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Lighthouse: The Dark Being

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Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Lighthouse: The Dark Being cover
Developers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
SCI
Release dates
DOS January 1, 1996
Windows January 1, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) January 1, 1996
Lighthouse: The Dark Being at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The game has a series of patches which must be installed in a specific order. The Sierra Help Pages provides a patches page which lists the patches in the order in which they must be installed.

Adds additional features, such as a built-in help system, the ability for the cursor to highlight interactive elements, and tweaks difficulty of certain puzzles.

Retail 3rd-party installers[edit]

3rd-party installers for the retail version will automatically apply the latest official patches and configure the game for CD-less play.

Sierra Help Files[edit]

Cross-platform due to its use of DOSBox (requires copy-pasting the installation folder onto the computer of your choice).[1]
Does not remove interlacing in cutscenes.

SquirtTheCat[edit]

Removes interlacing in cutscenes.
Automatically applies aspect-corrected upscaling when the game is run at a resolution higher than SVGA.[1]
Limited to Windows XP and higher.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9 GOG.com version only.
DOS video modes SVGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 80486DX
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 601
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Sound Manager 3.1
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
The Windows requirements are from the GOG.com version.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2018-02-08