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gutley
11-10-2004, 03:12 PM
I have an OEM Radeon 9000Pro in a Dual 1GHz G4 PowerMac and am unable to select 1024x768 as a resolution within the Graphics Options. After moving the slider from 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768 it always snaps back to the lower resolution. Is this expected, and if not is there anything I can do about it?

gutley
11-10-2004, 03:12 PM
I have an OEM Radeon 9000Pro in a Dual 1GHz G4 PowerMac and am unable to select 1024x768 as a resolution within the Graphics Options. After moving the slider from 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768 it always snaps back to the lower resolution. Is this expected, and if not is there anything I can do about it?

arne_328i
02-16-2005, 10:58 PM
Exactly the same issue on my dual 533 G4. Running 10.3.8 with the original Nvidia GeForce 2MX card. 800x600 is fine, 1024x768 setting snaps back to 800x600 as soon as I release the slider. To improve the image on my 15" 1024x768 LCD display, I tried going to windowed mode running 800x600. Image was great, but then I had the goofy double cursor problem. Went back to full screen for now, but sure would like 1024x768.

arne_328i
02-24-2005, 10:44 AM
Found the fix. 1024x768 gives MUCH clearer pictures on my old 15" Studio Display. I'd like to claim that I figured this out myself, but I actually got it from an anonymous post on MacUpdate.com.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> For MUCH improved play on mid-aged Macs that aren't allowed to select 1024x768 in options (changing the resolution upwards made a huge difference to how smoothly the game played for me):


1. First, just to be extra-specially safe, do a backup of your saves.
2. Find your Myst application file, the one you double click to play the game. It should be called "myst4".
3. Ctrl-click (right click if you have a two button mouse (Steve would be ashamed of you) on "myst4" and choose the option called "Show Package Contents".
4. This should open a folder, containing a few files and another couple of folders. Locate the file "detect_config.dsc" and open it in TextEdit (open up TextEdit and drop it onto TextEdit's icon). You should get something like this:

;
;OSX system environment
;

{system
frequency ( 826 )
}
{Detection
{GameOptions
MaximumResX ( 800 )
MaximumResY ( 600 )
SuggestedResX ( 640 )
SuggestedResY (480)
GraphicsQuality (0)
}
}


5. To be safe, make a copy of the file. To do this hold down the Alt key and drag the file to the desktop. This should copy it (you'll see a little green cross). If it moves it, put it back and copy/paste it to another location.
6. Change the MaximumResX to 1024 and MaximumResY to 768. Save your changes to the file.
7. Now, if you run Myst now it'll check your system again and overwrite the changes we just made. What we need to do is lock the file. To do this go back to the Finder and select the file. Go to "File:Get Info" or press Command (Apple) + I. This should open up a little window with information about the file. Check the checkbox next to the word "Locked". When you close the little window you should see a small padlock on the file's icon.
8. Launch Myst (be sure to click on the "myst4" application file and not one of the files inside it).
9. You should now be able to play at 1026x768. It made a big difference to me, but might not be beneficial to you.
10. If it screws up in some way, just replace the changed file with the copy we made of it, but make sure the name is the same. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>