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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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
Steam Community Discussions

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
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

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[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/925940/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\*.m4s[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/925940/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Resolutions other than 4:3 will crop the top and bottom of the game potentially obscuring information.
Use Racer_S Universal Resolution Changer v2[3]
  1. Apply the Windowed patch below.
  2. Set the resolution in the game's options menu to 800x600.
  3. Download Universal Resolution Changer.
  4. Unzip contents to <path-to-game>\data.
  5. Open resolution.ini
  6. Change the values as desired.
    • If Windowed is set to 0, then the resolution must match the monitor's.

Windowed[edit]

Add game.dsc file[3]
  1. Create a file in <path-to-game>\data named game.dsc.txt.
  2. Copy and save the following into the file:
    {graphic
    full_screen ( false )
    }
  3. Rename the file to game.dsc.

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
Overall, Music, Music frequency
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
AMD Athlon 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB, 256 MB (XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 800x600 resolution support
32 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.2
Processor (CPU) Motorola G4 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 800x600 resolution support
32 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]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/925940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (925940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References