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Making of Myst

"2500 rendered images, 40 minutes of original music,
66 minutes of Quicktime animation, 2 years in the making."

Myst is a graphic adventure computer game created by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller. It was developed by Cyan, Inc., a Spokane, Washington based studio, and published and distributed by Brøderbund. The Millers began working on Myst in 1991 and released it on September 24, 1993. The Windows 3.1 version came out the following spring, in March of 1994.

The game was created entirely on Apple Macintosh computers, especially Quadra models. The entire game was essentially a very large, color HyperCard stack, with each card consisting of a three-dimensionally rendered scene. The game was ported to Microsoft Windows in 1994.

Edited from original source: Wikipedia

Original Myst system requirements

Mac:

  • Mac LC or faster
  • System 7.0.1 or higher
  • 4 MB RAM
  • 3 MB free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 256 Colors

PC:

  • 386 or 486 Pentium Processor
  • Windows 3.X or Windows 95
  • 8 MB RAM
  • 4 MB free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA Video
  • Soundcard

realMyst system requirements:

Mac:

  • 300 MHz or faster
  • MacOS 9.1 or MacOS X
  • 700 MB free disk space
  • 128 MB RAM
  • At least 16 MB VRAM
  • CD-ROM drive

PC:

  • 450 MHz Pentium II or faster
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 300 MB free disk space
  • 6x CD ROM or faster
  • 640 x 480
  • 3D Hardware acceleration