Any solutions for these crashes yet? (hacking, buying)
Any new solutions out for the following problem yet?
-Hard lock of the computer about 80% of the time when: Buying items, Hacking, Taking a picture, Using Gene Banks, Uprgading a weapon. Game runs just fine when in the game world.
Running in DX9
Running in DX10
Running in Windowed mode
Disabling "Tablet options" (in Vista)
Running with lower graphical settings
Running with lowered Audio settings
Downloading (and installing) FULL DX10
Running with/without SLi "on"
Running in Windoes 98se
(okay, maybe that last one was a lie)
...So I have basically quit playing as every time it locks the machine it also (of course) resets all game settings and key bindings. So, are there any newfangled ideas out there for this problem(other than to never buy stuff, upgrade stuff, etc)?
4 Gigs o Crucial Balliztix.
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Try downloading and installing the latest DX9c package (yes even on vista) as many users of other games have reported problems with them , by not having this installed.
Originally Posted by Hadrian
Can you try each card independantly? Run the game with just one 8800GTX installed. See if you can play it perfectly.
If so, replace that 8800GTX with the other one and try it.
If you knew the problems I have had, you would understand why I am suggesting this.
This has been my experience too.
Running a Dual Core Vista machine with NVidia 8600 GTS card (Latest drivers).
No problems with crashes at 'arbitary' places (eg just after the plane crash etc.) I just have a (say) 40% chance of a freeze whenever I do one of the action the OP listed. It occurs just as the screen pops up informing me of my latest acquisition etc..
So I get "You have now got the Health Tonic Booster"... freeze. On some instances I get an (eventual) crash back to the desktop with the error message (Your video driver stopped responding and has now restarted). But mostly its a hard reboot required.
I suggest getting an ATi card...i had 4 to 6 crashes an hour with my nvidia 7900GT, replaced it today with ATi x1950xt and just finished the game with zero probs...go ati, die nvidia =)
Have you guys tried the driver that came before the current most up to date driver?
Sometimes the latest driver can have problems with some games, and the one before it can work.
It would be worth a try anyway.
I suggest this mainly because I can't think why you would be getting that problem. One other suggestion, is to make sure you don't have anything running in the background when you play the game. Disable any virus checkers / firewalls / spyware blockers / defrag software/ disable everything basically. Just remember to enable it all again before you go browsing the internet.
No offence but that's ridiculous advice. His card is easily capable of playing the game. There is no need to run out and replace a card that only one game doesn't work correctly on. And that's not much of a change from a 7900gt to the x1950xt. You would have been better getting a 8800 if you were that keen on a new card.
Originally Posted by Novastorm
I have indeed tried different driver versions....The lastest beta and the last two "full" releases.
Sorry, but it's sound advice, i've had 2 or more Nvidia cards in the past and all had issues (mostly driver) and then i got an ATi and it was like heaven driver-wise (at least for me)..then when it was time to upgrade again last year i checked what card was best for what i could afford, and all the reviews and benchmarks pointed me to the 7900GT so i thought i'd try Nvidia again and have had nothing but driver and compatability issues since then, so it's not like i changed back to ATi just for Bioshock, but it did fix all my problems in one go.
Originally Posted by Hadrian
Nvidia usually does best on benchmarks and i'm sure it's great hardware, but sadly the drivers suck 9 times out of 10. ATi isn't perfect, just way better than Nvidia in my opinion. I wouldn't stick a 8800 in my machine even if it cost less than my x1950xt cost me. I wouldn't go out and get a new card just for one game either, but i'm betting these people have had problems before with their nvidia cards (on games that had just released at the time, usually in time it gets fixed with newer drivers). Just my 2 cents.
I have had a 7900GS for nearly a year and have never had compatability issues with any game on the market. The GT version is the same, if you are having issues then its your system not the card. You wouldn't have an 8800? Then my friend you are sadly lacking in the brain department as the 8800 cards are the best on the market BAR NONE. ATI do not have anything that can keep up with them and even there top end card have badly designed hardware that all the driver updates in the world wont cure. I have many friends who have ATI cards and are always giving me info on how they perform vs the Nvidia card of equivalent price/performance.
Nvidia drivers do not suck now, they only did so when Vista was first released and it was hard for them to make drivers compatable. ATI drivers are notorious for bad performance, and there coveted crossfire system doesn't even work. Nvidia 8800 card beat everything ATI has to offer in any gaming benchmark known to man. And I might add Nvidia was a year ahead of ATI in the DX10 department and are soon to release there new 9 series cards with dx10.1 support , which are expected to rip ATI a new one AGAIN.