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Fallout 3: The Waters of Life Bug

December 7, 2008

Right around the point where you finish with the Waters of Life quest, one of the waypoints during the main quest, the game crashes at different points much to the frustration of Fallout players everywhere. I do not know of a fix for Xbox 360 players, but for PC players, using your debug console may save you a lot of time and headaches. The basic strategy is to turn off the AI engine before the game crashes (you’ll need to experiment), progress to a new scene or area or event, then enable it again. We had to do this a couple of times: once during our approach to Jefferson Memorial (we reactivated it once we teleported to Janice Kaplinski), and again before we turned the valve to unblock the pipes (last request from your father). To teleport to Janice we followed these steps:

  1. Press the tilde (~) and disable the game’s AI with the “tai” console command.
  2. Enter the command: player.moveto 00019FC6. This will teleport you to Janice Kaplinski.
  3. Talk to her, Dr. Li, and any other scientists, if you want.
  4. Turn the AI on again with the same “tai” command.
Good luck.

One Response to “Fallout 3: The Waters of Life Bug”

Hotdog wrote a comment on April 26, 2015

Thank you so much. I would have never figured this out. Thank you.

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