This mod from SpaceAlex significantly reduces the rate at which equipment gets damaged.
This mod significantly reduces the rate at which equipment gets damaged, which means that you won't have to repair it so often.
There are multipe versions available. Choose the one (and only one) that suits your play style.
- Drop the file into your ...\Fallout 3\Data Folder;
- open Fallout.ini (in My Documents folder) and change bInvalidateOlderFiles=0 to bInvalidateOlderFiles=1 (if you haven't already done so);
- fire up the Fallout 3 Launcher, click on "Data Files", and check Slower Degradation (version you chose).esp (do not worry if the file doesn't remain checked after you relaunch the game; it is still being used).