Posted 31 May 2004 - 09:06 PM
In preparation for Mac Uru and Myst IV, I am replaying the old Myst games. I have no problem running Myst 1.01 in Classic, however, when I run Riven in Classic I get some strange sound problems. About every 3 seconds I hear a stuttering in the music/ambient noise. It is absolutely driving me crazy.
Anyone figured out a work around. I have even tried the 'full install' version and it doesn't change anything. In the config files you can alter the bit rate of the music, but if anything changing those numbers seems to make it worse. Any suggestions?
Posted 02 June 2004 - 06:55 PM
I refuse to believe that no one has tried to play Riven in OS X. Someone else must have run into this problem.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 07:18 PM
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 10:59 PM
I get a screen message that states: "Some files Riven DVD are unavaliable. Please reinstall Riven DVD".
The problem I'm haven't even "seen" the install screen.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:32 AM
Try doing the "full install" of Riven. Meaning the install without any disks required. Here is a link to how to do it:
You may be able to modify the logic presented here to work with your DVD version. Doing the "full install" doesn't fix my sound problem.
I'll keep working on it.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:24 PM
Can you boot into os9 on your iMac? If so do you still get the sound problem?
Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:26 PM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 11:51 PM
Huh.... this definitely must be an iMac G4 issue then...
This was with the 5 CD version of Riven as well.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:12 AM
Also that "Myst Exile" will run on OS X, but only under 10.1
This is really a problem with software companies. They advertise and produce software for the Mac, but it really doesn't work under current OS systems.
So, before I buy anymore gaming software, I"ll go to the Apple Store, have them load the game into a Mac (eMac, iMac, etc) and see if it works!!!
Posted 13 June 2004 - 12:47 PM
I played this game before when it first came out (on my beige G3 tower), but that was in native OS 9 (actually it was 8.1, but whatever).
I'll reiterate what the problem is.
When I run Riven in Classic (in OS X) I get a problem with the sound. It is intermittent. Since, apparently, some of you run it in Classic without problems I am assuming that this is an iMac G4 specific thing.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 12:48 PM
Posted 13 June 2004 - 04:56 PM
The DVD version of Myst ran without problems. I'll keep you posted if Myst Exile works or not. Maybe I'll have to resort to my son's PC in order to play the game....gasp!
Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:47 PM
Hope it works for you.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 04:56 PM
Same here. But under no circumstances should you run the OS X executable for the game, though. It is unstable. (Hmm, might that be what they mean when they it requires 10.1?) Running the OS 9 version under Classic in Panther worked great.
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