How to Save & Get More Saves – Alone in the Dark

After a long session of detective work and monster killing, you will want to make sure your progress is saved in Alone in the Dark for next time! Luckily, saving is very straightforward — but the game has a limit on the number of saves you can have. In this guide, we will go over both ways that your progress is saved, and how you can get over the 10 save slot limit.

There are two ways you can save your game progress:

  • Let the game autosave for you
  • Manual saving

Alone in the Dark is very generous with its autosaves, luckily! Many times when moving between rooms or when triggering events, the game will make an autosave — this will be indicated by a camera on the top right corner of the screen.

These autosaves are very helpful, acting as check points in case you end up getting killed unexpectedly. There is one thing to keep in mind with these — if you leave the game and load your autosave, it will tend to put you back to the beginning of the area. Despite this, all of your progress (any puzzles solved or anything collected) will be retained, so you can quickly make your way back to where you were.

Of course, you can always save manually as well. To do this, just open the main menu (with playstation options button/button xbox pause), and click on the Save Game option. From here you can pick the slot you want to save in, and that’s it! Keep in mind, however, that you will have a total of 10 save slots between both characters.

alone in the dark pause menu

With how easy it is to save, you luckily don’t have to worry about losing any progress if something goes wrong in the game. That means you can focus more on your detective work!

If you’re playing on PC, there’s an easy way to get around the save limit. Maybe you’re just a cautious player, maybe you like replaying certain sections, or maybe you simply won’t accept being limited to 10 saves. Whatever your reason, it’s a relatively easy fix.

Saves are located in the following directory:

  • C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\AloneInTheDark\Saved\SaveGames

Once your save slots are full, copy the contents of the SaveGames folder to a different folder, and name it something that will tell you what’s in it (Chapter 1 and 2 saves, for example). If you want to use these saves later, simply copy the contents of the folder back into the SaveGames folder — but don’t forget to back up your current saves before doing so!

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