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Myst III: Exile

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Myst III: Exile
Myst III: Exile cover
Developers
Presto Studios
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Sprint engine
Release dates
Windows May 8, 2001
Mac OS (Classic) May 8, 2001
macOS (OS X) 2001
Myst III: Exile at Wikipedia
Myst
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RealMyst 2000
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Myst IV: Revelation 2004
Myst V: End of Ages 2005
Myst Online: Uru Live 2007
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition 2014

General information

Official series forums
MYSTAges - Unofficial series wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD version; SafeDisc DRM. Install the latest Patches to remove.[1]
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Retail
DRM-free
DVD version
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patches at ResidualVM
CD version only; the DVD version is already fully-patched.

Play without the CD/DVD[edit]

Use ResidualVM[2]

Notes

CD version must first be patched to version 1.22 due to the unpatched version using SafeDisc.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Can be played in widescreen on ResidualVM.[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
It is applied on FMVs when Hardware Acceleration is used.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

System Compatibility[edit]

Systems confirmed working on: Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, and Windows 10.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME
Processor (CPU) 233 MHz Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
Other 640x480 resolution support
32-bit color support
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
Other 640x480 resolution support
32-bit color support

References

  1. ResidualVM - Myst III Datafiles - last accessed on 2016/11/4
    "Some Windows executables are encrypted using SafeDisc. ResidualVM cannot read the required data from those, and will refuse to launch the game. Since the updated executables are not encrypted, please use the executable from the official update corresponding to your game language instead."
  2. ResidualVM - Myst III Datafiles - last accessed on 2016/11/04
  3. ResidualVM News on GitHub - last accessed on 2018-2-20
    "Added an option to take advantage of wide screens"