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Revelation, the latest installment of the best-selling Myst video game series. In Myst IV: Revelation, the player is sent back to the story of the first game in which the brothers Sirrus and Achenar have been imprisoned inside two books. Atrus, their father, has begged for their release, but in the process, his daughter Yeesha has disappeared. Players must solve a series of intricate puzzles in order to find Yeesha as well as discover the secrets within the world of the game.

What's New

Version 1.0.3:
  • Subtitles for English, Italian, German, French or Spanish are now available.
  • Fixed some memory leaks and random crashes.
  • Ubisoft recommends users of OS X 10.3 to upgrade to OS X 10.3.8. OS X 10.3.8 fixes many issues with Myst 4.

Requirements

PowerPC G4 900MHz+, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, 32MB graphics card or better.

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Anonymous
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When I initially started playing Myst IV: Revelation I was surprised how excited I was. Visually fantastic, taking photos so exciting, listening while reading their journals, magic! The only disappointment which got to the point where playing the game was impossible was the graphics, light, pixels whatever it was started blocking out whole scenes. So I thought Oh No please not another game where my Mac isn't powerful enough, my video card not appropriate, bugs which no one else had, crap. BUT I decided to go online and do a bit of searching and there were these bug fixes. They don't specifically talk about my problem but I thought 'cup half full' it may work but the cynic inside me wanting to give up and rage at the world. I wasn't sure if I needed to put both patches on 1.0.1 and then 1.0.3 but decided to go with 1.0.3 just to see what happens. This had problems unzipping (the download probably didn't work) so I decided to go with 1.0.1. It worked, it worked, oh joy, oh bliss. My emac was powerful enough. So now I can get back to the frustration of this damn game where I have no idea on how to get to the garden...I think I will cheat.

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Version 1.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This is a V 1.00 to V1.03 Updater ... Should I install again the whole game for this update???

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Version 1.0.3
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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If you have v1.00 (original version) this will simply update that version you have installed on your computer to v1.03.

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Anonymous
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Reinstalling the entire Game from the DVD allowed me to use the updater. (v1.0.3) Before doing so, the updater claimed that I did't have a valid copy on my hard drive. (Maybe they expect this kind of puzzle solving from a Myst player ;-)

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Anonymous
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Yep, the updater is not particularly bright... sad. This kind of thing is common with non-Mac programmers. They kind of made an effort to let you specify where to install, but it's better just to take their defaults ... a lazy programmer isn't bothering with reading the location variable. Oh well. I'm reinstalling right now. Hope the updater can figure out that I really do have the game installed.

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Anonymous
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This updater also s**ks it can't find the game even when I gave the correct path.
I installed the game, but later moved it (for space problems on the starup disk) to another HD.

Why can't the programmers get it into there heads that many people don't want there games on the startup disk.

You can say " move it back to the startup disk, and then run the patch"... But I don't have that space on the startup disk to move it back.

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Version 1.0.3
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Ian Ollmann
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The updater fails completely on my powerbook. Firt of all the mime type is set incorrectly on the download, so when you click the link above, you get text. OPTION clicking does nothing. One must ctrl-click, and select download to disk. Once you have that, the .jar file can be run. The problem is that the jar file can find the executable to update it. The game is installed in /Users/Shared/myst4. No path above or below that seems to allow the updater to find the game to update. It seems clear that Ubisoft didn't test this thing before posting it.

Reviews are for updater only. I like the game itself.

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I have encountered the same problem with this update! Clicking the UbiSoft update merely displays text. After either control-click or option-click, I can download the updater, but when I run it, it can't find the application for which it has been designed.

I just purchased v 1.0 of this game, and cannot for the life of me get the updater to run properly.

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Naomaniac
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Don't works on my Dual G5!

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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After downloading the demo with Safari, drag the MIV_demo.zip out of the trash and unzip it with Stuffit Expander. The app should run fine.

Roaeja2 Member IconComment+0
Roaeja2
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1. Create a Game HD. Just for games.
2. Install Mac OS 10.3 with no upgrades.
3. Install Myst 4 in Application folder
4. D/L Updater 1.01 and follow instructions
5. After this is done, open Myst4 and play.
6. This should get you runing.
7. If you fig out how to use unluck the xtal's
or the three monkey tones, let me know.
Dinosaur levels II and III on my site, in public
folder.http://homepage.mac.com/roaeja2/Personal133.html

enjoy

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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For MUCH improved play on mid-aged Macs that aren't allowed to select 1024x768 in options (changing the resolution upwards made a huge difference to how smoothly the game played for me):


1. First, just to be extra-specially safe, do a backup of your saves.
2. Find your Myst application file, the one you double click to play the game. It should be called "myst4".
3. Ctrl-click (right click if you have a two button mouse (Steve would be ashamed of you) on "myst4" and choose the option called "Show Package Contents".
4. This should open a folder, containing a few files and another couple of folders. Locate the file "detect_config.dsc" and open it in TextEdit (open up TextEdit and drop it onto TextEdit's icon). You should get something like this:

;
;OSX system environment
;

{system
frequency ( 826 )
}
{Detection
{GameOptions
MaximumResX ( 800 )
MaximumResY ( 600 )
SuggestedResX ( 640 )
SuggestedResY (480)
GraphicsQuality (0)
}
}


5. To be safe, make a copy of the file. To do this hold down the Alt key and drag the file to the desktop. This should copy it (you'll see a little green cross). If it moves it, put it back and copy/paste it to another location.
6. Change the MaximumResX to 1024 and MaximumResY to 768. Save your changes to the file.
7. Now, if you run Myst now it'll check your system again and overwrite the changes we just made. What we need to do is lock the file. To do this go back to the Finder and select the file. Go to "File:Get Info" or press Command (Apple) + I. This should open up a little window with information about the file. Check the checkbox next to the word "Locked". When you close the little window you should see a small padlock on the file's icon.
8. Launch Myst (be sure to click on the "myst4" application file and not one of the files inside it).
9. You should now be able to play at 1026x768. It made a big difference to me, but might not be beneficial to you.
10. If it screws up in some way, just replace the changed file with the copy we made of it, but make sure the name is the same.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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I have all the Myst games. The graphics and storyline are great. However, with Myst Revelation, I have got to the puzzle on Haven involving the use of three wheels to reproduce the sounds of chimp type animals. I do not usually give up easily but this has become so tiresome, I have just stopped using the game. It has spoilt the initial enjoyment. I am wasting so much time on this I have now stopped completely.

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Don't give up on the puzzle on Haven with the Chimp-like animals. You simply need to pay attention to what they do and how certain things they do have slightly different results differently. Again, watch CLOSELY. Also, if you made it into the ship-wrecked ship you may have noticed a certain powder that effected you in a certain way...it all ties in.

Stay with it. Plus, you will need information you will gain after solving that puzzle in order to solve a puzzle on Serenia.

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Anonymous
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I had trouble getting the Safari-downloaded demo to run on my 1.25 G4 Powerbook until I used Stuffit 8.0.2 to directly unzip the MIV_demo.zip file which was in the trash.

The Myst4 application seems to run ok with the demo folder right on the desktop, and does not need to be moved to any special folders.

Also, when started, the screen goes black and it takes almost a full minute to get started, so be patient.

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Version 1.0
Degenerate Cartoonist Member IconReview+0
Degenerate Cartoonist
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I figure I might as well review it now that I've gotten farther into the game than when I wrote yesterday (Yes, I've been playing this game almost constantly...)
Graphics: It looks as if they put large amounts of time into them. It was a joy just to move around and just LOOK at everything. Nothing looks rushed or incomplete. The only problem I had was that you couldn't set the screen size about 800x600, so there was a little blurring. This could have been my card because the option for 1024x678 was there. At the time of release M4 isn't supporting all of the mobility series at the time.
Sound: The soundtrack is great, its made by some guy named Peter Gabriel or something like that. They were able to set the music to match the mood of whats going on and each age has different sets of music. The sound effects are also great (Hey, I'm not a writer...) Almost all the different objects make different sounds when you tap on them. Plants make leaf noises, glass tinks, wood sounds like uh...wood, etc. You can even hear yourself moving around when you move!
Gameplay: The ability to look 360º around you adds to the immersiveness (Is that even a word?) of the game. The ambient life and interaction with NPCs gives each Age a less of a feeling of: I'm all alone and everyone's dead or hates me feel to the game (eg. Myst 1 and some of Riven). You can mess with the animals and even take pictures of things that you see. This may be an annoyance to some people but I like the fact that to interact with objects you have to go through the motions, and I don't mean just levers, dials, and buttons. To turn pages in journals and books, you have to grab it and drag the page. Well, I think its cool...Anyway...Lets see, what else can I say without giving away the story? Ah, they've added in an ingame journal, so you can take notes without writing...so you mix the pictures you take with your musings, etc...They've also been able to add in objectives (You don't have to do them in an specific order, or at all) so that you don't just wander around being bored wondering: wtf am I supposed to be doing?! But, don't worry there's still plenty of exploring to be done, the little things you can do just keep the story going. Ah, last thing, M4 has a built in game guide by Prima (optional install)...so if you get stuck or need a hint you can get one.
Cons: 1)As I said above NPCs give you things to do, but you can still end up wandering about aimlessly...Also, the strategy guide isn't always a help. It instructs you to go to a certain area or control panel within an Age and expects you to know what its talking about...without telling you what it means. 2)The high system requirements...800MHz minimum with a 32MB graphics card and 2 gigs of HD space? I have a 1 GHz computer with a 64MB 9000Pro and I did the full install (7 gigs) and it still lags in some parts (Of course I'm unwilling to turn off any of the effects or lower the screen size because I want to see the game in all its beauty...so why should I be talking?) 3) It crashes the program every time I quit, but hopefully a patch with fix it.

So, if you have the hardware, enjoy the adventure style games, and love puzzles, this is the game for you.

One other thing...Is it just me or are not many online stores that sell Apple wares selling Myst VI?

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Version 1.0
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Bob.A
Version 1.0.3
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Downloads 24,399
Version Downloads 7,505
Type Games / Adventure
License Updater
Date 15 Mar 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $39.99
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