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First release 1995
Also known as
Developed by Sierra
Published by Sierra
Distributed by Sierra
Platforms Windows, Mac
Resolution 640x480, 256 colors
Engine SCI
Support Since ScummVM 2.0.0
Available for

Shivers was the first game in the Shivers series. A teenager is dared to spend the night at Professor Windlenot's Museum of the Strange and Unusual, which is said to be haunted. He finds that Professor Windlenot has been killed by a being called an Ixupi, and he must kill all of the Ixupi before he ends up dead himself.


Required data files

For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the user documentation.

WARNING: Unlike other games, SCI games have significant variation in the naming of required files.

They also can load supplementary files by resource maps, so it is recommended to keep all files in the game data directory from the CD.

Unless otherwise specified, do NOT remove any file from the directory, even if it does not appear on the following list, since this will likely cause weird bugs.

Copy all files from each disk or CD to the game directory. Some games need additional work:

Games with multiple CDs

  • Directories that exist on multiple discs (e.g. ROBOT and VMD directories) must be merged together, not replaced.
  • Rename the RESOURCE.SFX from each CD to RESSFX.00<cdnumber>, and the RESOURCE.AUD from each CD to RESAUD.00<cdnumber>, to match the corresponding RESSCI.00<cdnumber> file that exists on each CD.
  • It should be safe to replace any other files from later CDs that were copied already from earlier CDs.

Simultaneous speech and subtitles

Certain CD versions of Sierra SCI games had both speech and text resources. In ScummVM, it is possible to enjoy a combined mode, where both speech and text are shown at the same time.

Text can be toggled by selecting the "Text" option from the game's settings dialog, or via ScummVM's audio options. Note that only videos have subtitles in this game.

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