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1.)'Bioshock.exe' which for me it's in my C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Bioshock\Builds\Release
2.)Right click on 'Bioshock.exe'
3.)Choose properties and click the tab that says compatibility
4.)Click 'Run this program in compatibility mode' and Choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
5.)After that, click okay.
-If you need anymore help please do comment!
-Note if Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) doesn't work then try Windows XP (Service Pack 2)since it's one of the 2 OS in the 'ReadMe.txt'
'Bioshock is amazing and still trying to get through it! Can't wait to play Bioshock 2! Anyways for the price of $4.99, that's a steal.
BS1 was the spiritual successor to System Shock. It was one of the top rated and best looking games(at least within a few years of its release) last gen. A good combat system was combined with an incredible setting and gripping story. The game will stay with you for years to come. BS1 is a shining example of how the industry has shed the "video games are for kids" stereotype
BS2 was the sequel to BS1. It is very similar to BS1. The biggest change would probably be an improved combat system. The setting is still Rapture, a compelling underwater utopia gone wrong that I would gladly play a dozen games to explore more of. The story is good but not near the caliber of the first. Some of this just may be nostalgia for BS1 and the same setting and similar plot may have lost impact as it is not as novel as the first game.
The only real cons are that it can have trouble on newer hardware/OS's but there are plenty of fixes out there and it took me no longer than 10 minutes to get either title running properly, but novice PC users may have a little trouble but there is a wealth of info on the Steam forums. Lastly, I was disappointed BS2 did not include the one and only dlc for BS2: Minerva's Den which adds to both the single and multiplayer experience.
Now that that is out of the way, I feel like there is a lot of mis-information floating around here that I would like to address. Firstly, only Bioshock 2 requires two forms of validation. Once you enter the code for Bioshock 1 into Steam you downloadit and play. Simple as that.
Bioshock 2 is slightly more complicated. You enter the code into Steam, then download the game, exactly like the first one. Once it's downloaded and you try to play it it needs to validate again. You MUST use the product key that Steam gives you, not Amazon. Amazon's key won't work, so to those of you who were very angry with Amazon, don't be. You need to use the product key provided by STEAM.
On a finle note, I can understand why some people are angry that Bioshock 2 uses Windows Live, it is just another thing to sign into...but it's not that big a deal, and for those of you that have and use X-box Live, you'll love it. It gives you all the achivements as if you were playing on X-box Live, and you can chat with frinds while playing.
All in all a great deal, and it's not nearly the hassle everyone is making it out to be. Buy it and enjoy a fun game!
Everyone should know the story, you are in Rapture, a city underwater, due to the isolation from the governments of the world. A mad man has allowed the folks there to reach their potentials without the constraints of laws and moral code. Well, it went south and you end up fighting plastic surgery rejects as they try to kill you. Then you run across other monsters like Big Daddy's...
At any rate, the game is a FPS with RPG elements that blend well. You don't feel like you are pegged to an FPS but the game flows as fast as an FPS, unlike the flow of games like Fallout and TES.
The PC versions hold true to the Consoles but I don't know if it a true port or a rebuild. I maxed out AA, res at 720P with all sharders maxed and locked in the FPS with Vsync and the counter never dropped below 60. The game plays amazing better than on console with minimal hardware.
The only thing to note, BioShock 2 requires you to install and update Live for Windows to make saves. Live will crash over and over but you will be able to play your saves. Note: If you have disabled Live for any other games, like Fallout 3, Live will ask you to sign in again...I haven't looked for a work around on BS2 yet for Live.
If you played them before and are curious, go for it, I am running a GTX650, 8Gb of RAM with a Quad 2 Core Q8400 and I wrap everything up...If nothing else, search Google for "bioshock 2 system requirements lab"...Run the script. If you can play 2, you can play 1...And I have a friend that I bought a copy for that runs a E7500, 4 Gb of Ram with a G210 1 Gb nVidia and he plays it on medium...