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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
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 No native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Advanced settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution No native support False icon.svg Stretches from 4:3.
Multi-monitor No native support False icon.svg
Ultra-widescreen No native support WSGF Incomplete.svg
4K Ultra HD No native support WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) No native support
Windowed No native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed No native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Can be forced using your GPU's control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support Can only turn on/off
Vertical sync (Vsync) No native support
60 FPS No native support Locked at 20 FPS.
120+ FPS No native support

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping No native support
Mouse acceleration Native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support No native support
Touchscreen optimised No native support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls No native support
Surround sound Native support Via DirectSound3D support.
Subtitles No native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support No native support

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