Alone in the Dark

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Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark cover
Original Europeon release Infogrames
Original North American release Interplay Entertainment
Former Atari
Current THQ Nordic
Release dates
DOS January 1, 1992
Mac OS (Classic) 1994
Windows April 14, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) November 29, 2012[2]
Alone in the Dark guide at StrategyWiki
Alone in the Dark at Wikipedia
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

For the 2008 sequel, see Alone in the Dark (2008).

Key points

Use DOSBox to run on modern systems.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Floppy disk version.
Mac OS
Includes Alone in the Dark 2 and Alone in the Dark 3. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
macOS (OS X)
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Game data[edit]

Alone in the Dark settingsTo change an option, set the values and click Update.
Alone in the Dark settings
To change an option, set the values and click Update.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548090/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE*.ITD
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE*.ITD[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548090/pfx/[Note 1]
File names: SAVE0.ITD, SAVE1.ITD etc.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings ( version)
Graphics settings ( version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
audio in french only in retail CD version
Fan translation by «Бюро переводов Old-Games.RU», download

Issues fixed[edit]

If you haven't found a fix, check our DOSBox page for solutions.

Error when starting the game[edit]

If an error doesn't let you into the game change the DOSBox output mode to something else.

The game is too slow/fast[edit]

Just press Ctrl+F11 to slow down or Ctrl+F12 to speed up in DOSBox.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  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>/548090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (548090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).