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News Archive April to August 2004

August 20 2004
No big Demo
It was mentioned earlier that the larger E3 demo would be hosted on the official Myst IV site later in August. However, the demo is now posted and it's the same one as already seen at Gamespot, Macwelt, etc. There's the rumour going around that because this shorter demo is newer, it's improved over the longer one, and therefore the devs won't show us an older piece of technology.
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Myst Fan visits Revelation Team
AVID Myst fan Melissa "Tay" Goss had the chance to visit the Ubisoft offices in Montreal for two days meeting the Revelation team and exploring an almost finished version of Revelation.
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Myst IV Previews
GameRankings and IGN feature previews of Myst IV. The IGN preview even has two new screenshots to offer.
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Myst IV Mugs available
The French Ubisoft store has Myst IV offers mugs. It's a collector's item limited to 200 pieces (for Europe). They're also quite expensive: 29.99 Euros plus shipping.
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ESRB-Rating for Myst IV
The ESRB published its rating for Myst IV: "Teen (Mild Violence)". Thanks to Andy Bell for telling me about this.
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August 13 2004
Myst IV Collector's Edition Box Art
The French mystworlds.com website released an image showing the Myst IV: Revelations Collector's Edition box. Stunning.
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August 10 2004
Revelation PC Demo released
Now all PC users also get the chance to take a first glimpse at Myst IV: Revelation. The PC demo is out. It is hybrid and 196 MB in size.
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GameSpot features new Myst IV Stuff
GameSpot offers some new Revelation material: A well written preview, some new screenshots and a video interview with a lot of new ingame footage.
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New Puzzle by Revelationist
A new puzzle appeared on the Ubisoft forums. And it seems like there will be something new every day.
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August 7 2004
Myst IV: Revelation Mac Demo
Here it is. The Myst IV Demo for Mac. You can either download it via HTTP, FTP or by using the BitTorrent system (which means that you are downloading only a reference file here that you have to open in your BitTorrent client in order to start the real download). Download size is approx. 142 MB.
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August 6 2004
Screenshots from the Mac Demo
Well, it's not the full demo (yet?) I can offer you, but some screenshots I took. Hope you enjoy them anyway.
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August 5 2004
Official Revelation Website in a new Look
Ubisoft updated their official Myst IV: Revelation website. It really came out gorgeous and offers a lot of interactivity.
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August 4 2004
Behind the Scenes Movie: Myst IV's ALIVE Engine
As a prize for solving Stan's and my puzzle we gave you this: An amazing look behind the scenes of Myst IV and it's ALIVE engine. It's a QuickTime movie with a running time of almost 4 minutes. Be aware: It's very spoilery.
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August 3 2004
Revelation Demo in the new Issue of German Magazine Macwelt
The German Macintosh magazine Macwelt will feature the Myst IV: Revelation demo (mac version of course) on it's CD-ROM. The new issue will be out tomorrow, August 4.
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August 1 2004
Myst IV System Specifications
There's an update to the system specifications for Myst IV: Revelation.
PC: Pentium III 700 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB on XP, 32 MB video card, Nvidia Geforce 1, 2, 3, 4, FX, ATI 7000-9800, Matrox Parehlia, Intel i865G - intel i915G, DVD-Drive, Win 98, Win Me, Win 2000, Win XP.
Mac: G4 667 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 32 MB video card, Nvidia Geforce 2, 4, FX, ATI 7500-9600, DVD-Drive, OSX 10.2 (Jaguar) or better.
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Myst IV Demo will come in two Versions
There will be a short demo (200 MB) and a long demo (600 MB). They are very close in content, but the 600 MB version contains a rather heavy additional cinematic and an extra node. | more |

Jack Wall finished Myst IV Soundtrack
As reported by Jack Wall the Myst IV soundtrack is finished. He counted the minutes of music he wrote: 104. | more |

July 21 2004
High-Res Screenshot of Tomahna
The people on the MystObsession forum are really very quick. They already revealed the high-res shot of Tomahna I was hiding. | screenshot | puzzle |

Myst IV Soundtrack: More Infos from Jack Wall
Jack Wall posted some comments yesterday in the MystObsession forum. He revealed that Myst IV will feature over 80 minutes of music and that he was able to implement most of it by himself. That's not usual for a video game. So he's is directly responsible for how it sounds. | thread |

Myst IV: Revelation Collector's Edition
The French Ubisoft store offers an interesting item: Myst IV: Collector's Edition. Beside the game the package features the Soundtrack CD, the Making of and a deck of cards. | more |

Haven's Swamp in High-Res from Stan
Stan was back yesterday with an all new puzzle (slightly easier than the previous) that revealed the award-winning Haven's Swamp screenshot in an incredible huge size. | thread | screenshot (6.6 MB!) |

July 19 2004
EXCLUSIVE: Video-Interview with Yeesha actress Juliette Gosselin
The price for solving the puzzle I put online tonight was an video-interview with Yeesha actress Juliette Gosselin. The puzzle has been solved (bravo!), so here's the movie for everyone. Enjoy it. | download | puzzle |

Myst IV Main Theme and a huge Screenshot
Two more prizes from Stan: The Myst IV Main Theme and a huge version of a screenshot we have seen before. And we know the name of that age now: Serenia. | Main Theme | Screenshot |


July 18 2004
Haven Track from the Myst IV Soundtrack
There's another puzzle of Stan going on over at Mystobsession.com. The prize for the second puzzle is a track from Myst IV from the Haven age performed by the Warsaw Village Band and composed by Jack Wall and recorded on June 8th 2004 in Warsaw. | download | thread |


July 13 2004
More on the Revelation Press Conference in Paris by Laloona
German Myst fan Laloona had the chance to attend the Revelation press conference in Paris last thursday. She posted a report on her website, www.looriva.de, with a lot of new photos. It's in German! | more |

July 11 2004
Infos and Photos from Revelation Press Conference in Paris

Last thursday, July 8, Ubisoft held a press conference in Paris where they revealed more informations on Myst IV. The cast of the game: Atrus: Rand Miller (of course), Sirrus: Guy Sprung, Achenar: Brian Wrench and Yeesha: Juliette Gosselin. Juliette will also play in the movie "New France" with Gérard Depardieu. | more | pictures (scroll down) |

A lot of new Myst IV: Revelation Images
French online magazine Gamekult.com posted a review of Myst IV: Revelation together with a whole lot of new images. Most of them are concept art but there are also new ingame screenshots and some new pictures of Yeesha. I reorganized the picture section. Many thanks to Patchallel. | more | review |

July 10 2004
Myst IV: Revelation Demo in 3-4 weeks

As announced by Ubisoft's Patrick Fortier a playable Myst IV: Revelation Demo is completed and will be released in 3-4 weeks. | thread |

July 7 2004
Revelation Boxshot Placeholders
In the past days two boxshot placeholders for Myst IV: Relatiopn have been found. On on the Italian Ubisoft site and the other on a Polish webstore. | Italian | Polish |

June 29 2004
Myst IV Demo Movie from WWDC

Yesterday at the WWDC (Apple World Wide Developer's Conference) Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced Ubisoft's Karen Conroe to the audience who presented an interactive demo of Myst IV. The whole keynote is available to watch with QuickTime streaming, however I'm sure you're mostly interested in the Myst part of it. I took those 3 minutes out. Download them exclusively here. Spoiler Alert! | download | Keynote |

June 14 2004
High-Res Shot of Tomahna
GameWallpapers.com have a bigger version of a Tomahna shot. We've seen it before, but not that huge! | more |

June 11 2004
Enhanced Revelation Teaser Trailer Music

Gas Station Stan, who released the first screenshot of Myst IV, posted an enhanced version of the Revelation Teaser Trailer Music at MystObsession! | download | more |

June 7 2004
Myst IV Soundtrack recording in Bratislava is complete

Jack Wall, who's currently traveling through Europe, has finished the recording for the Myst IV soundtrack in the Slovak Radio building. "The sessions went fantastic. The musicians were very nice and accommodating. After the first day, I literally thought I was going to have to scrap about 7 minutes of music, but sometime about 45 minutes before the end of the last session I realized it was ALL going to be done! Very cool." | more |

May 27 2004
New View of Tomahna

Tweek discovered on Greg Dean's Real Life Comics Website a picture taken at E3 that shows Tomahna from a new angel. | more |

May 26 2004
3 DVDs for Revelation

There were some rumours going around that Myst IV: Revelation shall be released on 3 DVDs! Kha'tie cleared things up: "Revelation will be sent out on 3 DVDs. Two for the game, and on the third there will be localization and bonus material." Bonus material - that sounds promising. :-)

Revelation movies now in three sizes
I've added the Revelation teaser and E3 trailer in three sizes for you to choose. Dial-up-friendly. | more |

May 25 2004
Revelation System Specifications

The German Ubisoft website lists the PC system specifications for Myst IV: Revelation: Pentium III 700 MHz, 128 MB RAM, DVD ROM, 16 MB graphic card. No words on the Mac system requirements yet. | more |

Myst IV Main Theme featured in E3 Trailer
As I've been told by Jack Wall, the music in the E3 trailer of Myst IV is a mockup of Revelation's Main Theme which will soon be recorded in Europe. They are also discussing the possibility of a Soundtrack CD. Well, I do hope it's not just a possibility anymore. | Jack Wall's Journal |

Several Myst IV Previews
Several online magazines as well as two avid fans posted their preview of Myst IV: Revelation. Some lecture: | AdventureGamers | WarCry | GameSpy | Srikandi | CAGrayWolf |

May 20 2004
Revelation E3 Trailer now in QuickTime

The guys at mystobsession.com were able to get a high resolution trailer of Revelation shown at the E3: "This version has been slightly tweaked so some scenes may look different. Also note that some footage is still test footage and some was specially made for the trailer." It's huge: 32.2 MB | more |

May 17 2004
E3 footage

AdricTW posted a selfmade E3 video on the Ubisoft forum that shows footage of Revelation in action. It's again a Windows Media file. Attention: Spoilers! Many thanks to AdricTW and Tom. | download | thread |

Some Game Features and a new Screenshot
The Myst IV: Revelation team revealed several features on the various message boards. | more | screenshot |

May 14 2004
One new and one updated Screenshot

I just recieved two new Revelation screenshots. The first is a bigger version of the Tomahna at night picture, the second shows the unknown age at the end of the E3 trailer. | Tomahna | Unknown age |

May 13 2004
Myst IV: Revelation E3 Trailer

As Dan'ni reported on mystobsession.com, fans found the Myst IV: Revelation E3 trailer on the French Ubisoft forum. (It's a .wmv file.) | download |


May 12 2004
First E3 preshow impressions

GameSpot and IGN have put their first impression of Myst IV: Revelation from the E3 preshow online. Heavy spoiler alert! | GameSpot | IGN |

Revelation: More Details and a new Screenshot
As mystobsession.com reported, the US Ubisoft Store has a new Revelation screenshot and the game descrption that also featured on the Italien Ubisoft website.

Within the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. In Myst IV Revelation, you finally learn the fate of Sirrus and Achenar, two villains first introduced in the original Myst. The brothers have remained trapped in separate prison worlds, abandoned by their father for crimes they had committed. Engage in uncovering the mystery surrounding a little girl's disappearance, daring to venture deep inside the intense worlds of the villainous brothers. Understanding their motives is key to the success of the investigation and will be a true "revelation."

- Escapist Adventure: Escape to discover surreal and riveting Ages of Myst IV Revelation in a quest to save a little girl and uncover the truth.

- Dramatic Storyline Leads the Way: The suspense returns to the forefront of the gameplay experience and answers questions left hanging since both the original Myst® and Myst® III: Exile.

- Decisions Directly Affect Gameplay and Outcomes: Decisions will dramatically affect the various storyline options along the way…including the ending!

- Star-Studded Soundtrack: Peter Gabriel and Jack Wall provide an engaging, ambient, and immersive soundtrack that dynamically adds to the gameplay experience.

- Mind-Bending Puzzles: Understand the twisted minds of the two evil brothers and uncover crucial clues in this captivating story.

- Photo-Realistic Graphics: Compelling and pristine graphics "come to life" through cutting-edge animation programming.

- Live Action: High-quality video with real-life actors is integrated directly into the storyline and gameplay, which only adds to the emotional suspense of the plot.

- Take Pictures: The ability to take pictures and record your findings in a journal will ensure that you don’t miss anything along the way.

- Interact with NPCs: Interacting with characters will help reveal secrets from the past that might lead to the truth you seek. | more | screenshots |

Myst Reader: All three Myst novels in one book
Mystobsession.com also reported that the three Myst novels are going to be combined into one book. And it should be released right on time with Revelation in September. No word yet on a release in any other language than English. | more |

May 11 2004
Revelation Team's E3 Weblog

Ubisoft is going to present Myst IV: Revelation on his booth at the E3 Expo which is beeing held May 12 to 14 in Los Angeles. The Revelation team has set up a weblog where they will keep us up-to-date on what is going to happen at the E3. And I think we can expect quite some material (maybe even a new trailer). | more |

May 10 2004
Italian Ubisoft site with new Revelation Details and Screenshots

Mystobsession.com discovered new informations regarding Revelation on Ubisoft's Italian website. The website also featured two new screenshots. And it mentions September 20 as the release date.
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See it here first: Award winning "Haven's Swamp"-Screenshot
The quality of the graphics in Myst IV: Revelation has already enticed the industry: A screenshot entitled "Haven's Swamp" has just been awarded at the Into the Pixel @ E3 graphic competition. And you can see it here first along with another unreleased screenshot. | Haven's Swamp | more |

Myst IV: Revelation to be released on September 9 2004
Myst IV: Revelation will hit the shelves on September 9 2004 according to a release list from Ubisoft Germany. | more |

May 9 2004
More Revelation Screenshots and a Screensaver

Along with the new Myst IV: Revelation screenshort, GameSpot released a Revelation screensaver (unfortunately only for Windows) with even more images from Myst IV. You can download the screensaver here or/and take a look at the pictures from it. | download | more |


May 8 2004
New Revelation Screenshot

A new screenshot from Myst IV: Revelation has been released at GameSpot. It looks gorgeous.
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May 2 2004
Parts of the Myst IV soundtrack will be recorded in Europe

Jack Wall is going on a trip to Europe to record parts of the Myst IV soundtrack: In Bratislava with their 76 piece orchestra and in Warsaw with the Warsaw Village Band.
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April 27 2004
First informations on Revelation's system specification

The Myst IV: Revelation team revelead some details on the system specifications:

Video cards
All cards that are less than 3 years old will be surely supported. We are making maximum efforts so as to support a larger array of video cards. 64 MB video cards will definitively be supported.

Regarding the Mac
It is not in our plan to support any version lower than OSX native. Unfortunately, porting the game lower than the Mac OS X is almost like doing a new port of the game.

PC specifications
A large part of our production team is developing the game on PCs with DVD drives that are more than three years old.

Laptops with DVD-drive
We are trying to ensure that Myst IV: Revelation will be accessible to as many people as possible, including those who travel a lot. Therefore a large range of laptop (both Mac and PC) that are using DVD-drives will be supported.

More information should be available in the summer.

April 7 2004
Hi-Res Revelation Teaser
For a real Myst fan the tiny teaser at the official Myst IV: Revelation website was better than nothing, but here you'll se it in the best quality on the web. Now that's an eye candy! | more |

April 5 2004
Official Myst IV: Revelation site opened
You can get a first glimpse of Myst IV: Revelation along with two screenshots and a first teaser on the official website. | enter |

April 5 2004
Ubisoft announces Myst IV: Revelation
After the release of a concept art picture of Myst IV Ubisoft officially announced Myst IV: Revelation with an expected release date in late 2004. Mac user can be relieved: Myst IV will be released on a hybrid DVD, PC and Mac compatible. After Myst III: Exile, Jack Wall is back to compose his second Myst score, featuring a new song by Peter Gabriel. | more |

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Myst IV in realtime 3D | more |

Revelator by Ron Hayter | Mac | PC |

Myst IV: Revelation Demo | Mac & PC |

Main Theme by Jack Wall | download |

Haven Song by Jack Wall and performed by the Warsaw Village Band | download |

Teaser Trailer Music by Jack Wall | download |

Nice screensaver for Windows
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Official Revelation site
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