Pac-Man: Adventures in Time

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Pac-Man: Adventures in Time
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time cover
Developers
Creative Asylum
Mind's Eye Productions
Publishers
Hasbro Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2000
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time on Wikipedia
Pac-Man
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Super Pac-Man 1989
Pac-in-Time 1994
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time 2000
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Pac-Man All-Stars 2002
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Pac-Man World Rally 2006
Pac-Man Pizza Parlor 2010
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2013
Pac-Man Museum 2014
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Pac-Man 256 2016
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 2016
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Key points

Can be unstable depending on graphics card and processor.
Has problems running on Windows 10 and above. See "Fixing graphical glitches".

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\options.dat[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\slot#.dat[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Pac-Man: Adventures in Time graphics -setup menu.
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time graphics -setup menu.
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time advanced -setup menu.
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time advanced -setup menu.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Pac-Man: Adventures in Time sound -setup menu.
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time sound -setup menu.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Labeled as 3D Sound in Sound tab for the setup menu. Make sure to select 5.1 speakers for the best surround quality.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Labeled as Hot Seat in the menu. Dot Mania, Time Bomb, Ghost Tag
LAN play
4 Versus
Labeled as Network in the menu. Can use IPX, TCP/IP, or Serial (2 player only). Use TCP/IP if you're using a standard, modern day Ethernet cable. Dot Mania, Time Bomb, Ghost Tag.
Online play
4 Versus
Labeled as Internet in the menu. Requires host IP. Can use IPX, TCP/IP, or Serial (2 player only). Dot Mania, Time Bomb, Ghost Tag
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Require host IP address to connect to online gameplay.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Must use TCP/IP. No wireless play.
Direct IP
Require host IP address to connect to online gameplay.

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't access the graphics and sound setup menu[edit]

The game, by default, sets up the Start Menu shortcut to go to the setup window as well.
Create a new shortcut[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right click pac-man.exe and click Create a New Shortcut.
  3. Right click the new shortcut and select Properties on the drop down menu.
  4. In the target for the properties, add -setup a the end of the very end of the target.
  5. Click Apply at the bottom of the properties window to save your changes.
Launching the shortcut should now lead you directly to the graphics setup menu.

Black graphical glitches[edit]

DirectDraw emulation is broken in Windows 10 and later
Use a DirectDraw wrapper[1]
  1. Download the DirectDrawCompat wrapper
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into the installation folder

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7.0a Includes both a T&L-compatible mode and a non-T&L mode.
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 64 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References