Pop'n Pop

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Pop'n Pop
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Developers
Taito
Windows Dreams
Publishers
Europe Vektorlogic
Japan CYBERFRONT Corporation
Japan MediaKite
Release dates
Windows 2000
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Puzzle
Art styles Cartoon, Pixel art
Themes Fantasy
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Key points

Poor port of the PlayStation version, with poor sprite filtering, two game modes missing (Challenge and Family), and the three hidden characters missing altogether.
English version removes most of the voice acting found in the Japanese version.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Disc needed to play for the lesser install options.[1]
Windows
This game is not available digitally.
Japan and Europe only.

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\keymap.dat[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ppsavdat.sav[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 aspect ratio.
Multi-monitor
[2]
Ultra-widescreen
[3]
4K Ultra HD
Locked at 640 x 480 in fullscreen mode.[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Press F5 to switch between fullscreen and windowed.[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[6]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60fps.[7]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Control remap menu.
Control remap menu.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Press F1 to bring up the control configuration window.[8]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse is only used for the control configuration window.[9]
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Control configuration window requires mouse.[10]
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
A fix is required to use XInput controllers. See Controller support.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[11]
Haptic feedback
[12]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[13]

Controller support[edit]

A fix is required for the game to recognize analog sticks on XInput controllers.
Game features no D-Pad support.
Use XInput Plus[14]
  1. Download and run XInput Plus.
  2. Set the Target Program to PopnPop.exe.
  3. Go to the DirectInput tab, then check Enable DirectInput Output.
  4. Click Apply to save settings and install DLLs into the installation folder.
  5. Remap the in-game controls accordingly from the control configuration window.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM On/Off and SFX On/Off only.[15]
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
[16]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Japanese UI, subtitles, and story voice acting only available in the Japanese release.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7 [18]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
[17]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX-compatible GPU

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

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