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shanesemler
08-27-2010, 06:56 AM
I did this with the original CD but hopefully, some of you may find this useful. There are a lot of dead links and bad information on this but I managed to find a way to make it work with my install of Windows 7.

1.) Install normally
2.) Install 1.1.1 Official Patch
3.) Download and install the Indeo 5.11 codec from here: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/indeo_codec.htm
4.) Download the fixed exes from here: http://www.jaylittle.com/jaylittle/downloads/RealMystFixedEXEs.zip
5.) Replace RealMYST.exe with one of the fixed exes (I used the first).
6.) Run realMYST Setup. I have an nvidia card so I don't know what you will see with an AMD/ATI card. In any case, you should see two options (or four). Direct3D HAL and Direct3D T&L HAL. You want to use Direct3D HAL. DO NOT USE T&L HAL!!!
7.) Still in the setup window - if you want your videos to run properly and avoid poor performance and other glitches, USE A 16 BIT RESOLUTION! Visually, there is virtually no difference in the quality. NOTE: Interestingly, realMYST has support for widescreen monitors so use 1680x1050 if your monitor supports it.
8.) Right-click on the realMYST desktop icon and set the compatibility mode to "Windows 2000" and check "Run this program as administrator."

Things I did NOT do:

- Apply a No-CD crack. I doubt that even applies to the Steam version.
- Install an old version of Quicktime. From what I can tell, Quicktime supports even really old Quicktime video encodes.
- Mess with a hex editor. Mainly because the link in step 4 above supplies pre-hacked exes. Anyway, I can't find the original website that explains how to do it.

Good luck and have fun! :)

TopGunSF
08-29-2010, 10:29 AM
This method will not work with the Steam version. The 1.1.1 patch is incompatible. This will further bork your game at best.

GPA_Nemesis
08-30-2010, 06:37 PM
That's one main issue. Steam's version is not 1.1.1, and you cannot apply that patch. I'm waiting for a patch before I buy, but if it isn't here soon, I'll just grab the GoG version instead.

Thanks for the tips, though.
-Nem

JoeB
09-01-2010, 06:17 AM
Would the patch even be applicable? It sounds like this version was heavily modified to work with newer OS's (and to strip away the SafeDisc DRM). For starters, look at the system requirements "Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible or better". The original used "Directx 7.0" if I'm not mistaken.

The step by step instructions presented here seem to be applicable to the old disc based version (which I could never get to work).

Saxophone
09-08-2010, 01:07 AM
Hi guys, I did all of the above. Everything works fine but with some problems... First of all, I can't change any settings through realMystSetup as they won't save if I open cracked exe. When I open the cracked exe, it opens in 800 x 600 resolution. I also noticed that I play with the Direct T&L HAL. The compatibility of the cracked exe doesn't matter either; It runs on any of them. So would anyone of you suggest how to change the resolution?

Newlemming
09-18-2010, 01:43 PM
Too bad I have a 64-bit OS, this game just barely runs on my computer. When it does run, it moves incredibly slowly with no sound, which is a shame. I loved the original Myst, so I'm sorely disappointed that I can't play this version.

Brandx
01-10-2011, 05:32 PM
I did this with the original CD but hopefully, some of you may find this useful. There are a lot of dead links and bad information on this but I managed to find a way to make it work with my install of Windows 7.

1.) Install normally
2.) Install 1.1.1 Official Patch
3.) Download and install the Indeo 5.11 codec from here: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/indeo_codec.htm
4.) Download the fixed exes from here: http://www.jaylittle.com/jaylittle/downloads/RealMystFixedEXEs.zip
5.) Replace RealMYST.exe with one of the fixed exes (I used the first).
6.) Run realMYST Setup. I have an nvidia card so I don't know what you will see with an AMD/ATI card. In any case, you should see two options (or four). Direct3D HAL and Direct3D T&L HAL. You want to use Direct3D HAL. DO NOT USE T&L HAL!!!
7.) Still in the setup window - if you want your videos to run properly and avoid poor performance and other glitches, USE A 16 BIT RESOLUTION! Visually, there is virtually no difference in the quality. NOTE: Interestingly, realMYST has support for widescreen monitors so use 1680x1050 if your monitor supports it.
8.) Right-click on the realMYST desktop icon and set the compatibility mode to "Windows 2000" and check "Run this program as administrator."

Things I did NOT do:

- Apply a No-CD crack. I doubt that even applies to the Steam version.
- Install an old version of Quicktime. From what I can tell, Quicktime supports even really old Quicktime video encodes.
- Mess with a hex editor. Mainly because the link in step 4 above supplies pre-hacked exes. Anyway, I can't find the original website that explains how to do it.

Good luck and have fun! :)

This advice worked perfectly with my Steam Download, I used the steam install and used the first file from the zip to replace my EXE file. No need to upgrade to 1.1 and the configure accepts my 1920x1080 video settings. I haven't played a lot of hours but all the fixes here worked great. (I have WIN 7-32 and an NVIDIA GPU)Thank you shanesemler!

zunnie
02-05-2011, 08:41 PM
http://www.zunnie.net/realmyst/Real_Myst_Fix_Windows7_By_Shanesemler.php

I made a entry on my website for this! It works on x64 Windows 7 too, step 8 is not required though.

This is what RealMyst looks like under win7 x64 32 bit, i did enable antialiasing but it doesnt seem to work :S
http://www.zunnie.net/realmyst/img/realMYSTfixed_x64_32bit_fsaaON.png

tile33
02-06-2011, 05:22 PM
thank you so much! i got realmyst non-steam, and skipped the stupid codec (un needed.) thank you thank you thank you!
:D