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Alien Carnage
Alien Carnage cover
Developers
Interactive Binary Illusions
SubZero Software
Publishers
Apogee Software
Release dates
DOS October 10, 1993
Windows (DOSBox) October 23, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) May 5, 2015[2]
Alien Carnage on MobyGames
Alien Carnage on Wikipedia

Warnings

Alien Carnage
Alien Carnage 1993
Zombie Wars 1996

Key points

Originally released as Halloween Harry.[3]
Re-released as freeware on May 24, 2007.[3]

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Use DOSBox.
DOS
Developer website
DRM-free
Includes fixes not present in retail versions.
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Essential improvements

Run in DOSBox

To run correctly in DOSBox, set cycles=max and timed=false. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[4]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HARRY.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358280/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SLOT.*
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358280/pfx/[Note 2]
High scores are stored in <path-to-game>\HARRY.TOP

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
48 fps frame rate cap.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
The original release (Halloween Harry) includes a jukebox, which can be run with <path-to-game>\STUDIO.EXE.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved

"Runtime error 203" level restart on death

Dying may cause this error and restart the level instead of returning to the last checkpoint.[4][5]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA 320x200

System requirements

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.3
Processor (CPU) 286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/358280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References