Home

Browse

GameSkinny


Search

Login

Common Fixes for BioShock the Collection

We have some fixes to common bugs and the settings faux pas of BioShock the Collection.

With the recent release of  BioShock the Collection, many long-time fans are eager to dive back into this chilling series, but some players’ return to Rapture and Columbia haven’t been smooth sailing. As with many games lately, this remaster collection is buggy. Players on PC have been running into several irritating bugs, such as the game not saving their difficulty settings, and mouse issues to name a few.

But, have no fear! Many Reddit users have started to post and compile fixes for the peskier problems. Here is a list of a few to help you out:

Difficulty and Gameplay Settings Resetting

Several players have reported that their settings reset back to Medium difficulty, Adaptive Training ON, and Disable Vita-Chambers Off once they exit the game. This could potentially make it impossible to earn the Survivor Achievement on the Steam version of the game. Luckily, Reddit user Help_An_Irishman posted a fix for this bug.

>Find your Bioshock.ini (typically in C:\Users[YOUR NAME]\AppData\Roaming\BioshockHD\Bioshock) and make a copy, then open it in a text editor.

>Under [ShockGame.ShockUserSettings], find and edit the following lines accordingly:

>GameDifficulty=GD_EXTREME

>AdaptiveTraining=False

>NoVitaChamber=True

>Save the file, then right click on it, click Properties, and tick the box that says Read-only. Apply.

/u/Help_An_Irishman also states that, “You have to start a game with your preferred settings, make sure things are the way you want them in the Options menus, then save, quit, and make the .ini Read-only.”

Mouse Sensitivity

Go to these folders and find these .inis

>C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\BioShockRemastered\Build\Final

>DefUser.ini

and

>C:\Users\ "YOURUSERNAME" \AppData\Roaming\BioshockHD\Bioshock

>User.ini

Find

>"IF_MOUSE_LOOK_ENABLED Axis aMouseX Speed=2500.0"

>"IF_MOUSE_LOOK_ENABLED Axis aMouseY Speed=2500.0"

To change the sensitivity, the speed must be changed in both .ini files.

Mouse Acceleration and smoothing

Go to this folder and open this .ini

>/AppData/BioshockHD/

>Bioshock.ini

Find

>ReduceMouseLag

>DoubleBufferMouseLag

set both to false.

Now, In the same folder. Open:

>user.ini

Find the section [Engine.PlayerInput] and add these, directly below it:

>MouseSmoothingMode=0

>MouseAccelThreshold=0

FOV

Go to the folder and open the .ini

>C:\Users\ "YOURUSERNAME" \AppData\Roaming\BioshockHD\Bioshock

>User.ini

Find the section for the Fkeys (f11 or 12) and input: SetFOV xx

so for example: F11=SetFOV 100

Advanced Graphic Settings

Reddit user Araneatrox compiled a list of graphic settings many players have wanted to change. These files can be found in the BioShock.ini file. In order to find the settings you wish to change in this list, search the list (CTRL+F).

>/AppData/BioshockHD/

>Bioshock.ini

[Engine.RenderConfig]

HDRSceneExpBias=-3

MaxSkeletalProjectorsPerActor=6

OffsetSkeletalProjectorRearFrustrumPlane=10.000000

UseSoftwareAntiAliasing=True

EdgeDetectCutoff=0.002000

EdgeBlurSize=0.500000

StreamingVisibleWeight=10.000000

StreamingDiffuseWeight=4.000000

StreamingBSPWeight=1.000000

StreamingEmissiveWeight=7.000000

StreamingLightmapWeight=5.000000

StreamingNormalmapWeight=1.000000

StreamingDynamicLoadedWeight=10.000000

StreamingDistanceScale=1000.000000

HighDetailShaders=True

Shadows=True

RealTimeReflection=True

PostProcessing=True

HardwareOcclusion=True

UseRippleSystem=True

UseHighDetailSoftParticles=False

UseSpecCubeMap=True

UseDistortion=True

HorizontalFOVLock=True;

HorizontalFOVLockPS4=True;

HorizontalFOVLockXB1=True;

LevelOfAnisotropy=4

RenderDetail=3

UseMultithreadedRendering=0

UseVSync=1

UseFxaa=1

ForceGlobalLighting=False

CascadingWaterSimulationVelocity=10.000000

UseHighDetailPostProcEffects=True

UseMultithreading=True

DisableExtraAntiPortalClip=True

TextureDetail=High

FluidSurfaceDetail=High

DynamicShadowDetail=Medium

Enable 5.1 sound and EAX

By /u/punkonjunk

To Enable 5.1 and EAX do the following:

Find and Open

> C:\Users[your use name]\AppData\Roaming\BioshockHD\Bioshock\ > Bioshock.ini

Ctrl+F to search for : SpeakerMode=

change to: SpeakerMode=SM_5_1

Directly Below : SpeakerModeValue=5 [ optional ]

 

Thanks to all the people that posted their fixes on Reddit. Hopefully this list will aid in your adventure through Rapture and Columbia. If I missed a fix you think would be helpful, would you kindly comment it down below. Happy Playing!

Published Sep. 22nd 2016

New Cache - article_comments_article_45127
Related
More BioShock The Collection Content

GameSkinny Newsletter

Get BioShock The Collection news the moment it happens!

You have been successfully subscribed to this newsletter.