Fallout 3 achievements

Fallout 3

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There are 72 Fallout 3 achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,327 (1,550)

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Scientific Pursuits in Fallout 3

Scientific Pursuits26 (20)

Completed "Scientific Pursuits"

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Achievement Guide for Scientific Pursuits

118,503 (74,302)
Achievement won on 20 Jul 09
TA Score for this game: 2,327
Posted on 20 July 09 at 01:41, Edited on 15 January 14 at 21:59
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I missed this achievement on my first playthrough because I went to the Jefferson Memorial before talking to Dr. Li. I just got it on my current playthrough by following a guide from the Fallout wiki, and this was the path it suggested.

1) *OPTIONAL* Talk to Three Dog at Galaxy News Radio about your dad, and complete the corresponding quest.
(Thrydwolf has confirmed that the achievement will pop even if you skip the Galaxy News Radio quest. Randy2084 has claimed that skipping GNR and Three Dog may cause a different achievement, "Following in His Footsteps," to glitch, though that is the first time I've heard of it. If anyone else can confirm this please do so in the comments.)

2) Travel to Rivet City, and talk to Dr. Li about where your dad went. DO NOT HEAD TO THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL BEFOREHAND, AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE ACHIEVEMENT TO GLITCH.

3) *OPTIONAL* Head to the Jefferson Memorial, go into the Gift Shop, and from there go into the Rotunda. Listen to Holotape #10 to discover your dad's location.
(sjpsjpsjp has confirmed that the achievement will pop even if you skip this step and go directly to step #4.)

4) Head to Smith Casey's Garage, flip the electrical switch on the wall inside, head down the stairs, and enter Vault 112.

5) Talk to the Robobrain inside and get the Vault 112 jumpsuit and put it on. Head downstairs to the pods, enter the unoccupied one, and you'll end up in Tranquility Lane.
If you have followed this guide, you should get the achievement upon arrival.
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