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Myst Revelation sound display error -- fatal freeze -- help!

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Anonymous
January 19, 2005 12:08:43 AM

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Greetings again!

I can't believe it. After I finally getting the Myst IV patch to work
(the first time I downloaded the 40mb patch, it must have been
corrupted somehow; redownloaded it and then it worked...seriously), I
have hit a fatal glitch.

I finally solved the spider chair crystal puzzle, and was allowed to
walk over to that little floating platform where Sirrus' notebook is.
After turning on the power on the platform (moving that lever from left
to right) and manipulating and examining other things on that platform,
I went back to the spider chair. When I click the blue button on my
right, I get a frozen screen and a sound loop. I have to
control-alt-delete to get out

The message I get says:

Sound display error #21
Filename:\myst\dev\common\src\m4\dare_ext\error.cpp

My computer is a recent Dell Dimension series, without anything weird
with its sound card, and no history of any system trouble at all. I
have not had any tech trouble with the 6 or so similar types of
adventure games that I have played on this computer. I have tried
rebooting, and also tried turning off all sound options.

Is this just me? Has anyone else had this trouble? I am going to
email Ubisoft, but I estimate that the probability that they will get
back to me with useful info is certainly p < .05. I have had more tech
trouble with Myst IV than I had with Myst, Riven, and Exile combined!
My wife won't let us quit this game, so PLEASE can someone tell me how
to get past this glitch!
Chuck...stunned, disappointed, and increasingly hostile Chuck

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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 3:37:18 PM

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dncmullin@yahoo.com wrote in
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>
> Is this just me? Has anyone else had this trouble? I am going to
> email Ubisoft, but I estimate that the probability that they will get
> back to me with useful info is certainly p < .05. I have had more tech
> trouble with Myst IV than I had with Myst, Riven, and Exile combined!
> My wife won't let us quit this game, so PLEASE can someone tell me how
> to get past this glitch!
> Chuck...stunned, disappointed, and increasingly hostile Chuck
>
>

I'm having a similar problem - always freezes at a certain spot. I've
updated the game to 1.02, updated my video drivers, tried the usual things,
no effect. I have lots of memory, disk space, etc. I sent a message to
ubisoft support, got a respone that was mostly just a form letter saying I
should update my video drivers, meaning they hadn't even read my message
since I'd told them I did that. Completely useless "support". I have the
previous 3 Mysts, never had any problem with them. This is extremely
annoying, can't even get through the 2nd world.
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 6:20:47 AM

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Please ignore these tests


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"Dave C." <anothergeek@wersadfx.com> wrote in message
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> dncmullin@yahoo.com wrote in
> news:1106111323.020249.295790@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com:
>
>>
>> Is this just me? Has anyone else had this trouble? I am going to
>> email Ubisoft, but I estimate that the probability that they will get
>> back to me with useful info is certainly p < .05. I have had more tech
>> trouble with Myst IV than I had with Myst, Riven, and Exile combined!
>> My wife won't let us quit this game, so PLEASE can someone tell me how
>> to get past this glitch!
>> Chuck...stunned, disappointed, and increasingly hostile Chuck
>>
>>
>
> I'm having a similar problem - always freezes at a certain spot. I've
> updated the game to 1.02, updated my video drivers, tried the usual
> things,
> no effect. I have lots of memory, disk space, etc. I sent a message to
> ubisoft support, got a respone that was mostly just a form letter saying I
> should update my video drivers, meaning they hadn't even read my message
> since I'd told them I did that. Completely useless "support". I have the
> previous 3 Mysts, never had any problem with them. This is extremely
> annoying, can't even get through the 2nd world.
Anonymous
February 7, 2005 5:33:56 PM

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

Greetings!

Well I finally broke through the glitch I had experienced with Myst IV
Revelation, so I thought I'd report back to others perhaps having the
same problem:

To review: In Spire, and using the updated v1.02 version of Myst IV, I
solved that slider puzzle in the "Spider chair." Afterwards, some
little stepping stones appeared in the air, enabling me to walk to a
suspended platform with a power control, a diary, and some
crystal-making apparatus. I saved a game immediately after solving the
puzzle and before walking across the stepping stones.

After doing stuff on that suspended platform (turned on power, read
diary, played with apparatus), when I went back to the spider chair,
and clicked the blue button, I hit a fatal glitch and audio loop as the
control panel was coming down.

Ubisoft recommended I update my sound drivers and my Nvidia driver. No
probs with the updated sound drivers, but also no success curing the
glitch. Updating the Nvidia driver to 66.93 makes the game crash back
to the desktop immediately upon start-up, so I rolled back my drivers
to their previous (somewhat ancient but functional) state.

I kept playing the game from my post-slider-solution saved game, but
kept getting the glitch no matter what I did on the suspended platform.

Finally did three things, one or more of which allowed me to get past
that glitch:
(1) I had about 55 saved snapshots in the photo feature; I deleted
about 20 of them
(2) I started from a saved game PRIOR to my solving the slider puzzle
(which meant I had to solve it again, although it is relatively easy
once you know what you need to do)
(3) I went to the suspended platform, turned on the power (using the
horizontal slider on the rock panel), and then when right back to the
spider chair without touching the diary or the crystal-making
apparatus.

This time I did not encounter the glitch. I went up a level or two on
the spider chair, but then returned to the suspended platform and read
the diary and played with the apparatus. When I returned to the spider
chair, once again there was NO glitch. Shortly thereafter I was
mercifully able to leave Spire.


Chuck