Thursday, July 22, 2010


I have officially been working in vaults too long now.

How do I know this?

Because I just made one out of a suburban home.

Silver's place just is not cutting it in my current game. Lack of storage, no space for extra NPCs, and just a general feeling of being tiny and run-down. Reminds rather strongly of a couple apartments I've lived in, actually.

That said, I don't want to fast-track the story into access to Vault 1; which leaves me in a bit of a predicament.

Now, I could download someone else's depressing little "realistic" wasteland home, but I don't like most peoples' setups in such things. They usually either go high-realism and look like shit, or go over-the-top luxury. And of course there are the multitude that combine the two in some unholy union of suck; often with a bad navmesh and lack of idle markers sprinkled over the top to complete the mediocrity.

So, hell with it, I'll make my own like I always do.

Decided to use the boarded up house next to the school. Seems the previous owner was a bit of a survivalist, and constructed his own impromptu vault. Two sub-levels below ground; three bedrooms, one bath; basic medical and a work-room on the bottom level. Probably throw in a den, just for kicks.

Doubt I'll ever upload it. There's probably fifty mods already that put a house there, and this one won't exactly have a hook to make it stand apart from any others.


  1. Judging from the screenshot it doesn't look too big to be believable; a home for a larger family in the D.C. area. Realistic IMO. In fact, it has been my experience in RL that most homes generally do in fact have more than one room.

  2. Well, I wasn't going full-on palatial estate with it.

    Interesting thing about it, you can generally do what you like on your own property; so our industrious little survivalist converted his one bedroom shack into a three bedder by tunneling down.

    Keep the tunneling inside the bounds of your own property, and the odds of inadvertently hitting a water, sewer, and/or buried power line are pretty well nil. Slim, at least.

    Is a popular technique with actual survivalists because from the street, your place still looks like the small and unassuming house.

    Not as good as a vault... but for people who couldn't afford Vault-Tec's extortion, it would be about the best you could do.