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Old 06-03-2009, 03:48 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ermuli View Post
Is the downloadable version a CD image? And does anyone
know whether EA CD-ROM Classics version is exactly the
same as the original CD? If not, what are the differences?
no, i think they repacked the game so it would take less
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:49 PM   #12
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To be exact, it's a pre-installed copy of the CD-ROM version (full install, ie all game data running from the hard drive).

To answer Ermuli's question, this version is "System Shock Enhanced CD". It contains higher-resolution cutscenes and offers higher graphic resolutions ingame. Both the regular and enhanced versions can be ran, depending on your preference (they have separate executables).

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:13 PM   #13
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I have played the second chapter but not this one,looks weird :weird:
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:34 PM   #14

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Originally Posted by TheChosen View Post
Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with the others! Thanks!
Tips of trics huh? So a tip: at playing the game first time dont set the dificult level to high - the game is'nt simple
a dirty TRICK: in the game can be found medkits and batteries that restore the stats to maximum level - use the medkit on battery - you will restore energy for free, use the battery on medkit you will be healed for free... Just drop one and use the another on it from inventory. but you dont know it from me

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I have played the second chapter but not this one,looks weird :weird:
Because of the System shock 2 i have discovered this GODLIKE game, as always, the first part is always better
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #15

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The BEST game of EVER!!! :thumbs:
If you thought System Shock was great, if you get a hold of System Shock 2 play that one. I am lucky to have cds of 1 and 2.
On a similar note I must confess to you, I'm giving very serious thought... to eating your husband.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:46 PM   #16
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Exclamation My favourite game

The System Shock, and the System Shock 2 are my favourite games! :thumbs:
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #17
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This is one of the best, maybe the best Origin game ever.
Thanks for the update, TC! :thumbs:

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:36 PM   #18
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Well, what more can I do, than repeat after everybody else: THIS GAME IS THE ****! Not a year passes without me trying it out again. Everything about it is great, from the mind-blowing intro, through inspired, atmospheric music, good gameplay (well, the interface IS a bit lacking) and on to the main part - awesome story. And Shodan is the best villain I've ever met in a computer game. (In SS 2 she's also quite hot! )

It may be a little off-topic, but I remember playing the second part and thinking "Ok, everything's nice, but where's Shodan?". And when I reached the scene in which she finally re-emerges... I mean WOW , I was totally blown away! It was one of the most intense moments in my gaming history!

By the way, I'm not sure if it's true, but I've heard, that in the diskette version of the game they refer to Shodan as "him". Not until the CD version (which has digital voice) did they change it to "her".
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #19
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Glad they made Shodan a... female.. computer.. system.. uh, you get the point.
Else I wouldn't use some samples for shutting down my computer and alike :nuts:

I'd even dare to say that Glados from Portal was inspired by System Shock.

And is it just me or do old games are way better in scaring the **** out of me when it comes to atmosphere, despite the graphics are everything but "realistic"?
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:43 PM   #20
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Oh wow, I've you've never played this before, then do it asap!

Definitely one of the best games ever released. Such an awesome story with a great gaming engine too. If you're a fan of Ultima Underworld, you'll feel right at home getting around in System Shock.

I've been playing this again a bit lately. God those mutants can scare the crap out of you at 3am when you run face-first into one around a corner.

DOSBox settings
This game can chug with the wrong settings, even stuff that works well for Ultima Underworld can bog down badly with System Shock. I've got best results from this game by setting my .dosboxrc as such:
Using OpenGL with no scalers.
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