Pac-Man World 2

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Pac-Man World 2
Pac-Man World 2 cover
Developers
Namco
Publishers
Hip Games
Release dates
Windows May 25, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 54
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Series Pac-Man
Pac-Man World 2 on IGDB
Pac-Man World 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Pac-Man World 2 on MobyGames
Pac-Man World 2 on Wikipedia
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Ms. Pac-Man 1983
Jr. Pac-Man 1988
Super Pac-Man 1989
Pac-in-Time 1995
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time 2000
Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Golden Maze 2001
Pac-Man All-Stars 2002
Pac-Man World 2 2004
Pac-Man World 3 2005
Pac-Man World Rally 2006
Pac-Man Pizza Parlor 2010
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ 2013
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2013
Pac-Man Museum 2014
Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man 2016
Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man 2016
Pac-Man 256 2016
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 2016
Pac-Man Party Royale 2019

Warnings

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

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bink
  2. Rename, move or delete these files:
intro.bik
logo.bik
nvidia.bik
If using Jackfuste's widescreen exe, leave at least one of these files untouched, otherwise the game will display a black screen at the title screen and subsequent menus.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\PacSave[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Jackfuste's fixed executable.
Multi-monitor
Use Jackfuste's fixed executable.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Jackfuste's fixed executable.
4K Ultra HD
Use Jackfuste's fixed executable.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Configuration file option doesn't work.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8 samples MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Various animations and AI patterns speed up with higher framerate.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound FX and Music, from 0 to 100, increments of 1.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Dialog is exclusively text based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Configuration tool, language selection.
Configuration tool, language selection.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spoken dialog is only heard in cutscenes.
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 900 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2

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 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