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BioShock (PC)

Secret Codes
This procedure involves editing a game file, so if you're a bit unsure it's best to leave it alone. First, create a backup copy of the file before proceeding then use a text editor to edit the "defuser.ini" file in the game directory. Set a key binding to the following codes (for example, "F10=fly"). Then, press the corresponding key during game play to activate the corresponding cheat function. 

Caution: Any active codes are disabled when a new area loads or intermission sequence plays. Type in the words in bold to activate the codes:

  •      Disable Clipping - ghost

  •      Disable "fly" and "ghost" codes - walk

  •      Flight Mode - fly

  •      God Mode - god

  •      Teleport To Pointer - teleport

Hint: Security Drone Manipulation
Use a blast of the Electric Shock Plasmid to temporarily disable security drones before you do anything else in a room. Then, run up to them within five seconds and hack them! You can hack while the game is on virtual "pause." You'll have security drones on your side for the rest of the time you are in a fight after doing this.

Hint: Fighting Rosies
When fighting a Rosie, use armor piercing rounds from the machine gun or pistol. For a more effective way of killing, launch frag grenades and run out a door. The Rosie will follow you, fire proximity mines at the door, and when it walks through it will be damaged or destroyed.

Hint: Fighting Security Robots
If you are up against a stationary security robot (RPG, etc.), use Telekenesis to grab a crate or pallet. Hold it in front of you until you can find a place to hide and plan what to do next. The item you hold up will block some attacks.

Hint: Restore Hacked Robot's Health
After hacking a robot, it will begin firing at your enemies. If the robot gets hit it will begin to lose health, catch on fire, and eventually blow up. To stop this from happening, deactivate the robot, then reactivate it a few seconds later. This should ensure the robot has full health again.

Slot machine
Save the game before you start playing. Just keep reloading the game until you hit it.

Weapon Upgrade Station Locations

  1. In Peach Wilkins' hideout (Neptune's Bounty), bottom floor. As soon as you come downstairs it is directly in front of you.

  2. On the way to Farmer's Market in Arcadia, the station is located to the left after you go up the first stairs coming from Tree Farm.

  3. The Winery's basement in Farmer's Market. There is a flooded area with one of them attached to the wall. It is in front of you when you come down the stairs; just keep going forward.

  4. In Fort Frolic, from the Atrium bottom floor, go towards the bathrooms. Then, move right and follow the path until you see some small stairs to your right leading up to a door. Go inside then go down into the basement. The basement is filled with cigars and the like. The upgrade station is on the wall.

  5. Go to Poseidon Plaza in Fort Frolic. Go to the other end of the bottom floor (the opposite end of where you enter). Go into Sinclair Spirits (the room that has a corpse on a sort of "altar"). In the basement of this store is the station.

  6. In Hephaestus Core Room, go down to the bottom floor and run around (literary). Eventually you will see it attached to the wall.

  7. In Hephaestus, Kyburz's office. It is attached to the left wall (back turned to the entrance) in the rear of the room.

  8. At the bottom floor of the Mercury Suites area, on the back of the center pillar.

  9. In Sander Cohen's secret room, in the Olympus Heights' Mercury Suites area.

  10. Go to Atlas' Headquarters in Apollo Square (Fontaine's Home For The Poor area). It is located on the fourth floor. Go down the stairs in the room and look to the right. The station will be in front of you.

  11. When you enter Point Prometheus and chase Fontaine, eventually you will end up in a little square and Fontaine will go behind a locked Museum door. At the opposite end of this square (from where you came) is a dead Big Daddy. Next to it is the upgrade.

  12. In the Voice changing labs in Point Prometheus, one of the labs has it.

Hint: Big Daddy Kills #1
When fighting a Big Daddy, use armor-piercing rounds, as they will deal considerable damage compared to regular rounds.

Hint: Big Daddy Kills #2
In order to do this, you need the Hypnotize Big Daddy Plasmid and the Natural Camouflage Tonic. All you have to do is use the Hypnotize Big Daddy Plasmid on a Big Daddy so that he thinks you're a Little Sister and protects you. Now here's the fun part - simply find and attack another Big Daddy and your Big Daddy will attack it to protect you.

Hint: Big Daddy Kills #3
First you need the Grenade Launcher and the Proximity Mines. Find a red fuel tank (all over the place), and cover it with about 6 Proximity Mines or so. Next, use Telekinesis to lift the massive explosive device and hurl it at a Big Daddy. This deals massive damage, leaving you with minimal effort to finish the job. Just be careful not to have the bomb blow up before you get there. The launcher upgrade that deals no damage to you is a great thing to have just in case.

Hint: Sander Cohen
About halfway through the game, you meet Sander Cohen, this crazy artist dude. When you finish the level, you can just leave him or kill him. If you kill him at that point, you can't get one of the Achievements "Find Cohen's Room." A while later you will stumble onto Cohen's apartment. If he's alive, two Splicers will be dancing in the main room, with Cohen watching from his locked private room. Kill the Splicers and then Cohen comes out to fight you, thus unlocking the door and allowing you to earn the Achievement.

Hint: Telekinesis Drop
While using the Telekinesis Plasmid, you can drop the item you are holding instead of throwing it across the room. To do this you must have an item currently being held. Pick up any item, with the Telekinesis Plasmid selected. Using the LT button, keep holding the item, and don’t let go of the LT button.

When you’re ready to drop the item, press the RB button to open your weapons menu, and in the transition of the weapons menu opening, let go of the LT button. Choose your weapon and the item will drop safely to your feet. If done correctly, the item falls at your feet, instead of being thrown, which makes the item easier to find when you need it.