Ouch! What a (bad) start for Bioshock (PC)
Wow, what a (bad) start for the PC Demo version of Bioshock, one of the long awaited ’new‘ Ego-Shooters of publisher 2KGames. 2K Forum’s ‚BioShock Technical Support Area‚ is almost exploding with comments of annoyed users or gamers looking for help with the recently published PC-Demo. And that despite the fact that Nvidia as well as ATI had both quickly released Driver Hotfixes for Bioshock.
Well what’s wrong then? Though a lot of PC users obviously seem to have no (major) problems running the PC-Demo of Bioshock, there are a also a lot of gamers out claiming not to be able to even run the game. Crashes to desktop, sudden reboots of PC whilst playing and problems with mice and in-game menue of the game itself seem to be hot-topics. That scenario appeals a little bit weird to me, since the devs should have examined Bioshock carefully enough prior release … did they?
I have quickly installed the PC Demo version of Bioshock on my notebook, an already a bit aged Single-Core-Laptop with a Nvidia Geforce Go 6600 inside and Nforce 96.89 drivers installed. Since i usually don’t use Beta drivers for the graphic card, i started Bioshock with my ‚default‘ drivers, which run perfect with BF2 / BF2142 and even with ETQW Beta without problems. Bioshock starts without any problems and i first go into the options for setting 1.280 x 800 pixels resolution – done. After a kinda long intro i am down in the water and stepping towards my first adventures. So i am exploring the walks, wow the in-game graphic looks awesome and i have no issues with graphic artifacts etc. Looking for the Key to make a Quick-Save, i notice that the default F8-key seems not to work for me. Anyway rushing ahead … and short after i open the door with a Plasmid flash – Bang – my notebook is rebooting – Shit!
At this moment i can’t tell why Bioshock crashes my system, but i am going to check the latest Nvidia Notebook graphics drivers v163.44 XP 32bit | NVIDIA „BiOSHOCK“ of LAPTOPVIDEO2GO.COM.