So i like most people lately, have had the urge to go back to their roots and play MYST. Granted I saw the writing on the wall and got the Masterpiece Edition back in the day so i could keep playing, but when I tried to play it on my Windows 7 machine (x64) I have had issues, mainly that while i can start the game, none of the crucial videos (book videos and the message for Catherine and the like) will not play at all. What can I do to resolve this issue, if any system information or the like is required, just ask.
On the HP Pavilion DV-6 laptop computer running Windows 7:
Playing Myst Masterpiece Edition (10th Anniversary DVD): Works ONLY when QuickTime version 4.1.2 is installed, and "Disable Visual Themes" is checked...
Well, we are close now, the videos are naturally playing now (the cyan intro was soundless) the rift scene introing the game does play video and audio though theres some crackly noises. the video flyby scenes for the MYST book didnt play and when I got to the library to check the red and blue books the videos played but there was no sound.
Unlike your companion that was assisting you my computer is a custom build and might act differently
1. Install Myst Masterpiece Edition (MME) to your C: drive.
-- a. Be certain that MME saves its game progress files to your C: drive.
-- b. If you have a very small C: that's reserved for system files only, install MME to D:. Be certain that MME saves its game progress files to D:.
-- c. Do NOT install the game to an external drive, either USB or E-SATA.
2. Start MME from a fresh boot.
-- a. Reboot, log into Windows with **full Administrator privileges** (NOT into a Limited User or Power User account), and close all open applications.
-- b. Disable all anti-virus/spyware/adware/pop-up programs running in the background.
----- 1. Do NOT forget to re-enable your anti-virus/spyware/adware/pop-up programs after finished playing MME.
-- c. Do NOT disable your Internet security firewall.
-- d. Do NOT run any other programs before starting MME.
3. Never boot up with a CD or DVD in any disc drive.
4. If the MME disc autostarts when inserted into the drive, cancel back to the Desktop.
5. Always start MME with the Desktop shortcut/start icon, NOT from the DVD menu.
Always start MME by doing steps 2 through 5, above.
Please post a DxDiag report in this topic, so that we can take a look at your system. (If you aren't able to include all of your DxDiag report in one post, you can do so in two posts, starting at the point where the first post truncated.)
1. To start the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag):
-- a. Click on Start > Run, type dxdiag in the box, and click on OK.
-- b. Or, click on the blue Windows "orb and logo" at the lower left corner of the screen (on the bottom taskbar), type dxdiag in the Search box, and then press Enter.
2. Let the blue bar in the lower left corner of the Dxdiag window finish crawling and disappear.
3. Click on Save All Information.
4. Close the DxDiag utility. Now you have a DxDiag.txt file on your Desktop, or in the location where you saved it.
5. Copy *ALL* of the contents of this file to the Windows Clipboard.
-- a. Double-click on the file to open it.
-- b. Right-click anywhere in the text, then click on Select All in the resulting menu.
-- c. Right-click on the highlighted text, then click on Copy in the resulting menu.
6. Paste the contents of the file from the Clipboard into a new post in this topic.
-- a. Click on the Reply arrow in the lower right corner of the screen.
-- b. With the mouse cursor at the upper left corner of the "Your Message" box, type in any additional late-breaking details that might help diagnose the problem.
-- c. Position the mouse cursor at the left margin and two lines down from any additional details, then right-click. (Press Enter to add a line.)
-- d. Click on Paste in the resulting menu.
-- e. Click on Post Now.
If the manufacturer and exact model number of your PC aren't shown under 'System Information' (System Manufacturer and System Model) at the top of the DxDiag report, also include that information in your post. Or, if you built your system or it was put together locally for you, include the manufacturer and exact model number of your motherboard.
Last edited by Heimdall_G; 05-11-2012 at 07:02 PM.
Installed to my B drive (all games except certain ones are being installed there, that and the primary is only 240GB in size), havnt tested saving as of yet.
Would you be so kind as to explain the reasoning behind disabling my security (For the record I am using Norton Internet Security 2012, Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes)
Since this is a custom build (by me) you need the motherboard info, it is a GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 (Link)
DXDIAG as follows
Time of this report: 5/9/2012, 09:00:39
Machine name: LEVIATHAN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-970A-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16382MB RAM
Page File: 1910MB used, 30850MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.