The game itself installs and runs.
What does not
Sometimes the game hangs when you start a new game and you click on the picture of the first book that you see.
A definite point where it freezes is when you navigate to the library and you go to the painting that is supposed to open up the bookshelf to allow you to navigate to the tower. Pressing on it plays an animation and shortly afterward the application freezes and the mechanical sound repeatedly plays the short burst over and over again till you forcefully close the game.
It also seems to hang when you head over to the image displayer (near the dock). The game doesn't play on but the music does.
What was not tested
Well, you need to go past the library to play the rest of the game. So the rest wasn't tested.
I've also tested this with Wine 1.3. Same issues. Also tried setting the compatibility mode to Windows 98.
|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: