Bioshock 2

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Version on Steam after October 3, 2013. Uses Steamworks instead of GFWL and has other changes/additions. 

Application Details:

Version: Steam
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.15

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Test Results

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What works

Installing, singleplayer, options

What does not

Nothing to my knowledge


What was not tested

Multiplayer, special features, playtime longer than a few minutes

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Additional Comments

This is specific ONLY to the new version of BioShock2 that was released on Steam today, 10/3/2013. This version uses Steamworks instead of GWFL and has other things added/changed as well. Launched via Steam, I didn't manually select any exe. Installed in a non-clean wineprefix that I use for all of my Steam games: WINEARCH=win32. Installed via winetricks: d3dx10, d3dx11_xx, d3dx9_xx, dinput8, directplay, dotnet40, ie8, mfc40&42, msls31, msvcirt, physx, pngfilt, all vcrun, wininet, both xact, xinput, xmllite, xna31. No other overrides, not even disabling gameoverlayrenderer. Performance is less than that of windows of course, and I experienced stuttering when loading new textures etc, but it runs FINALLY! I experienced a crash as well when just messing around drilling the environment. Didn't run the game through terminal so I don't know the output of the crash.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jul 23 20161.9.15Yes Yes SilverWylda 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 03 20161.9.11Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Oct 29 20151.7.53Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 05 20151.7.40Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 12 20151.7.38Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26269 BioShock 2: Loss of keyboard input on loading screen REOPENED View
32511 BioShock 2 (Steam): Bioshock2.exe cannot be launched directly, please launch using Bioshock2Launcher.exe CLOSED FIXED View
34658 Bioshock 2 runs out of GL memory quickly NEW View
34659 Bioshock 2 (Steam): mouse can't be moved in main menu CLOSED FIXED View
39816 BioShock 2 needs d3d10_shader_reflection_GetInputParameterDesc() CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Choppy sound fix
2015-04-20 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2014 and may not be relevant to current Wine.

I fixed it by changing my systems pulse audio sampling frequency to 44100 Hz, it was 48 kHz before.


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