Intro: Fallout 3 Reborn V8 is a modification that aims at creating a more action-packed and intense Fallout experience. No more will you see an enemy shrug off a bullet to the brain. If you are tired of guns that feel like pellet guns, this mod is for you. If you want high-damage weapons, player needs and other realism enhancing features, this mod is for you. If you want vanilla Fallout 3, then why are you looking for mods?

Fallout 3 Reborn V8 is the eighth version of the Reborn mods for Fallout 3. It is likely the last version, as I am moving on to another, bigger project: "Under". I still have lots of work to do for V8 still, as it needs DLC mods, (most likely) patches, and perhaps a Hardcore mode. More news on "Under" will be posted at a later date, when something concrete is formed.


-Heavily modified immolation effect. When you're lit on fire, you now cry out in pain and your screen is tinted a bright orange.

-Grenades and explosives now can shell-shock you. Everything slows down, everything loses it's color, and the world goes a bit blurry.

-The Player House Terminal, which allows you to customize this mod quite heavily, and to your personal taste.

*Player needs that make your character hunger, thirst, tire, and need to excrete. These can be toggle on/off AND can be customized quite heavily.

-The Royal Wasteland Bank has set up ATM terminals throughout the wasteland, there are 7 total. Use them to store caps and gain interest on them.

-Jericho now actually buys new equipment and weapons with the 1000 caps you give him.

-The fake (and boring) default Fallout 3 weapons are gone, replaced by real-life variants, such as the AK-47 to replace the "Chinese Assault Rifle", the M4A1 to replace the "Laser Rifle", etc. There are no longer laser or plasma weapons, except some mounted on larger structures (such as vertibirds and
Liberty Prime).

-Cars and vehicles don't explode into nuclear fireballs with only a few bullets, seriously, who'd feel safe in a vehicle like that?

-The karma penalty for stealing items has been reduced from 5 to 1. Stealing a few items should NOT be as evil as killing someone.

-Various Karma rebalances, for example: killing Roy Phillips no longer makes you lose Karma. Giving the beggars water now only gives you a tenth of the good Karma you used to receive.

-The Personal Sanitizer now takes one Abraxo Cleaner per food or beverage cleaned, but totally removes any radiation from the food.

-New perks such as Chef and Solider.

-Certain perks modified to fit with the mod.

-Weapons have many changes, such as:
Different skills (RPG-7 uses Explosives skill, not Big Guns).
New, more realistic and varied clip sizes.
Damage increased GREATLY, much more realistic.
Fire-rate increases on certain weapons.
Certain weapons are now actually useful (Miss Launcher, MIRV, etc).
Weapon mods; now you can find modified weapons throughout the wasteland (Suppressor, ACOG, etc).
Bullet casings stay around a LOT longer, and can be seen from a greater distance.
Weapons have new firing sound effects that are much better, in my opinion.

-Totally re-done addiction system. I hated the crappy, luck-based addiction system, so I replaced it with a system that counts the amount of a drug you've used in a certain period of time. If you go over a certain limit, then you become addicted. Taking more of the drug when addicted is a bad idea, as it will only make it harder to kick the addiction later on, and there is no alleviating the effects.

-A book trade-in terminal at the Arlington Library, that allows you to swap a skill book for a different one. It also allows you to trade in rare books for more trade points then your average skill book.

-Wasteland Wave, a personal radio station that is accessible 24/7. You can now listen to 20 of your favorites songs as you roam the wasteland!

-Night vision goggles, which are a stealthy and effective way to light up your surroundings, while keeping enemies in the dark. Buy them from certain vendors.

-Centaur's actually carry some loot now, don't ask where.

-The Workbench, Laboratory, Vending Machines, and Infirmaries now all work very differently.

-Misc. items are now more useful, and have various weight and value rebalances, to be more realistic and fun.

-Severely reduced HP bonuses given when you level up or increase your Endurance level.

-Bottles can be refilled from sinks and other water sources. Unfortunately, there is no way to allow the player to refill them in the rivers/bodies of water.

-You can take Talon or Raider armor and disguise yourself with it. Be warned that drawing a weapon will destroy your cover, so don't think that this is a feature you can use to gun down enemies as their friends watch.

-Kids are now killable, if you have an issue with this feature, I suggest you watch your fire around children. Certain children, if armed, will open fire on you if you aggro them.

-Certain other NPC's have been set to unessential, killing certain people (such as Harkness) will cause you to fail any quests related to them.

-Robots and machines now take far more damage before they die. Robots are now truly fearsome opponents.

-Moira, Chief Gustavo, Flak, and Shrapnel now all have 100 Repair skill.

-The weapon repair system is now more open and realistic, for example: a Dart Gun can be repaired with a Toy Car.

-Personal Mark VI Turrets can be bought from vendors.

-Gates in Little Lamplight can now be blown open, with enough firepower.

-Pickpocketing is far easier, as I've bumped up the min/max success chance: (was 5-85 %, now is 25-100%).

-The effectiveness of repairing items has been halved.

-All the wasteland critters and monsters now deal FAR more damage. A feral ghoul does 75 damage per swipe, and Deathclaws can easily kill with one swipe of their claws.

-Traps are far more deadly.

-Eyebot explosions are larger and more damaging.

-Falls are more damaging, your legs take more damage, and you can get hurt from lower heights.

-Characters no longer go flying when they get shot, instead they crumple to the ground in a more realistic manner.

-Fixed several NPC inventories by removing Skill Books, to prevent exploits.

-Max level raised to 100, and it is now a bit easier to level up. You can also skip through the level-up screens without selecting skill points or a perk. You only get a base of 5 Skill Points per level-up.

-Selling items gives you considerably less caps, to prevent you from becoming a millionaire by level 10.

-Loot has been redone to add more semi-useless stuff, and to tone down the ridiculous amount of amazing loot you stumble across in the wasteland.

-The medicine skill can multiply the effectiveness of meds by up to 5 times, instead of 2.


mojodajojo, for the mesh that is used to allow killable kids:

daformat, for the script and book model used for the portable turrets

odin_ml, for his Shells and Slugs modder's resource

Short Fuse, Twinkie Masta, Spezz, Kimono, Vunsunta, Strykerwolf, L0RDN00B, for the P90 model/sounds

Antistar, for his Dragonskin Body Armors

HeroinZero, for his weapon models/sounds

Qwerty and The Expert, for the FN-SCAR model and texture

Zealotlee, for the ACR, MP5K and MP5 models

KRIGos2, for the Dragunov SVD model

Dude719 and Toxa01, for the RPG-7 weapon

Alexscorpion, for his Barret M82 model

LoneWolf, Silvio Dante, Twinke Masta, for the USP .45 model.

RedrogueXIII and Einherjrar, for the AA12 model.

RedRogueXIII, DeadPixel, SilentAssassin12, Greg_Boyington, and GOTTCHA, for the TDI Vector model.

DEIMO5, for the Ingram M10, RPK, and M249 sound effects.

Twinke Masta, Millenia, FxDarkLoki, southparkkids, and Einherjrar for the AK-47.

metallicalec, for the M4A1 models.

Lonewolf/Shrike and Einherjrar, for the AWM model.

Vashts1985, Flamshmizer, Malignant, Millenia, El maestro De Graffiti, and Racer445, for the Desert Eagle models

Honnou and Alexscorpion, for the G3A3 texture.

caioaa95 and KDStudios, for the Mk48 model.

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First off, can I just say that trying not to get hyped about Fallout 4 is like trying not to get addicted to meth. Willpower alone doesn't seem to be cutting it. Anyhow, as excited as I am, it's quite possible it won't live up to my rose tinted memories of Fallout 3. Hopefully with some modding, it can come close.

Yes, what I just said in that long ramble is that there WILL be a Fallout 4 Reborn mod. The when is of course dependent on when Bethesda releases the mod tools, how long it takes me to learn them, how much free time I have, and the biggest one: how much I feel needs to be changed.

What can you expect from F4R? Realism is a pretty obvious one, my focus will be on limiting and eliminating HUD elements, tweaking weapons and physics to emulate real life as much as possible, and an in-depth wounding, suppression, and combat system are all goals of mine. A food system is an obvious one as well, although it's quite likely a "Hardcore" mode similar to Vegas will be present. Things like fast travel and VATS will probably be either removed or balanced to make them more fair (Less AP for VATS, fast travel costing Caps are two potential ideas). Of course, speculating on features is pretty pointless at this point in the game.

What I want to know from the fans of Fallout 3 Reborn is the direction you want this mod to go in. Did people prefer the "canon" variant of Reborn, or the one where I sacrificed some of the retro-futuristic style to bring the weapons and world more in line with reality? Please comment below, and I'll gauge off the reaction in the comments which way was preferred so I can create F4R off of that. As much as I loved roaming the deserts of the wastes with an AK-47 and half a clip of 7.62, I can see the appeal of staying true to the Fallout story, you guys decide for me which it is!

For anyone wondering on the state of Vegas Reborn V2 or Fallout 3 Reborn V11, they're both on hold for now. It's unlikely I'll go back to them, but obviously I'm gonna hold on to the work I have done, in case I get the time and desire to go back to them at some point. I am working on a mod that is a combination of both mods above, and some new stuff, but it's a very early WIP, and I won't speak more of it at this point.

Keep fighting the good fight,


Fallout 3 Reborn V11

Fallout 3 Reborn V11

2 years ago News 79 comments

So, I've been kind of working on a V11, but I want to hear what any fans of previous versions might think. Read the rest of the post, then feel free to...

Fallout 3 V10 Tenative Release Date

Fallout 3 V10 Tenative Release Date

3 years ago News 12 comments

That's right, there will be a V10, most likely, anyhow.

Compatibility Questions

Compatibility Questions

4 years ago News 16 comments


Fallout 3 Reborn V9.0 Release Date

Fallout 3 Reborn V9.0 Release Date

4 years ago News 7 comments

That's right, the official V9 release date has been announced!

Version 9.0 has been uploaded! It can be found at the Downloads page of this mod. It's still a WIP, so expect some issues.
Fallout 3 Version 10.2 Patch

Fallout 3 Version 10.2 Patch

3 years ago Patch 22 comments

So quickly after V10.1, someone already found another bug in Anchorage. This is the fix for it. Whoops again.

Fallout 3 Version 10.1 Patch

Fallout 3 Version 10.1 Patch

3 years ago Patch 1 comment

A quick patch to fix a bug that wouldn't allow you to enter the Anchorage Simulation.

Fallout 3 Version 10

Fallout 3 Version 10

3 years ago Full Version 51 comments

The V10 mod file. This is pretty much what Reborn was supposed to be like from the get-go. REQUIRES YOU TO ALREADY HAVE V9.0 (no need for the patch) INSTALLED...

VATS Enabler Patch

VATS Enabler Patch

3 years ago Patch 8 comments

This patch will enable VATS on any version of my mod. Hell, it will likely work with ANY mod that disables VATS. Install instructions inside. Warning...

Fallout 3 Reborn V9.1

Fallout 3 Reborn V9.1

3 years ago Patch 22 comments

The V9.1 patch for Fallout 3 Reborn. Requires V9.0 installed BEFORE patching. Mostly bug fixes and tweaks, but contains an experimental weapon modding...

Fallout 3 Reborn V9.0

Fallout 3 Reborn V9.0

4 years ago Full Version 173 comments

Version 9.0 of Fallout 3 Reborn. The successor to V8.0, and likely the last version in the Fallout 3 series.

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rannoch Jun 10 2009 says:

hi slayer2,posting here too in hopes you may see this.hopefully you can help a pc idiot out.installed reborn4,it appears in my fallout3 data folder but not in the data option on the startup screen so its not working.any idea what i may have done wrong?ive been waiting for someone to make fallout worth playing and this mod is it!hope you can help.many thanks

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 10 2009 replied:

I've had this glitch before. I believe it has to do with what version of Fallout 3 you have. May I ask if you've updated your Fallout 3 to version 1.5? If not, try updating and see if that works.

However, if that doesn't work, you could un-install Fallout 3 and re-install, then make sure your Fallout 3 updates to version 1.5 thats what worked for me when I had this error. Make sure you backup your save games if you want to keep them.

I hope it works out for you and you get to play Fallout 3 Reborn in all its realistic glory :)

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rannoch Jun 10 2009 replied:

just reinstalled,still the there a way of telling what version im patched up to? i unzipped the patches to the fallout 3 data folder.sorry to bother you with this but as i said i am a pc luddite! perhaps i patched it wrong.

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 10 2009 replied:

When you sign into Xbox Live it should auto-update. You do have an Xbox Live Silver account, right? When you sign on with a Silver account it should prompt you to update.

Also, did you put "fallout3_reborn_v4.esp" file in the Fallout 3/Data folder? If you put the whole folder I included in the Fallout 3/Data folder, that won't work.

Make sure it's ONLY the "fallout3_reborn_v4.esp" file in the Fallout/Data folder or it simply will NOT work.

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rannoch Jun 11 2009 replied:

im running the pc version,do i need all this xbox stuff?

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rannoch Jun 11 2009 replied:

scratch that last comment,obviously i do need it or you wouldnt have said it.ive got my account and im up to 1.5,ive only got the esp in the data folder,i deleted the readme,and it still dont appear at going to take it out and reinstall the mod to see if that helps.thanks for your patience so far!

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rannoch Jun 11 2009 replied:

YEEEESSSS!im in,it works and its brill!and suddenly i cant walk cos im carrying half a ton of crap! do you think its best to start a new game as it is totaly different?

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 11 2009 replied:

See, told you it'd work!

The reason you can't walk is because I made the game realistic. Some things weigh more, a few things weigh less and I made all chems have weight. So if you have 200 Adrenaline (Stimpacks) you're gonna be carrying 400 weight around!

I recommend only carrying 10-20 Adrenaline and 3-5 Radiation Dialysis (Rad-Away).

If you want to keep your save game, lose all the weight you can. Repair weapons and armor, eat food/use chems if you need health. Maybe use a Radiation Dialysis. Then either limp your way to a container and fill it with anything that is less important to you, or just right-click on an item in your pip-boy to drop it. You can always come back to the location you dropped your stuff it you need it. I did about 5 trips back and forth between where I dropped my stuff and my house to bring it all back. You can also cheat for carrywieght, but I would NOT recommend this option.

Or you could start a new game. I recommend this option if you are a more skilled player as starting a new game on "Normal" with this mod is very visceral and intense. You will certainly feel like you just stepped out of a cushy vault and into a violent and hard world.

I hope you enjoy the mod, please rate and comment after you get some more play time in.

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rannoch Jun 11 2009 replied:

what does it mean when vision go's all blurry? do i have to eat like in stalker?

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 11 2009 replied:

You're probably either addicted to something or dying of rad poisoning.

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rannoch Jun 11 2009 replied:

blimey!this is a great mod,thanks again!

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 11 2009 replied:

From the "blimey" I can guess that you're British :P

I'm glad to hear that you like it. Please rate it after you try it out some more.

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rannoch Jun 10 2009 replied:

thanks slayer,i'll give that a go.

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Darmanda-Spartanburn Jun 9 2009 says:

This is great!
Have you, or could you have different ammunition for the G3 and Chinese Assault rifle? I would assume the G3 fires 7.62 NATO, and the AK fires 7.62x39.

And could we maybe see the rvolver changed to .38 special if it hasn't been?

Sorry, I'm a bit of a gun nut. ;)

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Darmanda-Spartanburn Jun 9 2009 replied:

Scratch that about the rifles.

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 9 2009 replied:

I'm glad you like it, please make sure you rate the mod after you download it :)

The guns all have different names, like "G3 Assault Rifle" or "AK-47". If you look around, you can also find different models for these guns so they actually look the part.

I also changed the ammo names. 7.62 Ammo is used by the assault rifles, 5.56 ammo is used by the microgun and 9mm is used by the Berreta.

I will do some more ammo tweaks in V5 and may even add a new ammo type in.

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Tyon Jun 8 2009 says:

Ok i got F3 with all three dlcs who are out till now. Do i just have to download the Broken Steel mod file?

Iam not new to the whole mod using(TES Oblivion) but the installation description is weird...

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 8 2009 replied:

Nooo... You have to download all the files if you have all the DLC's.

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killerbanjo Jun 8 2009 says:

It works very well.

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 8 2009 replied:

Thanks man :)

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Slayer_2 Creator
Slayer_2 Jun 6 2009 says:

Thanks for the great review man. And I'm compiling a list of issues to fix in V5. I'll add the Incinerator issue to that list. The Incinerator issue is probably caused by a bit of leftover code from when I tried making the Incinerator into a Gears of War 2 style mortar. I'll add it to the list of problems.

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Theres nothing better then waking up and getting out of your cold steel vault to a brand new fall out, this mod can barley be called a mod in my opinion this is more like a brand new game. The only thing from what I saw that was untouched was the scenery and back ground every thing else was ether replaced or done up to the point where you could not tell what it was before hand. This mod brings a whole brand new harsh and fun environment to Fallout 3. The one thing I really loved about this mod was…

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