If there is one thing PC gamers love to do more than play their games, it’s to mod them. For those not familiar, mods usually consist of alterations made by players to the game’s core files to allow additional content or gameplay.

These sort of modifications can result from a simple offline mod to an online game, to replacing a mighty dragon with a questionably more terrifying Thomas the Tank Engine.  Regardless, mods like these often bring new life to older titles.

Recently players have managed to get a multiplayer co-op mod for Fallout 3 working.  While attempted multiplayer is not a rare thing for Bethesda games, it has usually fallen short.  Games like Skyrim, Morrowind and Oblivion have all seen their share of attempted multiplayer, but the efforts are usually limited to spawning into another player’s world naked and being unable to interact in any way.

While still in the early stages, the current Fallout 3 mod already goes beyond what’s been done before.  Players are not only able to host and join games, but inventories are synced, allowing for weapons and other items to be shared by players in the same world.

There are still issues with bugs to be addressed, but the folks over at vaultmp are working hard at updating the mod.  While it is still in its infancy, it looks like the capital wasteland is about to get a little less desolate.  Check out some of the test footage below:

 

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