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The RobCo PIP-Boy (Personal Information Processor) is an electronic device manufactured by RobCo Industries, using ultra-modern super-deluxe resolution graphics, which coupled with its capability to store large amounts of information and transfer data to and from holodisks and from data tubes make it the obvious choice for the wandering explorer, the out-on-his-own newbie or the all-around survivalist expert.
The character who shows in images which illustrate all of the characteristics of the SPECIAL character system (Perks, Traits, Stats etc.) is often incorrectly called "Pipboy" (even in Fallout Tactics). His real name is Vault Boy.
The Pip-Boy 2000 displays information in a black, 5" x 3", monochrome screen. It can record sound and video footage for later playback. It uses a simple but elegant form of sonar and satellite tracking (where available, which is far from everywhere in the post-apocalyptic world) to map out areas where its user travels. Though input is slow, a user can also hand-enter and edit text messages on their Pip-Boy 2000s. The original Pip-Boy 2000 was a hand-held device (similar to modern PDA devices), though some very cumbersome models were made to be worn on the arm. These models were unofficially called Pip-Boy 2000 Plus, and were, among others, owned by the Vault Dweller and Chosen One. A modified model was used by the Brotherhood of Steel.
The 3000 model, like the 2000 model, displays its information on a black, monochrome screen. It keeps track of the users health, map out an area, and take and store notes, just like it's predecessor, but also comes with added features, such a built-in radio and Geiger Counter. According to Willy Mack and Stanley in Fallout 3, there are several models of Pip-Boy 3000 (differentiate with a letter), each just a bit different but keeping the same appearance. The Pip-Boy 3000 major difference from the 2000 is its need to be worn on the user's wrist, which seals with a biometric lock that can only be opened by either the user or a skilled technician.
The Pip-Boy 3000 also features a light that illuminates the area around the user, allowing them to see better in the dark.
Pimp-Boy 3 Billion编辑
A modification of the standard Pip Boy 3000, this extravagant solid gold model is encrusted with diamonds. It can be obtained from Mick at Mick & Ralph's in Freeside, after you complete the Omertas quests and get them to buy weapons from Mick once more. This is his reward for you, but he will switch between the two for you at any time you wish, you simply have to speak to him. The "Wild Wasteland" trait causes disco music to play whenever it is equipped (the first time and every time you switch back from the original model).
The PIP-Pad is an experimental tablet-sized version of the Pip-Boy series, mainly for reading text and high-resolution graphics. A cache of these devices was discovered after the Great War in an old RobCo warehouse by the staff of The Armageddon Rag. There are some known bugs with the text processor, and users may occasionally see some strange characters.
Lil' Pip 3000编辑
Super PIP Boy编辑
A variant of the Pip-Boy with a built-in health monitor, motion sensor, and a unique program creating and editing tool. Worn by Victor Presper.
- In Vault 101 everyone's Pip-Boy is set on the Stats/Status/CND.
- Despite Stanley in Fallout 3 saying Pip-boys can't be removed, at the start of Fallout: New Vegas Doc Mitchell gives you his old one (meaning he must have had it removed).
- Pip-Boy is included as a promotional item in Team Fortress 2.