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Bioshock problem with HD4870

Discussion in 'Games' started by mikek75, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. mikek75

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    I can't get Bioshock to start a game ever since I installed my 4870 with 8.7 cats. I've since discovered that it will start if I select the DX9 option in the Games menu, performance is as you can imagine, pretty stunning. But I'd like to see it with the DX10 goodies.....any thoughts?

    EDIT: when I say I can't start a game I mean I get through the initial advert screens into the menus, but when I go to start an actual game the screen goes very dark. You can see a feint, dark image of the loading screen, but it just stops there.
     
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    Can you run any other Unreal Engine 3 games?
     
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    Erm, I don't think I've got any other Unreal 3 games. Can you name a few?
     
  4. Live OR Die

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    have you updated the game there was a problem with ati cards and bioshock awhile ago
     
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    Its patched to 1.1
     
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    ill go back and see if i can find the problem with the other ati cards
     
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    Tried reinstalling/updating DX10?
     
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    Check the date on it, it's august 2007. It's the driver that was released for bioshock to sort issues with the game and 2900s.

    Don't install it, it's a very very old driver, 7.6 or 7.8.
     
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    lol theres no download links there any way all of them have been taking off :laugh: but there was a hotfix not a driver, yer try reinstalling DX and the game and your card drivers
     
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    but the hotfix should be in the newest drivers
     
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    i think the only dx10 exclusive feature was the soft particles, you aren't missing out on much
     
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    Well, updating DX didn't help, grrr. I know its nothing major but I spent a lot of money on a DX10 card so I'd like it to work. LOL
     
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    That and more realistic water effects/behavior. :)
     

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