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Myst IV: Revelation

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Myst IV: Revelation
Myst IV: Revelation cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
ALIVE engine
Release dates
Windows September 28, 2004
macOS (OS X) September 28, 2004
Myst IV: Revelation at Wikipedia
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realMyst: Masterpiece Edition 2014

Key points

The DVD-based version of Myst IV attempts to install Safedisc DRM on a computer. This will prevent the game from running on Windows 10. Install patches from Ubisoft before attempting to play or launch the game.
A no CD crack is required to play under latest Windows. Warning - website has a lot of ads. Use the "hoodlum" patch to remove Safedisc. These NoCD patches are quietly accepted/allowed by Ubisoft moderators,[citation needed] since they never released a patch to the game to remove the Safedisc.
Game will not launch without administrator permissions on Windows.[citation needed]

General information

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)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Universal installer[edit]

For the Mac, there is a "universal" installer that makes a hybrid native + wineskin version of the game. The game runs native on 10.5 and earlier (PowerPC, runs through Rosetta on intel Macs) and Wineskin on 10.6 and later.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\options.m4o
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\*.m4s
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
AMD Athlon 700 MHz
Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 128 MB, 256 MB (XP) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 800x600 resolution support
32 MB of VRAM
64 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.2 10.3
Processor (CPU) Motorola G4 700 MHz Motorola G5
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 800x600 resolution support
32 MB of VRAM
64 MB of VRAM
Other Apple QuickTime 5

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References