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
Reception
Metacritic 79
Taxonomy
Series Pac-Man
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time on IGDB
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time on MobyGames
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time on Wikipedia
Pac-Man 1983
Ms. Pac-Man (series)
Jr. Pac-Man 1988
Super Pac-Man 1989
Pac-in-Time 1995
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time 2000
Pac-Man All-Stars 2002
Pac-Man World (series)
Pac-Man World Rally 2006
Pac-Man Pizza Parlor 2010
Pac-Man Championship Edition (series)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2013
Pac-Man Museum 2014
Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man 2016
Pac-Man 256 2016
Pac-Man Party Royale 2019

Key points

Can be unstable depending on graphics card and processor.
May have problems running on modern operating systems. See "Fixing graphical glitches".

Availability

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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Video

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.

Widescreen resolution

Fix aspect ratio
  1. Open pac-man.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+R and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for 0000403F and replace all hex-values with:
    • 0000203F for 16:10 screens
    • 9A99193F for 15:9 screens
    • 0000103F for 16:9 screens
    • B66DBD3E for 21:9 screens
  4. Save the file.

Input

Audio

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
French
German
Italian
US versions only contain an English language option.

Network

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

Can't access the graphics and sound setup menu

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

DirectDraw emulation may be broken on modern operating systems.
Use a DirectDraw wrapper[1]
  1. Download the DirectDrawCompat wrapper.
  2. Extract the contents from the ddraw.zip file into the installation folder.

Other information

API

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

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 elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References