===================================================================== BioShock 2 ReadMe ===================================================================== Version 1.

0 ===================================================================== Table of Contents ===================================================================== 1) System Requirements 1.1 Minimum System Requirements 1.2 Recommended System Requirements 1.3 Other Requirements 2) Performance 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 CPU Speed Video and Sound Card Drivers Memory Better Performance for your Game

3) Troubleshooting information 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Installation Activation Issues Firewall and Required Ports Pixel Shaders Control Issues AMD Dual Core Timing Issue NVIDIA Quadro Support Single Core Affinity Support Soundblaster(R) Audigy and Live! Support

4) Web Links 5) Technical Support 6) End User License Agreement & Copyright Information 6.1 End User License Agreement 6.2 Copyright Information ===================================================================== 1. System Requirements ===================================================================== 1.1 Minimum System Requirements ------------------------------Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windo ws 7 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 (3800+ 2.4GHz) Intel Pentium 4 (530 3.0 GHz) RAM: 2 GB Video Card: NVIDIA 7800GT with 256 MB RAM or better ATI Radeon X1900 with 256 MB RAM or better Hard Disc Space: 11 GB Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant card 1.2 Recommended System Requirements

requires disc-in-drive to play (Unlimited Installation s). Microsoft DirectX. 64-bit. earn Achievements.LIVE client. Machines with a lower end processor and video card that ha s 256 MB of RAM or less.0c compliant card 1. The higher the clock speed of the processor the better the game will run. Achievements.----------------------------------Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windo ws 7 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core (5200+ 2. 2.1 CPU Speed ------------BioShock 2 is optimized for multi-core processor machines. Most multi-core machines will be optimum for BioS hock 2. If the game is run o n a single core machine then a processor of at least 3GHz or equivalent is requi red to get reasonable performance. Supports -------DirectX 10. Performance ===================================================================== 2. Machines with less memory will access their hard disk more frequently to load data. Ability to save game .6 GHz) or better Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo (E6420 2. Games for Windows .13 GHz) or better RAM: 3 GB Video Card: NVIDIA 8800GT with 512 MB RAM or better ATI Radeon HD4830 with 512 MB RAM or better Hard Disc: 11 GB Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9. Sony DADC SecuROM.2 Video and Sound Card Drivers -------------------------------It is recommend that you update your audio and video card drivers to the latest version provided by the card/computer manufacturer. Friends. Online multiplayer 2-10. receive title updates and online play requires log-in to Ga mes for Windows . visit the card/computer manufacturer s website. should make sure that there are no active running progr ams in the background.3 Memory ---------Memory or RAM can sometimes greatly affect game play. which causes sporadic pauses in game play. To obtain the latest driver s for your equipment. Multi-core. Peripherals Supported --------------------Microsoft compatible Keyboard and Mouse.LIVE Client Patch. Matchmaking.3 Other Requirements ---------------------Initial installation requires one-time internet connection. 2. This will optimize performance and make the gaming experi . Voice ===================================================================== 2.LIVE. software installations required (included on disc) include Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Runtime Libraries. Games for Windo ws .

3. For good performance we recommend at least 2 Gigabytes of system memory. 3. If you experience any issues with the activation. 3.1 Installation Activation Issues ---------------------------------BioShock 2 requires that you are connected to the internet during installation. If you are not using an EAX(R) compatible sound card then disablin g "reverb" from the Audio Options screen will also improve performance.LIVE. Troubleshooting Information ===================================================================== 3. and Real Time Reflection mapping are also turned off.4 Control Issues ------------------Some PC keyboards can't recognise 3 or more simultaneous key presses. 2.ence better for the user. High Detail Post Processing. will return a system beep . the keyboa rd buffer for the system overloads and.3 Pixel Shaders ------------------BioShock 2 requires support for Pixel Shader 3.2 Firewall and Required Ports ------------------------------The following ports are required to be opened to use Games for Windows . BioShock 2 Support Page: Activation Support Site: www.4 Better Performance for your Game -----------------------------------A faster graphics card on a slower PC may receive significantly increased frame rates and performance benefits when Shadow Maps are turned off and Texture Detai l. Port Port Port Port Port 80 (TCP) 88 (UDP) 53 (TCP/UDP) 443 (TCP) 3074 (TCP/UDP) For more information visit the Microsoft Games for Windows .LIVE support pages.2kgames. please visit the following s ites for troubleshooting information. For op timum performance we recommend at least 3 Gigabytes of system memory. ===================================================================== 3.5 AMD Dual Core Timing Issue ------------------------------- .com/bioshock2/activation 3. in some cases.0 or later to run. If performance issues are observed then it is recommended that the you select a lower screen resolution and lower Graphics Quality setting from the Graphics Opt ions screen.2kgames.com/bioshock2/support www.

8 Soundblaster(R) Audigy and Live! Support -------------------------------------------If you are experiencing Audio and Music synch issues during gameplay. Click Apply . stability an d gameplay issues.Some older machines that have AMD dual core processors may experience problems r unning the game.6 NVIDIA Quadro Support -------------------------BioShock 2 does not support the NVIDIA® Quadro range of graphics cards. or visit the link above.com/bioshock2/support For details on how to contact your local technical support representatives direc tly please refer to the technical support section of the BioShock 2 User Manual.com The Cult of Rapture: www. Playing Bi oShock 2 using this range of cards can lead to serious performance. stability an d gameplay issues.2kgames. updates and community news.2kgames. please do t he following to fix the problem: 1. If you have such a system. then Ok 4.com 5 Technical Support -------------------You can find the latest technical support information and up to date FAQs at the following website: General Support and FAQs: www. End User License Agreement & Copyright Information ===================================================================== . 3. Web Links -----------For the latest information. Go to: Audio > Advance > Performance 3. Change the Hardware Acceleration setting from Full Acceleration to Standard Acceleration 4.com/cultofrapture 2K Games Home Page: www. Playing BioShock 2 using Single Core Affinity Mode can lead to serious performance. Go to: Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices 2.2kgames. visit the official BioSh ock 2 Websites: BioShock 2 Official Web Site: www.7 Single Core Affinity Support -------------------------------BioShock 2 is not designed to run in Single Core Affinity Mode.bioshock2game. ===================================================================== 6.amd. you should first visit the AMD websi te (www. and are us ing a SoundBlaster(R) Audigy SE or SoundBlaster(R) Live! Sound Card. 3.com) and obtain the latest processor drivers from the Support & Driv ers Page. 3.

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