July 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm #66919
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.July 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm #74494Freejack_Member
I need to play it…….let me bring it up.July 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm #74496striderParticipant
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?July 11, 2015 at 12:04 am #74498Freejack_Member
Mine in steam works without a hitch, even changed resolutions without issue……..July 11, 2015 at 8:21 am #74501__eMpTy__ParticipantFreejack_ wrote:Mine in steam works without a hitch, even changed resolutions without issue……..
Me too.July 11, 2015 at 9:44 am #74502
If someone would send me it as a gift, I’ll be more than happy to check as well.July 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm #74504
annd thank you LGC family!
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 352.21July 12, 2015 at 10:38 am #74509
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.July 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm #74517striderParticipant
What? You’re going to play in a window?
Set the game at your monitor’s native resolution, it will run just fine fullscreen.July 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm #74518
No, not windowed. Running it in native resolution. Though I do notice some stuttering if I play for an hour or two.July 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm #74519
That stuttering is your brain about to have a stroke. Do you smell burned feathers?
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