i am about to attempt my first plot playthrough with fallout 1/2/tactics, my main goal is to absorb the plot with these games.

I need to know how to get the most out of these games stories, and which cheats/mods/trainers/blah/stuff/blah i will need to do this so i dont actually have to put any effort into learning the gameplay

its not that i dont like the gameplay its just a little bit annoying in fallout 1 and tactics

plus, i dont want my dog to die, or for ian to shoot me in the back (again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again)