CANNOT get this game to work at all
So I bought this game back when it was on sale despite all the negative comments I read about freezes, crashes, buggy saves etc. However, after sifting through a lot of posts on various websites without finding any solutions to my particular problem, I figured I'd try my hand here to see if anyone had a fix for my issue.
First off I guess I should list my specs. I'm working with an Alienware M14x running Windows 7 64-bit, my processor is an Intel Core i7-2860QM at 2.5GHz, I have 8 GB of RAM, and my graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M running version 306.23.
And I'll start by saying I've already deleted and redownloaded the game several times, verified the integrity of the game cache many times, I've tried forcing the game to start in DirectX 9 instead of 11, and I've updated my drivers.
So from start to finish, the issue I'm having is the game just flat out freezes at the very first black screen with all the lines of white texts. I'll have to close down the non-responding Bioshock 2 via control alt delete and try again. Most of the time I'll get the same result, other times it will actually make it through to the main screen but it will require an update from Windows Live. I'll accept this update, and the loading bar stops half way and freezes the game up (sometimes however it will make it through the entire update). When I close down Bioshock 2 again and reload I only make it to that same initial black screen with white text and then it stops again. I'll also note that I get the same result if I try to do multiplayer instead. And the only thing I can provide is after I attempt to make it through the GFWL update and then I verify my cache after, steam tells me there are 77 files that needed to be reloaded. So yeah, there's my problem, I just flat out can't play this game. If anyone had a similar problem to this and has a fix PLEASE let me know, this is just maddening. Thanks