The Myst and Riven Unofficial FAQ
Subject:  Resources on the Internet
Most resources that you can find on-line are available through the World Wide
Web. There are bound to be more that are not listed here, so please visit
either Cyan's WWW site or the one below:
(1) Myst and Riven Infopage
If you have or know of any WWW site, please let me know and I will update
this section accordingly.
Subject: [7-1] Commercial Sites
(1) Broderbund Software, Inc.
(2) Cyan, Inc.
Cyan has gone through a major reconstruction since October 1, and sports a
new design. Now, it contains sections on Myst, D'ni, Riven, other
software titles, company information, Myst Paraphernalia, and general help.
Be sure to check out the Cyan Cam, sequel progress reports and images,
Frequently Asked Questions list, D'ni maps, pictures, and Rules of Writing,
previously unknown images of the game Myst, and movies and sounds from Myst.
To get general company information send e-mail to:
Cyan finally opened the Official Riven Web Site on June 18th 1997.
It contains the game's storyline, development process, and a selection of
Evidence from the Fifth Age.
Also, "Journals" are also being released quite often, and these contain
images, descriptions and simple puzzles, all of which are related to the
sequel. So far five Journals have been released.
It is known that Cyan had little involvement in the design of the
Subject: [7-2] Reviews
(1) Myst Review by David Pipes
(2) In the World of Myst by Alan Levine
(3) Myst Evaluation by David Gorman (among others)
An interesting site which evaluates the educational value of playing Myst,
among other game also mentioned there.
(4) C|Net CD-ROM Reviews - Myst
Myst is among the C|Net top 100 CDs for a dream collection over here.
(5) Through the Myst - Another World
In addition to descriptions on the game and the book, the reviewer also had
the opportunity to interview Rand Miller.
(6) Myst Review by Big Blue & Cousins
Quite a long and detailed review of the game.
Subject: !7-3! Hints
(1) The Myst Hint Guide by Doug Ingram
This is the WWW site to go to when you want good hints to the game, as they
are discerningly placed to avoid careless eyes. Doug also has a review of the
book, "Myst: The Book of Atrus", and was a beta tester for Riven.
(2) Mysthints 1.0
This helpful system allows you to view hints and solutions in a subtle way,
using a certain software called Universal Hint System. Follow any of these
Subject: [7-4] Walkthroughs
(1) Myst Walkthrough Plus! by Mike Maxim
There is alot of information, including: screenshots, sounds, and the
(2) The Ammended Myst Walkthrough Version 2.01 by Phil Gross and Noj Beskin
(Original by E. Conty)
Well-structured site with clear procedures.
(3) The Gamer's Hole - Broderbund - Myst
A very staightforward article which gives you the exact steps to finish the
(4) A Walkthrough for Myst
This page has well-written paragraphs which describes the steps to success.
(5) Islensk Myst Heimasida
The pictures are placed in nice positions, but the language may be difficult
for some readers.
(6) Hints and Tips for Myst
Broderbund has put a page with three levels of hints, so you will have to be
careful with how much you read.
(7) Myst Help, Hints and Information
This site includes downloads like saved games, a walkthrough, Windows
wallpapers, and an animated cursor.
(8) Raaid's Myst Page
Visit this page if you are looking for complete walkthroughs and solutions,
whether you want to read them on or off-line.
(9) Cyan Myst Walkthru
The site will allow you to navigate around the Myst Age, though I'm not sure
what the purpose is.
Subject: !7-5! Miscellaneous
(1) Yahoo - Recreation:Games:Computer Games:Myst
An incomplete index to WWW sites related to Myst.
(2) Alex's Myst Page by Alex Pukinskis
Contains some pictures and an introduction to Myst.
Something's wrong here... it wasn't like this the previous time I visited.
(4) The Myst Journals
A short story based on Christopher Josephes's playing of Myst. It is from the
point of view of the adventurer. Be warned that there are spoilers.
(5) Myst Gets in My Eyes
Amazingly unique and fresh!
(6) Myst Help, Hints and Information
Nice webpage with some downloadable material and up-to-date news.
(7) Frequently Asked Questions on Myst and Riven
This is the official Cyan site which has some very interesting questions and
(8) MYSTIQUE: The Myst Fan Club
Superbly done web site which has won some recognition. A must-see site.
(9) Myst 2 Unofficial Home Page
Nicely-presented page with easy-to-read and latest information.
(10) Myst and Riven Infopage
My own site :-). I hope to make it as pretty as the rest, and includes
Riven information soon.
(11) D'Ni Revisited: The Worlds of MYST
My neighbour's Myst page, containing (at last!) the narration of the
introduction movie with the Myst book falling, and pictures, among others.
Subject: !7-6! Usenet
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