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  • #66919
    WrenchTurner
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    Although I upgraded my computer to an Nvidia card months ago, I’ve never been able to get System Shock 2 to work properly on this machine. All that happens when I launch it from Steam is that the screen changes resolution to 640X480 then the computer locks up. Anyone have any hints? This computer did have an AMD card in it previously, but I’ve purged all the fglrx files from it.

    #74494
    Freejack_
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    I need to play it…….let me bring it up.

    #74496
    strider
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    Your computer locks up? All I have here is a Wine game being what a Wine game does under Unity: messing with the resolutions and showing me a part of the screen.
    I haven’t tested it on Gnome Shell yet but I bet it will run just fine.

    What WM are you running the game on?

    #74498
    Freejack_
    Member

    Mine in steam works without a hitch, even changed resolutions without issue……..

    #74501
    __eMpTy__
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    Freejack_ wrote:
    Mine in steam works without a hitch, even changed resolutions without issue……..

    Me too.

    #74502
    linuxgnuru
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    If someone would send me it as a gift, I’ll be more than happy to check as well.

    #74504
    linuxgnuru
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    annd thank you LGC family!
    also HAH Bjw1SbT.png

    Other than crackily audio at times, the game runs at 1920×1080 on my now ancient GeForce GTX 670MX; and that’s on a castrated (i.e. I use xfce) ubuntu 15.04 64 bit, 32GB RAM, Intel i7 2.4GHz using nvidia driver 352.21

    View post on imgur.com

    #74509
    WrenchTurner
    Member

    I got ‘er working after looking at the Steam forums. However, they have it a bit wrong.
    You do need to edit a config file called cam_ext.cfg, but the path is .local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/SS2/support/systemshock2/drive_c/Program Files/SystemShock2. Comment out the line that says use_d3d_display by putting a ; in front of it. You can also uncomment the force windowed mode which apparently keeps your system from black screening.
    Happy days are mine now. thanks for all the help everyone.

    #74517
    strider
    Participant

    What? You’re going to play in a window?

    Set the game at your monitor’s native resolution, it will run just fine fullscreen.

    #74518
    WrenchTurner
    Member

    No, not windowed. Running it in native resolution. Though I do notice some stuttering if I play for an hour or two.

    #74519
    linuxgnuru
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    That stuttering is your brain about to have a stroke. Do you smell burned feathers?

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