Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#10596 new defect

Myst: Do not play fullscreen Myst Island flyby

Reported by: mgiuca Owned by: bgK
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Mohawk
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Myst

Description

Version: 2.1.0git
Game: Myst Masterpiece Edition (GOG version, June 2018)
OS: Windows 10
Type of bug: Departure from original game behaviour

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Start a new game.
  2. Watch the introduction where the book falls onto the ground.
  3. Click the book.
  4. Watch the small video of flying to the island and landing on the dock.
  5. Click the linking panel.

Expected behaviour: Black screen, then arrive on Myst island.
Actual behaviour: A second full-screen video is shown of flying to the island and landing on the dock. This is redundant and feels weird with only the wind sound heard in the background.

Note: I am aware that this second full-screen video was included on the original Myst Masterpiece edition CD-ROM. However, it was never hooked up in the game, for good reason: unlike all the other Age fly-by videos (which are loops, and therefore represent "zooming up" the looped image on the book page), the Myst Island one is a non-repeatable video. It doesn't make sense to play essentially the same video twice.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by bgK

Owner: set to bgK
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Should be fixed with the most recent update on GOG.

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by mgiuca

Resolution: fixed
Status: closednew

It isn't fixed.

Version: GOG "SVM Update 4 (30 July 2018)"

GOG patch notes contains:
"Removed duplicate fly-by video that played during the opening sequence"
and
"Removed incorrectly placed fly-by video that played when linking back to Myst Island from any of the ages"

However, upon starting the game, the full-screen fly-by video is still seen, just as in the original bug report.

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