Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America's First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland.

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About Fallout: Project Brazil with 5 comments by Thaiauxn on Dec 15th, 2013



With the 1.3.1 Patch up and running, we're at the most stable and bug free we've ever been. With only a handful of complications to work out if the player goes out of their way to ignore important plot related characters (ie, randomly kill them or rush past them,) now would be the time to play the First Instalment.

1ST INSTALLMENT BETA 1.3.1 FULL
Link to the 1.3.1 Patch!

Marco's Textures and lighting updates brought a great deal of character to the wasteland that we were in desperate need of. We still have to find a way to fix our region based weather, but we're confident it will work as an optional plugin. In the meantime, the terrain looks fantastic, and people report that while still very difficult, the NPCs are now adequately balanced for experienced players.

[OPTIONAL] BETA 1.3.1 High Resolution Texture Pack
You can also download the Hi-Res textures here!

 
With that, we're firmly working on the 2nd Instalment. Rick has been working on getting the Vault 18 Reactor Meltdown scripts implemented, and Freddie's making sure we have preferred navmeshing for our companion NPCs to follow the player to safety. The Enclave and Raiders will be too busy fighting each other to notice a handful of Vault Dwellers fleeing the impending detonation, and will be neutral to you unless attacked. Right now they're hostile, because why not?

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New Screenshots at various times of day and different desert locations

We've begun our mass dialogue and quest overhaul, ensuring all of our design documents are fully implemented in GECK and ready to script. As part of this, we've also taken a hard look at our plot, our characters, and our overall direction, and decided on some important changes. The first of which is to cut out the Third Instalment, and instead focus on making the Second Instalment the best it can be.


Minus one, Plus more Shiny!

This is actually great news for fans of F: PB. While we are cutting out the LA Worldspace, we're doing it because we don't need it. The story can be totally self-contained in the San Bernardino Cajon Pass and surrounding areas. As much as I love ruined urban environments, it's superfluous to the core of the story we're trying to tell out on the frontier of civilization.

If this were a 31M$ production, I'd totally have everything from as far as Palm Springs to Santa Monica Pier explorable and scripted, but our story focuses on one event: The origin of the player, the fall of the last squadron of West Coast Enclave, and the lead up to events in New Vegas & Honest Hearts's lore years later, stemming from these quests.

Countless people have pointed out that the NCR has been in control of LA, The Angel's Boneyard, for 71 years as of 2260. It "couldn't be in ruins, because they're too advanced," they say. The reason downtown Santa Monica is burning in our intro video, is because it gets nuked as part of the lead up to the war with the Survivalist Raiders in San Bernardino. The rest of LA is fine. They recover, but with massive economic ramifications, leading to the Mojave invasion in our credits roll.

Downtown Santa Monica
Okay, so maybe this was a little too toasted.

In a revanchist war with the LA Mob Bosses, the Survivalists were attempting to ensure the longevity of their holdout by crippling the capital of the Core Region. The Mob would attempt to seize power in LA from Congress, and the Raiders would be free to remain isolated in anarchy as the chaos overtakes the NCR - a Chaos incited by President Eden in a last "screw you" from the Enclave before switching all their attention to the East (Fallout 3.) Colonel Bragg was supposed to finish operations there and leave, but got "distracted," namely by you and Vault 18's Wasteland Scouts.

We assume the NCR has stuck to the coast, and most of their power is along that zone of influence. After you get near San Bernardino, it's basically post-nuclear sand dunes from there all the way out to Arizona, kind of like in real life, just worse. There's nothing out there, so there's no reason to expand that way. Union City is the last territorial HQ before the wasteland turns into the Dune Sea, which incidentally makes a great insulator for Caesar's Legion to take over everything from Flagstaff to Tucson with nobody in the NCR being the wiser.

The Fallout New Vegas Lore states that getting to the Hoover Dam was a HUGE milestone in NCR exploration, a landmark event in their history, even though it's a 4 hour drive up I-15 from LA. That's why we set F: PB in the Cajon Pass along I-15, between Mt. Baldy and the Big Bear National Forest. It was, in 2253- 2260, a significant geographic and political roadblock. Athens-Tec is where the Vipers, Jackals, and misc. Raiders fled, along with the failed Shi Resistance and Tribes that refused to be "pacified." That is why they are called "Survivalist Raiders."

The lore educated fans that read our designs hated the Third Installment. It's not that I'm caving to the extreme sticklers, but they made a very valid point. No one complained about the lack of more sci-fi elements in the story, but many maligned those that were too far outside of tradition already, like Aliens in Mothership Zeta. I didn't like that either, so I'm listening to sound reason from hardcore Fallout fans, something everyone can agree is a good thing.

Now, we can ensure that the player has two entirely different Main Quest Paths to follow, and a third if they find it. Plus, we have Enclave-player side quests for each of the 5 Main Quests (5 for each of 2 branches,) and several for those that joined Vault Security and the Wasteland Scouts. We can sum up the Lore Friendly endings to all Three Main Quests in one worldspace, and just focus on making sure the player has more ways to accomplish objectives based on their stats and decisions, rather than drag out the story to accommodate extra fluff and combat.

It's a shorter story, yes, but one more dense with replay value, and choices matter muuuuch more. The player can join the Survivalists' charismatic leader, Boss Elsdragon, and carry out his orders, or with an epic Speech to the Raider tribes gathered by talking to their leaders, usurp him and take over for themselves. They can take that leadership to a good karma end, siding with the NCR to defeat the Enclave and Master's Army, or go Bad Karma by exterminating tribes, nuking LA, assassinating Generals at the behest of a certain politician and starting a war they know they can't win, just to watch the world burn. The NCR side can go much similar.

Each of these are way cooler than just a linear plot ending in a big fight over the burning ruins of downtown. Not as pretty, maybe, but still more interesting. It will take the same amount of work for Me, Rick, Freddie, Marco and anyone else willing to join us as the other plans we already had for the 2nd Installment.

That means more complex and engaging content, with less work from us overall. I call that a win.

You can read about our progress on the Design Documents Found Here. In the mean time, you can keep track of us on ModDB, Fallout Nexus, or Facebook. We've got a thriving online community centered around each one.

Cheers

Brandan Lee
Project Leader

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Akutou
Akutou Oct 31 2010, 7:36am says:

Any idea how I can get my hands on the trench coat and gas mask armor from the cover?
Great game, by the way! Great title in general...

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Herterich
Herterich Oct 31 2010, 9:09am replied:

At around level 17-18 the NCR rangers with the coats and gas mask start to spawn around NCR camps, only way to get the armor that I know of is to kill them, you need to be around level 21 with companions in order to kill one without cheats.

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Akutou
Akutou Oct 31 2010, 3:08pm replied:

But I like the NCR... Anyway of getting the armor without ruining my paragon-ish reputation? Plus, I haven't really seen any around and I'm already level 26...

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Herterich
Herterich Oct 31 2010, 10:49pm replied:

There should be some mods that give it to you on newvegasnexus.com

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Akutou
Akutou Nov 2 2010, 1:55pm replied:

Here's how I took care of the matter:
Well... Quite stupid a way, to say the least..
Now, during the Presidential Speech thing, there are two of them standing on the platform... Now, there is a way of getting one of them to die (without killing them yourself): Obviously, let the engineer blow up the president- one of them is closer and he gets blown up as well. (That actually happened the first time I tried the quest)
Another (and this one is better since you actually complete the Presidential Quest with it) (and the one I followed)
During the same speech, there's a chance of there being another one near the makeshift gate in the middle of the dam. Actually he's somewhere more close to the two things... pumps I think they are... Anyways... Now, you need to act fast:
Disable the bomb on BEAR FORCE ONE (omg...), get to the kamikaze engineer and kill the sniper. BUT, don't tell that Grant guy and let the president finish his speech. While he's finishing his public appearance, go and put a grenade in the poor fellas' pants... Make sure you're under the influence of a stealth-boy and with high enough sneak to pull it off... There's no one else around to see you should be able to come out of it scant clean... Your rep stays the same, you don't make a commotion, you don't panic everybody, failing the quest; and you get your goods...
Now, I'm not saying this is going to be the case every single game- unit spawns are random, within a few exclusions. The two Rangers on the platform will always be there, but they might not be close enough to the explosion and the guy patrolling the far side of the dam might not be a trench coat Ranger...

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viper276
viper276 Oct 28 2010, 12:05pm says:

9 days later and still going
great game :)
btw Iron sights Rock

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Piuneer
Piuneer Oct 26 2010, 12:20am says:

I'm having a lot of fun with this so far, but the recycled assets really seem to clash with most of the new stuff (or could it be the other way). It just feels a bit sloppy to me, but it's great fun and that's all that matters ^_^

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[$#!T-Happens]
[$#!T-Happens] Oct 23 2010, 10:54pm says:

bloody awesome game!!!.... cant wait some good mods to inhabit the Mojave :D
hell i may even have to start on a small ghost town or something :D

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MadMonkey119
MadMonkey119 Oct 23 2010, 9:18pm says:

Great game, 5 Days later and 30 hours into it!

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Interesting plot
The return of the companion system is great specially making their related quests.
Better developed environment compared to FO3.
The Karma and reputation being separated makes the player decisions more simple when facing relationship and moral issues.
Hardcore mode for the win.
Weapons, lots and lots of them.
Consistent fluff with previous FO games, unlike FO3 (eg. NCR expansionism and BoS being the dicks they always were).
Combat armor is awesome once again.

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