Microsoft Pinball Arcade

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Microsoft Pinball Arcade
Microsoft Pinball Arcade cover
Developers
Microsoft
Release dates
Windows December 15, 1998
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Pinball
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Western, Supernatural, North America, Fantasy
Microsoft Pinball Arcade on Wikipedia

Warnings

Microsoft Pinball Arcade is a 1998 pinball game developed and published by Microsoft. It features pre-rendered recreations of seven pinball tables manufactured by Gottlieb: Baffle Ball (1931), Humpty Dumpty (1947), Knock Out (1950), Slick Chick (1963), Spirit of 76 (1975), Haunted House (1982), and Cue Ball Wizard (1992).

It was first released for Windows on December 15, 1998.

General information

Official game site (archive)
Internet Pinball Database - A huge database dedicated to pinball games and machines

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
A trial version is available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The main menu uses the desktop resolution, but the usable area will render in 640x480. The actual game will render 1024x768 fullscreen.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
For the main menu only.
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 and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, NT 4.0 SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB (24 MB for NT)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible

References