Google Pac-Man Hacking

Google Pac-man

Quick Hack

Here’s a literally 2 minute hack for the Google Pac-Man tribute on the homepage right now to put your own face on Pac-Man (pardon my poor photoshopping):

Pac-Man raccetturaized

To try it add the following bookmarklet to your browser by dragging the link below to your bookmark bar:
raccettura-ize pacman

Now go to Google and press “Insert Coin” to play the game. Once the game loads, run the bookmarklet by clicking on it.

Hack yourself into Pac-Man

Want to make your own? You likely have better photoshop skills than me. Download this image and replace the Pac-Man (and optionally Ms. Pac-Man) images with ones of your own keeping the position and sizes the same. Save as a PNG with transparency. Then upload somewhere. Now make a bookmarklet that looks like this (replacing URL_TO_YOUR_IMAGE with the url of your image):

javascript:(function(){document.getElementById('actor0').style['backgroundImage']="url('URL_TO_YOUR_IMAGE')";})()

Now share with your friends.

Permanent Home

Google has now removed Pac-Man from the homepage but it can still be found here.

Edit [5/24/2010 @ 8:45 PM EST]: Added “Permanent Home”.

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4 Responses to “Google Pac-Man Hacking”

  1. Any way to hack my way out of PACMAN?? The sound is terrible and won’t go away even when NONE of the windows shows google.com

  2. Robert says:

    @Google PacMan: Try using iGoogle.

  3. Kapil says:

    Hi Pacman Players,

    Is it possible to store the local version of the game and still play it with sounds…Can someone try to figure that out

    I somehow managed to play and save it locally but with no sounds.

    Can Anyone look into its js, to enable sounds on locally stored files as in …pacman10-hp-sound.swf from GOOGLE

    Best of Luck n Lemme kNow
    Kapil

  4. Ben says:

    I tried all of this none of it works except for the face thing. Anyway I was wondering if you could put a face on Ms. Pacman too. And when it says that google has removed it well thats a lie all you need to do is go on http://www.google.com and google search google pacman and it will be the first window.

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