System Shock 2 Working (Almost)

OverrideX overridex at
Wed Apr 23 11:25:31 CDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 04:44, Lionel Ulmer wrote:
> > The problem is the 2D overlay stuff - the HUD, inventory, etc. are all
> > missing which makes it unplayable.  I saw on some other forum that it
> > had been added to either wine or winex... anyone have any ideas?
> This is a known problem on WineHQ. The support for this is planned but
> nothing has acually been done yet (it's something very annoying to do :-) ).
> If I find time in the next weeks to rework on D3D, I may finally add this
> (it's THE one feature that is missing to make a lot of old games work
> properly).
> > Another problem is that ss2 no longer seems to work with the newer wine
> > builds (20030327 at least) it just displays a message that says video
> > card not supported.  
> Ah ? I will have to test it on my box for regressions then :-)
>                           Lionel

Oh man that would be great :) I'd have to buy you a few beers and a
pizza for that hehe - I've been trying to get system shock 2 working in
wine on and off for the past couple years, this would also make thief
work I imagine since they use the same engine... 

In the meantime I've been trying to get irrational to open the source
code to ss2 for a native port rather than having to use wine, but since
the engine was made by looking glass and they went out of business there
seems to be some legal issues with it... keep me updated if you can :)
cheers, -Dan

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