That ol' crash problem
Hey there. Bought BioShock for $20 on Steam, won't run now. Gets past the loading splash, and then the .exe crashes.
Skimmed the READ THIS OH MY GOD threads, searched for some stuff like the .dll I'm having a problem with... nothing.
Here's my details. I've heard great things about BioShock, I'd love to play it sometime in the next year.
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: bioshock.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.206
Application Timestamp: 474f5a3a
Fault Module Name: OLEAUT32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7100.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 49eea66f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004983
OS Version: 6.1.7220.127.116.11.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Anyone? I'd really like to have this fixed and I'm frankly unsure about which direction to head in.
This Post details the information you need to provide. If you are running Windows Vista then also please see: This Post as some things such as the tablet service need to be disabled on that operating system.
I am having the exact same issue. I received the same error message. Here is my PC information:
CPU : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Windows Version : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version : DirectX 11
Graphics Card Name : ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Graphics Card Memory : 2808 MB
Graphics Card Driver Date & Version : 11/4/2009 09:17:30 / 8.671.0.0
Sound Card Name: ATI HDMI Output (2- ATI High Definition Audio Device)
Sound Card Driver Date & Version : 9/30/2009 08:34:30 / 5.00.7000.0009
Yeah I just posted a thread about the same thing. I cant get past the first load screen before Im dumped out.
Ok, figured it out... for me at least. I navigated to where the exe file is and set it's compatibility mode to Vista SP2. It works fine now, for me at least. I guess it's just not programmed around Win 7's OLE library yet.
Here is how I got it to work
I've got the 'Steam' download of BioShock. I had the same problems, this fixed it for me.
To fix the crashing when launching the game, you need to install the OpenAL drivers.
Then, to get the in game sound to work, you need to plug in a microphone to your sound card input. Sounds crazy, but that got it working for me.
I have Xp, what do you have Quakebert?
2nd the fix
Tried the fix above. IT DOES WORK!!
I have a Realtek onboard audio. Downloaded the program AND plugged in something into the microphone jack and now I get sound on my Win. 7 x64 PC.