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Data Miner

Hacked 50 terminals

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How to unlock the Data Miner achievement

  • AbylitiesAbylities90,342
    21 Mar 2009 21 Mar 2009
    101 3 3
    This thread is all you need for this achievement:


    A list of a LOT of terminals (more than enough for the achievement) and their difficulty.
    Credit goes to RaidenX49 for the entire guide, but I don't think anyone on this site should have to sit through this achievement without this guide by their side :D

    If you science skill isn't high enough to get the majority of these, remember to use the following:

    Lab Coat (Obtaining from Vault 106 is the easiest method)
    Science bobblehead (See Vault Tech CEO)
    Any +science or +INT items.

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    There is also a lab coat on the dead scientist (I forget his name) in your father's laboratory, just before you leave Vault 101.
    Posted by HereticTrout on 24 Mar 09 at 20:31
    ChuckieJyep i have the one Heretic is talking about
    Posted by ChuckieJ on 02 Jan 10 at 04:15
    TheOtherBarberJonas is his name I believe, just for future reference
    Posted by TheOtherBarber on 22 Apr 10 at 02:37
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  • CyphateCyphate379,603
    18 Mar 2009 12 Apr 2009
    77 1 2
    NOTE: Rather than saving, you can try 3 words, then just press B if you don't have it, and you can cancel out and go back in for 4 more goes, note that the code doesn't stay the same, but this method makes it impossible for you to fail.
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    HoffmanJust a little note to add on to this, if you look at the little symbols in between the words such as <{[}] you will notice that some of the brackets have a open bracket and a close bracket on the same line. If you highlight the open bracket symbol, sometimes it will highlight a group of symbols. If you hit A to select this group of symbols, it will do one of two things: 1 - It will get rid of a "dud" (word that isn't the password) or 2 - It will fill up your chances back to 4 again. This makes it much easier on harder difficulties.
    Posted by Hoffman on 25 Oct 09 at 07:45
    TheBuddha336I always choose the 1st three passwords. if those don't work then use the above method. back out and you get 4 new tries... after simple math it will have to be one of the 1st three passwords
    Posted by TheBuddha336 on 31 May 11 at 17:59
  • Mile AUMile AU41,075
    30 Nov 2008 01 Dec 2008
    37 3 1
    If you want to go for this achievement, I suggest getting your science skill up to 75 first so you can hack 'hard' terminals, you are not required to reach 100 science because there aren't many very hard terminals. Off the top of my head here were the places i visted with many terminals and the approx number of terminals that were there.
    -Rivet City Has approx. 6-9 terminals, look it all the rooms, and travel up the stairwell to reach the guard HQ and there are a few there.
    -Vault 87 has 7 terminals, 6 which are 'hard' and one average. they are around the area that you find fawkes in the main quest.
    -Museum of technology has 3 terminals
    -Arlington library has 3 terminals
    -2-3 terminals in the underworld
    -3 terminals in tenpenny tower
    -4 In megaton, there is 1 in the saloon, in the back room, 1 in children of the atom's church, 1 in the bar near the center of town and another in the craterside supply.
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