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Revision as of 03:20, 21 June 2024

This page is for the sandbox survival game. For the unrelated adventure game, see Return to Mysterious Island.

The Mysterious Island
The Mysterious Island cover
Developers
Calaris Studios
Engines
IC
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2004[1]
Taxonomy
Monetization Freeware
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Art styles Cartoon

Key points

This game was re-released as freeware in 2015.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
itch.io
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Authentication servers down since at least 23 July 2022.[2][3] To play it now, see MIRSE.
Windows

Essential Improvement

MIRSE

A tool emulate the update server to play the game after server down.[4]
  1. Install original game from itch.io. Only tested MYSTERIOUSISLAND_FULL_1.02_ENG.exe works, other versions are not tested but you can try.
  2. Clone this repository and open folder.
  3. Ensure you have installed Node.js v20 or later version and added to PATH.
  4. Run Install.bat to complete the installation.
  5. Run Launch.bat to start the server. After installation you only need to do this step each time before start the game.
  6. Now you can simply run the game TheMysteriousIsland.exe, enjoy the game!

Issues fixed

Certain transparent textures are not rendered properly

Tranparent textures glitch.
Tranparent textures glitch.
Start the game using the launcher
  1. Access advanced graphics options with <path-to-game>\Mysterious Island\TheMysteriousIsland.exe setup or with a Start Menu shortcut (TheMysteriousIsland Setup.exe).
  2. Select Very big textures from the Texture size drop-down menu.
  3. Start the game by clicking OK.
This setting is not saved by the game. The fix only works for the current playthrough.
Use dgVoodoo2[5]

Download dgVoodoo2 and place MS\x86\D3D8.dll under game folder, run the game as normal and all graphics issues are fixed, performance is also improved.

Game seems to be frozen while framerate is high (above 200 FPS)

Limit framerate[6]

D3D8 Vsync seems broken on Windows 11, limit framerate to 120 or 60 using RTSS or other tools.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Mysterious Island\Data\*.sav[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

No save game cloud syncing information; you can edit this page to add it.

Video

In-game general options.
In-game general options.
In-game advanced graphics options.
In-game advanced graphics options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
1920x1080 and 2560x1440. Mistakenly listed as duplicate entry for 1280x960x32.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
The in-game setting cannot be toggled.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Vsync for D3D8 games seem broken on latest Windows 11[7]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
uncapped, but game logic seems frozen if framerate too high. Mouse sensitivity for view is bind to framerate. Limit to 120 or less by external tool is suggested.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Advanced graphics options can be accessed with <path-to-game>\Mysterious Island\TheMysteriousIsland.exe setup or using a Start Menu shortcut.

Input

Audio

In-game sound options.
In-game sound options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Speech and Ambient Sounds. Music and Sound Effects can only be toggled.
Surround sound
4.0
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Original release. Released as Tajemnicza Wyspa.
Russian
Released as Таинственный остров.


Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8 D3D9 dlls are packed in itch.io version but not used. The game only import D3D8.dll.[8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Riva TNT2
16 MB of VRAM


Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. The Mysterious Island - itch.io store - last accessed on May 2023
  2. The Mysterious Island - Servers down? - last accessed on 2023-06-15
  3. Verified by User:Macgovern on 2023-06-15
    When attempting to run any provided version of the game, the main menu states authentication servers cannot be found, even with a confirmed Internet connection, and the game refuses to go past the main menu.
  4. Verified by User:Qinlili on 2024-06-21
    I developed this project and tested on ENG 1.02 version fron itch.io
  5. Verified by User:Qinlili on 2024-06-21)
  6. Verified by User:Qinlili on 2024-06-21
  7. Verified by User:Qinlili on 2024-06-21
    Needs other frame limit tool
  8. Verified by User:Qinlili on 2024-06-21