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J-Nard

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i just recently bought bioshock and i cant play it. it goes through the menu fine but then the loading just after i click the icon on my desktop and after i try to start a new game, the loading timess are very long, about 5 to 10 mins a piece. then after it finally loads, the game crashes after the first cutscene, you hear the plane crash and the bioshock logo comes up and then it cuts to the desktop and says that bioshock.exe has stopped working. i had crshing problems with gears of war also but thanks to someone on this website, they fixed it. i have toshiba satellite x205-s7483 with the latest nvidia graphics driver. if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated.
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starjax

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make sure you patch bioshock

http://www.2kgames.c...oshock/support/
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ok i did that and the options changed a little but it still takes forever to load and it still crashes after the first cutscene. i also forgot to mention that the game dosent take up my whole screen. i have a 17in monitor and it only takes up about 13 in of the screen, and it dosent have an x or a - sign and the options say im in 1400x900 display.
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How much RAM do you have?

Have you updated your video card drivers? If so, what version are you using? If not, do so. :)
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Since your running Windows Vista, I highly recommend installing the following updates.

Windows Vista Updates

940105: Virtual address space usage in Windows game development.
938194: This update resolves some compatibility issues and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios.
938979: This update resolves issues that may affect some Windows Vista-based computers. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. This update also improves the reliability of Windows Vista.
943899: This update improves performance, responsiveness, and reliability of Windows Vista in various scenarios.
943302: The December 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista.

Direct X update

I am aware of certain sound issues, especially with RealTek sound cards. for more info on this and other suggested troubleshooting step please see: http://forums.2kgame...ead.php?t=15266

Bunch more info found here: http://forums.2kgame...read.php?t=8397


If you have any questions please let me know.

Edited by starjax, 14 February 2008 - 11:55 PM.

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wow, you guys are good. i dont know what i did but bioshock works now. but my only thing is that i have to run the game i a window to make it fit my whole screen, and the load times are rediculously long (about 7-10 mins) on the loading screens, but other than that, the game looks and plays great, i really appreciate it guys. if i ever need help with anything about my computer, ill come to this site.
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Glad it's working. I'm almost positive it was the 940105 update which fixed it for you. Bioshock is notoriously memory-hungry; 940105 lets it have a bit more.
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guys i need your lights.yesterday i tried to run bioshock for first time but nothing.first i saw the logo and then black screen. today after a research i rename the exe as bioshock -dx9 and amazingly i got to the menu.but then when i choose new game and the games loading suddenly is crashing.i have update all my drivers even i dl the ati bioshock file ,bios update,and when i saw your posts i tried to update my vista with your advice but nothing when i tried to install them it says that are not for my system ..i only manage to update a file which was in 940105 instruction and it refers to the ocation u have two vidcards .what should i do pleease help .u manage to help the 2 guys above .,can i change the memory manually pleease.i am ready to throw my laptop to rubbish(i even tried to play it in 640x480 res with everything off but nothing , when go to the audio menu it also crashes,(i have realtek)i also tried to run it compab win xp sp2)but nothing.
cpu core 2 duo t5450 1,66ghz
2gm ram
ati hd radeon 2600 512mb

Edited by soares11, 19 March 2008 - 08:23 AM.

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