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 works

First installation step works with hack:

Create empty$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/system32/shell.dll

Starting myst.exe/ works when a 8-bit graphic environment is running

(otherwise it will show an error message).

What does not

Second phase of installation (quicktime installation) hangs.

Game stops working after startup screens and looks ugly because of wrong

8-bit colormap in wine.


What was not tested

game could'nt be tested

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

Known Bugs

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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.