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Syberia 2 for Mac

You probably read the news about the free Syberia game for 48 hours. It looks like the Native Mac version has been removed of Syberia 2. So I added the Syberia 2 port to Porting Kit! The game is also available in Crossover with a Crosstie.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet or Crossover.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup file from Syberia 2 from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then when you own Crossover use this CrossTie or when you use Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
An unlikely pair, young Kate Walker and old, eccentric Hans Voralberg now set off on a journey together, in search of the last of the fabled Syberian mammoths at the heart of a long-forgotten universe. The surreal quest Hans began alone several years ago will come to a final close as he and Kate face obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage and determination. Far and beyond, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival.

Go to the game page for more info up here…

Syberia 2 for Mac

 

Syberia for Free for 48 hours on GOG.com!

You like free games? Well to celebrate the release of Syberia 3 – The Complete Journey, GOG.com offers the first Syberia game of the series for free! The cool thing is that the game is for Mac as well. So no porting kit is required in this case. However! Be fast, the gift started yesterday already and ends on November 11th! If you like the Syberia series, we ported Syberia 2 as well to Mac up here...

Game Description:
Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, is handed what seems to be a fairly straightforward assignment. Just a quick stopover to handle the sale of an old automaton factory hidden in the alpine valleys, then straight back home to New York. Little did she imagine, when embarking on this task, that her life would be turned upside down

Get this free game quickly up here…

Crysis Warhead for Mac

On many request! Crysis Warhead for Mac is added to Porting Kit! We already added the first Crysis game and for Crysis 2 to Porting Kit and now to make the series complete here is Crysis Warhead as well. A special thing with this one is that the game is 64-bit! Yes that’s right, and this means this also requires the latest Porting Kit version, so make sure you updated to the latest version (fixed some issues with creating 64-bit engines) to be able to install the game without issues. The game is quite heavy, so a medium-end and high-end iMac is required to play the game on good settings. Simply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup file from Crysis Warhead from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
The  Crysis Warhead storyline features a fresh take on the story of the original Crysis, delivering all of the excitement and energy that you’ve come to expect. Thrilling combat scenes put you in the middle of the mayhem. Experience improved vehicle handling as you take control of tanks, helicopters, and more.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Crysis Warhead for Mac

The future of Wine on Mac….Wine dead on Mac in 18 months?

The future of Wine on Mac....Wine dead on Mac in 18 months?

I see you thinking, wine dead in 18 months? Yeah, it’s a very very good possibility (not joking here…) “What does that mean? How come? ” Well, it’s the decision of Apple, “no more compromise”….to go over to 64 bit only. That will start in High Sierra 10.13x (yeah where we are in now and where we already ran into bumps), and most likely end in 64bit only next year already!!. “Hey wait, you guys mentioned that you are working on 64-bit Wine app?”.  Yep that’s correct, but that doesn’t solve the fact that the games are still 32-bit, and Apple won’t accept 32-bit processes. This can’t be fixed by using a 64-bit Engine and creating a 64-bit Wineskin app unfortunately.

“So all is lost?” Well we have little hope on a specific project called “hangover” which Codeweavers (yeah from Crossover) and the wine community started up to find a way to keep Wine working on Mac (64bit) using ARM Emulator (an emulator between the windows app and the real CPU that we can put in any mode) which is a building block and would still need a lot of work (if even proven “workable/not too slow”) to be useful on the new Mac OS. There are maybe a few similar options, but also requires “emulation/virtualization” which means slow. So in short, there needs to come a solution (and I mean fast) but the “possible” (hope/pray)  alternatives takes a lot of time to implant. Alexandre Julliart isn’t really mourning about that (and he shouldn’t), because Apple seems to be lost at this moment. It looks like everyone needs to adapt to the changes they make, we (wine(skin) community) had already to adapt 3 times already because of OS updates in the past years, and now it looks like they are about to give the final blow.

“So now what?” Well, thought about alternative solutions as well, and fell back to the same kind of solutions as Codeweavers comes with (emulation/virtualization) but then again you can even better put also VM’s and bootcamp on your system, and that’s not what we want.

So we are building hard on a Linux version of Porting Kit, so not all years we put in Porting Kit and into all the game ports, are lost. In that way we can still continue our vision on Linux, although  in that case it will end for Mac in OS 10.13x or maybe even 10.14x. It’s not what we want, but Apple leaves is in that case no choice to abandon the sinking ship. For me if it comes that far that there is no solution for the 32-bit support drop, I will move over to Linux as well and we keep Porting Kit supported for Mac until OSX 10.14 and not above. Before it comes that far, let’s first hope there will be a solution in these 18 months after all…

Still Life for Mac

Also here counts that the Mac version of Still Life on GOG.com is not Compatible with 10.3x High Sierra. So I created a Mac port for the game in Porting Kit as well. Now you can still play the game using Porting Kit using the GOG.com Windows setup files in 10.13 High Sierra. Remember that you need to download the WINDOWS setup files and NOT the “Mac” dmg file, because that Mac version won’t work in High Sierra. So you love the game and want to play it in High Sierra? Then download the Windows setup files into your download folder and install the game into Porting Kit. Enjoy!

Game description:
The producers of Syberia I and Syberia II are proud to present Still Life. Victoria McPherson, is a brilliant young FBI agent who’s investigating a serial murder case. The body count is now at five and with the lack of real leads and a moutain of circumstantial evidence, Victoria is beginning to show signs of fatigue and stress. She decides to take a break and go rest at her father’s home in suburban Chicago; after all, it is close to the Christmas holidays. However, Victoria does not find rest.

For the simple install instructions and more info go to the Still Life game page up here…

Evil Genius added to Porting Kit

The GOG.com Mac version of Evil Genius  doesn’t work in 10.13x High Sierra. So I created a Mac port for the game in Porting Kit . Now you can still play the game using Porting Kit using the GOG.com Windows setup files in 10.13 High Sierra. Remember that you need to download the WINDOWS setup files and NOT the “Mac” dmg file, because that Mac version won’t work in High Sierra. So you love the game and want to play it in High Sierra? Then download the Windows setup files into your download folder and install the game into Porting Kit. Enjoy!

Game description:
Everybody wants to rule the world! Achieve global power with Evil Genius, the one and only complete world domination simulator. All the everyday tasks of the deliciously wicked mastermind are available to experience and master from building your ultra-secret base to developing spectacular super-weapons to carry out your nefarious master plan. How evil are you?

I transformed the Evil Genius game page back to the ported version up here…

 

Creatures 3 – Exodus added in Porting Kit

On request! Creatures 3 – Exodus is added to Porting Kit! The game was ported in the past, but not added yet in Porting Kit. Now it’s added again in it full good old glory. This game is available on GOG.com, and a must have for life simulator fans who want to control sweet fluffy creatures from their eggs birth until their ends. Simply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy! You have the Steam version? Use the advanced install option in Porting Kit to install the Windows Steam into the port so you can play it using your Windows Steam version.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup file from Creatures 3 – Exodus from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
This is no ordinary game. By playing Creatures, you will be taking part in one of the largest Artificial Life experiments ever. Raise and train a troupe of cuddly virtual life creatures that live on the Capillata space ship and help them reach the level of advancement sufficient to fly it. This task is not easy, Norns are eager to learn but because they own individual personalities they may not always do what you want them to (or even what you expect!).ences.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Creatures 3 - Exodus for mac

The Wolf Among Us for Mac

I Know, I know, there is already a “native” Mac version in Steam for this game The Wolf Among Us. However, this game is so full of crashes, then people crying for a good working Mac version. So here we are! The game works great on my medium-end Intel Iris Mac and some people tested the port with zero crashes although advised to turn of anti-aliasing. So if you love the game and the native Mac version was preventing you from getting it, then use this one instead. This game is available on GOG.com, and a must have for adventure game fans. Simply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy! You have the Steam version? Use the advanced install option in Porting Kit to install the Windows Steam into the port so you can play it using your Windows Steam version.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup files from The Wolf Among Us from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a gritty, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf – THE big bad wolf – you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

The Wolf Among Us for Mac

Speed Busters for Mac

I added another golden oldie Racing game to Porting Kit: Speed Busters for Mac! Speed Busters American Highways, which is the full name of the game, brings you behind the wheel of cars from the 50ties until the 90ties. The game works great on even my low-end Intel HD 5000 GFX Macbook air and played a few races without any issues. This game is available on GOG.com, and a must have for good old race games. Simply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup files from Speed Busters from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
For centuries, the speed limit on American highways has been restricted by law. Technology now offers drivers the chance to make their own choice in the virtual world with Speed Busters: American Highways. The police have lost their minds and reward the fastest players to fly past their strategically placed radar! Earn cash to upgrade one of eight specially designed vehicles based on models ranging from the ‘50s to the ‘90s. Tackle mixed terrain, avoid shocking animations, and storm through environments based on real North American locations.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Speed Busters for Mac

Pacific General for Mac

On Request: Pacific General for Mac! This Panzer Generals 2 sort of game, has been on the request list and now finally added to Porting Kit. The game works great on even my low-end Intel HD 5000 GFX Macbook air and played a campaign round without any issues. This game is available on GOG.com, and a must have for the Panzer Generals fans around. Imply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup files from Pacific General from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
Pacific General is the fifth installment in Strategic Simulations’ Five Star General Series and explores the Pacific front of the Second World War. Taking control of Axis or Allied forces, you must strategically battle your way through the Eastern and Western front of the Pacific war, using a wide array of land, air and naval forces. You can not only experience the historical battles of the war, such as the Battle of Midway, but can also command an Axis campaign of victory and find out what might of happened had Japanese forces triumphed in the East

Go to the updated game page for more info up here…

Pacific General for Mac

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