BioShock v1.1 PC Patch 12 April 2007


  • 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

Application Details:

Version: 1.1
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.18-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Tested in a 32-bit WINEPREFIXWindows 7 compatibility:

  • DVD Installer does not work - as the online autopatcher URI has moved. This can be worked around (see Workarounds section) - without using a crack/no-CD patch.
    Note: this issue also affects all MS Windows versions.

  • Update to version 1.1 (via Bioshock Version 1.1 Patch Worldwide Retail patcher)
  • Online SecuROM DVD key key activation (with Bioshock DVD mounted) - no crack required!
  • Launching the game
  • DirectX D3D10 + global lighting (full graphical settings)
  • Intro and in-game videos
  • Changing graphical options
  • Rebind keys - using in-game menu
  • Sound for menus, videos and in-game
  • Menu - credits
  • Load and save games / continue from previous save points
  • Good FPS @1920x1080p (native resolution)

What does not

  • Some graphical glitching with water effects (at start of game) - but does not lead to a game crash.
  • Game always crashes after exiting (not at all critical)


Installer failing - due to inability to download patch archive

Note: this workaround is also required for MS Windows.

See: Solved: BioShock retail cannot connect to download server

Setup a local Linux webserver with the filesystem:


where installer is a file - a renamed copy of bioshock_patch.gz . Direct download URI: bioshock_patch.gz

Redirect the URL: ; to this local running webserver.

This will fix the installer failing - due the changed online location of the patch archive!

What was not tested

Extended gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

System Software

uname -orm
5.19.4-gentoo-x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

equery -C list -F'=$cpv:$slot' sys-devel/gcc media-libs/mesa x11-base/xorg-server x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers app-emulation/wine-staging
=sys-devel/gcc-12.2.0:12 =media-libs/mesa-22.1.7:0 =x11-base/xorg-server-21.1.4:0/21.1.4 =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-515.65.01:0/515 =app-emulation/wine-staging-9999:9999

System Hardware

                          system         G751JT (ASUS-NotebookSKU)
/0/0                      memory         64KiB BIOS
/0/8                      processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
/0/8/9                    memory         1MiB L2 cache
/0/8/a                    memory         256KiB L1 cache
/0/8/b                    memory         6MiB L3 cache
/0/c                      memory         32GiB System Memory
/0/c/0                    memory         SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) [empty]
/0/c/1                    memory         SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) [empty]
/0/c/2                    memory         SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) [empty]
/0/c/3                    memory         SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) [empty]
/0/100/1/0                display        GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M]
/0/100/1/0.1    card1     multimedia     GM204 High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/14/0/7   input16   multimedia     USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam: USB2.0 HD
/0/100/1b       card0     multimedia     8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c.2/0   wlan0     network        Wireless 7260
/0/100/1c.3/0   p3p1      network        RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
/0/100/1f/0               system         System Board
/0/100/1f/1               system         Motherboard registers
/0/100/1f/2               system         AT Real-Time Clock
/0/100/1f/3               generic        PnP device INT3f0d
/0/100/1f/4               system         Motherboard registers
/0/100/1f/5               system         Motherboard registers
/0/100/1f/6               generic        PnP device ETD010d
/0/100/1f/7               generic        PnP device ATK3001
/0/100/1f/8               system         Motherboard registers
/0/100/1f/9               system         Motherboard registers
/1              /dev/fb0  display        EFI VGA

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 03 20227.18-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldRob 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 31 20172.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldRob 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 13 20141.7.19Yes Yes NoBronzeAgustín Atahides 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 11 20141.7.14Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 24 20131.7.4Yes Yes NoGoldMario Oelze 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Test Submissions ... how to avoid a rejection notice!!

These notes were last updated: 14 May 2018

Follow these guidelines to avoid embarrassment when your Test Submission is immediately rejected!!

  • Put your PC specifications in the Extra Comments section e.g. like your CPU and system memory.1
  • When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.2
  • It's also useful to mention what desktop environment you are using (e.g. KDE, Gnome, Xfce, Unity...)
  • Specify what version of the Windows compatibility option you use in your Wineprefix (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7, etc.).
  • Add a comment about what is not working for you.
  • Specify if you made any other changes to Bioshock e.g. installing a game "Mod", an .exe patch or details of any other modifications you made to the stock configuration files for the game.
  • Please indicate if your using Wine Staging and/or any additional patches applied - to the version of Wine you are using.
  • Please, don't submit test results like "Everything is working" or "Everything isn't working".

These guidelines ensure your submitted test results are actually relevant to other users of Wine and WineHQ.

1 The console version of the lshw utility is your friend. This command will dump your System hardware specification in a clean format. Post command and output in the Extra Comments section:

sudo lshw -short | egrep -v '(volume|disk|bus)'

2 inxi can be used to display information about your graphics card, and your OpenGL/ graphics driver versions. Post the command and output in the Extra Comments section:

inxi -G -c0

Installation Guide (Retail DVD)
  1. Install Wine
  2. Configure Wine
  3. Setup your environment variables:
    export WINEPREFIX=" ❚❚❚❚❚❚ "
    WINEARCH=win32 wineboot -u
    winetricks sandbox
  4. Check your DVD-ROM drive is mounted and mapped using:
  5. Launch the setup:
    wine "D:\setup.exe"
    (Replace D: with whatever drive letter you have your DVD mapped to in winecfg)
    Uncheck: ☐ install Nvidia Drivers

The default installation folder is:

C:\Program Files\2K Games\BioShock
Installation Guide (Retail Updates)
  1. Download the appropriate patch (for your region) from: Bioshock Updater Download URL

  2. Install downloaded retail patch, e.g.:

    export WINEPREFIX=" ❚❚❚❚❚❚ "
    cd "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c"
    unzip ~/Downloads/
    wine start 'Bioshock Version 1.1 Patch Worldwide Retail.exe'
Known Issues

Mouse axes confined to 360° zones

There is still a bug present with Wine that causes you mouse to lock in a fixed 360° arc whilst playing Bioshock. This issue always manifests when you play Bioshock in a Wine Virtual Desktop arrangement. It will manifest occasionally when playing Bioshock in standard Wine arrangement (i.e. non-Virtual Desktop). The symptom is that you are unable to spin you character round on the spot (it will become locked at a fixed angle) or be unable to view your characters feet.

The only work around for  this issue is to enable the mouse warping override:

wine reg.exe ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DirectInput" "/v" "MouseWarpOverride" "/t" "REG_SZ" "/d" "force"

DirectX 10.x Support

As of Wine version 1.7.53(+) there are tests enabled to see if your graphics hardware supports DirectX 10.x... Unfortunately a significant amount of the DirectX 10.x support has still to be implemented in Wine. The symptom for this issue is that Wine will crash immediately after you launch Bioshock.

The workaround is to disable support for the DirectX Graphics Infrastructure (DXGI) in Wine:

wine reg.exe ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DllOverrides" "/v" "dxgi" "/t" "REG_SZ" "/d" ""

Changing Game Resolution

In game changing screen resolution can be a bit erratic. The symptom of this is that you change the screen resolution in the game menus and you end up with a "windowed version" of the game running (i.e. smaller than your full monitor real estate). This problem especially manifests when using Linux proprietary graphics drivers.

Option 1 : set game resolution manually before launching

To set the default Bioshock game resolution manually, from a terminal... Run this terminal command (changing first: Xres & Yres - as required):

export Xres=1920
export Yres=1080
sed -i -e '/^\(Fullscreen\|Menu\|Windowed\)Viewport\(X\|Y\)=/{s/X=.*$/X='"${Xres}"'/;s/Y=.*$/Y='"${Yres}"'/}' \
"$( find "${WINEPREFIX:-${HOME}/.wine}/drive_c" -type f -iname "Default.ini" )"

NB: this command won't work if you're using a separate Steam Library directory (external to your WINEPREFIX) to install Bioshock to!

Option 2 : set game resolution in-game

A rather hacky in-game workaround for this issue is to switch Bioshock to windowed mode and then back to full screen mode:

  • mouse Select Windowed Mode ON and your desired Resolution...

Graphics Options
 Resolution:   1920x1080
 Windowed Mode ON OFF

  • mouse Then set Windowed Mode OFF...
Graphics Options
 Resolution:  1920x1080
 Windowed Mode ON OFF

Audio Garbled or No Audio when using PulseAudio

If you find that your in game audio is garbled or non-existent it may be advisable to try Wine with pulseaudio support. Any supported version of Wine will provide the necessary audio driver support - if the pulseaudio flag was enabled at build time.


Bioshock red fog during game play. 

Note: this only seems to be a problem with older nVidia Geforce 7000 series cards.

Fixing this issue will involve changing 2 files in the Bioshock binaries folder with modified versions. Download the following 2 files:

Extract the files and copy the 2 files you extracted from the downloads into the directory:

"${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files/2K Games/BioShock/Builds/Release"

... overwriting the files that are already there. Then retest.

Sound isn't working.

This issue could be related to the OpenAL library, you can fix this problem by setting the library openal32 to native (using winecfg).

General Troubleshooting.

  • Verify if your native video driver is installed properly (the 64-bit version of Wine will require the 32-bit libraries of your video driver to be installed - alongside the 64-bit version).
  • Install BioShock, to a separate/clean Wineprefix.
  • Set your Bioshock Wineprefix Windows version to Windows XP (using winecfg).
  • Close BioShock, and reboot Wine by typing wineserver -k.


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Does not run on newer versions
by Fave Oled on Wednesday September 28th 2022, 5:14
I tried 5,6,7 branches of Wine and it crashes on startup. The latest i found to be working is 4.18-staging.
Installation: dxgi dll disable, then winetricks d3dx9 d3dcompiler_42 d3dcompiler_43