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Silver
Silver cover
Developers
Infogrames
Spiral House
THQ Nordic
Publishers
Infogrames
THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows August 31, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) August 2000
macOS (OS X) June 2, 2017[citation needed]
Linux June 2, 2017[citation needed]
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Multiple select
Genres JRPG
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy, Steampunk
Silver on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
Mac OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

Peixoto's patch

Get the game running on windows 10 with nearest neighbor or xBRz scaling

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\intro
  2. Delete or rename info.avi and intro.avi.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Roaming\THQNordic\Silver\SAVEGAME\SILVER.OPT
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/THQNordic/Silver/silver.opt
Mac OS (Classic)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Roaming\THQNordic\Silver
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/THQNordic/Silver/*.sav
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Linux Steam cloud saves are stored at $HOME/.local/share/THQNordic/Silver, but the game actually uses $XDG_DATA_HOME/THQNordic/Silver

Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only, but the THQ Nordic version allows for various degrees of filtered upscaling and stretching.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effect, music and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Go to Options\Preferences and set Dialogue option to "Text & Speech"
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Collection of unofficial localizations and review:
1) «Da CrewCuts Studios» / «Русский проект»
2) «7Wolf»
3) «Fargus/Фаргус»
GOG Russian presumably «Da CrewCuts Studios».

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1 Pre-THQ Nordic versions only.
OpenGL 1.4 THQ Nordic version only.[1]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 9.0
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 7
PowerPC G3
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7 Lion
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu and SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel 1 0.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible

References

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-10-02
    THQ Nordic version uses OpenGL as indicated by the game's shaders folder using GLSL-formatted files, and the given version number used within all these shaders is 140 (1.4.0)