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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: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.14

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What works

Installation, single player.

What does not

Movies did not play for me, but I didn't try any work arounds.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer

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Additional Comments

Works extremely well, make sure it's restricted to one core to avoid freezes (known problem in the game itself, not wine). Make sure X is set to 16-bit color depth to make the colors look right. Works very well with the high res texture and model packs, the straylight bugfix/rebalance patch, and the high res widescreen patch. I'm able to play at 1680x1050 without any noticeable slowdowns. I run it in a separate X session for the 16-bit color depth. I used the underdogs version of the game for the initial install, and got the patches i mentioned from strangebedfellows.de.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 
ShowAptosid x86_64Jun 04 20121.2.3Yes Yes GoldMassteR 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Sep 14 20111.2.3Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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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