So, I just got my copy of Bioshock. I installed it, and everything seemed to be going fine...until I tried to play it. The game crashed...no opening screen, nothing. I'm using a laptop and I'll supply the specs so if anyone can tell me what's wrong with it, I know to sob uncontrollably at the fact my laptop won't play it because of hardware issues.
Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 at 1.6 GHz
1 GB DDR memory
Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium
Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family (I suspect this is the issue)
I don't even know about the audio device, it says "High Definition Audio Device" wtf?! I don't know what model, etc..
Now obviously the graphic and audio chipsets were made by Microsoft...I really hope it's not the hardware but I assume it is. Any suggestions? (aside from possible laughter at the fact I don't have a better vid card.)
Have you checked if that onboard graphics meets the minimum requirements?
Do you even have a graphics card in that thing?
If you have one that will run BioShock, the universal answer:
Patch in one week.