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A New Project from Cyan Worlds

Discussion in 'The Next Big Thing' started by CrisGer, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. CrisGer

    CrisGer Member

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    ah ha, well Rand may have changed his resolve then, it is an obvious possible choice..and I am hoping they may have decided to do the 3D Riven in house...that is my own personal hope...but we will see.
     
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  2. CrisGer

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    It looks like the "new" release from Cyan will be a re make of Real Myst with more realistic dynamics and new textures

    I have finally lost patience with the intransiegence and refusal of Cyan to actually complete or expand the main project, URU which needed just intelligent touch with content and improvements to bring it alive. Instead they have returned to the original story yet again.

    I admit i am disapointed by this news. it is hardly new. The same old story yet re told again. I had hoped for more from them for it does not take a LOT to make a new game just an idea and hard work. Well here is some of the info and pictures from ..sadly a face book link, i HATE the so called gossip internet media but at least it has pictures...enjoy. it will be released on Steam too.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cyan-Inc/9225241363

    the last time i went into URU Online i found that Cyan had "updated": the files, removed the video from the start of the game and screwed up the UI setting so that it blew out all of my carefully created gamma balance and colour and light on my monitor which it takes me a LONG time to set. The reply was that "some" users found their UI reset. but i am not willing to mess with such basic control problems so i wish URU well and dont plan go to back to see nothing has happened at all yet again. Been too long and too little.
     
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  3. Karla

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    @CrisGer
    As you know, I had a lot of interesting times in MOUL, and I was rather furious when Cyan scrapped it.

    As you also know, I wrote a scathingly satirical piece about URU in which an ending has been written.

    I've been in the current URU online briefly a couple of times but for some reason, my heart's no longer in it.

    Concerning Myst, I'm not sure why Cyan seems compelled to create so many versions. I have Myst, Myst Masterpiece and realMyst. Now we have realMyst Masterpiece.

    I love realMyst, although it remains to be seen if Windows 8 will love it. I haven't tried to reinstall it yet as I'm really fed up with Windows 8 pronouncing most of my game collection incompatible.
     
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  4. Val

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    I'll take it. Haven't ever played past the first place in realMyst due to crashes. I wish for a Riven remake.
     
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  5. Karla

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    Let's see...

    Riven remake = realRiven? Riven Masterpiece? realRiven Masterpiece?

    (I just couldn't resist.)

    Interestingly, as I recall, realMyst didn't crash on me once. I did, however, have problems with Myst and Myst Masterpiece.
     
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  6. inm8#2

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    How does the GOG version of realMYST run on Windows 7/8?

    I own it on GOG but haven't played it yet.
     
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  7. Val

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    Ha! You're too funny! :D
     
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  8. Val

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    That's the one that isn't working for me- the GOG download. Now that I think of it, it might not be crashing in "crash to the desktop sense" - I'll have to try it again but I remember the game just not moving when trying to go towards certain buildings. Although it might be doing that and crashing to the desktop. I'll run it again and refresh my memory on exactly what was happenikng.
     
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    Ah, I see. :/

    Well, hopefully you figure it out! In case you haven't checked, the GOG subforum for the Myst games might have some threads where people address similar issues.

    http://www.gog.com/forum/myst_series
     
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  11. CrisGer

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    Bonsai, no i am not sure of anything from Cyan anymore, i dont mean do sound worn out but i am with their slow slow slow attitude which actually becomes a dead end over the years. Yes some of the games were and are brilliant in their own way and I have been a supporter for many many years. I am just tired out wiating for them to DO something rather than just talk. Frankly I have come to think Rand has a psycholcological block against really succeeding.... it is not just the technical limitations that stopped URU .... they could not run with the ball when GameTap gave them a chance. they just could not keep the story going, when all it would have taken is a bit of effort and some NPCs in the game all the time instead of only a few times for a few peopl.e Other MMOSs have solved this problem briliantly, look at Final Fantaxy XIV and how well it is doing and was designed.

    In some ways, even tho a lot of modern computing was created in the US of A rarely have people known what to DO with it, and it has been left to other more creative people like the Japanese, to run with the ball.

    This time, finally , i have lost interest...and tho i wish Cyan well, I frankly dont expect anything from them any more. :)
     
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  12. Karla

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    Well said, CrisGer. My sentiments exactly. Uru had such potential on GameTap, and much of it was needlessly squandered. It was quite frustrating to have to sit there and watch it all go down the drain.*sigh*

    At the time, it seemed to me that Cyan didn't really want it to succeed. Towards the end, it appeared that little effort was being put into keeping it alive.

    Some way to treat loyal fans, eh? We gave Cyan so much support, and they yanked the rug right out from under us.

    I still get irritated thinking about that. :mad:
     
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  13. CrisGer

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    Yes i studied it quite closely and carefully and found that as young boys Rand and his brothers had a father who travelled a lot and when he was home he would make imaginary worlds for the kids in the back yard using boxes and stuff and tell them stories...and then he would leave again. I have a feeling Rand has a rather odd combination of abandoment and story telling wrapped around his games and he abandons his own projects once they are almost finished. That is only a guess but it seems to fit the clues. Not really interested any more as he ha pretty much driven everyone away but I still wish it could have been better.
     
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  14. Val

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    I have not checked the gog forums yet. Great idea! I really hadn't researched what was going on at all yet. I don't know what has happened to my patience - I used to spend hours and days troubleshooting games.
     
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    Well i wish them well but as i have said, i am rather tired of Cyan's none delivery after many many years of waiting. I dont have confidence any more that they know WHAT to do with good game ideas and potential. But i wish them well. that article's link does not go anywhere.
     
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    Interesting.

    $1.1m seems a bit steep, but at least they didn't take the easy way out and go for Myst VI.
     
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  18. Val

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    Sold! And backing.
     
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    I've just installed the GOG version of realMyst on Win8 Pro. So far, it runs fine in XPSP3 compatibility mode.
     
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    I must do that. I am almost as excited to play old games as new ones.
     
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