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How to play Myst by jollyjack How to play Myst by jollyjack
The first was the best.
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Highrise76 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I played Myst on a Macintosh Performa 450 in 1994... didn't know I finished it because Athrus (that son of a... ) said his wife was still imprisoned somewhere. Still scared about the skeleton lamp!
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LapisRune Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow.... I remember playing that game on a Panasonic console when I was like.... Seven, eight maybe? My dad was a dumpster diver and brought junk home all the time, one being a box full of weird video games and a system no one's ever heard of lol. Fortunately the Myst game also came with a strategy guide lol, beat the game in like six minutes flat. It was nice, agree with the music bit and I definitely would like to take a vacation there.
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Godogma Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I agree with most of your points... Number 5 I certainly agree with.

But Number 7 I never could agree with you on... I loved the SCENERY of Myst - I utterly hated the puzzle stuff.

I detest puzzle games with a passion - and Myst started that trend. The sheer stupidity of some of the clues and nonsensical nature of them made me swear off the genre for life.
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TruePikachu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Nice, funny, and true.

I personally wish I could still play realMyst (IMO the best version of the original), but my system is too new, and I don't have an XP virtual machine (XP being needed for 3D acceleration because, you know, 3D)

Is it bad that when I glanced at the 7th panel, I thought it was the clock tower?
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BoredTrucker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
sad thing is, i still dream of going to a real life version of myst island rofl
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numinous80 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Lmao - all so very true. I'm from Australia so calling it Dunny in the original version of Myst was priceless "did you bring the page?"

Btw have you seen Cyan's Kickstarter for their new game Obduction? If not check it out at www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction

We need all the Myst fans we can get!
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
If you beat any MYST game w/o a guide you deserve a medal.
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Letrune Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
And a linking book to the actual place. :D
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:iconrhythm-wily:
Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Maybe a linking book medal?*thinks*
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:iconletrune:
Letrune Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Perhaps a medal and a stable age of your own.
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Stable ages are always a good thing.
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Letrune Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Yes. :3
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shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was.
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TribalStrength Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
well done!!
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SSBrosB Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
One of the first games available for macs, so awesome.

My mom bought the guide (was her game) but the whole thing was in "journal" form, as in the guy you are playing is writing it like journal entries. Interesting but confusing.

Of course you can beat the game in about 10 minutes...
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TangleKat Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I own and have read the gamebook for Riven, and it's set up in much the same way (but with a regular guide in the second half. I loved just reading the journal-style version as a kid, and I still do.
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jeditoby Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I have two guides and after playing for 30 minutes with limited knowledge gained, I fear I may have to crack one or both open.

My 11 year old, of course, almost beat the game in one sitting.
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BoredTrucker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
i STILL wish there was such a place as myst island lol.
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Kotsuso Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I remember this game quite clearly: I think I was about 7 watching my mother play, and it was the first time I heard her use swear words XD
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kyuubifreak234 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
the rocket puzzle is where i lost it.
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Elvelon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
And that just about sums it up!
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compass-uk Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I loved this game, and panel 6 is my sore point to this game. Why did the Miller brothers come up with such a "crap" name for an advanced civilisation's name.

"RealMYST" was pretty good too.
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Timscorpion Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. Myst Island for vacation.
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Aritimas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My number 5 was the stupid gear mechanism in the clock tower -_- I got there was like "Ok, simple enough, get the three numbers to show the code i have." I nearly went mad when I found out via a walkthrough that you can hold the lever down and make it move more then one slot xAx
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Aritimas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've played MYST? O_O I love you even more then I already did before!
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Project-N25 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap! I've actually got a box of Myst somewhere around here that's unopened!

I should open and play my brains out for a week. It's a game where you think?!? I haven't played a game like that in ages! How I miss those days.
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CycloneNinja Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I remember playing Myst as a six year old child, and wondering, "What the HELL am I supposed to do? Are there zombies to kill? Treasure to find? Points? WHAT?!" But after a while, Myst just begins to sink in - it's a relaxing, curious game that allows one to think (very, very) outside the box.

It's so true for number 5...there were a few puzzles were I was like, "OH. OHHH. I see what you did there! The little boat is a replica of the larger one in the dock, and if it floats, the big one floats too!" And a few that just made me go, "What?"

I've barely cracked Riven for the iPhone - I need a guide. .___.
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CalliScribbles Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I was soooo sad that my old copy of Myst is incompatable with my laptop (though it plays Revalations pretty well...)
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lilinthia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember this game! In fact I think I still have the second one; Riven
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Kasdren Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I had cassette tape recorder in order to do that piano part... Never could memorize those key sounds...

I also had a spiral bound notebook to keep notes...
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wastelandsofthemind Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Writer
I remember that game... Used to play it with my mother. I like to think I was actually helpful to her.
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BoredTrucker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
sadly i actually tried that last panel....lol
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aspenmaize Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The game was epic! And this piece equally so. Great job man. Just recently discovered your HTP series (like an hour ago) and I'm having a great evening just reading them. Cheers! =>
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Mirikato Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
What puzzle was the panel number 5 referring to?
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Kasdren Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
May be the part where you find those two derpy brother's father?
Or...finding the last page...my cousin ruined that part.
He had the statagy guide, I was only a little ways in; but no...he had to show me that you could flip to the very last page and skipp every other step of the game to get the ending...
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arcnova Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LOL! Yay Myst! Have you read the books? The first one left me staring into space going "Holy sh*t" for about ten minutes.
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McJaews Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Considering revisiting Myst now that I can read and understand English. It was soooooooooooo hard when I was seven.
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Stonemirth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
True this game was very hard to solve. My nephew had it and we had a lot of trouble trying to solve it. The music really rocked. The story in the game wasn't bad either and I think they made a few more MYST games, and there was a literature book written too. :+fav:
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SlabBulkhead Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I have the soundtrack CD.

OHHHHHH YEAAA, soundtrack CD.
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InuYasha-Addict Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
oh my gosh i remember this game!!! my mom wold play it for my sister and i and we would all be entranced and try to figure it out..but when we started getting snippy with eachother it was time to stop for a while...and THANK GOD for the guide!!! for a long while we didn't have one XP
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FrayedFire Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
SO TRUE.
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Mpoor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was awesome!
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Witch-King-42 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
It took a long time for me to complete MYST solo, years after playing the first time (and failing to leave the first island), I came back to it and realized the game subtly tells you exactly how to solve the puzzles...since so much of the MYST series revolves around books and journals I decided to write up my own journal complete with diagrams of all the puzzles and solutions...after that, only took a few hours.
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ArchonofFate Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
never played myst... but I think I might now :D
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BoiChick Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Very, very true. All of this. o_o
I couldn't solve any of the puzzles alone, much less read any of the handwriting in the game.
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X4Zeta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
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"I feel...h.a.p.p.y..."
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Veloitus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD! SOMEONE SAID IT! SOMEONE SAID IT! :happycry: I'm so glad I'm not the only one that thought of that...
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X4Zeta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
HOLY CRAP
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POUND IT BRO
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Veloitus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
YEA
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Ravens-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
The puzzle that burned my brain the most was the Rocketship Piano. I'm pretty sure I am tone deaf, I certainly have NO musical training, so remembering the exact sequence was, well impossible. Others though filled me with glee. The sound tower puzzle, that was incredibly satisfying.
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