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jAkUp
08-20-07, 07:37 PM
With all these threads it can be hard to find where to download :)

For NVIDIA users, use these drivers:
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_bioshock_downloads.html

For ATI users, use these drivers:
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=29041

Grab the official BioShock Demo at these places:
http://www.3ddownloads.com/RPG/Bioshock/Demos/BioShockPCDemo.zip
http://www.fileplanet.com/files/180000/180044.shtml
http://www.gamershell.com/news/41041.html
http://www.worthdownloading.com/game.php?gid=2188
http://www.fangaming.com/fileinfo.php?fileid=2007
http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/30227
http://www.gamershell.com/news/41041.html

methimpikehoses
08-20-07, 07:46 PM
Mods! You lock my new BioShock thread and open your own?! LOL!

BioShock is teh fapz0rz!

wrathofgod
08-20-07, 07:58 PM
Few more download links from the other thread. Might as well have them all in the same place.

http://download.softpedia.ro/dl/53ca...ckPCDemoSP.zip

http://chonnom0.filezaru.com/BioShockPCDemo.zip

http://www.xtrempc.ro/modules.php?na...il s&lid=2338

MFAC
08-20-07, 07:59 PM
What do these drivers fix and or add for Bioshock ?
No release notes or anything ?
Any one test this yet with an 8800 gts and vista 64 bit?

Thanks in advance!

JohnDio
08-20-07, 08:04 PM
Jesus Christ. Look all those Bioshock threads :D. Some mod please merge them,there are almost 6-8 threads :p

SH64
08-20-07, 08:06 PM
Jesus Christ. Look all those Bioshock threads :D. Some mod please merge them,there are almost 6-8 threads :p
Agreed. so many Biothreads its getting confusing :headexplode:

nekrosoft13
08-20-07, 08:12 PM
For ATI users, use these drivers:
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=29041



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grey_1
08-20-07, 08:28 PM
Heck I don't know which thread to post in!

1920x1200, all in-game settings maxed, gfx@600/1600, cpu@2.5Ghz, very, very smooth. I didn't use FRAPs or check fps any way, but it played very smooth.

The detail...beautiful. :D

EDIT: Still on the 162.50s btw.

Jonelo
08-20-07, 08:46 PM
AA work fine with the beta drivers 163.44 , maybe is a bit blurry - strange - , the drop is small

MSAA 4X

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/7996/bioshock200708210220558zc3.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220558zc3.jpg)http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9134/bioshock200708210220117hm7.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220117hm7.jpg)

nekrosoft13
08-20-07, 08:46 PM
164?

tacos4me
08-20-07, 08:50 PM
AA work fine with the beta drivers 164 , maybe is a bit blurry - strange - , the drop is small

MSAA 4X

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/7996/bioshock200708210220558zc3.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220558zc3.jpg)http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9134/bioshock200708210220117hm7.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220117hm7.jpg)

What settings are you using? I can't for the life of me get AA to work..

Ninjaman09
08-20-07, 08:52 PM
I'd like to request that if you plan to post screenshots please use thumbnails - just hard to browse a thread for info with 20+ 1920x1200 shots per page. Thanks, hopefully I've have something useful to add within the next couple of hours...Fileplanet's a little on the slow side. ;)

I don't think I've been this excited about a PC game release since Half-Life 2!

Jonelo
08-20-07, 08:54 PM
164?

I do not remember the number :D

edit/ 163.44

Destroy
08-20-07, 08:54 PM
AA work fine with the beta drivers 164 , maybe is a bit blurry - strange - , the drop is small

MSAA 4X

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/7996/bioshock200708210220558zc3.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220558zc3.jpg)http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9134/bioshock200708210220117hm7.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220117hm7.jpg)


You running in Vista or XP? Vista DX10 does not work with FSAA for me but XP DX9 does.

nekrosoft13
08-20-07, 08:56 PM
yeah Jonelo is running XP

Jonelo
08-20-07, 08:58 PM
Sorry is XP ;).

NaitoSan
08-20-07, 08:59 PM
wow all those are getting hammered. also i found out my pc copy has shipped. :D i'll get it tomorrow early morning! yay!

PaiN
08-20-07, 09:27 PM
Well, well...so that is Bioshock.
Very nicely done... :) Its going to be a fun and challenging game to play through..
I think I'm most happy about the way it runs DX10, full up, 1920x1200 smooth as silk. I tried 4xAA from the nV cp(163.44) but I don't think it works

$n][pErMan
08-20-07, 09:47 PM
I hope my 158.45 driver set will work fine. Everytime I try the 16x series there is a bug in one of my games somewhere while the 158.xx works great :p Im gonna have to pick up this game over the weekend. To busy to buy it untill then (not that id have time to play anyway) :(

Ancient
08-20-07, 10:04 PM
The demo runs very nicely in DX10 at 1920x1080. The lighting in this game is particularly well done.

I'm not a huge fan of the over-the-top art deco look. The fact that everything is done in that style prevents me from becoming completely immersed in the game. I'm not sure why. Maybe I feel like I'm stuck in some sort of Flash Gordon derivative?

I'll still end up picking up the full game though.

robngamer
08-20-07, 10:07 PM
I wonder whats up with the AA in vista?

Mike89
08-20-07, 10:12 PM
Myself, I really see no point in downloading the demo when the retail on Steam (which I already have preloaded) will be unlocked tomorrow. I'm just going to hang a bit longer.

What I'm more interested right in now is are those Beta drivers really necessary to play Bioshock? Kind of interesting that Nvidia hasn't mentioned anything about it. I would think they would if it was that critical.

I currently have the latest official 162.18 (XP) drivers and would really rather not install Beta drivers if I don't have to.

What are the actual differences in playing the game between the 162.18 and the Beta?

jAkUp
08-20-07, 10:13 PM
Many are saying that it is running smoother on the Beta drivers.

walterman
08-20-07, 10:14 PM
AA work fine with the beta drivers 163.44 , maybe is a bit blurry - strange - , the drop is small

MSAA 4X

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/7996/bioshock200708210220558zc3.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220558zc3.jpg)http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9134/bioshock200708210220117hm7.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bioshock200708210220117hm7.jpg)

What settings are you using? I can't for the life of me get AA to work..

I was using 158.27 XP, and, AA wasn't working. I tried all the nHancer AA compatibility modes & nothing.

Then, i upgraded to those 163.44 XP, and it seems to work now, but, not for all the render targets. I still need to force AA compatibilty mode to R6V value.

Without AA, i've 60fps @ 1280x1024, in the whole demo, but, with AA, some zones run at 40-50fps.

I dunno why the UE3 hasn't any sort of FSAA setup in the game options. Perhaps the new gfx effects are pretty, but lack of FSAA on 600$ gfx cards, it's a big step back.

Anyway, i enjoyed the demo a lot !

JohnDio
08-20-07, 10:19 PM
Sweet Jesus........FSAA works in Windows XP when it's forced. Look and keep in mind that i'm closer to the objects in the 1600x1200 screenshot (so there would be even more aliasing if it was further away which can be seen in the 1280x960 screenshot):

1600x1200 Without FSAA
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8227/bioshock200708210353314ih9.jpg
1280x960 + 8xFSAA
http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/3192/bioshock200708210503229rj8.jpg

PS: Using the new beta 163.44 and Windows XP :D