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Change to inconsistency

If you listen to the dialog before you take the GOAT, you hear your father mentioning that there aren't many kids in the vault at all. Doesn't this go along with the fact that vault 101 was facing genetic stagnation and inbreeding etc? It's not really an error on the page.

It's possible, but my theory is since the purpose of the vault is for the overseer to have alot of power and be able to watch everyone all the time, that not many residents would want to partake in sexual intercourse either. I mean, not even the lone wanderer was born in the vault. - Bravo315


Are all of these random Vault 101 pages going to get merged anytime soon. Fat Man Spoon 20:35, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Well, they are going to get merged as soon as someone does it ;) -- Porter21 (talk) 20:46, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
And how would 'Someone' do so? Fat Man Spoon 20:47, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
"Someone" does that by taking content from one page and putting it on another, the first is then considered having been "merged" into the second.
More seriously, you'd probably have to figure what makes sense to merge into what first, then create the appropriate summary articles and redirect the merged pages (similar to how I've done it for the FO3 armors). There's no automatic "merge" function or something. -- Porter21 (talk) 20:57, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Great. I'll get Nitpicker to help me with it. May take a while. Fat Man Spoon 20:59, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Probably, one editor created quite a lot of those (my personal favourite is Vault Lamp). -- Porter21 (talk) 21:01, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
What? How did I get drawn into this? Nitpicker of the Wastes 21:00, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Alright, almost there, a ton of links and a bit of tidying up is required. Fat Man Spoon 22:26, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Everything you never wanted to know about Vault 101 and were forced to learn anyway, huh? Nitpicker of the Wastes 22:27, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah. Look at all the random shite we removed. Jesus. Fat Man Spoon 22:29, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
We still have Balloon... Nitpicker of the Wastes 22:30, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
That was not in the job description. Fat Man Spoon 22:33, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Neither is Hunt the Mutant. Who the hell spent perfectly good time doing this crap? Nitpicker of the Wastes 22:35, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
User:Newark67. ← HIM. Fat Man Spoon 22:38, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Stupid. I need to rest my frontal lobes. Adios. Nitpicker of the Wastes 22:40, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

but i like hunting mutants,and ballons,why delete them?--JoeHanSon 22:50, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Thats not up to us. We just merged the locations. Fat Man Spoon 22:51, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Ok, some links, all (I think) Merged pages redirected. Fat Man Spoon 23:29, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

People really have time for well..metal spoon. Jstarsupreme 03:18, March 12, 2010 (UTC)

Framed quote

Is the framed quote with the holotape available in Trouble on the Homefront ? If not then how does one do to get their lockpick to 50 in order to open it ? -- 23:24, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes. Go into the area where the main rebels are (i.e. where Amata is, the Vault 101 Clinic) and go into the room where Andy is (you will see him and lots of blood due to a botched surgery), and the safe is activated with the Book of Revelations quote (avg). Its next to the X-Ray viewer on the wall, above the table with the chem lab. Inside is caps, Rock-It Launcher Schematics, and the Home Sweet Home holotape from James.

Getting back into the Vault

Anyone know if there is a way to get back into Vault 101? I have almost all the bobbleheads but the one in that location?--BobbleHead 20:45, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Next time look a little harder. As the article says, "You only have three chances to obtain this bobblehead. When you're about to take the G.O.A.T., when you escape the vault you'll come through his office, or when you return in the "Trouble on the Homefront" quest."--Albinobear 23:46, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Interior size

If you look at the poster advertising Vault 13, you'll see it is an incredibly large vault. Basically a town built inside a mountain. Vault 101, on the other hand, is very small. Like a town inside a hill. You can count how many living quarters are inside this vault, almost as if the vault was meant to house that small portion of people. Were the Vaults not intended to hold over a thousand people? If Vault 101 DID in fact hold that many to begin with, where are all the other living quarters that those people slept in? --FawkesGamer360 22:48, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

Likely behind all those [INACCESSIBLE] doors. Ronin 23:49, September 22, 2009 (UTC)
They are. It keeps the story up while avoiding having the player lost in a giant maze of hundreds of apartments, hallways, recreation rooms etc. - Redmess 14:05, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

The overseer dead

I the overseers body in the sublevel of the vault after i sabotaged the vault and came back, is this a bug or was the overseer supposed to die? As soon as i entered the room i heard his body fall to the ground.-- 19:10, October 13, 2009 (UTC)-- 19:08, October 13, 2009 (UTC)-- 19:05, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Two Layers

I noticed when screwing around as a ten year old, i went through some purposeply locked doors to the blue stuff (anyone know what i mean?) at which i jumped into it. after falling for 1-2 seconds it teleported me to the closest cell part, which happened to be the vault, but in panic, like during the quest "escape!". i couldn't find my way back to the 10 year old part either. so is there extra floors to the vault? 07:59, December 13, 2009 (UTC)

Its possible different versions exist alongside each other. Ill check it out. - 10:01, December 13, 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I tried this asap after a new game. I walked around in tcl, but nothing special to see. Then I disabled tcl outside the cell, so I respawned, and I landed in the Escape! vault. There were some npc's around, but none of the important ones. With tcl I managed to travel to the vault door and walk out into the wastes, as a baby. My guess is the first few cells (before Escape!) are dummys, and only in Escape! you get teleported to the actual game cell. Could someone check this out in the GECK? - 11:16, December 13, 2009 (UTC)

Fathers books?

The Fallout 3 official guild says the you can obtain your fathers books during the trouble in the homefront quest, but I have not been able to find them. Anyone know where they are or if they exist at all? —Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

There's no item (or items) with that name. The guide is probably talking about the schematics and holodisk behind the framed quote in James' old office. 19:09, January 2, 2010 (UTC)

Moved from article

I moved a lot of non-notable loot from the page. Please review Help:Notable Loot before adding loot to a page. I left it here because it is quite useful as a 'checklist' for a new character looking to strip their home bare before doing a runner.


  • Bobby Pin - Amata gives the Lone Wanderer 10 of these items for lockpicking the door to the Overseer's Office. 5 Bobby Pins are in a dresser located in Amata's bedroom. Six more are located in a storage room near the main entrance.
  • Med-X - 1 found in the first aid kit on your bedroom wall.
  • Purified Water - 3 bottles are located in a storage room near the Main Entrance.
  • Stimpak - 1 sitting on a rolling table in the clinic during "Future Imperfect" (disappears from your inventory after quest if unused), 10 in the first aid kit on your bedroom wall and 2 lying scattered about on the floor in the clinic during "Escape." The locker in the room where Amata is interrogated and the one in the overseer's office may also contain stimpaks.
  • Vodka - 3 bottles of Vodka are located in the DeLoria apartment.



These contain a variety of items. It's always a good idea to check each one. The desks in particular almost always contain pre-war money, and occasionally ammo of various kinds.

  • Desk - Overseer's Office (2), Security (2)
  • Dresser - Amata's Bedroom (1), DeLoria Bedroom (1), Lone Wanderer's Apartment (2), Overseer's Bedroom (1)
  • First Aid Box - Lone Wanderer's Apartment (1), Small Generator Room (Main Entrance) very easy lock (1)
  • Locker - Atrium (1), Clinic (2), Physician's Office (1), Overseer's Office (2), Security (4)
  • Metal Box - Clinic (1), Storage Room (Atrium) (1), Storage Room (Main Entrance) (3)
  • Toolbox - Clinic (1), Storage Room (Atrium) (1), Storage Room (Main Entrance) (2), Systems (1),

Custom Weapons Components

Some of these components may appear in the tool boxes located in various rooms of the Vault.

Quest Related Items

  • Scrap Metal - Scrap metal is located in a storage room adjacent to the Atrium and in a storage room near the main entrance. May also be found in a tool box. ("Treatment")


  • N99 10mm Pistol - Amata offers this weapon to the Lone Wanderer, in pristine condition. If the player accepts her offer, they receive this weapon and 36 10mm Rounds. Additional pistols are with Officers O'Brian and Richards. Additional ammo for this pistol may be found in the dresser in the Overseer's bedroom, in a locker in the Overseer's Office, and in another locker in the room where Amata is interrogated.
  • Baseball Bat - This melee weapon is leaning against a table in the Lone Wanderer's bedroom, next to a baseball and glove.
  • BB Gun - This is a gift from Dad in "Growing Up Fast". The weapon comes with 50 BB's. During "Escape," it and the BBs will be sitting on the table next to the baseball bat.
  • Police Baton - This is carried by Vault 101 Security. The player can kill a guard for one. There are 6 or 7 batons, depending on if the player kills Officer Gomez.

Ishotamaninnewreno 01:43, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for adding some of the stuff you removed; it already listed a lot of random stuff, so I figured I'd just complete the list. It makes more sense to get rid of it, like you did. 01:47, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
No worries mate, like I said its still useful. Ishotamaninnewreno 02:10, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Different lock level for the frame in James' Office?

My friend recently rented Fallout 3 GOTY for his PS3. I was at his house playing it, and I found the frame to have a "Very Hard" lock on it. On my laptop, I have Fallout 3 with all of the downloadable content, and the lock was average. Might this be a bug, or just a random glitch? Timmage 22:00, February 5, 2010 (UTC)

I think it has to do with how you set up your charecter (special stats, maybe even your tag skills). I noticed things like that aswell. Think I can pick the lock, but not all of a sudden it is hard, when in my past games they were average.GodsHand 14:42, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

Unique Weapons

What unique weapons can be obtained from Vault 101? I know of Butch's Toothpick, but I could have sworn I read about another one once, but I can't find anyyyy information on it anywhere, thanks to anyone that can help. StarfishCostume 15:30, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

I think there is a unique police baton called O'Grady's Peacemaker, but it was cut. The Emporer 04:57, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Anne Palmer

Anne Palmer - Presumably Old Lady Palmer. Leader of a scouting party to the Wasteland in 2241.

The part in bold is referring to Lucy Palmer I believe. 20:50, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

Location of Vault 101 in real life.

Looking at google-map over Washington DC, I used some navigation-points (Annandale and Bethesda) to pinpoint the location of Vault 101. It seems to be located in what is called Pimmit Hills east of Tysons Corner. Draw a (more or less) direct line north from Annandale, then draw a line from Bethesda south-west using the ingame map of Fallout3 to see the orientation. The intersection is where Vault 101 is located. What are your thoughts on this?

Norse player 22:56, July 15, 2010 (UTC)


Does anybody know the names of the three songs that play over the Vault 101 PA system? I've found countless track listings for just about every other radio station BUT Vault 101. There is a youtube video of all three songs but no track list...

through the time line

I was playing the game from scratch, with the clipping off, when suddenly I walked into the grey space outside of the walls (at this point, I was at my birthday party, and 10 yrs old). after heading south a bit I saw that I was approaching another part of the vault. once I had arrived I saw that I was in the middle of Escape!. my character was still 10. this has led me to believe that during the time jumps the PC is jumped to a different section of the map. can someone else confirm?


Just skimming through, there're chunks of the article written in poor english, notably "James's departure" and "Vault experiments crisis". I'll check back on it in a little while and make some in depth changes, but for now i'm adding a cleanup tag to allow others to alleviate the issue. Cheers -EllEzDee 02:33, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Not necessary. Clean up it's not for poor english writting (sorry, It's me that write all the history section and my english it's not the best). Many pages are sometimes write in poor english, Vault 101 is not an exception. If you have the capacity to correct, please take the time to do so, it would be appreciated ;). Itachou [~talk~] 12:23, July 19, 2011 (UTC)