Shamus

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Shamus
Shamus cover
Developers
Synapse Software Corporation
Publishers
IBM
Release dates
PC booter 1984
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
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Shamus is a singleplayer game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
PC booter

Essential improvements[edit]

Keyboard problems[edit]

This game expects the default typematic repeat rate and delay of the original IBM PCs.

Run on a IBM PCjr[citation needed]

When run on a IBM PCjr, the game uses a different method to get key presses, and as such the PCjr is not effected. This can be accomplished by setting "machine=pcjr" in DOSBox.

Change your keyboard repeat rate[citation needed]

Change delay to 500ms, and repeat rate to 10 chars per second to match the original IBM PC.

On real hardware, you may have a BIOS option to set these. However, starting with DOS 4+ you can also set it with the MODE command which is probably more convenient.

In the case of DOSBox, you can download the FreeDOS MODE.COM utility to accomplish this.

MODE CON RATE=10 DELAY=500

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
PC booter

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
PC booter

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

No save game cloud syncing information; you can edit this page to add it.

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, PCjr

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

PC booter
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 8088
System memory (RAM) 64KiB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA

References