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Research into using Myst in the Classroom

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Tim RylandsThe guru on using Myst in the classroom is Tim Rylands.  Take a look at his website for all the information you need.

The game is available for Nintendo DS, but the reviewers say it is not good.  The way forward is on a PC or a PlayStation. 

Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at Tom Barrett’s blog Tom Barret

Also Mark Warner’s blogMark Warner

Tim sits operating the PC within his audience (class), then they collaborate on the moves they make.  See below for the required specs:

Myst 3Myst III  Minimum System Requirements

    * Operating System: Windows® 95/98/ME (only)

    * Processor: 233 MHz Pentium® II or 300 MHz K6-2  or faster

    * RAM: 64 MB RAM

    * Video Card: 8 MB DirectX® 8-compatible video card (3D

       acceleration optional)

    * Sound Card: DirectX 8-compatible sound card

    * CD-ROM: 4X CD-ROM drive or faster (not recommended for use

       with CD-RWs)

    * Hard Drive Space: 250 MB available hard drive space

    * Supports 32-bit color

Myst 4Specs required to run Myst 4

Myst 4 Revelation Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/Me/XP (only)
Processor: 700 MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon or better (Pentium 4 recommended)
RAM: 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)(256 MB required for XP)
Video Card: 32 MB DirectX 9-compliant video card (64 MB recommended)(see supported list*)
Sound Card: DirectX 9-compliant sound card
DirectX: DirectX 9.0 (included on disc)
DVD: 4x DVD or faster
Hard Drive Space: 3 GB free (for minimal install) 8 GB free (for full install)

*Supported Video Cards at time of release

* ATI Radeon 7000 to 9800 or better
* NVIDIA GeForce 1/2/3/4/FX families
* Matrox Parhelia (PC only)
* Intel i865G to i915G

Laptop models of these cards not fully supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

This Myst forum show a discussion of which Myst games are Windows 2007 compatible.

Sheffield West City Learning CentreSheffield West City Learning Centre recently developed a teaching pack for primary schools that can be downloaded for free; I have saved a copy of this in the ICT Resources area (in the Cross-Curricular ICT folder). This is fab and appears to have everything at hand.


Written by sammi

April 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by kerryturner. kerryturner said: RT @sammi1964: Just posted on my blog: Using Myst in the Classroom. http://bit.ly/b3ZWfa <– Some great lesson plans here. […]

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