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Alien Carnage

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Alien Carnage
Alien Carnage cover
Developers
Interactive Binary Illusions
SubZero Software
Publishers
Apogee Software
Release dates
DOS October 10, 1993
Windows October 23, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) May 5, 2015[2]
Alien Carnage at Wikipedia
Alien Carnage
Alien Carnage 1993
Zombie Wars 1996

Key points

Originally released as Halloween Harry.[3]
Re-released as freeware on May 24, 2007.[3]

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Use DOSBox.
DOS
Developer website
DRM-free
Includes fixes not present in retail versions.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, set cycles=max and timed=false. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HARRY.CFG
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SLOT.*
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358280/pfx/[Note 1]
High scores are stored in <path-to-game>\HARRY.TOP

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The original release (Halloween Harry) includes a jukebox, which can be run with <path-to-game>\STUDIO.EXE.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

"Runtime error 203" level restart on death[edit]

Dying may cause this error and restart the level instead of returning to the last checkpoint.[4][5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA 320x200
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.3 6.0
Processor (CPU) 286 386
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/358280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References