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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Guide to Installing Myst V on Mac OS X Intel

I am not a gamer. For some reason it is not in my DNA. However I love Myst. I have every game in the series, and those are about the only games I own. Today was my birthday and my brother got me the 5th Myst in the series. I also just purchased a MacBook Pro, so to my astonishment I found myself unable to install with an error.

"Ah," I said to myself, "a challenge."

The following information is not to be used by anyone because the EULA might prevent you from doing so. It is for informational purposes only and mainly takes place on the command line within the Terminal.

cd ~
mkdir myst5 && cd myst5
jar xfv /Volumes/Myst\ V\ EOA/setup.jar
sudo cp -r /Volumes/Myst\ V\ EOA/support .
sudo cp -r /Volumes/Myst\ V\ EOA/setup/60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29/md5 60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29
curl -O http://www.steike.com/code/java-reverse-engineering/jadap158.zip
open jadap158.zip
mv jadap158/* .
./jad com/installshield/wizard/service/file/PureJavaFileServiceImpl.class
open -t PureJavaFileServiceImpl.jad

Look for public String[] getPartitionNames(). This is the place that caused the pesky error. What happened is that Intel Macs currently are missing a Java library that will provide the installer with a list of partitions for the computer. All we have to do is hard code that list and we are home free. Change it to look as follows.

public String[] getPartitionNames()
throws ServiceException
{
String as[] = new String[2];
as[0] = "/";
as[1] = "/Volumes/Myst V EOA";
return as;
}

Save and close the file. Back to the command line.

mv PureJavaFileServiceImpl.ja{d,va}
javac PureJavaFileServiceImpl.java
cp PureJavaFileServiceImpl.class com/installshield/wizard/service/file/
java run

Voila! Now it is time for all the Intel Apple-heads to enjoy the Myst V installer like a first class citizen.

There is one more thing though. The same library that gives the installer access to a list of partitions is the one that allows you to set applications as executable. This is why you need to do a little hack to get Myst IV running on Intel Macs too. To fix it, go back to the command line, type cd and then the spacebar. Now find the Myst V program and drag it into the Terminal window and press return. Now type:
chmod +x Contents/MacOS/Myst\ V\ End\ of\ Ages

Enjoy!

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63 Comments:

Anonymous James ODonnell said...

You mention Myst iv in your post. I can get it to install fine on an intel mac, but myst iv wont launch. Any tips?

8:08 AM, June 28, 2006

 
Anonymous Greg W said...

I am with James. I just got a MacBook Pro and my son and I picked up Myst IV hoping to play it this weekend on the 'book. Istall went fint but I get a blue scren and the a sudden quit when I try to launch. Any help for Myst IV people?

11:20 AM, July 02, 2006

 
Anonymous me said...

Hi:

The "60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29" does not appear within the support folder? Are we looking in the incorrect place?

12:12 AM, July 04, 2006

 
Anonymous zib redlektab said...

yeah im having this problem too, the folder with the really long name (the md5, i guess) is not there. is this because it is actually the md5 of a file on the disc and is different for everyone?

12:25 PM, July 10, 2006

 
Anonymous zib redlektab said...

actually i figured it out. when you get to sudo cp -r /Volumes/Myst\ V\ EOA/setup/60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29/md5 60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29, you should be in the myst5 directory. type ls and look for a similar-looking name. select and copy this, paste it in textEdit. copy the command that was causing the error before, and replace the 60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29 with the long number/letter combination you copied before. there should be two places this is replaced. run the command, and it should work.

12:47 PM, July 10, 2006

 
Anonymous zib said...

me again. (blogger needs to get editable comments...) I just felt that I should say this method created a binary which did not work. if this happens to you to, uninstall the non-working one and launch the installer from the disc. because of the java fix we did it works anyway.

also, there is another patch available here. I'd read other stuff in that post, too.

9:07 AM, July 11, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I'm a bit confused with your entry. I have a mac mini with intel and wish to play Myst 5. When you say to look for the public String[] getPartitionNames() in the terminal, I have no idea where to look. I know what the terminal is and have been using all kinds of camands on it, but don't know where to find this particular one.

Hope to hear from you

-Robert

1:07 AM, August 20, 2006

 
Anonymous Reg said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE... help me play Myst IV on my intel macbook pro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:57 PM, September 06, 2006

 
Anonymous reg said...

Oops... I meant macbook (I WISH I had a macbook pro....) But yes... same begging comment and that is I would be SO THRILLED if I could play Myst IV on my macbook.

5:53 PM, September 15, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing here, with both Myst IV and V versus a Mac Mini Core Duo.

Myst IV
- Installation seems ok
- Upgrade to 1.0.3 seems ok but MystIV.app version is still 1.0
- Game crashes when launched

Myst V
- Patching the installer with official patch "myst5_mac_intel_installer.dmg" takes forever then reports an Apple Script error

now I'll try the tricky solution fot MystV, but please help us with MystIV!!!

HELP
thanks
nexus

5:05 PM, September 22, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert,

when it says *look for public String[] getPartitionNames()*

I think he means that the Terminal command
"open -t PureJavaFileServiceImpl.jad"
will open the file where to look for that string

Hope it helps
nexus

5:09 PM, September 22, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Robert,

when it says *look for public String[] getPartitionNames()*

I think he means that the Terminal command
"open -t PureJavaFileServiceImpl.jad"
will open the file where to look for that string

Hope it helps
nexus"

No - there is no file, where one could look. Rather strange..

10:34 AM, October 19, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just reran the installer and it worked on my mbp 17 10.4.8

2:14 PM, October 20, 2006

 
Blogger carl said...

Great! Installed Myst V without flaws. Thank you!

/Carl

10:34 AM, March 28, 2007

 
Blogger Brad23ans said...

Hey I have a macbook Pro & really want to play Myst IV...Both CDs install properly. When I click to play the game nothing happens.... my log reads "
(Apr 11, 2007 4:55:10 PM), Install, com.installshield.product.service.product.PureJavaProductServiceImpl$DiskSpaceCheck, wrn, Checking required disk space requires file service native support.

I have 40Go free & am not amazingly computer literate...please help

8:10 AM, April 11, 2007

 
Anonymous Jeff Geerling said...

Worked for me - MBP 2.4 GHz... Thanks for posting this!

12:32 AM, June 17, 2007

 
Anonymous Drew said...

You don't happen to have a similar tip for making RealMyst run properly on an Intel iMac? Anything that's supposed to be transparent is opaque and bright pink. :P

3:09 PM, October 25, 2007

 
Anonymous Andre from London said...

Thanks Lucas, great work! MYST is my one and only game as well....

Just to confirm that it works on a MacBookPro 2.33 GHz with MAC OS X 10.5

Cheers :)

3:58 PM, November 03, 2007

 
Blogger Legit said...

Thanks for this. But i am still having a problem with the above instructions. I get to the "java run" command and the Myst V installer opens... Is it supposed to and should I ignore it here? If I try to complete the install from here it gives me an error.

SO, onto the next step...

"There is one more thing though. The same library that gives the installer access to a list of partitions is the one that allows you to set applications as executable. "

Which library would this be?

" go back to the command line, type cd and then the spacebar."

Do I start a new Terminal window or do I continue from where I was after running the "java run" command?

"Now find the Myst V program and drag it into the Terminal window and press return. Now type:"

...erm, where do I find it? On the DVD, in the newly created MystV folder? What is the file name? Any pointers?

Again, thank you so much.
If anyone can help I'd be very greatful!

Cheers
Legit

11:45 PM, November 17, 2007

 
Blogger Legit said...

Here's the error I am now getting in the Terminal window, after the "java run" command has opened the installer window...

Johns-MacBook-2:myst5 john$ java run
java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at com.installshield.event.ActionSequenceEngine$ActionTask.invokeJavaMethod(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.event.ActionSequenceEngine$ActionTask.executeAction(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.event.ActionSequenceEngine$ActionTask.run(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.event.ThreadPool.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:613)
Caused by: java.lang.Error
at com.installshield.project_28.event.dialog.swing.PanelDestination.showErrorMsg(PanelDestination.java:354)
at com.installshield.project_28.event.dialog.swing.PanelDestination.validateDestination(PanelDestination.java:289)
at com.installshield.project_28.event.dialog.swing.PanelDestination.queryExitDestination(PanelDestination.java:121)
... 9 more

6:38 AM, November 18, 2007

 
Anonymous Lennart R Svensson said...

Hi!
Great that you can fix how to play Myst V on a MacBook Pro.
I am not a computer guy and can not manipulate inside of my Mac.
Is tere any hope for me to play my Myst V on my MacBook Pro with Loepard.
I have tried the patch from Ubi/megafiles and it dosent work.
I am very thankful for help.
Lennart R Svensson in Sweden

1:42 AM, November 26, 2007

 
Anonymous marlwin said...

Thanks, it did not work at first time but I managed to install the game.

However when I click the last of the 4 books in the game I get a black freezing screen.

Am I the only one ?

1:52 PM, December 09, 2007

 
Anonymous marlwin said...

Thanks, it did not work at first time but I managed to install the game.

However when I click the last of the 4 books in the game I get a black freezing screen.

Am I the only one ?

1:53 PM, December 09, 2007

 
Anonymous Tomaz Cavalcante - Brazil said...

Thanks a lot, Lucas. Its incredible that such simple detail is not corrected by the makers of Myst V. Shame on you, Cyan & cia!

3:11 PM, March 11, 2008

 
OpenID okookichat said...

I managed to install Myst V following the above instructions. Unfortunately the app doesn't start. Can anyone help? I was so pleased to finally get it on my mac and ready to start playing....

3:06 PM, April 05, 2008

 
OpenID elliottcable said...

I'm no Java fan, or even that I understand it very much, but javac seems to blarch when compiling the changed file - here's my output: pastied output.

I ignored it and continued, but I was just wondering whether you knew if this was something that changed with the latest version of Leopard, or whatnot.

Also, shouts out from a fellow Ruby lover - use GitHub, by any chance? You can check out some of the code that I bother to pop upstream on mine; feel free to add me and fork some of that fun stuff d-:

5:00 AM, June 07, 2008

 
Blogger Kristen said...

I am having a similar problem. javac seems to be having a fit and I don't know enough about it to figure out what's going on. My output is almost identical to elliottcable.

Any ideas? I am running OSX 10.5 I know enough about messing with my mac to be dangerous. That's about it ;)
help!
thanks,
~Weldergeek

11:26 PM, July 04, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Javac runs fine here but execution fails

here s the output...

hope somebody still cares...

java.io.IOException: /Ubisoft/Cyan Worlds/Myst V End Of Ages/Myst V End of Ages.app/Contents/Resources/plSoundDecompress.app/Contents/MacOS/plSoundDecompress: not found
at java.lang.UNIXProcess.forkAndExec(Native Method)
at java.lang.UNIXProcess.init>(UNIXProcess.java:52)
at java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(ProcessImpl.java:91)
at java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(ProcessBuilder.java:451)
at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:591)
at com.installshield.util.Java2ProcessExec.processExec(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.util.ProcessExec.executeProcess(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.actions.ExecAction.executeProcess(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.actions.ExecAction.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:613)

4:08 PM, July 21, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

return new String[]{ "/","/Volumes/Myst V EOA"};
does the same thing as your code in 3 fewer lines ;)

8:47 PM, July 31, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get a permission denied error as follows:

Richelle:~ richelle$ open jadap158.zip
Richelle:~ richelle$ mv jadap158/* .
Richelle:~ richelle$ ./jad com/installshield/wizard/service/file/PureJavaFileServiceImpl.class
-bash: ./jad: Permission denied

Do you have an idea what's going on? Thanks in advance. Richelle

9:57 AM, August 17, 2008

 
Anonymous stef said...

hello,

I have a macbook pro 10.5 and i really wanna play myst 5, i have tried everything and i'm going grazy right now, hihi. Can someone please tell me how to install, all those patches didn't work. I'm not very technical so please step by step. I WANNA PLAY MYST 5!!!

Thanx a lot!!!! greets steffanie

7:27 AM, September 02, 2008

 
Blogger Renee said...

Brilliant! zib redlektab's additional info made this work for me, and I am not a very savvy computer person. I had to apple-F to find out that I had a "terminal" on this computer.

Fun! - a little scary, but it works!

Thanks to everyone for figuring this out and posting.

3:22 PM, September 23, 2008

 
Anonymous Peter said...

This is great thanks. I was unsure at some points but got there in the end. Thank goodness I get to finish the series!

4:06 PM, November 08, 2008

 
Anonymous Tim said...

I followed the instructions and installed the game but I get an error on the final chmod command in the terminal, and the game doesn't start.

Any ideas?

2:58 AM, January 01, 2009

 
Anonymous rooth said...

Thank you for the thorough guide! It worked like a charm for me. Made the Mrs. very happy =)

4:49 PM, January 03, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have the following error when executing "java run" :
java.io.IOException: /Ubisoft/Cyan Worlds/Myst V End Of Ages/Myst V End of Ages.app/Contents/Resources/plSoundDecompress.app/Contents/MacOS/plSoundDecompress: not found
at java.lang.UNIXProcess.forkAndExec(Native Method)
at java.lang.UNIXProcess.init>(UNIXProcess.java:52)
at java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(ProcessImpl.java:91)
at java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(ProcessBuilder.java:451)
at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:591)
at com.installshield.util.Java2ProcessExec.processExec(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.util.ProcessExec.executeProcess(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.actions.ExecAction.executeProcess(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.actions.ExecAction.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:613)

Do you have any solution to this.

Thanks

Julien

1:26 PM, January 09, 2009

 
Blogger alberto grande said...

chmod +x jad

It helps with permission error...

12:45 PM, January 13, 2009

 
Anonymous nicopx said...

It works ! Thanks.
I just have to change this line :

javac PureJavaFileServiceImpl.java

into :

javac -Xlint:unchecked PureJavaFileServiceImpl.java

because I had this error :

Note: PureJavaFileServiceImpl.java uses unchecked or unsafe operations.
Note: Recompile with -Xlint:unchecked for details.

11:52 PM, February 08, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have followed the procedure but the installer doesn't install anything...you have to copy the folder md5 from the cd and put it inside the folder bd34fbe22aed2ba904da67fe5021cc05 in /Users/yourhome/myst5. This will do the trick!

1:49 PM, February 17, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all seemed to go fine, but when I did "java run" I got the errors:
ServiceException: (error code = 200; severity = 0; exception = [java.lang.OutOfMemoryError])
at com.installshield.wizard.service.LocalImplementorProxy.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.service.AbstractService.invokeImpl(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.GenericProductService.executeChecks(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallCheckerImpl.check(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.product.service.product.InstallCheckerImpl.check(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.InstallCheckWizardBeanCondition.evaluateTrueCondition(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.WizardBeanCondition.isMet(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.util.ConditionSet.evaluteANDExpression(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.util.ConditionSet.isMet(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.WizardBean.conditionsMet(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.ConditionalWizardTreeIterator.accept(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.StandardWizardTreeIterator.accept(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.StandardWizardTreeIterator.getNext(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.ActiveWizardTreeIterator.getNext(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.ConditionalWizardTreeIterator.getNext(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.MultiWizardTreeIterator.getNext(Unknown Source)
at com.installshield.wizard.Wizard$RunThread.run(Wizard.java:1739)

Any tips?

7:14 PM, February 25, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I put in "mv jadap158/* ." I get back "mv: rename jadap158/* to ./*: No such file or directory" What can I do to fix this?

7:45 AM, April 12, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please explain step by step process for using terminal and every command required to do this. I know nothing about using terminal.

I have looked EVERYWHERE for a way to install myst and no patch can fix this problem. This is the only place where it seems like I might find an answer to my problem, hidden in those commands and scripts.

Ubisoft are a bunch of f u c k s and are no help at all. I have an Intel dual-core macbook pro on OS 10.5. PLEASE. Tell me I haven't wasted $110 AUD for Myst V. This is very saddening cost I freaking love Myst.

1:08 AM, April 16, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can a mistyped command in terminal be detrimental to my computer's operating system? I made a couple mistakes when following the terminal steps on the lines:

sudo cp -r /Volumes/Myst\ V\ EOA/setup/60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29/md5 60f3b48b952a00f915ae4b48fe453c29

...however, this should only affect the myst directory right? i ask because my mac has done a couple funky things since i operated terminal and im afraid i may have edited something important.

...blind people shouldn't drive

6:01 PM, April 21, 2009

 
Blogger Max said...

After you have installed both disks, and with the second disk still in the Mac...
Double click Myst4 icon (nothing happens)
Go to File -->Choose "Get Info" and open the bottom arrow and set all users to Read/Write
Open Terminal (if you don't know where it is, go to HD and search for "Terminal")
Type: cd_ (that's "cd" followed by a space, no quotes)
Drag the Myst4 icon into the Terminal window, which will give you the path to the app
Press return.
Type the magic line: chmod a+x Myst4
Press return, quit Terminal.
Double click on Myst4 icon

9:48 AM, May 06, 2009

 
Anonymous SkuldM said...

Replace

curl -O http://www.kpdus.com/jad/macosx/jadap158.zip

with

curl -O http://www.steike.com/code/java-reverse-engineering/jadap158.zip

to get a functioning Jadap158.

1:50 PM, May 08, 2009

 
Anonymous Mark W said...

I've installed Myst and got to the point where I'm supposed to enter "chmod +x Contents/MacOS/Myst\ V\ End\ of\ Ages"
This returns "chmod: Contents/MacOS/Myst V End of Ages: No such file or directory"

Entering "ls" gives the following:

Manual.pdf Manual_it.pdf readme_de.txt
Manual_de.pdf Myst V End of Ages.app readme_en.txt
Manual_en.pdf _uninst readme_es.txt
Manual_es.pdf log.txt readme_fr.txt
Manual_fr.pdf readme.txt readme_it.txt

So I've entered "chmod +x Myst\ V\ End\ of\ Ages.app"
which returns in the terminal editor without a message. Then when I click on the "Myst V End of Ages" app icon nothing happens (apart from a flash of the icon)

How do I solve this please??

3:33 AM, May 23, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,
Could you clear up a few things about your instructions?

1. What info are we supposed to clean from the code following your comment, "The following information is not to be used by anyone..."?

2. Where am I supposed to look for "public String[] getPartitionNames()"?

3. You then say, "Save and close the file." Which file to save and close? Then, "Back to the command line." In a new Terminal window?

4. Does the last paragraph refer to your Myst V hack or a Myst IV hack?

Basically, could you be a bit more step-by-step for those of us who are Mac and Myst fanatics, but not programmers? Thank you in advance!

Peace,
Nikki

5:08 PM, May 23, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone who, like me, is both a Mac and Myst fanatic, but lacks programming skills, I've posted a step-by-step here: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=3471054943&m=8541073727&r=8211053957#8211053957

The bulk of the thanks for this go to Lucas. Next on my list of eternally undying gratitude is my programmer friend, Scott, who helped me understand what each step accomplishes.

Enjoy!
Nikki

10:23 PM, May 26, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er...me again. I see that the link I posted above didn't appear in full. Let's try this:
click.

Nikki

10:25 PM, May 26, 2009

 
Blogger Karl Varga said...

Worked like a charm! Thanks so much! The link to jadap158.zip is dead now, but you can get it here: http://www.steike.com/code/java-reverse-engineering/jadap158.zip

6:35 AM, June 03, 2009

 
Blogger fmorgner said...

Thank you for these great instructions! Worked out flawlessly for me!

1:14 AM, August 21, 2009

 
Blogger MLJ said...

This worked for me too. Thanks very much for posting it. Unfortunately the posting by "anonymous" above with their version of the step-by-step here did not work for me. It installed only 6-27% of the files and then quit. The executable could not be run. I tried twice from scratch.

I notice that anonymous left out installation of the "support" files on the DVD. Perhaps that made the difference.

I'm running Leopard 10.5.8 on a 2009 Dual Core iMac. I have read that Rosetta will be available as an optional install for Snow Leopard (OX 10.6) which is released this week. Hope so, because that's what's running Myst now. All of this scripting is just to install it. I believe my Myst V DVD was not the limited edition.

11:09 AM, August 25, 2009

 
Blogger Ben said...

When I run this - step by step, it does finally pull up the installer. When it comes time for the installer to copy files, it gives me an error labeled "null", as if it were an error thrown during the install process. It then gives me the option to cancel the install.

I'm running Snow Leopard (10.6.1). Anybody else see this?

7:26 PM, October 18, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much
Works A1
Excellent tutorial

8:52 AM, November 20, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for instructions.
I started with someone's interpretation of your instructions found elsewhere but did not have any luck. I followed these instructions with a limited edition disk and they worked great.

Loaded to a new mac book and my daughter is so happy ( at least until she has to pick the pookoo berries to feed the lompoc to get through the locked gate, lets hope they do not go there again.)

Only suggestion to others is if it doesn't work get rid of the myst5 directory and start over. Took me 3 tries to get everything right.

3:04 PM, January 10, 2010

 
Blogger Billy Einkamerer said...

Worked perfectly.. and I've learnt something about how you reverse engineer into source and edit the source - what a gem this is! I'll bookmark this.

also -
I'm a php developer, using symfony and code igniter - u still recommend ruby on rails these days?

Cheers

10:50 AM, March 13, 2010

 
Blogger Lucas Carlson said...

Definitely, Rails is more stable and fast than it has ever been.

11:25 PM, March 14, 2010

 
Anonymous posy said...

awesome!!! tons of thanks to you! my game is merrily installing now :D i don't understand what i just did but i feel accomplished anyway, hahah. you've been really helpful :)

5:17 AM, April 06, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!
It help so much.
Thanks!!!

5:57 AM, October 16, 2011

 
Blogger Frungi said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

11:47 PM, May 07, 2012

 
Blogger Frungi said...

For everyone with sound problems (from a plSoundDecompress related error), it’s a simple fix: Run plSoundDecompress. It’s in the app package, Contents/Resources.

Now if you don’t know what I just said, first, go into Terminal and make sure everything in the Myst V app is executable:

chmod -R a+x (drag the game icon onto the window)

Then, right-click on the icon and choose “Show Package Contents”. Open the Contents folder, then Resources, and then double-click plSoundDecompress, which you should find in there.

It takes a while to run and adds a gigabyte or two (mine says 4.29 GB), but when it’s done, you’ll have full working sound in your game. My guess is that it didn’t run on install because it wasn’t set as executable, like the game itself.

11:54 PM, May 07, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was able to install the Myst V on the OSX Lion using the patched installer but cannot get it to run. Any help is appreciated.

1:42 PM, June 24, 2012

 
Blogger Frungi said...

To the last Anon: Did you make sure to set it as executable? Open up Terminal (in Utilities) and type in the following, and DO NOT press return yet:

chmod -R a+x

Type a space at the end and then drag the game’s icon onto the window, and then press return. Hopefully that solves your problem.

8:37 PM, June 24, 2012

 

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