Namco Museum 50th Anniversary

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Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary cover
Developers
Original games Bandai Namco Entertainment
Digital Eclipse Software
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2005
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Warnings

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

Key points

Compilation of emulated arcade games by Namco.
Emulation quality of the games is mediocre compared to MAME.
ROMs are encrypted, disallowing use with MAME.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1][5]
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/config/settings.dat[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/config/scores.dat[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Games included in the collection are limited to 4:3 or 3:4 aspect ratios.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
640x480 only; for higher 4:3 resolutions see Increase Rendering Resolution.
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)
In the settings as "Smooth Graphics". Can be turned on or off.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
Menu is limited to 20fps.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[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
2 Co-op, Hot seat
Multiplayer modes vary by game.
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 [8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Issues fixed[edit]

Increase Rendering Resolution[edit]

Play at resolutions other than 640x480[9]
  1. Download dgVoodoo.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to <path-to-game>.
  3. Extract the contents of the MS folder in the dgVoodoo zip to <path-to-game>.
  4. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Make sure the Config folder / Running instance is set to <path-to-game>, it may already be there by default.
  6. In the General tab, set Adapter(s) to use / enable to your current graphics card, Appearance to Full Screen, and Scaling mode to either Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio or Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio.
  7. In the DirectX tab, make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked, and set Resolution to Max. You can uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark if you wish.
  8. Click Apply and exit the program.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 98SE
Processor (CPU) Pentium 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300MB
Video card (GPU) RIVA TNT2, ATI Rage 128

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Windows Vista support - StarForce Support
  2. Windows 7 support - StarForce Support
  3. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  4. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  5. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-28
  6. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-28
  7. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-28
    Tested with wired Xbox One controller.
  8. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-28
  9. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-28