Tsar Hoikas's Journal

Hi, I'm Adam, also known as Tsar Hoikas. I am the Guild Councilor of Technical Direction here at the Guild of Writers. I'm really quite awful at writing journal entries and blogging, so don't expect too much from me. If you're wondering how you can get this awesome biography section on your author page, just fill out your "Biographical Info" under "Your Profile" in Wordpress. :)

Myst Online Intangible Assets

We are pleased to announce that Cyan has graciously decided to open up the project formerly known as Intangibles under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. This project includes design documents, textures, audio, and 3D models for Ages and other D’ni areas that were in the planning stages for addition to the game. The assets are in various stages of development, including (but not limited to) concepts and massing models.

The Guild of Writers’ H’uru Team is currently working to bring the majority of these assets into our version control system to facilitate collaboration. However, you may also download the assets as provided by Cyan. The Guild of Archivists has also begun cataloging much of this material in their Unexplored Branches project.

CWE Development Library Bundle Update

After many delays, much hemming, and lots of hawing, the ability to play WebM video (vp9/opus) was merged into the main codebase today. You should still be able to compile the new codebase after this merge; however, if you would like to be able to see videos in the client, you will need to download the new devlibs bundle.

There are currently no official WebM versions of the Cyan introduction video nor the MOUL intro video. For now, you will need to convert them using third party utilities if you want them to play. We hope to fix this in the near future.