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    Power to the People FAQ by AgentFade2Black

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    BioShock 2
    Power to the People FAQ
    By: AgentFade2Black
    Version 1.1
    
    Email: tetra dot assassin at gmail dot com
    (use "FAQ" as a subject header please! =) )
    
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    Update History
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    Version 1.0 - Initial submission. Accepted by GameFAQs, posted to SuperCheats
    and GamersHell
    
    Version 1.1 - Clarification on credits and adding in Questions section.
    
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    So what is this FAQ, exactly?
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    The Power to the People machines upgrade your weaponry. There are fourteen of
    these scattered throughout this section of Rapture. This is supposed to help 
    you find them all.
    
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    What do they do?
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    Each one can upgrade a weapon once (and only once!) Each weapon has two levels
    of upgrading, and a third that is unlocked only after the other who upgrades
    have been done. There are enough machines to upgrade 4 totally, and another
    weapon twice.
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A Note Of Huge Importance!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    If you miss a Power to the People machine, and you move on to the next
    location, you CANNOT get it. Unlike the original, all travel is one-way.
    
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    The Locations
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    Section 1 - Adonis Luxury Resort
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    None to speak of. But do be careful of those Big Sisters - they bite.
    
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    Section 2 - Atlantic Express
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    Nope, nothing here either.
    
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    Section 3 - Ryan Amusements
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    Machine #1: This one's easy to get - it's on the way to getting the ticket to
    enter the park, so you can't really miss this one.
    
    Machine #2: Follow the Journey to the Surface ride to the end of the first
    section (you're in the right place when you see "Coercion"), and enter
    "Lighting Storage". A splicer is trying to use the machine in the back. If
    you're following the Quest Arrow this whole time, it will bring you into this
    room.
    
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    Section 4 - Pauper's Drop
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    Machine #3: In "The Hamilton". After unlocking the Fontaine Clinics door, go
    up to the second floor. Past the security camera, the door right in front of
    you leads outside the clinic. Go outside, take a left, and follow it around the
    building and inside. It is past the Ammo Bandit vending machine.
    
    Machine #4: After you get the research camera, follow the arrow down into Skid
    Row. After the fight with the Brute Splicer, enter the jazz club-esque place
    (The Limbo Room). Get onto the stage and go up the right-hand staircase. Go
    straight ahead through the door; the machine will be on your left as you enter,
    on the same wall as the door.
    
    Machine #5: As you wind your way through the Sinclair Deluxe, you will
    eventually encounter a room with a vent, a security camera, and a corpse ritual
    setup (candles and all). Double back and instead of going back where you came
    from, keep going down the corridor. Just before the turret's location is a
    room. Much like #4, it's just inside this room, on the wall you entered from.
    
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    Section 5 - Siren Alley
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    Machine #6: Inside the Mermaid Lounge. Head upstairs and shoot a remote hack
    dart over the bar at the door control. Unlock the metal gate and walk through.
    You will enter a room with a refridgerator and a hole in the floor. Drop
    through, and the machine is here.
    
    ***Special note about #6: This is the most often missed machine, I myself
    missed it twice before I finally got it on my third run.***
    
    Machine #7: On the way to Pump Station #5 (and the fight with Father Wales),
    turn left into a side room marked as "Lamb's Hideout". The machine is on your
    right as you enter the room.
    
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    Section 6 - Dionysus Park
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    Machine #8: The machine can be seen behind a keypad-locked door as you come
    into Dionysus Park. Follow the arrow, as though you're doing the quest, but
    don't go into the door on the second floor. Instead, go down the other stairs
    to an audio diary (Billy Parson - A Gift From Billy). Listen for the code
    (1080), and enter it into the keypad to unlock the door to the machine.
    
    Machine #9: This machine is in the room with two splicers attempting to hack
    a safe. You will first see it on your way to meet Stanley Poole in the
    security booth at the start of this level.
    
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    Section 7 - Fontaine Futuristics
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    Machine #10: This is in the room past the Security Checkpoint. You can't access
    it at first, since Alex the Great disables the lock. After destroying the
    relays, come back and use the lock to enter. It's on your left.
    
    Machine #11: This one is in the Surveillance Office in the plasmid development
    part of this level. You need to hack the door through the broken glass in the
    "Test Subject Surgery" room (one of the four ADAM-infused plants is in the
    Holding Cells, right below this room). It's on the back wall when you enter the
    Surveillance Office.
    
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    Section 8 - Persephone
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    Machine #12: Just follow the path from the start of the level. After the
    tunnel, you will see this one on the left.
    
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    Section 9 - Inner Persephone
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    Machine #13: This one's in the Security Office where Sinclair locks himself
    inside. Enter the code (2673) to get in, and use it AFTER the battle. It's in
    the back.
    
    Machine #14: The final Power to the People machine is in the "Quarantine Area"
    in the Infirmary Wing. As you head towards this Infirmary Pediatric Ward, there
    is one sign for the "Quarantine Area". Turn right to see an RPG turret at the
    other end of the hall. Disable it first, then jump into the room. The machine
    is immediately on your right, on the same wall you came in from.
    
    That's it! You should now have the "Fully Upgraded All Weapons" achievement.
    
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    Questions
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    1. If every weapon needs three upgrades, why do they only give you 14?
    
    My guess is, the developers wanted to make you choose what weapons were most
    important, instead of simply allowing you to upgrade all the weapons, whether
    you used them or not.
    
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    Thanks/Credits
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    -You for reading this
    -GameFAQs, GamersHell, and SuperCheats for hosting
    -XBox360Acheivements.org for the list of PttP locations (which showed me the
    one I missed the first time by)