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Myst For Mac Os X

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UPDATE 3 September 2009: Installed on Snow Leopard 10.6.0.While everything seems to run smoothly enough, I can't find anoption in TinkerTool System to use a single processor, meaning thatsound stutters a bit. It's better than dual processors used to bethough… but far from ideal. Last test on Leopard was10.5.4.

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1: Introduction

Alex asked me if this was possible, and the answer is ‘Yes’. Butit’s a little fiddly. There is no Mac OS X installer for MystIII: Exile, although there is an updated application. So theinstaller only works in OS 9, meaning that if you don’t haveClassic installed on your Mac, you can’t play the game. On olderMacs you can get round the problem by installing Classic, butthat’s a poor work-around, and wouldn’t help on the new Intel Macs,which don’t have Classic at all.
There is a discussion of the problem here—which is of greathelp, but it only refers to installing from the DVD edition. Sowhat if you’ve got the original 4-CD edition of Myst III:Exile? There isn’t only one Data folder, andthe discussion linked to above mentions a M3Datafolder and a Language.m3u file, neither of whichseem to be on any of the discs (in my case at least). Well, help isat hand.
You’ll need three things before you try to install the game:
  • Tinker Tool—available from here
  • m3patch122_us_mac.sit—available from here
  • M3OSX1.sit—available from the same place

2: Minimum install (250 MB required)

Here’s how to do a minimum install:
  • In your Applications folder, create a folder calledMyst III Exile;
  • Use Tinker Tool to Show Hidden and System Files (availableunder the Finder preference pane)—relaunch the Finder;
  • Insert the first disc of Exile, and copy the folder calledM3Data into the Myst III Exilefolder (the M3Data folder is invisible if youdon’t use TinkerTool first);
  • Unstuff m3patch, and run the 1.22 installer;
  • Unstuff M3OSX1, then copy the Bink CarbonLibrary and the Myst3 OS X US file intoMyst III Exile folder.
The result should look like this (shown in column view):


Don’t worry about the.DS_Store file(s)—they aren’t important, and ifyou delete them, the system will recreate them anyway.
Note that the Language.m3u file is missing, butthat it doesn’t seem to make any difference. The game should playfine now, but you’ll have to change discs fairly frequently. Also,if you want to turn off the Show Hidden and System Files option inTinker Tool, the game should still work, but you’ll no longer beable to see the M3Data folder.

3: Complete install (2 GB required)

For a complete install you’ll need follow the instructions givenabove for a minimum install, but also create four more folders inthe Myst III Exile folder, called Myst 5 mac os xEXILEDisc 1, EXILE Disc 2, EXILE Disc3 and EXILE Disc 4 respectively. Theninsert each disc, and copy the Data folder intothe appropriately-named folder. So the Data folderfrom from the first disc needs to be copied into the EXILEDisc 1 folder, and the Data folder fromthe second disc goes into the EXILE Disc 2 folder.Some of the files in each Data folder have thesame name—if the Finder asks you if you want to overwrite a file,then something has gone wrong.
Here's the complete list, for the sake of clarity:
  • In your Applications folder, create a folder calledMyst III Exile;
  • Create four folders inside the Myst III Exilefolder called EXILE Disc 1, EXILE Disc2, EXILE Disc 3 and EXILE Disc4;
  • Use Tinker Tool to Show Hidden and System Files (availableunder the Finder preference pane)—relaunch the Finder;
  • Insert the first disc of Exile, and copy the folder calledM3Data into the Myst III Exilefolder (the M3Data folder is invisible if youdon’t use TinkerTool first);
  • Copy the Data folder into EXILE Disc1, then eject disc 1;
  • Insert disc 2, copy the Data folder intoEXILE Disc 2, then eject disc 2;
  • Insert disc 3, copy the Data folder intoEXILE Disc 3, then eject disc 3;
  • Insert disc 4, copy the Data folder intoEXILE Disc 4, then eject disc 4;
  • Unstuff m3patch, and run the 1.22 installer;
  • Unstuff M3OSX1, then copy the Bink CarbonLibrary and the Myst3 OS X US file intoMyst III Exile folder.

The final result should look like this (shown in list view):

Formatting disks on windows 10.

Again, don’t worry about the.DS_Store files. It doesn’t seem to matter whetheryou run the 1.22 update before or after copying theData folders.
So, if you're using a pre-Intel Mac, that should do the trick. I'drecommend doing a complete install, and playing with the videopreferences on the splash screen, until you find the best settingsfor you.

4: Intel Macs & Sound Problems

Prompted by justi in the comments, I thought I'd see what Icould find out about the sound problems on Intel Macs such as myMacBook. The problem was that the sound in video playback hasglitches every second or so, making for a really annoyingexperience. And it turns out that there is a simple work-around,thankfully. Thanks must go to this thread on the Myst forums for thesolution.
The sound problem stems from the fact that Intel Macs user a dualprocessor, while Myst III was designed for a singleprocessor, and simply doesn't know how to use the second. Thesolution is to turn one of the processors off. However, you can'tdo that with the default system install—you'll need to download thefollowing file from the Apple Developer's Connection:
Note that the link does not lead directly to the file—you'll needto locate it in the list—and that you may be asked to create anaccount with Apple Developer Connection, which is free. Version4.5.0 is a 35.4MB file, mind you, so I hope you have a decentinternet connection (the file may be on the install disc as wellbut I didn't check). Having downloaded the dmg, double-click toopen it and then launch the installer package. That will install abunch of things in a 'Developer' folder, which you'll find rightnext to your 'Application' folder. You'll need to do a littledigging, but you should find a file called'Processor.PrefPane'—double-click that and System Preferences willlaunch, asking for confirmation to install the pane.
The location of 'Processor.PrefPane' should be as follows:
-Macintosh HD
--Developer
---Extras
----PreferencePanes
-----Processor.prefPane
Under the Hardware section of System Preferences you should now seea preference pane for Processor. Open that, and then deselect thecheck-box for CPU2.
(Another—simpler—option is to use an application such as theexcellent shareware application TinkerToolSystem to toggle the number ofprocessors).
And that's it: Myst III: Exile should now run on yourIntel-based Mac. Just remember that although Myst III only requiresone processor, you should turn the second processor back on whenyou finish playing, or you might well experience slowdowns in otherapps. If you think you'll be switching back and forth a lot you cancheck the option in the preference pane to show the control in themenu bar.
As before, I'd recommend doing a full install—using the minimuminstall meant that the CDs were almost permanently in use—I guessfrom Rossetta converting the information on the fly. And therestill may be the occasional glitch—remember that the game waswritten for OS9, upgraded to OSX, and now runs through usingRossetta translation on Intel, so there's bound to be the oddhiccup. It's possible that selecting ‘optimised video playback’will lead to a smoother performance—you'll have to test ityourself.

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But other than that, the instructions above should allow you toplay Myst III: Exile on Mac OS X, and without changingdiscs. Have fun!

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5: Troubleshooting

The comments below have turned into something of a troubleshootingguide, and have prompted many changes to the guide. So first of allI’d like to thank everyone for their contributions. But if you dofind you’re having problems, have a read through the comments andsee if anyone else had the same problem—it might save somefrustration! And of course, feel free to post your own comment atthe same time.