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For questions about "Myst", a first person graphic adventure puzzle video game created by Cyan.

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If writing in a Descriptive Book simply links to an age, then how does editing that book change the linked age?

In both the books and games of the Myst series, it is established that Descriptive Books do not create worlds, but simply link to already created worlds. If this is true, then wouldn't editing a ...
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Is Riven on a spherical planet?

In the game Riven, on the island with the large gold dome, one can find a telescope which points into the ground. If opened, one can see stars, which suggests that perhaps a lot of the ground beneath ...
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How did people survive on the islands of Myst?

In some of the journals in the library on Myst, I learned that some people lived on the island with the broken ship. Later, How did people live in such a place? There seems to be no land for farms. ...
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How is bacteria able to move the water back in Riven?

In the large jungle island of Riven, there is a lake with unusual water. From reading a notebook, and an article on Rivenese water I have learned that this is caused by some bacteria, but few details ...
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How does the large golden dome on Riven work?

Most of the mechanical items found on Riven are based on real-world items or have some mechanical logic. On the first island of Riven, there is a giant golden dome, inside of which can be found a lake ...
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Are all of the islands in Myst on the same planet?

In the game Myst, one can travel from island to island with some magic books. If the sailing vessel on the main island were operational, could one take it to visit the other islands? Are all of the ...
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