Category: Main Games Adventures Myst 1.0 (16bit)


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Windows 3.1 original release

Application Details:

Version: 1.0 (16bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.36

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What does not

Installer does not work. Got a bindtime error:

Cannot load library: "SHELL.DLL"


-> since install doesn't work, don't know if any other part would work


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nothing but install

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setting wine to windows 3.1 doesn't change anything

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux From ScratchJan 19 20101.1.36No Not installable NoGarbageDr DOS 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20081.0.0N/A No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 04 20080.9.61.Yes No NoGarbageAdam A. Zajac 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 27 20080.9.54.No Not installable NoGarbagepsykotik 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20060.9.18.No No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes



  The installation will be confused by the lack of a shell.dll file.  Merely creating an empty file will allow the installation to proceed.  However, I recommend you find a native shell.dll in the event that the game actually needs it for something.

touch ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/shell.dll


  The game will likely give an error about needed 256 colors.  This is a known issue in wine.  A workaround is available here.

  Unfortunately, on my computer the game shows very odd colors and crashes horribly when I click on the image inside of the book.


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Missing shell.dll
by Michael Mc Donnell on Sunday March 30th 2008, 10:47
You can coax the installer to run by adding an empty shell.dll in the windows/system32 folder:

mac@mac-desktop:~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32$ touch shell.dll

The installer will be able to install the game but not cannot install quicktime. Install quicktime by running the quicktime installer of the cd:

mac@mac-desktop:/media/MYST/install.qtw$ wine setup.exe

The game requires 256 colors to run. The game hangs on start up and I could not see the error messages.