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Problem with BIOSHOCK

Discussion in 'Games' started by mikek75, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. mikek75

    mikek75 New Member

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    Ever since I got my 4870 I haven't been able to play Bioshock in DX10 mode. This is in Vista 64 Ultimate SP1. When I try I get through the menus, but when it comes to starting a game the screen goes dark with a very feint image of the loading screen and gets stuck.

    I can play DX9 no problem full screen. I can play in DX10 mode if I select Windowed mode. Once a game has been started I can switch to full screen mode, but after a return to the menu it will freeze again.

    I know its a bit old now but I really like bioshock, and the extra smoke and water effects in DX10 mode look really good IMO. Anyone else get this?
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    Maybe try making a shortcut and adding "-DX10" in the target line.

    Also I remember not being able to enable AA in DX10 mode so maybe DX9 mode isn't so bad.
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    There isn't hardly any difference in the DX9 to DX10 mode anyway. Maybe run it as administrator? Latest patch?
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    And that my friend, is why Chuck Norris is in your avatar.
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    Just to complete the story, updating to cat 8.8 solved the issue. God bless monthly driver updates!

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