Archive for February 2014

New CrossTies Week 7!

A dozen more new/updated Crossties! This weekend I already mentioned that there were 6 CrossTies in the Queue by Codeweavers to approve, but they were so busy with the new release that they had hardly time to do so. yesterday all the Ties were approved and that’s why this post. If you want to help as well, just install your games you own in Crossover and let me know if it works, when there isn’t a CrossTie yet, or if there is, Rank it on the Crossover game page so people know that it works with the latest Crossover version. This is something we all can do and this way we can help each-other :)

Red Faction and Red Faction 2 were released thueseday on GOG.com. So I purchased them straight away and made a CrossTie of them as for 10 more games as well. Most of them are very popular games, so check them out! You need Crossover pre-installed in order for the CrossTie to work. Check out Crossover video page or on the game pages how simple CrossTies work! Enjoy!

New/updated CrossTies:
Bionicle Heroes
Sherlock Holmes – Secret of the Mummy
Titan Quest
Pandemonium
Desperados 3 – Helldorado
Thief 3 Deadly Shadows
Fahrenheit
UFO Aftermath
STALKER Chernobyl
East India Company
Red Faction
Red Faction 2

Advent Rising for the Mac!

Advent Rising is a sweeping and evolving plot written by award-winning sci-fi author Orson Scott Card. In this game you will witness the advent of humanity as written by a master of science-fiction – Orson Scott Card. With 12 unique weapons and 8 superhuman powers you will not only crash through hordes of aliens but also watch one of the best stories ever told in video games! What else do you need to get convinced?. This game is available on GOG.com and works great using Crossover! Check out the trailer for the gameplay, it’s fun!

Advent Rising is a third person perspective action adventure game in which you play as Gideon Wyeth – a rookie space pilot. Having a loving fiancee and a promising life he is chosen to participate in one of the most important missions in the history of humanity – first contact with an alien race. Although the humans were greeted with honor, the aliens also gave them a warning – there is another vicious race, known as “The Seekers”, dedicated to eradicating the human species. Soon after receiving that information the invasion and Gideon’s adventure begin.

Get the CrossTie from the game page up here..

Death to Spies for the Mac!

Death to Spies is a great action game where stealth is an important part. Some cool features of the game are: Third-person stealth action which immerses the player into the atmosphere of World War II military intelligence operationsdelivers fast-paced racing around every corner and down every straight. It also has a variety of different spy skills at the player’s disposal such as sneak, hide, carry dead bodies, change clothes, mine objects, throw knives, sniping, picking locks, setting traps and many others. This game is available on Gamersgate and works great using Crossover! Check out the trailer for the gameplay, it’s fun!

You can buy Death to Spies Gold Edition on Gamersgate which also includes Death to Spies: Moment of truth in one sale which I ported as well. Death for Spies can be bough separately as well, but is the same price is the Gold edition.

The game’s main character is a captain in the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service. He is a professional spy trained to execute dangerous operations on his own. During missions he will have to complete various tasks in the heart of enemy territory including stealing important documents, eliminating different enemy officers or high-ranking officials, kidnapping and sabotage.

Get the CrossTie from the game page up here..

Kentucky Route Zero released for the Mac!

Kentucky Route Zero is a very nice adventure game with some cool features like: An unique art treatment inspired by theatrical set design. A focus on characterization, atmosphere, and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill and a haunting score accompanied by ambient sounds as you wander the highways of Kentucky. Kentucky Route Zero Season Pass is now available for Mac on GOG.com. There are two of the 5 parts available for downloaded now, and the rest will be automatically added to your account when they get released this year (2014).  Check out the release trailer below.

Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy), the game features an original score by Ben Babbitt, along with a suite of old hymns and bluegrass standards recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers. The game is split into five acts. Act I and II are available now. The remaining three acts will be released over 2014. Taken as a whole, Kentucky Route Zero is roughly the length of a summer night.

Go to the new game page up here…

Bang Bang Racing for the Mac!

Since a long time, I have for tonight a very nice racing game! Bang Bang Racing delivers fast-paced racing around every corner and down every straight. Drive high-speed, pumped-up racing cars through cones or exploding barrels! Be one step ahead of your competitors, finding shortcuts, repairing your car in the pitlane, and dominating your opponents from the top-down view. This game is available on Gamersgate and works great using Crossover! Check out the trailer for the gameplay, it’s fun!

Bang Bang Racing is a distinct arcade game focusing not only on the speed but also on the technical driving skills. The very intuitive control system and the exciting tracks provide endless fun for everyone in the family.

Get the CrossTie from the game page up here..

Warlords Battlecry 3 for the Mac!

I have another strategy game for you guys. This one is called: Warlords Battlecry 3 and is a game from 2004. Some nice features of the game are: An intriguing non-linear story with endless replay-ability possibilities. Choose from over 16 races and 28 different classes to create a hero that will lead your army. This game is still available on GOG.com and works great using Crossover! Enjoy the game!

Join with the many races of Etheria as you fight your way through the ruins, jungles and deserts of the southern continent of Keshan, searching for new lands to conquer, and the treasure with which you might build an Empire. Or repel the invaders and then unleash the full might of their empire upon the northern realms!

Get the CrossTie from the game page up here..

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Wine 1.7.12 released!

Wine 1.7.12 released!

Wine 1.7.12 is released last friday! Altough my primairy focus is not Wineskin anymore but Crossover, Wine is still the sourcecode where it is all about and will be iplanted in Crossover soon as well. And if you have of games and want to see if there are some improvements with the latest WineEngine then this news might be worthwhile. The wine version will be buildt in an engine and will be available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to buildt all my wrappers for this website. Because the new Wine is just released, the engine itself is not available yet in Winery, but will be added soon by Doh123 (Wineskin developer). Main focus has been especially c++ runtime fixes which might fix for example some graphical glitch issues for some specfic games.  See more details below and on Winehq.

The Wine development release 1.7.12 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Initial support for Window Media Player interfaces.
  • Some more Task Scheduler support.
  • Various C++ runtime fixes.
  • More dlls with ugly names for Windows 8 API set support.
  • Various bug fixes.

Sacred Citadel for the Mac!

I thought I already posted this one in the past, but it seems I didn’t. So here it is after all: Sacred Citadel! Sacred Citadel is a platform action game. Battle it out with up to 3 player co-op. Take charge of 1 of 4 unique playable character classes with their own set of skills. The game works great using Crossover! Check out the trailer below to see the game play!

Sharpen your axe, string your bow, brew your potions! Ancaria needs heroes like you. Grab your friends to join the resistance! The once peaceful land of Ancaria is in great danger. The evil Ashen empire has enslaved its population and is using the orc-like Grimmoc to wipe out the Seraphim, who swore to protect it. In order to defeat the  empire you will have to prove yourself as a warrior by riding terrifying mounts, acquiring earth shattering skills and looting  powerful weapons and valuable treasures. Grab your friends and join the resistance!

Check out the new game page up here..

New CrossTies Week 6!

To start with, I created 6 more CrossTies, but they still need to be approved, so they follow coming week. Raoul Koomen and Ian Pickert were again a great help with testing and submitting screenshots and such. If you want to help as well, just install your games you own in Crossover and let me know if it works, when there isn’t a CrossTie yet, or if there is, Rank it on the Crossover game page so people know that it works with the latest Crossover version. This is something we all can do and this way we can help each-other :)

So check the Crossties out below and play these amazing games on your Mac! You need Crossover pre-installed in order for the CrossTie to work. Check out Crossover video page or on the game pages how simple CrossTies work! Enjoy!

Non steam CrossTies:
To the Moon
Empire Earth 2
Empire Earth 3
Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssee
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
Sacred (Gold)
Baldur’s Gate 2
Icewind Dale 2
Alien Shooter 2 Reloaded

Jazzpunk released for the Mac!

Jazzpunk  is now released for the Mac on GOG.com. This game has some cool features as: A cast of over 360,000 polygons, working in concert and for the first time ever, the human voice captured and preserved in CryoSonic Stasis™, thawed before your very ears during NPC exchanges (ie: Voice Acting). Check out the trailer below to get introduced.

Jazzpunk is a comedy adventure set in an alternate reality Cold War World, plagued with corporate espionage, CyberCrime, and sentient martinis. Gameplay is inspired by spoof comedy films and cartoons of yesteryear, with a focus on weird gadgets, exotic locales, and open-world style exploration.

Check the new game page here…