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Release dates
Windows August 24, 1995
Hover! at Wikipedia
Hover! 1995
Hover (2013) 2013

This page is for the original Windows 95 game. For the remake, see Hover (2013).

Key points

Originally bundled with Windows 95, now a free download.
Modern systems need a workaround for music (see Music doesn't play).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website

Essential improvements[edit]

Higher fullscreen resolution[edit]

Switch to fullscreen mode with Shift+F4 instead of F4. The game will render at 640x480 instead of doubled 320x240.

Skip 256 color warning[edit]

Go to the compatibility settings for HOVER.EXE and set 256 color mode.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Hover!\
High scores are stored in the configuration file(s) location.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game automatically pauses and mutes when focus is lost.

Issues fixed[edit]

Music doesn't play[edit]

Music does not start correctly on modern versions of Windows.
Open Sound Options[citation needed]
  1. Open the Options menu and choose Sounds.
  2. Close the Sound Options box that appears.
  3. Music will now work until you close the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 486/33
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA