New BioShock PC Remasters Patch Fixes Multiple Issues

At launch, Steam users said BioShock 1 and 2 Remastered's "graphics are only slightly better."

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2K released a patch for the remastered versions of BioShock 1 and 2 on PC today. It fixes multiple issues players had reported previously, as well as adds some requested features. The update is now live for both games.

One of the more common problems players had with the remastered games at launch was mouse acceleration. 2K has made improvements to mouse sensitivity, threshold, and buffering. It also fixed issues that were occurring with assigning actions to Mouse Buttons 4 and 5. Additionally, the mouse's icon size is now adjustable and will scale as you change the resolution.

Both games now support 21:9 resolutions, while the UI has two different modes when set to these displays: Stretch and Centered. You can also now adjust the field-of-view from 75 to 130.

As for the specific games, BioShock 1 will no longer reset your settings if you shut down the game improperly and Speaker Mode is now a selectable option from the settings menu. Several graphical issues on Nvidia hardware have also been fixed, and new graphics options added for lower-end machines. BioShock 2, on the other hand, has seen performance improvements with DirectX 11 and fixes to several graphic issues with occlusion culling. You can see the patch notes for yourself in the lists at the bottom of the article.

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BioShock: The Collection took the entire trilogy and remastered the games for consoles. On PC, only BioShock 1 and 2 were remastered because BioShock Infinite "already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings."

If you want to know what type of rig you'll need to run the remastered BioShock games on PC, you can check out the system requirements here.

BioShock's Patch Notes

  • Field-Of-View is now adjustable from 75 to 130 in the Graphics Options Menu.
  • 21:9 Resolutions are now available. UI supports 2 modes (Stretch or Centered) at these resolutions.
  • Resolved several graphical issues on NVidia hardware
  • New Graphics options available for lower-end machines
  • Mouse Button 4 and 5 assignments fixed
  • Mouse Icon Size is now adjustable and will scale with resolution.
  • Several improvements have been made to Mouse Sensitivity, Threshold, and Buffering
  • Settings will no longer automatically reset on improperly shutting down BioShock
  • Speaker Mode should now be selectable from the Audio Options Menu
  • Fixed an initialization bug with Audio System.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

BioShock 2's Patch Notes

  • Field-Of-View is now adjustable from 75 to 130 in the Graphics Options Menu.
  • 21:9 Resolutions are now available. UI supports 2 modes (Stretch or Centered) at these resolutions.
  • Mouse Button 4 and 5 assignments fixed.
  • Mouse Icon Size is now adjustable and will scale with resolution.
  • Several improvements have been made to Mouse Sensitivity, Threshold, and Buffering
  • DirectX 11 Performance improvements
  • Fixed several graphical issues with Occlusion Culling.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

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