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Release dates
November 15, 2000
Mac OS
April 10, 2002
RealMyst at WineHQ
RealMyst at SteamDB
 RealMyst at Wikipedia
Myst 1993
Riven 1997
RealMyst 2000
Myst III: Exile 2001
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Uru: To D'ni
Uru: The Path of the Shell
Myst IV: Revelation 2004
Myst V: End of Ages 2005
Myst Online: Uru Live 2007
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition 2014

Key points

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

General information

More information Official game site
More information Official forums
More information MYSTAges - A wiki for the series
More information Community Discussions for game series
More information Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known DRM-free Updated for compatibility with modern systems.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Updated for compatibility with modern systems.

Essential improvements[edit]


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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Advanced settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Impossible False icon.svg Stretches from 4:3.
Multi-monitor Impossible False icon.svg
Ultra-widescreen Impossible WSGF Incomplete.svg
4K Ultra HD Impossible WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Impossible
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Can be forced using your GPU's control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native Can only turn on/off
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Impossible Locked at 20 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Impossible
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible

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]

Fix 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]

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
Information 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