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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Hi,

Are the images resolution of Riven adapted for the iPad or are they just stretched to fit the screen?

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Riven is not built as a universal app, so it runs like any other application built only for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The images are 480x320 to match the size of the smaller devices' screens, and the game runs in a small "window" which can be blown up to 2x. There is some blurriness that comes as a result, and in my opinion it's much more noticeable than it was in Myst (I think because Riven's images have much more fine detail in them that gets washed out at 2x), but it's fully playable.

I would recommend if you do buy it and try to play it at 2x that you go back to 1x when unlocking the Firemarble Domes' combination lock. It's WAY easier to do at the smaller resolution because the track isn't a blur of pixels.

I believe (but am not sure, I've been gone a while) that Cyan has an iPad-native version on their plate, but it's not scheduled for release anytime soon AFAIK, and would still be limited to the resolution of the original game, at just under 640x480, as Cyan has said in the past that there are no high-resolution renders of the entire game, and the ability to re-render them has been lost in the decade and a half since the original release. (and now I feel old, hehe)

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Thanks a lot Grand Master for that fast and complete answer.
I have such good memories of the original game that I'm afraid I would be disappointed with the result.
640x480 for the original game... It seemed to be more in my memories... I just checked on the box! You are right! It is so long ago now :roll:

I think I'll give a try :D

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