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Myst Masterpiece Edition: 1.0



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NameMyst
VersionMasterpiece Edition: 1.0
License Retail
URLhttp://sirrus.cyan.com/Online/...
Votes 1
RatingGarbage
Wine Version1.5.13
Maintainers of this version:
Description
Masterpiece Edition
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Game starts and displays the introduction video.


What does not
When attempting to use the initial book to link to Myst, the game crashes.


What was not tested
Everything past this point.


Additional Comments


Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 17Oct 11 20121.5.13 Yes Yes Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 07 20121.5.3 Yes Yes Garbage Nell Hardcastle 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 27 20121.3.35 Yes Yes Bronze K1773R 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya"Feb 06 20121.2.2 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 17 20101.2 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29092 Myst Masterpiece crashes on game entry NEW View
34951 Myst Masterpiece Edition: there's no graphics (Mac OS X only bug) UNCONFIRMED View

 
HOWTO

(from wiki.jswindle.com/index.php/Myst:_Masterpiece_Edition­)

Installation­

The installer should run as advertised with no additional tweaks to wine needed.


Before Running the Game

You will need to change a few config options in wine to get Myst:ME working properly.


Required (for Myst:ME to run): Set it for Win95/98 mode

Although the game works in a real WindowsXP environment, you must set wine to make it work in Windows 95 or 98 mode.

  • Run the program "regedit" (which is the Wine registry editor)
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/AppDefaults
  • If a "Myst.exe" key doesn't already exist, create it (right click > "New" > "Key" - Set the name to "Myst.exe")
  • in the "Myst.exe" key, create a new String Value and set it to either "win95" or "win98" (both seem to work... "winme" might also work)

Required (for video): Changing from DirectDraw to DCI (in QuickTime)

  • Go to the QuickTime preferences, via the tray icon... Right click > QuickTime Preferences
  • In the drop down box, pick "Video Settings"
  • Uncheck "Enable DirectDraw", and leave "Enable DCI" checked.

Suggested (for sound): DirectSound Buffer Sizes (in QuickTime)

  • Go to the QuickTime preferences, via the tray icon... Right click > QuickTime Preferences
  • In the drop down box, pick "Sound Out"
  • Click on the "Options..." button
  • Increase the "Fifo size in millisecs" (1000-2000 seems to work well for me)

Suggested (for better fullscreen): Set Myst:ME to run unmanaged

  • Run the program "regedit" (which is the Wine registry editor)
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/AppDefaults
  • If a "Myst.exe" key doesn't already exist, create it (right click > "New" > "Key" - Set the name to "Myst.exe")
  • In the "Myst.exe" key, create another key called "X11 Driver"
  • in the "Myst.exe/X11 Driver" key, create a new string value called "Managed" and set the value to "N"

Running the Game

To run Myst:ME, I suggest using the commandline:

nice -n 19 wine Myst.exe && xrandr -s 0

This seems to fix issues with sound, as well as returning you to your original resolution when Myst.exe exits


Workarounds for saving/loading

When you try to save a game for the first time, or load a saved game, a file-save or file-load dialog window will pop up, taking the game out of 640x480 mode (at least on my machine). This can cause instability and will also not let you get back into fullscreen. there are a few options to work around this:

  • Run your X server in 640x480 mode (complicated)
  • Run Myst in a virtual desktop in Wine (currently not working as of 0.9.12)
  • (this workaround is fairly easy, and it works!) The first time you run Myst, save the game. Make note of the saved game file. The default is MYST.MYS. Next, when you restart the game, specify the name of the saved game file as an argument to the command. For example:
wine Myst.exe MYST.MYS

Not only will this load your saved game when myst starts, but now, while you are playing and you save the game, it will save to MYST.MYS, rather than popping up a file-save dialog.


Other Suggestions

There aren't necessary, but they may be helpful if you run into problems or glitches


Upgrade QuickTime

After QuickTime installs itself via the Myst installer, update to the latest quicktime via the tray icon.

Right click on the tray icon and select "Check for QuickTime Updates"


Use OSS instead of ALSA

ALSA might cause problems sometimes, although sometimes it works better than OSS. To change from ALSA to OSS (or vice versa) do the following:

  • Run the program "regedit" (which is the Wine registry editor)
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Drivers
  • Change the value of "Audio" from "alsa" to "oss" (to change from ALSA to OSS) or from "oss" to "alsa" (to change from OSS to ALSA)

Switch from DirectSound to waveOut in OuickTime

  • Go to the QuickTime preferences, via the tray icon... Right click > QuickTime Preferences
  • In the drop down box, pick "Sound Out"
  • In the "Chose a device for playback" dropdown menu, select one of the waveOut devices ("waveOut: Windows' preferred device" is always a safe bet)
  • You may want to change the buffer size for the waveOut. To do so:
    • Click the "Options..." button
    • Increase the "Buffer size in millisecs" value (500-900 works well here)

 

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by Biff on Monday April 8th 2013, 14:18
In the suggestion for setting the version ('win95' or 'win98') you might want to mention the key that needs to go into "Myst.exe" is 'Version'.

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