Ricardo 2012-03-29 05:03:52
hi myst fans! whats up?
Martin martinl 2012-03-29 05:03:53
Apparently not much :-/
I sometimes wonder if there are any Myst fans left and where they might gather…
“I don’t know. I’m making this up as I go!”
(Ford as Dr. Jones Jr. in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’)
Soeren nils ch 2012-03-29 05:03:55
There’s still stuff going on in forums like MYSTcommunity, Guild of
Writers, mystonline.com (Cyan-run), UruObsession and DPWR. Nowhere
near as much as half a decade ago, though.
S ren Nils ‘chucker’ Kuklau
Martin martinl 2012-03-29 05:03:57
Aha, life! 8-D
Of, course not. Thanks for the info, S ren Nils!
At least it’s good to know this newsgroup is not representative! 😉
In fact I still have to play Uru and its (offline) extensions.
They are right here in the midst of my stack of games to play, beneath “Beyond Good and Evil” and “The Longest Journey”. So it may take some time. 😉
Relished Myst, Riven, Myst III-V multiple times since they came out though… 😉
S ren, did you happen to play Real Myst ?
What’s your opinion about that one?
I only played a demo once (on a slow computer) and it looked to me like a beta test for the Myst V real-time engine… 😉 😉 😉
It’s the only Myst game that’s still missing in my shelves…
Soeren nils ch 2012-03-29 05:03:58
I’ve played some of it; the weather effects are a great addition and
it has some easter eggs (which were particularly interesting at the
time since some of them show very early screenshots of what eventually
became Uru and Myst V). Other than that, it’s Myst shoehorned into an
entirely different sort of technical environment, but done relatively well.
Technically, for Uru (which had been in development for a few years),
not for Myst V (which wasn’t on the radar; had Uru been successful,
Myst V wouldn’t have been done).
Deg 2012-03-29 05:04:00
Beyond Good & Evil is a great game too, you’ll enjoy that.
Once you’ve finished Uru, you might want to check out some fan-made
additions to it. You can find out more at http://alcugs.almlys.org/Drizzle
I enjoyed realMYST too. There’s a demo of the Stoneship Age floating
around somewhere. You can pick it up for $6 at http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/real_myst
– Deg –
Martin martinl 2012-03-29 05:04:04
Ah, yes, I remember the weather effects from the demo! 8-D
Interesting, I didn’t know that.
Oops, my bad, that’s what I meant actually, the engine they were developing at the time…
Ah, I see!
Thx for all this information!
Martin martinl 2012-03-29 05:04:05
Sounds good to me, hurray! 8-D
Thx! But it’ll take some time until I’ve finished that one… 😉
Yeah, that’s the one I remember playing…
Ah, GOG again. From them I already got “Mega Race 3”, “Beneath a Steel Sky”, and “Lure of a Temptress”, the last two for free.
I even thought about getting my third copy of Myst from them, just to get a more compatible version than the original CD and the “Masterpiece” edition, but it’s not clear to me if it is so.