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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: plumgas] #941312
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Plumgas, How does one qualify for a discount on GOG games? I buy many games via GOG.
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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #941488
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I have another question about this new real Myst Masterpiece Edition. The recommend specs for the video card are "1Gb SM 4.0 compliant video card". What does that mean?
My iMac has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M with 512MB. How does it compare with 1GB SM 4.0 compliant video card? Will it be good enough for the game? Thanks.


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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #941495
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SM 4.0 means Shader Model 4.0 (same as "pixel shader")
The Nvidia Geforce GT 640M is compliant up to Shader 5.0 according to
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-640M.71579.0.html
So you meet that requirement.

The 1GB means it recommends 1GB of RAM, which is twice 512MB.
So you have half the recommended specs for video RAM.
You only meet the minimum requirements for video RAM.

I'd recommend waiting for a demo so you can see how well it plays on your Mac.
It won't be much fun if you have to turn off the visual effects to keep it from chugging.

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #941514
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The Real Myst Masterpiece edition from Steam does have a couple of bugs. At one point I was completely stuck underground, I had to change to the free roam mode to get out! also before going to Rime Age I decided to have another go in the maze. When I got to the end I fell out of the game!! the exit door just decided to travel miles above me, again I had to change to the free roam mode and quickly run through the door. Weird graphics glitch... eek I completed the game in about 4 hours-strange how after 20 years the game still resides somewhere in the brain.

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #941599
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I remember playing the original RealMyst and somehow getting waist-deep in the ground in the Selenitic Age. I had to click on the door controls to get the close-up and then exit back out of the close-up to get back to the normal level. So falling through the ground isn't limited to the new edition.

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #941672
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Thanks Jenny100. Hopefully a demo will be out soon.


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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
I still haven't been able to find a YouTube sample that shows the point-and-click type option for movement. Hopefully by the time the game shows up at GOG there will be one.


Lucien21 found a sample where the players tried the point & click option at the beginning (then they switched back to 3D)
http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-realmyst-masterpiece-edition/2300-8507/

The choice is a lot like Myst V's set-up

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Jenny100] #941778
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
I remember playing the original RealMyst and somehow getting waist-deep in the ground in the Selenitic Age. I had to click on the door controls to get the close-up and then exit back out of the close-up to get back to the normal level. So falling through the ground isn't limited to the new edition.


True. The original was sometimes buggy as well. Usually 'trying anything' would get you back out of the problem, but sometimes it messed up even more or crashed entirely. [What's behind the scenes? Why, nothing's behind the scenes..except the player..falling endlessly crazy lol ]

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: sanford] #942097
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Originally Posted By: sanford
Plumgas, How does one qualify for a discount on GOG games? I buy many games via GOG.
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sanford you qualify for a discount if you have already purchased real myst original from steam & I assume gog when available.

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: plumgas] #942169
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Thanks for giving me an answer to my question, Plumgas.
Actually, I have the original BOXED version of REALMYST, so I would NOT qualify for the discount from STEAM or from GOG in any case. I still have NOT decided to purchase the STEAM version because I've played REALMYST so many times already. I really don't know how the graphics could be any better than those in my boxed version, so I'll wait. Maybe somebody has some more input about the quality of REALMYST MASTEPIECE versus that of the original REALMYST that I already own.
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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #942195
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In case it hasn`t been mentioned, REALMYST is available on Big Fish as a SE game.

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Rahrah] #942406
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That is interesting Rahrah. Is it the same updated version as the gog version do you know? wave

Here is a link http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/10835/realmyst/index.html

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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #942445
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Bermag45. I played the BigFish version for little bit his afternoon. It is definately the original RealMyst and not a newer version. However. it should be noted that it ran on my Windows 8 with no problem. That cannot be said of my original Mattel Big Box version. For $2.99 it still a bargain.


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Hi, the haze,
That $2.99 price is only for NEW members of Big Fish. For everyone else it's $9.99. I believe that GOG is selling it for only $5.99. I ALSO own the original BOXED version of this game
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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: The Haze] #942605
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Thanks The Haze, nice to know that thumbsup wave

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Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #942881
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If you`re a Big Fish member its $6.99. If you have an extra game club coupon you can use that and get it for free....

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: plumgas] #943573
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This is a good description of the different versions. Thanks, plumgas.

I am debating on whether or not to replay this game, now with the Masterpiece Edition of realMyst.

Obviously, the puzzles are the same, but I don't mind replaying it to look at the new renderings.

Can someone comment specifically on the visuals of this version compared to previous ones?

Originally Posted By: plumgas
real myst gives more roaming movement on the island , where masterpiece you can only travel in a set path. I had the disk version of masterpiece but then purchased real myst from gog

here is a better explanation from a post back in 2006

Myst
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The game was originally released in 1993 (on CD's) and is therefore somewhat primitive by today's standards. It uses a "point/click/go there" navigation system, in which you interact with the game through a series of static, pre-rendered images (although you can look around within an image) to solve puzzles and advance in the game. The "point/click/go there" navigation system means that it's not a real-time graphics game like Myst V, in that you move from place to place on a zap-to-a-new-location basis instead of walking to the new location in real time.

realMyst
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It's essentially the same game - the puzzles are the same and the Linking Books are the same, and it's still on CD's - but there's an additional Age called Rime. The primary attraction of this release is a new 3D engine, with real-time graphics, freedom of movement, and relatively dynamic environments, much like Myst V. The benefits of the new engine are limited to the visuals, however, and the downside is that on some PC's, the engine runs slowly and causes the game to drag.

Myst Masterpiece Edition
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This release is a remastering of the original game, with 24-bit color graphics, 16-bit sound, and full compatibility with Windows XP. The music has been digitally remastered and new sound effects added. Color is much better than the original, and the movies and animations are larger and higher-quality. A DigitalGuide in-game help system has been added, with the level of help ranging from broad hints to specific solutions. Also included is Myst: The Book of Atrus, a prequel written by Myst designers Rand and Robyn Miller, which explains the background underlying the Myst world. The original "point/click/go there" navigation is still used, however. Myst Masterpiece Edition is part of the Myst 10th Anniversary DVD Edition, which also contains Riven: Sequel to Myst and Myst III: Exile.

IMHO, your best value is the Myst 10th Anniversary DVD Edition, since you also get Riven and Exile. But if you want real-time animation and don't want "point/click/go there" navigation, your only choice is realMyst. It's currently available on eBay, Amazon, et al.

Re: Real Myst Masterpiece Edition. [Re: Chief] #943736
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Just thought I'd let you all know that the Apple Store is showing an updated version of RealMyst Masterpiece Edition. Apparently they have fixed the bugs in the first release including the "black" screen issue.


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