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Thread: That ol' crash problem

  1. #1

    That ol' crash problem

    Hey there. Bought BioShock for $20 on Steam, won't run now. Gets past the loading splash, and then the .exe crashes.

    Skimmed the READ THIS OH MY GOD threads, searched for some stuff like the .dll I'm having a problem with... nothing.

    Here's my details. I've heard great things about BioShock, I'd love to play it sometime in the next year.

    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: bioshock.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 474f5a3a
    Fault Module Name: OLEAUT32.dll
    Fault Module Version: 6.1.7100.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 49eea66f
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00004983
    OS Version: 6.1.7100.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

  2. #2
    Anyone? I'd really like to have this fixed and I'm frankly unsure about which direction to head in.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Canada, eh.
    This Post details the information you need to provide. If you are running Windows Vista then also please see: This Post as some things such as the tablet service need to be disabled on that operating system.

  4. #4
    I am having the exact same issue. I received the same error message. Here is my PC information:

    CPU : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
    Windows Version : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    DirectX Version : DirectX 11
    Graphics Card Name : ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    Graphics Card Memory : 2808 MB
    Graphics Card Driver Date & Version : 11/4/2009 09:17:30 / 8.671.0.0
    Sound Card Name: ATI HDMI Output (2- ATI High Definition Audio Device)
    Sound Card Driver Date & Version : 9/30/2009 08:34:30 / 5.00.7000.0009

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Southern Mall, Fort Frolic
    Yeah I just posted a thread about the same thing. I cant get past the first load screen before Im dumped out.

  6. #6
    Ok, figured it out... for me at least. I navigated to where the exe file is and set it's compatibility mode to Vista SP2. It works fine now, for me at least. I guess it's just not programmed around Win 7's OLE library yet.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Here is how I got it to work

    I've got the 'Steam' download of BioShock. I had the same problems, this fixed it for me.

    To fix the crashing when launching the game, you need to install the OpenAL drivers.

    Then, to get the in game sound to work, you need to plug in a microphone to your sound card input. Sounds crazy, but that got it working for me.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Southern Mall, Fort Frolic
    I have Xp, what do you have Quakebert?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    2nd the fix

    Tried the fix above. IT DOES WORK!!

    I have a Realtek onboard audio. Downloaded the program AND plugged in something into the microphone jack and now I get sound on my Win. 7 x64 PC.


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