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#1
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?
 
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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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fould it try this http://www.gamershell.com/news_41047.html and make sure you have installed the DX that come with bioshock the game wont run right with out it.
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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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.
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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i think the only dx10 exclusive feature was the soft particles, you aren't missing out on much
That and more realistic water effects/behavior. :)