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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare

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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare cover
Developers
Darkworks
Windows Spiral House
Publishers
Infogrames
Release dates
Windows June 22, 2001
Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark 1992
Alone in the Dark 2 1993
Alone in the Dark 3 1994
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare 2001
Alone in the Dark (2008) 2008
Alone in the Dark: Illumination 2015

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
Steam

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Spiral House\launch\Data

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\_Alone4_.000.sav

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher.
Launcher.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 aspect ratio only. Selecting a 16:9 resolution will only 'stretch' the image. Select a 4:3 resolution to see the correct aspect ratio displayed.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, dialogue
Surround sound
Stereo & mono options
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

No movies, audio only[edit]

Sometimes running High Quality means the movie video becomes disabled.
Run as administrator[1]
  1. Set launch.exe and alone4.exe to run as admininistrator.
  2. Set alone4.exe to run in compatibility for Windows 2000.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Cheat mode and resolution settings[edit]

Running cheat mode will not allow the game to save the launcher resolution setting.

Other information[edit]

Activate cheat mode[edit]

Running cheat mode will not allow the game to save the launcher resolution setting.
Activate cheat mode[2]
  1. Edit the shortcut and replace launcher.exe with alone4.exe.
  2. Add the wizardmaster command line argument.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

References

  1. https://www.gog.com/forum/alone_in_the_dark_the_new_nightmare/cant_see_movies
  2. https://www.gog.com/forum/alone_in_the_dark_the_new_nightmare/help_with_the_cheats