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Myst IV: Revelation Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 13, 2013.

  • by booman, Dec 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM
  • booman

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    The Myst franchise always surprised us with high quality cinematic visuals, interactive puzzles and interesting stories. It has been one of the most loved point-n-click adventures since we first saw Myst in 1993. No directions, no help, just discover the world by clicking and trial-n-error.


    As the fourth installment, Myst IV: Revelations continues the story and amazing 360 degree visuals.

    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Myst IV: Revelation in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Myst IV: Revelation. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
    Wine: 1.7.7

    Copy DVD Data

    Before we get started it is a good idea to copy all of the game data from each DVD to a folder on the desktop. Wine always seems to have a problem with multiple Disks, so instead of messing with it, copying the data fixes the problem.

    Create a folder on your desktop
    Name the folder: myst4

    Enter Disk 1
    Copy all data from Disk 1 to your "myst4" folder on your desktop

    Enter Disk 2
    Copy all data from Disk 2 to your "myst4" folder on your desktop

    If you get a warning about existing folders, click the checkbox "apply this action to all files" and click "Merge"

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.7
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux will automatically download it and save it in this directory:

    Note: username is where you put your login name

    Its a good idea to backup this directory to another computer because you won't have to keep downloading wine versions when you need them.


    Gecko Downloading

    Note: PlayOnLinux may also install the compatible version of Gecko also.


    Wine 1.7.7 is installed and you can close this window

    Setup PlayOnLinux

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install

    Click "Install a non-listed program"

    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

    Select 32-bit virtual drive
    Click Next

    Name your virtual drive: myst4
    Click Next

    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some Libraries
    Click Next

    Select Wine 1.7.7
    Click Next

    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive.

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply

    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok

    Installing Windows Packages/Components (Libraries)

    Check The following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    Click Next

    Installing Myst

    Do not install from DVD
    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next

    Navigate to the "myst4" folder on your desktop
    Select Setup.exe
    Click Open

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Select Complete
    Click Next

    Click Next


    Check "I will install Acrobat Reader for myself later"
    Click Next

    Check "Never register"
    Click Ok

    Uncheck: View the Readme.txt File
    Uncheck: Launch Myst IV - Revelation
    Click Finish

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Myst4.exe
    Click Next

    Name your shortcut: Myst IV: Revelation
    Click Next

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    Downloading Myst 4 patch

    Go To: http://www.ubi.com/US/Downloads/Info.aspx?dlId=708
    Download Myst IV Revlation (PC) v1.02 Patch

    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

    General Tab
    Here you can easily test your game with other downloaded versions of Wine
    Click the + to download other versions
    Click the down arrow to switch Wine versions

    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video memory size: select the amount of memory your video card has
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: myst4_v1.0_to_v1.03_pc.exe
    Click Open

    Click Ok

    Click Next

    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Wine Tab
    It is a good idea to click Windows Reboot after installing a game

    Launching Myst IV Revelation

    Back to PlayOnLinux

    Full-screen Note:
    Before launching Myst, you may want to reset your Linux desktop resolution to 1024x768
    This is the only resolution Myst will support. Otherwise the game will appear as windowed.

    Select Myst IV: Revelation
    Click Run

    Note: Clicking debug instead will show errors for troubleshooting

    Myst video options
    Click Option

    Increase resolution to 1024x768
    Click the check

    Myst IV ran almost flawlessly without any extra tweaks or workarounds. There were some slight graphical bugs where projected light is displayed on the screen, but I only found a few instances. The game ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti and my Solid State drive. Some of the transitions were a bit slow, but that is pretty common in all of the Myst games.




    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016


Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. RobMcKennon
    booman, thank you for this post! I see the last comment is 3 years old, and the original post is almost 9! I've used it (this post) twice now. I installed Myst4 using your instructions on Xubuntu 18.04 about 2 years ago and it went flawlessly! Then the graphics on my ancient laptop started going out so I got another laptop. This one is running Xubuntu 20.04. But instead of installing Myst4 from scratch again and loosing my saved game, I tarred up the .wine and .playonlinux directories and copied them over to the new laptop. And the game actually started!!! I couldn't capture the mouse though... So then I had another look at your instructions and realized I didn't set the wine version to 1.7. Once that was done everything was groovy!

    Many thanx for your post!
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    Awesome! Its great to know these guides are helpful in any way! Thank you for confirming! I try to make them as a "guidelines" which can work for any game, but obviously some games need extra steps. I would love to update our guides, but there are just too many. So I've been replaying games just to prove Linux, Wine and Proton can still handle many of them. I just post a video and some screenshots with a bit of a review.
  3. ThomasInnop
    Ecstatic to the brim to join this gathering! The enthusiasm and insightful viewpoints are commendable. The information presented is phenomenal!

    Thanks and good day!
    booman likes this.
  4. booman
    Welcome to GamersOnLinux! Enjoy the guides and reviews!

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