Category: Main Games Adventures URU: The Complete Chronicles

URU: The Complete Chronicles

This adventure allows you to explore new almost unrealistic worlds that are puzzles by themselves. This is the first game of the Myst series that has a full 3D rendered world. The interesting part of the game is that there are slight RPG elements incorporated into the game such as character visual bonus items and a home (relto) which can be upgraded. "Uru: the complete chronicles": differs from standard Uru in two ways. 1.) It has the two expansion packs incorporated (To D'ni and The path of the shell) 2.) The engine is not the same as for uru version 1.2

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Developer: Cyan Worlds, Inc.

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments versionThis is the digital download version from Good Old Games. Contains no DRM at all.Platinum1.4.120
Main Branch - Built 5/26/2004 at 5:19 PM is actually based on version but they fixed some graphical glitches along the way. The added in support for the expansion packs and ditched the online engine. This version differs from the patch that can be applied on UrU: Ages beyon myst. Both behavier of the program startup screen differ.Gold3.230
Putting the mouse sensitivity to a max and the mouse speed in your desktop as slow as possible will make the game very playable
Since wine version 1.1.36 the game no longer runs in fullscreen but you can simply workaround this issue by disabling one of the following options (or both if bug still present) at the graphics tab in winecfg:
1. let the window manager decode the window
2. let the window manager control the window

after disabling one of these the game runs like a charm again :)

Side note. If you have a very dark screen you can fix this by setting the gamma to around 1.6 with your videodriver utility. To do this you have to start the game first and then apply the temporary changes to the gamma. The ingame slider does not change the gamma but the brightness making the game look way too bright. Offcourse version 1.1.36 does not allow you to minimize the screen so to get around this. Start the app once then exit. Start your driver manager and put gamma to your liking, confirm then change the setting and quickly start uru. After 12 seconds the driver manager will change the gamma correctly :)