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Recent News

  • 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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  • Unownshipper

    Recently, this site has had repeated, unwanted dealings with vandals. In order to prevent further headaches, certain protection locks have been set up to prevent more asinine behavior. While on the subject, I'd like to discuss the implementation of protection on other pages.

    A large number of articles on this site do not receive many (or any) edits after they've been created. For some, they've simply been expanded to the necessary length and detail, and no they longer require any updates or attention. Others simply don't have any additional information open to the general public to warrant further contributions. The Audio Diaries tend to fall under the former category, but the BioShock 2 Removed Content Audio Diaries in particular fall under both categories.

    These are basic, highly important articles and their content is unequivocal. Bottome line, their information and formatting is not going to change, at least not anytime soon. However, these articles remain open to anyone to edit. F…

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  • D.Ryan

    Do you guys remember when BioShock was announced for iOS devices? Well if you recall in the comments of that blog post, I said I would rather have had a remastered BioShock instead of an iOS port over? Well I just got the next best thing.

    The original BioShock, like all other games ran on the Xbox 360 and PS3 used the Unreal Engine #3 Well as you may or may not know that game engine is considered outdated. This is because a newer game engine was released; Unreal Engine #4, current generation consoles like the Xbox One, and the PS4 run on it. Well I recently found a video that displays the BioShock world on the Unreal Engine #4. 

    It is my belief that this is the closest thing I will ever see to a next-gen version of BioShock, I pray that 2k will someday remaster BioShock, and send it over to the next generation, possibly for BioShock's 10th anniversy in 2017.

    Without further Adieu, I present to you: BioShock running on Unreal Engine 4!  

    So what do you guys think? Would you pay for a remast…

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  • Unownshipper

    Caption Contest!

    November 25, 2014 by Unownshipper

    This time of year can really wear a person out. Maybe the recent polar plunge has you down or the fact that it's not yet the holidays so everyone still has to work. Whether that work is a final exam, Christmas shopping, or just your everyday job, we could all use some levity. Maybe this can help.

    While looking for pictures in Dionysus Park, I got into an altercation with some Splicers and this is the end result. One Breadwinner splayed out on the floor, a Lady Smith pinned to the wall by a Spear, the register and a shotgun nearby. I removed the spear, but she just stayed in that position (bloody, but hangin' in there) as if she were reaching out. Something about the mise-en-scène of this image tells a story. That's where you come in.

    This picture says a thousand words, you just need to come up with them. Is this a joke, a dramtic story, something else… Share your two cents. Write what you think Lady Smith, Breadwinner, or both are saying/thinking or just narrate a story. Show your crea…

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