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
Windows Spiral House
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 Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam See Launch.exe does not work on the Steam version.

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
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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.
4K Ultra HD
4k resolutions can be selected, but it will be a stretched 4:3 image.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game is locked to 60 fps.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Cheat mode and resolution settings[edit]

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

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.

Launch.exe does not work on the Steam version[edit]

Launch.exe does not work on the Steam version, preventing you from adjusting the resolution from the default 640x480.
The following is a corrected version of launch.exe for Steam. It also comes bundled with a partial fix for the game not running on Windows 8 or 10, as well as higher-quality movies ripped from the Dreamcast version.
Use unofficial fix[2]
  1. Download Alone In The Dark TNN Fixes & Cutscenes.
  2. Delete the movies folder inside the installation folder.
  3. Extract everything from the archive into the installation folder and replace as necessary.
  4. Run the game directly through launch.exe instead of launching it through Steam.

Other information[edit]

Activate cheat mode[edit]

Running cheat mode will not allow the game to save the launcher resolution setting.
Activate cheat mode[3]
  1. Edit the shortcut and replace launcher.exe with alone4.exe.
  2. Add the wizardmaster command line argument.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

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


  2. Fix pack and higher quality FMVs :: Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare General Discussions - last accessed on 2017-04-17