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Official Bioshock PC System Requirements Reveiled

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July 10, 2007 5:44:20 AM

BIOSHOCK PC SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Systems:
Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or
Windows Vista


Minimum System Requirements:
CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor

System RAM: 1GB

Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).

Sound Card: 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card

Hard disc space: 8GB free space


Recommended System Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor

System RAM: 2GB

Video card:
DX9: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better)
DX10: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better

Sound Card: Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)

Important Note: Game requires Internet connection for activation

Link : http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1579
July 12, 2007 3:05:01 PM

can i run oblivion plsss tell me i have 2 processers running intel(R) pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz i have a 3.07 GHz proformance rated 4.60 GHZ i have 446.5 ram (i have a load of virtual memory ans setuped it to system cach with gives the ram more memory then it acually has) i have a microsoft xp home edition service pack 2(build 2600) i have an ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 series (i know its outdated but on my comps properties i setup to proformance witch allow speed in oblivion to go faster and run it a little smother) vedeo ram 256.0 mb i have a vedeo card 3d aceleration i have a vedeo hw transform and lightning i have a vertex shader 2.0 and pexil shader ver 2.0 i have a good sound sound card just bought that i have 91.4 gb of free disk space HL -DT-St RW /DVD GCC-4522b now please guyz tell me if i can run oblivion the elder scrolls 4 if i can run the game at all plsss tell me post quick =)
July 12, 2007 3:58:52 PM

Holy hijacked thread Batman!

You might be able to run it, but it would be a slideshow. Your system needs an overhaul, but get some more ram and a new vidcard at the very least.

On topic, Bioshock's requirements don't look too extreme.
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July 12, 2007 4:27:32 PM

billyhoyle said:
Holy hijacked thread Batman!

You might be able to run it, but it would be a slideshow. Your system needs an overhaul, but get some more ram and a new vidcard at the very least.

On topic, Bioshock's requirements don't look too extreme.

kk ty i dealt with lag befre trust me ive played wow so if i oblivion it will be laggy i can handle that but will i have like sum enjoyable moments or its lag ever time i move in the game or it will lag often but ill have sum time to walk around
July 12, 2007 8:54:08 PM

I would guess that anytime your character is outside, the game would crawl. You might have an enjoyable moment once in a while in the dungeons, but I wouldn't count on it.

The following is taken from here: http://www.elderscrolls.com/games/oblivion_faq.htm

What are the PC system requirements?

Recommended:

3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
1 GB System RAM
ATI X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card
Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit
512MB System RAM
2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
128MB Direct3D compatible video card
and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c (included)
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Keyboard, Mouse
July 12, 2007 10:24:10 PM

512 MB recommended for GPU?

What % of video cards currently in use has 512 MB?

maybe 10%? 20% tops?

I guess that means medium textures for a lot of people.
July 13, 2007 2:28:59 AM

yea kk ty i bought oblivion i went to this site called oldblivion it was a mod patch to make the game work fast and graphics look very nice!! so yeap my oblivion is running the way i like it so ty guys
July 13, 2007 2:18:07 PM

imaan1115, the way you type, I think I'd refuse to group with you out of principle.

Maybe you should start a new thread asking your question instead of hijacking another thread.
July 13, 2007 9:23:43 PM

imaan1115 said:
kk ty i dealt with lag befre trust me ive played wow so if i oblivion it will be laggy i can handle that but will i have like sum enjoyable moments or its lag ever time i move in the game or it will lag often but ill have sum time to walk around


Try and spell properly & put some grammar in so we can understand what you are trying to say.
July 13, 2007 9:52:21 PM

Anyways... I'm assuming for those of you people who have any made major upgrades within the last year to their computer will be able to play this game at comfortable settings. I'm also guessing Unreal Tournament 3 will have similar system requirements.
August 20, 2007 3:17:17 PM

Unreal Tournament 3's requirements are going to be alot less then this, you know what it took to play the last one :p 
October 2, 2008 10:24:20 PM

Hi every1..
Well, I ve been facing some problems running Bioshock PC on my new HP laptop..
My laptop is great for running the game i guessed, but it isn't smooth at all.. like im running it on a pentuim processor..
My laptop has :
2.53 Ghz intel core 2 due processor
4 GB ram
256 MB VGA.. g force 9600 nvidia
Vista hope Premium operating system

I though those wuld run the game Greatly but it isn't and i don't know the reason,

i checked the vedio card updates on nvidia, but it seems that my laptop has everything UP TO DATE and that's really driving me crazy!!


Plz If any1 knows what's the problem, or how to solve it, or atleast the reason y it is happening, add in here and ill be gratful :) 
Or contact me at no0issom@yahoo.com tyvm
October 2, 2008 11:06:24 PM

Issom said:
Hi every1..
Well, I ve been facing some problems running Bioshock PC on my new HP laptop..
My laptop is great for running the game i guessed, but it isn't smooth at all.. like im running it on a pentuim processor..
My laptop has :
2.53 Ghz intel core 2 due processor
4 GB ram
256 MB VGA.. g force 9600 nvidia
Vista hope Premium operating system

I though those wuld run the game Greatly but it isn't and i don't know the reason,

i checked the vedio card updates on nvidia, but it seems that my laptop has everything UP TO DATE and that's really driving me crazy!!


Plz If any1 knows what's the problem, or how to solve it, or atleast the reason y it is happening, add in here and ill be gratful :) 
Or contact me at no0issom@yahoo.com tyvm


I recommend you start a new thread of your own, not resurrect a year old one.
Anonymous
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October 3, 2008 12:34:13 AM

wow

how do you even find a thread that old...

that takes pure skill...
October 3, 2008 12:59:03 AM

I found a thread from 2004 i think about some guy asking if he can get the hot coffee mod on his xbox. I replied to it and it was at the top of console gaming for a while lol.
October 3, 2008 3:04:29 AM

Issom said:
Hi every1..
Well, I ve been facing some problems running Bioshock PC on my new HP laptop..
My laptop is great for running the game i guessed, but it isn't smooth at all.. like im running it on a pentuim processor..
My laptop has :
2.53 Ghz intel core 2 due processor
4 GB ram
256 MB VGA.. g force 9600 nvidia
Vista hope Premium operating system

I though those wuld run the game Greatly but it isn't and i don't know the reason,

i checked the vedio card updates on nvidia, but it seems that my laptop has everything UP TO DATE and that's really driving me crazy!!


Plz If any1 knows what's the problem, or how to solve it, or atleast the reason y it is happening, add in here and ill be gratful :) 
Or contact me at no0issom@yahoo.com tyvm


Oh yeah and I also recommend you use correct grammar..
Som1 iz moor likelee to pozt n ansr if u yoos correct grammaar n spelin :pt1cable: 
October 3, 2008 5:46:33 AM

^ Just what I thought. When will kids learn that a forum is not their msn environment... *Sigh
October 3, 2008 8:53:20 AM

To the regular crowd, now that the thread is resurrected you could also try to help him out. You can't blame him for being off topic now can you?
October 3, 2008 12:22:20 PM

Well, This isn't a 1st grade grammar class..But i guess u knew what i was trying to say and that's what i was aiming at..
now say something helpful if u plz!
October 3, 2008 3:55:55 PM

Ok sorry, I was having fun.....:( 

Do you know how many fps's you are getting? What settings are you running the game at? Are you using Anti-aliasing or any other demanding settings? What is your laptops screen resolution? Any more info you can give us would be helpful.

I haven't played this game before so I don't know much about what options it will offer you. But try running the game at lower settings. Try turning off AA if there is any or any other resource demanding settings.

Can you play any other games on your laptop? Are you having any other problems?
October 3, 2008 3:57:24 PM

Oh yes and could you post the model number of your HP laptop?
October 3, 2008 4:20:10 PM

and btw, im running the game on the medium settings.. but it isn't making a big differance,
and about other games, yeah, i do play Virtual tennis 3 on this laptop, and im using its maximum graphical settings and is working very well !!
October 6, 2008 4:05:40 PM

Soo??!!
Nothing u can do to help or what??!
October 17, 2008 8:16:24 PM

Time to bring this thread back to life...again.
I installed Bioshock onto my computer but whenever I run it, it crashes after the load screen. Any ideas why?
Computer specs:
2.2Ghz Duo
3GB RAM
Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 384MB (I think the video card might be the reason...)
Thanx
October 17, 2008 9:11:57 PM

As well as it's not exactly legit. It's an .iso file that I ran with Daemon Tools...Might it be missing a required file?
I checked my graphics card and its DX 10 compatible. Thought that would be the problem...
October 17, 2008 9:37:29 PM

Well, 2 things. 1. You need a better video card, even if that's not the problem. I suggest the HD 4670.

2. BUY THE BLOODY GAME YA DIRTY PIRATE!!!

(Sorry.)
October 17, 2008 11:01:16 PM

Mmm but I have a laptop so I on can't really upgrade it too easily. And I already have the game on 360 at home (at uni far far away..) and I didn't want to spend money to buy it a second time...
Oh well, I guess karma won't let me play. Thx anyways.
October 18, 2008 7:03:48 PM

$20 on steam... how can you go wrong?
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