System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update

Nightdive Studios announces the release of "The Source Port Update" for System Shock: Enhanced Edition on Steam (thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun). This offers a direct port of the original edition of this action/RPG, with support for modern touches such as 4K resolution and widescreen monitors. Here's word:
For the first time ever, System Shock has been rebuilt from the original source code as a FREE update to all owners of the game!

System Shock: Enhanced Edition features:
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  • Higher resolution support up to 4K widescreen mode
  • Mouselook support
  • Rebindable keyboard/mouse/joystick commands
  • Adapted to Nightdive's KEX engine
  • Support for both Direct3D and OpenGL
  • Option to switch between hi-resolution Mac assets and the original DOS assets
  • Official support for fan missions and fan mods
  • New unified options menu that allows changing preferences before gameplay
  • Adjustable FOV (Field of View)
  • Smoother camera rotation and translation
  • Improved control scheme which allows faster and streamlined experience
  • Brand new achievements
  • In-Game remappable keys with three profiles to choose from: original controls, custom controls, and lefthanded controls.
  • Many original game bugs fixed.

We hope you enjoy this free update for System Shock: Enhanced Edition!

Feel free to let us know what you think about it in the forums. We'll be monitoring it a lot over the next few weeks or so to gather information.

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Sep 9, 2018, 13:07
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Vulkan wrote on Sep 8, 2018, 10:25:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 8, 2018, 07:33:
They also didn't release screenshots or a gameplay video to illustrate the changes which is really retarded so they kind of made up in stupidity for no BR and no MTX.

There is always something...

I suppose no screenshots because it basically looks the same. The only differences are that it doesn't run like ass anymore if you play it at anything above 1024x768 since it no longer relies on dosbox, the menus are fancier with a new range of options, and the face portraits for the emails were redone. It's the new, best option to play the game if anyone hasn't yet.

Played through the first three floors and it feels great, though now with the modernized control options, it feels waaay too easy.

There is a gameplay video on the Steam page. The first video talks about 4K resolution and full mouselook controls. It's also the same as this video on YouTube, posted on the 6th.

I think some of the screenshots on the Steam page are new, too -- the ones that have the crosshairs right in the middle of the screen.
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Sep 9, 2018, 12:50
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HorrorScope wrote on Sep 8, 2018, 14:16:
Once you tame the control setup,this is a pretty nice makeover. They really need to look at what today's audience would really want for defaults, to me this isn't close, some are refunding right from this. Beyond just bindings, it totally has the "I gots lots of keys so I'm complex" thing going on. Just having a remake of SS1 like Bards Trilogy, with an undated UI, sharper gfx yet and better enemy models, that would be pretty slick. That's all that remake needs, they can DLC something more into it after if they are inclined.
This isn't the remake, though.
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update
Sep 9, 2018, 12:49
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Sep 9, 2018, 12:49
 
GOG has had it for several days, now.
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update
Sep 8, 2018, 14:16
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update Sep 8, 2018, 14:16
Sep 8, 2018, 14:16
 
Once you tame the control setup,this is a pretty nice makeover. They really need to look at what today's audience would really want for defaults, to me this isn't close, some are refunding right from this. Beyond just bindings, it totally has the "I gots lots of keys so I'm complex" thing going on. Just having a remake of SS1 like Bards Trilogy, with an undated UI, sharper gfx yet and better enemy models, that would be pretty slick. That's all that remake needs, they can DLC something more into it after if they are inclined.
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update
Sep 8, 2018, 10:25
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update Sep 8, 2018, 10:25
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CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 8, 2018, 07:33:
They also didn't release screenshots or a gameplay video to illustrate the changes which is really retarded so they kind of made up in stupidity for no BR and no MTX.

There is always something...

I suppose no screenshots because it basically looks the same. The only differences are that it doesn't run like ass anymore if you play it at anything above 1024x768 since it no longer relies on dosbox, the menus are fancier with a new range of options, and the face portraits for the emails were redone. It's the new, best option to play the game if anyone hasn't yet.

Played through the first three floors and it feels great, though now with the modernized control options, it feels waaay too easy.
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update
Sep 8, 2018, 10:04
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SO many good memories of playing this game. So many in fact, that Im loath to get this version, lest I spoil my rose tinted glasses.
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update
Sep 8, 2018, 08:09
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The GOG version is updated.
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Re: System Shock: Enhanced Edition Source Port Update
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Sep 8, 2018, 07:33
 
They also didn't release screenshots or a gameplay video to illustrate the changes which is really retarded so they kind of made up in stupidity for no BR and no MTX.

There is always something...
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Sep 8, 2018, 07:33
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What? No love if you bought it at GOG?
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Sep 8, 2018, 05:09
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Prez wrote on Sep 8, 2018, 00:35:
They released an update and didn't add in microtransactions or a battle royale mode??? What the actual fuck?!?

They went old school: there's a MOBA mode where they use robot nurses as mobs.
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I think Prez just had a... system shock. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
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They released an update and didn't add in microtransactions or a battle royale mode??? What the actual fuck?!?
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