Enjoy a blast from the past with Microsoft 3D Pinball Space Cadet. Here’s a quick tip on getting it downloaded and installed on Windows 11.
If you’re old enough to remember Windows XP, then you no doubt remember all the classic games Microsoft packaged with it, including 3D Pinball Space Cadet. Unfortunately, with the later releases, including the most recent Windows 11, Microsoft dropped most of the built-in games. In a previous article, we explained how to install all your favorite classic Windows games on Windows 10. Today, follow the steps below to install my favorite classic game, 3D Pinball Space Cadet, on the latest version of Microsoft Windows including Windows 10 and Windows 11.
How to Install 3D Pinball Space Cadet on Windows 11 or Windows 10
- First, download the 3D Space Cadet executable file. You don’t need to extract it; double-click the WinRAR file and click Run.
- Install the game in its default location, and it will show up in the Games folder, just like it did in legacy versions of Windows.
- To launch the game, hit the Windows Start button and look under the Games folder.
- Launch the game and relive this Windows classic! Oh, just one more thing, be sure to down the volume if you’re playing at work. This baby is noisy!
3D Pinball Space Cadet works on 32 & 64-bit versions of Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. I also just tested it on Windows 11, and it works without a hitch! Have fun!