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===The game crashes on Windows 2000 and later===
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{{Fixbox|description=Disable/remove any compatibility settings</code>|ref=|fix=
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# Do not run the game in any compatibility mode
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# Right-click the games executable <code>VIRUS.EXE</code> and go to "Properties" then "Compatibility"
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# Make sure that every box is un-ticked. Run the game.
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===The game runs extremely fast, making the game unplayable===
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{{++}} Allows the game to be playable on modern systems.
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{{Fixbox|description=Limit the frame rate with DxWnd|ref=|fix=
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# Download and extract the '''latest version''' of DxWnd to {{p|game}} or wherever works best.
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# Run DxWnd. Right-click in the middle of DxWnd's window and select "Add".
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# Name the profile/game, and browse to {{p|game}} and select the <code>VIRUS.EXE</code> file. Click "OK".
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# Right-click the profile that was just created and select "Modify". Go to the "Main" tab and un-tick "Run in a window".
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# Go to the "Timing" tab and enable "Limit". Set the limit to 33 msec to run the game at 30 FPS.
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'''Notes'''
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{{ii}} To run the game in fullscreen, under the main tab, un-tick <code>Run in a window</code>.
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{{ii}} Increase the milisecond delay to decrease the frame rate further if needed. Calculate the msec by dividing 1000 by the FPS.
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==Issues unresolved==
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{{ii}} There is an issue
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==

Revision as of 11:44, 25 February 2021

Virus: The Game
Virus: The Game cover
Developers
Kidum Multimedia
Publishers
Sir-tech Software
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1997
Virus: The Game on MobyGames
Virus: The Game on Wikipedia

Key points

Unplayable on modern systems.[citation needed]

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows

Save game data location

System Location
Windows

Video settings

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
By default.
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 and 120+ FPS

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
2
Online play
2

Connection types

Issues fixed

The game crashes on Windows 2000 and later

Disable/remove any compatibility settings
  1. Do not run the game in any compatibility mode
  2. Right-click the games executable VIRUS.EXE and go to "Properties" then "Compatibility"
  3. Make sure that every box is un-ticked. Run the game.

The game runs extremely fast, making the game unplayable

Allows the game to be playable on modern systems.
Limit the frame rate with DxWnd
  1. Download and extract the latest version of DxWnd to <path-to-game> or wherever works best.
  2. Run DxWnd. Right-click in the middle of DxWnd's window and select "Add".
  3. Name the profile/game, and browse to <path-to-game> and select the VIRUS.EXE file. Click "OK".
  4. Right-click the profile that was just created and select "Modify". Go to the "Main" tab and un-tick "Run in a window".
  5. Go to the "Timing" tab and enable "Limit". Set the limit to 33 msec to run the game at 30 FPS.

Notes

To run the game in fullscreen, under the main tab, un-tick Run in a window.
Increase the milisecond delay to decrease the frame rate further if needed. Calculate the msec by dividing 1000 by the FPS.

Issues unresolved

There is an issue

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible

References