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How to Prevent BioShock Remastered from Crashing [Complete Guide]

BioShock Remastered is a very popular PC game and it harbors a large player base that is very enthusiastic for its gameplay. However, recently users have been running into the BioShock Remastered Crashing issue on their computers and we have addressed this very problem in our article. Make sure that you apply all of these fixes for optimal results.

Bioshock Remastered Game

What Causes the BioShock Remastered Crashing issue on PC?

After going through some of the repair strategies commonly used to fix this issue, we have concluded that the following are some of the most common reasons due to which this error is triggered.

  • Steam Overlay: Steam overlay is beneficial in some cases but it can sometimes interfere with important components of the game due to which the BioShock Remastered Crashing issue can be triggered. Therefore, it is best to temporarily disable the overlay and check if doing so fixes the issue.
  • Config File: In some cases, the config file being used by the game might not be properly configured which can end up causing this issue. Therefore, it is recommended to follow the guide below to properly edit your config file to fix the BioShock Remastered Crashing issue.
  • Stereo Mix: If you haven’t enabled stereo mix on your computer, the game might crash because of a glitch. This seems like a weird glitch but some users found that enabling Stereo mix on their computers got rid of the BioShock crashing issue.
  • Outdated Device Drivers: If your drivers have been outdated and there are more later updates available for them, this issue might be triggered. It is best to always keep your drivers updated to the latest version in order for the latest games to work properly.
  • Outdated Windows: If you haven’t updated Windows to the latest available version, BioShock Remastered Crashing issue might be triggered on your computer. It is best to get the latest available Windows updates installed on your computer as soon as they come out to make sure that it doesn’t occur.

Now that you are familiar with the reasons behind this particular issue, we will be moving on towards implementing the solutions. Follow the guide below to do that.

Before you start:

  1. Right-click on the game’s shortcut located on the desktop and select “Properties”.
  2. Navigate to the “Compatability” tab and check the box parallel to “Run this program as an administrator”.
    Running Bioshock as an administrator to fix bioshock remastered crashing issue
    Running Bioshock as an administrator

How to fix Bioshock remastered crashing windows 10 issue:

Solution 1: Disable Steam Overlay

  1. Launch “Steam” and navigate to the “Library” tab. Now, from the left pane, locate the game you are having trouble with.
  2. Right-click on the faulty game and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu.
  3. Now proceed to the “General” tab and uncheck the box parallel to “Enable the Steam overlay while in-game”.
    Enable the Steam overlay while in-game
    Disable the Steam overlay
  4. Now restart the Steam application and check whether the BioShock remastered crashing windows 10
    error still persists.

Solution 2: Edit the Configuration File

  1. Press “Win + R” key on the keyboard to open the run box and search for “%appdata%”.
    Typing in %appdata%
    Typing in %appdata%
  2. Now click on the “View” tab located on the menubar and check the box parallel to “Hidden items”.
    View Hidden Items to get rid of bioshock remastered crashing problem
    View Hidden Items
  3. Now open the “BioshockHD” folder and double-click on the “Bioshock ” folder to open it.
  4. Now right-click on the “Bioshock2SP.ini” file and open it with “Notepad”.
  5. Once the file is opened, hit “Ctrl + F” on the keyboard and search for the “HavokNumThreads” keyword.
  6. Now set the value of this variable to half of its default value. (For example, if previously it’s default value was 2, set it to 1)
  7. Similarly, locate and change the value of “TextureStreamingMemoryLimit” from “256” to “2048” and set the value of “TextureStreamingDistanceLimit” equal to “10000”.
  8. Now locate and change the following lines under the section labeled as “Engine.RenderConfig”.
    UseVSync = False;
    UseMultithreadedRendering = True;
    UseMultithreadedRendering=0;
    UseVSync=1;
  9. Similarly, locate and change the value of “VSync” as “False” under the “ShockGame.ShockUserSettings” section.
  10. Now press “Ctrl + S” on the keyboard to save the changes and close the file.
  11. After making all the above changes, launch the game and see whether the issue persists. If you still encounter a game crash, please proceed to the next potential fix indexed below.

Note: Perform step 8 and 9 only if you have an NVIDIA GPU.

Solution 3: Run the Game Using DirectX 9

  1. Launch “Steam” and navigate to the “Library” tab. Now, from the left pane, locate the game you are having trouble with.
  2. Right-click on the faulty game and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu.
  3. Now proceed to the “General” tab and click on the “Set launch option” option.
    Choose Set Launch Options to fix bioshock remastered crashing issue
    Choose Set Launch Options
  4. Now type “-dx9” in the text field appeared on the screen and click on the “OK” button.
  5. After enabling DirectX 9, launch your game and see if your game still crashes.

Solution 4: Enabling Stereo Mix

  1. Right-click on the “Speaker” icon located on the taskbar and click on the “Sound” option.
    select "Sound" to get rid of bioshock remastered crashing
    Select Sound
  2. Under the “Recording” tab, right-click on “Stereo Mix” and select “Enable”.
    Enabling Stereo Mix
    Enabling Stereo Mix
  3. Now click on the “Properties” button and navigate to the “Advanced” tab.
  4. Now set the “Default Format” to 16 bit “16 bit, 48 kHz”.
    Set default Format to get rid of bioshock remastered crashing problem
    Set default Format
  5. Apply the changes and proceed to play the game to check if the BioShock remastered crash problem is rectified.

Solution 5: Tweak in-game settings

  1. Open “Settings” of your game and navigate to the “Graphics Options”.
  2. Now lower the graphics resolution by moving the slider to the left side. It is recommended to set it as “640×480”.
    Lower your graphics settings to rectify bioshock remastered crashing
    Lower your graphics settings
  3. Now navigate to the “Customize Control” section from the settings menu and disable the “Gamepad”.
  4. After making the changes, save the settings and launch the game again to see if it crashes again.

Solution 6: Update device drivers

  1. Navigate to your favorite browser and download Driver Easy.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded executable file and install the tool by following the on-screen instructions.
  3. Click the Scan Now” button to start the scanning process.
    Clck on Scan Now to fix bioshock remastered crashing problem
    Choose Scan now
  4. Now a list will appear that will be comprising all of the outdated drivers on your computer. It is up to you that you update them selectively or collectively by clicking the Update All” button at the bottom.
    Update All
    Click on Update all
  5. When the drivers are updated successfully, restart your computer and check whether Bioshock remastered crashing windows 10 issue is resolved or not.

Solution 7: Play the game with a dedicated graphics card

If you have integrated more then one GPUs in your computer, then follow the steps below to eliminate this error.

  1. Right-click on the game’s shortcut located on the desktop and select “Run with graphics processor”.
  2. If the default GPU is selected, switch to the more powerful GPU you have integrated with your PC.
  3. After switching to the right GPU, launch your game and see if the issue has been terminated.

Solution 8: Disable Overclocking

  1. On your keyboard, hit “Windows + I” keys simultaneously to open “Settings” and select “Update and Security”.
    Click on Update and Security to get rid of bioshock remastered crashing
    Choose Update and Security
  2. From the left pane, click on Recovery” and then select Restart Now” under the heading of Advanced Startup.
    Restart Now
    Restart now
  3. Click on Troubleshoot” and then select Advanced Options”.
    Advanced Options
    Choose Advanced Options
  4. Now select  UEFI Firmware Settings” and click on “Restart”.
    Choose UEFI Firmware settings to fix bioshock remastered crashing issue
    Click on UEFI Firmware Settings
  5. Press the BIOS boot key as soon as the machine’s logo appears on the screen.
    Note: Different computers/Laptops have different BIOS boot keys like DEL, F2, ESC, etc.
  6. After entering the BIOS, go to the Advanced” tab and select Performance”.
  7. Locate the Overclocked” option and disable it, hit “F10” on the keyboard to save and exit the settings and restart your PC.

Solution 9: Reinstall the game

  1. Launch Steam client on your computer and navigate to “Library”.
  2. From the left pane, right-click on the game icon and select “Uninstall”.
    Uninstall Bioshock to get rid of bioshock remastered crashing problem
    Uninstall Bioshock
  3. After the game has been uninstalled completely, navigate to “Store” and search for “Bioshock Remastered”.
  4. Now click on the “Install” button and wait while your game is reinstalled on your PC.
  5. When the game has been installed successfully, check if you encounter a game crash again.

Solution 10: Check for Windows updates

  1. Press “Windows + I” keys on the keyboard to open “Settings” and choose “Update and Security”.
    Choose Update and Security to get rid of bioshock remastered crashing
    Click on Update and Security
  2. Navigate to the “Windows Update” tab from the left side of the screen and select “Check for Updates”.
    Check for Updates
    Check for updates
  3. When the Windows is updated, launch the game to see whether the bioshock remastered crashing issue has been rectified.

Workaround:

If none of the solutions, explained above has resolved the problem you encountered, then there are some changes that might prevent your game from crashing again. Some people have reported that they managed to get around this issue by disabling the UI Scaling and enabling everything else in the graphics settings. In addition to this, disabling the Xbox Game bar and the DVR services as well. Propagating these changes will hopefully prevent crashes in your game.

If you are still unable to fix this issue, you can contact us for any further assistance.

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