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It seems odd to me to have this section about electromagnetism. Not only does this not happen at other power stations. But it's not like the compass changes as you get closer to the building. To assume it's anything but an error on the levelmaker seems silly to me. Mouse Crouse 23:11, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Deathclaw EncounterEdit

When I entered the Power Substation, there was a Deathclaw standing in front of me. It barely fit because they're so tall. Is this a common bug or not? Ganon12788 22:03, September 13, 2009 (UTC)

Weird giant graphical glitchEdit

I was at the Substation, and as I approached the door, I noticed this big black box behind me. I turned around, my back to the Substation door, and moved slowly to the right. Facing the substation, if you go on the grassy hill to the left of the substation (remember, to the left when you look at the building), and look directly north-east, a big black giant graphic rectangle thing should appear in front of you, covering half of that electrical structure in front of the building. (XBOX 360. Patched, with no Pitt, Broken Steel or Operation Anchorage DLC whatsoever). Here's a picture:

WeirdGraphicalGlitch

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T 23:36, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I just got a closer look. It's not a black box, it's a dark, dark, forest green, and it's like a dull, metallic stripe type thing. The stripes themselves move from the bottom of the box, up diagonally to the top. It's weird...
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T 23:51, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
And it appears to be protruding from the ground, diagonally to the left of the door to the substation (when your back is up against the door). Still investigating as to why it's appearing, what it's from, etc.
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T 23:52, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

I've seen one of these, near Lucky's. Fat Man Spoon 23:52, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Now I think about it, this happened alot to me in Oblivion. The source was a streched corpse. Very weird. Fat Man Spoon 23:56, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

2 more images for you. Ignore the date, my digital camera's date is off by a few days. Also, there are no corpses (to my knowledge), besides the 2 Regulators I killed near the Derelict door, but that's abit far off. Then again, I did encounter a Giant Radscorpion when I was trying to take the first picture, and I only killed 2 Regulators, but I've read they go in packs of 3. Maybe one got killed by the GRS, and the corpse glitched up?
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T 23:59, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Due to the colour, it may be a Green...thing. BTW, touching the corpses in Oblivion caused them to 'Snap' to correct size, while flinging them far away. Fat Man Spoon 00:04, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and nice TV. Fat Man Spoon 00:04, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Well I've been looking at it in a North-eastern direction. I ran past it, turned around and faced South, and when I did, the position of the box changed. It's still protruding from the same spot, only this time, it's shot up to the right, and it's graphically, shot through the Substation building itself. I'm guessing it's a Regulator corpse. I won't take any more pictures, don't wanna flood your recent changes with all my pictures, so I'm just gonna ignore it, go back to Megaton and make my Railway Rifle for the achievement related to constructing weapons.
And thanks. It's an LG 42" Widescreen HDTV. Got an HDMI port on it, and so does my laptop which I'm currently on, so I sometimes hook my laptop up to the TV, and use a wireless keyboard and mouse (yes, I know, the laptop already has a keyboard, but the HDMI cable I have is only 8' long, and won't reach my couch, which is about 20' away) and I surf the net on it. It's great.
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T 00:07, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

So your playing this on PC? Use Tcl to find the origin. It (should) be identifiable at the end. Fat Man Spoon 00:14, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Nononononono. I'm playing this on the XBOX 360, fully patched, but no DLC (no OA, no BS, no TP). I don't own Fallout 3 on the PC. I do have Oblivion for the PC though. What I was saying is that I can hook my laptop up to my TV, and surf the internet on a 42" widescreen HDTV. Usually when I'm doing Wikia-related stuff, such as Sysopping at the Castle Crashers Wikia, I'm doin' it on the 42" tv.
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T 00:44, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Crap sorry, I just wanted to know what the hell it was. Fat Man Spoon 10:17, 10 May 2009 (UTC)


I've actually came across this glitch a couple of times myself. It only seems to happen to me if I have the game installed onto the hard drive (360) . It doesn't actualy stem from anything like dead NPcs or in game items, there will just be one spot on the terrain that it originates from and it will only be visable from certain angles. It's a massive pain in the arse though.

The only way to get rid of it is to travel away from the area, save the game, and then reload that save.--92.21.74.112 19:45, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

I have the exact same problem at the Derelict Power Plant next to MDPL-13 Substation. I get tons of stretched out meshes protruding from the building from all directions; I walked all the way around it and it was definitely coming from the building. I am playing on PS3, GOTY. So it is not exclusive to Xbox... I videoed it... I got some crazy cool looking meshes but it was so annoying. I was fighting a Deathclaw... As far as I can tell it isn't from a corpse or anything... Just the building itself. I'm getting all kinds of meshes, none in particular. Red steel, red something, green, gray blocks, black blocks, it was impossible to see where I was walking. Multiply the previous posters by 3... I would upload a pic or 2 but idk how. Loaded up an old save and it fixed it.

MrsMcEntire420 04:49, July 16, 2011 (UTC)

Creepy face in power plant Edit

There is a face above the door to the left entrance of the Derelict Power Plant. Does anyone know why this is here.... it makes me very nervous.--Atlas Lied! 04:55, October 12, 2009 (UTC)

These faces are quite common in the ruins of Washington DC, but they are not usually so dramatically lighted. They have a distinctly Fascist ambiance. I take them as one of the hints as to what went wrong in American domestic politics in this alternate history. 174.6.51.17 14:08, February 9, 2011 (UTC)

I should recomend this area to whoever needs to build weapons but has somewhere to go way up in the nothern section of the map i think that this is a extremely convient location if you want to explore north.Imediagames 00:35, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

new settlement Edit

It strikes me that this would a good place to start a new settlement, just put a fence up and get rid of the nuclear waste. You've got two sturdy buildings and if you have someone with decent repair skills, all the power you could need.

Railgun Schematic Edit

Just a quick suggestion (and since I'm not sure how to properly add information to a page myself)

Someone should note that the railway rifle's schematics (and through extension, the workbench and nuka-grenade) are in the smaller building across from the main one, just to be a bit more specific. It could save people a lot of time.

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