How to Play 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 early 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.

Shawn’s later games are 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.

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

Yes

Use mouse/keyboard to play.
Street Bike Fury fullscreen
Jetz 4 Rampage fullscreen
Mini Golf Pro fullscreen

Yes

Use mouse to play.

Thrust

fullscreen Use arrow keys and enter.
Galaxy Arcade 2 fullscreen

Yes

Missile Wave 3D

fullscreen Use mouse to play.

Infection

fullscreen Use mouse/keyboard to play.

Bounty Hunter SX

fullscreen Use arrow keys and enter.

Ski-Racer 2

fullscreen

Yes

Jetz Fusion

fullscreen

Use arrow keys and enter.

Marblex

windowed

Yes

Bubble Gum

windowed

Yes

Use arrow keys to navigate.

Cookie Buster

windowed

Yes

Press 1 to play. Press 3 to quit. Press F4 for fullscreen.

Missile Wave 2

fullscreen

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

GM Hoops

windowed

Yes

Use mouse to play.

Holiday Hunting

windowed

Yes

Use mouse to play.

Fireworks Maker

windowed

Yes

Use mouse to play.

Jetz Rampage 2

fullscreen

Use arrow keys and enter.

Net Racer

windowed

Shawn vs Jerred

windowed

Yes

Jetz Rampage

fullscreen

Yes

Galaxy Arcade

fullscreen

Use mouse to play.

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.)

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Tribute

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.