If you have not downloaded the BioShock patch, then please do not. There has been nothing said of its purpose and it has caused the game and several friends to experience lag issues.
this patch has caused massive framerate issues and lagging. do not install until this has been addressed.
If you're experiencing lagging after the patch, my suggestion would be to clear the cache on the Xbox 360. This removes all downloaded game patches.
Go to the System Blade and then Memory. Go to the Hard Drive and hit Y. Then press X, X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X, X. Choose Yes to perform maintenance.
DL the patch and played for about 30 min. Big brother kicked my a$$.
Yes I mean big daddy. I should call them big hurt. I like it when the little sisters call them mister bubbles.
u mean big daddy
you know what i always though odd? they are called big daddies... however one of them is called a 'rosie' so wouldnt that be a big mommie.
dude i crack up when they call them mister bubbles...but then when i shoot the big daddy right after she freaks me out with that fast multi-voice gibberish....crazy game lol
good thing i already beat the game... played for like a week straight, got 49/50 achievments, set it back in it's case till i feel like playing through on hard to get #50...
Sorry if I'm running after the squirrel, but having to beat the game on Hard JUST to get a 50 point achievement out of 1000 when you can get the rest by playing it once is retarded. Someone at Microsoft should have learned that giving an equal amount of achievement points to every goal in the game is idiotic. Even worse, giving the same amount of achievement points to every game is idiotic too! I can't imagine finishing "Ratatouille" being as rewarding as finishing "Ninja Gaiden 2".
Someone at Microsoft needs to learn about Utility theory and preferences so they can correctly apply it to games. That way you don't have your typical overinflated scores from guys that rent every single game (including crappy licensed ones and every sports game out there) at blockbuster for so little. There should be a metric for every achievement in the game, and a metric for the overall difficulty of a game that determines the amount of achievement points a game should recieve. If the game has multiple difficulties, you get less points on the Easy level, and add the rest the more difficulty you add.
Looking at your avatar, I have a hard time believeing you have earned a single achievment. But I already know that, because you believe that every achievment has the same number of points. The first time I hacked something in the game, I got five points. The 100th time I hacked something, I got (I don't remember since I am at work) 20 points. When I beat the entire game without killing a single little sister, I got 200 points. So there is that whole metric thing you were looking for.
Microsoft did a GOOD thing giving developers guidelines and requirements for the achievments. It makes everything relatively fair. While some games have a ridiculous amount of energy invested in their achievments, i.e. 10,000 kills in ranked games for Gears of War, others have stupid ones, like X-men and getting a 50 point achievment for completing all the other achievments. Fortunately, the X-men game is an anomaly, and the achievments are still addictive.
Try to post about something you actually know about as opposed to trying to flamebait someone.
obviously you havnt read all of the achievements, you cant get 49/50 achievements playing it only once, hes saying he hasnt completed it on Hard, he also said he played it for a whole week! i know it doesnt take a week to complete it once.
I played for a while before I logged into Xbox Live, it prompted for the update, it ran like crap afterwards. There were more problems than framerate, I had it freeze momentarily a few times.
same here did the last 3rd of the game with it lagging all over
I've been playing all day long. Not a single problem here :D
me 2 i got the update and then the lag was there freezeing momentarily.
dangit, I can sadly confirm this. But it'll all be fixed very soon so not to worry. I play about an hour a day on this game and I'm loving it. I'm working through it in hard right now.
dont wait for a fix just do what the guy at the top said.
"Go to the System Blade and then Memory. Go to the Hard Drive and hit Y. Then press X, X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X, X. Choose Yes to perform maintenance."
thanks mate, I hope that works
Shouldn't there be an option from the menu screen to do that?
playing through it again on hard too, luckily i had internet cable in my PC and never hooked it up so no d/l here. man that sucks tho, for me the game started hiccuping with the framerate after playing long time today ,did the clear cache code and it seems all good for now. must say tho, games other than Epic games that use the UE3 engine have not looked as good as Epics (bioshock looks amazing, but if you get technical with it Gears wins a little)and been a little to alot(midways ww2 shooter)buggy. wtfudge?
No problems! I even beat a Big Daddy w/o dying on the hard difficulty - thank you Mr. Grenade Launcher!
and other than not finding the button for the damn elevator to go find Cohen, no problems at all. Ran the update immediately before starting tonight as well.
big daddy sounds like a pimp name
Mister Bubbles is the gay pimp.
MY 360 DIED LASTNIGHT! YEAAAAAYYYYEEEE!!!! F*UUUUCK ME!
EDIT: Well, my original 3fixme died right before gears, and now again right before halo. and here I thought M$ liked me. it's not right for them to play with me like this. i wish them death.
EDIT: sorry i wasn't laughing AT you i was laughing WITH you... sadly i know your pain. lucky for me though, the good people at wal-mart are dumb and i just go there buy a new one put my dead one in the box return it and TADA! new 360 for me in all of 1 hour. done that twice now...
My 360 died also. Bioshock killed it, but I'll do you one even better after it died 2 days later I get my invite to the COD 4 beta. We can mourn together. All are welcome. All are welcome.
that sucks to hear about your guys 360's :( seems like the fail rate is really damn high. weak
i have good news tho...mine works fine, and can run your cod4 Beta key perfectly :P
Think ill go back to playing my lag free stutter free hard to develop PS3...
"stutter free" like EVERY ps3 game has framerate issues... what kinda crack are you smoking? not to mention that fact that you don't really have ANY good games to be playing in the first place... save maybe warhawk which you can't play anyways cuz the servers are sh1t... now piss off you butt pirating ass gremlin.
now before you get all pissy at me... HE STARTED IT!
...and there go my bubbles cuz people don't have any sense of humor... hehe bubbles... mr. bubbles... HA... ok i'm done.
and the Warhawk servers, what's your PSN ID again? Maybe I can help you out.
Ok, ok.. I think he's burnt to a crisp. Damn -haha- but he kinda asked for it ^_^ Flame on!
iv fin it 3 times and just need one achievment to fin it on hard, wasnt any problems as far as i could see
I have noticed that too
ALL YOU DO IS DELETE ANY EXTRA SAVES THEYRE 7MB A PIECE. THEN HOLD A WHEN U START THE CONSOLE AND HOLD A WHEN U START THE GAME. i had horrible framerate issues where it would stick for a second or two. btw bioshock is not the game of the year. yea its tight, i love the rpg elements like looting but the story is kinda corny with atlas and ryan. great game 9+ but shouldnt be given a 10 theres alot they couldve made better. and whats this 2nd ending everyones talkin about?
Mine was a bit jacked up after the update as well, but it wasn't really horrible. I just finished the 2nd time. I'm done with Bioshock for now...
mine too, i started to play it again yesterday and havnt downloaded the patch and it seems impossible to play.
this might seem like a stupid question but if my game is already experiencing framerate issues should i download the patch ?
love the game but its buggy as hell, it so didnt deserve such high scores with all the pop up textures and other issues it has
2k get your @ss into gear and release a game that isnt buggy for a change!
dont mean to sound big-headed but its called texture streaming and its part of the unreal engine, it also saves alot of loading time.
yeah i know what it is but its a shame its so obvious in this game, it really tahes you out of the moment when a texture wont load untill you are right next to the object, or worse yet the bodies with no texture at all that wont load no matter what
if this is going to be the unreal engine staple then i would rather see games not using this engine, it really doesnt look next gen when textures pop up the way they do in bioshock, can they make a patch to fix it?.....actually dont bother 2k, they would probably stuff it up and have permanent n64 textures
This is the most polished game I've played in a long while. Gears had just as much texture loading as Bioshock. (It was actually worse in Gears)
It is not buggy.
Then please snap off your ass and put a xbox instead..Go hurry up
So whats the story. Have they fixed this yet or removed the update?
Leaving my Xbox offline till I find out.
you can still be online, you dont HAVE to accept the update to play the game, but 2k officially suck! im sick of buggy games, add this to the guitar hero patch of doom!
dont people test things on xbox? sure i love playing my xbox but im tired of this sh1t!
Just dont grab the patch for now. until things get sorted out. if you have auto log in like I do just dont accept the patch.
The patch was needed for pc? My xobx ver is fine the way it is. i wont DL
You XTURDS must be getting real used to this by now huh? You know having PROBLEMS with EVERY update to games and especially the 3FixMe itself.......AAAHAHAHHAHHAHHAH A
I downloaded the patch last night, played for 3 hours (finally beat it), and all I noticed is it seemed to fix the widescreen issue. No framerate problems or freezing that I noticed. I guess it is just luck of the draw.
What in the hell is the patch for? the game runs fine as is...i don't get it.
i had 3 bots hacked and following me around and got into a battle with about 6 slicers(plus a big daddy walking back and forth in the back ground aimlessly). with all the ammo and movement going on at once not one hick up. i was thinking "wow, you can't say this is not a finished product."
so again, why do we need a patch?
edit: i just read #23's comment...the widescreen issue is what it was for. i guess i never noticed a problem with the widescreen. not a big deal to me.
dude, everytime i have 2 bots friendly to me, and try to hack another it wont let me. i play the 360 version, maybe thats why? maybe im retarded? on my 2nd play thru, wonderin how you get 3 bots!?
If I hadn't given the cod4 beta key to my cousin it would have been yours.
lol - i'm not sure if that's supposed to be nice because he'd probably be temporarily banned from Live right now if you had :)
lol thx man. i woulda hooked you up with some cash if there was a way to get it , woulda been real nice of you
adamlicious damn that sux, thx for lookin out. thats lame you could be banned for that, didnt know. what happens to those people buying and selling beta keys on Ebay? i read somewhere there is a glitch which somehow lets the beta get moved onto another hard drive. damn, i just wanna blow people up that are chasing me with C4, looks hellafun
the game started getting really choppy after downloading the patch. I hope they come out with a fix quickly.
this game had framerate problems b4 the patch. Still a great game
its not that bad, the only time i noticed it was when i was trying to hack something
I haven't yet applied the patch, but my game is having the same issue. I finished it on normal and went back on hard to polish off a few acheivements. A couple of bathysphere trips later and it started freezing. It now takes up to 10 seconds for textures to load so most objects appear grey and smooth on approach. It also freezes (stalls) every 10-15 seconds for a duration of about 2 seconds. Very annoying. In an attempt to fix this, I cleared my cache, deleted game saves on this and other games (took about 45 minutes to delete all but one of my oblivion saves) but had no improvement. I'm planning on borrowing a friends disc and am buying an elite next week when the lot 0728's land here in Calgary. When I heard that there was a mysterious update, I was hoping that it would address the issue, not create it for others. If it still doesnt work on the elite, I'll be trading it in towards one of the 10 games I have on pre-order for the next 2 months.
GT - The Drift king
We should be able to System Restore our xboxs
Like my Warhawk that never lags... wait, that isn't true.
Okay, like my Warhawk that never freezes up... wait, also not true.
Okay, okay, like my Warhawk that records all of my stats and shows me increasing in Rank beyond Recruit(I guess it did say I was RECOMMENDED for Airman, not actually promoted)... wait, that isn't happening either.
So with Warhawk screwed up, what are YOU going to play? I am sick of Resistance, sick of Motorstorm, so I guess I will go back to playing ANY of the games on my 360. I hope your Warhawk is broke, too, PS3Fanboy, because I obviously don't want to play with your dumb a$$.
You're a very angry person...
EDIT: lol, work can do that to you. At least you had an excuse... I just find it funny when people are that adamant over a game system for no reason. It's not like it's a family member.... although a "your console's so fat" joke would be good...
Sorry, I was at work AND got fired up at a stupid comment.
But I could also be an angry person. I should probably seek counseling.
I downloaded the patch today and my game was find as hell, nothing wrong with it. Whenever you do release a patch, expect a small amount of people to experince a problem or two. You do know, that if you go into options then you can click the option to unlock the framerate, this is on the 360 version btw.
no problems here
I downloaded the update yesterday. This morning I saw the headline for this article n' thought nothing of it 'til I jumped on the game and noticed instantly there was a horrendous difference, terrible lag issues. Hell, a Spider Splicer almost did me in it was so bad. But I remembered this n' came back, read about the clear cache as drunk pandas advised n' all is well. I'm not sure what that update is for (specially with the game being off-line) me n' Bioshock will be just fine without it.
'Lil off topic but....this game is wicked. I walked up to an in game flower n' coulda swore I could smell it.. Every encounter is a riot of fun n' strategy, no one's there for you to just beat up on.
and they give you the best? suuuuuurrrrrrrrrreeeeeeee
Ironman the troll is here, well done at trolling.
i dont, do shut up
Well, that sucks balls if it is true. Ken Levine should make a statement or something.