Alien Trilogy

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Alien Trilogy
Alien Trilogy cover
Developers
Probe Entertainment
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
DOS November 30, 1996
Alien Trilogy guide at StrategyWiki
Alien Trilogy at Wikipedia
Alien
Alien Trilogy 1996
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Key points

Cutscenes and level music are stored on the CD rather than in the game files.
Difficulty is set in options and not when starting a new game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TRILOGY.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TRIL.SG*
10 save slots available. Game can only be saved between levels.

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Map/Inventory button cannot be rebound away from Esc. Quick weapon selection cannot be rebound away from the number keys.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse Y-axis permanently bound to moving forward/backward.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
While it is possible to scroll through menu items and access submenus, it seems impossible to go back
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
4
Online play
Requires DOSBox's IPX tunneling

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
See "Online play notes"

Issues fixed[edit]

Running the game with DOSBox[edit]

Alien Trilogy may run at ludicrous speed if launched using DOSBox's default settings.

Change core setting to normal for correct game timing[citation needed]
  1. In DOSBox's .conf file, change core=auto to core=normal.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS
Processor (CPU) 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB Free
Video card (GPU) VGA
1 MB of VRAM

References