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Can someone get the base_id of this quest on here please? Lady Jane's brahmin is missing (bug) and i'd like to bypass it via the command line.

Done. --Kris User Hola 20:39, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

Bug Edit

If you take this quest after completing any of the Wild Card missions, you will not be able to get back into the strip. The securitrons will say 'Move along please' when spoken to. The gate will say [Requires key]. There's no speech option with Mick for a fake passport, and the greeter bot is gone. Great. Third time I've been locked out. The only way back in is to kill the Mk II Securitrons, loot the bodies for the key. Good luck with that. UraniYum 13:22, October 30, 2010 (UTC)


(Forgive me if this is already in the bugs section) I was talking to Grecks and i started to insult him and he attack me as usual. I killed him, collected his debt, and returned to the atomic wrangler. And i also became shunned in freeside because i killed him. When i got to the atomic wrangler everyone became hostile and started to attack me! WTF! Does that normally happen when u kill grecks or become shunned???? Or is this a glitch!? PLZ HELP!

I have exactly the same problem as you.

Santiago dialog bug? Edit

I am on my first encounter with this quest and character. I have the following dialog options when I first talk to him:

  • You owe the Garrets a bunch of caps.
  • Goodbye

I chose the first option, listen to him talk about being a VIP, then he tries to con me into paying 50 caps for a discount with Mick. I first get these two dialog options:

  • 50 Caps is a bit steep, but okay. Here now what is it?
  • [Barter 16/40] What kind of moron would pay 50 caps for information? 25 caps.

I chose the last (barter) option, then he tells me "sorry 50 caps is the price to be a VIP" and I get these dialog options:

  • [Speech 38/40] 25 caps, take it or leave it.
  • 50 Caps is a bit steep, but okay. Here, now what is it?

I chose the first (speech) option which now gives these dialog options:

  • [Barter 16/40] What kind of moron would pay 50 caps for information? 25 caps.
  • [Speech 30] <Glare> You should give me this code for free while you can still walk straight.
  • 50 Caps is a bit steep, but okay. Here, now what is it?

I chose the second (speech) option, and he admits there is no discount, but gives me a tip about Mick & Ralph having something going on to get people in the strip. The dialog screen closes, and now he won't talk to me. When I try to talk to him, the only option is: "Goodbye." Now the only way to collect his debt is to pickpocket him or kill him and take the caps.

I have both the Debt Collector quest and Wang Dang Atomic Tango quests open, but I have already recruited Old Ben for Wang Dang Atomic Tango.

This is on PC v1.2.0.285 --Jimnms 03:59, November 30, 2010 (UTC)

Problematic Edit

When I talked to McCafferty, offered to leave him alive and just take his hat, when attempting to enter Freeside via the north gate from the strip or that portion of Freeside at all, the game just stuck on a loading screen nonstop. Tried fast-traveling away and back...had the same problem. After multiple attempts I was able to enter Freeside, but the Garrett sister and the king were stuck in the walls of their respective buildings, unreachable. Upon leaving the king's school, game stuck on loading once again.

Tried doing other quests, then coming back to freeside to see if something got reset...unfortunately this didn't work at all, and freeside remained nearly impossible to load. Solution that seemed to work was reloading a save previous to having talked to McCafferty...although the quest Debt Collector is open in my logs, there are none of the same freeside problematics on this save. Wasted several hours of gameplay, however.

This is on the XBOX, latest patches. 19:37, August 20, 2011 (UTC) Arbecii

I've already visited the Broc Flower prior the quest. Now i have to find Jane's caravan for completion. Is there any way of reset the caravan instead of just bypassing the quest via console ?

It should be added as a note that one can at any time during the quest, lie and give 600 caps. This should skip to the caleb part.

Lady Jane's Caravan Edit

As it says in the article, if you have been to Broc Flower Cave previously then the Brahmin does not spawn inside of it and that makes it impossible to proceed. Is there any way to fix this problem using console commands or any other means? -- 14:47, November 9, 2017 (UTC)