Myst

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Myst
Myst cover
Developers
Cyan Worlds
Publishers
Brøderbund
Engines
Mohawk Engine
Myst 25th Anniversary Update ScummVM[1]
Release dates
Mac OS (Classic) September 24, 1993
Windows 3.x 1994
Windows September 1995
Windows (ScummVM) September 11, 2018[1]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) September 11, 2018[1]
Myst guide on StrategyWiki
Myst on Wikipedia
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

Myst requires QuickTime 2 or higher; install from Apple's site if you don't have it already.
The retail version of Myst: Masterpiece Edition comes bundled with a "Making of" video on the disk
Can be run under ScummVM.
The original retail version uses a 16-bit installer, but a workaround is available. See Installing/running the game on modern Windows. Note that the Masterpiece Edition does not have this quirk.

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
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Myst: Masterpiece Edition. Prepackaged with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Myst: Masterpiece Edition. Pre-packaged with ScummVM.[1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from ScummVM.
Myst: Masterpiece Edition (initially released in 1999) is an enhanced version where the images are re-rendered in higher quality, the soundtrack remastered, sound effects enhanced, and some cinematics redone.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63660/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63660/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The only available resolution is 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Runs in a bordered fullscreen window. Cannot be moved or resized.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing/running the game on modern Windows[edit]

Use ScummVM[citation needed]
Both Myst and Myst: Masterpiece Edition are supported

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows 3.x
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 386DX 33 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 75 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.0.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68020
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colors
Sound (audio device) Sound Manager 3.0
Other QuickTime 1.6
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.13
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/63660/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (63660) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Myst 25th Anniversary Update - last accessed on 2019-09-17