Sunday, 25 September 2011

Myst Online: Uru Live Again On Mac

The following is how to get Uru Live working on Mac:
First, install XCode. You can download it here:
but I'd recommend getting it off the Snow Leopard disk (if you have it) because the download is extremely large and you have to have some useless membership-mig to do it at all.
After you've installed XCode, you should be able to properly run a program known as MacPorts.
You can download MacPorts here:
Once you've successfully downloaded and installed MacPorts, you should restart the computer. Afterwards, go to Applications, Utilities, Terminal. Type in the following line of code:
sudo port install mystonline-cider
It will give you a little warning about sudo (administrator privileges in terminal) and will ask for your password, depending on your settings. Once you've entered your password, terminal will start downloading the Uru Client.
Once it's done (sometimes it just pauses with no warning whatsoever, don't worry that it's failed) Uru Live should be in Applications, MacPorts, MystOnline (cider).app.
Open it, then it should start downloading the game itself (will pretend it's "updating").
This, for me, took several hours, but if you have broadband it shouldn't take much longer than half and hour to forty-five minutes. Once it's done, just enter your account information! (if you don't have one, just go to
It may take a few minutes "updating" once it's played the Cyan Intro video. Don't worry, this is normal. It isn't actually doing much of anything at this point.
After all that, it should work! Please note that the game suffers from occasional and serious lag, depending on the speed of your computer and internet. Don't worry. It usually goes away.
See you in the Cavern!
Thanks to TrapperDave, OptyMyst, and Night something for being in the photo.

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