Fixing Bioshock’s Language Settings

I got myself Bioshock 1 and 2 during Steam’s Summer Sale and just came around to play it.
After installation I found out that the game was in German (while my Windows and Steam are in English)!?!? … I hate dubbed films and games!

Sadly Bioshiock doesn’t allow you to change the language in the settings menu so I had to look around. After piecing together information from several 5+ year old, outdated forum posts I found the solution.

  1. Close the game
  2. Open C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Bioshock\bioshock.ini
  3. Find the


  4. Set

      (“int” is for international i.e. English)

  5. Save the file and restart the game

Everything should be in English now. 😀

5 thoughts on “Fixing Bioshock’s Language Settings”

  1. It worked, but there is some sound missing. For example, in the introductionary video with Ryan while you’re in the bathy sphere. He speaks, but there is no dialogue.

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