Riven

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Riven
Riven cover
Developers
Cyan Worlds
Publishers
Red Orb Entertainment
Engines
Mohawk Engine[1]
Myst 25th Anniversary Update ScummVM[2]
Release dates
Windows October 29, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) October 29, 1997
Windows (ScummVM) September 11, 2018[2]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) September 11, 2018[2]
Reception
Metacritic 83
Riven on HowLongToBeat
Riven on IGDB
Riven guide on StrategyWiki
Riven on MobyGames
Riven on Wikipedia
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
Myst (upcoming) TBA

Key points

Riven requires QuickTime 2.5 or higher; install from Apple's site if you don't have it already.
Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Updated for compatibility with modern systems.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Does not run on Windows XP.
Pre-packaged with ScummVM.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from ScummVM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.rvn[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Saves under SAVEGAME folder in game directory.
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The only available resolution is 640x480.
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)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[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[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Unofficial translation for CD-version and DVD-version also available.
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit requires 64-bit build of ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Apple QuickTime

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 75 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.5
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 9 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 65 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA display
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.13
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.6 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/63610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (63610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Mohawk/Games - ScummVM :: Wiki - last accessed on 2019-03-02
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Myst 25th Anniversary Update - last accessed on 2019-09-17