What does not
Running in DirectDraw mode. (See How-to for fix)
Running in a virtual desktop (as of 0.9.12)
Sound can be glitchy (See How-To for fix)
Loading a saved game (see How-To for workaround)
What was not tested
Nothing. This game is pretty simple (in terms of things to test)
This didn't work at first. I had to do the following: 1. Change from alsa driver to oss driver via regedit. 2. After QuickTime installs itself via the Myst installer, update to the latest quicktime via the tray icon... Right click > Check for QuickTime Updates (not sure if this step is 100% necessary) 3. Go to the quicktime preferences (once again via the tray icon... Right click > QuickTime Preferences) 4. In the drop down box, pick Video Settings 5. Uncheck "Enable DirectDraw", and leave "Enable DCI" checked. 6. a) You might have to also tweak the "Fifo size in millisecs" size under "Sound Out" (in the drop down menu) > "Options..." to get it working with DirectSound and minimal clicking. 1000-2000 seems to work well for me. 6. b) Optionally, you can switch to waveOut, rather than DirectSound (also found in the "Sound Out" drop down menu) to try to reduce clicking. You might still have to adjust the settings found in the "Options..." button after switching to waveOut. 7. Sometimes it helps with sound to run the game with "nice -n 19 wine Myst.exe" for whatever reason. 8. One last suggestion: set the option for unmanaged windows when running myst. This will allow for a true fullscreen. Of note: My Myst Masterpiece Edition says it is version 1.0 I'm not sure there actually is a version 2.0. In fact I'm almost certain there isn't.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 12 2021||6.1-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||un real|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Feb 22 2016||1.9.4||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Mikael|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 02 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Kevin Turner|
|Show||Fedora 17||Oct 11 2012||1.5.13||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 07 2012||1.5.3||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Nell Hardcastle|
The installer should run as advertised with no additional tweaks to wine needed.
You will need to change a few config options in wine to get Myst:ME working properly.
Although the game works in a real WindowsXP environment, you must set wine to make it work in Windows 95 or 98 mode.
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
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:
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.
There aren't necessary, but they may be helpful if you run into problems or glitches
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"
ALSA might cause problems sometimes, although sometimes it works better than OSS. To change from ALSA to OSS (or vice versa) do the following: