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System Shock 2

This is the version of the game from the CD.

Application Details:

Version: 2.3
License: Retail
URL: http://www.irrationalgames.com...
Votes: 35
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0-rc1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Changing options in the game menu
  • Sound effects and visuals seem OK

What does not

In-game videos.

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.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Actual gameplay, as the game itself is not playable.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 10 20228.0-rc1Yes Yes NoGarbageGood Guy Danny 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 30 20227.19No Not installable NoGarbageGood Guy Danny 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 05 20121.5.14Yes Yes PlatinumManne Dyrver 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20121.4Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 16 x86_64Dec 14 20111.3.29Yes Yes BronzeKonstantin Boyandin 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING

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


HOWTO
Install the game

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

http://www.strangebedfellows.de/index.php?topic=392.0

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:

Install the SHTUP texture pack.
Install the Rebirth Complemented High-Definition model pack.

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