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[Loading User Name] Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:59pm
just going to wait for a fix because i'm not PC literate
I know my computer can run bioshock, after downloading, i expect it to run like my other games i've purchased on steam. Especially in big-picture mode, since there is partial controller support. I'm just afraid i would screw up something up if i attempt to correct it myself, so i'm gonna play something else >_> until this is corrected <_<
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2point4 Jan 5, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
BioShock is five years old. I wouldn't hold out waiting for a fix because one will never come. But what's the problem and what are your system specs? Maybe someone here can help.
[Loading User Name] Jan 5, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
Just redownloaded again, it boots, then bioshock.exe has stopped working. Probably not the only person that has this problem. >_> I'm just a plug and play kind of person, (inb4 console comments)

HP pavilion h9-1170, Amd fx-8150, win7 64-bit, 10gb DDR3 system memory, Radeon HD 7770 graphics card w/2gb GDDR5, 2 terabyte HDD
2point4 Jan 5, 2013 @ 5:52pm 
The only suggestion I have at this point is to go to your BioShock folder under \steamapps\common and look for the DirectX installer and run it. If you see something in there for Visual C++ runtimes then install that, too. I'm not at my rig right now to check, but if you can't find these or are having any other troubles let me know. I'll check back in a little later on.

As far as the console thing goes...it is definitely a benefit of console gaming knowing that you can pop the disc in the drive and know that it'll work without having to go through any of what you're going through right now. If anyone comes along with any sort of negative comments regarding that part of your post you can just ignore them.
[Loading User Name] Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:57pm 
appreciate it, did some searching and found a pcwiki: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/BioShock - set it to vista and it works, just gotta get my sound to work. Glad it wasn't too obtrusive like renaming/altering data/code

update:got the sound working too via another forum thread
2point4 Jan 5, 2013 @ 8:38pm 
I see a lot of people say setting the game to run in Vista compatibility mode resolves their problem. I wonder what the difference is because I've never had to use it in either Vista, 7 or 8. The game just runs. You don't turn off UAC by any chance, do you?

Also, glad to hear you got it working!
2point4 Jan 6, 2013 @ 9:54am 
I kind of agree, but I'd like to know what the problem comes down to so I can start suggesting the correct procedure for people to work their problems out with. Setting compatibility mode isn't really a solution in my eyes when I and many others can run the same games without doing that. Or anything for that matter.
2point4 Jan 6, 2013 @ 10:11am 
But any of those things you mentioned that might be required for a given game are generally distributed with said game. They certainly are on Steam. I guess having them all pre-installed is fine, but the installers for them are going to run the first time you launch the game anyway to verify the correct components are installed. And being that the DirectX redist from Microsoft isn't a be-all-end-all solution to "being up-to-date with DirectX" that can only offer limited support in the face of a problem.

And considering that none of those were the solution here but it instead was compatibility mode, I doubt doing what you just outlined (which there is absolutely nothing wrong with!) would have corrected the problem of having to run in compatibility mode. I'd just like to find the right solution. Yours isn't a bad suggestion at all, but it wouldn't have taken care of this problem, that so many others seem to be resolving by using a compatibility mode.
[Loading User Name] Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
Nope, the only thing i did was switch to vista mode for bioshock.exe. Didn't change a thing aside from deleting local files for bioshock & redownloading bioshock (DSL) . Did the same for Bioshock 2, but that error'd due to files missing/damaged & that played in windows 7 without changing to vista mode.
ÐąNgeЯis Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:16am 
". If you see something in there for Visual C++ runtimes then install that, too."

Where can I do this? I'm having Visual C++ runtime errors on about 4 games now. It's spreading. I've downloaded C++ 2005 and 2008 and run the repair tool, but it has not fixed anything! Help? How do I fix runtime errors or reinstall C++ i have win 7 64 bits (also supports 32 bit) and all the C++ say there are installed. What do I do now?
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