Some five and half months after Pathways Into Darkness was released Alan Earhart took the trouble to create the first screen images of the PID level maps. On the 15 January 1994 he posted the following to comp.sys.mac.games:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan D Earhart) Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.games Subject: PID maps (PICT format) Date: 15 Jan 1994 20:27:49 GMT Organization: The Ohio State University Lines: 15 Message-ID: <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: top.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu While playing the game I would run around like a madman visiting every spot first and then capturing the map by a screen snapshot. After cutting everything out with Color It! except for the map I would print it out and then use it to make my way around. So, I have maps (in PICT format) of almost all of the levels. It's about 1.5 MB uncompressed, 350 KB compressed, and about 475 KB after binhexing the compressed file. I was thinking that I might upload it to macgifts (goes to sumex-aim, umich, etc.) if other people out there thought it would be helpful. Let me know if you think this is a good/bad idea Alan
Several days later Alan posted again.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan D Earhart) Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.games Subject: PID maps (PICT) uploaded to Macgifts Date: 17 Jan 1994 08:39:53 GMT Organization: The Ohio State University Lines: 7 Message-ID: <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: top.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu Well, I sent off my collection of PICT format maps to Macgifts so it should be showing up soon on umich, sumex-aim,comp.sys.mac.binaries, etc. Let me know if you download it AND find it useful. Alan
Alan's PID maps are still available from the University of Michigan's Macintosh Archives at
You can also get them from this page here. Warning though - many of the maps are not complete and are therefore of historical interest only. A Read Me is included along with a final end-game stats pic, presumably Alan's. Some of the maps made it into Colin Law's Pathways Into Darkness Guide.