System Shock 2

System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is now available on Linux

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IDAndreasID Jul 2 @ 10:53am 
I think that there is never going to be a native Linux port. Ever. The reason being that the game engine is 100% true Windows DirectX code, meaning that for a native Linux version it would have to be ported to OpenGL first. This will likely never happen since the source code of the game engine, the Dark Engine, is still closed source, and is very likely to remain closed. IF it were released as open source, anything would be possible. Like Arx Fatalis: the code was released and free developers ported it from DirectX to OpenGL. Arx Libertatis is now a 100% true Linux engine – still requiring the original game files, so you need to purchase the game, but that's the intention behind it. And, quite francly, this is IMHO the ONLY way to have true Linux games: by releasing the source code of the engine. Other examples are Doom and Descent (dxx-rebirth).
IDAndreasID Jul 2 @ 10:52am 
So this is using WINE, yes? I cannot check this out, I only have the GOG version. SS2 actually works very well with PlayOnLinux (which does all the WINE configuration and installation for you).
bOHeLi Aug 17, 2015 @ 6:30am 
still wainting for native mulitplayer support ... i reject wine.
impietyisthelastmistake Sep 24, 2014 @ 8:18pm 
Can't say I care about Linux, but the soundtrack's a nice perk. Pity more games don't offer it.
Krushmeat Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:35am 
"Luckily we're not as moronic as the mouthbreathers running Windows. Fuck off."

Off your meds? Maybe if you had a job, you wouldn't have to be so angry at people who do.
Double J Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:27am 
"Linux gamers are fucking hilarious. ALmost as bad as MacOS people."

Luckily we're not as moronic as the mouthbreathers running Windows. Fuck off.
ProspectBill Aug 22, 2014 @ 6:20pm 
Nope, still can't get this game to work on Linux. Bad port, or am I doing something wrong?
Игорь Aug 21, 2014 @ 12:36am 
u mean wine or smth?
ekaljuk Jul 14, 2014 @ 12:41pm 
I wonder how SHODAN got past my SELinux config? DAMN YOU, SHODAN! *shakes fist*
Mkilbride Jul 12, 2014 @ 3:31pm 
Linux gamers are fucking hilarious. ALmost as bad as MacOS people.