Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:11 pm
Location: Florida USA
|Recently I revealed some stand alone game features in my game to some explorers in MOUL,a.
To my astonishment and shock, seems those Explorers had ever heard of the features I mentioned.
Naturally, I assumed we all had and played the same game content features and I found a post about stand alone and MOUL difference to which I again shared those features.
It was suggested that I was making those features all up!
Proof was demanded of my claims. No Worries, I too wanted to find the game that had them.
Pieced together the time line History of the games and the computers I used to play them on . . .
November 2003 Officially announced as Myst Online, before being renamed Uru and published by Ubisoft.
2003 Uru Ages Beyond Myst was a dual release - Single player and Multi-Player box sold game. Bought it 12/18/2003
2003 Uru To D'ni, FREE EXPANSION PACK added the never-released Uru Live online content. Received Free CD 2004
2004 Uru The Path of the Shell, extended the story of Uru in the present and never-before-seen Ages Bought it 7/2/2004
Unlike the first expansion pack, Uru: The Path of the Shell was not free, but was boxed and sold in stores
July 2004 Uru, To D'ni, and The Path of the Shell were packaged together and sold as Uru: The Complete Chronicles. Bought it 7/7/2004 Online Ubi.com
February 2007 GameTap released the multiplayer portion of Uru as Myst Online: Uru Live. Joined October of 2006
Toshibia - Satellite Pro Laptop - Date of Purchase: 2003 - - Also played satnd alone on this one too.
DELL 8300 – Date of Replacement: late 2003 - - - - - - - Likly I Played the gamve version with those features on this computer.
MY TECHNICAL DILEMA: Replaced the battery and got the old Dell running again! Yay!
I uninstalled those games from off the Dell 8300 before I stopped using it and save (think I saved the right game files) to CD.
Need help with the where and how to place and which file names saved files go to in the reinstalled games.
I saved several to CD's with lots of files. If someone could post the file trees to what goes where?
My working knowledge and understanding about how theses game files work and where to find and load them into the games isn't good enough for me to try on my own. I did narrow down the files by their creation dates from properties.
I don't mind providing the Demaned Proof, http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25539 but I'll need some help to do it. PLEASE
Example: Reloaded UABM (URU-AGES BEYOND MYST) and UTD (URU TO'D'NI Expansion Pack) games and created same player name and a new player name and played through them on my current Cooler Master decktop computer I use everyday. But when I did The Path of the Shell Installation and launch, the launch said Play The Path of the Shell, but it launched my Deep Island account game login screen. Obviously a path conflict to which I know not how to fix. I have MOULS,a and the Deep Island and Gehn Shards loaded on to my dest top and they are working links.
I don't want to mess them up.
So . . .No idea how to seperate my current Deep Island game from the newly installed The Path of the Shell Game.
Again, the Launch screen to Play The Path of the Shell brings up the Deep Island login screen and the stand alone game fails to launch.
DELL 8300 On the other hand, I have gotten The Path of the Shell game up and running.
The orginal Player name didn't transition over, but the second player name did. But looking on my KI and having not taken any pictures I found a bunch already on it
From what I can tell so far, it's likely the first boxed release and could be the CC PotS game version, either case, I don't know how to identify the right saved files and where to put them to check play them to find the features.
Any help with directing me to some tech thread here or anywhere else on how to restore old games again would be appreciated.
UPDATE 5/5/2012: UbiSoft Forum Info
following versions of Uru have been released for Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP:
-- Uru: Ages Beyond Myst or Uru: ABM (CD)
-- To D'ni, first Expansion Pack (download only)
-- Myst Uru: The Path of the Shell or PotS, second Expansion Pack, also contains To D'ni (download or CD - CD recommended)
-- Myst Uru: Complete Chronicles or CC (two CD's containing original Uru: Ages Beyond Myst and To D'ni + PotS)
The PotS Expansion Pack also includes To D'ni.
There are two Expansion Packs for original Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
-- Expansion Pack 1 is To D'ni.
-- Expansion Pack 2 is Myst Uru: The Path of the Shell (PotS).
How "Expansion Pack" had been use in the above Ubisoft posts.
I took the posts to mean, since I had the Expansion Pack 1 CD TO D”NI (also downloadable) back then, that their was an additional Expansion Pack 2 CD Path of the Shell, also downloadable back then and then later the Storebox released CD of all their content.
Meaning to me, like the first Expansion Pack 1 loaded into the original URU Ages Beyond Myst game and extended the content, the second mentioned Expansion Pack 2 did also.
I downloaded the Path of the Shell back then and assumed it was merged in with and into the 2 other prior versions of the game I already had running then.
This is partly why I have been confused about the Expansion Packs and how they worked.
Remember, Expansion Pack 1 merged with or into URU Ages Beyond Myst CD game.
So I had assumed the reference use to Expansion Pack 2 PotS did the same and the PotS Storebox CD didn't.
Hope you can see how I took it this way, since I had gotten the TO D'NI Expansion Pack 1 as a CD and as a download.
An easy assumption to the the Path of the Shell Expansion Pack 2 CD and download reference doing the same thing as the first Expansion Pack 1 did and my belief there being a difference between the Expansion Pack 2 and the storebox CD release. Though ther reply post says there is not,I believe my PotS download might have been a mergable version to the 2 prior versions I already had running, give the exclusive content I found to play.
I knew thru research about the storebox release of Uru – The Path of the Shell on CD and it containing all the former version games content combined.
But I hadn't consider the storebox CD release to be an Expansion Pack, since it's release contained all the former version content and its own all together ready to play. Whereas, the TO D"NI Expansion Pack installed it's content and became part of URU Ages Beyond Myst game.
I later bought the Storebox Path of the Shell CD and later the Complete Chronicles Path of the Shell 2 CD set.
Back in 2004, we all could call Cyan support and get help. I did so on many occations to get the bug fixes as they became available.
I believe this was before all the bug fixes became the later v1.2 patch.
During that time, I became well aquainted with one of the support techs as I downloaded updates and got help.
Given the exclusive game content I seem to have gotten and played that no other explorers appear to know anything about, I can't rule out the possibilty that I received it as some additional down loaded code as exclusive game content.
"Although, I believe my PotS download might have been a merge version to the versions I already had running."
Why? Perhaps because a support tech had it and could give it out as hidden joke or it was never expected of me to stumble across and solve the additional content. And yes, it could easily be an "Easter Egg" extra content event also.
This why I am here in the forums trying to learn and find out more about the game versions and installs.
JUST TO BE CLEAR:
(a) UABM & v1.2 Patch and UTD Expansion Pack 1 was all there was of the first game versions to play? Yes?
(b) The (Referenced) Expansion Pack 2 - TPotS contained the UABM & v1.2 Patch and UTD Expansion Pack 1 content to play in addition to the TPotS content? Yes?
(a) Was there a downloadable TPotS (TPath of the Shell) Expansion Pack 2 to UABM & v1.2 Patch and UTD Expansion Pack 1 game Version? Yes?
(b) Was there a downloadable TPotS (TPath of the Shell) Expansion Pack 2 that didn’t contain the UABM & v1.2 Patch and UTD Expansion Pack 1 game content? No
Last edited by Jahmen on Wed May 16, 2012 8:34 pm, edited 11 times in total.