Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit

Posted by: DocPaul

Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 08:46 AM

Is there any way to make this game work on Windows 7 64 bit? I've tried every compatibility mode I can and I get the same "Access Violation" error every time I start to try to play. Thanks.
Paul
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 09:20 AM

Make sure you don't install to C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files(x86) when you install the game. Install to a folder in your user's Documents folder.

When you start the game, right-click the shortcut and choose to Run As Administrator.

You may also want to change compatibility mode to Windows 2000 or XP.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 10:07 AM

DocPaul, I have this game. I'll give it a try and see what happens on my system.
Posted by: DocPaul

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 10:39 AM

Draclvr, thanks. Jenny, I'll try that. I did let it install to the default directory but I'll reinstall and see what happens.
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 11:18 AM

I have tested a lot of games on Windows 7 and I have sort of a "routine" I follow. I first install to the default directory; if that doesn't work (always trying compatibility), then I uninstall (running CCleaner on the directory) and reinstall in Documents; if that doesn't work, then I uninstall and reinstall using compatibility mode on the setup file on the disk.

That's where I am now... I got the access violation error on both the installation to the default directory and after installing to Documents. I'm installing right now using XP compatibility on the setup file.

EDIT: None of the usual installation tweaks worked, so I did a Google search and found this post at the UBI forums. I downloaded the unofficial Vista patch, unzipped and installed and the game works now. The patch is in French, but I was able to figure it out. Myst V Patch The game is installed in the default Program Files (x86) location.

I was unable to find an official Myst V patch.
Posted by: DocPaul

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 12:03 PM

Thanks so much! I used the patch and the game works! I so appreciate your help!!!!!!!!!
Paul
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 12:42 PM

Have fun with the game!
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 01:04 PM

Never heard of that one before.
Good find, Drac.
I'll add it to the list.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Myst V The End of the Ages on Windows 7 64 bit - 07/29/12 01:11 PM

Thanks, Jenny.