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Windows 7: So I bought Bioshock 2 - Special Edition….

25 Feb 2010   #51
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah that was dumb. QA must have been asleep at the wheel.


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25 Feb 2010   #52
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Yeah that was dumb. QA must have been asleep at the wheel.
I think that QA for a lot of products are in permanent siesta mode.
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25 Feb 2010   #53
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Hey guys...if you haven't gotten the patch yet, or don't have an online GFWL profile, there is a workaround for the widescreen issue that makes a hell of a difference.

Go to Users/Your Name/AppData/Roaming/Bioshock2 and open up user.ini. Bind one of the unused keys to SetFOV 100 (or whatever number you want, default is 75).

I set mine to 100 with my resolution of 1920x1080, and I can see a ton more on the screen now.
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25 Feb 2010   #54
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
or don't have an online GFWL profile,
And Why would you not have a GFWL profile since you installed the game?

Nice tip by the way.
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25 Feb 2010   #55
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
or don't have an online GFWL profile,
And Why would you not have a GFWL profile since you installed the game?

Nice tip by the way.
I was having an issues where BS2 would crash anytime I tried to sign in to GFWL. I didn't pay $50 for a game just to not be able to play it, so I set up an offline profile and played with that. The first patch fixed the GFWL issue I was having, but if someone that was having the same issue is halfway through the game and doesn't want to install the patch yet, then this method would work for them.
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25 Feb 2010   #56
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I would be lying if I said GFWL didn't have issues, though the last couple of updates seems to have smoothed things out with it.
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25 Feb 2010   #57
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

As an aside, I would always prefer GFWL over Steam. Any issues you may be having are probably related to external software - my gaming system has no applications installed, no codecs, no pdf viewer, nothing.
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25 Feb 2010   #58
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To counter - I've yet to have an issue with Steam.

However I do prefer to purchase hard copies of games as opposed to downloading them through Steam, or any other digital distribution method.

But the Steam based game I have work just fine, even under this fandangled system called Windows 7 x64
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25 Feb 2010   #59
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
To counter - I've yet to have an issue with Steam.

However I do prefer to purchase hard copies of games as opposed to downloading them through Steam, or any other digital distribution method.

But the Steam based game I have work just fine, even under this fandangled system called Windows 7 x64
I agree. I would much rather have the box, instruction manual etc. in my hands, than to have a digital copy of a game. Just seems so much more...real, I guess.
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25 Feb 2010   #60
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes but if had the option for a game to come with steam - on disc - or GFWL - on disc - which would you choose?
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