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#1155830 - 07/03/18 03:59 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251]
oldbroad Offline
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I didn't feel any need to contribute to this Kickstarter and I'm glad I didn't. It doesn't seem to me they really needed it. It seems like everything was already ready and waiting to go on GOG one way or the other.


Edited by oldbroad (07/03/18 04:00 PM)

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#1155831 - 07/03/18 04:10 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: oldbroad]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I didn't feel any need to contribute to this Kickstarter and I'm glad I didn't. It doesn't seem to me they really needed it. It seems like everything was already ready and waiting to go on GOG one way or the other.

If you wanted the games on DVD, the reproduction Myst linking book, or any of the other physical "rewards" you had to donate to the Kickstarter. I suppose the physical rewards will be available from scalpers later on for double or triple the cost of donating to the Kickstarter, but that's hardly a good way to buy them.

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#1155851 - 07/03/18 05:50 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251]
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I read that there was a Blackbox glitch but surveys were due to be sent early this week Jenny. Doesn't seem fair that you are waiting especially having donated to Kickstarter. Hopefully it will arrive soon.
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#1155852 - 07/03/18 06:02 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Adam Beals]
CountZero Offline
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Originally Posted By: Adam Beals
Originally Posted By: CountZero
Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Originally Posted By: CountZero
I have never played a Myst game, should I?

Depends on the types of games you like.
Do you like mechanical puzzles?
Do you like exploration?
Do you mind if there are few characters to interact with and you are mainly exploring on your own?

Yes
Yes
I love interacting with characters

I guess its the type of game where you are all alone mostly. I think I should still give one a try. Which one should I start with?


CountZero,

The first game is MYST.

GOG sells this in two versions:

MYST Masterpiece Edition (with original graphics, now playable along with the whole series for Windows 10)

RealMYST (real-time weather, improved graphics) plus a bonus MYST Age called Ryme with new puzzles in that age.

Thanks smile

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#1155853 - 07/03/18 06:03 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Jenny100]
CountZero Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Originally Posted By: CountZero
I guess its the type of game where you are all alone mostly.

Yup.

Originally Posted By: CountZero
Which one should I start with?

The first one -- Myst or RealMyst.
The advantage of playing the games in order is so you know the characters and the story.
Also it's the shortest.

Myst -- introduces Atrus, Sirrus, and Achenar
RealMyst -- same as Myst only using 1st person 3D instead of snapshot style point-and-click. Has the extra "Rime Age" on the end.
Riven -- introduces Gehn and Catherine
Myst III (developed by Presto, makers of the Journeyman Project games) --- introduces Saavedro
Myst IV (developed by Ubusoft) -- introduces Yeesha as a child, reappearance of Sirrus and Achenar
Uru -- option of 1st or 3rd person 3D, Yeesha as an adult
Myst V -- more like Uru 2 than the earlier Myst games. 1st person 3D only

You are playing the same unnamed person in Myst, Riven, Myst III, and Myst IV in the early 1800's according to the Myst series wiki
http://dni.wikia.com/wiki/The_Stranger
Uru and Myst V take place many years later in present day, at the time the games were published.

Great info, thanks a lot...

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#1155862 - 07/03/18 06:56 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: blackbird]
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Originally Posted By: blackbird
I read that there was a Blackbox glitch but surveys were due to be sent early this week Jenny. Doesn't seem fair that you are waiting especially having donated to Kickstarter. Hopefully it will arrive soon.

Apparently those "surveys" never arrive.
You have to go to https://backers.blackbox.cool/myst-25th-anniversary-collection
and type in your email.

I got that link from the Myst 25th Anniversary forum at Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/myst-25th-anniversary-collection/posts/2226229

Then you get an automated email message from Blackbox where you are supposed to click a blue box with a hidden link that's embedded in the email.

And once you've "verified" your physical address and chosen whether you want GOG vs Steam code, Mac or PC DVD, etc., you get another automated email from Blackbox which seems to indicate your GOG/Steam codes will come from "the creator" (which I suppose is Cyan) and not from Blackbox.

I've yet to receive any codes or heard back from a live person at Blackbox. They don't include a support link in their email so you are left using the Reply button on the automated emails.

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#1155867 - 07/03/18 08:06 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251]
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That stinks, Jenny!
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#1155882 - 07/03/18 10:15 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Jenny100]
oldbroad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I didn't feel any need to contribute to this Kickstarter and I'm glad I didn't. It doesn't seem to me they really needed it. It seems like everything was already ready and waiting to go on GOG one way or the other.

If you wanted the games on DVD, the reproduction Myst linking book, or any of the other physical "rewards" you had to donate to the Kickstarter. I suppose the physical rewards will be available from scalpers later on for double or triple the cost of donating to the Kickstarter, but that's hardly a good way to buy them.


Good point Jenny about the physical rewards. I wasn't thinking about that as I've never went for the physical rewards on any Kickstarters that I've backed.

I hope you get what you're supposed to get without having too much trouble or too long of a wait.

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#1155890 - 07/04/18 01:09 AM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251]
plumgas Offline
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I received my backers email yesterday going to wait for the steam codes as most of the games I have on gog anyway as well on the disk.
blackbox were too slow sending out the email and gog jumped the gun a bit so backers now have to wait for the codes.
a problem with timing when you use two different companies.

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#1155908 - 07/04/18 06:49 AM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: plumgas]
colpet Offline
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I did my survey 2 days ago and got my GOG code yesterday, which was the day after I sent my responses in. I signed up for the linking book tier.

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#1155918 - 07/04/18 11:03 AM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: colpet]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: colpet
I did my survey 2 days ago and got my GOG code yesterday, which was the day after I sent my responses in. I signed up for the linking book tier.

Is it a single code for all the games?
How does that work if you already have all the Myst games except Myst III and IV at GOG.

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#1155920 - 07/04/18 11:12 AM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Jenny100]
colpet Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Originally Posted By: colpet
I did my survey 2 days ago and got my GOG code yesterday, which was the day after I sent my responses in. I signed up for the linking book tier.

Is it a single code for all the games?
How does that work if you already have all the Myst games except Myst III and IV at GOG.

I got 1 code to redeem my games. I haven't used it, and probably won't until the weekend. I can't answer the second part of your question since I don't have any Myst games purchased there.

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#1155941 - 07/04/18 04:53 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251]
LadyCav Offline
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Is it a single code for all the games?
How does that work if you already have all the Myst games except Myst III and IV at GOG.


Jenny100,
I used my single code for all the games at GOG.
But because I already had 3 of the games in my collection, I was given 4 games.
I received an email from GOG stating that I had gotten 4 games free of charge.
Now all the MYST games are in my library, but apparently the ones I already had were not revamped or updated.

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#1155943 - 07/04/18 05:40 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251]
Tally Ho Offline
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It seemed like it was a single code for all the games, but I redeemed the code, downloaded one game; and when I try to get the others the code is "used" and I can't get to the other games. Hmpf.
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#1155946 - 07/04/18 06:20 PM Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Tally Ho]
Mad Offline
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Dear Me, Jenny100 and Tally Ho !! What a situation !! I hope you and Jenny100 (and anyone else caught up in the mess) get sorted !! eek eek eek
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