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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:26 PM

System Shock 2 is now on Good Old Games

Turn down the lights, slap on the headphones, and get ready to get the crap scared outta ya.

And if you've played Bioshock, this will all be familiar territory. The graphics may be a bit dated, but I still think SS2 was the superior game.

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Reply System Shock 2 is now on Good Old Games (Original post)
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 OP
Evoman Feb 2013 #1
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #2
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #3
Evoman Feb 2013 #4
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #7
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #8
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #12
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #13
Angleae Feb 2013 #5
Evoman Feb 2013 #6
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #14
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #9
Evoman Feb 2013 #10
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #11

Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:32 PM

1. WAY superior. Jesus......I've been waiting fucking years for this.

GOG usually makes it so we can play these old games on new OS. I assume they did it with this. I have system shock 2 but I haven't been able to play it on anything in years. Can't wait.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:35 PM

2. Apparently they did.

And the GoG version of SS2 is compatible with the mods that enhance textures and models, it seems.

Might require a bit of tweaking, it'll be so worth it.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:26 PM

3. Just bought it.

Preliminary report:
Runs on Windows 7 without flaws so far.
Loads amazingly fast.
Support to my laptop's native resolution of (are you ready for this?) 1680 x 1050.

Haven't installed any of the new texture/models mods, though.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:04 PM

4. SUH-WEEET. I'm gonna get it as soon as I get home.

Awesome. Thanks for the report!

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:35 PM

7. Thanks for the update...

This is all good news

Thanks

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:00 PM

8. No it's not!

First thing I do is walk into the main Med-Sci area and get jumped by two...TWO hybrids. They made quick work of me.

Game's harder than I remember.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:22 PM

12. It was a very difficult game, especially when you get towards the end

Games today are not nearly as difficult as they were in the past, going back and playing some of the old classics quickly reminds you of that.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:24 PM

13. I have a friend who found the best configuration when he played.

He played an OSA, got the psi power that turns your amp into a weapon, then the psi power that adds your PSI to your STR.

Combined that with the overhead smash upgrade and he could one-shot rumblers.

He has a knack for finding these kinds of combos in games.

He also was able to use the PSI power to transform ammo and hypos into nanites, then hacked a vending machine and went into the final game with nearly 100 psi hypos.

I am attempting to recreate his strategy.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:07 PM

5. Hopefully it's been patched or GOG and their customers are in for a rude shock.

SS2 hates multi-core processors and will freeze up after a couple of seconds unless you force it on to a single core.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:24 PM

6. That's what I'm so afraid of, but Hong Kong had success.

I own it already, but I haven't been able to play it since my old win 95 comp so long ago....

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Response to Angleae (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:51 PM

14. I downloaded it and it runs great on my Windows 7 laptop, no problems at all.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:17 AM

9. That game is easily on my all time top ten list

I loved System Shock 2, it is the best first person shooter of all time. Bioshock was great too, but System Shock 2 had far deeper gameplay. It is sad that so few people played it, everyone knows Bioshock but very few seem to know about System Shock even though it was the better game. I hope that some day System Shock 3 can finally become reality, it has been far too many years.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:06 PM

10. Warren Spector comes back to make System Shock game.

Evoman dies from continuous orgasm.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:04 PM

11. I actually just read that Dead Space was originally being developed as System Shock 3

I thought Dead Space was a very good game, but I am glad they changed the title because it was not System Shock. I do see the similarities between the two games, but System Shock was not a third person action game and us System Shock fans would have been very disappointed to see the series turned into that even if it was still a good game.

Hopefully the fact that they previously were invested in making a System Shock 3 but only changed the title when it became clear they were not going to be true to the original is a good sign that there may be interest in bringing the license back. Hopefully this re-release on PC along with the coming release of BioShock Infinite will revive interest in the franchise and a real sequel can finally happen. If they could get Warren Spector on the team then I would be in heaven.

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