What does not
The game usually hang after less than a minute into gameplay with a message similar to this :
0024:err:sync:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0077E340 (null) wait timed out in thread 0024, blocked by 0110, retrying (60 sec)
I wasn't even able to get through the first "hub" level.
What was not tested
Actual gameplay, as the game itself is not playable.
The issue described here also exists on Windows, so the bug itself must be in the v2.3 executable. You're much better off just using the GoG version.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 10 2022||8.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Fiku Miku Foo Foo Foo|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 30 2022||7.19||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Fiku Miku Foo Foo Foo|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 05 2012||1.5.14||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Manne Dyrver|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 30 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 16 x86_64||Dec 14 2011||1.3.29||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Konstantin Boyandin|
Game will be randomly crashed on multicore systems. This is bug of Dark Engine (see bug #9844 for more info).
Launch game via taskset program:
taskset -c 1 wine Shock.exe
The game's installer refuses to install if it detects Windows 2k or later. To work around this, you have two options. First, you can run winecfg and set the Windows version to Windows 98, and then run setup.exe from the CD as normal. Alternatively, you can open a terminal, navigate to the CD drive, and run the installer this way: wine "setup.exe" -lgntforce
Do a full install (Intel codec too), but do not install Direct X.
Install SS2 Tool
SS2 Tool should be the first thing you do after installing the game. It replaces the official patch, and also includes a few other critical bugfixes needed to get System Shock 2 working on modern systems. It also removes the copy protection.For better looking graphics: