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Bioshock Win2K fix

By Per Hansson
Aug 24, 2007
  1. BionicShock

    BionicShock TS Rookie

    Uhh I see the light?

    Well i have another computer its a windows XP Home Edition Here are the specs:
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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 10/17/2007, 20:36:28
    Machine name: VAIO
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    System Model: PCV-RX580(UC)
    BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1800MHz
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    Page File: 352MB used, 897MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
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    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

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    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_002D&SUBSYS_40031043&REV_15
    Display Memory: 32.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Dell D1028L
    Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5672 (English)
    DDI Version: 7
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 3/24/2004 10:04:00, 4274560 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 3/24/2004 10:04:00, 1895648 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-436D-11CF-DB65-0960B4C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x002D
    SubSys ID: 0x40031043
    Revision ID: 0x0015
    Revision ID: 0x0015
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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    Sound Devices
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    Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2445&SUBSYS_80E4104D&REV_12
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: smwdm.sys
    Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3030 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 7/25/2001 15:40:30, 438200 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Analog Devices
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID:
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 81
    Type: Emulated
    Driver Name:
    Driver Version:
    Driver Attributes:
    WHQL Logo'd:
    Date and Size:
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider:
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run


    I also use DX 9.0c on this computer
    And do you think my Graphics Card is old?
    If so do you have any suggestions?
    Please help~
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The VGA card alone (TNT2) makes sure Bioshock will not run on your second system either.
     
  3. OldBoy2k

    OldBoy2k TS Member Posts: 27

    Thanks so much for this fix.Great game!I' have tested some more XP games under Win2k Windows 2000 like Blacksite,The Witcher,Jericho,Dark Messiah: Might and Magic,Lost Planet (DEMO) and most of them worked just fine: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic94760.html

    greets

    Tested on Win2k:
    El Matador
    Blacksite
    Dark Messiah: Might and Magic
    Jericho
    The Witcher
    Infernal
    Enemy Territory Quake Wars
    Hellgate London
    Lost Planet (DEMO)
     
  4. hike1

    hike1 TS Rookie

    us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/169.21/169.21_forceware_winxp_32bit_english_whql.exe

    Wouldn't work until I loaded these drivers, game looks great, actually playable on a 1.6GHZ machine on low quality graphics. But now my normal screen display is way too contrasty, messed with the monitor controls, but still can't get it back.

    Edit: I found 'color correction' under the Monitor section of the Nvidia
    Desktop manager, looks promising.
     
  5. JDSilver

    JDSilver TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Removed Removed
     
  6. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    Ah very much thanks, now I can play it on my older PC.
     
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,923   +178

    JDSilver; Why are you telling people to "upgrade" to a 7 year old operating system?

    At that in a thread helping users to get a game working in a thread for Windows 2000 users?

    Acclamator; glad to hear it helped you :)
     
  8. OldBoy2k

    OldBoy2k TS Member Posts: 27

    Hi Per,hi all,

    good to hear Per's fix works so great on Bioshock :) .It would be nice if someone with the retail game could also test and help improving the Win2k-XP wrapper because we havent had the chance to test it with the game yet.

    Win2k Gaming Forum can be found here:
    Code:
    http://win2kgaming.site90.com/phpBB2/
    greets
     
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