Myst III, realMYST Mac Updates
8:56 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Yesterday we brought you a quick update on why there has yet to be any OS X version of Myst III: Exile, from a report gathered from Usenet. We also contacted Presto ourselves to confirm this news about the OS X version, and inquire about a patch to fix some issues in the OS 9 build as well. Greg Uhler gives pretty much the same response about the OS X patch, though he notes an OS 9 patch could be out in the near future. Here's what he had to say:
A minor Mac update is being tested right now at our publisher's In other Myst-related news, Mac fans will remember that realMYST has yet to be published for the platform. If you recall, realMYST is a remake of the original adventure game which uses a realtime 3D engine instead of prerendered 3D scenes. Jim Stephenson's Riven Unofficial Home Page has received word from Cyan on the matter, with Richard Watson commenting on the status of the game (currently in limbo):
offices. Regarding OS X, we are still waiting on Apple to release a
fix before we will release the native OS X EXILE application. No ETA
from Apple though...
Richard said, "We stopped working on it.... [around] early 2001 because we were basically waiting on Mattel Interactive (the publisher at the time) to commit to publishing it. It... still needed some optimization... and needed to go through the publisher's QA process, but it was up an running here at Cyan, as many of you have seen... We were not, however, willing to put any more time, effort and money into it when the publisher obviously had no desire to do anything with it until Exile's release.With Exile set to ship worldwide in September, Mac fans could perhaps see the game by the end of the year, depending on UbiSoft's actions. Visit Stephenson's home page for other good info on realMYST and Myst III.
Riven Unofficial Home Page
"In the last few months, Ubi has contacted us about the Mac version of realMYST, so things are looking up, but I'd still think it's a safe bet to say that there will not be a big push for realMYST (Mac or PC for that matter) until Exile has shipped worldwide.
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