by Rae from Gameboomers
Shiver's Minimum Requirements
Window's 95 or Window's 3.1
486/33 8MB RAM
2X CD-ROM Drive
Sound card with DAC
SVGA 640X480 @256 colors
My Computer Specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon Processor, 3DNow, 1400MHz
Direct X Version: 8.1
Memory: 256MB RAM
OS: Windows XP Home Edition 5.1, Build 2600 with Service Pack 1
Display/Video card: ATI Radeon 7500 series with 64MB memory
(Driver: ati2dvag.dll 6.14.01.6292)
Current Display Settings: 1024X768 32 bit, 90 Hz
Soundcard: VIA AC '97 Audio.
(Driver: viaudio.sys 5.12.01.3820)
My sound acceleration and hardware acceleration are both set to one
from the right as suggested by Inferno.
To begin with, follow Inferno's instructions for the General Drill. I have
Disk Clean-Up and Defrag scheduled weekly, so I don't usually
have to do this before installing a game.
Note: I use the WINDOWS CLASSIC style appearance for my
computer...some of the buttons may be slightly different if you are
using the Windows XP style.
Now, it's time to get started.
Put the Shivers CD into your CD-ROM
drive. Click Start-Run and select the letter of your CD-ROM drive (mine
is D:). This should bring up a window with all the contents of the CD.
Right Click on the Set-up icon. Click Properties. Choose the
Compatibility Tab. Check next to "run this program in compatibility
mode for:" and choose Windows 95. Under Input Settings put a check
next to "turn off advanced text services for this program." See Table 1:
check-->turn off advanced text services for this program
Click Apply Click OK
Now Double-Click on the Set-up Icon and run the install program. The
first time I did this I had to reboot my computer...however, the second
time I installed the game it installed without rebooting.
When the install program asks you if you would like to run a test of
your system to check for compatibility...SAY NO!!!! A screen will come
up with "diagnosis" of your system-but you can pretty much ignore it. The
install program will ask you if you want to continue anyway. Click Yes.
This will begin the install to the folder of your choice.
(Note***: I generally let the install program choose the folder and put the files
where it wants to. I have found trying to re-direct to another folder can
be problematic and cause some install programs to crash).
Once the game has installed...YOU ARE DONE!!!
However, the game will only play in a small window. If you want to play
in full-screen mode you must change your display settings.
To do this:
Right Click anywhere on your Desk Top, Left Click Properties.
Choose the Settings tab.
Click on the Advanced tab at the bottom.
Choose the Adapter tab.
Click the tab at the bottom which says "List All Modes."
This will give you a list of monitor settings.
Choose 640X480 32-bit 60Hz. If this does not work, try 640X480 256 colors 60Hz.
Choose Apply and wait for your Desk Top to change.
Now you can play Shivers!!!
Have fun! It's a spooky game!
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