- What is it?
SHTUP (System Shock 2 Texture Upgrade Project) is a mod for System Shock 2 which aims to increase the resolution of all the common (and quite a few of the not-so-common) object textures. A secondary objective of the mod is to correct all other graphical glitches, such as typos, continuity errors, texture alignment errors, and so on. All of this is to be done while sticking as closely as possible to the original art style. Simply put, our goal is to make SS2 look like a higher-res version of itself.

Where do I get it?
Latest version: Beta 5
Download: Shtup.home.att.net (~8MB)
(unZIP into the root of your SS2 install folder, with "Use Folder Names" enabled, then follow included installation instructions)

- How can I help?
If you're a talented artist or modeler, please visit the SHTUP development forum (hosting courtesy of Freylia.Net).
If you can identify #1 or #3 in this art collage, we'd be most appreciative.
Ditto for any of the characters from the stim units.

This is a must download for any fan of one of the greatest PC games ever made.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
A Security Room, after picture. Muzzle Flash, before and after. Slot Machines, before and after.
Blog RSS Feed Post news Report abuse Latest News: System Shock2 Texture Upgrade updated

0 comments by voodoo47 on Jan 29th, 2015

Heads up, the latest version can be found here: Systemshock.org

CONTRIBUTORS • Clay "ZylonBane" Halliwell - project lead, texturing, model tweaking, site design • IceNine - modeling/texturing (updated pipes and Many goo) • Black Boe - modeling/texturing (updated plants) • Eldron - texturing (updated Xerxes) • Eshaktaar - lots of modeling • Kai "Hires" Kloss - texturing, modeling • Jan "Rattkin" Muller - texturing • Darksharp - texturing • Freylia.Net - current forum host • Shock Unlimited, Wuggles Unlimited - old forum hosts (R.I.P.) • Ryan Lesser - original high-resolution SHODAN render • SNAFU - hi-res SS1 V-Mail • Garcie - texturing • Ichu - texturing • Nameless Voice - texturing • Pride Assassin - texturing • Thunderpeel - texturing • Shadowspawn - mesh conversion tools and high-poly basketball mesh • Telliamed - font conversion tools

DESCRIPTION: The System Shock 2 Texture Upgrade Project (SHTUP) is an effort to increase the quality of SS2's textures by recreating them as faithfully as possible at a higher resolution. Most of the textures that SS2 shipped with were only 128x128 or lower. Secondary objectives of SHTUP include correcting typos and other graphical glitches, enhancing animations, and basically doing whatever can be done to pretty up the graphics. This project is far from complete. If you're a talented artist or 3D modeler, we'd be glad to accept any help you can offer. SHTUP is completely compatible with the Rebirth AI model upgrade mod.

Downloads RSS Feed Upload file Latest Downloads
SHTUP beta 6

SHTUP beta 6

Sep 21, 2013 Demo 5 comments

SHTUP is the one mod you never want to be without. Increases the resolution of all the common (and quite a few of the not-so-common) object textures...

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 19)
ExtraMana Jul 29 2015, 10:07am says:

Pretty much perfect. This is what a basic graphics mod should do, upscale the textures without changing the original artstyle. This is the core mod you should pick for System Shock 2.

+1 vote     reply to comment
RequiemLux Jul 9 2013, 8:27pm says:


+2 votes     reply to comment
Roarkes Jan 17 2014, 6:04am replied:

Why rip ?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Darkshard Dec 4 2014, 12:52pm replied:

Probably because it hasn't been worked on for over a year no doubt, these things happen sadly.

+1 vote     reply to comment
NaturalBornCamper Jun 2 2013, 8:54am says:

Very nice!

+1 vote     reply to comment
TehGuy Jul 19 2011, 12:15pm says:

I know this is old and such, but according to the Mod Manager, with the ADaoB 3.0 mod this mod has issues..

+3 votes     reply to comment
danii555 Mar 21 2010, 12:42pm says:

or will i get banned if i do? :S

+1 vote     reply to comment
egranft Aug 13 2010, 2:41pm replied:

greetings earthmensch

+1 vote     reply to comment
danii555 Mar 21 2010, 12:30pm says:

Btw i can upload a "revelant file"(SHTUP beta 6) :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
danii555 Mar 21 2010, 12:17pm says:

Found a working link to SHTUP!
and directly to download page:


+2 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

System Shock 2 Icon
Developed By
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Jan 2006
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Community Rating



26 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

First Person Shooter
Single & Multiplayer
Embed Buttons

Promote SHTUP - System Shock 2 Texture Upgrade on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

SHTUP - System Shock 2 Texture Upgrade SHTUP - System Shock 2 Texture Upgrade
SHTUP - System Shock 2 Texture Upgrade
Last Update
7 months ago
119 members