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Myst III & Myst IV #1155396
06/29/18 07:11 AM
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Just saw on the GOG website that Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation are out now on GOG.

Lion_1251 haha wave2

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155401
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Thanks! Those who are interested can read about it here. wave

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155432
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Whoo Hoo! Thanks for the info. I will be purchasing as soon as I can afford to. The GOG and Steam Summer Sales (as well as Big Fish) have got to my credit card this month. lol

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155561
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I think this is part and parcel of the Myst Anniversary Kickstarter that happened a little while back.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155580
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I have to wait for payday! But wish listing these till then.

thanks Lion!


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Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155697
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I have never played a Myst game, should I?

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: CountZero] #1155705
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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?

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155716
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Myst is on sale at GOG right now so if you're going to try it, now's the time.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Jenny100] #1155771
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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?

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: CountZero] #1155774
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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.


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Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: CountZero] #1155778
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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.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155794
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Myst IV was the first game I ever played around 11 years ago on win xp and I didn't have a clue how to play a video game. I've come a long way since then and played many many games. I never thought I'd get to enjoy Myst IV again as I couldn't get my discs to play on win 7 onwards so I could only hope there would be a re-release one day. Fantastic that Cyan gained the rights to update and release the Myst games. I've downloaded Myst IV from GOG and I'm delighted to be able to re-acquaint myself with this lovely game.


"What do you hear Starbuck?". "Nothing but the rain Sir". BSG
Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155812
07/03/18 10:12 AM
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I think this is the last time I donate to a Kickstarter.
People who did not donate have been able to get Myst III and IV from GOG for days now. But because I "donated" over $100 to the Kickstarter I have to wait for some email with a "link" to a questionnaire to be sent to me before I'm sent a GOG code.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Jenny100] #1155814
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I would feel the same way, Jenny.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155816
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Email from Kickstarter says:
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1. You should get an email with your individual survey link from Blackbox to the email you provided Kickstarter. Please fill it out ASAP so we can distribute your rewards when ready.

You can also find your survey by inputting the email you gave Kickstarter here: https://backers.blackbox.cool/myst-25th-anniversary-collection

I go to that blackbox link, type in my email address, and they send an automated email.
But there is no link to any "survey" in that email.
They only list the information they will want.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155830
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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.

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Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: oldbroad] #1155831
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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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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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Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Adam Beals] #1155852
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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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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...

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: blackbird] #1155862
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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.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155867
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That stinks, Jenny!


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Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Jenny100] #1155882
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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.

Re: Myst III & Myst IV [Re: Lion_1251] #1155890
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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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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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