1000% Achieved! 24 Hours Left! (...and Compatibility and Localization)
1000% and more!
Okay, now you've gone and done it. With over a day left you've blown past the 1000% mark! So amazing! The Uru Soundtrack and Russell Brower's original music is officially added to the mix - even at the $1 level! Congratulations to everyone!
And be sure to join us live for the countdown to the end of this amazing Kickstarter campaign here at Cyan! Here's the link for details.
And we know there have been some questions on compatibility and localization. Those things are a work in progress, but we'll tell you what we think so far.
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If you are concerned that your system is a bit older and slower, remember the beta to GeForce Now may help. NVIDIA is providing access to the beta for free to 5000 of our Backers. Not only should it ease your fears about running all the Myst games, but it'll allow your older machine to run many newer games you couldn't have considered otherwise. Just sayin'. More info is here.
We’re using our resources to test the games on Windows 10 and macOS 10.13 (High Sierra). Those are the operating systems we’re shooting for, since the idea is that we need to make the disc versions as up-to-date as possible. With all that said, even though we aren’t officially running the games through verification testing on older OSes, we've heard of some success with many of the games on older Windows versions (64 bit), and we're continuing to investigate. If you think that that sounds very anecdotal, you’re correct. Unfortunately that may be as good as it gets, since we just don’t have the resources for extensive testing on older OSes. But we’re sure you understand that our focus is on making the games more forward compatible vs. backward compatible.
Again, our focus is on trying to move these games forward to more modern systems. With that said, most of the older games won’t have any trouble running on older hardware. The primary exception is realMyst: Masterpiece Edition. GOG has the specs for realMyst: ME here.
Bottom line — If you have the specs for playing realMyst:Masterpiece Edition then you’ll be in fine shape for playing the other games. Beyond that, if you have hardware that will run the OSes we're shooting for, you should be in good shape.
The original games that we’re basing the wrapped updated versions on had various levels of localized language support, some with various languages on a unified version and some with separately localized versions. We're still in the process of looking at all the combinations and seeing what all works. But at this point in time, here is what we have to the best of our knowledge...
Thanks - and here's to the final day! Woot!