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Fallout Wiki
Fallout Wiki: Nukapedia + The Vault
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Type of site
Fan site/Wiki
OwnerFandom, Inc.
Created byPawe? "Ausir" Dembowski
Launched7 February 2005
Current statusActive

Fallout Wiki: Nukapedia + 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 Fallout wiki runs on MediaWiki and is currently part of the Fandom network.[1] The site is also available in several other languages, including Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish and Ukrainian. Originally named simply The Vault, between 2011 and 2019 the wiki was split into two independently run sites: The Vault and Nukapedia, which decided to merge in 2019.

History and description

The Vault was founded by Pawe? 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 reference guide to the Fallout fictional universe, but was abandoned after Avellone left Black Isle Studios.[3] Since the launch, the wiki has expanded to include the entire Fallout series, both in terms of the fictional universe and in terms of gameplay information and help.

In 2007, because the original host could no longer take 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 Wikia's most popular wikis after the release of Fallout 3 by Bethesda Softworks in October 2008.[2] It has broken previous popularity records 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] (the 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.[6]

In October 2011, The Vault was split by its founder and many of the administrators moved to FalloutWiki.com, and later fallout.gamepedia.com, both hosted by Curse.[4] The wikia version remained, now under the name "Nukapedia".

In an interview with Eurogamer, the wiki's founder has stated that it has even been used as a source by developers of recent Fallout games, citing one example of lore in Fallout 3 being influenced by The Vault.[2]

The Vault has also released some previously unknown information on canceled Fallout projects like the Fallout Extreme 2000 console game[7] and the 1998 cancelled Fallout film project,[8] as well as using its YouTube channel and other social media to make available audio and video Fallout Media. Nukapedia has also worked to make available several Fallout music tracks and cutscenes on its YouTube Channel.

In 2019, after the Curse network of wikis was purchased by Wikia and both The Vault and Nukapedia became hosted by the same company, administrators of both wikis decided to begin the ongoing process of merging the two previously split sites into one again, under the name "Fallout Wiki" (subtitled "Nukapedia + The Vault"). The two versions of the site can still be accessed separately until the merger is complete.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Rios, Nate (November 19, 2011). "Check Out The Vault, Your #1 Fallout Series Resource". Curse. Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Teti, John (September 9, 2010). "What the FAQ?". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ a b Ramadge, Andrew (December 22, 2010). "Dear Fallout fans, meet the man behind The Vault". News.com.au. Archived from the original on January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The Vault: History". The Vault. Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Good, Owen (November 6, 2010). "Fallout Wiki Editors Have A Lot Of Time On Their Hands -- And Use It". Kotaku. Archived from the original on November 10, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ Tolentino, Josh (November 3, 2010). "Fans spend 58 years updating the Fallout New Vegas wiki". Destructoid. Archived from the original on November 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ Sliwinski, Alexander (January 27, 2010). "'Fallout Extreme' revealed as another nuked project". Joystiq. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ Kollar, Phil (March 19, 2010). "This Fallout Movie Almost Got Made". Game Informer. Archived from the original on August 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ Jspoelstra (August 29, 2019). "Discussion merge Nukapedia / The Vault". Fallout Wiki. Retrieved .

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