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Addiction Pinball

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Title Screen

Addiction Pinball

Developer: Team17
Publishers: MicroProse (US), Team17 (EU)
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: 1998


DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


Hmmm...
To do:
  • There is a decent amount of debugging-related text in the executable, including references to a "DebugConsole" and its associated commands.
  • Does the standalone Worms Pinball still contain the menu and debugging text?

Addiction Pinball is a compilation of two pinball tables, World Rally Fever and Worms, both based on previous Team17 games. The Worms table was later released as a standalone game for both Windows and the PlayStation, included in several Worms compilation packs, and is currently available on Steam. World Rally Fever, on the other hand, seems to have quietly faded into the mists of time.

Worms Test Menu

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Is there a way to make this menu actually work? Pressing Enter does seem to show some different text for one frame before the game starts.
TELL ME YOUR SECRETS

Pressing M during the Worms attract mode opens a test menu, similar to those seen on real pinball and arcade machines. While you can scroll through the first level of options (labeled VIEW, GRAPHICS, TESTS, ADJUSTMENTS, and AUDITS) with the Up and Down arrow keys, the ability to actually select an option seems to have been disabled, as pressing Enter will immediately close the menu and start a new game.

Text for the menus can be found at 0x74B40 in Pinball.exe:

view
graphics
tests
adjustments
audits
main menu
perspective
top down
attract
portrait
view menu
sound
scoreboard
modes
lights
test menu
sfx volume  %3d
cd volume   %3d
feature adj
highscore adj
adjustment menu
dummy item
bad menu

This menu does not seem to exist in the World Rally Fever table.

(Source: Original TCRF research)