Joined: 05 Jan 2007
Location: Florida USA
Ok WOW I didn’t mean to ignite a fire storm here!
johnsojc Posted: Sunday Apr 22. 2012 12:08 pm
You aren’t talking about this room are you?
The picture is very dark and too small for me to tell anything, sorry.
New Picture post was better, but I think the linking book was located in middle of room and not a wall.
The patch UruToD'ni.exe was 173 MB (181,990,087 bytes). I remember those 4 and 5 hour downloads with no fondness at all. What was that? 5 or 6 minutes per MB?
Was this for the online game version or the stand alone update?
Neereus Posted: Sunday Apr 22. 2012 12:09 pm
Why did Cyan send you a free PotS cd in the first place? It was sold as an expansion. The only free upgrade was To Dni, though i remember that being a big download patch (I had a 26.4k connection ), not a CD.
NEW Answer: Because they didn’t give me a Free PotS CD, it was a Free Uru TO D’NI EXPANSION PACK CD for URU Ages Beyond Myst and probably because I had some problems with the downloads. They took hours!
Although I can't rule the possiblity out of a free PotS CD, since I have 3 PotS CD's and only rememeber buying PotS and later the MYST URU CC-PotS .
Oh and I did find some saved CD Game Files, but don't know enough about the file names to tell anything yet.
With all the many Myst games versions, update downloads and patches, I’m not sure what game version I had with the features I claim.
But I'm going to try to recreate it.
These post replys made me go look for my games and saved file CD's to help me see what is what.
dtierce Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:17 am — Post subject:
My ABM CD is listed as 651093-CD. My PoTS/TD CD is listed as 652021-CD.
In looking, I since discovered these CD’s; URU AGES BEYOND MYST 651093-CD and the FREE - URU TO D’NI EXPANSION PACK. No # CD
Along with MYST URU Complete Chronicles; 652021-CD INCLUDES: URU AGES BEYOND MYST" THE PATH OF THE SHELL & TO D'NI EXPANSION PACKS/
MYST URU EXPANSION PACK QUICK START CARD; The Path of the Shell INCLUDES TO D,'NI CONTENET FREE
and a PATH OF THE SHELL with NO jewel case or any info to it.
I have since mixed the CD’s and not sure which goes to which now! DOH!
Finding my saved copies to all theses games with the online downloaded updates will take me time.
PROBLEMS: I will need help to identify where to look for these games- game name file saves. (what were the file names)
Because even if I find the files, wouldn’t I still need to reload them into a running game of that game version?
If anyone who knows the file names and where to find them in the file tree, post em please!
ThedStranger Posted: Sunday Apr 22. 2012 12:21 pm
Seriously? Gahreesen forest exploreable in an unreleased special edition of Path of the Shell? ...seriously?
NEW Answer: Seriously YES as I’m still trying to understand how the game versions all work together and which it is.
I found 3 Path of the Shell CD’s and don’t know which I used.
We all started with URU AGES BEYOND MYST and then the FREE - URU TO D’NI EXPANSION PACK, along with all those downloads and patches we got.
I have reloaded UABM and played thru it again using a different Player name of Jahmen 1 and another on my other computer Jahmen2, believing somehow they may be useful later for comparrison test game recreations.
In reloading and Playing ABM (Ages Beyond Myst) & UTD (UruTo D'ni) Expansion Pack to see how they play out and noting the difference in them using my old game notes and making new revised ones, I have ruled them out as the game version the events I claim happened in.
I intend to reload my PotS CD to see if it has any connecting files like the first 2 do, as soon as I can figure out which is which and start with the oldest version.
I have lots more old MYST Game CD's to locate requiring a trip to my NC Warehouse files.
I’m trying to recreate all the circumstances in which I played the Myst Games that got me those features.
Note: After playing I now know it was in the Bevin Egg Sculpture Room. When in Kirel I put in the code and nothing happened. Then I looked at the door and saw it was light up.
I remembered when I was on the bridge putting in the code the last time, my view was taken over for a moment and directed towards the ESR (Egg Sculpture Room) door.
To further risk more ridicule, I'll know when I have the right game version when I am able to slid down the island that lies between the Garrison Power Building and Upper Gareesen area, because I was able to walk around in that area under the Power Building. And was disappointed in my attempts to do the same over around the Fortress Bldg..
P. S. I have also dug out some old saved hard drives and 2 with dates on them for the time period.
If I can't recreate the game, I'll then try to get those drives working to check them.