Lighthouse: The Dark Being

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Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Lighthouse: The Dark Being cover
Developers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
SCI3
Alternative ScummVM
Release dates
DOS January 1, 1996
Windows January 1, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) January 1, 1996
Windows (ScummVM) February 9, 2018
Lighthouse: The Dark Being on MobyGames
Lighthouse: The Dark Being on Wikipedia

Key points

Can be played on ScummVM.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with ScummVM.
Windows
A demo is available from ScummVM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The game has a series of patches which must be installed in a specific order. The Sierra Help Pages provides a patches page which lists the patches in the order in which they must be installed.

Adds additional features, such as a built-in help system, the ability for the cursor to highlight interactive elements, and tweaks difficulty of certain puzzles.

Retail 3rd-party installers[edit]

3rd-party installers for the retail version will automatically apply the latest official patches and configure the game for CD-less play.

Sierra Help Files[edit]

Cross-platform due to its use of DOSBox (requires copy-pasting the installation folder onto the computer of your choice).[1]
Does not remove interlacing in cutscenes.

SquirtTheCat[edit]

Removes interlacing in cutscenes.
Automatically applies aspect-corrected upscaling when the game is run at a resolution higher than SVGA.[1]
Limited to Windows XP and higher.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9 GOG.com version only.
DOS video modes SVGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 80486DX
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 601
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Sound Manager 3.1
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
The Windows requirements are from the GOG.com version.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2018-02-08