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Trouble on the Homefront

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*POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO VAULT 101 NOT OPENING AND NOT RECEIVING THE QUEST*


Alright for everyone who is having trouble getting back into vault 101 because the radio signal is not in the audio log anymore, i will try to explain how i did it as best i can, but i doubt this is full proof (Please post a comment if this works for you.)

I was out the front of Tenpenny Tower just after saving my game, and i went through all my audio logs that i haven't read, there was about five or six. Just to get rid of them i decided to click on them all so they weren't high-lighted anymore, because i did that their was a audio message playing when i decided to travel back to Vault 101 just to check if its open (It wasn't open all the other times i checked but i thought what the hell.)

And surprise, surprise its still glitched, So i got pissed off and started spamming the A button on the control panel next to the door and the door itself, then i would press the select button wait about 4 hours spam the control panel and door again then spam the radio signals "Vault 101 emergency frequency" and "Vault 101 PA system"

It did nothing the first 2-3 times so i kept pressing select and waiting 4 hours then spamming the control panel/door/radio signals. And all of a sudden i could listen to the Vault 101 emergency frequency signal again. Then I played the log and i got the quest the door opened after that.

I don't know if this will work for anyone else but i hope so, Tell me if it dose work for you please.

If you find this solution to be unhelpful, please tell me why in a comment and I will update it the next time I'm online.
Lil Silent OneK, i can verify that this works, I was way past this and i went back to megaton and distress signal did pop-up for the quest. Just listen in!
Posted by Lil Silent One on 26 Jan 11 at 19:45
The Dark Liegethanks for this, i finally got it with out all the waiting and i got my final bobble head as well
Posted by The Dark Liege on 02 May 11 at 03:40
JyejitsuI only have the Vault 101 PA system...wtf do I have to do I don't get it. I freaking hate it that most of these guides are incapable for this game without saying stuff is missable...hopefully you can help me more since I don't want to start a third playthrough (fourth tbh cause of a corrupt save file)
Posted by Jyejitsu on 13 Jul 11 at 20:02
XxSpazemxXWhat don't you understand?
Posted by XxSpazemxX on 13 Jul 11 at 20:47
DogeyesvillaIt worked for me also.
Posted by Dogeyesvilla on 30 Jul 11 at 16:07
DogeyesvillaIt worked for me also.
Posted by Dogeyesvilla on 30 Jul 11 at 16:12
LedForeignerI thought I had screwed up cause I killed Officer Gomez in the Vault 101 escape, but I was just greeted by Officer Armstrong instead lol
Posted by LedForeigner on 18 Jan 12 at 15:04
Crimson Drifterhmm I have the Vault 101 PA System but not Vault 101 Emergency Frequency. I can listen to the PA system fine, but I hear nothing. I'll trying going to Megaton and see what happens...

Also I'm at end game with all other quests done minus Broken Steel DLC and some random Point Lookout Quests.
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 02 Jul 12 at 06:38
Crimson DrifterWell, going to Megaton and back again, and doing what is suggested isnt doing anything unfortunately. I'm going to finish Broken Steel and I'll report back!
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 02 Jul 12 at 06:48
Crimson DrifterUPDATE: So this is what happened for me.

After doing above, nothing worked. I then read somewhere to go to The Pitt, then return. I did just that and upon my return the Vault 101 Emergency Signal finally showed up in the list. I fast traveled to Vault 101 (VERY LONG loading time) I turned on the frequency and after it finished the quest popped, now just to finish it!

So if anyone is still having trouble getting it to work, trying going to The Pitt, then returning.

You can get to The Pitt through Train Tunnels, in the northwest of the map.
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 02 Jul 12 at 20:27
XxSpazemxXThanks for the info!
Posted by XxSpazemxX on 03 Jul 12 at 02:20
Coroné SmashIt worked for me also
Posted by Coroné Smash on 18 Nov 13 at 20:31
CadetChikCan confirm this worked after using Crimson Drifter's suggestion of going to the pit and back.
Thumbs up!
Posted by CadetChik on 29 Feb 16 at 00:30
zybchConfirmed for me too. Only had the PA system. Went to the pit (previously 100% completed) and upon returning to the wasteland the Emergency Signal showed up and I was able to do the Trouble on the Homefront quest and get the achievement.
Posted by zybch on 23 Apr 18 at 11:56
GoatlipsNB: To actually start this quest, before the final mission ('Take it Back' is shown as the quest), go to Vault 101 instead. Then press B and on the DATA page select Radio, then select Vault 101 Emergency Frequency.
Hope this helps!
Posted by Goatlips on 13 Oct at 06:17