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I tried to play Bioshock today however after I launch the game and get a black screen. I can run the game in windowed mode. But Id like to play full screen because I don't want it to have screen burn. Heres what Ive done Ive updated the Drivers! Didn't work I updated DirectX (Aug 07) Here are my specs OS: Vista Home Premium 32 CPU: Amd Athlon X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350 GPU: GeForce 9500gt 1 gig memory RAM: 2 gigs Monitor size: 1440 x 900 Any help will be appreciated.

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    Try upating the drivers.

    Sorry, I just had to. So are you sure that the resolution is right? Did it work before? If all else fails just re-install.
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    Posted by Tapp

    Try upating the drivers.

    Sorry, I just had to. So are you sure that the resolution is right? Did it work before? If all else fails just re-install.

    lol I already updated the drivers :P

    The Issue occurs when ever I set the game to full screen. It worked fine before. Last time I played was around Feb. I want to avoid reinstalling the game because its through steam.
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    Do you have shader model 3.0 on your video card? it is a built in software that you cant update. Check the stats on your card. any lower and it shows up black. You need to get a new video card for it to work (and it HAS TO BE NVIDIA.). I had the same problem until i switched.
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    Tell me, please did you buy the game.
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    Posted by Flakattak_88

    Omg I have the same problem!
    Do you have vista?


    Yes I do have Vista (Home Premium)

    Posted by octoplasma

    Do you have shader model 3.0 on your video card? it is a built in software that you cant update. Check the stats on your card. any lower and it shows up black. You need to get a new video card for it to work (and it HAS TO BE NVIDIA.). I had the same problem until i switched.


    I have pixel shader 4.0 and its Nvidia

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    Tell me, please did you buy the game.


    Yes I did buy the game :P
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    Posted by Flakattak_88

    Omg I have the same problem!
    Do you have vista?


    Yes I do have Vista (Home Premium)

    Posted by octoplasma

    Do you have shader model 3.0 on your video card? it is a built in software that you cant update. Check the stats on your card. any lower and it shows up black. You need to get a new video card for it to work (and it HAS TO BE NVIDIA.). I had the same problem until i switched.


    I have pixel shader 4.0 and its Nvidia

    Posted by spike455

    Tell me, please did you buy the game.


    Yes I did buy the game :P


    Stfu, I have vista, and I have Bioshock and I've never had a problem, thanks for buying it.

    Then since you have a legit copy, idk what's wrong with it, if it was an illegal i'd tell you to go fuck yourself, but since not, your good.

    But I have no clue, google it.
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    Posted by R3YNO

    Posted by Flakattak_88

    Omg I have the same problem!
    Do you have vista?


    Yes I do have Vista (Home Premium)

    Posted by octoplasma

    Do you have shader model 3.0 on your video card? it is a built in software that you cant update. Check the stats on your card. any lower and it shows up black. You need to get a new video card for it to work (and it HAS TO BE NVIDIA.). I had the same problem until i switched.


    I have pixel shader 4.0 and its Nvidia

    Posted by spike455

    Tell me, please did you buy the game.


    Yes I did buy the game :P

    Hm i don't know, my game had a little problem at first but it never happened again. Im sorry
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    Find the Bioshock.ini ( just do a search of C ) and then make sure the below commands are as follows :

    FullscreenViewportX=1280
    FullscreenViewportY=1024


    Set whatever values your .ini has to the ones above.
    Then try to play the game, just thinking maybe something has happened and the game is set at a resolution your monitor can not handle. Happens with some games.
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    Hmm non of those seems to fix it Ill attempt to reinstall it.
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    I had issues galore with this game the second time I went to go play it. I gave up somewhere around the end of the first "chapter" just because it won't stop crashing or was performing like ass.

    All I can say is thank the heavens 2K grabbed our money and ran. Can't wait for them to do it this January again!

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    Have you tried to run the game in DX9 mode? DX10 is extremely unstable for the game...
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    Posted by Sebhael

    I had issues galore with this game the second time I went to go play it. I gave up somewhere around the end of the first "chapter" just because it won't stop crashing or was performing like ass.

    All I can say is thank the heavens 2K grabbed our money and ran. Can't wait for them to do it this January again!

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    Have you tried to run the game in DX9 mode? DX10 is extremely unstable for the game...


    No I havent tried playing in DX9 however I'm reinstalling the game through steam. :(
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    Posted by Sebhael

    I had issues galore with this game the second time I went to go play it. I gave up somewhere around the end of the first "chapter" just because it won't stop crashing or was performing like ass.

    All I can say is thank the heavens 2K grabbed our money and ran. Can't wait for them to do it this January again!

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    Have you tried to run the game in DX9 mode? DX10 is extremely unstable for the game...


    No I havent tried playing in DX9 however I'm reinstalling the game through steam. :(

    Oh steam, i played it by itself through the Bioshock Oblivion bundle pack. So that could be it.
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    Check for game patches if you haven't already done so.
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    1 is it patched ? second when you are in window mode just start up the game, load your chapter than hit ALT + ENTER. This is the shortcut for full or windowed mode. Try if that works.
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    Posted by {H.H} Boba Fett

    1 is it patched ? second when you are in window mode just start up the game, load your chapter than hit ALT + ENTER. This is the shortcut for full or windowed mode. Try if that works.

    It didn't when I tried. I'm now installing the game again. Ill just plan on playing CS or TF2 till its done.
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    Ok I reinstalled the game and im getting the same problem.
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    OK i fixed it by using DX9. Looks hideous However the problem is solved.

    Thanks for all your impute guys!
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