Posted: December 23, 2014
Myst: The [Crippled] Masterpiece Edition 8 / 10
Yeah... on my win7 64bit gaming PC even with XP sp3 compatibility I am getting crashes every 5 minutes.... Why? I dunno.... gotta move on to something else... 'nuf time lost....
I changed my review after getting a personal comment from Noitalever.
I run a Win7 64bit Pro and to run this game requires that the Myst.exe run in compatibility mode for XP service pack 3. Find your steamapps folder > common > Myst Masterpiece Myst.exe and right click to properties. Check box for XP SP3 compatibility. Leave all other boxes clear [I tested each one and in combination without improvements]. Doing this back flip in Win8.1 requires more technical knowledge than I can explain. Better to find an updated release that specifically supports Win8.1 on another digital download service : )
This compatility mode restored transitions, videos, and better volume control for at least 5 minutes. Yeah I know what you are thinking... FM sideways....
I played this game in 1994 on a Mac with a 15 inch screen and it was beautiful.
In this 2011 re-release to the PC you relieve the wonder of this magical release. Note that it impossible to get this to play full screen unless someone would like to share this secret with me; there is a black box around the play screen [Note I tried setting various screen resolutions and color depths without improvement ]
This is one of those relaxed games, a thinking point and click without any time constraints. If you are a fan of this genre you will be delighted.
The time to Experience this Modern Digital Art we call Games is Now. It will be very hard in the future to play Classics and so seize the day. Don't waste Time, Appreciate the modern Van Gogh's that live amongst us.