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System Shock Enhanced Edition Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 16, 2018.

  • by booman, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    You awaken from a coma in a corporate research facility where everything had gone wrong. Use your hacking skills and implants to survive this First Person action horror. System Shock is a hidden gem from 1994 boasting features way beyond its time. Interact with objects, HUD and upgrade your skills/implants as you survive the aftermath of a disaster.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing System Shock Enhanced Edition in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of System Shock Enhanced Edition. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: systemshock
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically cpature the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will download and install automatically

    Installing System Shock Enhanced Edition

    Click Browse
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    Select: setup_system_shock_1e.16.exe"
    Click Open
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    Note: I shortened the installer name myself

    Click Next again

    Select Language
    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "sshock.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: System Shock Enhanced
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "System Shock Enhanced"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine, click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Forcing Soft Rendering

    Navigate to your System Shock Enhanced Edition installation directory
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/systemshock/drive_c/GOG Games/SystemShock - Enhanced Edition/
    Open sshock.ini with your text editor
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    Find line: SoftRenderer=Off
    Change to: SoftRenderer=On
    Save sshock.ini
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    Launching System Shock

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "System Shock Ehanced"
    Click Run
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    Note: Sometimes it would hang on the first screen and just require pressing some keys on the keyboard

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    Conclusion:
    System Shock Enhanced Edition ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux on Wine 3.0. The only time I had performance issues is during my recording. Otherwise it was perfect and fit my 1920x1080 screen. There is a hack to play game music, but I didn't try it.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good old classic game

    :)

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