RealMyst

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realMyst
realMyst cover
Developers
Cyan Worlds
Sunsoft
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2000
Mac OS April 10, 2002
Myst
Myst 1993
Riven 1997
RealMyst 2000
Myst III: Exile 2001
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Myst IV: Revelation 2004
Myst V: End of Ages 2005
Myst Online: Uru Live 2007
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition 2014

Key points

realMyst requires QuickTime 5 or higher; install from Apple's site if you don't have it already.

General information

Official game site
Official forums
MYSTAges - A wiki for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Mac OS
GOG.com Updated for compatibility with modern systems.
Steam Updated for compatibility with modern systems.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.11 fixes several bugs and adds some mouse options, and can be downloaded directly from Ubisoft.
All digital copies of the game come with it pre-installed

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAV
Mac OS

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretches from 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced using your GPU's control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can only turn on/off
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Locked at 20 FPS.
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Via DirectSound3D support.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup[edit]

The original disc version of the game usually tends to crash on startup when run by a newer OS. This isn't permanent though, and can be fixed by opening and closing the game a few dozen times.

Link book videos display solid white & general instability[edit]

Setup the game's compatibility settings
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Right click on RealMyst.exe file and select "Properties".
  3. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and enable Compatibility Mode (set it to "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)").
  4. Save the changes.
  5. Launch the game.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 75 MB 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
32 MB of VRAM
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Mac OS 8.6 10.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 300 MHz Intel 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM 32 MB of VRAM
Supported sound/video chipsets: Intel 810E chipset video, Guilloemot Prophet 3D, Guillemot Maxigamer Cougar (TNT2), ATI Rage 128VR, Creative Labs Graphics Blaster w/ Monster 3DII Voodoo2, ATI Radeon, ATI Rage Pro Turbo AGP 2x, STB Velocity 128 AGP w/ Diamond Monster 3D II, Gladiac Gforce 2, Hercules Terminator Beast AGP, Matrox G400, 3D Force B-128, Annihilator II, Rage Fury Maxx, Stealth III S540, Erazor X, 3D Blaster, Erazor X 2, Voodoo 5 5500, 3D Prophet DDR-DVI

References