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Riven cover
Cyan Worlds
Red Orb Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 29, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) October 29, 1997
Riven guide at StrategyWiki
Riven 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

Riven requires QuickTime 2.5 or higher; install from Apple's site if you don't have it already.
Can be run under ScummVM

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Mac OS
Updated for compatibility with modern systems.
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Does not run on Windows XP.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.rvn
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Saves under SAVEGAME folder in game directory.
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Ambient Sounds And Modem[edit]

The Unimodem device may cause a startup BSOD. Either method below can help resolve this.
Disable Unimodem device (if you don't use it)[citation needed]
  1. Open Device Manager.
    • Windows 8 and later: right click the Start corner, choose Device Manager.
    • Vista and 7: open the Start Menu, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
    • Windows XP: press Win+R, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  2. Find the entry for "unimodem half-duplex audio device", or similar.
  3. Right click the unimodem device, choose Disable, choose Yes.
  4. Close Device Manager.
Toggle Unimodem device during gameplay (if you use it)[citation needed]
  1. Download Devcon.
  2. Extract it somewhere convenient.
  3. Use Notepad to save the text below as riven.bat in the same folder as devcon.exe, editing the device name so that it matches what's listed in Device Manager, and the path to the EXE so that it matches what's in the existing shortcut:
    devcon disable "unimodem half-duplex audio device" "C:\GOG Games\Riven\riven.exe" devcon enable "unimodem half-duplex audio device"
  4. Run the batch file to launch the game; this will automatically disable the device, launch the game, then re-enable it when you finish playing.[1]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
64-bit executable
Requires 64-bit build of ScummVM.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Apple QuickTime

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 75 MB 2.7 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.5 9.2.2
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 9 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 65 MB 2.7 GB
Video card (GPU) SVGA display


  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>/63610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (63610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.