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Bioshock Demo Problem

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This is weird. I'm trying to play the new Bioshock demo and I can't see my mouse pointer, but I can still click on things with a bit of luck. When I finally find my way to starting the game, the graphics go rather insane, lots of back and a few objects showing up in places. I uninstalled, and downloaded another copy from Gamespot (First one was from fileplanet) and still have the same problem.

I also found the ATI hotfix that was released for this game, which said it includes my card, and still no worky.

I used Syspec to get my specs, which are listed below.

I heard rumours that this game used Pixel Shader 3.0, which my card does not support. If that's true, why would ATI release a hotfix for the game which works for my card?

Any ideas?

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 2048 MB
CPU: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz
CPU Speed: 1846.6 MHz
Sound card: SoundMAX HD Audio
Display Adapters: RADEON X800 Series | RADEON X800 Series -Secondary | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1152 X 864 - 32 bit
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 30.0GB | E: 44.5GB | F: 95.4GB | G: 184.0GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 18.7GB | E: 26.8GB | F: 78.9GB | G: 117.7GB
USB Controllers: 7 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: System Product Name
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 102606 A M I 10000626
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B
Modem: Not detected
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Hello Dreylivude,

Visit the following site and select BioShock - PC from the pull down menu.


Then select Can you RUN It?

Let it download anything it needs to.

Post back on the results please.
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Same problem as i had. Try this hotfix from ATI: http://support.ati.c...uestionID=29041

Its a 97Mb download and should fix this problem with the display being all screwed up :whistling:

737-29041: BioShock: Users may experience stuttering with Preload, Missing surfaces and/or display corruption.

The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):
Catalyst Display Driver
Radeon™ HD2900 series
Radeon™ HD2600 series
Radeon™ HD2400 series
Radeon™ X1950 series
Radeon™ X1900 series
Radeon™ X1800 series
Radeon™ X1650 series
Radeon™ X1600 series
Radeon™ X1550 series
Radeon™ X1300 series
Radeon™ X1050 series
Radeon™ X850 series
Radeon™ X800 series
Radeon™ X700 series
Radeon™ X600 series
Radeon™ X550 series
Radeon™ X300 series
Radeon™ 9800 series
Radeon™ 9700 series
Radeon™ 9650 series
Radeon™ 9600 series
Radeon™ 9550 series
Radeon™ 9500 series
Windows Vista 32-bit Edition
Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Users may experience stuttering with Preload, Missing/black surfaces and/or display corruption.

Please download and install the following hotfix file to address this issue.

Windows Vista Hotfix

Windows XP Hotfix

Edited by -=PR=-MadMax, 22 August 2007 - 10:57 AM.

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when you install the game, it automatically checks our video driver version and sends you to the appropriate website if you need newer drivers. Thought that was pretty cool.
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Hi all

I am having the same problem.

I have installed the ATI hotfix. and the canyourunit.com website says i pass everything.;

I still get the funny graphice once i finally get into the game.. i'm stuck in the water and everything is black and some funny plates of graphic come and go, i can see flames though 0_0

Please assist me if you know what i can do.

XP Pro.

intel p4 2.8
ATI 9600XT sapphire 256mb

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