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 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 Windows 10. Awesome!

Myst Remake

Myst remakeAnd did you hear about that remake of Myst? It's said that this version will support VR headsets. The puzzles will also be randomized, to enhance the replay value of the game a lot. Myst will of course also have a major graphical update. As you can see in the screenshot, it promises to look fantastically detailed. It's unsure when this great looking version of the classic CD-ROM game is released, but you might as well check if you can download and play it!