I used to play this game years ago and I recently found it again, so I decided to try it.

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To my surprise, every time I lose and start another game, the previous score is not persisted, it's back to 0.

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I don't actually remember if it was always like this, or if there is something wrong with this installer/version of the game.

Does anybody know if it's possible for this app to persist the score locally (offline) between game (and app) restarts?



I downloaded it from https://qpdownload.com/pacman/


When I played it years ago in Windows XP, the game did save the progress in a file called neavePacman.sol.

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    What version is this? Where did it come from? There are likely so many versions of this game that it will be hard to tell which one this is without more information.
    – user11502
    Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 21:16
  • @Ash sorry, edited. if you need more info, please ask Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 21:31

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This isn't the official Pacman, if you want to get the original version, try running the arcade ROM with MAME. The arcade version does save the high scores.

  • well, this seems to be helpful but I don't really know where to find the arcade ROM nor I know what MAME is. I'll keep looking I guess Commented May 1, 2020 at 0:06
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    well, I just installed MAME and downloaded pacman.zip (rom) and now I know what you meant by original. well, I'M ALL FOR CLASSICS (and reading about MAME, I really appreciate what they're doing and I'll keep it) but, I'd really like to be able to save my progress playing the version I posted, its look and feel is way more modern and I'd just like to be able to play it. also, I don't need an emulator for that one, it's just an .exe. thanks though Commented May 1, 2020 at 0:37

search in your c: drive using "*.sol" > you will find the location of "neavePacman.sol" > the high score recording file


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