Installing the game, Patching the game, Ss2-tooling the game, playing the game and Modifying the game.
What does not
Cutscenes, Copy-protection and multiplayer, especially with the DirectPlay8Wrapper. Standard works somewhat, I could connect but seems even buggier than through Windows 7. The DirectPlay8wrapper helps in Windows.
fixme:dpnet:IDirectPlay8PeerImpl_Close (0x173038)->(0): stub
What was not tested
Run the game from it's own folder through terminal, but don't forget "taskset -c 1 wine shock2.exe" if you own a dual core or HyperThreaded processor.. If I try to run the game from a shortcut it ends up I get loads of dumping errors having to do with Shock2.exe. PS: Writing this with a locked res due to Wine crashing :p
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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: