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I bought Bioshock through Steam and Fontlines in a store. Both are installed, both have all the updates. All my other drivers for everything under the sun are up-to-date.

I'm having the same problem with both games - I try to launch them, they go to their respective "splash screen" and then do nothing. I can't even get to the games' main menu on either.

I've tried running both in compatability mode with XP SP2, and that does nothing.

Any ides?
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work for me... idk

install xfire then try running them. You'll hopefully get an error code from xfire.
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Ill install bioshock see what happens.

From a review of frontlines:
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Difficult launches can make for a poor first impression. It's been several days since Frontlines: Fuel of War was released, and many players are still unable to launch the PC version of the game, let alone participate in the vaunted large-scale multiplayer conflicts that should have been the game's defining characteristic. On our end, we've so far been unable to get the Steam version of Frontlines: Fuel of War to launch on two different high-end Vista PCs, which a perusal of the Frontlines technical support forums reveals to be known issues. We've been able to play under Windows XP, but even then it's clear the PC version of Frontlines is a significant notch below the Xbox 360 version. If you're patient, there's every chance that various issues related to SecuROM, Vista support, and other various crashes may eventually be resolved, but if you're considering a purchase, the rule of the day is let the buyer beware.
another review
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One half of the time, Frontlines won't work. The copy I downloaded from Steam crashes to the desktop soon after I click start. The retail box, running on Vista and branded Games for Windows, craps out three-fourths of the time I try to join an online game. No joke.
Im sure your not alone in this.
 
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^ Thanks for that post. I've submitted trouble tickets for each game. Hopefully they'll get resolved.

Nothing more annoying than spending $50 on a game you can't play.
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What's funny is 2142/Crysis/COD4 all work, so I dont know what's up.
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Try disabling crossfire, entering the game changing resolution, exit re-enable crossfire. This used to fix games that did that to me before with my old crossfire setup.
 
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I'll give it a shot. Just downloaded DirectX for March. Maybe that'll help.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I bought Bioshock through Steam and Fontlines in a store. Both are installed, both have all the updates. All my other drivers for everything under the sun are up-to-date.

I'm having the same problem with both games - I try to launch them, they go to their respective "splash screen" and then do nothing. I can't even get to the games' main menu on either.

I've tried running both in compatability mode with XP SP2, and that does nothing.

Any ides?
im having so many problems with bioshock right now=/ when i set texture details to on the game goes in window mode?? and then when i alt-enter to go back into full screen it turns texture details off?!?!?

and when i turn on dx10 support i have to click it 10 times for some reason?? (there might be an explanation for that iunno, theres just a tiny number beside it and every time i click it it goes up until i pass the 10th time and then it goes on). anyways after that the mouse moves reallllly slow, i go to start a new game, it begins to load, CRASH!

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I'll give it a shot. Just downloaded DirectX for March. Maybe that'll help.
where did you download that from? can you get me a linky? maybe itll help me to

EDIT - never mind i just got the SDK
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try this: go into C:\\Windows\\System32 and copy OpenAL32.dll put it in Program Files\\THQ\\Frontlines-Fuel of War\\Binaries. Should load up now.
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I'll give it a shot. Just downloaded DirectX for March. Maybe that'll help.
I had the same exact problem as you, I also run x64 and just got the splash screen.

I forget what exactly I did to fix it, but don't despair. Something to do with loading DX9 IIRC, there are certain DX9 files that it needs to run that don't come with Vista, so you have to install DX9c.

I could be wrong but that is what I remember.
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