Myst Puzzle Solutions
If you want to solve the puzzles yourself, stop here. The fullest and deepest game experience comes from solving the puzzles without outside help. However, sometimes hints are necessary. Many on-line web pages provide both hints and solutions. What follows are my own notes on the solutions. Do not go further if you are only looking for hints.
Judging by continuing efforts to forward-port Myst games to newer operating systems, the games remain enormously popular. As of May, 2018, a project is underway to crowd-fund a forward-port to Windows 10. You can learn more about this effort here. The various online compilations of notes and walkthroughs, themselves have become classics. What follows are my own "crib" notes for games I through IV. These notes are spoilers in that they give the final solutions to puzzles.