Myst for Windows 10 and Windows 11
Installing and playing Myst game from original CD
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.
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
And 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!