Crossing to the gun runnerâ€™s base
Once you have the Advanced Power Armor (getting it as soon as you are in the Brotherhood is recommended), you can easily walk over the narrow section of sludge around the gun runners base.
Hold [Shift] during the credit sequence to hear comments from the development team.
Red Ryder BB gun
When you encounter Bob (who sells cars), kill him, then go inside his house. You will find a crate with a Red Ryder BB gun. The BBs can be found in the footlocker (which you will have to pick the lock).
Help the man in the falling down building towards the south of the Hub marketplace. Once the raiders are dead, he gives you the .233 pistol, one of the best pistols in the game.
Alternate desktop icon
Create a shortcut to the game on the Windows 95/98 desktop. Then, use the Settings/Control Panel/Display/Effects options to turn on "Large icons". The desktop icon for the game will turn into a new graphic.
Better armor class
Remember: This trick requires v1.0 of the game. Get a bag and some armor. Equip the armor, and then enter the bag. Drop the armor off of your character, and then pick it up. Repeat to build your armor class.
Small guns covers rifles and machine guns, not just pistols. Big guns only cover the minigun, flamethrower, and rocket launcher size weapons.