Myst III: Exile

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Myst III: Exile
Myst III: Exile cover
Developers
Presto Studios
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Sprint engine
Digital ResidualVM
Release dates
Windows May 7, 2001
Mac OS (Classic) May 7, 2001
macOS (OS X) October 4, 2001
macOS (OS X) (Cider) 2006
Myst III: Exile on MobyGames
Myst III: Exile on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game needs a fix to work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later (see API for details).
Myst
Myst 1993
Riven 1997
realMyst 2000
Myst III: Exile 2001
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Myst IV: Revelation 2004
Myst V: End of Ages 2005
Myst Online: Uru Live 2007
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition 2014

Key points

Can be played on ResidualVM.[1]

General information

Official series forums
MYSTAges - Unofficial series wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD version; SafeDisc DRM. Install the latest Patches to remove.[2]
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Retail
DRM-free
DVD version
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Comes with ResidualVM pre-configured.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patches at ResidualVM's website
CD version only; the DVD version is already fully-patched.

Play without the CD/DVD[edit]

Use ResidualVM[3]

Notes

CD version must first be patched to version 1.22 due to the unpatched version using SafeDisc.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/925930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games\[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/925930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Can be played in widescreen on ResidualVM.[4]
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)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
It is applied on FMVs when Hardware Acceleration is used.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

System Compatibility[edit]

Systems confirmed working on: Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, and Windows 10.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
For 64-bit, use ResidualVM.
macOS (OS X)
After the initial Mac OS release, an OS X patch arrived in October 2001.

In 2006, the game received Intel support - rather than making it a universal binary, however; the developers decided to use Cider for this new app.
As a result, the game is unplayable after 10.7 "Lion" due to incompatibilities.

Therefore, modern, 64-bit versions of OS X require ResidualVM.
Linux
Use ResidualVM.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 233 MHz Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
Other 640x480 resolution support
32-bit color support
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
Other 640x480 resolution support
32-bit color support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/925930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (925930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Myst 3 - ResidualVM :: Wiki - last accessed on 2019-09-27
  2. ResidualVM - Myst III Datafiles - last accessed on 2016/11/4
    "Some Windows executables are encrypted using SafeDisc. ResidualVM cannot read the required data from those, and will refuse to launch the game. Since the updated executables are not encrypted, please use the executable from the official update corresponding to your game language instead."
  3. ResidualVM - Myst III Datafiles - last accessed on 2016/11/04
  4. ResidualVM News on GitHub - last accessed on 2018-2-20
    "Added an option to take advantage of wide screens"