Alone in the dark is playable online on this wonderful website.
from savbran@feddit.it to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 03 Jan 2024 16:21
https://feddit.it/post/4544082

Enjoy the classics on https://playclassic.games.

Alone in the dark - direct link

#retrogaming

GrammatonCleric@lemmy.world on 03 Jan 2024 16:57 next collapse

That game was barely playable in it’s native state 😂

gibmiser@lemmy.world on 03 Jan 2024 17:30 next collapse

I hear it was the inspiration for QWOP

UKFilmNerd@feddit.uk on 03 Jan 2024 18:47 next collapse

The annoying tank controls, the bad camera angles especially when you were under attack and you moved so slowly.

Even with a walkthrough I think it was annoying to play. I seem to remember something about a lantern and the level of fuel it had. If it wasn’t full later in the game, I believe you couldn’t continue and I can’t remember if the game had a save and load system.

I’m sure someone will correct me. It’s been a while.

scrion@lemmy.world on 03 Jan 2024 21:38 collapse

I played that game when it came out and loved it, naturally - it was pretty revolutionary when it was released, 3d graphics and all.

Later on (say 15 years ago) I got nostalgic and tried to play it again, but couldn’t get over the weird controls and camera angles and deemed it unplayable.

Funny enough, I remembered it a week before Christmas and re-played it in DOSBox. To my surprise, I actually made fast progress and didn’t even die in any fight until midway into the game. I had a totally different experience in terms of difficulty, clunkiness etc. and really enjoyed it.

Psythik@lemmy.world on 03 Jan 2024 18:19 next collapse

Aww the title had me excited. I thought someone made a multiplayer mod…

IsoKiero@sopuli.xyz on 03 Jan 2024 20:52 next collapse

Archive.org has a copy too. And ‘a few’ more, with image downloads so you can run them on a emulator (or on a real hardware).

krimson@feddit.nl on 03 Jan 2024 21:27 next collapse

Doesn’t seem to work. Crashes with abnormal program termination.

Semi-Hemi-Demigod@kbin.social on 03 Jan 2024 21:42 next collapse

Somebody should do this with Myst

solidgrue@lemmy.world on 03 Jan 2024 22:17 collapse

Jeez. I still have the original on 3.5" disks. Been meaning to try imaging them for years.