Start and complete the data retrieval test by finding the records on the three terminals in the fake high school.
Go to the terminal on the table and read its contents.
Start and finish the advanced test, receiving the ability to disable force fields with the sonic emitter.
Now, go to the terminal that is found when you follow a series of hallways that diverge from the way to the exit. You know you're in the right place when you're in an observation booth above Gabe's lair.
Read the contents of that terminal.
Travel to X-13 research facility to find the X-8 kennel key. It's in a suitcase, in the corner of a stockroom off the first room; the doorway is blocked by a forcefield, so you'll need the sonic emitter again to get in. This room will contain a few night stalkers who are hostile, unless the Animal Friend perk has been taken prior to entering.
ps3 Even after completing every single task, it can still be made an active quest. [verified]
pc After initiating the "Institutional Data Retrieval Test (Basic)" and choosing the "Unusual Specimen" option from the Kennel terminal, initiating the "release cyberdogs" option may cause the quest to be completed, but will show the "Institutional Data Retrieval Test" & "Unusual Specimen" options as uncompleted on your quest task list, basically showing on your completed tasks list that you never actually fulfilled the requirements to complete the test. The bug appears to come from the map-marker as it doesn't move from Kennel terminal to the X-8 Test terminal after "Unusual Specimen" is chosen confusing the player by the map-marker. Initiating only the "Unusual Specimen" option on the X-8 Test terminal and starting the Basic Test and Advanced Test at the same time, will finish the quest. [verified]
pc After releasing the "Unusual Specimens" and starting the "Institutional Data Retrieval Test (Basic)/(Advanced)" the terminals to retrieve the student records will not appear causing the player to be trapped and the rendering the quest impossible to complete. Renabling the terminals via the console will allow the quest to be completed. To do this use the following series of commands; "prid xx00e0e2","enable","unlock" repeat this for xx00e0e3, and xx00e0e4 the xx should be replaced by the position of OldWorldBlues.esm from your load order. [verified]
This bug doesn't cause you to fail the quest, but it can go to an infinite loop of finished/unfinished quest pop-ups.
xbox360 Nightstalkers cannot path properly to the player while standing atop the second floor forcefield 'ceiling' of the library. This trivializes the 4-pack of nightstalkers near the exit, spawned upon obtaining the last student record. [verified]