System Shock 2

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System Shock 2 demo version.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.18

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What works

Installing the demo (of course when called with the correct parameter or enabling win98 compatibility mode), otherwise the installer exits with an error message.

The parameter for the setup is:
setup.exe -lgntforce

What does not

Enabling any kind of hardware acceleration. I can't enable hardware acceleration for sound support nor can I setup anything with D3D, the config tool only gives we a DirectDraw renderer.

The next thing is starting the game. Does seem to work, but after the loading sequence I get some very unpleasant sound output and a black screen. I already filed a bugreport and I'm going to attach it here.


What was not tested

Pretty much everything except the setup. The game demo is currently unplayable in wine. Getting in-game is not possible at all.

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Additional Comments

I'm using a i915 integrated Intel graphics chipset if anyone is interested.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20091.1.18Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 23 20081.1.6Yes Yes GoldMike Ellery 
CurrentGentoo LinuxApr 13 20080.9.59.Yes No GarbageTobias Jakobi 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 29 20070.9.44.Yes Yes GarbagePiotr 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20070.9.41.Yes Yes BronzeKrystian 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


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