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BioShock Remastered is a very popular PC game, which has a large database of players who are very enthusiastic about their gameplay. However, users have recently encountered the problem of BioShock Remastered crashing on their computers, and we covered this very problem in our article. Be sure to apply all these fixes to get the best results.
What is the cause of the problem with BioShock Remastered on my PC?
Having gone through some of the commonly used recovery strategies to solve this problem, we concluded that the following reasons are among the most common ones to cause this error.
- Steam overlay: Steam overlay is useful in some cases, but sometimes it can interfere with key game components, which can cause a BioShock Remastered failure. So it is better to temporarily disable the overlay and see if it will solve the problem.
- Configuration file: in some cases, the configuration file used by the game may be incorrectly configured, which may cause this problem. Therefore it is recommended to follow the manual below to edit the configuration file correctly and to fix the problem of BioShock Remastered failure.
- Stereo mixing: if you have not enabled stereo mixing on your computer, the game may crash due to an error. This may seem strange, but some users have found that enabling Stereo Mix on their computers fixes the BioShock failure problem.
- Outdated device drivers: This problem may be caused if your drivers are outdated and other updates are available later. It is best to always update your drivers so that the latest games run smoothly.
- Outdated version of Windows: if you have not updated Windows to the latest available version, you may have a problem with BioShock Remastered. It is best to install the latest Windows updates available on your computer as soon as they are released, so that they do not exist.
Install the latest game patch
BioShock 2 Remastered developers regularly release game process fixes for bug fixes. This problem may have been caused by a recently released fix, and a new fix may be required to solve the problem.
If the fix is available, install it and run BioShock 2 Remastered to see if you have solved the problem. If the problem does not disappear or a new fix is not available, continue with fix 3 below.
Run the game as an administrator
Granting administrative privileges to the executable file of the game seems to have solved the problem for many users. It has been working with crashes that occurred from day one and it still works with newer versions of the game. Be sure to follow these steps to launch BioShock Remastered as an administrator.
- Manually find the game installation folder by right-clicking the game shortcut on your desktop or elsewhere and selecting “Open file location” in the menu.
- If you installed the game via Steam, open the shortcut on your desktop or find it in the Start Menu by simply typing “Steam” after clicking “Start Menu”.
- After opening the Steam client in the Steam window, go to the “Library” tab in the menu at the top of the window and find the “BioShock Remastered” entry in the list.
- Right-click the game icon in the library and select “Properties” in the context menu that opens. Be sure to immediately go to the “Local Files” tab in the “Properties” window and click “Browse Local Files”.
- Find the BioShock Remastered executable file in the BioShock Remastered folder. Right-click it and select “Properties” in the context menu that appears.
- In the “Properties” window, go to the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Run this program as administrator” checkbox before saving changes by clicking “OK” or “Apply”.
- Make sure that you have confirmed all requests that may appear, that you should be asked to confirm your choice with administrator rights, and that the game should start with administrator rights on the next boot. Make sure that the game is still departing!
Uninstall or Rollback the Graphics Driver
- Press the Windows + X key.
- Click on Device Manager
- Video Adaptor Development
- Right-click the current video card
- Click Properties
- Click on the Driver tab
- Click “Roll Driver” if the option is available.
- Right-click the current video card
- Click Delete
- Select the “Delete software driver for this device” checkbox.
- Log out of Device Manager
- Start over
- Go to Start -> Settings -> Update and Security, check for updates and install all available updates.
You may need to update the display driver on your computer manufacturer’s website.
If you have installed an nVidia, AMD ATI or Intel HD graphics card, you can download the latest drivers from their websites.
Leave DirectX10 enabled
BioShock 2 Remastered failure may have been caused by insufficient RAM on the graphics card used by the game. Thus, increasing the memory capacity of the graphics card may help you solve the problem. This should prevent the game from crashing due to the lack of VRAM (video memory).
- Run Steam.
- In the “Library” section, right-click BioShock 2 Remastered and select “Properties”.
- On the LOCAL FILES tab, click LOCAL FILES in the game folder.
- Open the file “Bioshock2SP.ini”.
- Find the TextureStreamingMemoryLimit value and change it from 256 to 2048. It is recommended to select a value that does not exceed the memory capacity of your graphics card.
- Change the TextureStreamingDistanceLimit of the current value from 10,000 to 10,000.
- Back in Steam, right-click Bioshock 2 Remastered and select Properties.
- On the General tab, uncheck the Enable Steam in-game overlay checkbox.
- Restart the game and see if the failure occurs or not.
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