|Dec 15, 2011
You can buy it now for US $18.99 but don't wait too long. I imagine this will be snapped up quick.
Check the FAQ section for details about the Pathways CD.
Update: Sold... Phhht! Just like that to MrM12LRV. I told ya it would go quick. ;)
|Dec 01, 2011
Well now's your chance. There is a copy on sale on eBay bundle with a boxed version of the game. Opening bid is US $6.95 but watch it rise during the final minutes of the auction. See this Story forum post for details.
Update: Sold for US $19.50 to v***p. Congratulations on bagging that rare piece of PID memorabilia. :)
|Nov 02, 2011
Just checked how the crystals work for me. My results are:
These are certainly different from the ones reported by Mackinstyle (see below). The usage stats for the Black Crystal also differ significantly (100% higher) from that reported in the Official Hint Book (approx. 10 usages).
So what are the true usage stats for the crystals or do they vary?
|Sept 14, 2011
However, Bungie have now officially confirmed that Pathways Into Darkness is not 'abandonware'.
As such, it is not possible for us to provide it for download on bungie.org. Sorry.
|Aug 9, 2011
|Aug 7, 2011
The crystals (other than yellow) have a limited number of charges. I know this is to prevent liberal use of them, but I'm curious what the ballpark is. I know each is different, but say for the blue crystal. Are we talking ~50? ~100?.
I replied to his query as follows:
As far as I'm aware this has never been systematically documented. Bungie's Official Hint Book states that the Black Crystal will only work ten times before shattering. It also states that the Blue Crystal can be used the most before it shatters. However, it causes the least damage. That's all I'm afraid.
Mackinstyle went on to test a number of crystals and posted his findings:
So with a sample size of 1 (assuming the number of charges you can use vary a bit, which I think I read they do)
Finding these stats odd, I replied:
The odd thing thing is that Bungie's Official Hint Book says that the Blue Crystal does less damage than the other crystals but you can use it more before it shatters. However that doesn't match your experience.
So who is right? How many charges does it take before each crystal shatters? Know the answer then let us know.
|Aug 1, 2011
|July 11, 2011
There are more than 4,000,000 square feet of passageways and catacombs with danger and terror lurking around every corner.
4,000,000 square feet? Just how big is that? Well you don't have to go far from Bungie's hometown to find out. When opened in 1930, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, was the largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet of floor space. A big building. Which gives you some idea of the size of Pathways. At least based on Bungie's figure. Another way to look at it is that 4,000,000 square feet is 91 acres or approximately 91 football fields.
According to the Pathways manual, it was in the early 1930s that the Dreaming God's began to effect changes on the surface of the Earth. Of course, I am not suggesting for a moment that the Merchandise Mart was one of these.
Anyway the Pathways press release goes on to state:
Sixty-four million years ago, a large extra-terrestrial object struck the Earth in what would later be called southeastern Mexico. The object was buried thousands of feet below ground, its nearly two kilometer length remarkably intact.
Odd how some figures are given in US standard and others are in metric. But I digress.
The Empire State Building with its antenna spire included, stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high. So the extra-terrestrial object is roughly four and half times as high (long) as the Empire State Building!
That's one big object buried in the Yucatan.
Accrding to the Pathways manual, you have to "carry a low-yield nuclear device down to the god's body and detonate it there."
Now the deepest level in Pathways is Ok, Who Else Wants Some? at an elevation of -3276.8m or 10,750.7 feet below ground. 10,750.7 feet is just over two miles deep. So the two kilometer long extra-terrestrial object is buried over two miles below ground?
That's one big object buried deep in the Yucatan.
|July 10, 2011
Added a new section for Speaker-To-Animals' PID 2.0 and PID A1 Demo Shapes Dump. Also added external links in the Inventory section. In particular, some nice artwork by Niklas Jansson and a full PID walkthrough by HB.
|July 9, 2011
|June 24, 2011
Remember, the Manual will open in the Message Window, but you can make this frame bigger by moving the frame edges. You can also 'crtl' click on the link and select Open Link in New Window. Unfortunately I have just realised that this page sucks on an iPad. For that I apologise. Any suggestions to remedy this please let me know.
You can still get the old DOCMaker version of the PID manual here if you wish. But it won't work in Mac OSX.
|June 11, 2011
Oddly, this is familiar to you, as if it were from an old dream, but you can't exactly remember...
From the Story introduction:
During the jump from the C-151 your primary parachute fails, and you are able to pull the reserve only moments before crashing through the forest canopy toward the ground.
You survive the fall.
If you haven't seen the film you can actually see part of the opening scene in the International Trailer. It starts at around 27 seconds into the trailer.