The game installs (Windows 98) and runs with sound and everything.
What does not
The game crashes very often. I would say, it is not really playable.
What was not tested
Did not play too long because of the crashes.
|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|
|Current||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Sep 14 2011||1.2.3||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|219||Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|881||Mouse cursor not blanked||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|1631||Sound underruns occur in directsound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7897||System Shock cannot run - d3d, ddraw fixme||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8988||Sacred: choppy video and sound; sprites cannot be seen.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9509||Weak performance in System Shock 2||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9841||System Shock 2 now crashes when you load since update 0.9.46||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|9844||System Shock 2 crashes often at certain in game events||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|10509||System Shock 2 doesn't run||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10821||System Shock 2 not loading up||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|11329||Wine "forgets" that it's using a vfat filesystem and doesn't use case-insensitive optimizations||CLOSED||WONTFIX||View|
|12092||Graphical glitches in System Shock 2||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|12722||intel software codecs video not working for thief/system shock||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13220||warcraft 3 sound stops after a while||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15074||System Shock 2: randomly disappearing sound (esp. when loading level)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17900||RenderTargetLockMode=disabled required for playable display (ati)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|18885||Space bar doesn't work for "mantling"||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|22609||SystemShock2 crash when starting level||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27654||Sound fails after level start in System Shock 2||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30557||winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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: