After playing it dozens of times, I'm really sick of Anchorage. I always go through it for the loot and PA training, and it has become a chore. There have always been dialog hints in the game teasing you with the idea of skipping the simulation, but they don't go anywhere.
This mod provides a dialog when you first plug into the simulation chair - if you have 10 INT and 75 SCI or higher - allowing you to bypass the simulation and get the covert ops perk to boot. You can of course also just enter the simulation normally with the other button, but then why would you need this mod.
I made this for myself, but it took enough effort that I felt it was worth sharing, and even for vanilla FO3 there aren't any mods like this except one that lets you unlock the armory directly (no perks/etc. involved, buggy, etc..).
If there is any demand I'll make an FO3 version, but for now this is TTW-specific.
This is untested beyond development - it definitely works to get through all of the quests and bypass the simulation, continuing where that would if you had played it all, but I can't guarantee that there are no bugs.
Seems to be bug-free, used it on my current character and encountered no unexpected problems.
If you report any bugs, I will try to fix them.
Known Minor Bugs:
- When you bypass the simulation and get out of the chair, you're in first person until your feet are on the ground, which seems like you're stuck still since you can't see yourself doing anything (just be patient, it only takes a few seconds).