System shock 2 installs great and runs ok. The only problem is the mouse pointer is shown on top during game, it shows up over the game mouse but in the center of the screen. In order to get the game to run you need to download a no-cd crack for system shock 2.
What does not
For some reason the safedisk does not work with wine 0.9.35 and below. In the future it may be a good idea to try and get safedisk to work with wine, or wine to work with safedisk.
What was not tested
Full game was not tested, and neither was the online game patch.
Find a way to get rid of the mouse during gameplay.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Aptosid x86_64||Jun 04 2012||1.2.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||MassteR|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Sep 14 2011||1.2.3||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
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: