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    Exclamation Myst4 the heavyweight

    I've played the Myst1-3 with my partner over the last year or two and have just purchased Myst4.

    We played 1-3 on her laptop which is a 1.8 Celery stick with an ATi accelerator and 20GB HDD. There isn't even enough space to install the game! it weighs in at12.5GB installation. I thought Yager was big at 4GB. Even on my machine I'm going to have to do some serious bulldozing to get that much space available (also since I've just downloaded HL2 at over 4GB on 56k).

    Oh how times changed.

    FYI min specs are:

    700Mhz PIII or AMD
    128MB for Win9X 256 for XP
    32MB DX9 compliant videocard
    DX9
    1.4GB free (although the box says 3GB)



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    Re: Myst4 the heavyweight

    Originally posted by SexyMF
    12.5GB

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    Myst is retarded anyways.

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    Myst is retarded anyways.
    I'll take that as: ' I tried to play Myst but the mind bending puzzles and thought required to solve them exceded my meager mind. Strangely, after attempting to read the opening book, blood started to leak from my ears. I put this down to overworking of an underused part of my brain.'




    Well Tuxy, I'll meet your flippent comment with a good dose of sarcasm.

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    That is a rather MASSIVE installation. It'd make sense if they released it on a 2 DVD set or something instead.

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    If the game install takes over 12GB, why do the specs say you need only 3?

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    I forgot to say it is 2 DVDs.

    If the game install takes over 12GB, why do the specs say you need only 3?
    I'm assuming 3GB slack space. Maybe it also needs a large paging file.

    I have not installed it yet (have to wait for better half to get back from of of town)

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    Myst4 requires 3gB of free hard drive space.
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    Originally posted by ItWuzCryptic
    If the game install takes over 12GB, why do the specs say you need only 3?
    I suspect that's the difference between playing from the DVDs (3 GB on the hard drive) and playing from the hard drive (all 12 GB, if they allow it).
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    Ok I just did the install. There is a minimum installation option - I must have double clicked through it.

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    Originally posted by SexyMF
    I'll take that as: ' I tried to play Myst but the mind bending puzzles and thought required to solve them exceded my meager mind. Strangely, after attempting to read the opening book, blood started to leak from my ears. I put this down to overworking of an underused part of my brain.'




    Well Tuxy, I'll meet your flippent comment with a good dose of sarcasm.
    Wow...it's like you read my mind!

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    The Myst series is great. I love how challenging the games are, and the satisfaction from completing one puzzle is the best part. I find myself droning in mindless fps games nowadays, but perhaps I'll have to look into this one. How's the gameplay and graphics?
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