Okay, I visited 100 Rads Bar, as I've done so many times (aIdsmt)... and I talked to the guy by the front door, aIdsmt, he wants me to recover his old rifle, aIdsmt...
But when I go out, and pass through the anomaly-guarded gate to the Wild Territories, something is completely broken... I walk for a short distance and then end up in just endless grasslands, leading to nothing, and eventually the game just crashes... never seen *this* before; I expected to have walls of nasty opponents facing me!! Did I miss some required first step??
So instead, I tried going North from that intersection; in the released games (and others) that leads to Army Warehouses... but in this case, it just jumped me back to Garbage, right by the portal that takes me to the *southern* entrance... I seem to have reached the end of the world here !!