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Bioshock wont run on my new M1530..

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Wolv, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. Wolv

    Wolv Notebook Enthusiast

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    After i installed it it opens but only to a black screen. Seems like a driver problem, how do i check what the latest driver for the 8600M?

    Anyone have any advice?
     
  2. The_Punisher

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    Check the Dell support site for drivers or try the driver from www.laptopvideo2go.com. They offer drivers suitable for all Nvidia cards laptop and desktop.
     
  3. ifti

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    Which OS are you running?
    Sometimes it helps to right click the shortcut and select 'Run as administrator' when using Vista.
    Also are you running the full game or the demo? Do you have the Bioshock patch installed?
     
  4. Wolv

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    hmm to be honest ive been away frm the pc gaming scene for awhile so i forgot about that stuff

    running Vista, no patch, ill look for that now.
     
  5. Wolv

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    bah so it doesnt work with the update and with running it as admin.

    It says "program has encountered a problem and stopped working"
     
  6. ifti

    ifti Undiscovered

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    Have you tried re-installing the game?
    So even with the latest drivers it wont work??

    In afraid, my friend, this is where I would usually stick the game up on eBay! lol
     
  7. mia4l

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    Check your video drivers.
     
  8. Widge

    Widge Notebook Consultant

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    What drivers are the current best for Bioshock?
    Also i guess the patch is from their site.... I'd been trying to play it via a steam demo.
     
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    It runs on mine! I like to call mine XBOX360! :D
     
  10. Widge

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    Straight off, no messing?

    Maybe its because its in Steam....
     
  11. Widge

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    Nope, still not running. Gotta be drivers. Anyone got suggestion of best drivers to be using?
     
  12. Wumzi

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    That happened to me, except it was on my M1330. Yes I know that laptop would run it like crap, but I was curious regardless :p

    First, go to http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=204425 and update your video card drivers. If you try grabbing them straight off of nVidia's site, they'll tell you to go to Dell instead. Except that Dell's drivers aren't always the latest versions. That link will tell you how to get the latests ones installed.

    Second, reinstall Directx. I was prompted to install it the first time I ran Bioshock after downloading it from Steam, but decided to skip it since I figured Vista would already have the latest version. It didn't. Went to Microsoft's site, got the latest DX10 installed, and then Bioshock ran.

    It ran like crap on the 1330, but it ran :D

    Let us know how if that helps.
     
  13. Widge

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    Ah, it was updating to direct x that was the issue.

    Got graphics (wonderful graphics!) but sadly no audio now. What fun!
     
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