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anneknight44 Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:23pm
RealMyst game crashes
I also have a problem with the game crashing. I have windows Vista and tried to change the compabibility tab, but couldn't find it. I don't know how to turn the graphics down. I'm about ready to uninstall the game and cut my losses. Any help?
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Heisenberg Jan 5, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
I had similar problems, this is what fixed it for me (Windows 7 pro 64 bit):

Right click on C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Real Myst, go to Compatability tab, and check the box to run in compatability mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3). I also clicked the box to disable desktop composition, but this is probably not necessary.

In the same directory, double click on realMYSTSetup to run setup. Select first video option without T&L (I use NVidia GeForce GTX 670 Direct3D HAL). Set screen resolution, texture quality and anti-aliasing as you like. I have them set to max values with no problem.
Mike P Mar 8, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
This solution is unavailable for those who have windows 7 home premium, like me. :/
Grawn Castillio Apr 22, 2013 @ 5:41am 
What is your pc spec? My win8 runs real fine.
Aniseth Aug 8, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
Originally posted by Heisenberg:
I had similar problems, this is what fixed it for me (Windows 7 pro 64 bit):

Right click on C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Real Myst, go to Compatability tab, and check the box to run in compatability mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3). I also clicked the box to disable desktop composition, but this is probably not necessary.

In the same directory, double click on realMYSTSetup to run setup. Select first video option without T&L (I use NVidia GeForce GTX 670 Direct3D HAL). Set screen resolution, texture quality and anti-aliasing as you like. I have them set to max values with no problem.

I would do this except the compatabilty tab doesn't show up.
stephanbertram Jun 30 @ 10:05pm 
crashing and bugginess work around win 7 xp vista etc
crashing and bugginess work around win 7 xp vista etc
while trying to get this spectacular game to work i discovered compatibility mode which allows programs to run on an emulated older version of windows ie for riven windows 98 setting it to compatibility mode reduces the amount of crashes and bugs due to incompatible software coding etc its a simple fix that will take less than a minute

step 1 open steam
step 2 right click on myst riven etc
step 3 click on properties
step 4 click on local files tab
step 5 click browse local files
step 6 scroll till you find the game icon that is an application
step 7 right click on the game application
step 8 click on properrties
step 9 click on the compatibility tab
step 10 check the box that says run this program in compatibility mode for
step 11 select what version of windows you would like the game to be emulated in (riven works very well in windows 98/me and myst will work in 95 or 98/me)
step 12 check run program as administrator
step 13 click apply
step 14 click ok
step 15 play game normally and enjoy with a lot less problems

So enjoy my fellow adventurers and if you have any trouble or questions dont hesitate to ask i have a lot of tech experience and i am willing to share the knowledge any time hope this helps

-Stephan
Mike P Sep 14 @ 1:18pm 
Compatibility Mode doesn't exist for Windows 7 Home Premium, I think it's only Windows 7 Ultimate.
stephanbertram Sep 18 @ 11:07am 
no it does i use home premium my self
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