Jan 10 19 New Patch for Uru CC

After a long, long time a new patch has been released for Uru CC by Mark “Chogon” DeForest.

I have recently been able to recreate the environment to build the Uru:Complete Chronicles executables! I have created an update beta patch that I would like to open up beta testing to all that have purchased Uru:Complete Chronicles.
If you have comments, questions or bugs, please post in this thread.

The beta patch is at https://account.mystonline.com/download/UruCCBeta.zip

Thanks!
Chogon

The patch holds new new content but does add some features like widescreen support.

1) Version displayed in the title of the game window (if in windowed mode)
2) Win10 Cursor fix (from Adam Johnson and Joseph Davies)
3) HD resolution support (16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio resolutions).
4) DirectMusic disabled

You can read the full forum post by Chogon here: https://forums.cyan.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=1587

Dec 17 18 Cyan Collection On Sale [Steam]

The Cyan Collection is currently up on the Steam Daily Sale and will be for the next 68 hours.

The sale covers Obduction (65% off) The 5 Myst games (40% off) Uru Complete Chronicles (40% off) Cosmic Osmo, The Manhole, and Splenux (all 65% off)

Dec 15 18 New Myst Music from Russell Brower

Cyan have posted a new update to Kickstarter about the 5 Myst tracks being produced by Russell Brower and the updated Uru soundtrack.

Hello Backers!

We’ve got emails launching today to deliver the Bandcamp codes for the URU soundtrack with bonus tracks, and Russell Brower’s “Music Inspired by MYST” digital downloads.

The email you’ll receive will not only contain two codes – one for the URU soundtrack with bonus tracks, and one for Russell’s fabulous, inspired music – but will also contain these directions with the steps to help you redeem your music.

Russell’s Ages Inspired by Myst contains the following 5 tracks.

  • Arrival of the Stranger
  • The Fifth Age of Gehn
  • Releeshahn in Peril
  • Amulet of Memories
  • Inscriptions

Each track is based from each of the five Myst games.

The Uru Soundtrack has been updated with 10 “new” tracks. These new tracks have been heard before in game but not been available outside of the games SFX folder. The new tracks are as follows.

  • Sacred Space
  • Spore Views
  • Er’cana Harvest
  • K’veer Echoes
  • K’veer Finale
  • Minkata Badlands – Reprise
  • Dark Skies of Minkata
  • Return
  • Private Resonance
  • Storms of Yeesha

Backers will receive a download code for the two soundtracks regardless of the amount pledge (even if you pledged $1).

Nov 15 18 Cyan To Publish VR Game Zed.

Cyan have set up a new publishing label called Cyan Ventures and will be publishing the VR narrative game Zed.

Myst and Riven publisher Cyan has shifted into virtual reality games, and it is moving further in that direction as the publisher of an externally produced VR game dubbed Zed.

The Spokane, Washington-based Cyan has started a new publishing label, Cyan Ventures, to launch games that can foster creative narratives in VR and publish new titles by indie developers. The game is targeted for the PC as well as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets in the spring of 2019.

You can read the full article at Venture Beats

Oct 31 18 Myst 25th Kickstarter Rewards To Ship Soon

Cyan have updated their Kickstarter page with details on when the physical rewards will start making their way to the backers.

We’ve received word from the production house that manufacturing is almost complete! Boats have been reserved and by November 11th the linking books and inkwells will be loaded to begin their journey to your doorstep!

It’s been hard to wait for news on this, we know – even we didn’t find out about the product being ready until it was ready!

Shipping news

After the boat ride – between 4 to 6 weeks at sea (depending on destinations) – the Myst 25 rewards will be transported to Blackbox’s fulfillment centers for final processing.

Centers in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States will get their shipments. Then Blackbox will check, process, and pack the rewards for final shipping to your homes. This processing is expected to take between 2 to 4 weeks.
Those following along with a calendar can see this means rewards aren’t going to be arriving in time for Christmas.

After Blackbox has received, checked, processed, and packed the rewards for final shipment to you, the additional shipping time from Blackbox to each individual means we’re hoping Backers will start to see their rewards arrive by early February. This is our best guess, because until the product is in transit, this is all we know. We’ll keep you updated as we know more information.

They went on to state that the physical copies of the games are going to be shipped independently from the Linking Books and there is a good chance they’ll show up before Christmas. Cyan will be posting further updates on this in the future.

Finally they had the following to say about the Mac releases of the Myst games.

Some of you might have noticed a number of the Myst 25 games for macOS 10.13 have started appearing as available in GOG and Steam. While there was a glitch showing them as playable before they were quite ready, we can now share with you that 6 of the 7 are ready to play NOW!

Sorry there wasn’t more fanfare – we did a soft launch in order to catch any bugs that might have crept by our intrepid test team.

There are a few bugs we’re still chasing down and addressing as we find them.

We’ve also still got a bit more work to do on URU: Complete Collection before the macOS 10.13 build is ready to play for everyone. There are a number things to iron out there. Look for it in the coming weeks.

Oct 27 18 New Riven Models On Cyan’s Thingiverse

Cyan have paired up with the guys at the Starry Expanse project to offer more models for 3D printing on their Thingiverse page.

5 new models from Riven has been added to the already existing Myst objects that were unlocked via the 25th Anniversary Kickstarter community goals.

The new models are Gehn’s Pipe, a Whark, the Maglev, a Riven dagger, and the Telescope that sits above the Fissure.

You can see and download the models for printing from here: https://www.thingiverse.com/Cyan_Inc/designs

Sep 25 18 Myst 25th Anniversary Box Set Preview

Cyan have released a preview video showcasing the collectors edition box set for Myst’s 25th Anniversary.

It looks absolutely stunning.

Sep 25 18 New Hat and Sweater on Merch Store

A couple of new items have gone up over at the Fangamer Myst store. A classic style Myst hat and sweater can now be preordered.

Sep 23 18 Return of the D’ni Jazz Club

Shorah denizens of the D’niverse!

For the better part of the last year or so I had been pondering about bring DJC back. With it being the 25th Anniversary of Myst this year, indeed this weekend, I felt that this would be the perfect time for it.

So here we are…ta dah!

I have returned the site in the last build I was working on at the time of the site’s closure several years ago, albeit with some tweaks and updates.
Some of the sections have been moved around and condensed into other pages to make navigation a little less cluttered (difficult to do with the amount of information all the games contain).

Will I be updating the site? Yes absolutely. There is more to be added to the site like walkthroughs for all the games which were sadly not saved during my final backup thus I will have to redo those from scratch, as a result they weren’t going to be ready for the sites launch.

I am also rewriting all the Uru/Uru Live collectables pages to make them cleaner as well as a few new sections to go up in the future covering DIRT/MUDPIE and Until Uru. There is also areas of the sites appearance and styling elements that I’d like to further adjust.

You will also notice that we have a new domain name. Sadly due to a snafu I accidentally lost the old dnijazzclub.com domain name, thus the change. If you have DJC bookmarked or listed on any of your own sites you might want to update the url.

If you have discovered any issues with the website, want to suggest features, or want to suggest a website to be added to the “Links” page then please feel free to contact us.

With that out of the way, welcome to the new visitors. To the old vistors, welcome back!

Sep 22 18 Myst 25 Cavern Celebrations Itinerary.

Sabine Lutter posted an itinerary of the various events going on in cavern over the Myst 25th Anniversary weekend. These events will be taking place on Cyan’s MOULa shard.