Great that this not only is a way to preserve popular commercial stacks but also an incentive for those of us with rotting diskettes full of old homemade stacks to get a chance to archive them.
Check out via YouTube Making of Myst from 1993 and Myst Postmortem from 2015. Whole by now everyone knows that Myst as originally created with Hypercard, the second video goes into some detail around at 20-25 minute mark about how within with the limitations.
I have a theory that artificial constraints can, in the hands of exceptional programmers and designers, produce a superior result because of the need for their exceptional creativity and skills. It’s almost a shame that programming has become commoditized. This is interesting as well, because Hypercard was essentially created to commoditize “programming”.