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Recent News

  • Rapture Historian

    Counterfeit copies of the Breaking the Mold artbook have been spotted on eBay - this is a public service announcement from Rapture.

    Someone out there is making a nice profit by misrepresenting and illegally selling fake copies of Breaking the Mold.

    It kills me that fans may have bought these copies without knowing it, and unfortunately there's no way to warn people on eBay.

    If this info can be spread, and linked as a warning on the Breaking the Mold page, it would be appreciated, to help warn our fan community.

    The first seller is 555canada and the second seller is playcanada.

    The first auction shows 6 sold for $49.99 with 1 more available, and who knows how many more have been sold already.

    The second auction from a different seller has the SAME photos and shows 1 sold for $49.99 with 1 more available.

    Both sellers live in Calgary, Alberta, so they're undoubtedly the same person. Remember, the auctions use the same photos!

    Here's what their auctions look like on April 25, 2016:

    And here's the…

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  • Unownshipper

    BioShock Bingo

    April 15, 2016 by Unownshipper

    April can be a stressful time for many, especially here in America. Tax season, end of semester exams, the weather is still completely nuts, etc. We could all use a momentary distraction... how about a game of Bingo? The classic game of chance was invented in 1929 and certainly would have been played in Rapture. With that in mind, I present...


    We've all completed BioShock, but maybe we've made two or more save files on different levels. So load up the game, or start from the beginning, and fill out the card every time you see, hear, or encounter something on the card.

    Single Player Mode:

    Time yourself. How long does it take you to get 5 in a row? How long until can you fill out all the spaces?

    Single Player Mode:

    The standard game. (Coming Soon)

    Group Participation

    One card is nice, but you really can't play without more than one. Help me come up with more things to put in the boxes and I'll make more cards. If you come up with some different observations, put them in the commen…

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  • Mainframe98

    You may have seen my bot MainframeBot editing several file pages in quick succession. I'm using AutoWikiBrowser to achieve this. It makes replacing categories, adding templates etc much easier. It does flood Special:Recentchanges and Special:WikiActivity however. By getting a bot flag, edits by an account flagged as a bot are hidden from the aforementioned special pages. A bot flag has to be requested from staff and usually requires community consensus. The question thus is:
    Does the BioShock Wiki community agree with MainframeBot obtaining a bot flag?

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  • Unownshipper

    One might describe the future of the BioShock series as similar to the fate of Rapture: murky at best. What is certain is that this Wikia will carry on. Everyday it feels like we learn a little more about the development and creation of this series as Ken Levine or other developers slowly reveal more insight. Additionally, the fandom only seems to increase as the franchise ages like fine wine. Bearing this in mind, what this site needs is the right people in a position to maintain and enhance it so that it remains in pristine condition for all who come here.

    So, it is with great pleasure that I announce that Mainframe98's Request for User Rights has been approved. With this upgrade, he joins Willbachbakal, myself, and our fellow senior editors in the ranks of Administrators for the Wikia. Together, we will ensure that the site continues to be aesthetically pleasing, easily navigable, and conducive to an active and supportive community. I hope that you all will join me in offering him a hard…

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  • Mainframe98

    Removed content is always a fascinating part of every BioShock game. In this blog I will show you how you can access the transcripts of BioShock Infinite and it's DLC's. It's really easy. All you need is a computer with access to the game files of BioShock Infinite and a text editor. Notepad, which is available on any Windows computer, is sufficient, although many users prefer something like Notepad++. The computer DOESN'T have to be able to run the game, just be able to download the files.

    1. Navigate to the location of the game files. On default this is
      C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\BioShock Infinite for 32 bit and
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\BioShock Infinite for 64 bit. You can also find this in the setting menu of Steam, by going to the tab "Downloads" and selecting Installation Folders (upper button, may have different name).
    2. Decide from which game you want to see the transcripts.
      1. For the Main game, go to the folder called XGame, then Localization, and finally INT.
      2. For a…

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  • Mainframe98

    Wikia moves to new Infoboxes, called Portable Infoboxes. In short, these infoboxes use a much easier system with XML tags which can be customised by using css, and are fully compatible with mobile devices.

    I have been working on rewriting both the templates and CSS for the infoboxes to make sure we can make the change as quick and painless as possible. On my sandbox I have added a section where examples of these new infoboxes are visible. For reference they also have been included at the end of this blog.

    While the switch can be made without too much changes on the individual articles, there are a few things to keep in mind:

    • The align parameter has been deprecated.
    • The website parameter now requires complete input, something like

    A lot of documentation is available, both here on the help pages as in blogs and threads on Community Central, and on the Infobox wiki.

    • Help:PortableInfoboxes
      • Help:PortableInfoboxes/CSS
      • Help:PortableInfoboxes/Tags
    • Help:Infobox migration

    • The Future of Infoboxes on Wikia …

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  • Mainframe98

    Several contributors have encountered pages whose content seems to be missing, displaying only an empty blue area where the content used to be and the bar with the categories. To fix this add ?action=purge to the end of the URL, like this: This will refresh the page by reloading it completely.

    There are tools available to make this easier. PurgeButton, for example adds a button to the edit menu, allowing to purge a page more easily. To add this tool, go to Special:Mypage/wikia.js and create a page with importScriptPage('PurgeButton/code.js', 'dev'); as content. If you want to use this tool on all the wikis on Wikia, go to w:special:Mypage/global.js.

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  • D.Ryan

    Remember back in March when I asked you what a remastered BioShock would look like? Well that thought might actually become a reality. According to Forbes, the South African retailer Raru has removed a listing for The BioShock collection.

    "The BioShock Collection, a remastered bundle supposedly out for PS4 and Xbox One on November 27th."

    We haven't heard anything about this supposed bundle from 2K. It's also unclear which BioShock games will be included in the bundle, some speculate that it'll be just BioShock and BioShock 2, or BioShock and BioShock Infinite (why does everyone cut BioShock 2 out of the sequel? I thought it was good.) Suppose it is true, will we see all the DLC from all games included? I hope so.  

    As was said before, if we had the orginal would we really pay $60-$100 for a remastered version? To be honest, I would. I want to get my hands on anything BioShock. Plenty of other games have been given remastered versions to the next generation of consoles, like G…

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  • Solarmech

    Figures in the line so far are Elizabeth, A Little Sister, two versions of Booker DeWitt (One with a SkyHook the other with a pistol) and a large sized Bouncer Big Daddy. They are supposed to become available in September 2015.

    Full story with pictures of the figures | Here.--Solarmech (talk) 11:32, July 29, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Mainframe98

    As you may have seen, I have created a template that allows the featured article to be replaced every week or month. Currently, all articles are placed at BioShock Wiki:Featured Articles. It is quite a tedious task to decide which articles are suitable, since there are 52 articles needed. Shacob made an excellent suggestion, and I hope that there are more contributors with good ideas. If you want to add an article, please keep the following things in mind:

    • Stubs, audio diaries, voxophones, map pages, plasmids/tonics, gear and articles with a lot of tables are not very suitable.
    • One image is enough, preferably a logo, audio diary or voxophone picture.
    • A good quote at the top is preferable, it does not need to be the one from the article. If you have a better one, feel free to add it, just make sure that it is fitting.
    • Remove templates like tags, otherwise the template will not transclude the right information.
    • Remember that a featured article is an eyecatcher, you want to readers to click on …
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