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BioShock Collection PC patch takes aim at mouse, graphical issues

UPDATE: Update released - is it a tonic for your woes?

The BioShock Collection's troubled PC version has now been patched - so if you were waiting for the changes to drop, now may be the time to head back.

Included in the update are field-of-view fixes, 21:9 resolution support and mouse icon updates, all of which should make the refreshed PC versions of the classic BioShock 1 and 2 a little more playable.

It's a shame these things weren't in the game to begin with - but here's hoping they make a difference for you.

Here's the list of changes in full:

BioShock 1

  • 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

  • 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

The BioShock Collection made a splash last week on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although PC players have since encountered a number of issues while playing.

Publisher 2K has now acknowledged the issues and said it will address many of them in a forthcoming patch.

Chief among the complaints has been the game's finicky mouse controls, along with a lack of support for 21:9 displays. Players have also criticised the lack of FOV sliders and settings for audio speakers (or lack thereof).

Plenty have also reported a high number of crashes, too.

2K hasn't explained why these issues are happening, but it has listed all of the above as targets for fixing.

"Since the launch of BioShock and BioShock 2 Remastered, some players have been reporting stability issues, while others have asked for additional feature support," 2K wrote via a Steam blog post. "We hear you and we're happy to report we're addressing this feedback soon.

"Whether it's your first time in Rapture, or you're revisiting it again, we want your experience with the BioShock remasters to be as enjoyable as possible."

Points which will be addressed include:

  • General Mouse Fixes, including better Mouse Smoothing, Sensitivity and Acceleration Options in BioShock
  • Additional Speaker Mode Options in Audio Settings in BioShock
  • Improved FoV Slider Options in BioShock, BioShock 2 and Minerva's Den
  • Support for 21:9 display ratios in BioShock, BioShock 2 and Minerva's Den
  • General stability improvement to reduce instances of game crashes.

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