What's New

Dec 12, 2021

Added the string resources to the Inventory section... over here ------------------------>

These are for Demo vA1,   Demo v2.0   and the full game PID v2.0.

See what you can find hidden away in these.

These were first posted in the What's New section on March 5, 2012. Thanks to Hopper for sending these in. They are now pinned in the Inventory section.

Also added Jason Jones' Development comments from the PID source code. These were extracted by Bruce Morrison and posted to the What's New section on April 10, 2013. They are now pinned in the Inventory section.

Nov 26, 2021

Jeoku and hippieman provide further evidence about the Gas Mask. Does wearing it really give you superpowers?
Check The Gas Mask section for details.

Oct 23, 2021

Thanks to Jeoku for pointing out that there is an original version of Pathways Into Darkness for sale on eBay. It has the monster on the box.

While it is not a shrink wrapped copy it does come with all the goodies inside the box.

Don't forget to check Jeoku's YouTube channel for his in-depth playthrough of Pathways Into Darkness.

Note... the item sold on Oct 24, 2021.

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?"