Galaxy News RadioObjectives:
- Find Museum of Technology
- Retrieve the Communications Relay Dish
- Find the Washington Monument
- Speak to Three Dog about Dad
Three Dog wants his voice extended to the outer reaches of the D.C. ruins, but in order to do that he's going to need a new relay dish. That new dish can be found and dragged over here from the antiquated Museum of Technology. The Museum of Technology happens to be smack dab in the middle of the Mall, a place overrun by Super Mutants. Goodie. Set Three Dog's new quest on your Pip-boy for the quest marker and start taking one of several routes to the Washington Monument and Museum of Technology. Most of these routes involve going underground, so again, we advise caution when exploring the traps-laden underground tunnels.
Since you're about to dive headfirst into regions densely populated by Super Mutants and several of their deadly variants, we suggest you be at least level 10 by the time you begin this undertaking.
We went first to the Chevy Chase East Metro Station. A Nuka Cola vending machine to be ransacked and a few rabid Feral Ghouls here. Head to the upper levels and through the gate to Dupont Northeast. You may notice land mines on the ground, which strangely resemble modern day smoke detectors. Disarm them by running over them and picking them up really fast. The higher your Explosives skill, the longer you have to pick 'em up before they explode in your face. Continue to Dupont Circle Station, where you immediately run into a few Super Mutants. This eventually, through some winding and convoluted tunnels, leads to the Museum of Technology by way of the Mall.
Emerging from the Metro Station, you lay eyes upon the disheartening remnants of some of the Capital's most famous historical buildings and prepare to encounter more Super Mutants that have set up watches around the entrance to the Museum. The door to the Museum of Technology Atrium is situated to the right, from where you come out of the Metro. Get your weapon at the ready-Super Mutants await in the immediate vicinity! Two of them to be more specific.
As always, there are plenty of spoils to plunder from the information kiosk and from the Nuka Cola vending machine located around the corner, but the main point of interest within this room comes in the form of the Musuem Information Terminal. When you access it, you notice a menu item marked #000. Odd! Closer investigation discloses a secret correspondence between some guy named Prime and Jigg. Back in the main menu the last menu option now becomes #001. When selected, you are presented with more numbers.
This little brain-teaser involves some knowledge of prime numbers (basic mathematics). Basically, out of the four numbers given only one of them is a prime number as well as the correct "solution." Nothing happens at first when you give the correct answer, but you will be happy to know there are four of these kinds of terminals located throughout the Museum, with the last one-upon solving it-surrendering a map location of some secret loot.
In case you've forgotten your prime numbers or are just too lazy, here are the solutions.
Unlock the adjacent safe wall to get Gun Locker Key, 200 Caps, and Chems. The key you just obtained gives you access to a weapons cache in the planetarium office, where you'll find an assortment of ammo and great weapons. If you head to the Jury Street Metro and search the body outside the diner, you get 500 Caps and the Xuanlong Assault Rifle. Interestingly enough, since this unique weapon isn't exactly in ample supply around the Wasteland, you can use Chinese Assault Rifles to repair it, too.
Head for the Vault tour on the second story and meander through the reminiscent surroundings. When you exit the tour, head into the Museum of Technology West Wing. Some Super Mutants patrolling on different floors: top-most and two on the lower two levels. The dish you're looking for is propped up on the Virgo II Lunar Lander, under a suspended biplane. There are several ways to get there: through the planetarium or from one of two routes originating from the Delta IX exhibit. The planetarium, upon your arrival, automatically activates and prompts a few Super Mutants to come out of hiding. To take care of them, you could run into the nearby office and use the doorway as a choke point to handle them in a more controlled manner. Also make a quick note of the gun cabinet; you will be able to find the key to unlock it if you take the time to run through the Museum Information Terminals. Once you've got the Virgo II Dish in tow, it's time to jettison.
Back outside in the Mall area, look for the giant stone phallus that is the Washington Monument in the distance. As you approach, pump your fists in the air for the knightly Brotherhood of Steel have set up a fortified outpost surrounding the monument. They help a heap if you've got Super Mutants hot on your trail. Access the terminal to gain entry and take the elevator up, where you should proceed to hook the dish up to the radio transmitter contraption. Now you can report to Three Dog of your success.
Based on the information gleaned from Three Dog's spiel, your father is in Rivet City looking for a Doctor Li. With nothing other than a picture of the good doctor to offer, Three Dog bids you on your way.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- General Tips
- Agatha's Song
- Big Trouble in Big Town
- Blood Ties
- Head of State
- The Nuka Cola Challenge
- The Power of the Atom
- Reilly's Rangers
- The Replicated Man
- Stealing Independence
- Strictly Business
- The Superhuman Gambit
- Tenpenny Tower
- Trouble on the Homefront
- Wasteland Survival Guide
- You Gotta Shoot 'Em In The Head