Pacman256 by Red Sector Inc. [web]
screenshot added by fra on 2015-05-17 00:51:26
platform :
type :
release date : may 2015
release party : qbparty 2015
compo : pc 256b
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 57%
  • 0.65
alltime top: #9020
added on the 2015-05-17 00:51:26 by fra fra

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added on the 2015-05-17 00:52:02 by fra fra
oh mai! fails to work at dosbox and damn slow (but playable) under XP@VMWare. Gonna test it under real XP tomorrow. but on mai! thumbs!
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 00:58:53 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 02:55:23 by Buckethead Buckethead
wOOw ᗧ•••
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 08:49:51 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 18:18:04 by aha aha
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 18:24:59 by SiR SiR
Crazy stuff :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 23:20:21 by SnC SnC
absolutely incredible ! :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 00:34:25 by zerkman zerkman
Fails on real MSDos 6.22 and DosBox, works like a charme on Win XP Dos. The top right corner requires quite some studying of the NPC routes ... but if i die once, it's game over :/ i thought i have four lives?
rulez added on the 2015-05-20 16:08:25 by HellMood HellMood
nice idea, there should be some bytes for more lives though :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-25 19:50:36 by blala blala
Apparently Bandai just released an annoucement 6 days after pacman256 was published online claiming the exact same title "pacman256" for an iPhone game next summer. Feels awkward.
It's probably better than this.
added on the 2015-05-27 09:37:06 by Preacher Preacher
I'm sure Bandai/Namco knows about the pac-man 256 kill screen glitch. Also it's the 35th anniversary of pac-man's debut on arcade machines (May 22nd 1980).
added on the 2015-05-27 11:16:57 by tomaes tomaes
It's probably better than this.
added on the 2015-05-27 09:37:06 by Preacher

lol@Preacher : I sure hope so, this is 256 bytes only while the average Iphone game size was already around 23 Megabytes (24117248 bytes) five years ago according to this
Of course your remark was also irrelevant regarding timing precedence of chosen title in any case :)
seems to work as-is on real DOS in PCEm using the Award SiS 496/497 machine/bios... FYI
rulez added on the 2015-06-16 20:42:12 by VileR VileR
@VileR : thank you for the feedback. Nice to hear that. I understand also that with the default yet changeable VMWare BIOS version, one must modify in the sourcecode "x equ 0" to "x equ 1" to support non-fully compatible bios clones.
@Baudsurfer: yep, I think my own BIOS is such a problematic one, since I had to do the "x equ 1" fix to run it natively in ntvdm (XP SP3).
BTW, in both cases, the corridor that wraps around from side to side is closed off (unlike the youtube video)... dunno what's up with that :)
Nice job either way!
added on the 2015-06-17 00:14:27 by VileR VileR
@VileR : thank you for compliment, it's really appreciated. You are correct about the tunnel being closed : lacked the few bytes and alas the video was captured already on previous version.

Might be able to reput it back with some time and effort if there is a real demand for it (even have a coloured version with powerpills and score about 350b) but it doesn't look like there is that demand for the time being and besides Namco/'Crossy Road' are slowly killing all links one by one by reporting them to social media and Google, to sell their yet unreleased but announced 6 days iPhone game...

But if you are keen on a real good version may I really suggest you look at the c64 Pacman 512b from Tape/Extend on CSDb from 2001 : it's an absolute gem.

"Nice job" back on 8088 mph !
Is it me, or it's just a bug not a game?
added on the 2015-10-18 19:10:29 by Pirx Pirx
i second that
added on the 2016-02-25 17:44:39 by T$ T$
never liked PacMan, so thumb up... (?)
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 12:34:53 by baah baah
mindblown! wow
rulez added on the 2016-08-16 18:49:58 by neoneye neoneye
have a thumb, moron!
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 09:23:48 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
why dafuq is this 2nd place
sucks added on the 2017-07-01 06:02:36 by Flashira Flashira
Why d'ya thumb it down than. At what position should it be than?

Very good! 岩谷徹 probably would have been amazed by this version of パックマン just in 二百五十六 bytes!
rulez added on the 2017-07-01 14:12:32 by sim sim
It's fixed!

rulez added on the 2022-04-14 23:44:14 by YoshNG YoshNG

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