Fallout mod in Minecraft adds a functioning Pip-Boy

There’s no V.A.T.S. targeting, but it’s still a working Pip-Boy, which is awesome.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Jun 6, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:57 pm CDT

We have another item to add to our list of ways to understand just how attached people are to Fallout, and why they freaked out over the Fallout 4 reveal.

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Project Wasteland is a Minecraft mod that attempts not only to lay Fallout-inspired skins over Minecraft textures, it also adds mobs like the two-headed Brahmin cows that are icons of the Fallout series. The coolest demonstration so far of what Project Wasteland adds to Minecraft is a wrist-mounted Pip-Boy unit, that is standard-issue gear for Vault dwellers who tromp into the wasteland.

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The Pip-Boy provides a combination of inventory management, character stats reference, and map access, all on a little display attached to your character’s wrist. In many RPGs it feels like you’re popping out of the game world for a moment, to do anything related to those functions. In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, it feels like your character is just taking a moment to look down at their Pip-Boy.

Getting a Pip-Boy working within Minecraft is awesome for a Fallout fan, even if seeing “Wooden Sword” on a computer monitor’s inventory screen is weird.

You can follow the development of Project Wasteland on its Minecraft Forum page.

Screengrab via Project Wasteland/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 6, 2015, 11:00 am CDT