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  • MrCarrot 2 Aug 2009 23:47:44 3,516 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Ahh! Thief was great :-) But that was a long time ago! Back when I was on Windows 98 I think.

    Pretty sure it was post-Half Life, too. :)
  • Xerx3s 3 Aug 2009 00:19:08 23,944 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    It's quite unlikely I'll prefer this to Bioshock, but I'll give it a go ;)

    I see that you lack a soul. Good...good...

    /pats kitten
  • UncleLou Moderator 3 Aug 2009 08:52:32 35,519 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Edit: It works! absolutely unbelievable that this was released a year later than Half-Life though...

    Er, how so? Because it doesn't look quite as nice? It's not like Bioshock 2 won't be released almost 3 years after Crysis soon. :p

    It wasn't a looker, but it didn't look bad at the time, and it had style- the interface, the colours.
  • Deleted user 3 August 2009 09:05:04
    Guess what, the game wasn't built for an OS that wasn't available at the time. Big surprise.
  • Bloodloss 3 Aug 2009 09:14:17 4,499 posts
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    I'm not a fan of games that are (or try to be) 'scary,' so with that in mind would it still be odd if I preferred Bioshock to SS2 (haven't played it)?
  • MrCarrot 3 Aug 2009 09:30:41 3,516 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    :D

    I couldn't play it fwiw; didn't even make it past the long winded process to level up at the start.

    Long winded?! From memory, you answer about three questions about your characters service record. How is that long winded?
  • MrCarrot 3 Aug 2009 20:51:35 3,516 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    Prediction: blize will have given up on the game and dismissed it as rubbish within an hour.

    blizeH wrote:
    :D

    I couldn't play it fwiw; didn't even make it past the long winded process to level up at the start.

    Prophetic.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 3 Aug 2009 20:53:05 37,908 posts
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    Inevitable more like.

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  • sargulesh 3 Aug 2009 21:19:42 3,281 posts
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    Took me 10 minutes of ill focussed googling to figure how to get SS2 up and running on my Boot Camp install of Windows. It's hardly rocket science and the game is definitely worth the effort. Top 10 game imo and I wish they'd release it on XBLA.
  • IronCladChicken 4 Aug 2009 17:43:02 47 posts
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    System Shock 2 taught me to hate spawn points.

    But definitely loved to the storyline (the Ultima Underworld games had pretty solid story lines too from what I remember?)
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 22:23:45
    Beautiful (but spoiler-laden) eulogy to Shodan courtesy of Rock Paper Shotgun
  • Jockie 12 Aug 2009 23:10:20 79 posts
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    Still probably my favouritest single player game of all time.

    Just read the RPS article myself, I want to reinstall with the high-res patch, but the worry is that i'd ruin my memories of the game with a playthrough now. I'd probably just end up getting freaked out and hide in a closet for 20 minutes, before alt-tabbing and being relieved when it crashed anyway.
  • Hypercube 12 Aug 2009 23:25:25 976 posts
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    I saw this thread, and immediately dug out my disc! Unfortunately, after running the instructions blizeH refers to, my SHOCK2.exe immediately throws an exception :(
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 23:34:29
    Do you have a dual core processor?
  • Hypercube 12 Aug 2009 23:40:02 976 posts
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    Ah, yes, I do! I saw something about multi cores... To the internet!
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 23:41:34
    Start it up, ctrl-alt-del, task manager, find it then right click and change it's affinity to use one processor.

    It's fine under every operating system without needing to patch it.
  • Hypercube 12 Aug 2009 23:46:23 976 posts
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    Nah, doesn't work. The Visual Studio JIT debugger pops up immediately, and checking the affinity shows it's configured for one CPU only.
  • Xerx3s 12 Aug 2009 23:55:30 23,944 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    Beautiful (but spoiler-laden) eulogy to Shodan courtesy of Rock Paper Shotgun

    The article is wrong. Bioshock isn't a spiritual successor, deadspace is. Bioschock has absolutely nothing remotely related to SS2, deadspace on the other hand is following everything to the letter (even the logo's are references).
  • Xerx3s 12 Aug 2009 23:57:10 23,944 posts
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    As for installing the game: I assume that you people remember to use the special command when installing it right? You do remember that it wasn't designed for post ME systems and it needs a little help right?
  • pauleyc 13 Aug 2009 09:27:58 4,453 posts
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    Xerx3s wrote:
    Gremmi wrote:
    Beautiful (but spoiler-laden) eulogy to Shodan courtesy of Rock Paper Shotgun

    The article is wrong. Bioshock isn't a spiritual successor, deadspace is. Bioschock has absolutely nothing remotely related to SS2, deadspace on the other hand is following everything to the letter (even the logo's are references).
    Nothing remotely related? If you look past the sci-fi setting, Bioshock is pretty much designed as a remake of System Shock 2: the initial tutorial part (exploding dish and decompression vs. sinking plane and flooded corridors), pacing of the story, design of upgrades/powers, the plot twist/betrayal...

    The setting is different, the story is based on Ayn Rand rather than sci-fi but still, Bioshock can't deny its SS2 roots.
  • dr_swin 13 Aug 2009 09:43:54 4,887 posts
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    It is always totally pointless comparing games from different eras.
  • pauleyc 13 Aug 2009 09:48:14 4,453 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    (...) at this very moment it completely destroys System Shock 2, for obvious reasons.
    I can see only one difference (except for the story, obviously) - Bioshock's modern engine. And that by far isn't enough to "destroy" SS2.

    edit: changed "reason" to "difference" - it's not a reason IMO.
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