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First Alone in the Dark Patch improves level streaming to reduce stutters and fixes numerous crashes

Pieces Interactive just dropped the first update for Alone in the Dark. The devs have also shared all the changes via the following patch notes. This patch makes the game more stable and improves the lighting and level streaming systems. So, let’s take a closer look at all the changes.

One of my main issues with Alone in the Dark was how it kept stuttering during gameplay. These stutters really messed up the fun of playing. But now, with this update, there should be way fewer stutters. This makes playing the game much smoother and more enjoyable. It seems like fixing these stutters was the whole reason for making the game’s level streaming better.

This update makes the game more stable by fixing lots of crashes. Like, it stops the game from crashing when you go from one part to another in Chapter 3. Also, it fixes a crash that happened when you tried to open the door to the Conservatory. And there’s another fix for a crash that came up when loading saved games from older versions of the game.

It’s also worth noting that this patch will improve the effectiveness of the shotgun. Moreover, the number of chambered bullets after loading a save should now be correct. Not only that but this update fixes collision issues on breakable chairs.

PC players will also be able now to remap the opportunity action on keyboard. Oh, and you no longer get stuck in the basement after loading a saved game.

Like always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

Alone in the Dark March 28th Patch Notes

  • Shotgun balancing.


  • Level streaming improvements.
  • Lighting tweaks in several areas.


Bugs fixed:
  • Several fixes of memory related crashes on Xbox.
  • Fixed crash related to autosaves in the Cemetery.
  • Fixed crash related to loading saved game files from earlier versions of the game.
  • Fixed crash when entering Cemetery through the basement door/passage.
  • Fixed crash during the transition to Chapter 3.
  • Fixed crash when opening the door to the Conservatory.
  • Fixed crash in the Gallatin Street showroom.
  • The number of chambered bullets after loading a save should now be correct.
  • DLCs are no longer available if disabled in Steam.
  • Fixed issue where the puzzle HUD remained on screen after exiting a puzzle.
  • Changes to keybindings are now persistent.
  • Fixed issues with PC getting stuck on objects in Gallatin Street.
  • Fixed several instances of flickering HLODs.
  • Players can no longer access the cheat on the circuit breaker puzzle.
  • General fixes related to sounds breaking and becoming distorted.
  • Fixed issue with PC being blocked after the Crypt anomaly in Derceto.
  • Fixed issue with PC being pushed into the wall in the Crypt anomaly in Derceto.
  • Fixed menu issues on UWS monitors.
  • Fixed save issues related to the zipline cutscene on Oil Rig.
  • PC should no longer get stuck by the destructible gate on the Oil Rig level.
  • Stopped being able to backtrack on the burning Oil Rig level and get blocked.
  • Removed broken reset button in the X-Ray puzzle.
  • Removed blocker between flooded morgue and Dr. Gray’s apartment when playing as Emily.
  • Removed floating crucifix in War Photo.
  • Fixed problem with PC getting stuck when traversing below the fallen pillar leading to the first puzzle in Desert Standing Stones.
  • Fixed issues with sound delays after loading a save.
  • Fixed issue where Batiste’s Keys were missing from inventory in Chapter 2.
  • Fixed collision issues on breakable chairs.
  • Fixed save issues related to objectives updates in AW4.● Fixed screen freeze issues when picking up the Furniture Key.
  • Players can now remap the opportunity action on keyboard.
  • Fixed issues where throwing items breaks interactions.
  • Players can no longer be blocked by missing a puzzle piece in the attic.
  • Fixed issues where PC spawned outside of playable area after loading saved game.
  • Fixed save issue where player could get stuck in basement after loading saved game.
  • “You can’t keep me out” achievement can now be completed.