Fallout 3

Fallout 3 Achievements

Data Miner

Hacked 50 terminals  

When you come across a locked terminal you will have the option to hack it to access its features. Do this whenever possible. This guide said it all extremely well, so read up on that on how to successfully hack and use the same guide to find the locations of enough terminals for the achievement.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 4 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by GreatGaming88
Sunday, June 20, 2010 @ 10:55:35 PM

Fuck this achievement

Comment #2 by Dizzatron
Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 02:34:37 AM

whats fucked about it
its easy everytime you see a terminal
save before you use it and load if you fail it

Comment #3 by Tommy English
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 03:36:14 AM

It's easy especially with all the DLC?

Comment #4 by Bongo Bongo347
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 08:50:57 PM

I Hate hacking >:[

Comment #5 by doohhh
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 04:22:28 AM

Tip: Try and hack and terminal, if u fail 2 times exit and try it again.

Comment #6 by doohhh
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 04:24:50 AM

Tip: Try and hack a terminal, if u fail 2 times exit and try it again.
Look for words with the same letters between them.

Comment #7 by James110a
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 11:04:23 PM

Am I the only one that didn't fully understand hacking until NV? What? I can get my tries replenished??

Comment #8 by Svstoned
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 02:32:34 PM

Even if you have a high enough lock picking level for you not to necessarily use the computer you could always choose to hack the computer afterwards for experience and this achievement.

You could actually try 3 times before exiting and trying again, it's failing the fourth try that will lock you out.

You can get words removed and allowances replenished if you find certain groups of symbols in between the words, the higher your science the more words that can get removed and the more allowances that will be replenished.

Comment #9 by Adeodattus
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 04:48:48 PM

Increase your science and then get the perk that unlocks a lock out terminal

Comment #10 by theCUBEtrain
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 06:34:36 PM

For those of you who don't understand how to hack here ya go:

Anything that looks like { }, [ ], < >, or ( ) with either other characters between (not words) or nothing will get rid of a word that isn't a password or refill your tries.

After selecting a word you will, for example, see something like, shooting 4/8 correct. That means that 4 out of the 8 letters in that word is in the exact spot as the correct password. Now is when you start narrowing down the choices. To show an example, the correct password was smoothly. Notice the letters in the same spots?

Thats pretty much the gist of hacking. Raising your science level reduces the amount of words that pop up.

Comment #11 by yeahbutwut
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 11:44:23 AM

Let's see 6/50 hacked so far on my current profile...I got some leg work to do. Thanks #10, I got a pen and paper out, hopefully that should help.

Comment #12 by yeahbutwut
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 01:13:37 PM

17/50...uggh fuck this achievement haha thinking about playing some of the DLC

Comment #13 by DragonsGoMOO
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 09:19:21 PM

It's not hard to hack... It may take a couple tries at the worst.
I'm at about 40/50, and I have one quest left. I gotta go terminal hunting now.

Comment #14 by peketheplayer
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 02:24:38 PM

It wasn't as hard as i thought. Just get your Science to 100 and start seeking terminals. I used infinite 3 out of 4 tries method and it was about 3 hours of job.

Comment #15 by RaisedThunder
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 12:59:55 AM

If anyone is having trouble successfully hacking terminals I found this hacking tool
Also a list of hackable terminal locations

Comment #16 by WarpedxRational
Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 12:15:26 PM

I am currently at 45/50. But, I have completed all of the quests, DLCs, etc. And I am to level 30 so I am pretty much finished. Any tips on where to find quick and easily found terminals that I can hack for the achievement? I got this far a couple years ago and came back to the game now, so my knowledge of locations is pretty much diminished.

Comment #17 by Ninja Bush Runs XBL
Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 02:05:22 PM

This achievement was actually pretty damn easy, when i first saw it I was like fuck this, but you just gotta explore, and every terminal you see just hack it no matter what. It's pretty easy once you get used to it, it's just a matter of finding the terminals.

You need to register before being able to post comments.

Game Info


US October 28, 2008
Europe October 31, 2008

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 6636 user ratings.