The game itself, loading and saving, cutscenes.
What does not
For some reason, I couldn't run the installer without it immediately crashing. Thankfully you can install it manually with SS2tool. Also the game crashes occasionally regardless of the multicore-patch from SS2tool, but this disappears completely when run with RunFirst. (Thanks Dan McCombs!)
What was not tested
Gameplay beyond engineering. Fan missions. Multiplayer. 3rd party enhancement packs. (Graphics and models, etc.)
Specs: AMD Athlon II X2 255 w/ 2GB RAM Radeon HD3000 w/ AMD Catalyst 11.5 Used SS2Tool 3.5. Installed by copying the Shock2-directory off from the CD. The DDfix+widescreen-patch included in SS2Tool produces the blinding "white screen" on actual gameplay. Must be run with RunFirst to deal with multicore freeze-issues.
|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: