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Space Cadet Pinball Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 29, 2018.

  • by booman, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:23 PM
  • booman

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    Space Cadet Pinball is the classic game bundled with Windows XP. I remember playing it when I was younger and invested many hours clanking the metal ball around. In Space Cadet you have to complete missions for extra points which usually means hitting targets or successfully aiming the ball into hard-to-reach areas. Its quite rewarding for such a simple game.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Space Cadet Pinball in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    Search Online for Space Cadet Pinball Download
    It should be about 1.4 Megabytes
    Download the EXE installer and save to your Desktop

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: spacecadet
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Windows Version: windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select Space Cadet Installer
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Install
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "pinball.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the Shortcut: Space Cadet Pinball
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Space Cadet Pinball"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video Memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    I couldn't find an offical Space Cadet Pinball download from Microsoft, so I had to download it from other hosting sites. Be careful where you download it from and even scan the download on antivirus websites to be extra sure its safe. Other than that, it ran perfectly. The resolution is super small like 640x480 and it will only play in a window.

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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. booman
    If you have an Windows XP disk lying around, you can also extract the Space Cadet pinball files from it.

    Enter your Windows XP disk into your DVD ROM
    Open it and go to the i386 Directory (it will take a minute to show you all the files)
    Type: pinball
    Then select all of the pinball compressed files.
    Copy them to a folder on your Desktop

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    Next type: sound
    Copy all of the sound compressed files
    Paste to the same folder on your Desktop

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    Open the folder on your desktop
    Select all files
    Extract all of them to the same folder

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    You can now delete all the compressed files or put them in a folder named: disk
    Just in case you need them later

    You will find a pinball.exe
    That is the executable to run Space Cadet Pinball.
    Double-click and Wine should run it just fine.

    or cut-n-paste this whole folder to your newly created virtual drive
    Go to Configure and create a new shortcut to pinball.exe
    Now you can launch Space Cadet from PlayOnLinux

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