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Unable to run bioshock on Win 7

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okay so i got bioshock yesterday. i installed it on my new pc. but the problem is that it won't run. when i open bioshock after installing it, its just going to a black screen. nothing is happening at all. is there any problem with the game? or is it a problem with windows 7 incompatibility. methods tried 1 : run as an admin didn't work 2 : compatibility mode also failed. my specs is way more than enough to run bioshock but i'll post it if it's any useful

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    Windows 7 is gay for compatibility you cant run half the shit you can on vista or xp basically either ignore it or revert back down
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    Posted by shrap102 Windows 7 is gay for compatibility you cant run half the shit you can on vista or xp basically either ignore it or revert back down
    come again? i did try running the game without any compatibility
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    Weird. Bioshock worked for me on Win7 64-bit. I heard alot of people have problems with that black screen, google should help, i think.
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    Try this.
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    Posted by мurрнч Weird. Bioshock worked for me on Win7 64-bit. I heard alot of people have problems with that black screen, google should help, i think.
    okay i did some googling. turns out that bioshock has a tendency of running the game on directx 10. i found a solution that putting a -dx9 at the properties solved it. THREAD CLOSED!
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    Posted by shrap102 Windows 7 is gay for compatibility you cant run half the shit you can on vista or xp basically either ignore it or revert back down
    Your incorrect that was Vista that refused to have any compatibility, Bioshock never ran properly on any operating system I had trouble running it on Vista as well, and on Windows 7, The resolution is the biggest problem with Bioshock.
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    All i would do is: 1. Update windows 2. Update DirectX 3. Update graphic card drivers Works every time :)
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    Posted by shrap102 Windows 7 is gay for compatibility you cant run half the shit you can on vista or xp basically either ignore it or revert back down
    Don't know what you're talking about. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and have had no problems running anything. I had some sound issues with Elder Scrolls Oblivion. But that was taken care of with Creatives Alchemy. Oh, I did have a problem with BF2 but running a dual boot with XP Pro solved that problem. After all its a 5 year old game. Maybe you can try dual booting too. Its not had at all. If you want to do that. I can help you. I also want to ask if you are running the Steam version of Bioshock or are you using a installed one from a disc version.
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    Run it in DX9? That fixed it the crashing problem for me.
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    Posted by TheGrymoire Run it in DX9? That fixed it the crashing problem for me.
    He fixed it already, can't you silly people read the whole thread before posting?
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    Posted by IppE He fixed it already, can't you silly people read the whole thread before posting?
    Maybe Remi, the guy who started this thread, should actually take the time and close it. If he leaves it open like it is now, people will keep on posting.
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    Posted by blueguile Maybe Remi, the guy who started this thread, should actually take the time and close it. If he leaves it open like it is now, people will keep on posting.
    The close feature has been broken for a while now fyi
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