Pathways into Darkness

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Pathways into Darkness
Pathways into Darkness cover
Bungie Software
Release dates
Mac OS (Classic) August 1993
macOS (OS X) April 9, 2013
Pathways into Darkness at Wikipedia

Key points

A modern port of the game is available for free
Small but dedicated community
The original game was for classic Macs only, but a port is available. See OS X Port

General information - The developer's site - One of the biggest Pathways into Darkness fan sites around


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Mac OS
Mac App Store
Icon overlay.png
A free modern port of the original. See OS X Port for details.
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

OS X Port[edit]

On April 9, 2013 a modern OS X port of the original game was released on the Mac App Store for free. It is faithful recreation of the original for modern systems (right down to the separate inventory windows) that includes the original manual and a link to Beyond that, it is exactly the same as the original.

Essential improvements[edit]

Pathways Save Inspector[edit]

A save game file reader, it can tell the user valuable information such current location, single-use triggers encountered, and various other interesting data. It can read save files from both the full game and its demos.

It can be found at

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Is windowed by default. However, the windows can be adjusted.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OS X only.
64-bit executable
OS X only.

System requirements[edit]

Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.0.5
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68020
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colour capable