Archive for 2014

Happy New Year!!

It has been again a turbulent year, with at the end also an awesome new app which will change the whole porting experience to the top! This year we have served Millions of Wrapper downloads, another Million visitors and many many new game ports. This couldn’t have been done without your input, your donations, and your visits to the website time after time. I want to thank you guys for this, making this year another success!

Happy New Year!

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Pioneer Lands for Mac!

The free Pioneer Lands from Gametop.com is the last port for this year! and this free full game is also added in the Portingkit. The game works great and will be automatically downloaded by the Portingkit. Simply get the Portingkit when you don’t have it already. Open it, then go to the library –> server tab and select the Pioneer Lands game and click “download”. Then the Portingkit will download and install the game. Then go the the “local” tab and select the game and click “play”! Have fun!

Pioneer Lands is unique game with a fascinating combination of business simulation and strategy set on the frontier of America’s Old West! This is a real western among casual games! It’s a story about the brave pioneers who lived and tamed America’s frontier.  You are the first to make a long journey, full of dangers and adventures. You’re mission is to explore new lands! Eight original locations and 99 levels with an incredible range of tasks await you! Welcome to the Old West where many adventures await you!

Download the Portingkit (when you don’t have it yet) up here…

Aquanox 2 for the Mac!

This is the second Portingkit only application where I don’t need to host the Wrapper anywhere. The free Portingkit will do all the work for all new game port releases from now on. Aquanox 2 is an action game where you find yourself undersea fighting and surviving. You can buy this game from Gamersgate and download the “Download Aquanox 2- Revelation.exe” file from your Gamersgate library to your downloads folder where the Portingkit will do the rest :) Tested the game on my Nvidia 640M iMac and works native windows. I made another video instruction for this game using the Portingkit including some gameplay! Have fun!

Aquanox 2: Revelation chases the player through high-energy action and sinister underwater cities. A gripping story, striking characters and the overwhelming architecture of the underwater world are framed by an ingenious user interface. Bonus objectives as well as hidden bonus weaponry guarantee each missions’ re-playability. Tactics and patience complement the fast-paced dogfights. The player becomes a member of a group of eight mercenaries crossing the oceans.

Simply download the Portingkit (if you don’t have it already) and go to the library –> server tab and select the “Aquanox” game and click download. If you don’t own the game yet the Portingkit can direct you to the game page where to purchase it and download the setup/download file to your download folder. When you clicked “no” and were directed to the game page, you have to click “download” again and then click “yes” so the Portingkit will install the game for you. After installation the Portingkit will say the installation was done successfully. Then go to your “local” tab where you can select the game and click “play”!

Get the Portingkit up here…

5 More games added to the Portingkit!

Five more games added and tested in the Portingkit! The game posts/pages of those games are adjusted to the Portingkit as well now. The games added are:

Wings (Amiga Emulated)
Rocket Ranger (Amiga Emulated)
7.62 High Calibre
18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin
18 Wheels of Steel: Long Haul

The new games a visible after restarting the Portingkit! Don’t have the Portingkit yet? get it up here…

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Portingkit Frequently asked Questions…

Yes! The Portingkit BETA is a fact now. But what are the plans? What to expect? How fast will the adding of the games go? Well this post will answer some of the questions:

Cool! Portinkit is a fact. What will happen to the game pages and the existing wrappers?
Well, the specific game pages and game posts of the games added to the Portingkit will stay the same, only the link to the Wrapper will change to the portingkit.com website. The wrappers of the games which are added to the Portingkit, will be put offline because there is no need for it anymore because the free Portingkit will create it for you automatically.

I don’t have the GOG.com or Gamersgate version of the game will the Portingkit still work.
Of course will it still work, the Portingkit will popup with a window to choose the setup file manually. however, the Gamersgate/GOG.com games proposed are tested, auto-detected and advised to use. other versions may contain copy protection or download clients not tested and may in that case fail to work.

I cant see the videos on the “News” Tab (paulthetall.com website) it says blocked content.
Update to the latest Flashplayer and restart Portingkit and it will be fixed.

I can’t still “Rank” any games in the Portingkit.
Correct, this functionality will be added soon.

How fast will filling the database go? And what about the Steam games?
Well, I will try to do at least 5 a day. I may get some help from some other people as well. About the Steam game Wrappers. Yes they will be added as well on short term. in the end all the game ports on paulthetall.com will be added into the Portingkit.

Will there come more video tutorials?
Of course, all on short term.

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Drox Operative released for Mac!

Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer. This Mac game and it’s DLC: “Invasion of the Ancients” is released on GOG.com and the first week 50% off! Check out the trailer below for more info of the game and some gameplay.
 
Eons ago the Drox ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost necessary. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox built a starlane system for quick travel amongst the stars, colonized and conquered millions of planets, and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for over 100,000 years. Eventually realizing their Operatives were a threat, they attempted to assassinate all of them. They failed. The following Galactic Civil War was devastating.
 
Get the game on GOG.com up here…
 

Aquanox for the Mac!

This is the first portingkit only application where I don’t need to host the Wrapper anywhere. The free Portingkit will do all the work for all new game port releases from now on. Aquanox is an action game where you find yourself undersea fighting and surviving. You can buy this game from Gamersgate and download the “Download Aquanox.exe” file from your Gamersgate library to your downloads folder where the portingkit will do the rest :) Tested the game on my Nvidia 640M iMac and works native windows. Can even host multiplayer LAN games. The Aquanox installation proces is also shown in the portingkit release video (from 8:45). Have fun!

The water is no longer calm. The undersea world has undergone a transformation from tranquil environment to a place of unspeakable violence, graphic murder and horrific danger. It is now the 27th century and mercenaries such as ‘Emerald’ Dead Eye Flint ply their deadly trade among the warring forces of man and nature. Gamers take the role of Flint, taking command of a loosely aligned force of fellow mercenaries who hire themselves out to the powerful leaders of this inhospitable world. Players fight vicious battles against crazed mercenaries, mighty military forces and hideous sea monsters.

Simply download the portingkit (if you don’t have it already) and go to the library –> server tab and select the “Aquanox” game and click download. If you don’t own the game yet the Portingkit can direct you to the game page where to purchase it and download the setup/download file to your download folder. When you clicked “no” and were directed to the game page, you have to click “download” again and then click “yes” so the portingkit wil install the game for you. After installation the portingkit will say the installation was done succesfully. Then go to your “local” tab where you can select the game and click “play”!

Get the portingkit up here…

Introducing + BETA release of the Portingkit!!!

Yes! It’s finally here after some setbacks and things which needed to be fixed. We (Paul the Tall and Vitor Marques) wanted to be sure the Portingkit was technically in good shape before releasing it. Of course it is far from finished, but the basis is there and ready to host hundreds of games! Oh my dear friends, I am thrilled to show you this awesome product because this will save me tons of file-hosting space and bandwidth traffic :), and for you a nice overseeing application which needs almost no work at all in order to play all your favorite games, because the Portingkit will do all the hard work for you!

Lets first start about what the Portingkit actually is. Well, the Portingkit is an application which will work a bit like Steam/Uplay/Origin, which has the news tab (my Paulthetall.com blog page), and a library tab which contains 2 sub-tabs called “Local” “server”. The library tab is where all the fun will happen. In the Local Tab you can find all game ports which you have in your application folder. The Portingkit will recognize all the Wineskin ports even not created by us! Every game/program in this particular tab you can launch using the “play” button and it will simply launch the port! Then we have the Server Tab: This contains all the actual ports which are added in the Portingkit and can be simply installed using the download link. Most of them are commercial games and still needs the original Windows game to get installed. Even in that the Portingkit helps out. It will ask if you own the game and if not, it will redirect you to the specific game page where you can purchase it, simply as that. The Portingkit will recognizes the setup files in the download folder so it will automatically start the installation and create the game port. When the port creation is finished it will be visible in your local tab and can be launched from there using the “play” button. It is just awesome :P! You can also rate a specific port (will be soon be implemented) so you can rate the game with your video card. This is handy to know if a game works on for example an Intel Iris Mac yes or no.

Then there are a couple of more tabs: “Rankings”, where the top 10 ranked games will be found, “community” community stuff, “FAQ” for all the frequently asked questions and support videos can be found (needs still to be added) and the “Donate” tab to support our hard work. Those tabs will be filled through the next coming Portingkit releases. So in short, Portingkit will be the only app you need in the future for you Mac gaming!

The portingkit will have its own website hosted by me called: Portingkit.com where you can download the application and read more about what it does. I made also an introduction video of the release of the program. Check it out and enjoy this new awesome application!!

Anno 1404 Wrapper update!

Here another Wrapper update for Anno 1404 Gold Edition. This Wrapper was about 2 years old and through time an issue with the Gamersgate download client slipped in. This is fixed in this latest Wrapper update. I also included the Crossover Crosstie on the game page as well to make it more complete. Oh, and last but not least a new Paulthetall.com branded icon. Enjoy!

Changes:
– Fixed Gamersgate download client issue ‘Error Code 12056″
– New Paulthetall.com branded icon.

Download the new Wrapper on the game page up here…

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Merry Christmas to you all!

Merry Christmas to all Paulthetall.com visitors and game port users!

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