This patch will allow players with Windows XP/2000 to play System Shock 2 without problems. ***NOTE: You still require the original System Shock 2 CD to play!*** Installation notes: - Patch the game to the latest version found on the Irrational Games homepage, 3DGamers, or any other popular gaming sites. - Backup and replace the existing .exe with the patched file and play the game. Note: Users with Intel Hyperthreading Technology must turn it off to avoid crashes/complications. Also, if you're having problems installing System Shock 2 in Windows 2000: - Open a command prompt. Change the directory to your CD and type "setup -lgntforce " This should allow you to install the game as normal.

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This patch will allow players with Windows XP/2000 to play System Shock 2 without problems. You still require the original System Shock 2 CD to play!

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Luqman
Luqman

I downloaded the patch and the game works but the videos dont

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anir551
anir551

Man...after trying to run the game for 3days I, thought I could never run it on my PC - even after applying all Win Xp patches (My OS: Win XP with SP2).

After going through various search results....i found a link to a topic on the Nvidia forums regarding SS2.

The reason why this game won't run on many systems (including mine) is because of the architecture of Nvidia 8800 series gfx cards (7 & 9 series also) as well as their drivers. I have an 8800 GT & ForceWare driver 175.16 installed on my system. Even ATi cards suffer from these issues.

System Shock 2 is a "Dark Engine" game, its rendering & dithering method is not supported by these modern GPUs & their drivers, the engine also suffers from texture corruption....reason for the game not being able to run. So, it’s a hardware as well as software issue.

Check out these articles:-
Forums.nvidia.com
Timeslip.chorrol.com

I have also written a guide regarding installation & proper running of SS2. Along with all the neccessary files, I have uploaded the guide here

Rapidshare.com

Hope this helps......

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grantelicious
grantelicious

Man that rapidshare file got it to work for me 4870X2, 3870, x1950xtx and my 9800 pro perfectly, I tested it out on all 4 of my rigs which are ATI and all on Windows Xp SP3.

Thanx :D

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xenobi
xenobi

this game is a gem..i just hope they remake the entire series on high end graphics

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JimmyF
JimmyF

I'm sorry, is this like a protected .EXE?

Cause my version of SS2 is from some PC magazine, and it isn't
protected - actually it doesn't install, it's just an unpack-and-play
type of deal.

I don't have a disc and can't make one to mount in a virtual drive.

I don't remenber if I have tried SS2 on XP.

You sure SS2 doesn't run on XP? That's bad news...

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dumpydoodaa
dumpydoodaa

it runs on xp

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