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.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Space Cadet Pinball in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
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
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: spacecadet
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits installation"
Windows Version: windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
Select Space Cadet Installer
Click Next again...
Name the Shortcut: Space Cadet Pinball
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Space Cadet Pinball"
Wine version: 3.0
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video Memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
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.