Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo

Posted by: Becky

Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/21/05 01:53 PM

Post questions, comments, and advice here for the very beginning of Myst V: End of Ages.

Note: -- you may also create your own thread at any time if you have questions or need help for Myst V.
Posted by: dadguy

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/23/05 10:51 AM

Hi folks.

Slight spoilers below regarding the non-linear gameplay in Myst V.


Just in case you are wondering, you may have noted that in the K'veer prison and the Great Shaft, there are link books to Direbo at various levels. Each one takes you to a different area of Direbo where you can link to each of four Ages. If you link to Direbo in the order you find the link books you'll progress in the following order:

Tahgira
Todelmer
Nobelen
Laki'ahn

I, however, tried a different order and can report that it does not matter which order you follow. i.e., the game seems to be non-linear and has no pre-requesites in terms of order.

Just an FYI...

Dadguy
Posted by: Jenny

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/23/05 11:53 AM

Thanks for that info, Dadguy--I wondered about the seeming linearness of this game as far as I'd gone, because none of the other Myst games have been that way....
Posted by: fisicx

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/24/05 05:17 PM

Got to the bottom of the Great Shaft, raised the floor and started the fans. Had to take a break so saved and quit the game. When I restarted, I seemed to have dropped to a lower level (which was good) but after reloading an earlier saved game to see what had happened I now can't seem to be able to get down to this lower level.

What's the trick?
Posted by: DABhand

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/24/05 05:49 PM

When you raise the floor, dont stay on it, move back and wait. All will become clear wink
Posted by: Kero

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/24/05 06:42 PM

fisicx said
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but after reloading an earlier saved game to see what had happened I now can't seem to be able to get down to this lower level.
When you reloaded the earlier game you went back to the point of the save and have to proceed from there. How did you save when you first quit? By just quiting (automatic save) or by taking a picture first then quiting? If you used the auto save you should have gone back to exactly where you left off. If this wasn't the case, then you may have suffered an unrepeatable glitch. To bad you didn't take a picture of that lower level before you went back to the previous save.
After I got the fans going I couldn't find a way to the lower areas Esher hinted at, so I started concentrating on the Books to Direbo. I figured if I work through the four ages there I might find another way down to D'ni.
Posted by: KateVa

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/24/05 09:07 PM

Just a foot note-you can raise and lower the floor as much as you want just by pushing that center button....

Kate lol
Posted by: fisicx

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 12:18 PM

Been up and down like a yo-yo thinking that there was some way to keep going down but all to no avail.

If I raise the floor, save and quit then reload the same game, the floor is now in the lowest position. Maybe a glitch but there must be a way to get it down there nomally...
Posted by: dadguy

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 12:23 PM

Fisicx, did you see the note above from DAB?

He points out that when the floor is at the bottom and you press the activated floor-raise button, you can quickly run off the floor to let it rise without you.

This will allow you to continue down further.

Dadguy
Posted by: Alan Thorn

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 12:27 PM

Yes. The odd thing here, though, is that Esher says you cannot travel to the lower levels because the air system needs to be activated and the floor raised. Though, once the floor is raised, you can switch the air system on and yet there are no lower levels to visit anyway.
Posted by: dadguy

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 12:37 PM

Spoiler!

Well, there is the one new area down the tunnel and up the ladder that appears when the lower fans are turned on...

Dadguy
Posted by: fisicx

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 01:32 PM

Doh,

Read the post but didn't register what he meant.

Thanks guys but it still doesn't explain why I am on the lower level when I reload the game.
Posted by: whistler

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 04:29 PM

Help please with turning on the fans. I get to that point (thru the tunnel) as soon as I get into the room with the handle, it is locked. Then I start to get a loud sound. Back up into the tunnel again and it stops.

Thanks,
Whistler
Posted by: dadguy

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/25/05 05:13 PM

I am not certain, but it may be that you didn't turn on the power upstairs yet.

When the floor is raised, there is another room (across from the stairs that go down to the bottom) to which you gain access when the floor comes up. In there is the power switch and another sleeping room with another link to Direbo. Turn on the power before going down under the floor.

Dadguy
Posted by: whistler

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 09/26/05 07:11 AM

Dadguy, how about sending me an email with the specific directions for getting thru this door to turning the fans on. I see a door at the bottom level, but cant get it to open.

Whistler
Posted by: Murphy

Re: Myst V: End of Ages -- Hints and Spoilers for K'veer Prison, The Descent, Direbo - 10/15/05 08:48 AM

Lost with turning fans on-they're locked. Went back up the stairs, but have no access to rooms either with blue or yellow light, or separate door off main level. What did I miss? Do I need to bring center platform back down?