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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

Almost everything, except what wasn't tested.

What does not

Game CD can't be detected

Workarounds

What was not tested

Extensive gameplay. Only tutorial missions completed.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

There's some steps be done before going deep to gameplay. 1) You'll need 2.3 patch 2) You'll need NoCD crack - without it game can't recongnize it's original CD :( 3) If you're using manycore (or hyperthreaded) CPU - you'll need "RunFirst" program that lets you start an application on the first processor of a multi-processor system or on an hyper-threaded single processor system. [Just google for it] 4) Run $ wine RunFirst.exe Shock2.exe 5) Profit! :) P.S. no DirectX or other redistributable packages nor winetricks packs is needed!

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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 
CurrentAptosid 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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