When I installed Myst V on my Windows XP (home edition) system yesterday and tried to start it I got the splash screen ok. When I clicked on "play", a "Myst V loading, please wait" message (or something to that effect) appears. The screen goes blank for a second or two, then my usual wallpaper screen returns. I let my system sit for a while thinking it was taking time for the game to load, bu tit never did. I tried turning off Norton Anti-Virus, but this had no effect. I played Myst V on a different system a couple of years ago and didn't have this problem.
The system I installed it on yesterday is similar though slightly slower (1.9 Ghz), similar graphics card (Nvida GeForce 5700 LE 256mb), and ram (2 GB) and sound card (Creative Lab).
If anyone can tell me why this is happening, I'd really appreciate it! I'm completely baffled by why this is happening!