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Influencing People
The sink.jpg
Find the upgrades to the Sink's appliances
Quest data
LocationBig MT
Given ByThe Sink
RewardVariable XP
Editor ID?
Base IDxx0112e5
Related quests
All My Friends Have Off Switches
leads to:
Field Research
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Influencing People is a side quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Old World Blues.


All of The Sink's artificial personalities have been recovered, but additional experimental upgrades are still available for installation.


  1. Find the upgrades to The Sink's Central Intelligence Unit.
    1. The holotape enabling the CIU to sell the LAER mod - auxiliary recharger chip is in the Big MT west tunnel in a series of rooms containing several protectron Mk5's and The Custodian. It sits on a shelf in the second large room, in an alcove.
    2. The holotape enabling the CIU to sell the LAER mod - prismatic lens, is located on the roof of the Signal Hills transmitter office.
    3. The holotape enabling the CIU to sell the K9000 mod - Resla roil and K9000 mod - Mentat chow are in the X-13 research facility on technician Skinner and researcher Mendoza's terminals with entries titled "Suggestion".
  2. Find the upgrades to The Sink's Auto-Doc.
    1. The Auto-Doc Upgrade: Hair Styling Enchancements holotape is located inside the Signal Hills transmitter office, on a desk immediately to the right.
    2. The Auto-Doc Upgrade: Cosmetic Enchancements holotape is located on the catwalk to the second floor of the Y-17 medical facility, in a cabinet to the right.
    3. The holotape for implant C-13 is in the Y-17 medical facility in the southwest corner of the main room, on the ground floor, propped up against a burned-out terminal.
    4. The holotape for Implant M-5 is in the Z-14 Pepsinae DNA splicing lab located on an operating table in a lab containing Specimen 73.
    5. The holotape for Implant Y-3 is in the Z-9 Crotalus DNA preservation lab located on an operating table, in the room containing Shadis.
    6. The holotape for Implant Y-7 is in the X-13 research facility on a researcher Slough's terminal with an entry titled "Suggestion".
  3. Find the upgrades to The Sink's support automated personalities, which include The Sink, Muggy, Light Switch 01, Light Switch 02, and the book chute.
    1. The Sink Upgrade: Water Production holotape is located in the far west of the construction site, with a skeleton next to a bulldozer.
    2. The "Muggy" Upgrade: Parts Production holotape is in the Securitron de-construction plant, held by 010011110110111001100101 on the second floor of the facility.
    3. The Light Switch 01 Upgrade: Smart Lights holotape is located on the ground floor of the X-12 research center, leaning against a projector. The player will require a sonic emitter upgrade to disable force-fields (accomplished during the Sonic Emitter Upgrade quest).
    4. The holotape for the Light Switch 02 Upgrade: "Mood Lights" is in the Saturnite alloy research facility, standing in a cabinet in the large factory room, across from the south entrance.
    5. The Book Chute Upgrade: Mulching holotape is inside the Little Yangtze watchtower, propped up against a coffeemaker.
  4. Install the upgrades in The Sink.

Quest stages

10 Find the upgrades to The Sink's central intelligence unit.
20 Find the upgrades to The Sink's Auto-Doc.
30 Find the upgrades to The Sink's support AIs.
40Quest finishedInstall the upgrades in The Sink.


  • The player has to complete the quest Sonic Emitter Upgrade first in order to complete this quest, as they have to get rid of the force-field in the X-12 research center for one of The Sink's supporting artificial personality.
  • It can take several seconds after installing the last upgrade for the quest to be marked complete.
  • Some holotapes may not be available until the quest started.

Behind the scenes


  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The quest marker might still present even if you collected the holotape in that area.
Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find It in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone To Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One For My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Getting a Leg Up from Andy · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Of Boomers and Education · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Proper Burial · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · Stocking Up · Suits You, Sarah · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Team Spirit · The Thorn Mayhem · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This (I, II, III, IV) · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
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Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing people · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On The Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's In A Name? · When Visitors Attack · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse