Myst IV: Revelation
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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
PPC, PowerPC G4 900MHz+, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, 32MB graphics card or better.





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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Apr 2005
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.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Mar 2005
This is a V 1.00 to V1.03 Updater ... Should I install again the whole game for this update???
[Version 1.0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 16 Mar 2005
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 commented on 27 Mar 2005
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 commented on 11 Jun 2005
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 reviewed on 16 Mar 2005
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.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Roaeja2 commented on 04 Nov 2004
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
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Nov 2004
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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Oct 2004
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.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Oct 2004
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 reviewed on 25 Oct 2004
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.
[Version 1.0]


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sirgunn commented on 28 Sep 2004
to everyone still having trouble running the demo, some clever folks at this forum have posted a solution. It worked for me!

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=580100736&m=454009337
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Oct 2004
Ok I trid goin to that site and it said "site no found"?I need futher help pleas
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Anonymous commented on 04 Nov 2004
The link is good, and it worked! What a cool game! Thanks!
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Sep 2004
yep, it wouldn't launch for me either. on my g4 867, OS 10.3.5, 768 ram. any solutions?
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2004
Please tell the rest of us how you got it to launch. I have a new dual 2.0 and downloaded the demo in the folder, moved the folder to my Applications folder and have tried clicking on every icon to no avail. What are we doing wrong?
[Version 1.0]


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Naomaniac had trouble on 08 Nov 2004
Don't works on my Dual G5!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Nov 2004
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.

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Type:Games : Adventure
License:Updater
Date:15 Mar 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $39.99
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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.


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