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Item page overhaul project
This article is within the scope of the Item page overhaul project. This project is dedicated to improving the quality and layout of articles about items which appear in more than one Fallout game. If you want to participate, please check the project page.
 
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This is the home page of a Vault project. A project is a collaboration of editors improving articles and other content related to a particular subject. For more information, see The Vault:Projects.

The Item page overhaul project is a project which aims to improve the quality and layout of articles about items in all Fallout games, particularly items that appear in more than one game.

After a lengthy discussion about the new policies, we are introducing new format for items (particularly weapons and armor) that can be found in multiple games. Previously, the generic name, like Laser rifle, functioned as a disambiguation page, while the stats for the same item for each game, if a given item was the same in-universe, were listed on the same page (e.g. Wattz 2000 Laser Rifle, with stats for both FO1/2 and for FOT).

In our new version, on the other hand, the generic title is an overview page, like at Laser pistol, and there are separate pages with game-specific info for each game an item of a given type appears in with different stats, regardless of whether it is the same item in-universe, or not. We think that this helps us avoid the pages being cluttered, while pages for each game are still not entirely disconnected from one another.

Scope[edit source]

All pages in Category:Items and its subcategories, especially weapons and armor.

Guidelines[edit source]

Game-specific item article[edit source]

Standard layout items (top)
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Page management boxes No No Page management templates are used if you notice that something is out of order with a certain article or section and want to bring it to the attention of other editors or administrators. If the issue affects the whole article, these boxes should be placed at the very top of an article; if only a section is affected, they should be placed just below the headline of the respective section. The only exception are stub templates; see Stub templates below.

For a list of page management boxes, please refer to our template overview or directly to Category:Page management templates.
Project tags No No Projects are joint efforts of editors who work together to improve a set of articles that cover a certain area of interest. Some of these projects have tags or boxes which are placed on the pages which the project affects; these should be placed below the article management boxes.
"For" template No No {{for}} is used to make a reader aware of other articles they may have been looking for when entering the title of the current page.
Infobox No Yes The purpose of infoboxes is to summarize data relating to the article. Infoboxes should appear in the top-right corner of an article. For a list of infobox templates, please refer to our template overview or directly to Category:Infobox templates.
"Games" template No Yes {{Games}} should be placed just below the infobox (if there is one). It produces small icons in the top right corner of an article which allow the reader to see "at a glance" what games or sources the article relates to or is based on. The template should be used in every article; almost no exceptions exist.
Item-specific layout items
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Lead section No Yes Short summary that usually looks something like this:

"{{PAGENAME}} is a weapon in Fallout 3."

In general, it should contain:

  • Name of the item (and alternative names) in bold.
  • What type of item it is (weapon, armor, drug, edible etc) with a link to the appropriate overview page for this item and game.
  • Which games this item appears in.
Background Yes No If there is any background story/history for the item.
Characteristics Yes Yes Properties of this item. For drugs, these are the effects. For armor, these include damage resistance, effects and what other items they can be repaired with if any. For weapons, these include damage, special effects, what items they can be repaired with (if any) and general properties (such as what type of weapon it is etc).
Variants Yes No For weapons/armor; list of variants for this item. If the variants have own articles, these should only be linked to. If multiple variants of this item are described in the current article (on Fallout 3 armor pages, for example), a sub-section (with the name of the variant) should be made for each variant.
Location(s) Yes No Location(s) where this item can be found (fixed location(s) only, no random spawns).
Related quests Yes No If there are quests which are related to this item, list them here (just link them, no need to go into detail).
Notes Yes No For interesting things about the item which do not fit into the other categories. Try to keep this section to a minimum.
Standard layout items (bottom)
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Behind the scenes Yes No "Behind the scenes" is the place for information relating to game development and cultural references. See The Vault:Content policy#Behind the scenes for additional information.
Bugs Yes No Game glitches, short "bugs", relating to the article subject should be here. See The Vault:Content policy#Bugs for additional information.
Gallery Yes No If an article contains a lot of images, it is often better to place them in an own gallery section than to have them clutter the article. Please see Help:Gallery on how to use galleries and our image policy.
Videos Yes No If an article contains embedded videos, they are to be placed here. See our video policy for which kind of videos are eligible to be placed in articles.
See also Yes No The purpose of this section is to list links to related topics on this wiki which may not have been linked within the article content.
External links Yes No Links to external (i.e. off-wiki) sites which are not references should be just above "References".
References Yes No If references have been used in an article, {{references}} should be placed here.
Stub template No No A stub template marks an article as being too short to provide more than rudimentary information about a subject.
Navboxes No No Navboxes are navigational aids which allow easy access to other articles in a group the current article belongs to. They should be placed at the end of an article, just above the categories. The most article-specific navboxes should be highest and the least-specific lowest.

A list of navboxes can be found in Category:Navbox templates. New navboxes can be constructed with {{Navbox}}.
Categories and interwiki links No Yes Categories and interwiki links should be added at the very end of an article. A full list of categories can be found on Special:Categories. For additional information, please see our categorization guideline.

Overview article for multi-game items[edit source]

Layout
Section headline required? Content
Yes {{Games}} template
Yes {{Gamearticlelist}} template with all variants listed. See the template documentation on how to use this template.
Yes Short summary which contains (at least):
  • Name of the item (and alternative names) in bold.
  • What type of item it is (weapon, armor etc).
Background No If there is general background history for this item (and not specific models or variants), it goes here. For example, Power armor would be an item with general background history.
Variants Yes
  • Make a sub-headline for each model of this item. Place {{Gamearticle}} at the top of each subsection; see the template documentation on how to use this template.
  • The headline should be named like the model is called in "lore" (e.g. "AEP7 Laser Pistol"). If the exact model is not known, use a descriptive name (e.g. "Drum-Magazine Combat Shotgun").
  • Place <section begin="name goes here" /> right after {{Gamearticle}} and <section end="name goes here" /> at the end of the section about this model. This is necessary for transcluding the sections in the game-specific articles.
  • Keep the description general; do not include game-specific details (e.g. do not include stuff like "This item has a damage of 40 in Fallout 2"). Think of it as a "lore" section or an "outsourced" background section. If known, mention things like the manufacturer, users, general technical background etc.
Behind the scenes No For out-of-game references and similar stuff (if there are any which apply to the item or certain models in general)
Gallery No Cluttering the article with too many images should be avoided. Instead, place them in a gallery at the end if applicable.

Participants[edit source]

To participate, simply add your name below using {{userlink|your user name}}. Place every participant on a new line. The list is alphabetized (with the exception of the project leader). Please add your username to the list appropriately.


Inactive Participants[edit source]

Progress[edit source]

  • Add your name to the tasks you are currently working on (simply insert {{repeat}} ~~~, this adds your signature without date)
  • Mark tasks you have completed with {{yes}} ~~~
  • Once all other tasks have been completed, someone else should review the result. This is done to ensure nothing has been overlooked. If that has been done, add {{yes}} ~~~ to the "peer review" and "all done" columns.
Progress
article create overviewpage create per-game articles peer review all done
Weapon
Fallout weapons
Fallout 2 weapons
Fallout 3 weapons
Fallout: New Vegas weapons
Fallout Tactics weapons
.223 pistol Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
.44 Magnum revolver Yes Yes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
10mm pistol Yes Yes
9mm pistol Yes Yes
Alien blaster Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Artillery
Assault rifle Yes Yes
Baseball bat Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Battle rifle Yes Yes
BB gun Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Brass knuckles Yes Yes
Boxing gloves Yes Yes
Bozar Yes Yes
Cattle prod Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Club Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol No Yes ☣Avatar☣
Combat knife Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Combat shotgun Yes Yes
Crowbar Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Desert Eagle (exp. mag.) Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Desert Eagle .44 Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Dynamite Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Flamer Yes Yes
FN FAL (night sight) Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
FN FAL HPFA Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Gatling laser Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Gauss pistol Yes Yes
Grenade Yes Yes
Grenade launcher Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
H&K G11 Yes Yes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
H&K G11E Yes Yes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
H&K P90c Yes Yes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Holy Hand Grenade Yes Yes
Hunting rifle Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Improved flamer Yes Yes
Jonny's BB gun Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Knife Yes Yes
Laser rifle Yes Yes
Laser rifle (ext. cap.) Yes Yes
Light support weapon No Not needed Yes
"Little Jesus" Yes Yes
Louisville Slugger Yes Yes
M3A1 "grease gun" SMG Yes Yes
M60 Yes Yes
M72 Gauss rifle (Fallout 2) Yes Yes
Magneto-laser pistol Yes Yes
Mega power fist Yes Yes
Minigun Yes Yes
Molotov cocktail Yes Yes
Needler pistol No not needed Yes ☣Avatar☣
Old knife Yes Yes
Phazer Yes Yes YesShadowrunner56 Yes
Pipe rifle No not needed Yes
Plasma pistol Yes Yes
Plasma pistol (ext. cap.) Yes Yes
Plasma rifle (Fallout) Yes Yes
Plastic explosives Yes Yes
Plated boxing gloves Yes Yes
Pool cue Yes Yes
Power fist Yes Yes ☣Avatar☣
Pulse pistol Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Pulse rifle Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Red Ryder LE BB gun Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Refined uranium ore No not needed Yes
Revolver Yes
Ripper (weapon) Yes Yes
Rock Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Rocket launcher Yes Yes
Rolling pin Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Scoped hunting rifle Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Shiv Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Shotgun Yes Yes
SIG-Sauer pistol Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes
Sledgehammer Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Solar Scorcher Yes Yes
Spear Yes Yes
Sniper rifle Yes Yes
Submachine gun Yes Yes
Super cattle prod Yes Yes
Super sledge Yes Yes
Switchblade Yes Yes ☣Avatar☣
Throwing knife Yes Yes
Tommy gun Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Turbo plasma rifle (Fallout) Yes Yes
Uranium ore YesShadowrunner56 YesShadowrunner56
Wakizashi No not needed Yes
Zip gun Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Clothing and Armor
Combat armor Yes Yes
Advanced power armor Yes Yes
Leather armor Yes Yes
Metal armor Yes Yes
Motorcycle helmet Yes Ant2242 No
Naughty nightwear Yes Yes
Raider armor Yes Yes
T-51 power armor Yes Yes
Tesla armor Yes Yes
Vault jumpsuit Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Miscellaneous item
Fallout miscellaneous items
2043B radio
Back pack
Bag
Blue pass key
Bottle cap (Fallout)
Briefcase Yes Ant2242 Yes
Cat's Paw
Chemistry journals
COC badge (black)
COC badge (red)
Cosmetics case
Deck of cards
Doctor's bag (Fallout)
Electronic lock pick
Electronic lock pick Mk II
First aid kit
Fish (Fallout 2)
Flower (item)
First aid kit
Geiger counter
Key (Fallout)
Lighter
Lock picks
Motion sensor
Pip-Boy 2000
Psychic nullifier
Red pass key
Rope
Scorpion tail
Security card
Small piece of machinery
Stealth Boy (Fallout)
Technical manual
Tool
Velvet Elvis
Water flask
Yellow pass key
Fallout 2 miscellaneous items
Daisies
Fallout 3 miscellaneous items
10 Indisputable Rules On Ghouls
Fission battery
Fallout: New Vegas miscellaneous items
Alien crystal Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Bio med gel
Cybernetic brain
Ear Yes Guardian Yes Guardian
Garden of Eden Creation Kit Yes Guardian Yes Guardian
Gettysburg Address
Gold nugget No Not needed Yes
Legion coinage Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Legion denarius Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Lighter
Pack of cigarettes
Pass key Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Plunger No not needed Yes
Scalpel Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
U.S. Declaration of War on China
Vault 15 shack key
Wrench Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Consumables
Alcohol Yes Yes
Buffout Yes Avatar Yes Avatar
Iguana-on-a-stick Yes Yes
Jet Yes Canti-sama(talk) Yes Canti-sama(talk)
Mentats Yes Yes
Mole rat meat Yes Yes
Nuka-Cola Yes ☣Avatar☣ Yes ☣Avatar☣
Psycho Yes Yes
Rad-X Yes Yes
RadAway Yes Yes
Squirrel on a stick Yes Yes
Yao guai meat Yes Yes
Holodisks and notes
Fallout holodisks and notes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Alpha experiment disk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Ancient Brotherhood disk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Brotherhood honor code Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Captain Maxson's diary Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Delta experiment disk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
FEV experiment disk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
FEV research Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Maxson log Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Military Base security code Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Mutant transmissions Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Power armor specs Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Regulator transmission Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Richard Grey's audio diary Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Security tape Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Sophia's tape Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Vault locations v34.129 Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Vree's autopsy report Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
West Tek records Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Fallout 2 holodisks and notes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Bishop's holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Gecko holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Reactor holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Hubologist teachings Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Hubologist holodisk
Lynette holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Military base level 1 Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Military base level 2 Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Military base level 3 Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Military base level 4 Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Military base outside Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
NCR history holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
NCR spy holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Note from Francis
Power plant operations Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Sierra Depot experiment log Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Sierra Depot evacuation notice Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Sierra Depot GNN transcript Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Sierra Depot medical log Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Sierra mission statement
State of the Nation Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
The Project Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Vault 13 holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Vault City designer notes Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Vault City travel log Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Westin holodisk Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Word list Yes Tagaziel (talk) Yes Tagaziel (talk)
Poison
Mutie
Promotional Content