Alone in the Dark (DOS)
|Alone In the Dark|
- This page is for the MS-DOS version. For other games in the series, see Alone In the Dark.
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.
MusicPhilippe 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. When a monster shows up, the "Danger" theme plays, soon followed by a track that is generally criticized as being unrelated to the action occuring, which leads some players to think it just plays randomly. 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.
The CD version of the game features a different soundtrack, which has yet to be recorded. Vachey has verified in a 2014 interview he composed both versions of the soundtrack.
|01||Introduction||Philippe Vachey||Philippe Vachey||2:21||Download|
|02||Exploring Derceto 1||Philippe Vachey||Philippe Vachey||1:53||Download|
|03||Danger||Philippe Vachey||Philippe Vachey||0:20||Download|
|04||Combat (Alone in the Dark)||Philippe Vachey||Philippe Vachey||1:00||Download|
|05||Chopin's Posthumous Opus 69||Frédéric Chopin||Philippe Vachey||1:42||Download|
|06||The Beautiful Blue Danube||Johann Strauss II||Philippe Vachey||2:37||Download|
|07||The Dance of Death||Camille Saint-Saëns||Philippe Vachey||3:22||Download|
|08||Ending||Philippe Vachey||Philippe Vachey||2:08||Download|
- Ripper: TheAlmightyGuru (ADL, VOC), tails_ (VGM)
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
The CodeBlasters are credited in the header of each of the driver files.
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.
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.
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|Notable Personnel||Philippe Vachey • Jean-Luc Escalant • Frederic Mentzen|
|Notable Companies||Infogrames Europe|
- mobygames.com/game/dos/alone-in-the-dark - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/pc/564567-alone-in-the-dark-1992 - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alone_in_the_Dark_(1992_video_game) - Wikipedia.