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18th May '18 12:30:56 AM DocSharp
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** Two-Step Goodbye, a Ballistic Fist variant introduced in ''Gun Runners Arsenal'' that causes any enemy killed with a crit to [[ActionBomb explode like a bomb]] after a couple of seconds. It has paltry DPS compared to every other end-game melee weapon. It has higher than average crit chance, but the actual damage on a crit is very low. The actual explosion can easily hurt you if the body wasn't flung far enough away. Finally, it's the single most expensive weapon in the entire game. But come ''on'' - you make your enemies blow up by ''punching them''. How can you hate it?
30th Apr '18 12:26:23 PM Commander_Ysenir
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** The French translation of the game is a complete disaster at time, which is a shame considering the ''VideoGame/Fallout 3 one is quite good.

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** The French translation of the game is a complete disaster at time, which is a shame considering the ''VideoGame/Fallout 3 ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' one is quite good.
30th Apr '18 12:25:42 PM Commander_Ysenir
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: It could be an InUniverse example, but the Survivalist's Rifle found in the ''Honest Hearts'' DLC has the French word "Arrêt !" engraved on its stock. It is obviously meant to be translated from the English "Halt !", but the correct French word to use would simply have been "Halte !". "Arrêt !" isn't valid as a verb, and "Arrêtez !" would just sound weird, even though it ''does'' mean "Stop !". "Arrêt", however, is used instead of "Stop" on road signs in Québec and the word has been carved hastily on the stock, so the Survivalist might just have been posted in Québec and used the first thing he saw to convey the message of "Stop or you will be shot."

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: It could be Most likely an InUniverse example, but the example. The [[AceCustom Survivalist's Rifle found Rifle]] in the ''Honest Hearts'' Honest Hearts DLC has the word "Stop!" and it's French word "Arrêt !" engraved on its stock. It is obviously meant to be translated from the English "Halt !", but the correct French word to use would simply have been "Halte !". "Arrêt !" isn't valid as a verb, and "Arrêtez !" would just sound weird, even though it ''does'' mean "Stop !". "Arrêt", however, is used instead of "Stop" on road signs in Québec and the word has been carved translation "Arrêt!" hastily carved on the stock, so stock. The problem is that "Arrêt" is a noun or an infinitive and wouldn't really make sense as an order in the same way as "Stop". Since [[BadassNormal Randall]] [[CrazySurvivalist Dean]] [[PapaWolf Clark]], the Survivalist might just was stationed at a U.S Army checkpoint in Ontario, Canada during the U.S invasion it was probably carved in case he needed to stop French-Canadians.
** The French translation of the game is a complete disaster at time, which is a shame considering the ''VideoGame/Fallout 3 one is quite good.
*** "Gypsum Train Yard" (a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin train yard]] infested with Deathclaws)) is translated as "Cour d'entraînement de Gypsum" (Gypsum's Training Yard).
*** "Climbin' Ev'ry Mountain" (a quest where you investigate some mountains to find a sniper preying on refugees) has been translated as "Grimper la montagne d'Ev'ry", as in, "Climb the mountain of Ev'ry".
*** Some of the weapon mods in the original game are "forged receivers" which increased a gun's health by replacing the receiver with a superior one. The French translation called them "faux récepteurs" ("false receivers" with forged as in "forged documents" instead of "forged metal").
*** The Brush Gun was translated as "Arme de petit calibre" ("Small caliber weapon", it's actually a .45-70 Gov't lever-action rifle, hardly "small caliber").
*** The K9000 cyberdog gun is labelled as a "pistol" instead of the ChainsawGripBFG it is.
*** While the Fiends as a whole
have been posted nicknamed "Tox" (from Toxic) in Québec the dub, [[{{Mooks}} generic Fiends]] are simply called "enemies".
*** Two chems you can use, "Fixer"
and used "Med-X" are labelled as "Some Fixer." and "Some Med-X." (yes, with the first thing he saw period).
*** Similar
to convey the message above, the "Explosives" skill, instead of "Stop simply being translated as "Explosifs", is translated as "Des Explosifs." ("Some explosives." again with the unnecessary period).
*** The [[MoreDakka Light Machine Gun]] and [[StuffBlowingUp Grenade Machinegun]] are both referred to as a "mitraillette". The problem is that a "mitraillette" is a sub-machine gun firing pistol rounds and is not a generic term for an automatic weapon (which would literally be "arme automatique"))
or you will be shot."for a machine gun firing rifle rounds, the word "mitrailleuse" would have been acceptable.
30th Apr '18 11:47:37 AM Commander_Ysenir
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** It's easy to miss, but there's a tow winch in Calville Bay with instructions written in French on it which translates as "Danger of death: High-tension cables. Distance: 0 m. 00. Depth: 0' 60".
27th Apr '18 6:18:55 PM Benbeasted
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** Although, it value of the NCR dollar is so low because people have lost faith in it as a proper form of currency given that bottle caps are also backed by water. Legion coin is also more valuable, owing to the high level of trade with the Legion and the safety of its territory for caravans.
24th Apr '18 9:55:31 AM rmctagg09
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* BlackComedy: Not nearly as much as ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' but it's there. ''Old World Blues'', however, is dripping in it as it focuses on the crazed brains of morally-bankrupt scientists performing absurd experiments such as combining a lobotomite with a robot to make Robobrain (who wants to see the wonders of life but dies soon after) or making a high-school as a means to get revenge on bullies long dead. It becomes subdued when you see the concentration camp...

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* BlackComedy: Not nearly as much as ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' but it's there. ''Old World Blues'', however, is dripping in it as it focuses on the crazed brains of morally-bankrupt scientists performing absurd experiments such as combining a lobotomite with a robot to make a Robobrain (who wants to see the wonders of life but dies soon after) or making a high-school as a means to get revenge on bullies long dead. It becomes subdued when you see the concentration camp...
23rd Apr '18 3:16:00 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* BlackComedy: Not nearly as much as ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' but it's there. ''Old World Blues'', however, is dripping in it as it focuses on the crazed brains of morally-bankrupt scientists performing absurd experiments such as combining a lobotomite with a robot to make Robobrain (who wants to see the wonders of life but dies soon after) or making a high-school as a means to get revenge on bullies long dead. It becomes subdued when you see the concentration camp...



--> '''Dr. Klein:''' How ''dare'' you! Branial beam ocilation was solely ''my'' discovery! I expressly told you that and deleted all evidence to the contrary!

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--> '''Dr. Klein:''' How ''dare'' you! Branial beam ocilation oscillation was solely ''my'' discovery! I expressly told you that and deleted all evidence to the contrary!
23rd Apr '18 12:07:43 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** Jury Rigging: Allows you to use any weapon of a certain class to repair any other weapon in that class, rather than needing an exact copy. Need to repair your precious (and expensive) anti-materiel rifle? Use ''a varmint rifle'' since they're both in the "bolt rifle" family.

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*** Jury Rigging: Allows you to use any weapon of a certain class to repair any other weapon in that class, rather than needing an exact copy. Need to repair your precious (and expensive) anti-materiel rifle? Use ''a varmint rifle'' since they're both in the "bolt rifle" family. Use that caravan shotgun you never needed! Same family! Hell, ''use a child's BB Gun to fix your military-grade rifle''!
16th Mar '18 5:47:12 AM LentilSandEater
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** You haven't lived till you've had all of [[BadassArmy Camp McCarran]] come down on you like the [[DisproportionateRetribution fist of an angry god after ganking one of their butter knives]]. The only improvement in this department from ''Fallout 3'' is that people have stopped [[MostAnnoyingSound telling you to leave their stuff alone whenever you even glance at it]].
*** That is to say though that if your reputation with NCR is high enough, then instead of just starting to shoot at you, the person who saw you stealing may just take the item back from you while throwing some "WhatTheHellHero" comment.

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** You haven't lived till you've had all of [[BadassArmy Camp McCarran]] come down on you like the [[DisproportionateRetribution fist of an angry god after ganking one of their butter knives]]. The only improvement in this department from ''Fallout 3'' is that people have stopped [[MostAnnoyingSound telling you to leave their stuff alone whenever you even glance at it]].
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it]]. That is to say though that if your reputation with NCR is high enough, then instead of just starting to shoot at you, the person who saw you stealing may just take the item back from you while throwing some "WhatTheHellHero" comment.
16th Mar '18 5:46:41 AM LentilSandEater
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** Actually well justified in post-holocaust economy. In RealLife third-world countries theft is sometimes punishable by death as depriving someone of even negligible (from our standpoint) amounts of resources may lead to death of the victim. On the other hand, the wish to attack with the bare hands a well-armed and dangerous raider type who took few of your caps counts definitely as ArtificialStupidity.
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