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The game looks like its going to start but after a second it says "Bioshock has stopped working. close program or check online for solutions."

So I've read about starting the game with "-nosound" and it starts up. started playing and I had sound in the intro movie on the plane but once the game started i had no sound.

I've looked and I dont have the program rapture 3d
also my speakers are in my monitor so i'm using a HDMI cord.
I dont know what sound card i'm using.

any help? TY
     
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Right click on Bioshock in Steam and you want something like Repair or something like that, it'll scan for missing files and download whatevers missing and that should see you right
    
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I have 'verified' the game cache. and I've installed twice. no help. I dont think I should be missing any files...
     
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This happened to me after updating to W7 SP1, it effected a bunch of my games. After restoring my PC to before the SP update everything started working fine again.
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Have not update win7 at all. OS is on SSD dont want to use space on updates as much as possible.
     
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Can be a corrupt savegame. Try these steps.

Potential Fix:

1. Navigate to "My Documents/Bioshock2/SaveGames".
2. Backup this "SaveGames" folder if you want to.
3. Look for a file that has your GFWL ID in its filename. It will likely also be 0 KB in size (ie empty).
4. Delete this file.
5. Restart Bioshock 2 and all should be well (no loss of data, either).


If the above doesn't work, then try:

I think the saved games enumeration process craps out if a single file in that folder has been corrupted. Worst case scenero is:

1. Backup the whole folder.
2. Delete all files in the original SaveGames folder.
3. Copy a single non-empty saved game file back into the original.
4. Try to play.
5. Goto 2 until you get a saved game that loads properly.

Other than this issue (which I have found fixable) I have not had a single problem with the game and am enjoying it very much. Ty 2k.
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