Pac-Man World 3

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Pac-Man World 3
Pac-Man World 3 cover
Developers
Namco
Blitz Games
Publishers
Namco
Europe Electronic Arts
Engines
BlitzTech
Release dates
Windows December 8, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 74
Taxonomy
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Pac-Man World
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Pac-Man World 3 on Wikipedia
Pac-Man World
Subseries of Pac-Man
Pac-Man World 2 2004
Pac-Man World 3 2005

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Missing graphical effects from the PS2 version (examples include depth of field absent, screen vibration when stomping).

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
StarForce 3.5 DRM[Note 1] US version.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7 DRM European version.
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Namco\Pac-Man World 3\config.ini
%APPDATA%\Electronic Arts\Pac-Man World 3\config.ini

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Namco\Pac-Man World 3\PMW3*
%APPDATA%\Electronic Arts\Pac-Man World 3\PMW3*

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use killer-m's fixed executable.
Multi-monitor
Use killer-m's fixed executable.
Ultra-widescreen
Use killer-m's fixed executable.
4K Ultra HD
Any resolution can be set manually in config.ini. See config location.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Configuration utility needs mouse or keyboard.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
XInput controllers are not fully supported according to the game's system requirements and have known issues. Use this XInput Plus patch to fix these known issues.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
US versions only contain an English language option.

Issues unresolved

Configuration utility crashes upon opening on modern operating systems

The configuration utility crashes upon opening on modern operating systems due to a buffer overrun being detected. This prevents the user from being able to create the configuration file necessary for running the game and the only workaround is to either manually copy and edit an existing configuration file from a previous installation or run the game on an older operating system. Here is a sample configuration file you can use to run the game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420
ATI Radeon 8500 LE
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.

References