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Having Problems Starting Bioshock.

I can start bioshock and the startup things begin, but then its just a black screen until finally "the program has experienced an unexpected error...etc", and crashes. Any ideas on how to fix this?
Error File ContentsAppName: bioshock.exe AppVer: 1.0.0.0 ModName: Bioshock.exe ModVer: 1.0.0.0 Offset: 00294470
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    Post your specs.
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    Need more details and your specs.
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    Ok specs added to thread
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    Is your video card ATI? A friend of mine has this same issue with a brand new ATI card since it doesn't have the right shaders. Apparently the Bioshock developers cut a deal with nVidia.
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    Posted by Rasheik

    Is your video card ATI? A friend of mine has this same issue with a brand new ATI card since it doesn't have the right shaders. Apparently the Bioshock developers cut a deal with nVidia.


    Yup, I just don't know why ATI is so far behind in the shader process. =/
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    Posted by mikeman

    Ok specs added to thread


    Complete specs please!!
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    Have you tried to reinstall? Or is it that maybe you have the game set to run with DX10. Wich doesn't work on XP. That is my guess.
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    Posted by blueguile

    Have you tried to reinstall? Or is it that maybe you have the game set to run with DX10. Wich doesn't work on XP. That is my guess.


    You can only activate DX10 settings in game which wouldn't be available when running XP, so that wouldn't be the problem.
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    Hmm, download a crack maybe? XD Update your graphics card.
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    I actually just did that.
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    I don't think your going to be able to run it with those specs....

    Update your computer then have fun.
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    I get the same error message but my system requirements are the following:
    Microsoft XP Professional V. 2002 SP2
    Intel (R)
    Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHZ
    3.01 GHZ
    2.00 Gb RAM

    Loads the game, Bioshock logo Nvidia Logo and 2K gramophone..but then puff! Error
    Thanks for any help
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    /fail . Please don't bump threads -.-
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