Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Feeling a SHIVER down your spine? Not sure which way to turn? You might want to come here and ask for clues and hints about SHIVERS and SHIVERS II.

Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby marlene55m » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:03 am

Yikes. I wanted to play this game and also make a Let's Play from it. I know that not long ago I got this old stuff running on my current computer, then decided to uninstall it, and now....

First of all, I have the crappy German version for Windows 95, also coming on two CDs. Now, no matter how I want to start the setup (via autorun or setup, all kinds of compatibility mode, running as admin, 256 colors etc. or not, nothing makes a difference), the process ends up giving me a black screen which I can only eliminate by rebooting. Most annoying. Of course, with the German version, the new SHP installer wouldn't help much (besides, it puts everything in full screen mode automatically which I hate), and I fear that somehow the CD installer is corrupted.

Any suggestions? Or should I just get a new copy somewhere from Amazon USA? I have no intention to buy a new German version. Sucks!

:-)

Thanks,
Marlene
User avatar
marlene55m
Sierra Fan Wanna Be
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:14 pm
Gender: Not Specified

Re: Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby Collector » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:06 pm

The Shivers 2 installer is one of the StC installers from jafa. He has been willing to write installers for localized versions when asked, but unfortunately, he has not been available for sometime. You could try a Virtual Machine with an older version of Windows installed.
01000010 01111001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100001

Image
User avatar
Collector
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 10795
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:57 am
Location: Sierraland

Re: Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby marlene55m » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:49 pm

I don't have any older versions of Windows, sorted everything out :-)
User avatar
marlene55m
Sierra Fan Wanna Be
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:14 pm
Gender: Not Specified

Re: Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby marlene55m » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:59 pm

No other suggestions? :(
User avatar
marlene55m
Sierra Fan Wanna Be
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:14 pm
Gender: Not Specified

Re: Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby Collector » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:54 pm

Did you try the StC installer for the German version? If that does not work, here is a copy of the English version on eBay for US $2.99 US. I don't know if the ship internationally.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shivers-II-2-Ha ... 564becb42b

You could also look on http://www.ebay.co.uk/ . The UK version will probably work with the StC installer.

You can pick up a copy of Windows 98 Second Edition on eBay pretty cheap these days, which would be a good idea for other Windows 9x era games that refuse to run on modern Windows. Though it is not supported, you can install Windows 9x in DOSBox, but there are several free VMs that you can use, once you have a copy of Win9x. One other solution could be to setup a Linux box with WINE.
01000010 01111001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100001

Image
User avatar
Collector
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 10795
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:57 am
Location: Sierraland

Re: Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby marlene55m » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:13 am

That's the Phantasmagoria 2 installer:-) I'll try to get an English copy of Shivers 2, maybe that works although I doubt it. Whenever I get this stuff running, I'll let you know. Do you have any idea when jafa will be availbable again? So maybe he could make a German installer with the option of non-full screen?
User avatar
marlene55m
Sierra Fan Wanna Be
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:14 pm
Gender: Not Specified

Re: Shivers 2 - Harvest of Souls

Postby Collector » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:08 pm

I have no idea when or if jafa will resurface. I have no email address for him, but you could try to leave him a PM on his board in case he checks the board. The way he does full screen makes it unlikely that he can make run windowed.
01000010 01111001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100001

Image
User avatar
Collector
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 10795
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:57 am
Location: Sierraland


Return to The Shivers Games

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron