For a certain achievement, you'll need her gifts. You don't NEED them, but it's easier.
For a certain achievement, you'll need her gifts. You don't NEED them, but it's easier.
thanks for the list of achivements.
Seriously Good at This is easier due to the vita-chambers. Don't worry about dying, kill as many splicers as you can and then go back and those enemies won't come back.
Brass Balls is very hard. Save after every new area you reach, I mean room to room. Save before hacking to, as a short circuit is life threatning.
It's really annoying doing that, but it really does help. Lol.
I'm stuck at Avid Inventor, I always run out of some ingredient. And I can't find the last Tonic, got 52 (kinda' classic to get stuck on the last). But every other achievement is pretty easy (Historian was hard tough). I'm not going to attempt getting the Brass Balls, I don't have the patience.
Well, I don't know if it'll help, but you can check the tonics you've got against this list:
Hacker's Delight (Eternal Flame Crematorium) - In the left room near the Camera, use the furnace to push the corpse in. The Tonic comes out.
Wrench Jockey (Kure-All) - In the room left of the RPG Turret, crouch through the vent on your left.
Security Expert (Twilight Fields) - Farthest room beside the corpse on the hospital bed.
Static Discharge (Surgery Foyer) - On the floor on the right side of the hallway.
Speedy Hacker (Painless Dental) - On the desk in the back corner.
Medical Expert (Lower Wharf) - On the ground in the middle, near a pool of water.
Wrench Lurker (Lower Wharf) - On the ledge near the Gene Bank / Gatherer's Garden on your way back to Fontaine's Fisheries.
Focused Hacker (Lower Wharf) - At the entrance to Fontaine's Fisheries where you surrender your weapons, use Incinerate to melt the ice.
Shorten Alarms (McDonagh Top Floor) - In room #7 upstairs, room code 7533. After you pick up the Audio Diary #37 it will play automatically. Once it's done, a painting will fall from the wall, revealing the Tonic.
Security Evasion (Lower Concourse) - On a corpse where 3 Thuggish Splicers are fighting when you revisit the area (near Waterfall Grotto).
Hacking Expert (Research Laboratories) - On the reception desk right at the entrance.
EVE Link 2 (Farmer's Market) - Beside a corpse near the Circus of Values machine, down the stairs from the RPG Turret.
Photographer's Eye (Winery Cellar Bottom Floor) - Top left-most room, looks like a little shack.
Alarm Expert (Fleet Hall Theatre) - Left side balcony, closest to the stage. Access it by going to the balcony beside it and jumping over.
Frozen Field (Frozen Tunnel) - Search Martin Finnegan after you kill him.
Extra Nutrition 2 (Sinclair Spirits) - In the basement of Poseiden Plaza you'll find Sinclair Spirits, the Tonic is on a crate.
Electric Flesh (Fleet Hall Theatre) - In Cohen's Projection Room. You can only access this area after completing his masterpiece.
Medical Expert 2 (Main Atrium) - In the area where you construct Cohen's Masterpiece. After you do so, don't kill him and he'll walk over to a glass case and unlock it for you, allowing you to retrieve the Tonic.
Frozen Field 2 (Central Core) - In the side room out front of Ryan's Office, on a desk.
Security Evasion 2 (Lower Heat Loss Monitoring) - On a desk, next to an Audio Diary.
Damage Research (Lower Workshops) - Go through the crawlspace of the last room, Tonic is on a desk.
Shorten Alarms 2 (Geothermal Core) - On the way to Andrew Ryan, you'll pass this near a corpse, hard to miss as you walk over it as part of the storyline.
Olympus Heights (To access this area later, go through the bulkhead door at the very North part of Apollo Heights)
Clever Inventor (Suchong's Apartment) - On a desk beside an Audio Diary in the main water-filled room.
Electric Flesh 2 (Fontaine's Apartment) - On his desk, in the same room as Lot 192.
Medical Expert 3 (Artemis Second Floor) - In the bathrooms near the middle toilet.
Focused Hacker 2 (Hestia Fourth Floor) - On a desk. Get to the Fourth Floor by going through the Fifth Floor and taking the stairs down.
Safecracker 2 (Little Wonders) - Downstairs in the Autopsy room, near the Big Daddy Pheremone.
Damage Research 2 (Mendel Family Library) - On the desk in the middle of the room.
Alarm Expert 2 (Optimized Eugenics) - In the Live Subject Testing room, on a filing cabinet in the back corner of the room.
Hacker's Delight 3 (Failsafe Armored Escorts) - In the Candidate Induction room, on a table near the Big Daddy Helmet.
Tonics (Gatherer's Garden)
Locations indicate the earliest each Tonic is available to purchase.
Tonics with a * beside them are also found in the world. Do not waste Adam on them.
Armored Shell (Medical Pavillion) - 20 Adam
EVE Link (Medical Pavillion) - 20 Adam
Extra Nutrition (Neptune's Bounty) - 20 Adam
Speedy Hacker (Neptune's Bounty) - 20 Adam *
Human Inferno (Arcadia) - 20 Adam
Shorten Alarms (Arcadia) - 20 Adam *
Hacking Expert 2 (Fort Frolic) - 50 Adam
Frozen Field (Fort Frolic) - 20 Adam *
Wrench Lurker 2 (Olympus Heights) - 50 Adam
Speedy Hacker 2 (Olympus Heights) - 50 Adam
Human Inferno 2 (Point Prometheus) - 50 Adam
Booze Hound - Glue x5, Enzyme Sample x4, Empty Hypo x3
Bloodlust - Glue x5, Enzyme Sample x4, Empty Hypo x3
Hacker's Delight 2 - Alcohol x5, Enzyme Sample x4, Empty Hypo x3
SportBoost - Level 2 Thuggish Splicer.
SportBoost 2 - Level 4 Thuggish Splicer.
Scrounger - Level 2 Leadhead Splicer.
Static Discharge 2 - Level 4 Leadhead Splicer.
Extra Nutrition 3 - Level 4 Spider Splicer.
Natural Camouflage - Level 2 Houdini Splicer.
Security Expert 2 - Level 2 Security Bot.
Wrench Jockey 2 - Level 2 Bouncer.
Photographer's Eye 2 - Level 2 Rosie.
Thanks, Venom Wolf. Just got the last tonic (I had to photo a splicer). Now I've got 1000, and just started playing on hard without vita chambers (Brass Balls). It's hard, but enraged helps alot.
I have all achievments now. Got Brass Ball a coupleof days ago, finally. It took me 2 months!
I have all achievments now. Got Brass Ball a coupleof days ago, finally. It took me 2 months!. It was sooo annoying when you were using electric flesh, it hit a big daddy,and he killed you in like, 5 seconds lol
Brass Balls wasn't that hard, got it in a couple of days. It was a hard, frustrating achievement, but not that time consuming.
i beat it on hard without vita-chambers but i didn't get the achievement. i remember people talking about an option to turn them off, but i never saw it. is there one and if so, where is it?
Boy, talk about being robbed
Last edited by Atlas the Fisherman; 08-03-2008 at 09:31 PM.
There is something familiar about this but that doesn't matter. Good Job Man. I don't need this as I have every BioShock achievement. Too bad it took you two hours. It will be handy on these forums, especially for beginners.
I had to do the "Seriously Good at This" at least four times before I got the achievement. It seems everybody gets screwed on that one. I got lucky with "Brass Balls" though.
Bump Bump Bump!
Does anyone have any suggestions on getting "Historian"? I have everything else except Historian. I didn't plan on getting them all but with one left, I want it! It seems like a very frustrating achievement. Great write up by the way. So any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
I read through to page 4 of this thread before the conversation turned into nothing but talk of bumping and stickying.
Why was an achievement screen not included in the PC release?
Why was the achievement code left in the PC release if it wasn't going to be used? (proof: the irony achievement - photo is developed, sound plays)
At the time of that press release, it wasn't even exclusively xbox - but it was always going to be on PC.The first title to be published under the 2K Games label will be BioShock, a role-playing shooter for next-generation console systems and PC. Already anticipated by the gaming press as one of the most innovative next-generation titles, BioShock is planned for release in early 2007.
my friend had the same problem when he was working on it. He changed difficulty on the easiest possible and focused on only getting the "Historian" acheivment then when he got it he amed back u to hard and got the others.
so maybe try that, im working on historian right now, and am halfway thru, but im playing hard XD
Just got the the final trophy baby, survivor w/ no vita, finally got the damned platinum.
Brass Balls...I don't have it yet, but I do want it, and everywhere people say it is so hard to get.
I thought all you have to do is to run through the game on hard, and not using the Vita chambers? i.e. when you die and get revived in a Vita chamber, you just reload your last saved game instead of just continuing, and continue from that save. Therefore, never really using the Vita chambers to advance your progress in the game.. Am I correct in this?
This is what I am doing now, a wrench run on hard and no Vita chambers. I hope I am doing it right for the Brass Balls achievement? I have done this run in before without any problems, but this was pre-BB achievement possible.
Kinda late to reply but yeah that's the way to do it, Carenzi.
i have the same achievments missing that you do.
and Tonic Collecter
im going to try for Tonic Collecter and Avid Inventer on my next playthrough
IT'LL BE MY 6TH!
um, question. Is brass balls (hehehehehehe.........) for xbox 360 too coz' i've always thought it was just for PS3. I just need historian, research PhD(i forgot you had to research security) and avid inventor. Oh, and brass balls.
Historian: Find and pick up all Audio Diaries in the game
Research PhD: Complete camera research on all subjects (spider splicer, nitro, leadhead, thuggish, houdini, bouncer, rosie, security bot, turret, security camera).
Avid Inventor: Invent a total of 100 items (this is - based on my experience - supposed to mean that you need to press the invent button 100 times and successfully invent 100 items for each time you press the button). Any items.
Last edited by Ureh; 08-27-2009 at 02:21 AM.
if you set a slot machine on fire it will become corrupted and is considerably more likely to pay out
third time i finish the game on hard setting whitout using the chamber...and still no brass ball... do it count if i die ,than a reload befor i die?
Without the working update, you won't be able to get Brass Balls. Even if you never use VCs once.
If not, you'll need to do that first. Then you'll be able to earn Brass Balls. If you already have downloaded it, played the game on hard without using VCs, and/or the VCs option disappeared but still can't earn Brass Balls... Then you'll have to try the solution in the thread I provided in my previous post.
Last edited by Ureh; 12-24-2009 at 07:10 AM.
I just completed the game without using vita chambers on hard and i havent got the achivment so wondering if you can tell me why and thanks if so PS:every time i died i loaded it from were i last saved it like say of there was a boss and i saved it before and i died i loaded it from then.............
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Check the main menu to see if there is an option to turn off vita-chambers (that option must be visible at all times in order to qualify for the Brass Balls achievement). If there isn't one, then follow the instructions in this thread to bring it back:
Hope it works.
Apparently for the Xbox 360 there's now a secret achievement worth 100 points, but it is not anything previously listed. Does anyone know what this is?