The assault rifle is is supposed to be equipped only at standard weapons skill of 6, so how come I can equip it when my standard weapons skill is only at 4?

I know this is a glitch, but what triggers it?

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    System shock rules, I used to be so scared of that game.
    – Emerica.
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 13:22
  • Try Undying then. :)
    – Adam Arold
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 23:09

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You cannot equip an assault rifle without a standard weapons skill of 6 in the base game. You might have installed a modification to your game (modifying the gamesys file, shock.gam) to change the requirements.

I know of most of the SS2 glitches, and this is not one I am aware of. I suspect you have a modified version of SS2. There are many balance tweak mods available for SS2, if you obtained your copy from a less-than-legitimate source one could quite possibly be already installed.

  • Do you know about the movement speed glitch?
    – Adam Arold
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 22:43

I assume that you have modded your System Shock 2 using the detailed modding guide on the GOG webpage. There is a mod among the suggested one which includes a balance patch for SS2. That should be the reason.

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