Crash during loading
My game crashes during the loading screen for the first level. Didn't experience any problems installing (and reinstalling) and I've been able to see the intro movie once, but since then the same memory cannot be written error comes up (instruction 0x10ce9d5f referencing memory 0x00000000 if that means anything to anyone).
DxDiag info below (the driver is the ATI legacy and the newest one available at time of writing):
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Card name: Radeon X1950 Pro
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6925 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/30/2009 02:19:56, 325120 bytes
Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6300 (English)
Hope that's all that's needed for a fix. Thanks.
If you are after a quick fix you could try to run BS2 as a Directx 9 application.
That seems to be working for some.
Method is simple.
Start button / Games / Right click your Bioshock icon in the next window and chose "Play as DirectX - 9"
I know it's not the Ultimate fix, but it might just get you off home plate so to speak.
Hope that Helps.
(oh damn you are running XP .. to do that you have to alter the extension on the shortcut slightly so it will run as DirectX - 9)
It's a simple alteration and is covered in the Original Bioshock forums if you care to go take a peek, it shouldn't be too difficult to find.
Last edited by Huge Daddy; 02-09-2010 at 02:11 AM.
Thanks for the reply but I'm running Windows XP, isn't DirectX 9 the only option?
I know the DX 10 options are greyed out under options in game.
Just in case it isn't however, as I didn't ask for the shortcuts to be installed is there another way of doing this?
Thanks, I'll go look it up.
Last edited by xael; 02-09-2010 at 02:14 AM.
Reason: Questions answered
Looking at your video card make sure you are running the game at the lowest settings possible
ooo Yes quite so Kris. If I'm not mistaken that's quite a vintage Graphics Card you have there Xael. If you want to be running a reasonable game with all the pretties, it might be worth investing in a new Graphics Card.
Originally Posted by Tech Kris
I know what you are thinking..."A new card just to play 1 game"! are you mad?
..and you are totally within your rights to call the men in the white coats to take me away.
But simple fact is games are only going to get prettier and more graphics intensive. You would be in essence investing in your ability to play future games as well.
Just a little food for thought.
actually my friend we fix the problem last night.....you have to update the nvidia driver does not matter wat direct x is running
Yes the card is getting old and I have the game on lowest settings, but I can play recent titles such as DA:O and ME2 with no problems. Didn't think that BioShock 2 was going to be that graphics heavy.
its an update issue.....go to windows update and u should see otional update....if you dont got to your cards site....
and not to be mean......i dont know if u have a console... but if u do u might as well by it for console with that pc....
this game is for the big big dawgs.....lol
i hope u did not buy crysis when it came out too.....lol
12gb DDR 3
but i do 3d modleing
Last edited by userpick05; 02-09-2010 at 02:37 AM.
Also make sure you have nothing open in the background that could be causing issues.
Close background applications - Disconnect from the internet. Start > Run > msconfig > OK > Startup tab > Disable all > Apply > Close > Restart your PC when prompted. When your PC has restarted please close any windows that open and move on to the next step below. Before you reconnect to the internet I suggest that you go back into the MSCONFIG and click on select all to go back to your regular startup or just select the programs from the list that you wish to start when your PC does, for example firewall and anti-virus.
If you'd bothered to read my original post you would see that it is not a NVIDEA card but an ATI one and that the driver is the latest one available.
Please post a constructive comment or troll elsewhere.
I've upgraded my ATI video card and it's drivers but the same error is occuring. Any other ideas?
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4550
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7039 (English)
Driver Date/Size: 12/11/2009 20:25:22, 300544 bytes
I got the same problem with an NVIDIA card
I got the same problem with an NVIDIA card and i cant play multipalyer in fullscreen but in windowed its working but just the multiplayer