What's New


Aug 10, 2021


Pathways Into Darkness v2.1 for Mac OS X has just been released.
This fixes some issues and makes some improvements, including:

- World view behaves correctly when made fullscreen or tiled
- Fixed inventory bugs when manipulating the first item in the list
- Fixed inaccurate error message when moving items within containers
- Improved rendering of teleporters when viewed through infrared goggles
- Re-enabled mouse control option


July 16, 2021


Jeoku continues his in-depth playthrough of Pathways Into Darkness with Part 2 on his YouTube channel.


Jeoku also writes in about the depth of the final level "Ok, Who Else Wants Some?". See the Heights and Depths section for details.


July 10, 2021


Thanks to Mark Levin in a Story forum post for pointing out that Pathways Into Darkness v2.0 for Mac OS X has been released on the Mac App Store.
This updated version takes full advantage of the new M1 processor and includes:

-Apple Silicon support
-OpenGL renderer replaced with a new Metal renderer that supports retina displays correctly
-Smooth motion thanks to 60fps camera updates
-End screen should work better
-About box should work better
-Fixed the broken conversation with Walter
-You can no longer cheat by drinking a blue potion while dying


July 7, 2021


Happy Bungie Day.

Head on over to Jeoku's YouTube channel to follow his in-depth playthrough of Pathways Into Darkness.


June 22, 2021


Added the Heights and Depths section to discuss some odd things about the elevations used in the game.


June 21, 2021


Updated the Release Dates section to include two usenet posts from Alain Roy concerning the release dates for the Pathways Into Darkness v1.0 to v1.1 updater and the v1.1 to v2.0 updater.

But what was v1.3?


June 19, 2021


Thanks to Jeoku for sending in an annotated map/poster of his planned route through Pathways Into Darkness for his YouTube channel PID series. This will be starting soon.


June 8, 2021


Lies... damn lies... and the Jjaro.

If they ever made a film then this would be good ending.


June 6, 2021


Added a section for The Cedar Box. Because everyone loves a mystery... right?


June 5, 2021


Found another version of the Official Hint Book buried in the Archives.
This one was a serious of scans of each page. No details on who did this.
I have added it the Inventory section and you can also see it here.


May 26, 2021


Added the Pathway Into Darkness CD covers (front and back) to the Inventory section... over here ---------------------->

Found them gathering dust in the Archives.

Please Excuse Our Dust.


May 6, 2021


Jeoku kindly sent in some interesting scans.

The bottom of the Pathways Into Darkness v2.0 box. The bar code tag reads Pathways/Hint Book. Indicating that this box came with the Official Hint Book bundled.

Pathways Into Darkness v2.0 Release Notes. Check out the stuff that didn't make it into the Manual.

Official Hint Book for $11. But only if you can time travel back to early 1994.


May 4, 2021


Thanks to Jeoku again for sending in a scanned version of now very rare Official Hint Book. I have added this to the Inventory section here (PDF format).

You can also read an early draft of this provided by Matt Soell also in the Inventory section here.


Jan 23, 2021


Thanks to Jeoku for sending in a scanned version of the original PID manual with the password protection codes. I have added this to the Inventory section here.

In case anyone has forgotten you can still play Pathways Into Darkness on a modern day Mac by downloading it from the App Store. Click here. It's free. So enjoy. It is without a doubt Bungie's hardest game. If you can play this game for the first time right though to the end without a hint and get a winning end sequence then hats off to you. Most folks wake up asking... "Where the Hell's my roof?"