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System Shock 2

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Game Info

Game version 2.3
Installer Works, no known problems
Game Works, with some issues (see below)
Patch Works, no known problems
Download patch Patch 2.3
Demo works Yes
Download demo Mirror list (3D Gamers)
Requires no-cd patch Yes
Multiplayer works unknown
Works with Cedega version(s) 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.1 (best), 4.1, 4.0.1, 4.0
Tested with Cedega version(s) 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.1, 4.1, 4.0.1, 4.0
Supported by TransGaming No
URLs Sshock2.com - TTLG Fansite Website
System Shock 2- Irrationalgames.com page

Issues

  • Installer crashes when trying to install the video codec for the cutscenes. This is non-fatal however, and the installer does continue after the crash. Because of this, cutscenes don't play. This is not a big problem, since there are only two cutscenes in the entire game (one at the start, one at the end).
  • To work around a menu animation glitch, turn off Accelerated Interprocess Communication and switch on Decrease WineServer Priority.
  • Graphical performance is much better in Cedega-4.1 and higher.

Description

You're a lone soldier in a future world. At the start of the game, you can choose your way of "education", which means where your special abilities are (e.g. more psi abilities than fighting ones). A final decision is what service you join.

Now you're in a spaceship and your job is to find out what strange things happened to the crew, who are mostly missing or dead. You meet a lot of strange creatures, like zombies and mad apes. You can use a special psi device to make use of your abilities - e.g. you're able to pull levers from a distance or hurt your enemies. You can upgrade your character to gain access to e.g. higher hacking abilities.

The game has a very uncanny atmosphere, and is considered to be one of the scariest games ever made.

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