Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

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Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby vogamer » 2017-8-28 @ 06:05

Hi, does anyone actually have this release? It says "Ghosts in Town" on the title-screen.

Is this release just the DOS CD version with a 16-bit Windows installer? Thanks.
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby Osprey » 2017-8-28 @ 19:40

According to MobyGames:
Alternate Titles

"鬼屋魔影3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
"Alone in the Dark 3: The God's been unearthed, now only secrets remain..." -- Tag-lined title
"Alone in the Dark 3: Ghosts in Town" -- Windows 3.1 in-game title
"AITD3" -- Common abbreviation

MobyGames doesn't list any Windows releases of the game, so it sounds like the original DOS version included a 16-bit Windows (3.1) installer, like you suspected, which installed a different in-game title screen than the DOS version for some unknown reason.
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby vogamer » 2017-8-28 @ 20:57

Hi, if anyone has the "Ghosts in Town" version, please let us know if there is a native Windows game executable.

For AitD 1+2+3, I want the best versions of each and I think for 1/3 the DOS CD versions are the best. However for 2, according to Wikipedia, the PS1/Saturn version has the best graphics, and I think the PS1 version is best because I think the Saturn version has a black border around the screen. Thanks.
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2017-9-03 @ 17:35

Yes, Ghosts in Town has a native Windows game exe.
For all of them I prefer the Macintosh CD versions, because they all run in 640x400/480 mode.
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby vogamer » 2017-9-04 @ 20:01

filipetolhuizen wrote:Yes, Ghosts in Town has a native Windows game exe.
For all of them I prefer the Macintosh CD versions, because they all run in 640x400/480 mode.

Please provide a screenshot of the native Windows game exe running.
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2017-9-06 @ 23:45

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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby vogamer » 2017-9-13 @ 16:50

Cool, the EXE is a 16-bit Windows executable?
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2017-9-17 @ 00:13

vogamer wrote:Cool, the EXE is a 16-bit Windows executable?

It seems to be Win32 as its icon appears on Win7 (Win7 won't show win16 .exes icons on explorer).
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby vogamer » 2017-9-20 @ 20:34

Hi, Alone in the Dark 3: Ghosts in Town is a 32-bit Windows executable and works, however the installer is 16-bit.

These resolutions are available and I don't yet know if the CD Audio tracks work in W10.
320x200
640x400
960x600
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2017-9-22 @ 00:29

Selecting a higher resolution just seems to stretch things out, unlike the Macintosh version, which also makes things look sharper.
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby butterfly » 2017-10-15 @ 00:01

How did you get it to run? The Win32 version, I mean
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2017-10-15 @ 00:06

Just installed and ran. Worked without any need for fixes (Win7 32 bits).
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby butterfly » 2017-10-15 @ 00:42

32 bits... It works
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Re: Alone In The Dark 3 - Ghosts in Town (Windows CD)

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2017-10-29 @ 22:50

I wonder if there's a hex change that would make things look sharper as the resolution increases (as well as displaying 640x400 in AITD 1 and 2 for PC as the Macintosh versions had that resolution).
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