Installing the game and QuickTime, and starting the game.
What does not
The game freezes either immediately at the first mouse click, or just within a few mouse clicks into the game.
There are no error messages when the game hangs.
What was not tested
Playing the game after the very first screens...
Used a 32-bit wineprefix, both Windows95 and Windows98 modes, in a Wine virtual desktop. I used the DCI-fix for QuickTime.
|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|
|Current||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: