Alone in the Dark (2008)

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Alone in the Dark (2008)
Alone in the Dark (2008) cover
Eden Games
Hydravision Entertainment
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2008
Alone in the Dark (2008) guide at StrategyWiki
Alone in the Dark (2008) at Wikipedia
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For the original game, see Alone in the Dark.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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Requires online activation
Other DRM: SecuROM 7 DRM
Steam version can be launched without the Steam client.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Enter into control Mapping and use mouse to choose change key, then mash the controller and a pop up asking if you'd like to use a controller will come up.
Full controller support
Controller needs to be selected using mouse and keyboard.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Certain keys are unbindable when using the keyboard. The mouse buttons cannot be rebound, Delete cannot be bound to anything, and the default keys for vehicle/misc controls cannot be bound to on-foot controls unless they are unbound from vehicle/misc controls first. One consequence of this is that vehicle and on-foot controls must use separate buttons (i.e. if you walk with the arrow keys you cannot also drive with them) unless you use the default WASD keys.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes when accessing settings on Windows 7[edit]

In Windows 7 and earlier, attempting to access display settings (i.e. to change the resolution) causes the game to crash on video cards with more than approximately 1 GB of VRAM.[1]
Set Windows Vista compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open Alone.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable Windows Vista compatibility mode.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600
ATI Radeon X1650 XT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
ATI Radeon HD3850


  1. Thoughts on Display Settings Crash + PS3 or PC version? :: Alone in the Dark General Discussions