In this guide, we’ll go through the steps necessary to navigate the Paintings Room in “Alone in the Dark”. The room contains aggressive paintings that pose a significant threat.
Steps for Dealing with Aggressive Paintings
1. Dealing with the Painting of the Man with an Axe
Upon entering, you’ll immediately notice a painting of a man holding an axe. To prevent it from attacking, face the painting and place the old Indian cover on it.
2. Preparing for the Indian Painting
It’s wise to save the game at this point as you will need to confront another aggressive painting which might require several attempts.
3. Confronting the Indian Painting
On the other side of the room, you’ll find a painting of an Indian which will shoot arrows at you upon approach.
Walk up the room until you are standing near the green painting. From this position, the Indian won’t shoot yet but you will still be in range to attack.
4. Strategies to Take out the Indian Painting
Using the Bow and Arrow
Take out your bow, aim, and shoot an arrow at the Indian painting (the controls are the same as when using a firearm). You have three arrows in your inventory. If you successfully hit the Indian, it will disappear in a cloud of smoke. Misfiring all your arrows will require loading from your last saved point, as you cannot retrieve fired arrows or find more.
Throwing the Arrow without a Bow
An alternative method is to throw an arrow at the Indian painting without using the bow. The thrown arrows can be retrieved if missed. However, retrieving your arrows requires getting close to the Indian painting, exposing you to its attacks.
Unloading Used Weapons
After the Indian painting is dealt with, you can drop the bow and any remaining arrows you have, as they are no longer needed. You should have enough firepower with your rifle and revolver.
5. Exiting the Room
Head towards the end of the room and go through the door there to continue on to Jeremy’s Bedroom.
Paintings Room FAQ
Q1: How can I deal with the painting of the axe-man in the Paintings Room in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: To deal with the axe-man painting, upon entering the room, face the painting and apply the old Indian cover on it. This should prevent the painting from coming alive and attacking you with the axe.
Q2: How can I deal with the threatening Indian painting in the Paintings Room in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: The Indian painting can be dealt with in one of two ways. Either take up your bow and shoot an arrow at it or simply throw an arrow at it without using a bow. Either method requires you to be near the green painting for the appropriate distance.
Q3: What happens if I miss the Indian painting with an arrow in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: If you miss the Indian painting with an arrow, the arrow can’t be retrieved if you used a bow to shoot it. This would require reloading from your last saved point, as new arrows can’t be found. If you threw the arrow, you could retrieve it, but this approach would expose you to the Indian painting’s attack.
Q4: Can I pick up my arrows after shooting them at the Indian painting in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: No, if you use a bow to shoot the arrows at the Indian painting, you can’t retrieve them if you miss them. However, if you throw the arrows without a bow, you can pick them up again.
Q5: What to do with the bow and arrows after dealing with the Indian painting in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: Once the Indian painting is dealt with, you can drop the bow and any remaining arrows, as they are no longer needed. Your rifle and revolver should be sufficient for other encounters.
Q6: What should I do if I run out of arrows in the Paintings Room in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: If you run out of arrows without successfully hitting the Indian painting, you’ll need to load from your last saved game. If you don’t have a previous save, you’ll have to start the game from the beginning, as the arrows can’t be retrieved or replaced.
Q7: How to exit the Paintings Room in “Alone in the Dark”?
A: After successfully dealing with the two aggressive paintings, move towards the end of the room and go through the door to continue the game.