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I was wondering about the music from the EE too. It does seem to be different from the classic version - why is that?
Never mind, found the controls. Now I got to figure out how to remap to the arrow keys.
Post edited October 05, 2015 by Mullon
Sorry if this is a silly question, but how in the heck do you fix the wire or grid access panels? Nothing happens when I click on the nodes or anything at all. Can someone explain how to control this? Seems like it should just be a point and click thing.
you need to be in the inventory mode (mouselook off), then you can click on the puzzles.
The sshock.ini states the following:

; Vertical synchronization
; Options: On, Off
VSync=No

Is the correct syntax "Yes" or "On"?
both will work, afaik.
Thanks for the FAQ, voodoo47!

Here's a few more suggestions:

1. Restore the original shortcut icon. Right-click on the desktop icon -> Properties -> Change Icon -> Browse to "sshock.exe" in the game folder. Looks so much better now.

2. Lower the mouse sensitivity. Go to "controls.cfg" in the game folder -> Open/edit with Notepad -> Find and change these:

" set mlook_hsens 100 "
" set mlook_vsens 10 "

3. Make sure your video card config has hardware scaling turned on and maintains aspect ratio.

4. Improve the scaling quality. Go to "sshock.ini" in the game folder. Find and change these:

" Filter=Best " // this gives a slightly better interpolation with full-screen blurring.
" Stretch=Exact " // supplements video card interpolation reducing visual artifacts (but with black borders).

5. Improve performance. If you have an older CPU or low frame rate, go to "sshock.ini" in the game folder. Find and change these:

" VideoMode=3 " // sets the game resolution to the engine-native 640x480. Instant fps boost.
" Vsync=Off " // turns off vertical sync. This is for those suffering from the lack of triple buffering.

6. If your system doesn't see VirtualMidiSynth as an audio device, definitely use BASSMidi v3.1. Newer versions of BASSMidi will probably crash during config on non-SSE2 processors (AMD Athlon XP etc.)

7. Adjust the volume to hear audio logs properly. Go to "sshock.ini" in the game folder -> Find and edit these:

" MusicVolume=60 "
" SoundVolume=75 "
" AudiologVolume=90 "

Use any other values you like.
Post edited November 02, 2015 by gmtash
No matter what I do I can't seem to climb ladders. And there's a 'repulser' tile on the floor that looks like its supposed to take me up to some controls to open a door but I can't seem to do anything with it.

Any help is most appreciated.
Thank you
you need to be holding the jump key. the repulsor needs to be activated properly.
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voodoo47: you need to be holding the jump key. the repulsor needs to be activated properly.
I'll give it a shot. Thank you
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MarkoH01: I was wondering about the music from the EE too. It does seem to be different from the classic version - why is that?
I haven't tried the classic version, but I am assuming it is the DOS version (or SSP). However, it most probably uses FM synthesis per default (sound blaster, OPL3). This is probably what some / most people remember.

You can get (mostly) identical music from the classic version if you enable GM midi music (not sure if the required files are included or not). What matters then, is only the soundfont / hw synthesizer you are using. So: the music is identical, it's only that the enhanced edition does not have FM chip emulation.
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MarkoH01: I was wondering about the music from the EE too. It does seem to be different from the classic version - why is that?
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Wild_Penquin: I haven't tried the classic version, but I am assuming it is the DOS version (or SSP). However, it most probably uses FM synthesis per default (sound blaster, OPL3). This is probably what some / most people remember.

You can get (mostly) identical music from the classic version if you enable GM midi music (not sure if the required files are included or not). What matters then, is only the soundfont / hw synthesizer you are using. So: the music is identical, it's only that the enhanced edition does not have FM chip emulation.
Thank you, I will try this.
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voodoo47: Tons of useful info
Wow, thanks voodoo47, this thread (both initial and replies) helped out a lot with stuff I was wondering about while setting SS up for the first time. Much appreciated.
Okay, just bought System Shock Enhanced Edition and boy do I need help with the music. I'm running windows 10 btw.

Before I get the stock answers, yes I tried both VirtualMIDI and BassMIDI. I have the soundfont I want to use, WeedsGM3, and made absolutely sure that it was working. I made the changes to the DOSBox Config and tested it with Classic Edition, sounded better. Opened a track from the included MIDI soundtrack and it sounded right. Edited the registry to be sure.
And still, Enhanced Edition makes my ears want to die when I open it.

Can anyone walk me through exactly what I need to be doing and I'll see if it works.
Post edited June 07, 2017 by CST_Reaper