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BioShock is a 2007 first-person shooter conceived by Ken Levine that takes place in the 1960 underwater city of Rapture, a beacon of unfettered capitalism, art, and science. Use this tag for any version of the game.

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Can't loot Rivet Gun from first Rosie in BioShock Remastered

I have four weapons equipped at the moment: wrench, pistol, machine gun, and shotgun. Now I've killed the first Rosie Big Daddy, and it dropped its Rivet Gun. When I point at the Rivet Gun as in the ...
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Plot hole in Bioshock (Remastered Version)?

I just finished the original Bioshock in remaster this wednesday , and then watched the director commentaries , then i realized there are some incostincencies between gameplay elements and story and ...
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How do I change the active goal for Bioshock Remastered (PC)?

I'm playing Bioshock Remastered for PC (via Steam). I'm in Acadia and I've just been given the 'Invent the Lazarus Vector' quest. This quest has two parts, and it helpfully flashed up a tutorial ...
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BioShock - Welcome to Rapture freezing issue

I recently installed BioShock and I've been running into a issue with how the game runs. The plane crash and, "I chose Rapture" scenes play out without any issues, but as soon as Welcome to Rapture ...
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Bioshock - research camera status

I'm replaying Bioshock for the first time in a long time. I seem to remember that there was a shortcut key to press in order to get status on research camera progress - maybe even see the pictures. I ...
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Bioshock remastered save date is always Sept 1 2014

I just got the bioshock remastered and am really confused when trying to load games. I have saved a few times and the date time is always on the same day (September 1,2014) and the time makes no sense ...
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How can I carry more ammo in BioShock?

Is there a tonic or something else that increases the amount of ammunition you can carry? Upgrading weapon clip size doesn't increase total ammo capacity.
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Can Gene Tonic category be seen before purchasing?

When browsing Gene Tonics on Gatherer's Garden the game doesn't display a tonic's category (classification), forcing the player to guess. BioShock has a limited number of slots available for each ...
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How do I get into the Fort Frolic atrium?

Note: This is about entering the Fort Frolic atrium for the first time, not about getting into the upper level, which seems to be the most prominent issue people encounter. After Sander Cohen talked ...
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Bioshock; walking problem?

In Bioshock when I walk forward and let go of the forward key he keeps on walking, but eventually stops after a couple seconds. Would like to know if I could possibly fix it, or if it's just my ...
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What was in Atlas's submarine?

Atlas asks you (in a kind manner) to rescue his family from a submarine located in Smuggler's Cove. When you arrive and press a button, some splicers show up and the submarine is destroyed. SPOILERS ...
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Which method gets more Adam?

Considering that every (I think) 3 Little Sisters you save you get a present of Adam at the Gather's Garden, if you went though the entire game and Harvested all/Saved all the Little Sisters which ...
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Killing Fontaine

Throughout the game I didn't bother using my little health to get little sisters for ADAM. The result is a very small health and EVE bar. To top it off, I have only two health kits left. Is there any ...
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How do I get back up on a ledge I jumped off of in Smuggler's Hideout?

I jumped off here, went looking around, and came to a dead end. Now, I went back here, only to find I can't seem to get back up onto the ledge. According to the map, there is unexplored area I missed ...
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Are "big sisters" and "big daddies" actually girls and men, or are they nicknames for them?

I'm wondering if they are just nicknames given to the type of enemy, or if they are really "big sisters" (in oppose to "little sister") and men inside the "big daddy" suit. I know it really doesn't ...
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Difference between plasmids and gene tonics?

Plasmids and gene tonics appear to both come in a bottle and function the same way. Is there a difference between the two?
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What does "(Downloaded)" mean before the description of some plasmids and tonics?

Some tonics/plasmids in Gatherer's Gardens say "(Downloaded)" before their descriptions and only cost 1 ADAM. What does this mean?
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Achievements in Bioshock--New Game Plus

Alright so here's a synopsis of my situation: I'm trying to get all the achievements in Bioshock 1. I downloaded the add-ons and stuff, and noticed the new game plus feature. I thought this would help ...
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How do you access the locked area in Poseidon Plaza? [duplicate]

I've been playing through Bioshock again, and there's an area in Poseidon Plaza which I can't figure out how to get to. This is the place on the map: click to enlarge This seems to be the (locked) ...
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In BioShock 1 I can't get past the first loading screen

I'm playing on PS3 and can only get through Andrew Ryan's first speech, after that the game black screens every time without fail. Is this a thing that happens often? How do I get through this?
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What does destroying the vendors do?

There are various vendors located around Rapture. I know that destroying the health stations will yield a few first aid kits, and I overheard over the PA system an announcement warning against ...
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Can I walk faster?

I'm playing my way through Bioshock (and then Bioshock 2) to prepare for Bioshock Infinite. I'm doing okay apart from I've got to a part where I have no weapons apart from a wrench and a camera. I ...
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Stuck on entry to Rapture

So I see the first view of Rapture while in the bathysphere. As it stops, I can see some guy standing outside the window.. and then nothing. I can look around with the mouse but can't move, interact ...
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Do some of the icicles contain loot?

Do some of the icicles hanging from the ceiling, like the one in the screenshot below, contain any loot? Is there a particular area where icicles are likely to contain loot? I'm asking because there ...
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What stealth elements are there in BioShock?

I noticed stealth-related gene tonics in BioShock: Wrench Lurker 1 and 2 ("Increases Wrench damage by 150% or 200% (respectively) against unaware or shocked opponents and quietens the user's footsteps"...
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Is there a way to change/mod/reconfigure/cheat BioShock 1's hacking mini-game, to something less tedious?

I played BioShock 2 before BioShock 1. I got used to the BioShock 2 hacking mini-game, which is much faster to finish and does not stop the game while you're hacking (fight while you hack!), unlike ...
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Will I take friendly fire from hacked or friendly enemies (security bots, turrets, hypnotized enemies, etc.)?

Will I take friendly fire from hacked or friendly enemies (security bots, turrets, hypnotized enemies, etc)? If I will take friendly fire, what are the enemies' behavior when they are firing and the ...
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Is there a limit on the number of bodies/corpses/lockboxes in a certain zone? How do I increase this limit?

I would like to know if BioShock 1 or 2 limits the number of bodies/corpses in a certain zone (like Dishonored, another game that also uses the Unreal engine). Does either game remove corpses to make ...
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Bioshock crashes on start up or fails to play in-game sound

Disclaimer: There is a related question, describing missing in-game sound. This is about the game crashing on start up and starting only with the -nosound flag (obviously deactivating sound output). ...
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My Little Sister is dead, should I get a new one or start over?

In the level Proving Grounds, you have to follow a Little Sister as she opens doors for you. Mine just got killed near the end, Tenenbaum told me I could get a new one, but also state that one lost ...
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What are the consequences of my options with the little sisters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rescue or Harvest? I've reached the point in Bioshock where it seems I have a choice to either kill or otherwise do something else (save?) my first little sister. I usually ...
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What are the origins of the character names in Bioshock?

After reading the "bookshelf" xkcd comic, I am considering the influences of "Atlas shrugged" by Ayn Rand on the character names of Bioshock: there is an Atlas, and Andrew Ryan is almost an anagram of ...
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Are there advantages to not killing Big Daddies in BioShock?

I just now picked up BioShock. I have yet to face a Big Daddy, but have been introduced to them via an in game cut scene. Before I engage in mortal combat with one I had a question about the necessity ...
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How Can I Take Down Big Daddies?

I'm at the beginning of the game on Normal, and am currently finding fighting the Big Daddies to be a bit challenging. As in I wasted half a clip of Machine Gun Ammo and 3 EVE Hypos taking down the ...
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Will killing a Little Sister change the game's ending?

I accidentally harvested a Little Sister, but it had been so long since my last save that I didn't want to reload, and just kept playing. Now I've found out that apparently the game's ending changes ...
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What was the gift from the Dr after saving the little sisters?

I just saved my 3rd little sister in Bioshock, and the female doctor (I forget her name) said something along the lines of "I'm still not sure if you're friendly to us, but this Little Sister is going ...
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How to hack a turret in Bioshock?

I've found that most cameras can be hacked by sneaking another them and hacking from below. Also the flying helicopters can be hacked if they are protecting an enemy which is killed. What I can't ...
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How do you disable electric tripwires?

I know that explosions and running through them will disable tripwires, but the former involves rare ammunition and the latter reduces health. Is there any other way to disable them?
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How do I re-equip a Gene Tonic?

I've just started playing Bioshock and I've picked up a few Gene Tonics. The problem is this: I didn't figure out how the selection screen worked the first couple of times, and just clicked the slot I ...
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How many levels of research are there for each enemy in Bioshock?

Is it possible to know how many levels of research there are and what level I'm at? I see big letters (A, B, C) in red, but I understood that it was the quality of the picture (centered, enemy action, ...
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Search Informations on BioShock

Is there a way / place where you can review the tips that we are shown throughout the game? For example, when I do research with the camera, he mentioned such as "Vulnerable to anti-personnel ...
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Techniques for Playing Wrench Tennis Effectively?

So, I noticed that in the Medical Pavilion stage of Bioshock, there is one hallway you can enter that has a quaint little machine in it. If you hit a button at the other end of the hallway, this ...
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How do I get the 'Medical Expert 2' Tonic?

So, just after defeating Sander Cohen, I noticed that I was able to use his key to open Sander Cohen's Muse Box, which contained various goodies. However, next to the case which contained this box, ...
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Will smoking too much kill me?

I've been mulling this over for a while now, and am unable to get all of the information I require to make an informed decision. My life hinges on my decision, and I'd appreciate some input. The ...
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Can I Pass Out from Excessive Drinking?

I've noticed that if I grab two or more alcoholic beverages in rapid succession, my sight gets wonky and blurry. The length of time this effect lasts for seems to increase if I grab a larger number ...
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I've finished Bioshock - now what? [closed]

I've finished Bioshock (and loved it). I played through with rescuing all little sisters first, then went back and harvested the 3 just before the proving grounds to see the other ending. I may go ...
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Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7

I just bought a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Everything is peachy except Bioshock: it has no sound after the game starts. I've searched on Google but can't find a definitive answer; or ...
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Rescue or Harvest?

Is it better to rescue the Little Sisters in Bioshock, or just harvest them? I know you get more adam for harvesting, but can you get all the tonics without Tenenbaum's special gifts? This being ...
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Way to manually activate Bioshock on an offline PC?

Is there any way to manually activate Bioshock PC on an offline computer? Has anyone used the site Bioshockunlock.com to get an unlock code for an offline PC? Thanks
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How do you get into the basement room near Sinclair Spirits?

How do you get into the basement room in Fort Frolic near Sinclair Spirits? The entrance is under a grate that won't open. The room is on the left, and the grate is under the number 24, on this map: ...
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