You Can't Get There from Here
Fly mode in a 3D world gives you the freedom to go almost anywhere, as long as that place "exists," in the sense that the program actually renders that geography rather than showing it as a 2D image. For example, the picture of Riven in the Rime viewer is a 2D image -- there is no "depth" to it, so you can't get there from the viewer room. There are other places, however, that appear to be three-dimensional but are accessible while walking around. In many cases, switching to fly mode gives you access to these interesting locations.
Myst Island, Generator Room. Not sure how I got in here. I was flying around Myst Island as a bat (see Stupid realMyst Tricks) and managed to flap down into the generator control room. I kept going straight and went right through the window! If you start out in the "Treegate" room, the floor isn't there! Don't panic -- you can swim. After escaping the spaceship on Myst Island, I re-entered right behind the organ. Wohba! My feet are on fire!!
Here, I tried to sneak a few bottles out of Sirrus's wine rack. In a rare bout of cooperation, Achenar agreed to throw me in jail. Ouch! That's gotta hurt!! Some shots from the viewer room in Rime. I've tried to match up the contours of the map with other places (Puzzle Age, foe example), but no matches so far. Here's an interesting find. These are from Atrus's study in Rime. The last three are taken from inside the desk drawer, which is an actual 3D object and therefore could, in principle, be opened. I couldn't see anything in it, however.
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