In-game hacking problems
I'm having difficulties hacking things in the second part of the Atlantic Line area (after being trapped by Lamb's splicers). Although I can initiate the hack, no key I press has any effect.
I should say that I've rebound the keys to BioShock 1 settings, which made much more sense, so that 'F' is now First Aid while playing.
Same, I'll copy paste what I put from what I thought was the bioshock2 forums.
So, I've changed around the horrible button scheme given to us to something usable by people who actualy play games. The ctrl was rerouted to F, as in the first bioshock and away from the most often used Vent PTT key. The Use key was Routed to E, which for some reason was not bound to anything. So I get to the hack maching launch my dart and wait till the arrow passes over the green and hit F as the little tutorial tells me. Oh...it trys to activate a health kit..maybe It means E?
Try E. E does nothing, 5 seconds later, Zap, just like with F. Space bar? Zap. Enter? Zap. Right click? Another Dart Zap. Left Click? Plasmid Zap, and then the machine zaps me.
I seem to be out of buttons...except buyout which I refuse to do...so how do I hack this thing?
Also. Why would you make the left hand power use the right key and the right hand power use the left key by default?
I have to say, your description of the situation was exactly as mine. I zapped myself around 10 times before I found out to simply click the left mouse again to make it work. The control scheme on bioshock 2 is very...very bad. I changed EVERYTHING back to the way bioshock 1 was. Not because I was familiar with the setup, but because it worked, and didn't make my hand reach all the way over to "L" to listen to a dang tape.
A shambles of a game
Well, that tears it. At a later point the player is required to do another remote hack to proceed... and I can't. There's no way forward.
This game is a shambles.
If you revert back to the default control settings does the hacking work?
It does when you reset to default then use the specified button, but using the defaulted button scheme is, at the very least, cumbersome.
I'm also experiencing this issue. As far as I'm concerned, this game is currently unplayable.
Playable, use left mouse click.
It's been mentioned 2-3 times on this thread now.. left clicking should be just as precise/quick, if not even quicker. It's pretty much taken-for-granted that you can handle quick clicking cuz you're playing this fps game
No, dont touch the default (Use) binding(F key) you need to bind the alternate binding next to it.....
Leave F as the default key, then bind whatever key you want as the secondary binding.
You will still have to use f to hack, but you can use your normal use key for everything else. This should enable you to progress through the game
That's what I've done - F is the primary USE key and ' is secondary (UK keyboard - key just right of L). Left clicking doesn't working either. Nor do about 20 other keys/buttons I have tried.
Before my first post I had ' as the primary USE key and in the help popup it said "press the (empty) key to hack" (no key graphic). Once I mapped F as primary this help popup showed the F key in that message, so I thought I was getting somewhere. Unfortunately not...
Please fix it 2K.
Last edited by trojanfoe; 02-14-2010 at 04:54 PM.
i USE F as my forward key and change use to the H key. In game it says press B to hack,,, once the hack tool comes up it says press F to stop the needle. all i do is walk forward when i push f and H does nothing, I tried every key on my keyboard to make the needle stop. non of them work. same thing happens when i try to pick up a little sister or adopt one or save one.
I will not change my keys around i been playing this way for 10 years. Is there another way,, say INI fix for this?
Last edited by slashere; 02-25-2010 at 12:31 PM.