Pinball Mania

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Pinball Mania
Pinball Mania cover
Developers
Rockstar Lincoln
Publishers
DOS 21st Century Entertainment
Digital Rebellion Developments
Release dates
DOS 1995
Windows (DOSBox) February 21, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) April 22, 2013[2]
Linux (DOSBox) August 18, 2014[3]
Pinball Mania on MobyGames
Pinball Mania on Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Original release is DRM-free. 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

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.

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, change cycles=auto to cycles=fixed 10000. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SOUND.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>\HISCORES
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]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

In-game options.
In-game options.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
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
Capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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.
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 Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel i386
System memory (RAM) 640 kB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

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