While we are still hard at work on ShiVa 2.0, several developers are still relying on ShiVa 1.9.2 for legacy project file support, some modules which are not yet implemented in ShiVa 2.0, or simply convenience. With the latest update to ShiVa 1.9.2, we make it much easier to work with the tool you know and love on the latest hardware and software.
Modern Windows, M1 and Parallels support
The ShiVa 1.9.2 GLSL update allows you to run ShiVa 1.9.2 with the GLSL code path that was introduced in ShiVa 2.0. This will not only give you better performance, but also allow the editor to work on modern operating systems and hardware. In contrast to ShiVa 2.0 which runs natively on Mac OS, Windows and Linux, ShiVa 1.9.2 only ships as a Windows binary. For years, we have recommended using virtual machines to run ShiVa 1.9.2 on Linux and Mac OS, especially Parallels. Earlier this year, Apple unveiled their new professional-grade computers powered by the ARM architecture, breaking compatibility with older versions of Parallels and Windows <= 10. We are very happy to announce that the ShiVa 1.9.2 GLSL update restores full functionality on Mac OS running Parallels 17 with a virtualized Windows 11 on ARM.
Availability and installation
Licensed customers can download the ShiVa 1.9.2 GLSL update from the ShiVa 1.x license management page. Unpack the archive and replace the files in your existing ShiVa 1.9.2 installation with the ones in the update archive. Parallels should be supported out of the box, no additional drivers or tools necessary.