You know... I just happened to be digging around in my docs folder and I came across a small collection of ideas for FO3 dialogues concerning a New Vegas Start. (I created this back in the RFCW days.) It would either require voiceless dialogue or a lot of audio splicing. I never finished it, but here's what I have.
[collapsed title=Stuff]Starting Main quest:
Essentially, the Vault 101 character (we'll call him the same name that Three dog calls you if you're a V101 character: 101) that would have been the player is dead by the time you get there, but still has the same story. Essentially, it'll be up to you to continue where you left off.
- His corpse may show up eventually, in some random location. He will still have his vault suit on, and will have only a 10mm, some 10mm ammo, and his pipboy. Once you "loot" the "pipboy" (a note, actually), a messagebox pops up that tells you that you can't remove it. However, you are able to operate it, and you copy the files contained on it to your own.
- You can ask around Megaton to learn about Vault 101
Greeting: If you're wearing an Mojave Faction uniform (NCR, Legion, Kings, Boomers, Mojave Vault, Followers, Great Khans, Enclave Remnants (maybe), Chairmen, Omertas, White Glove society, Powder Gangers, Etc) He will say "Well I'll be damned. I can't say I've seen clothes like that before...."
Instead of: "I'm looking for my dad." You can either ask "I'm looking for someone named James." (if you've learned of james either from the corpse of 101 or elsewhere) Or "Anything Interesting happen lately?" (If you have not learned of James)
"I'm looking for someone named James." <- 'Another one asking about that man? That guy seems to be getting really popular around here for some reason. I dunno what all the recent fuss is about him, and personally I don't care. If you're really bent on finding the man, the best I offer you is the same advice I gave the last guy: Your best bet is to go to spend some time up in the saloon, talk to moriarty. But watch yourself, that man is not to be trusted.' (New Topic): "Tell me about the last guy"
"Anything Interesting happen around here lately?" <- 'Not really. Things have been rather quiet since that last guy from Vault 101 came here. Well, as quiet as quiet goes in this wasteland anyway.' (New Topic): "Tell me about the last guy"
"Tell me about the last guy" <= Ah yes. Young kid, Fresh out of Vault 101. He came here looking for his dad. I didn't have anything for him though, so I told him to go talk to Moriarty. He must have gotten what he wanted, because he left in quite a hurry, and that was the last anyone's ever seen the guy." New Topic: "I found him. He's dead"
(If you found him) "I found him. He's dead." <= 'Well that explains it then. Poor bastard. But that's what happens. This Wasteland will eat you right up if you're not careful. Still not sure why you'd want to go looking for his dad, but like I said, go talk to Moriarty.'
Colin Moriarty: (instead of saying "Oh my god it's you the little baby boy blah blah blah) He basically says he's never seen you before and asks where you're from. And instead of "Your dad" he just says "James.")
Threedog: All instances of "That Boy/Girl/Kid from vault 101" replaced with "That Boy/Girl/Kid from out west"
Greeting: "Heeeeey, you're the Courier from Vegas! We've haven't had anyone from that far away here in... well, ever! Glad to meet you! I'm Moria Brown. I run Craterside supply, but what I really do is tinkering and research. Say, I'm working on Another book about the wasteland. Since the last one went so well. Or so I'm told. And It'd be great to have the forward by a Vegas Dweller, especially since I hear my last one's quite popular over there." (This is the way I justify there already being a "Wasteland Survival Guide" out in the Mojave while still being able to do the quest that makes it: what Moria is making you do is make Wasteland Survial Guide Vol. 2)
"Sure I got plenty to say about life in New Vegas" <- 'Great! ... Wait, it's called New Vegas now? What happened to old Vegas? ... Ah well, I'm getting off track. Anyway, what's life in New Vegas like?
"It's a complete paradise compared to here! We have laws, stability, and a pretty decent living over there." <= 'Wow, Civilizations pretty much come back over there? Sounds like we have a lot of catching up to do!'
"We Don't have raider problems or super mutant problems there. Instead, we have a war between two major Powers and junkies with energy weapons." <= 'Huh. So no matter where you go, it seems there's always some sort of problem somewhere.'
"I come as an Ambassador from the great nation of the New Californa Republic! We WILL bring democracy and rule of law to this land!" (NCR reputation Liked) <- Oh my! Well I guess we'd better be ready for the next election season, huh?
"All you need to know is that through mine the eyes of Mighty Caesar have spread across this land. And whatever he sees, he conquers." (Legion Reputation Liked) <- Oh dear, that doesn't sound nice at all. Oh well, hopefully it'll mean less raiders and supermutants at the very least.
"It's boring over there. Why do you think I came here to this shithole, anyway?" <- Wow, it's got to be reaaaaallly boring over there if you'd want to come HERE for a good time.
James: Instead of his usual dialogue, he thanks you for saving him from that crazy simulation, then asks who you are and why you went looking for him. You can inform him about his son.[/collapsed]
Like I said, I found it by chance when I was clearing my documents folder (where I keep lots of misc ideas like this) and thought I'd post it here anyway. If anyone wants to continue or wants me to continue it, say so. Otherwise that's fine.