Myst IV: Revelation

Application Details:

Version: 1.03
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.12

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What works

Installs fine Runs with slight graphical and mouse glitches

What does not

There are some mouse/graphics glitches...


What was not tested

Most of the game (haven't got very far yet)

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Additional Comments

On occasion, moving objects will be invisible, or the space they are supposed to occupy will show a slightly translated view of the background image. In some locations, where the background is in motion, the mouse will become _very_ slow to respond. (One of the first is found just after passing through the door in the first age). I should also mention that running "wine Myst4.exe" failed the first time after installation for an unknown reason; after that it worked as above (but only if wine simulated a virtual desktop; if not, an error message appears). It seems to like windows xp to be selected (in winecfg).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jun 19 20161.9.12Yes Yes PlatinumMikael 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64May 27 20161.9.10Yes Yes PlatinumAsgeir 
ShowArch LinuxJun 29 20141.7.19Yes Yes PlatinumMatt Keefo 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Apr 16 20141.7.16Yes Yes PlatinumMarc Even 
ShowSlackware64 -currentFeb 22 20141.7.9Yes Yes Platinumsteelwing 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO install a patched Wine and install&configure Revelation
STEP 1: Install a patched version of Wine

The installation process of Myst IV - Revelation is a bit tricky. Revelation will need a little patch to Wine, but it seems that this patc­h could affect other applications in a bad way. The way to go is to place the patched Wine somewhere in /opt, so it will not affect other applications.

If you use ArchLinux and have 'yaourt' installed, it is as easy as just typing "yaourt -S wine-revelation". It will do everything for you, so you just need to wait some time until Wine is compiled. It will be installed in /opt/wine-revelation.

If you use another distribution, this will be generic instructions that should work on every distribution.
+++NOTE: This way, your package manager will know nothing about the new Wine. If you are able to, please use the package build process for your distribution.+++

1. Download the Wine 1.1.1 tarball from here: and the MystIV patch from here:
2. Unpack the Wine tarball, copy the patch in the new Wine folder and apply it using 'patch -p1 -i mystIVstartupfix.patch'
3. Configure Wine with '--prefix=/opt/wine-revelation', for example:
$ ./configure --prefix=/opt/wine-revelation --with-x
4. Run 'make depend' and 'make'. This will take a long time.
5. Install Wine using 'make prefix=/opt/wine-revelation install' as root.
6. Create a new file, and copy these lines:
> export PATH=/opt/wine-revelation/bin:$PATH
> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/wine-revelation/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
into it. Rename the file to '', and copy it to /opt/wine-revelation, again as root.
7. You can now switch to the new Wine using 'source /opt/wine-revelation/'. This will only apply for the terminal you typed it in, so if you open a new terminal it will use your normal Wine there.

STEP 2: Install Myst IV - Revelation

I strongly recommend you to use a new WINEPREFIX for Revelation, see the Wiki for more details.

Revelation comes on 2 DVDs, so you have to switch the disk in the installation progress. Wine implements the eject feature for that, but it seems that it does not work well here.
So you have to create an image of at least one disk. It is very easy with dd, for example:
$ dd if=/dev/sr0 of=revelation-dvd1.iso
where /dev/sr0 is your DVD drive. It is /dev/hdX on many distributions, try /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd if you are not sure.
DD does not show the progress, just wait a moment.

Mount the image and the second DVD somewhere(eg., ~/revelation/disk1 and ~/revelation/disk2), cd to disk1 and execute 'setup.exe' using Wine. Don't forget to 'source /opt/wine-revelation/' before calling the setup, you want to use the Revelation-patched Wine!
Do the setup as you normally would. The setup will throw a few error messages at the end, but thats okay.
The next step is to patch Revelation to version 1.03. Here are a few mirrors:,1000000375,39350306s,00.htm
Again, execute the .exe file using Wine. Be sure that you are in the same terminal where you sourced, if you closed it already source it again.

So, now comes the worst step. Wine does not support Revelations copyprotection mechanism, you have to override it with a "crack".
+++++BIG NOTE: This is __NOT__ allowed in many countries! I do only know the situation in Germany, where it is allowed to do everything to make your stuff work, IF you buyed it legally. Please buy Revelation, I bought mine for ~5.
If you live in a country where it is not allowed to use a crack, __STOP HERE__!+++
I can not a provide a link to a crack, that is even not allowed in Germany. You are allowed to use a crack, but not allowed to distribute it.
You will need a crack which contains the files "m4_thor_rd.dll" and "Myst4.exe". Copy them to the bin folder in the Revelation folder. Here are the md5sums of mine:
d9bb4502321f362a1b75f2181d3dc17f m4_thor_rd.dll
eefc145967f43451c1303abc3f3c83e0 Myst4.exe

The last step is to adjust the file "ares_config.xml" a bit. Open it with your editor, and add the line
"<directx per_pixel_projected_textures="false">"
below "<texture must_be_pow2="false">".

Hurray, Revelation is now installed and will work correctly(well, most times...).
To start it, open a new terminal and source /opt/wine-revelation/ CD to the revelation/bin folder, and execute Myst4.exe using Wine.
A few issues will remain:
- Atrus will be black in the first cutscene if you started a new game. Save before that scene(right after the intro with Yeesha completes), restart Revelation and load the savegame. Atrus will show as he should.
- In the scene where Yeesha shows that green gecko thingy, Yeesha and the gecko will flicker if you look to far left. No known workaround yet.


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