients to the value of the products in addition to their weight ratio. Does such a list exist? If not, would it be possible to include that info in this article? Dbbo 05:30, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't see why an entire list is needed. At maximum, you would need to check five pages (the crafted item and all its ingredients) and just add up their values and determine if it's more profitable to craft the item. It would be a lot more work to create the table than to use rudimentary math skills. --Kastera (talk) 05:46, 9 September 2012 (UTC)