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This is a tribute site for Shawn Noel, one of the most gifted indie game developers who tragically passed away in 2006. He created amazing games like Street Bike Fury, Mini Golf Pro, and the Jetz series.

He influenced a generation of indie developers, including Matt Thorson (TowerFall, Celeste) and cactus (Hotline Miami).

Now that his original site is down, this site aims to preserve his games for posterity. You can download Shawn’s games individually on the Games page, or in a grand file here.

 

How to Run Shawn64’s Games

I’ve made a simple guide on how to run Shawn’s games on Windows 7/8/10. Since these games were made in the mid-2000s, there are a few compatibility issues you will have to deal with.

If the game runs in fullscreen, then it will shrink your resolution while the game plays. This isn’t really an issue unless the game crashes. You may want to have Task Manager already running just in case.

Several games require you to disable DPI scaling in order to open properly. Simply right-click the program and you should have an option on the Compatibility tab that reads “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”. Make sure this setting is checked.

If you have issues running these games on widescreen, try changing your resolution to a 4:3 aspect ratio. (For example: 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×960, 1400×1050, 1440×1080, 1600×1200, 1920×1440)

Shawn’s later games can be more difficult to run on modern computers, because of a compression issue with games made in GM6. Thankfully someone made a GM6 Converter to fix games that have this problem. I’ve uploaded fixed versions for Shawn’s later games but you may want this tool if you deal with old GM games.

Lastly, f.lux is disabled in many games that have fullscreen mode (like Jetz 4). There is no way to get around this that I’m aware of. Some games simply override f.lux. Be aware of this and adjust your monitor accordingly if you’re used to f.lux but want to play Shawn’s games.

Here’s a guide to which games start in fullscreen mode, which need DPI scaling disabled, and what controls to use to play. You can download the guide as a pdf here.

Game Fullscreen Disable DPI scaling? Controls
Infection 2: Meltdown fullscreen

Yes

Use WASD / arrow keys to move. Use the mouse to aim and shoot.
Street Bike Fury fullscreen

No

Press the left and right arrow keys (or A and D) to rorate the bike. Press up (W ) to accelerate. Use the mouse to aim your weapon. Left click to shoot, right click to change weapons. Hold right click for turbo. Hold down (S) and push right (D) for a big trick.
Jetz Rampage 4 fullscreen

No

Press the arrow keys to move. Press shift to change weapons. Press control to shoot. Press space to pick up/drop people. Press alt or 0 to flip around. Press enter to confirm actions. Press C to enter cheats.
Mini Golf Pro fullscreen

Yes

Use the mouse to play. Left click to charge the ball. Right click to cancel a shot. Press space for free view when locked. Press F2 to restart levels online. Press control + number for online taunts.

Thrust

fullscreen

No

Use the arrow keys to move and enter to select.
Galaxy Arcade 2 fullscreen

Yes

Use the mouse to navigate menus.
Last Flight: Press the arrow keys to move. Hold up to lift off. Press shift to fire missiles. Press control to fire guns.
Space Boarder: Press the left and right arrow keys to move.

Space Ballz: Use the mouse to move.

Sky Diver 2: Press space to jump. Press the left and right arrow keys to move. Press down to dive. Press up to open your parachute. P2: Use WASD keys to move. In 2 player mode, there is no plane and parachutes open automatically.
Crunch: Press the arrow keys to move. P2: Press the WASD keys to move.

Light Fights: Press the arrow keys to move. P2: Press the WASD keys to move.

Asteroidz: Press the arrow keys to move. Press space to shoot. P2: Press the WASD keys to move. Press G to shoot.

Missile Wave 3D

fullscreen

No

Use the mouse to aim and shoot enemies.

Infection

fullscreen

No

Press the arrow keys to move. Use the left and right keys to wall jump. Left click to fire the machine gun. Right click to throw a grenade. Press escape to go to the menu. Press enter to skip scenes.

Bounty Hunter SX

fullscreen

No

Use the arrow keys to move and space to shoot. Press enter to save or dock at planets. Use the mouse to navigate menus. Press shift to exit menus.

Ski-Racer 2

fullscreen

Yes

Use the left and right arrow keys to move. Press enter to select.

Jetz Fusion

fullscreen

No

Press the arrow keys to move. Press shift to change weapons. Press control to shoot. Press enter to confirm actions.

Player 2: Press WASD keys to move. Press G to change weapons. Press H to shoot.

Marblex

windowed

Yes

Use the mouse to guide the ball.

Bubble Gum

windowed

Yes

Use the arrow keys to move and jump.

Cookie Buster

windowed

Yes

Use the left and right arrow keys to move. Press 1 to play. Press 3 to quit. Press F4 for fullscreen.

Missile Wave 2

fullscreen

No

Use mouse to play. Click X on the top right corner of the menu screen to escape.

GM Hoops

windowed

Yes

Press start in the top-left corner to play. Use the mouse to drag and throw the basketballs.

Holiday Hunting

windowed

Yes

Press enter to start. Use the mouse to aim and shoot at moving objects.

Fireworks Maker

windowed

Yes

Use the mouse to play. Change variables on the left, then press “Fire!” in the top-right corner to see fireworks.

Jetz Rampage 2

fullscreen

No

Press the arrow keys to move. Press shift to change weapon. Press control to shoot. Press enter to confirm actions.

Net Racer

windowed

No

Use the arrow keys to move. Press control to jump.

Shawn vs Jerred

windowed

Yes

Use the arrow keys to move and jump.

Jetz Rampage

fullscreen

Yes

Press arrow keys to move. Press shift to change weapon. Press control to shoot. Press P to pause. Press C to enter cheats. Menu: Press S to select room. Press P for the prize room. Press I for information. Press C for credits. Press escape to quit.

Galaxy Arcade

fullscreen

No

Use the mouse to navigate menus. Press enter to start each game.
Missil Attack: Use the mouse to click on objects.
Pac-Man: Press arrow keys to move.Bomber Dude: Press WASD keys to move. Press G to drop bombs.Space Rescue: Press 1 through 6 to catch objects.Sky Diver: Press space to jump out of the plane. Press the arrow keys to move. Press enter to open your parachute before you land.Asteroids: Press arrow keys to move. Press space to shoot.

One more update for now – I’ve uploaded a grand file with all of Shawn’s games. You can download them all in one click here.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy Shawn’s games.

– Dylan

 

(Note: this guide was written in February 2019. It will become outdated sooner or later. If you have additional issues, you may want to run the games in compatibility mode for Windows XP.)

 

Moving Forward

Outside of a few minor updates, my role here is largely finished. Here are some final updates I could use help with:

1. I would like to update the guide with some tips on how to run shawn64’s games in Wine for Mac/Linux. I have zero experience with it cause I’m always on Windows.

2. I want to make some “strategy guides” to help people get into Shawn’s later games. Specifically Jetz 4, Street Bike Fury and Mini Golf Pro. Contact me if that sounds like something you’d be interested in helping with.

3. I want to find the missing cheats to Shawn’s later games.

For anyone who wants to contribute, contact me here. This site is run by Dylan Franks, with special help from Ace02 and tapeworm.

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