Installation, sound, textures, environment (sky, water), videos (after configuring).
I had to configure a few things before the game was mostly playable (by mostly, I mean playable to the end):
* Weird textures (green lines) in the readable books' covers after opening and immediately after you click the book to open it in the opening cutscene; related to this line:
fixme:msvidc32:CRAM_DriverProc Unknown message: 400e 0 0
This is because the various movies in RealMYST use different codecs; the above movies depend on the MSVC codec and the built in wine codec isn't working properly. The fix was to copy msvidc32.dll (from google or valid Windows installation) into \windows\system32 and configure Wine to use the native msvidc32 codec.
* "Readable books" in library bookshelf crash
* Red and Blue books, Age linking books, show a white textured video
* Turning left when arriving on Myst Island crashes
* Opening cutscene crashes at the end
* Bink dll error (when doing something with the menu, probably New game)
The above crashes are caused by a missing IV50 codec and were fixed for me by installing codinstl.exe (download in the June 8, 2007 review, or google). As a side note, I did not need this codec pack for the demo version of RealMYST.
The "crystal lab" in Rime kept crashing, until I went to the \Scn\Maps directory and figured out that the videos there needed the IV32 codec! I got this from iv5setup.exe by Ligos, which should be available on the web (the free version). I only selected the 3.2 codec when installing, since Codinstl.exe already installed version 5 and 4. Don't select any of the HTML/Help options, or the installer will crash upon installing.
What does not
The initial realMystSetup.exe that runs after install won't save the settings; I had to run the setup exe (which configures screen resolution, anti-aliasing, etc) separately.
I had one crash when opening the final door to access the ship room in the Selenitic age. However, when I went to open the same door after the crash, it was fine. I'm suspecting either a random codec/ntdll issue or an avi issue.
Occasionally, after starting the game, pressing [ESC] to go to the main menu, and resuming, the sound stops working. Not sure what's going on here (may be my sound setup), but I'm able to restart RealMYST and get the sound working again
A fixme kept flooding the console, but the game was still playable:
fixme:d3d:state_wrap (WINED3DRS_WRAP0) Texture wraping not yet supported
This outputs at every game quit:
fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_Release (0x12c868) Device released with resources still bound, acceptable but unexpected
fixme:d3d:dumpResources Leftover resource 0x12b590 with type 1,WINED3DRTYPE_SURFACE
fixme:d3d:dumpResources Leftover resource 0x12b380 with type 1,WINED3DRTYPE_SURFACE
err:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_Release Context array not freed!
What was not tested
I did not use (nor need) a no-CD crack to run the game.
Codinstl.exe may not be necessary if you install the codecs from iv5setup.exe by Ligos.
My RealMYST version won't patch with 1.1.1; I get a error that says that the readme.txt file installed is different from the patch's version. I learned that to save over an existing game, you have to erase it beforehand. :P In summary, the right codecs fix most of the playability issues. I recommend trying iv5setup (you only need the decompression codecs) before codinstl.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Nov 29 2016||1.9.23||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 16 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dylan|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 08 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dylan|
|Show||Arch Linux||Mar 02 2011||1.3.14||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Mar 02 2011||1.3.14||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
HOWTO: UbiSoft RealMyst
This HOWTO covers installing UbiSoft's RealMyst from the retail box with a CD crack using Wine-1.3.24
NOTE: This HOWTO is based on a clean installation of Wine-1.3.24 on Ubuntu Jaunty( 9.04 ) using NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cards. Results may vary if other applications are currently installed within Wine, or a different operating system platform is used and/or a different graphics card is used.
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