A beginner's guide to Shadow: Initial Launch

  • 23 April 2020
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You just got activated and don’t know what to do ? Here are a few tips that will get you started properly :

 

Step 1 : Choosing the version of the shadow launcher that suits you best

You will have to go to your account page to choose the version you want for Beta and Official. If you’d rather try the Alpha version you will have to on the official discord page in the Beta Channels (here for the us communty and here for the European one).

To get a better understanding of how these differents versions work, check out this link : Alpha, Beta & Official

 

Step 2 : Connecting to your Shadow through the launcher

Please Check out this link here. It will help you :

  • Understand how the launcher works
  • Set up your Shadow 

 

Step 3 : Updating Nvidia’s driver on Shadow

Check out this link here to know how to properly update your GPU’s driver.

Be aware that the automatic Nvidia’s update feature in the launcher does not always give you the latest official Nvidia’s driver, it will give you the latest driver that Shadow thoroughly tested and approved. That way, you will be sure to get the most stable driver’s version for your Shadow !

 

Step 4 : Enjoy !

Now, all you have to do is enjoy your Shadow as much as you want ! :)

 

If you need more help, or just wanna join in this beautiful community of ours :

 

Edited by CatOfSachse at request of original poster, fixed clarity of steps from first step to step one etc...


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Nice!

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Thx

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Thank you!

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whats the exclusive reward for joining the forum

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whats the exclusive reward for joining the forum

Just wait and youll get your badge 

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Just waiting, mine’s not due to be activated until July so potentially another two months to wait.

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Just waiting, mine’s not due to be activated until July so potentially another two months to wait.

dont worry I just got pushed pack another 3 weeks to remember patience is a virtue ;)

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Mines still showing July. When’s yours due?

Hi everyone,

 

finally got my shadow activated. Happy about this! 
 

if I were to move state, would there be an option to move data centers? (Meaning when I applied for shadow, I was asked for an optimal location/data center) but now that I am moving, is there a chance to re-select this?

 

thanks guys.

 

best,

w

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Hi everyone,

 

finally got my shadow activated. Happy about this! 
 

if I were to move state, would there be an option to move data centers? (Meaning when I applied for shadow, I was asked for an optimal location/data center) but now that I am moving, is there a chance to re-select this?

 

thanks guys.

 

best,

w

I don’t think so. As far as i know, Shadow does not offer that kind of service (to move from one data center to another. You should contact the support team ;)

Awesome breakdown Thanks!

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Just got my Shadow activated, experiencing lots of lags. I followed several videos but still seems to be a bit laggy. Is there a setting I need to change?

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