| ||For the item from Fallout 3, see Lucky 8-ball.|
|The 8-Ball's dialogue file|
This black sphere is some strange precognitive device... a small window on the top seems to be able to predict the future! Pre-war humanity must have been geniuses to invent such a wonder!”
The magic 8-ball can be retrieved from a pool table on the third floor of the Bishops' Shark Club. 'Using' the 8-ball displays vague (if promising) 'fortunes', similar to those on real world magic 8-balls popular in the 1970s. Rarely, the player will instead receive a clue to various secrets in Fallout 2. In many cases, knowing the location of the secrets is not enough; until the player activates the clue from the 8-ball, the secrets don't actually exist. Despair not if you haven't the patience; none of this type of secret offer rewards that can't be missed, other than maybe the secret password to the computer.
Sometimes it's almost impossible to decide the correct course of action. With this potent prognosticator, decisions are easy. A truly lucky character may receive some special insight from the magic 8-ball.
- What kind of an asshole question is that?
- Outlook good.
- Outlook not so good.
- My reply is no.
- Don't count on it.
- You may rely on it.
- Ask again later.
- Most likely.
- Cannot predict now.
- Yes, definitely.
- Better not to tell you now.
- It is certain.
- Very doubtful.
- It is decidedly so.
- Concentrate and ask again.
- Signs point to yes.
- My sources say no.
- Without a doubt.
- Reply hazy, try again.
- As I see it, yes.
- Stop shaking me so hard. It hurts.
- You have a strong right arm.
- Please wipe your hands before shaking me again.
- Temporarily out of service.
- Closed by order of the RPG Board.
- Keep shaking me, and there'll be trouble.
- I'm getting sick.
- I'm getting nauseous.
- Your hands are warm.
With Luck of 9 or higher:
- Feargus was against putting me in the game. He's a big meanie.
- Your score is 23 out of 100. You have quite a ways to go yet.
- Scott Everts sighs a lot when he sees how many inventory items are in the game.
- Look in the first floor men's bathroom toilet in the Mordino casino in New Reno.
- Somebody buried some cash beneath the cross labeled 'Trash' in Golgotha.
- Gets you $374.
- Go back and talk to Father Tully in New Reno after you have finished the game.
- Gets you the Fallout 2 Hintbook.
- There is an Easter egg somewhere in New Reno.
- It's in the basement of New Reno Arms.
- Stop shaking me so hard.
- Your LUCK is very high. Keep shaking me for clues!
- Yes, we KNOW Descent to Undermountain was crap.
- If you sell Bessie to the butchers in Modoc, you can set her free again.
- Selling her is worth 300 Meat Jerky and -5 Karma. Saving her is worth +10 Karma, but a Modoc reputation drop.
- Pay attention to what Curtis says after you return Mr. Nixon doll to him in Vault City.
- His floating dialogue leads you to a wrench.
- With the feuding couple in Broken Hills, the wife really did throw the Cat's Paw in the trash.
- The small blue pot outside the house is the resident trash bin.
- You need a high STR *and* a high END to have a chance of beating Francis in the arm-wrestling contest.
- The code to activate the first terminal in the Vault in Vault City is 3PCF186.