Deluxe Pacman by Neil Roy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Deluxe Pacman v1.98c (Windows/XP/Vista/7)
I changed the default screen mode to Windowed, so when you first run the game it will run in a WINDOW rather than fullscreen. This might solve the problem with a black screen with some video cards. I am thinking that some video cards may no longer support 640x480 which is getting pretty dated. My next version of my game will actually use your desktop resolution when it sets up so this won't be a problem once I release it. Just keep in mind, this game started as a DOS game back when 640x480 was high resolution, hard to imagine now eh? ;)
If your game runs fine in fullscreen mode you don't really NEED to download this as it only changes the DEFAULT mode it uses when you first run it, but you may want it for future installations if you get a new video card perhaps.
Thanks to Matthias Pauli for pointing out an error I made with the shortcuts in the START menu for the documentation. I had updated the documentation so it was better organized and in it's own folder but forgot to update the shortcuts for it, thanks for bringing that to my attention. Note: You should uninstall the old version of the game in order to remove the old shortcuts before re-installing this version or the old shortcuts to the documents will still exist (and won't work) as well as the new shortcuts which are now contained inside the "documentation" folder in the START menu. I also made another small adjustment to the code to avoid a potention problem I introduced. Odds are nobody will ever see any problems, but one never knows, so this will fix it so that problem is fixed before anything comes up.
A minor change, I added an OFFICIAL WEBSITE selection to the main menu. It will quit the game and load up the official download website for the game in your default browser.
I reprogrammed the game so that ALL data is now stored in the same directory as the game is! Screw Windows and their "safe" locations, just make sure when you install the game, you don't install it in a system folder like "program files" or "windows" or you will have problems. Right now the default folder the installer uses (%userprofile%, your home folder) is fine and can be written to. At least for now, until Micro$oft decides to further control our lives and start dictating where we MUST install everything, at which time it still won't be a problem as I will stop making games for Windows. If you had the game installed before and wish to use your old settings and high score files, simply copy everything from your "appdata\roaming\Deluxe Pacman" folder (appdata folder is in your home folder, it may be hidden) into the Deluxe Pacman folder, where ever you installed it (default is a Deluxe Pacman folder inside your home folder).
An easy way top copy your old settings and high score files is to go to your START menu (while you still have one), and under Windows Vista and 7 simply type "com" in the box at the bottom, under Windows XP select RUN then type in COM. This will bring up the command prompt. From there type:
COPY "%APPDATA%\DELUXE PACMAN\*.*" "%USERPROFILE%\DELUXE PACMAN"
...use quotes, you don't have to type in all caps, this assumes you installed it in the default folder, and if it asks you to overwrite, that's up to you, it is safe to do so, it will overwrite your new CFG and High Score files with your old settings. This is where they will be saved from now on, in the same folder as the game resides in.
Another reason why I did this is to make the game more portable. You can copy the installation folder onto a thumb drive or wherever you wish (SSD etc) and run it from anybody's computer and all your settings will be in one place and ready to go. I also removed all Windows specific code from the game, I didn't have much, just a MessageBox() that appeared at first run asking for Fullscreen or Windowed mode, the game now defaults to Fullscreen and you can change this from the options. This is so I can port the game over to other operating systems easily.
Sorry for any inconvenience, but keeping my game portable so it can run from anywhere, and so I can easily port it to OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS is now my new priority.
Deluxe Pacman v1.98c (AMD Athlon 64bit) (EXE only)
Also available is this specially compiled executable only (you'll need to download v1.98a above as well if you don't already have it) for AMD Athlon 64bit CPUs. Just unzip this into your game directory and overwrite the old version (back it up if you want to keep it on hand). Note: this will most likely NOT work with Intel CPUs, I would do an intel version but I have no way of testing it, sorry. As of version 1.97, the executables are compressed, so they're quite a bit smaller than before.
Deluxe Pacman v1.93 (Windows/XP/Vista/7)
This is the last version with the older graphics if that is what you prefer, I will try and keep it available.
Deluxe Pacman v1.22 (Windows/95/98/XP)
This is an older version of the game that runs in 8bit (256 color) mode on Windows. This will probably NOT look good on Windows 7+ by default, you'll have to set the compatibility properties of the executable to use 256colours and 640x480 for it to work. It DOES work well on Windows XP and earlier though, I tested it before uploading to be certain.
Deluxe Pacman v1.02 (DOS)
This is the last version I compiled for DOS. If you have trouble with the Windows versions above, or just want to check this out, download and install DOSBOX then run this from within DOSBOX (a freely available DOS emulator). Odds are pretty good it will run for you and you'll get a look at one of the older versions, it will looks similar and plays about the same.