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Old 02-08-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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This does indeed work... I tried it again now using some of the newer methods suggested and got it first go.

I also have tried doing it 50-100 times over the years and had not been able to get it to work, so was a bit skeptical!

How it worked for me:

1. Loaded my save game (Normal difficulty that was saved as soon as the elevator opens to fight fountaine)
2. Just fought him as per normal (on normal difficulty)
3. Once you go up to drain the last bit of adam, hit "a" to drain it, and then straight after that hit start
4. Change the difficulty to Hard
5. Hit start to go back to the battle
6. A second later or so the cut scene kicks in and you just need to wait for the achievements to pop up.

As others have said, I think the key to this is to not hit "B" to return to the game once you change the difficulty to hard... but to hit start instead.

That's really the only thing I did differently this time compared to all the other times I had tried over the years.
If this thread helps you in any way at all, rate it 5*.

I found this in a different thread where everyone (including me) was claiming that the glitch method to get "Brass Balls" and "Seriously Good At This" were not working, the reason it has not been working for you guys is simple, you MUST press the start button after changing the difficulty to hard after you stab Atlas for the last time, both achievements will unlock on the cut-scene where you are in the submarine with the girls surfacing out of the water, then you will get 2 for 140G. I hope this gets added to the main guide or something so people will stop getting confused and wasting their time with this. I am going to make a video and upload it to Youtube to prove that this method works once and for all.


Here is a video showing you how to get Brass Balls and Seriously Good At This. Just follow the red annotations in the video:

If anyone had trouble getting it to work you either:

1.) Died during the game.
2.) Didn't turn off the chambers.
3.) Didn't have the dlc and updates.
4.) Didn't change the difficulty to hard.
5.) Cleared the system cache and played it off-line
6.) Didn't press the start button like you were supposed to do.
7.) Played through the whole game, died, then turned the chambers off.
8.) Some or all of the above.

Some people are saying after they made sure none of the above was the reason it wasn't working that they still couldn't get the achievements, the only thing left for you to do is to start a new game.... But I wouldn't give up, keep trying to get it to work, you may surprise yourself and get it right. I was about to start a brand new game and I did it the right way and saved hours of time.
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Also, I think you have to go straight to Hard.
Example: Played through on easy, you click it once to the left. Not twice to the right since it goes Normal then Hard.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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TY , this will be helpful.
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Hey worked for me!
First I tried it on my own and switched the difficulty to hard in Proving Grounds beat Fontaine and it didn't work. But I remembered pressing B to exit the menu.

Then I read your post and tried it exactly as you described.
=> 2 achievements unlocked!
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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Dude thx a lot just got both achievements
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Great thanks i got the seriously good at this achievement! But i cant seem to the get brass balls achievement for some reason

Do i need to play through an entire game not ever using a vita-chamber to get it maybe?
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:18 PM   #7
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Great thanks i got the seriously good at this achievement! But i cant seem to the get brass balls achievement for some reason

Do i need to play through an entire game not ever using a vita-chamber to get it maybe?
If you ever used one in your playthrough, then it wouldn't give you it. So yeah, just do a playthrough on easy and rush through it.
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Ok ill do that. Thanks Justin for the Help. And thanks TpYourHouse for the guide

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If you ever used one in your playthrough, then it wouldn't give you it. So yeah, just do a playthrough on easy and rush through it.
Here's the thing, if you started a game, and then during the game you turned the chambers off, I don't think you would get the achievement, so what I did was I started a new game and turned the chambers off and then started another new game and played through on that 2nd new game.
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Holy. F*cking. Balls.

This is so damn amazing, I never knew about this!!
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If you ever used one in your playthrough, then it wouldn't give you it. So yeah, just do a playthrough on easy and rush through it.
FYI, for Brass Balls you have to do it on a hard playthrough, not easy.
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FYI, for Brass Balls you have to do it on a hard playthrough, not easy.
No you don't, I did the glitch in another thread and got both achievements. I played through on easy and switched at a certain point at the end of the battle and unlocked 2 for 140.
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No you don't, I did the glitch in another thread and got both achievements. I played through on easy and switched at a certain point at the end of the battle and unlocked 2 for 140.
No no. I meant that he can't just do a non-glitched easy game.
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No no. I meant that he can't just do a non-glitched easy game.
Did you read the first post? This is another glitch thread for people to use. The guy isn't looking for a hard run-through.
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No no. I meant that he can't just do a non-glitched easy game.
What is a non-glitched easy game?
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What is a non-glitched easy game?
Umm...either you're being funny, or I'm not explaining it quite well

Bioshock on easy difficulty, w/o using glitches.
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Umm...either you're being funny, or I'm not explaining it quite well

Bioshock on easy difficulty, w/o using glitches.
I hope you're understanding that you don't have to play through the game on hard to get Brass Balls. In your first post you said you had to play through it on hard, I'm just saying you don't have to do that.
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I hope you're understanding that you don't have to play through the game on hard to get Brass Balls. In your first post you said you had to play through it on hard, I'm just saying you don't have to do that.
Without a glitch, no, but according to the devs...

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this didn't work for me,tried it this morning about 7 or so times,i reloaded a save just before the end bad guy,got 3 ADAMs down and then when i pressed A for the last bit of ADAM,i then pressed start,went to options,highlighted difficulty and pressed left so it changed to Hard and then pressed Start.....the rest of the way i didn't touch anything -i did the last ADAM,and watched the cutscene...and that was it,did it about 7 or so times
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this didn't work for me,tried it this morning about 7 or so times,i reloaded a save just before the end bad guy,got 3 ADAMs down and then when i pressed A for the last bit of ADAM,i then pressed start,went to options,highlighted difficulty and pressed left so it changed to Hard and then pressed Start.....the rest of the way i didn't touch anything -i did the last ADAM,and watched the cutscene...and that was it,did it about 7 or so times
You're the 1st person it hasn't worked for, I don't know what to tell you except that you're doing something wrong. Maybe you need to go through the game again, maybe that save is messed up, I don't know.
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nice glich i will haf to try this
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You're the 1st person it hasn't worked for, I don't know what to tell you except that you're doing something wrong. Maybe you need to go through the game again, maybe that save is messed up, I don't know.

i tried it on two saves,one was a save i made another was an autosave...guess i will try again sometime

don't suppose the same trick works for Bioshock 2 by any chance,i had a hard time with that on Normal!!
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Okay first off nice vid I will be trying this tomorrow.

All I am unsure of is if you can go through the whole game on easy and then do this-can anyone confirm or deconfirm this?

Also I know my game recieved a patch yesterday (was the first time I have played it in around 6 weeks however)-does anyone know if the update fixes this glitch.

Thanks.

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For clarification about playing through on easy and having vita chambers enabled:

I have just progressed through the entire game up until the point of the glitch on easy and did not die during the game. I only just disabled vita-chambers before the Fontaine battle and i was still able to get both of the achievements.

(edit) @Roose91

I have all the latest updates and started playing the game through just a few days ago. As i stated above, i have completed the game and got both achievements.

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For clarification about playing through on easy and having vita chambers enabled:

I have just progressed through the entire game up until the point of the glitch on easy and did not die during the game. I only just disabled vita-chambers before the Fontaine battle and i was still able to get both of the achievements.

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I have all the latest updates and started playing the game through just a few days ago. As i stated above, i have completed the game and got both achievements.
You can do this glitch through either easy/normal play-through. For the guy who can't get it to work, wait till he just knocks (right when you start to fly back) you back for the last time then switch. That's when I did it and it worked. Mine popped up at the last cut-scene. I think this glitch is all based on timing.
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You can do this glitch through either easy/normal play-through. For the guy who can't get it to work, wait till he just knocks (right when you start to fly back) you back for the last time then switch. That's when I did it and it worked. Mine popped up at the last cut-scene. I think this glitch is all based on timing.
It has nothing to do with timing, I think you can switch it to hard anytime before the cut scene hits at the end of the fight.
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Just tried it now and it didnt't work for me. Does it have to be loaded to the "Fontaine" part-I just did it as part of a normal playthrough.
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well,i tried it another 5-6 times yesterday,still no joy

why am i cursed to live this life????????

prolly start the game again sometime anyway,as i need the invent 100 items achievement
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I guess the clues there. Not play through the entire game on Hard, just complete.
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