Category: Main Games Adventures Myst 1.0 (32bit)


CD release for Windows 95.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0 (32bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.22

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

The installer finishes but didn't exit correctly. The program appears to have been installed correctly however.

 The game runs, though the cursor has some incorrect transparencies. Additionally, it crashes fairly early on when you interact with certain objects, making the game unplayable.

What does not

Interacting with certain objects. The installer could use a little work.


What was not tested

The game beyond the first minute.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 20Jul 17 20141.7.22Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20091.1.13Yes Yes Garbageegasimus 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20070.9.39.Yes Yes SilverAdam Johnson 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 03 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20070.9.30.Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

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I have found that the 32 bit Myst (installed under Win98) works quite well with Wine, of CVS circa 20010526. I use the following entry in the wine config file:

"Managed" = "N"
"Desktop" = "640x480"

The clever trick of creating an image of the Myst CD and then mounting it to the CDROM mount point also works well. It also runs fine directly off the CD.

# mount /images/myst.img -r -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/cdrom

Myst is broken under the infamous June 2001 Wine patches, but with Wine before that, I have found only a few anomalies.

- The elevator rotation control in the mechanical age frequently causes Myst to lock up. So save your game before operating it.

- Driving around the "submarine" occasionally locks it up. Again, save your game.

- When I release the mouse button when operating the up and down arrows on the planetarium controls (scroll bars), the scroll bars continue moving for awhile longer, depending on how long I had the mouse pressed. Only hold the mouse button for a second or so at a time on these controls.

- Transitions mode causes interesting color maps.

I was able to play Myst fairly well using the git revision from 20070624.

In order to install Myst, you will need to run winecfg and set the Operating System to Windows 95. You can do this either globally or per-exe (which is what I'd recommend) by clicking "Add Application." You'll want to make sure that the installer.exe on the Myst CD is set to Windows 95.

Run the installer with WINE and install Myst and quicktime. Both of these installers ran perfectly for me.

If you are doing a per-exe Windows 95 configuration, then you'll have to set myst.exe to use Windows 95 in winecfg. Otherwise, myst.exe may crash saying, "Myst was designed for Windows 95. You are running Windows NT." depending on what you have for your global settings.

Now, you can run myst.exe :)

Known Issues (I will update this as I find more, if you see something, please post a comment):

  • "Transitions" cause odd color maps, rolling over the menu will fix them though
  • The cursor will sometimes not be transparent


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

RE: Can't get past first cutscene
by Ben Slackin on Saturday September 6th 2008, 13:19
I've had a little more success under Wine 1.1.4.
In winecfg I set sound to OSS and deselected Alsa.
I also set Myst to play in a virtual desktop.
And now I can actually start playing the game. So far, so good.