Pretty much if you have a Macintosh made after 1990 and have a 3.5 inch floppy drive and a hard drive, you'll be able to run this game. But for your amusement, here are the requirements as listed in the manual:
This page contains some of the most frequently asked questions about Pathways Into Darkness. You can click on the list of problems directly below to go directly to the items you're interested in, or you can just scroll down and read all of it...whatever floats your boat.
If you have v1.0 or v1.1, you can download the PID 2.0 updater which will bring your copy of the game up to speed.
2. Pathways is still too slow!
Pathways is meant to accurately simulate normal walking speed, so you won't zip across the floor as you do in some other first-person-perspective games. There's a trick you can use to speed it up a little more; scroll down to the codes question for more info.
You're running on an older Mac that doesn't use 32-bit QuickDraw. The easiest way around this is to use a more recent version of MacOS; System 7 and up should work fine.
It shouldn't do that; the copy protection dialog should only appear the first few times you launch the game. If it happens every single time, trash your Pathways Preferences file.
Usually when people ask about cheat codes, they're looking for codes that will make them invincible, give them all the weapons and an unlimited supply of ammo, or unlock other secret features of the game. Codes like that don't exist in Pathways, or indeed in any of our games.
However, there are a couple of codes in Pathways which have varying degrees of usefulness:
Hold down Control, type TURBO - This doubles the speed of everything in the game, including sounds, producing an amusing munchkin effect. Useful if you think that Pathways is too slow. To disable this effect, type Ctrl-TURBO again.
Hold down Control, type RESET - Resets the game clock to Monday morning, effectively giving the player a new lease on life. Used only by girly-men.
There's a program called Pathways Into Cheating which allows you to edit your saved game files and give yourself all the ammo and health you'd like. It should be available from your nearest Info-Mac mirror. Note well: it's not a Bungie product, and we won't take responsibility if it mangles your saved-game file beyond repair and forces you to start over.
Well, the whole purpose of this game is to eliminate this Dreaming God. The pyramid you're exploring, and all the monsters therein, are a physical manifestation of this God's dreams. If he wakes up, you're toast, and so is the rest of the planet.
How to avoid this? Very simple: finish the game before time runs out. One of the windows shows you the date and time. You have until 5 PM on Friday to set the bomb and get out of there.
The Banshees? Kill them with the Blue Crystal. You'll find it on the level "They May Be Slow....".
You have to ask Steve what the code is. He changed it in his paranoid delusions just before he died. His dead body is located on Need a Light.
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