Alone In the Dark (DOS)

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Alone In the Dark
Alone In the Dark - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Infogrames Europe SA
Buy: Amazon

Alone In the Dark is a 3D survival horror game set in 1920. Jeremy Hartwood, a rich man with a fascination of the occult, has been found dead in his Louisiana mansion, apparently having hung himself! The player assumes the role of either Hartwood's niece Emily or a private investigator named Carnby; one must go to the mansion, a house known as "Derceto," and determine what really happened.

Upon entering the mansion, the player quickly discovers it to be swarming with various monsters and spirits, many of whom are far more powerful than the player. Weapons and ammunition can be found along the way to kill the monsters, but a lot of them must be defeated through wit or stealth. The game also has various puzzles which must be solved in order progress.

Screenshots

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The game's title screen.

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Choosing Emily or Carnby.

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Arriving at the dreaded house.

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The infamous first room.

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This might come in handy!

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A storage room with a bow.

Music

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Philippe Vachey composed several songs for Alone In the Dark, but also included a few eerie classical songs as well. Strangely, none of the music in the game loops, often leading to odd moments of silence, or the game switching to an unrelated song in the middle of action. Vachey also added in a lot of sound effects that play as you interact with the environment, but unfortunately, they aren't well synced with the action and often sound a bit off.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Introduction Philippe VacheyPhilippe Vachey 2:21
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02 Exploring Derceto 1 Philippe VacheyPhilippe Vachey 1:53
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03 Danger Philippe VacheyPhilippe Vachey 0:20
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04 Exploring Derceto 2 Philippe VacheyPhilippe Vachey 1:00
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05 Chopin's Posthumous Opus 69 Frédéric ChopinPhilippe Vachey 1:42
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06 The Beautiful Blue Danube Johann Strauss IIPhilippe Vachey 2:37
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07 The Dance of Death Camille Saint-SaënsPhilippe Vachey 3:22
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08 Ending Philippe VacheyPhilippe Vachey 2:08
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Credits

(Source)

The CodeBlasters are credited in the header of each of the driver files.

Game Rip

Format

Download

ADL (Infogrames).png VOC.png VGM.png

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(Info)


Luigi Auriemma's QuickBMS was used to extract the ADL music files from the LISTMUS.PAK file and the VOC sound effects from the LISTSAMP.PAK file.

The VGM logs were made using Valley Bell's DOSBox v0.74.

Since there doesn't yet exist a player for the native music files, the VGM logs were recorded using Game Emu Player v1.204.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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(Source: Music, Sound)

Although the game supports several different sound cards for music, they all use the same sound chip (OPL2), which sounds essentially the same on each sound card. The digital sound effects also sound similar on every sound card with a DAC, but very different on a PC speaker.

Releases

  France.svg   France
Alone In the Dark - DOS - France.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Infogrames Europe SA
  Germany.svg   Germany
Alone In the Dark - DOS - Germany.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Infogrames Europe SA
  Italy.svg   Italy
Alone In the Dark - DOS - Italy.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Infogrames Europe SA
  UK.svg   UK
Alone In the Dark - DOS - UK.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Infogrames Europe SA
  Argentina.svg   Argentina
Alone In the Dark - DOS - Argentina.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Infogrames Europe SA, Erbe Software, S.A.
  Spain.svg   Spain
Alone In the Dark - DOS - Spain.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Infogrames Europe SA, Erbe Software, S.A.
  USA.svg   USA
Alone In the Dark - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: Alone In the Dark
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: I•Motion, Inc.

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