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Anyone know if Bioshock is a 64 bit game or a 32 bit game???

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September 18, 2007 9:46:40 PM

Is Bioshock a 64 bit game or a 32 bit game??? In other words would it, be better or look better to run bioshock on a 64 bit OS???
September 18, 2007 9:55:50 PM

32 or 64 bit games should look identical. THere may be a performance difference.

The retail version is 32-bit, because it runs on XP and Vista 32-bit. A separate 64-bit version is possible, but I haven't heard anything about Bioshock having a separate 64-bit executable.
September 18, 2007 10:08:05 PM

ahhh poo
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September 18, 2007 11:05:15 PM

I don't think a 64 bit OS will give you a performance boost but supposedly Crysis will run best on a 64 bit OS. I just built a new Intel quad PC and I had the 64 bit version of XP so I installed it and Bioshock crashed misserably. I formatted the hard drive and installed XP 32 bit and Bioshock never crashed again. Vista 64 might be better but I don't have it to try and I already finished Bioshock.
September 18, 2007 11:21:58 PM

hmm... well just from the demo, bioshock seemed like the type of game that would be 64bit...but i said the same thing about oblivion, so who knows.
September 18, 2007 11:25:08 PM

Finished Bioshock with out any crashes with Vista 64bit.
September 19, 2007 3:17:53 PM

not what i was asking but...ok
September 19, 2007 3:40:11 PM

You have to wait for drivers from nvidia and bioshock guys for it to be optimized on a 64bit Vista, usually take a while.
September 19, 2007 3:43:08 PM

chefswg said:
Finished Bioshock with out any crashes with Vista 64bit.


Ditto, vista ultimate 64 ran perfectly from start to end in dx9 mode with the ati aa hack enabled.
September 19, 2007 3:48:43 PM

ryanthesav said:
Is Bioshock a 64 bit game or a 32 bit game??? In other words would it, be better or look better to run bioshock on a 64 bit OS???


Its either or. It runs fine in XP32 bit, but I notice it runs better in Vista 64bit. Its a more native DX10 game so this is why I figure it runs better under Vista be it 32bit or 64 bit so long as its running DX10.

I think your answer is it runs better if it uses DX10.

September 19, 2007 4:05:12 PM

There are no mainstream games being produced in 64-bits. There is no reason why a 64-bit compiled application will perform any better than the same application compiled in 32-bits.

The majority of people running a 64-bit OS really are still running all their applications in 32-bit compatibility mode. There are advantages and disadvantages of a 64-bit OS, but negligible performance wise towards applications; especially applications that are not compiled in 64-bits.
September 19, 2007 4:55:42 PM

Yeah, the question is rather: is there anything such as a 64-bit game? So much for the Athlon 64 lol... not to say it didn't perform very well in 32-bit apps.
September 19, 2007 5:03:08 PM

I disagree, jys and dr asik did you read the posts above? since Crysis is going to run best on 64 bit, unless crytek lied to us, and from what I know supreme commander runs better as well, AND with a 64 bit OS you can have 4 gigs of ram and up
September 19, 2007 5:05:36 PM

i think if you buy it off steam it will automaticly detect ur 64 bit, because counter strike source works that way ---> i know this from a steam news update monthssss ago
September 19, 2007 6:36:09 PM

spuddyt, I wouldn't put too much stock into what Crytech says. Certain games may perform better, but until I know what "better" is, I am not going to believe them. At this point no meaningful improvements in performance.

Right now we are not yet at the point where 64-bit applications can become useful, BUT in the future when larger amounts of ram (ie 8gb) are necessary, then the switch to 64-bit will take place.

Right now, its just fanboys trying to out-peen each other. If you look at bench marks of games, you will notice that most frame rates differ by 1... which can easily be attributed to deviations of components or runtime, whatevers...

What I believe is that Crysis will run better on a quad core, because it is written to utilize more than 2 cores. I, however, will not accept that a 64-bit compilation of Cysis would run better than a 32-bit compilation, unless the game has a minimum system req. of 4+ gb.

At anyrate, Hellgate: London is the game I'm going to play, cause I think Crysis will be a boring "same old **** rehashed onto a new engine" game. There's nothing remotely interesting in the gameplay of Crysis, only the engine is of moderate interest, but pretty pictures can only get you so far.
September 20, 2007 12:24:50 AM

The game for me didnt crash in the beginning and then i updated the drivers again and it crashed A lot. I still havent finished it b/c I got tired of the bs crashing and none of my other games crash.
September 20, 2007 9:34:25 PM

...cool thanx guys
September 20, 2007 10:38:03 PM

warezme said:
Its either or. It runs fine in XP32 bit, but I notice it runs better in Vista 64bit. Its a more native DX10 game so this is why I figure it runs better under Vista be it 32bit or 64 bit so long as its running DX10.

I think your answer is it runs better if it uses DX10.

x64 and DX10 have nothing to do with each other?!?

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Im gonna have to disagree with you guys that are saying the 64 bit os doesnt make a difference Far Cry was 64 bit via a patch and that definitely made a difference.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/far_cry_64-bit/ :) 
Mactronix

Thank you, at least somebody knows what they are talking about.

If anybody can built a 64bit game, CRYTEK CAN!!! They are the only ones to use 64bit programing in a mainstream game...and Crysis will bennefit from 64bit extentions.
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September 20, 2007 11:04:02 PM

miahallen said:


If anybody can built a 64bit game, CRYTEK CAN!!! They are the only ones to use 64bit programing in a mainstream game...and Crysis will benefit from 64bit extensions.

Amen to that brother :lol: 
September 21, 2007 11:40:59 PM

To add, Unreal Tournament 2004 had a 64-bit patch and HalfLife 2 will automatically detect your OS and load a 64-bit version if you have a 64-bit OS.

Those two games didn't have a significant graphics upgrade like the 64-bit Farcry did, though.
September 21, 2007 11:55:37 PM

Not only did they improve textures with the 64 bit version, but there was no associated loss in performance.
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