[PC] 3D Pinball Space Cadet - Free - GroovyPost
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[PC] 3D Pinball Space Cadet - Free - GroovyPost

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Found 15th Mar
WOW...memories. Used to love playing this on Windows (and of course a bit of Solitaire). Sadly I use a Mac now so I can't take advantage, but you lucky lot can.

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I've just been reading about this 're-release' of Space Cadet 3D Pinball on PC Gamer...

The Windows-bundled freebie is a slightly-modified version of the Space Cadet table in Cinematronic's Full Tilt! Pinball, which also included the pirate-themed Skullduggery and fantasy-themed Dragon's Keep tables. That's actually a big part of why Pinball was ultimately dropped from Windows, as Microsoft engineer Raymond Chen explained in a 2012 MSDN blog post.

"The 64-bit version of Pinball had a pretty nasty bug where the ball would simply pass through other objects like a ghost. In particular, when you started the game, the ball would be delivered to the launcher, and then it would slowly fall towards the bottom of the screen, through the plunger, and out the bottom of the table. Games tended to be really short," he wrote.

"Two of us tried to debug the program to figure out what was going on, but given that this was code written several years earlier by an outside company, and that nobody at Microsoft ever understood how the code worked (much less still understood it), and that most of the code was completely uncommented, we simply couldn't figure out why the collision detector was not working. Heck, we couldn't even find the collision detector!"






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Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
OMGG completely forgot that I played this game for HOURS, and then this. Thank you, just downloaded and now another thing to waste my time lol
Class!
Great Game from the past.
Legend, thank you. That's lowered my productivity at work today by about 100%!
Installed, thanks OP.
What a game, nice one. HOT!
Thanks op, now to have a look around for Nascar Pinball
Someone uses Reddit
Jinkz1 m ago

Someone uses Reddit


Or Twitter. Mentioned in the OP
I used to love this, as a kid!
My god, I played the original back in the day. Feel old now!
I remember thinking this was the pinnacle of 3D graphics when it came out and that better 3D would be hard to ever come by.
BuzzDuraband17 m ago

Or Twitter. Mentioned in the OP



Which more than likely came from a Reddit post that made the front page yesterday, s'all I was saying (and it turns out PCgamer is that someone)
Will be downloading once home from work!
Jinkz5 m ago

Which more than likely came from a Reddit post that made the front page …Which more than likely came from a Reddit post that made the front page yesterday, s'all I was saying (and it turns out PCgamer is that someone)


Fair point.

Whomever it was is a little slow on their toes. The article is from Nov. 17
Love this! Heat
Still the best soundtrack!!
Ooooh downloading this straight away. Btw liking the new profile pic too.
Brilliant! I've really missed playing this and never thought I'd see it again.
amazing game, thnaks!
Played this so much back in Win95/98 days! Great game
kay951 m ago

it wasnt on 95...



Must have been on Microsoft Plus! 95. Played it on the same PC as a Tomb Raider 1 demo!
Cheap_as_Chimps1 h, 53 m ago

Must have been on Microsoft Plus! 95. Played it on the same PC as a Tomb …Must have been on Microsoft Plus! 95. Played it on the same PC as a Tomb Raider 1 demo!


tomb raider 1.. man that was fun !!
kay915th Mar

it wasnt on 95...


It was on 95 plus edition
omg i remember this!
Yes windows XP! Damn, been so long so many fond memories that got me into IT
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Great game for office working civil servants Monday to Friday in-between lunch and tea breaks.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 15th Mar
Ta Buzz
Absolute gem. This will bring back memories.

EDIT : Just had my first go in 18 years easy. WOW
Edited by: "anthony.james" 16th Mar
so many memories... thank you!
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