Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Press ~ key during gameplay to open the console menu.
Add # of sunset sarsaparilla blue star bottle caps
add # special points
Add Debug MegaPistol (Most powerful pistol.)
player.additem 001465A6 1
Advance one level
player.additem 000000F (number of caps)
change all face options
change all hair options
changes leve to #, doesn't affect anything else.
Closes All Menus
Gives x karma points(use negative values for negative karma)
Increase the Gamespeed of all NPCs & the User (Default is 4)
setgs fmoverunmult #
Increases maximum carry weight by number specified
player.modav carryweight #
Kill every NPC in area
Kill selected NPC or enemy
Opens door without unlocking it.
Perfect VATS Aiming
SetGS fVATSHitChanceMult 100
Player can wear power armor
Player health and Limb Health will be restored
Quits game fast.
player.removeperk [Perk ID]
Removes all items of selected NPC
Restore health and limb health
Resurrect selected dead NPC or enemy
Save and quit
Set S.P.E.C.I.A.L. level
setspecialpoints [number 1-10]
Set skill level
modpcs [skill name] [number 1-100]
Set the scale of a NPC ( 1 = normal)
Set the scale of yourself ( 1 = normal )
Sets ownership to a item(must select item first)
Sets player jump height (default is 64)
setgs fJumpHeightMin #
Sets skill level to #. Max 100. this sets all skill bonuses but those from gear, tag skills, or attributes.
Sets your currently equipped weapon's condition to 100.
Teleports player to quest target
Toggle Free Camera Mode
Toggles fog of war in local map
Toggles Grass display
Unlocks any selected physical lock (doors, chests, etc) and terminals.
Unlocks door, safe or computers.(must click the objet first, may cause glitches)
Unique weapon locations
Search the indicated locations to find all unique weapons:
.357 Magnum Revolver - Lucky: In Primm at The Bison Steve Hotel, in a floor safe (requires 75 Lockpick skill level) behind the cash register of the Gift Shop (northeast room).
.44 Magnum Revolver - Mysterious Magnum: Owned by the Lonesome Drifter, by the Sunset Sasparilla Billboard, close to El Dorado Dry Lake.
9 Iron - Nephi's Golf Driver: Carried by a Fiend named Driver Nephi, in his territory.
9mm Pistol - Maria: On Benny, when you kill him.
9mm Submachine Gun - Vance's Submachine Gun: In Win's Hideout, inside the safe.
Alien Blaster: Locate the large spaceship north and a little east of Horowitz Farmstead (east of Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch), then kill the Alien Captain. Note: Wild Wastleland trait is required.
BB Gun - Abilene Kid LE BB Gun: Inside the Fiend's Shack, lying on a shelf.
Bladed Gauntlet - Cram Opener: In Camp McCarran, owned by Little Buster.
Boxing Gloves - Golden Gloves: Inside Lucky 38 Casino, on the upper bar of the casino floor.
Bumper Sword - Blade Of The East: In Legate's Camp, carried by Legate Lanius.
Cleaver - Chopper: On the stove of Wolfhorn Ranch.
Combat Knife - Chance's Knife: In Chance's Grave.
Cowboy Repeater - La Longue Carabine: In Camp McCarran, carried by Corporal Sterling, whom you must kill to get it.
Displacer Glove - Pushy: Inside the Ruby Hill Mine, on the body of a Jackal Gang member.
DogTag Fist - Recompense Of The Fallen: In Aurelius' desk, on the upper floor of the main building in Cottonwood Cove.
Euclid's C-Finder: On the Freeside Streets, carried by Max, in and around Nick and Ralph's. To use the weapon, you must supply power to ARCHIMEDES II during the "That Lucky Old Sun" mission.
Fat Man: In Quarry Junction, near the skeleton by the southern silt pool. It is also occasionally found on prospector corpses.
Fire Axe - Knock Knock: In the Camp Searchlight Fire Station, in the restrooms.
Frag Grenade - Holy Frag Grenade: In Camp Searchlight, in the basement of the eastern church. Note: Wild Wastleland trait is required.
Gauss Rifle - YCS/186: At the Mercenary Camp; Wild Wasteland trait must not be taken.
Grenade Machine-gun - Mercy: On the floor of Dead Wind Cavern, near a dead BoS Paladin.
Grenade Rifle - Thump-Thump: At the Nellis Array, lying on the floor near the Ant mound.
Hunting Shotgun - Dinner Bell: At The Thorn, in the sewers in front of Westside. You must complete the "Bleed Me Dry" quest given by Red Lucy.
Laser Pistol - Pew Pew: After completing "The Legend Of The Star" quest, it will be on the body of Allen Marks.
Laser Rifle - AER14 Prototype: Inside the Vault 22 Common Area, on the blocked stairwell only accessible from the fifth level (Pest Control).
Lead Pipe - The Humble Cudgel: Inside the Sealed Sewers, near the Prospector Corpse.
Machete - Liberator: In Nelson, carried by Dead Sea.
Minigun - CZ57 Avenger: In The Devil's Throat in the northeast of the map. In the middle of the crater is a truck. Inside is a dead prospector, and next to him is the CZ57 Avenger minigun with a pack of ammo. On his body is a Party Hat, Authority Glasses, Reinforced Combat Armor, and some other items. Note: The Party Hat and Authority Glasses are unique apparel items.
Missile Launcher - Annabelle: In Black Rock Mountain, carried by the Nightkin Sniper on Black Rock Summit, whom you must kill to get it.
Marksman Carbine - All-American: In the Armory Cache, Vault 34, on the floor, on an upturned table.
Oh, Baby!: In the deepest part of Charleston Cave, near a Chewed Stealth Boy.
Plasma Rifle - Q-35 Matter Modulator: In the locked shipping room of REPCONN HQ, in a pod casement.
Pulse Gun: In the Armory Cache, Vault 34.
Sawed-Off Shotgun - Big Boomer: In Gibson Scrap Yard, carried by Old Lady Gibson, whom you must kill to get it.
Sniper Rifle - Gobi Campaign Scout Rifle: In the footlocker of the Sniper's Nest, overlooking the Cottonwood Cove.
Spiked Knuckles - Love and Hate: In Bonnie Springs, on the Viper Gang Leader.
Straight Razor - Figaro: In the back of King's School Of Impersonation, owned by Sergio, whom you must kill to get it.
Tesla Cannon - Tesla-Beaton Prototype: On the ground near the crashed Vertibird, which is located at the south of the map, in about the middle.
That Gun: In Novac, on a shelf in the locked storage room inside the Dino Bite Gift Shop.
This Machine: At the end of the "Dealing With Contreras" quest, it will be a reward from Contreras for not turning him in.
Varmint Rifle - Ratslayer: Inside the Broc Flower Cave, propped up against the desk.
Zap Glove - Paladin Toaster: In Black Rock Cave, near the body of the dead prospector.
The following unique weapons require the "Honest Hearts" bonus downloadable content:
A Light Shining In Darkness: In a footlocker infront of the Southern Passage right after the main quest is completed.
Survivalist's Rifle (Unique Service Rifle): In Zion, Red Gate.
If you lose in any of the gambling games and then reload your saved game, the game will force you to wait 30 seconds to prevent you from cheating. However, there is a way around it. When you are at the slot machines, do not exit slot machine mode to reload your game when you lose. Instead, once the wheel stops spinning and your results are shown, pause the game and reload your saved game. As long as you do not exit slot machine mode before reloading, you will not be forced to wait 30 seconds after reloading. To make easy money, try the slot machine at its maximum of 200 tokens. Never try more than twice at a time. If you lose both spins, just reload your saved game. If you win one of the two times, save your game and continue. Note: This glitch was done on an unpatched version of the game.
In Guardian Peak, you will meet an NCR soldier who is wounded. Through some Speech checks, you can get him to give you his gun for escorting him out of the cave that he is in. When you get to the entrance of the cave with him in tow, he will speak, and you can keep asking him for his rifle, which he will give you along with ammunition. Note: This is best done after getting the perk that allows for over encumbered fast travel.
The following glitch allows you to repair all items to the player's current repair level without using any caps. You first must have the Confirmed Bachelor perk and enough caps to cover the repair cost of the item. When you arrive at the Mohave Outpost to get the pardon for the new sheriff of Primm, during the conversation with Major Knight, a Confirmed Bachelor speech option is available. Select it, and whenever you do repairs through him, the item will get repaired to your repair level, but no caps will be deducted from your inventory. This can be very useful when combined with any of the "Infinite caps" glitches, and results in your player having all items at 100% condition (even items like the Fat Man, where replacement parts are difficult to find).
Find a place to hide that is out of the line of sight of all surrounding NPC's, and save the game. Then, pick up an item by pressing [Z], and drag it to your hiding spot. Once it says you are "hidden", press [E] to add it to your inventory. If you lose any Karma, reload your saved game, and try again. A good place to do this trick at is Gloria Van Graff's energy weapons shop in Silver Rush, Freeside. You can do this with any of the items on the counter, and there is a hiding spot on the back side of the room.
To always hack successfully, go to the terminal, and save the game. Then, start the sequence. If you fail, just reload your saved game, and try again until you do it successfully.
Only use three attempts during a hack, so you leave yourself with one to back out. Then, go back to the attempts screen, and you will have four more chances. Repeat this as many times as desired. -From: Brett Grimes
Killing people without getting bad karma
Find a large object that you can push or pick up. Drop it next to a standing NPC that is not leaning against a wall, doing push-ups, or sitting. Run against the object, and it will damage the NPC without them becoming hostile or you losing reputation. Repeat this until the target is dead. Note: You may take some damage, and the object might fly away.
Getting better items
Find a vendor that has two of the same items, but different quality. If you buy the cheaper quality item, you will still get the higher quality item.
Chinese Stealth Armor location
Enter the offices in Hoover Dam, and find the room with radiation signs around it. In that room are barrels of goo. To the left is a stack of crates. One of the crates contains the armor. There are two sets, so you can make repairs.
Infinite XP Glitch
First you will need a high speech skill, and an intelligence level of 8 or higher. 1.) Go to The Camp Mcarran Terminal Building Inside Camp Mcarran. 2.) Talk to the guy at the end of the building at the far end, left corner. He's the leader and gives you multiple quests. 3.) Accept the interrogation quest, and go meet the lady upstairs to start the quest. 4.) When you get in the room to talk to Sirus, pick the Intelligence Option first, followed by the Speech option, followed by the Intelligence (8) option. Any of the 3 Intelligence (8) options work. 5.) After that, hit the Speech option (which should now be grayed out) and cycle through the Intelligence (8) options more. You will gain 50 exp every time you cycle through the options.
In the add-on "Gun Runners Arsenal," you'll encounter a challenge called "A Slave Obeys." Within it, you are instructed to kill Mr. House with a 9-iron. This is an apparent reference to a similar scene in BioShock.
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Complete Ain't That a Kick in the Head.
All or Nothing
Complete All or Nothing.
Complete arizona killer.
Pick 50 pockets.
Cause 10,000 damage with energy weapons.
Win 30 games of Caravan.
Come Fly With Me
Complete come fly with me.
Craft 20 items.
Heal 10,000 points of damage with food.
Play 10 hands of Blackjack.
For the Republic
Complete For the Republic.
Complete g.i. blues.
Discover all snow globes.
Hack the Mojave
Hack 25 terminals.
Play the game from start to finish in Hardcore Mode.