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Myst III: Exile Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 17, 2015.

  • by booman, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:23 PM
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    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).

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    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.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.6
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    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"
    Insert Disk1
    Copy all of the data from Disk1 to your "exile" folder
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    Insert Disk2
    Copy all of the data to your "exile" folder
    When a pop-up asks you to Merge
    Check "Apply this action to all files"
    Click Merge
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    If a pop-up asks you to Replace
    Click "apply this action to all files"
    Click Replace
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    Continue this process will all disks

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: exile
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check The following Packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Exile

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your "exile" folder on the desktop
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Yes

    Click Next

    Select "Full Install"
    Click Next
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    When the installer asks for Disk 2
    Click Browse
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    Click the "exile" folder under Desktop
    C:\users\username\Desktop\exile
    Click OK
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    Continue this process as the installer asks for Disks

    Uncheck all options
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "M3.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut "Myst III: Exile"
    Click Next
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    Click Next again

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Myst III: Exile"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    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:
    • 1024x768
    • 800x600

    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"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see bugs and errors

    Rendering option
    Check Direct 3D
    Click OK
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    Conclusion:
    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.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent guide and very detailed steps like merge folders

    :)
  2. booman
    I always hesitate when "merging" folders or overwriting files. You never know what its going to do.
    The technical way would be to copy the Disk folder only, but I wanted to make the guide as easy-as-possible.
    So merging and replacing worked.
    Unfortunately there was no way to play without the install disk. Of course if you have the GOG version, that would work fine.

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