Myst III: Exile is a breathtaking point-n-click adventure at a whole new level, of course back in its day. Every step you take in the world of Exile is a seamless 360 degree interactive picture. Explore Amateria (a mechanical Age), Edanna (a world of nature and vegetation) and Voltaic (an island canyons filled with man-made constructions).
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Myst 3: Exile in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Myst 3: Exile. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Copying the CD ROMS
Create a new folder on your desktop
Name it "exile"
Copy all of the data from Disk1 to your "exile" folder
Copy all of the data to your "exile" folder
When a pop-up asks you to Merge
Check "Apply this action to all files"
If a pop-up asks you to Replace
Click "apply this action to all files"
Continue this process will all disks
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: exile
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)
Check The following Packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your "exile" folder on the desktop
Select "Full Install"
When the installer asks for Disk 2
Click the "exile" folder under Desktop
Continue this process as the installer asks for Disks
Uncheck all options
Name your shortcut "Myst III: Exile"
Click Next again
Select "Myst III: Exile"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Myst III: Exile
Before launching Exile
Insert Disk1 in your drive
It is a good idea to set your Linux Desktop resolution to something smaller:
Exile is rendered in 640x480 so in order to appear fullscreen your desktop need to be at least 800x600 resolution.
You can also go back to Wine Configuration and uncheck "virtual desktop"
Select "Myst III: Exile"
Note: Click Debug to see bugs and errors
Check Direct 3D
Exile ran perfectly in fullscreen after I messed around with the virtual desktop and Linux desktop resolutions. Too bad we can't get a high resolution widescreen version of Exile.
All puzzles and animations ran perfectly! Exile is still a very innovative game and it can suck you in.