The Vault is a wiki about the Fallout fictional universe . It covers all of the Fallout video games, as well as all Fallout related content. The Vault runs on MediaWiki and is currently part of the Curse network. [1] The site is also available in several other languages, including Bulgarian , Chinese , Dutch , French , German , Hungarian , Italian , Japanese , Polish , Portuguese , Russian , Spanish ,

History and description

The Vault was founded by Paweł Dembowski [2] and launched on February 7, 2005, initially hosted by Fallout fansite Duck and Cover, [2] as a general source of information about the Fallout universe, initially focusing mostly on information about the Fallout world , As depicted in Fallout and Fallout 2 . Its purpose was to continue the work started by Fallout 2 developer Chris Avellone in his Fallout Bible , which was meant to be a guide to the Fallout fictional universe , but was abandoned after Avellone left Black Isle Studios .

In 2007, because of the wiki constantly being targeted for various exploits by spammers as well as other attackers, the Vault moved to Wikia , [4] and became one of the most popular wikis after the release of Fallout 3 By Bethesda Softworks in October 2008. [2] It has broken previous popularity for gaming wikis on the weekend after the release of Fallout: New Vegas in October 2010, with daily page views topping at 8.8 million [3] (previous record, 5 million, belonged to WoWWiki ). [5] Within the first week of the game’s release, the site had 2.5 million unique visitors.

In October 2011, The Vault was split by its founder and many of the administrators moved to, and later , both hosted by Curse. [4] The wikia version remains, now under the name ” Nukapedia “.

In an interview with Eurogamer , the wiki’s founder HAS Stated That It Even HAS-been used as a source by developers of recent Fallout games, Citing one example of lore in Fallout 3 being white Influenced by The Vault. [2]

The Vault HAS aussi released Some Previously unknown information is Canceled Fallout projects like the Fallout Extreme 2000 game console [7] and the 1998 canceled Fallout movie project, [8] as well as using icts YouTube channel and other social media to make available audio and Video Fallout Media.

See also

  • List of online encyclopedias
  • List of wikis


  1. Jump up^ Rios, Nate (November 19, 2011). “Check Out The Vault, Your # 1 Fallout Series Resource” . Curse . Retrieved 2011-11-19 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:d Teti, John (September 9, 2010). “What the FAQ?” . Eurogamer . Retrieved 2010-11-23 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Ramadge, Andrew (December 22, 2010). “Dear Fallout fans, meet the man behind The Vault” . . Retrieved 2011-02-02 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “The Vault: History” . The Vault . Retrieved 2011-11-19 .
  5. Jump up^ Good, Owen (November 6, 2010). “Fallout Wiki Editors Have A Lot Of Time On Their Hands – And Use It” . Kotaku . Retrieved 2010-11-23 .
  6. Jump up^ Tolentino, Josh (November 3, 2010). “Fans spend 58 years updating the Fallout New Vegas wiki” . Destructoid . Retrieved 2010-11-23 .
  7. Jump up^ Sliwinski, Alexander (January 27, 2010). ” ‘ Fallout Extreme’ revealed as another nuked project” . Joystiq . Retrieved 2011-06-28 .
  8. Jump up^ Kollar, Phil (March 19, 2010). “This Fallout Movie Almost Got Made” . Game Informer . Retrieved 2011-06-28 .

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