I installed it again so I can demonstrate it to a friend with a PC too weak to play it at home. I noticed that this time I didn’t have any of the performance problems, so I decided to leave it installed and start a new game. This time, I created a more combat-oriented character which made the game much easier. I finished a bunch of quests in Megaton, and then traveled northwest to deliver a message to a small settlement. The people living there had some trouble with bandits, so I decided to help them. This is where I stopped playing for now.

I finally have it, and it’s great. I haven’t completed Fallout 2, but it didn’t affect this game. I created a diplomatic type character with an emphasis on the repair, speech and stealth skills. I also decided to invest in small guns, so I can use sniper rifles. I got out of Vault 101 and reached Megaton. There, I solved a few quests and disarmed the bomb. I’m level 4 right now and I still have much to do in Megaton, so I won’t be leaving so soon.