Pinball Fantasies

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Pinball Fantasies
Pinball Fantasies cover
Developers
DICE
DOS Frontline Design
Publishers
21st Century Entertainment
Digital Rebellion Developments
Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows (DOSBox) February 22, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) April 23, 2013[2]
Linux (DOSBox) July 24, 2014[3]
Pinball Fantasies on MobyGames
Pinball Fantasies on Wikipedia
DICE's Pinball
Pinball Dreams 1993
Pinball Fantasies 1994
Pinball Illusions 1995

Key points

Includes four tables: Billion Dollar Gameshow, Partyland, Speed Devils and Stones`n Bones.

General information

Pinball Fantasies at Digital Illusions (archive)
Pinball Gold Pack at 21st Century Entertainment (archive)
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Pinball Maniac entry

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Physical copy protection for the original release. Disc check for the Deluxe release.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled as Pinball Fantasies Deluxe with Pinball Dreams Deluxe and Pinball Illusions.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A demo is available from the official website.

Version differences[edit]

Pinball Fantasies Deluxe launcher.
Pinball Fantasies Deluxe launcher.
Pinball Fantasies Deluxe is a compilation re-release of Pinball Fantasies and Mania. Besides the addition of a launcher and the update of the publisher's logo, no substantial enhancements or modifications were made to either game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SOUND.CFG
<path-to-game>\PINBALL.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TABLE?.HI
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Hi-scores are labelled TABLE?.HI, where ? represents a number between 1 and 4.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
In-game options.
In-game options.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x350 or 320x240 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Set fulldouble = true in the configuration file of DOSBox.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Set in DOSBox Configurator (GOG.com).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music can be toggled in options or in-game with M.
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
8 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Use DOSBox.
macOS (OS X)
Use DOSBox.
Linux
Use DOSBox.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FLD Sound Driver Utility

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 80286AT 16 MHz
System memory (RAM) 530 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.6 MB

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.

References