Pathways into Darkness was the first FPS developed by Bungie (of Marathon and Halo fame) and placed the player in the shoes of a special forces operative that has to advance through several dungeons filled with all sorts of horrors (some lifted from Lovecraftian lore) in order to save the world. Unlike their later FPSs PiD includes a number of adventure touches such as NPC interaction, inventory management, and other assorted means of interacting with the game world (such as examining, using, etc.). The overall design puts an emphasis on puzzle solving over firefights as the player character is usually underpowered when fighting against his foes.
This is an earlier game from the makers of the Marathon Trilogy. Bungie.org, a Bungie fan site, still maintains a resource site for Pathways Into Darkness.
[Top DL]: CD version of the game + other extras.
[2nd DL]: The original 68k vers. 1.1 as Disk Copy 4.2 images, courtesy of themacmeister
(MD5 checksum: ab7b8b32a8fb981bb2df9d02d73514a2 *pathways-i-d-11.sit)
[3rd DL]: External link to the Pathways into Darkness Mac OS X Cocoa Port. Officially sanctioned from Bungie & free to download. Requires Snow Leopard (10.6) or later & 64-bit processor.
The PDF manual above, was scanned by MCP, its also included in the larger 26 MB DL above.
Only runs in 256 colors.
NOT supported by Aleph One.
Despite the rumors that the Marathon & PiD engines are closely related, they are NOT compatible. Forcing Aleph One to open the PiD data files will cause it to crash.
Note: If you DL the original version 1.1 floppy images here and want to play this game. You also absolutely need to DL the PDF manual above, too. These images require activation and the clues for activation are located in random locations in the manual. Once activated and you 1st save a game, you won't be bothered by this requirement again.