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What is/was System Shock?
System Shock was a first-person action adventure game developed by Looking Glass Studios (now sadly defunct), and released on the PC in 1994. If you're wondering what's so great about it, read Doug Peterson's review of the game on MobyGames.
Where can I get it?
System Shock is unfortunately no longer on sale anywhere, but it's available for download from various abandonware sites, e.g. The Underdogs. If you know how to use BitTorrent, then use their BitTorrent link instead of the normal download, and stay on to seed after you've downloaded! If you want a boxed copy, there are occasionally some available on eBay - I have no intention of selling mine, though! I recommend playing the CD version, as it offers higher resolution textures and far more sampled speech, which adds to the atmosphere considerably. It's worth the larger download.
The Underdogs also hosts a torrent for System Shock 2.
Running System Shock on Windows 2000 or Windows XP
It's now possible to run System Shock in Windows, thanks to a guy called Mok. He's released a hacked executable, available here (ZIP, 606KB). (I've mirrored it here on my site as I don't know how long the original forum post will stay up - hope you don't mind, Mok!) Please note that this file only works with the enhanced CD version of the game.
System Shock 2 patch
I'm mirroring the System Shock 2 official patch here, since it'll inevitably disappear from the large gaming sites in time. Here's the description from the Irrational Games site:
This patch implements cooperative multiplayer for System Shock 2. Up to four players are supported over internet or LAN. In addition, several bug-fixes and additional features are implemented including the ability for the user to modify weapon degradation and monster re-spawning rates. This patch is only intended for the original release of System Shock 2. If you have purchased a re- released "budget" edition, you should not need this patch.
Download the patch: shkpatch.zip (ZIP, 4.02MB)
Sshock2.com - the definitive resource/community site for System Shock and its sequel.
The System Shock Walkthrough - by Mitch Aigner. Very detailed and fairly complete, but of course, full of spoilers!
System Shock 1 Music Collection - contains recordings and remixes of System Shock's excellent soundtrack. Download Chicajo's stuff - it rules.
The System Shock Hack Project - a team of programmers writing a remake of the original System Shock for modern hardware. Currently allows you to fly around all the original SS levels in glorious hardware-accelerated 3D. The site has recently moved to Sourceforge. Some thumbnail shots from TSSHP:
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I LOVE SYSTEM SHOCK!
Thanks for the hack!!!
Been dying to play it!!!
I Love System Shock!
Thanks for all!
the underdogs website dosent have ss2 anymore. someone plz tell me where i can find it. i loved bioshock and really want to play it.
System Shock 1 Portable, is a free, 50MB download that runs on WinXP, and can be played from a thumb drive.
yo guys here is the XP fix for SS2 , also thers the Rebirth and SHUTP MOD packs
they do an amazing game of upgrading the graphics!!
SS2 XP FIX!!
SS2 TEXTURE PACKS!!
I know your Windows XP problem is a pain in the but but heres the only advice that I can give.
Here are some options
Dual Core Processors can be a bother. To avoid this load up SS ignoring the compatibility problem. Press Alt + Tab and minimize the game open up task manager (Cntrl+Alt+Del)then go to processes find SYSTEMSHOCK.EXE and another called SYSTEMSHOCK.ICD (Varies on systems) Right click these go to set Affinity and simply un-check one of the CPU's! Only un-check one of them preferably the second one! DO THIS EVERY TIME YOU LOAD THE GAME!!!
Compatibility is a problem there is no cure, all old games such as System Shock, dudgeon keeper and such were not designed for our computers today, so basicly you either look for a patch or find a torrent to fix it.
The Compatibility option to run it on Windows 95,98,2000 Don't work it will come up with the error message (Windows has closed this programme due to an error sorry or any inconvenience.
SO It's really all up to your PC whether it wants to run it or not sorry mate lol
System Shock 1, dosen't seem to run well on my system. I've tried patches and stuff but no luck.
I found out that System shock 2 was named something like top 6-7 of the scariest games of all time!!
Thank you for your help here we'll apreciate you in the future!
Thank you for a great site and providing the missing dll's I needed to get the DirectX10 demo working.
all the best
My system shock 2 doesn't works with windows XP! :-(
In the installation everything was Ok. The problem was when I started the game, the windows said that the system shock wasn't compatible with windows :-(
What can I do?!!??!!
Please help me, I love so much this game!!!
Updated link for Underdogs site
mhm, hey guys here's the link for the System Schock 2 XP fix
Looking Glass Classics appears to be dead now. Anyone have another source?
You can now download all versions of System Shock at <a href="http://www.freylia.net/lgclassics/">Looking Glass Classics</a>. This includes the little-known Mac version.
For anyone that's havng the same trouble i just had, which is where u start the game, everything seems perfect, then u actually start the game itself and automatically shutsdown, download divx. that's it. That solved the problem immediately
Underdogs has moved to www.the-underdogs.info
hope this is helpful
underdogs.org dosent exist post a new link
Is there a nocd crack for win98se
Is there a nocd crack for win98se
Huge fan of SS1 here. My all-time favorite game. Imagine my delight when I discovered the hack that allows you to play the game on Windows XP.
I have the original game in the original box and it is one of my prized possesions.
Perhaps it has already been explained here that in order to use the XP hack, you must run the game from the 'command prompt' . (Start-All Programs-Accessories-Command Prompt) For those of you who missed the ghastly experience of getting MS-DOS to be polite, here's a few commands to use when you start the dos window.
1.First press alt-enter to maximize the window
2. CD.. = moves you up one folder(directory)
You'll need to do this 2X to get to the C:\ or root directory
3. CD SSHOCk = changes to the Sysshock directory
4. install = allows you to setup your sound card. Most sound cards will work if you use one or the other Soundblaster choices.
5. CDSHOCK = starts the game. Actually this is a batch file that directs the op system to the D: drive (on my PC) or CDROM drive where the executable is if you you installed from the CD.
Does any one here know how to slow the music down to 1994 speeds? It plays very fast on today's PC's and I actually preferred it slower.
I resently bought a copy of SS2 from www.gameswarehouse.com.au for $9.95 plus postage, just thought I would spread the word.
system shock 2 i mean
can anyone play multiplayer with the underdog version of the game?
The Underdogs has a BitTorrent link <a href="http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?name=System+Shock">available here</a>.
Your link to the download at the top of the page is dead. The site may not exist anymore. Help me find this game!!! :D
Lazy - if you're using Daemon Tools to mount the ISO, try enabling some of the copy protection emulation options? I think SS2 might have used SafeDisc.
I have an old copy of the SS2 disc but I want to protect it from further wear so I ripped an ISO to use instead of the disc. I sucessfully installed the game from the virtual drive but when I tried to play the game It wouldn't launch because I get a message "please insert the correct CD-ROM, select OK and restart the application" I never used the actual physical drive to run the game. Is there a way I can remedy the situation w/o cracking the game. (not that I wont its just a pain in the ass) I an running XP Home.
Can't seem to download from Underdogs - constently getting the 'oops' page.
Anyone know where else I can download the enhanced version?
Really good work. I found a lot of profound information which can help me to go on. Thanks for all this input.
For the Abandonware files check The Underdogs, they have both 1 & 2
There's torrent on underdogs for all that want to download it..
I am now going to try to run this in dosbox. Boy those were the times!
I want buy or download cd version, somebody, help me to get this game, System shock
By which of course I mean shock 2 :) Also good...
If you're running the Underdogs version of this, the 2000/XP .exe fix won't work (it's not a combined nocd patch). Compatibility modes usually work set to win98. If it's still not working, your cpu may have hyperthreading. Start the game as normal without applying compatability modes, but with themes turned off. At the main menu, hit ctrl-alt-del and go to your task manager. Right-click on the sshock2 process and set the affinity so that it's only using one cpu (I know, you probably only have one anyway). Go back to game. Have fun. Repeat :)
Here in Czech republic I was able to find many retail copies of SS I in stores. They are pretty cheap and come with czech manual. But the CD is original, english. I guess it's some kind of central-europe re-release.
Can anybody tell me where can i download polish cd version of ss1 and where can I find code that is needed at the very beginning in solution that I read is said that the code is included in 06may72 log but I couldnt find it there? Please write on my e-mail
The frenchkiss link has the download right at the bottem of the page - however it is not for the enhanced version :( Try underdogs - http://www.the-underdogs.org for the superior shockcd version :) Hope this helps :)
How is it possible to dowload from this site? There is no link for downloading.
How is it possible to dowload from this site? There is no link for downloading.
You can download the CD version here:
The site is mainly in french, but the actual ISO is the english version.
If I shouldn't have posted this, or if I have broken your site rules, I'm sorry, just delete this post.
Can someone tell me where can I find System Shock on CD?
In Russia it is impossible!
KaTad download from emule
Could enyone please tell me were can i find System Shock CD Ver (128MB) to download it?
If you can't figure out how to get system shock 1 running under windows xp, you really don't deserve to play it. Half the fun is figuring out how to trick windows xp into running it correctly.
I followed the detailed directions on the vogons boards for setting up SS1 to run in WinXP, with the exception of the mouse program (the mouse seems to operate normally without). So, that's dosg4w, nolfb, and VDMSound all running. It runs like a dream for a while, and then I'll get screen corruption. Bottom two-thirds freezes, while the top third winds up with sliced-and-diced active pieces of the bottom third of the game. With a little manipulation, I can bring up the options menu and quit out normally. Any ideas on what's causing the corruption? It's a P4 3.0 system with 1GB of RAM, an ATi RADEON 9500 PRO 128 MB AGP card and a CL Audigy2.
I can't find system shock cd nowhere. Neither to buy (execpt eBay for more than 45 EUR !) nor to download. can you help? (Post it at your common file section as nero image?)
Thanks for help
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I try to play systemshock in win xp but it didn`t work!! I try your crack and thats not doing anything to that problem! if i try to start the game i hear the voice but monitor is going to sleep mode, i cannot force monitor to stay on!! can you help me??
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