BioShock v1.1 PC Patch Available
12 / 04 / 2007

Upgrade BioShock to v1.1 with this patch.*

v1.1 Patch - Worldwide Retail (27MB)
v1.1 Patch - USK German and English (27MB)

*If you purchased a digital distribution copy of BioShock (i.e. from Direct2Drive, Steam, or other), do NOT install this patch. Please go to the site you downloaded BioShock from to receive a version of this patch modified to work with your version.


  • Added compatibility with Matrox TripleHead2Go - Allows Bioshock users to play in Surround Gaming Mode across 3 screens simultaneously
  • Added rendering support for TripleHead2Go
  • Added the following plasmids and gene tonics: Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom 2, Eve Saver, Machine Buster, Machine Buster 2, Vending Expert, Vending Expert 2
  • Added an Option to disable the Vita-Chambers for added difficulty.
  • Changed behavior of subtitles so that inappropriate queuing is improved
  • Added support for a walk toggle keybind
  • Added Horizontal FOV Lock option
  • Atlas VO volume increased for German releases


  • Re-added the Human Inferno tonic which was missing from the retail release.
  • Fixed mouse acceleration issues
  • Fixed issue of subtitles not clearing correctly on occasion
  • Fix for a potential situation in Fort Frolic where taking a picture of Cobb is impossible if his body gets stuck behind a fallen pillar
  • Fixed subtitle timings to more accurately match the on screen audio
  • Fixed issue causing stuttering audio when using Windows Vista
  • Fixed issue with characters squirming and wiggling after death
  • Fixed blood decals and other projectors not showing up on ATI hardware
  • The "Use Creative EAX Audio" option is now greyed out when EAX-capable hardware is not present
  • Fixed audio issues stemming from having a Speaker Setting in Windows that was invalid for the current sound card
  • Fixed reserved keys not functioning properly when keys are unbound
  • Fixed multiple cases of keys not allowing a rebind
  • Removed erroneous "Reload" binding in a no-weapons context
  • Fixed incorrect Training Message concerning bots who are friendly to enemy AIs
  • Fixed incorrect Training Message when shooting a Mimic
  • Fixed refresh rate being locked at 60hz in DX10 mode
  • Fixed VSync disabling in DX10 mode

BioShock Install/Launch Troubleshooting and Support
08 / 22 / 2007

Click Here to Proceed to our Knowledge Database for BioShock support.

IMPORTANT: The instruction manual included in the launch copies of BioShock incorrectly reversed the US and Canadian support telephone numbers. The correct numbers are:

US Support
Phone: 1-866-219-9839

Canadian Support
Phone: 1-800-638-0127

Dear BioShock Player:

Much care has gone into testing of the game and its installation and use. If you are here because you are having install and/or launch issues, we sincerely apologize. Please look at the possible end-user issues listed below to see if any of the listed conditions match your experience. If you have successfully installed the game and the issue you are experiencing does not match one of the conditions, please go here (Launch Analysis instructions) and perform the steps to generate and submit an analysis file.

Possible end user issues:

1) Game Installation issues. Experiencing the following errors:
        a) “Download Server Not Responding”
                i) Go here if Firefox is your default browser.
                ii) Go here if Opera is your default browser.
        b) Download of game exe has completed but download dialog is still visible

2) Disc authentication problems. Experiencing the following errors:
        a) “Original Disc Not Found” (Error 1000 or 4001)
        b) “Authentication Timeout”

3) Serial and/or Unlock Request Code problems

4) Broken figurine in US and Canadian Limited Editions

5) Broken figurine in Collector's Editions outside of the US and Canada

Please Choose a Region: UK | France | Germany | Spain | Italy | Netherlands | Belgium

6) System Requirements