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Offline Silver_Kiwi

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System Shock 2
« on: March 04, 2006, 08:23:29 pm »
Ok, I just started playing SS2.
Man, oh man. This game is scary. It has taken me about 2 weeks to get past freakin' out every time I hear a Hybrid.
I'm currently only on the ops. deck, but darn it this game scary!
I don't understand why the SS2 formula wasn't used more in todays games. This game really creeps me out!
The sounds are spectacular, better than so many games I've played to date.
Even the graphics aren't too bad for a game from this time.

Favorite/creepiest SS2 moment to date:
I had about 11hp, a broken pistol and a wrench. I was stuck in a cargo bay. I saw a robot and ran up a stack of boxes.
The robot saw me and asked "Where are you going?". It then looked up to me while I'm on the boxes and said "Oh, there you are!" in a friendly voice...agh! Creepy as heck.

So, favorite moments, general thoughts, etc, regarding SS2!


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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 08:36:31 pm »
I love the system for movement they have. So much better that any FPS out there today. It is amazing what they did with it that should  have become standard. Hope BioShock is as good as System Shock. ;)

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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2006, 08:42:00 pm »
Bioshock looks pretty cool... hopefully it won't be a let down.
What I really love about SS2 is the atmosphere it creates.
It really feels like your stuck on a dying ship. Too bad that same detail to environment hasn't become standard in todays FPS...
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 07:31:58 pm »
I've said it a thousand times but I love a game where you are so thoroughly creeped out before seeing the first enemy.  Totally wawesome. -leeman

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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006, 09:16:04 pm »
Played it almost 10 years ago and it's one of my favorite games. Sadly, a lot of morons says that this game is a Half-Life clone. Hmm...I don't remember seeing a skill system in Half-Life.

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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006, 11:01:45 pm »
yeah, I can honestly say I've never been creeped out by a game like I was in SS2. I want to play it again now.. Multiplayer!
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2006, 08:46:07 am »
SS2 was a very creepy game, let's hope Bioshock continues with that great atmosphere.

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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2006, 11:38:42 pm »
I think what really made the game creepy to me was the fact the Hybrids and others would actually talk to you or at you, telling you that they were looking for you was a real tension riser. If you can find the original System Shock you should give it a go as well, it was truely a great sci-fi suspense game. If you're looking for a game that has the same verbal touch to it, you might consider a game like Manhunt (though this could be a very large stretch, when you play it you 'might' see what I mean).
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2006, 12:46:54 pm »
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006, 02:02:39 am »
Get a friend or two and play it through in multiplayer mode, it's even better that way  ;D

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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2006, 09:31:01 am »
Woah woah woah woah...
You can play the game in multiplayer... like, play the whole game, not just some deathmatch map???!
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2006, 09:44:27 am »
yeah, you have to update the game via the patch and you can play online. Through the whole campain, it's way more fun then normal play. It's like playing Counter-strike, the only fun version is zombie counter strike!  ;D

 But I'm stuck on what to do.. Since the game is impossible to find, I acquired it through.. alternate methods.. But after lots of fiddling it still crashes every few minutes. I finally gave in and decided to buy the game. The problem is I could only find one place that still sells it, and they are in Australia.. that's not a problem but what is is that they want a photocopy of the front and back of my credit card plus a copy of my photo ID plus a copy of my most recent credit card statement..

Not only do I not wnat to jump at the idea of giving out all that information, it is a bit of overkill, I'm spending $30, I can buy a new computer online with less hassle then that.
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 01:18:49 pm »
No no no!
Don't buy it yet.
I had the same problems as you and did the same thing as you, but the game kept crashing every couple of seconds.
Apparently this game crashes on anything above Windows 98. To fix it do this...
1) Open the game up, you'll be in the start menu.
2) Minimize the window, ctrl alt delete, go to processes. Look for ss2 or sshock2, or something like that.
3) Right click on the system shock 2 process and clike 'Set Affinity'
4) You should probably see CPU 0 and CPU 1 checked.
5) UNCHECK CPU 1
Click on the game and it works PERFECTLY!
If that doesn't work try running in compatibility mode by right clicking the game icon.
 Give it a shot!
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 03:25:34 pm »
It worked! Thank you so much.
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Re: System Shock 2
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 08:32:39 pm »
Revel in the glory that is SS2!
Hehe, it took me like 2 days of hard searching to figure out how to get it to work!
Really, this is a top notch game. I've never been so freaked out by monkies in my life!
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