View Full Version : How do you access the Bioshock.ini Files?!?
07-29-2008, 08:43 PM
I know what I need to do to fix my bioshock game, I have to successfully alter the default.ini file so I can make the correct configuration changes. But when I go to save my changes it says the file does not exist (what the hell?!?!). How do I successfully change this file in vista? please I need to know someone has to help me!
07-29-2008, 08:54 PM
Well, if your running on vista, then you can get to the default.ini as so:
Computer>>Local Disk>>Program Files>>2kGames>>Bioshock>>Builds>>Release>>defualt.ini
Go through those directories and you will find what you are looking for. As for WinXP im not sure where it is located. Sorry :(
07-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Are there any files in there at all is it just an empty folder? I'm sending you a pm which includes a link to download a copy of my files in the Bioshock folder that has the .ini files. Try using that to load the game.
07-29-2008, 09:29 PM
Well I found the Default.ini, but I can't apply any changes to it! It tells me the file doesn't exist (what the hell?!). Is there some sort of security feature I have to disable to correctly alter this file? If anyone has successfully done this before please tell me how!
07-29-2008, 11:46 PM
The: Bioshock Tweak Guide (http://www.tweakguides.com/Bioshock_1.html) contains everything there is to know about tweaking Bioshock. The locations of the files and exactly what everything does in them is contained in it in an easily digestible format!
07-30-2008, 07:38 AM
I know that! It doesn't say anything about my issue I'm having to alter the files though. It's telling me the files just don't exist when I try and save changes to the configuration. I think it's some sort of security protocall. But I have no idea how to bypass it. I'll try and re-install it...(for the 4th time). If it doesn't work, I probably will just take it back to best buy, either get orange box or another copy of bioshock.
07-30-2008, 08:50 AM
Can you copy and paste the files to another location (ie. desktop) and make changes to them (I know they won't affect the game when located on the desktop, I'm just wondering if it allows the changes and can be saved.) If so, make your changes there and copy them back into the BS directory. Also are you set up as Admin for your account and is the file property showing READ-ONLY?
07-30-2008, 09:10 AM
No it's a configuration file, and yes this is an administrative account I've been using. So far I can still work around the graphical crashes in windowed mode of bioshock, and play for a bit, but I still want to find a way that I don't HAVE to work around, so I can edit graphical options in full screen mode without the game crashing on me. Also stuttering audio when the game gets intense is another issue I need to work on. Everything runs and sounds smoothly, but man when I reach Neptune's bounty that first big daddy fight sounds like I'm popping some pop corn. I'll try and copy the file and edit it in desktop. Then if I delete the original and put back my customized version in the default.ini ' s location, hopefully you think that will work?
07-30-2008, 09:27 AM
i was having this same problem when i was trying to add keys to one of the files. What i did that worked was i made a copy of the file, and then i deleted the file that was in there. Then i made all the changes to that file and then just drag and droped it back into the folder. It worked for me that way. But i later found out it was the wrong file i was editing ;) But taking the file out, editing it on the desktop or in a doc folder will work. Try that.
07-30-2008, 12:45 PM
Well I edited it successfully....but it still doesn't load. I don't know what to do anymore, this seems like awfully long process just to successfully play the game. Maybe if I update Direct X 10, but I don't really know how to so I don't feel comfortable doing such. Anyone want to help me out? Or maybe it's a different solution that I need.