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Anyone know why my Myst IV patch won't install?

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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 12:56:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.myst (More info?)

Greetings all!

After wasting hours and HOURS on that crystal puzzle in
Spire, I belatedly realized that there is some patch (they should beta
test these games before offering them for sale, don't you think?). I
downloaded this patch for three or so hours on my dial-up connection,
only to find that it doesn't seem to install. My computer asserts that
it is starting up the installshield wizard, and then the little
installshield window closes with nothing having taken place. Can anyone
recommend how I get might get this
patch to install?

I have a pc, and the patch that appears not to install is called
myst4_v1.00_to_v1.02_pc.

When I first installed Myst IV, I did the full install, and I didn't
change folders or anything -- I let it put all its components in the
default locations. I followed every single procedure associated with
the initial install to the letter, so I have no intention of
reinstalling Myst IV. If the only way to get the patch to install
itself is to reinstall Myst IV, please let me know so I can avoid
wasting any more time on this product.

Also, how do I find out which version of Myst IV I am running?
The reason I ask is to check the possibility that the patch DID
install, and consequently changed my version to v1.02, or WON'T install
because my version is already v1.02. However, the "Starting
installshield" window came and went pretty quickly, so I kind of think
it started to do something, ran into some kind of conflict or missing
information, and then quit without doing anything. The patch is a
whopping 37,822 kb, so I would think the install would take more than 2
seconds

Thanks in advance for ANY advice. I am very disappointed with the
Ubisoft team for foisting such a defective product (I have heard many
people have been unable to load Myst IV at all, and I was only able to
do so after enduring what I regard as an unreasonable degree of
frustration) on a formerly loyal community that I reckon is becoming
increasingly mutinous. Sometimes I wonder which is harder and less
rewarding -- the puzzles in the game, or the puzzles one must endure to
get the game to run properly.

Chuck

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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 2:23:46 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.myst (More info?)

<dncmullin@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1105941381.750097.196660@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Greetings all!
>
> After wasting hours and HOURS on that crystal puzzle in
> Spire, I belatedly realized that there is some patch (they should beta
> test these games before offering them for sale, don't you think?). I
> downloaded this patch for three or so hours on my dial-up connection,
> only to find that it doesn't seem to install. My computer asserts that
> it is starting up the installshield wizard, and then the little
> installshield window closes with nothing having taken place. Can anyone
> recommend how I get might get this
> patch to install?

Try clearing out your temp directory. Some versions of InstallShield are
difficult that way.

And for the record, I have played and completed the unpatched version of
Myst IV without any problems at any point.

--
Unforgiven
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 9:08:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.myst (More info?)

Greetings all!

I just wanted to report that I resolved the problem I had with the Myst
IV version 1.02 patch. Apparently...and don't ask me how this
happened...the first time I downloaded the patch, it was corrupted
somehow. I downloaded a new patch from the exact same site, and the
second version worked fine (though I now have other problems with that
game...fatal freeze at some point despite updated drivers...but that's
another story).
This whole cyberworld still frightens and confuses me.

Chuck
!