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I dont have the 'Asmedia Audio drivers', I have Realtek drivers and I have Stereo Mix enabled. The only other audio related thing I have is something called 'THX TruStudio Pro' by Creative, which is basically an audio enhancer, adds more bass treble, etc.

Ive had a look through your fixes list, tried a bunch of things including -nosound and -dx9 but no luck. Ive noticed if I view the properties of bioshock.exe there is no compatibility tab which I find strange as my other games all have one?

@Derko1 Yes I was logged in and it still wouldnt work. I also tried redeeming my key with steam but it wont let me.
    
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Are you using FRAPS in the background by any chance?

Also... to momentarily rule out sound issues... try adding -nosound to the launch options of the game (you know... shortcut, right click, properties, in the target line... at the very end make sure there's a space and then type -nosound). Post back and let's see if it works. thumb.gif
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I dont have the 'Asmedia Audio drivers', I have Realtek drivers and I have Stereo Mix enabled. The only other audio related thing I have is something called 'THX TruStudio Pro' by Creative, which is basically an audio enhancer, adds more bass treble, etc.

Ive had a look through your fixes list, tried a bunch of things including -nosound and -dx9 but no luck. Ive noticed if I view the properties of bioshock.exe there is no compatibility tab which I find strange as my other games all have one?

@Derko1 Yes I was logged in and it still wouldnt work. I also tried redeeming my key with steam but it wont let me.

Weird. Try to remove your sound card and see if it work. Odds are that it's an issue related to an audio driver, since so many people where having that kind of issue.
post #14 of 19
remove GFWL , restart and reinstall it then log-in before starting the game again


i had the same problem with batman AC and fixed it using this method
post #15 of 19
Did you ever solve this, having the exact same problem..
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Did you ever solve this, having the exact same problem..

As mentioned above by KX11, uninstall Bioshock first.

Then install a fresh copy of GFWL, make sure that it's up to date, running, and that you have logged into it once. Then download/install Bioshock and you'll need to enter your key once GFWL overlay asks you for it.
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Yep . Installing a fresh GFWL Separate fixed a bunch of GFWL games for me. GTAIV gave me issues but that fixed it.

Now the only program that doesn't work correctly is the Skype for Desktop App(Can't Join calls). Had to boot into Windows 7 to get that to work.
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fixed it now. Enabled Hyper-V and it works.. damn graphics already look old smile.gif
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fixed it now. Enabled Hyper-V and it works.. damn graphics already look old smile.gif

Isn't Hyper-V Awesome!
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