3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet

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3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet
3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet cover
Developers
Cinematronics LLC
Publishers
Microsoft
Release dates
Windows August 24, 1995
Taxonomy
Genres Pinball
Series Microsoft Windows, Full Tilt! Pinball
3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet guide on StrategyWiki
3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet on Wikipedia
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Key points

Originally sold as part of Microsoft Plus! Companion for Windows 95, later bundled with some versions of Windows.
Based on the Space Cadet table from Full Tilt! Pinball.
A collision bug and some physics problems are present on all Windows versions after Windows Vista.[dubious – discuss]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Bundled with Windows NT 4.0, ME, 2000, XP.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Decompilation of 3D Pinball for Windows – Space Cadet [edit]

Reverse-engineered version of 3D Pinball adapted to run on Linux, Mac OS and other platforms.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Plus!\Pinball\
High scores are saved in the configuration file(s) location under SpaceCadet.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Fullscreen is always windowboxed at the desktop resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with F4 or go to Options, Full Screen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
The Windows XP version is capped at 120 FPS (earlier versions are uncapped).[1]

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Set in Options, Player Controls (F8).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Changes the font below score into vgasys.fon. Only in Polish version of Windows ME, 2000 and XP.
Russian
Only on Russian distributive of OS, and only help manual is translated.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
64-bit has some minor graphical bugs.[2]

ARM support requires the decompilation source port.[3]

macOS (OS X)
Requires the decompilation source port.
Linux
Requires the decompilation source port.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) NT 4.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 110 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

References