View Full Version : Hi-res pictures from Riven and Exile

12-27-2005, 12:12 AM
does anybody know where to find some hi-res pictures from Exile and Riven. I have found only 1024x786, but I'd like to have some 1600x1200 or higher for my desktop. Please help me if you know of some.

12-28-2005, 03:44 AM
I can pretty much guarantee you that there aren't going to be any 1600x1200-pixel images of Riven floating around. The game is about 8 years old now, and 1600x1200 just wasn't a resolution anybody ran back in the late 90's. I don't think Exile had any super-high-res images like that released either... I think the desktops all maxed out at 1024x768.

01-15-2006, 05:10 AM
I know the screen rsolutions were low, but there must have been some hi-res images for print?

01-15-2006, 10:54 AM
For some detail on Riven graphics, see MYST & RIVEN Illustrated - for your eyes' pleasure (http://www.dpwr.net/illustrated/main.php), particularly MYST & RIVEN Illustrated Frequently Asked Questions - What is the difference between the graphics in MYST and RIVEN? (http://www.dpwr.net/illustrated/faq.php). The latter gives more insight into why true high-resolution screenshots/pictures aren't likely to exist.

You can "roll your own" by downloading pictures from, for example, MYSTerium - Riven Pictures (http://www.mysterium.ch/riven/riven_pictures_e.html), then using a freeware program like IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/) to Resize/Resample (upconvert) them to 1600x1200 from their native 800x500.

This sounds good, but remember that upconverting doesn't increase the amount of information in the picture, just the size. So, what you end up with is rather fuzzy.

You can also buy one of the Riven hardcovers, like From Myst to Riven (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078686365X/qid=1137348041/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/103-2965370-6065449?s=books&v=glance&n=283155), then scan the photos in whatever resolution you like.

If you want to extract and view the Mohawk archive picture files on the Riven disc (b2_data.MHK, et al), download the freeware Riven Image Viewer (http://www.geocities.com/practicalvb/riven/imageviewer).