Fallout 3 editor released for PC

Bethesda recently released an editor for their latest release: Fallout 3. Cleverly named after one of the components in the game, the G.E.C.K (Garden of Eden Creation Kit) allows PC players to manipulate most aspects of the game, including dialogue, landscapes, terrains, textures, characters and more.

Similar to some of Bethesda's other games, the game has now been opened up (to a certain degree) for modification, and already there have been small modifications released. Fans of the game can expect to see a plethora of new creatures, clothes, terrains and textures, as there was for Oblivion (which now has thousands of user made modifications).

Bethesda has also set up a tutorial and help site for the content editor, which has an already large collection of guides and reference pages (over 1000 at the time of writing) to help fans get started. The entire kit is available free of charge and in a tiny 8MB package too.

The game already has more than enough content for the average player, but this kit is sure to extend the lifetime of the game, for PC gamers only, at the moment, but extra (official) content may be available for console editions in the future.

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PS3 owners should be able to get user-created content though. Look at UT3, we were allowed to have user-created content with that.

The same thing will happen now as it did then; whoever creates whatever will just have to cook it specifically for PS3. It'll just take a little time to get it out.

What I want to know is if there is a way to up the level cap? Would be awesome if someone created a home brew "expansion pack" with a higher level cap.

There are level cap mods for F3 already, if you want to play past the ending. No official one yet though. I assume they will have one for DLC content? I mean, they're not expecting people to start over from the beginning to play the new content, are they!?

The new editor looks great. Quite a bit better than the Oblivion editor.

toadeater said,
There are level cap mods for F3 already, if you want to play past the ending. No official one yet though. I assume they will have one for DLC content? I mean, they're not expecting people to start over from the beginning to play the new content, are they!?

The new editor looks great. Quite a bit better than the Oblivion editor.


I've read the final DLC pack (which continues the main story line) increases the level cap.

There is a level "cheat" available for those of us with the foresight to buy the PC version. Whats even better is that you can unlock XBOX Live achievements even while using cheats. :)

Go ahead, give yourself 10's in all stats, increase your carry weight to 9999 and turn on godmode and mini nuke everything with infinite ammo.. XBOX Live doesn't care!!

A do-it-yourself level cap work-around (on the PC version, anyways) is to enter the console mode (hitting the tilde ~ while in game) and enter "player.setlevel #" (without quotes, and where # is the character level you want to be at). Put 19 as the #, and keep playing, you'll level to 20 and then get the bonuses like you normally do when you level.
Of course, going this route opens you up to the temptation to tamper with the rest of the aspects of your character.