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|developer        = Hydravision
 
|developer        = Hydravision
 
|publisher        = [[Atari]]
 
|publisher        = [[Atari]]
|genre            = Action, Adventure
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|genre            = Action, Adventure, Horror
 
|gameinfo          = Taking inspiration from the presentation style and structure of a number of acclaimed and globally popular TV action dramas, Alone in the Dark is split into a number of distinct episodes in a season-style format. With approximately 30-40 minutes of gameplay comprising each episode, the structure of Alone in the Dark is adapted for an audience familiar with the hard-hitting bite-size delivery of contemporary TV dramas, offering easy accessibility whether the player has hours to devote or only wants a quick TV-style fix.<br />
 
|gameinfo          = Taking inspiration from the presentation style and structure of a number of acclaimed and globally popular TV action dramas, Alone in the Dark is split into a number of distinct episodes in a season-style format. With approximately 30-40 minutes of gameplay comprising each episode, the structure of Alone in the Dark is adapted for an audience familiar with the hard-hitting bite-size delivery of contemporary TV dramas, offering easy accessibility whether the player has hours to devote or only wants a quick TV-style fix.<br />
 
The gameplay in Alone in the Dark differs greatly from other games in the series. It is set out through DVD-style "episodes", where the player can choose to start the game from the beginning, or choose to skip to a section if they get stuck. If they choose to do so, the past events are recollected in a "Previously on Alone in the Dark..." cutscene at the start of the episode.
 
The gameplay in Alone in the Dark differs greatly from other games in the series. It is set out through DVD-style "episodes", where the player can choose to start the game from the beginning, or choose to skip to a section if they get stuck. If they choose to do so, the past events are recollected in a "Previously on Alone in the Dark..." cutscene at the start of the episode.
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|serialsPAL        = SLES-55207<br />SLES-54884<br />SLES-54883
 
|serialsPAL        = SLES-55207<br />SLES-54884<br />SLES-54883
 
|CRCsPAL          = 5A466FB4
 
|CRCsPAL          = 5A466FB4
|releasedatePAL    = June 20, 2008<br />June 26, 2008
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|releasedatePAL    = June 20, 2008<br />June 26, 2008 <small>(Australia)</small>
 
|statusPAL        = 2
 
|statusPAL        = 2
 
|linuxstatusPAL    =  
 
|linuxstatusPAL    =  

Revision as of 19:16, 17 November 2016

Alone in the Dark
Cover Alone in the Dark.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+
OFLC rating: M
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54884 & SLES-55207 & SLUS-21690
German: SLES-55207
French: SLES-55207
Spanish: SLES-55207
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21690
Release date: June 23, 2008
CRCs: B3723E7E
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-55207
SLES-54884
SLES-54883
Release date: June 20, 2008
June 26, 2008 (Australia)
CRCs: 5A466FB4
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Hydravision
Publisher(s): Atari
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic47/100
Game description: Taking inspiration from the presentation style and structure of a number of acclaimed and globally popular TV action dramas, Alone in the Dark is split into a number of distinct episodes in a season-style format. With approximately 30-40 minutes of gameplay comprising each episode, the structure of Alone in the Dark is adapted for an audience familiar with the hard-hitting bite-size delivery of contemporary TV dramas, offering easy accessibility whether the player has hours to devote or only wants a quick TV-style fix.
The gameplay in Alone in the Dark differs greatly from other games in the series. It is set out through DVD-style "episodes", where the player can choose to start the game from the beginning, or choose to skip to a section if they get stuck. If they choose to do so, the past events are recollected in a "Previously on Alone in the Dark..." cutscene at the start of the episode.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL/NTSC-U ?
  • Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.4 Ghz
  • GeForce GTX 285
0.9.8 RC1 (r4564) GSDX r4562
  • SPU2-X r4510
  • Lilypad r4510
BIOS: Europe v02.20, 50-60FPS Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5517 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.1.svn5857 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), EE/VU Clamp: Standard, EE/VU Rounding: Standard, Not work,Falling down status for 2-Intro,no see menu., In the first screen the loading never end,show a black screen loading.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.2.0 r5919 GSdx 5912 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5893 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5822 0.11.0
Runs near full speed., Minor garbage flickering and stripey in hardware mode. Looks fine in software mode.



Known Issues

Hangs on Boot

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Hangs on Boot
  • Workaround: Requires EE Timing Hack gamefix to boot.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links