Installing and playing Myst game from original CD

Myst on Windows 7 and Windows 8.If you have the original Myst CD, installing and playing Myst on 64 bits PCs with Windows 11 or Windows 10 will be a lost cause. Myst has a 16 bits installer and won't install on a 64 bits system. Compatibility mode doesn't work. However, we've managed to install the game in both Windows 7 XP Mode and VirtualBox (with guest additions installed). When starting Myst, it rendered an error: Myst requires a 256-color palettized display driver. We haven't found a way to fix that; the emulated video cards of both VirtualBox and XP Mode apparently aren't recognized by the Myst program. You may have more luck with the Myst Masterpiece Edition which was released in 2000.

Download Myst

You can also save yourself a lot of trouble and download a copy of Myst now. Copy protection is removed, it has a modern installer and when installed, it runs fine on 64 bits PCs with Windows 11 or Windows 10. Awesome! If you love Myst as much as we do, you can also get Myst and ALL its sequels in the Complete Collection.

Myst Remake 2021

Myst remakeAnd did you hear about that remake of Myst? This version supports VR headsets. The puzzles can also be randomized, to enhance the replay value of the game a lot. This version of Myst is also graphically updated. As you can see in the screenshot, it looks fantastically detailed. Good news! You can download and play it!

Myst sequels

Myst had lots of great sequels, starting with Riven. Here's a list:

  • Riven, The Sequel to Myst
  • Myst III: Exile
  • Myst IV: Revelation
  • Myst V: End of Ages

You can get them all by downloading the Myst 25th Anniversary Collection!

What is the Myst game about?

First thing about this game to remember is this mysterious island that you end up on. You're there alone, without a clue about what to do. The only thing you can do is explore the islands. You'll find the library on the island soon enough. There you'll find out that books are important in this game. Books are the gateways to other worlds, and books are prisons. There are two books in the library; a red one and a blue one. It appears that, in each book, a person is trapped. These persons communicate to you through a tiny window in the book. You can't make out much from what is said. It seems quite some pages are missing from the red and blue books. It's up to you to find the pages. Each time you return with a page, communication gets a little bit clearer. The persons in the books are brothers, Sirrus and Achenar. And they want you to help them escape from their book. They have been put there by their father, Atrus, because they misbehaved. But what did they do exactly? And where is Atrus himself? Off you go to find out!