Archive for March 2014

New Features: Subscribe button + Likes + Google+!

There is a lot going on lately concerning the website. Faster webhosting, setting up login possibility with many extra features etc. Faster Webhosting is done now and a specific request for “RSS” is answered but in a different way. We have set up the feature to subscribe to the website. This is about the same feature as “RSS” but this will sent you an email when there is a new post on the website with the subject of the post + a part of the description. You can subscribe to the website on the right side of the blog page on the “BETA Subscribe” field. Besides that al game posts have social media features to like the post and such things.

The more people the better! Invite all your Mac gaming friends! Enjoy the new features and there is more to come very soon!

Sub Command for the Mac!

For tonight I have a simulator game called: Sub Command! This Submarine game looks a bit like Dangerous Waters, but then in Submarine style. In the video below (couldn’t find a better one) you can see the game-play a bit. Have both a CrossTie as a Wrapper for this game. Enjoy!

Take charge of the most deadly modern-day submarines in the world – three distinct submarines across two unique and challenging campaigns. Utilize cutting-edge sensor and weapon technology to locate, track and destroy the enemy – even deliver Tomahawk missiles to inland targets. Whether transiting, diving, or surfacing you control the smartest, stealthiest and most feared subs on the water today!

Download Wrapper/crossTie from game page here…

F1™ 2013: Classic Edition released for the Mac!

Yesterday F1™ 2013: Classic Edition has been released on Gamersgate. If you love Formula 1 racing then this game is a must have! It has gorgeous graphics and has lots of tracks and a great career and also multiplayer is included! Check out the trailer below for the game play and when convinced get this Mac game from Gamersgate!

F1 Classics mode lets you loose on four famously challenging 80‘s and 90‘s circuits, racing against legendary competitors such as Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost. Combine classic and current cars on old and new tracks to create your own unique FORMULA ONE™ trials.

I made a game page for this game up here…

Wine 1.7.14 Released!

Wine 1.7.14 is released just now! 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). There were quite some MSXML patches implanted in wine which wil fix MSXML related issues. Also some more AVI Encoding support what might fix some issues with media. See more details below and on Winehq.

The Wine development release 1.7.14 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • More Task Scheduler support.
  • Improvements for AVI encoding support.
  • More VisualBasic interfaces in MSXML.
  • Support for deflate content encoding in Wininet.
  • Some fixes for monochrome printers.
  • Various bug fixes.

City Life 2008 for the Mac!

City Life 2008 is the predecessor of Cities XL. It is also released by the same publisher Focus Interactive. Cities XL 2011 and Cities XL Platinum were already ported here, but now this one is added as well. I added a gameplay trailer below to show you the game play a bit. City Life 2008 is a must have for City builder lovers and a cheap alternative for Cities XL and as a bonus, on sale as we speak for only $4,- !

City Life is a next-generation City Builder. Its 3D game engine provides a level of detail and animation unprecedented in the City Builder genre and total freedom of construction. From superb villas in residential neighbourhoods to imposing skyscrapers in the financial district, design, construct and develop the city of your dreams. Provide comfort and satisfaction for your citizens by offering them work, health care, entertainment facilities, and much more and ensure that your city’s coffers are brimming. It’s up to you to manage this city efficiently, ensuring booming development while at the same time regulating the very delicate issues of pollution and traffic. Let peace reign between the six unique subcultures, or pay the price if the situation deteriorates into conflict, riots, and, in the worst-case scenario, fires.

Get the Wrapper or CrossTie from the game page here…

Sword of the Samurai released for the Mac!

Worthy to mention in a blogpost is the yesterday released good old game Sword of the Samurai. This good old DOS game for which some people say “the spiritual father” of the Shogun Total War series. Almost everything that is part of TW is here. Real-Time combats, management of family lineage through generations. The only thing lacking is the action parts (sword combat and infiltration). A real muts-buy for every strategy fan and japanese history enthusiast, if you don’t mind the 16-color graphics.

In Sword of the Samurai, you will be part of the culture of feudal Japan, and you must learn to live by its rules. To succeed as a samurai, you must think like the samurai. Learn when to leave your sword in its sheath, when to draw it – and what to do with it once it’s drawn. You will fight duels, lead troops on the battlefields, and defend your family against assassins and kidnappers. If you are courageous and honorable, you may advance to become the head of your clan, and warlord of your province. If you master diplomacy and generalship, and outmaneuver your rivals, you may even become Shogun – absolute ruler of Japan. But remember that in all cultures power corrupts – and those who seek absolute power don’t always play by the rules.

Get the game from GOG.com up here…

sword of the samuarai Mac screenshot

Bridge It for the Mac!

Bridge It is an awesome bridge building game. Construct your bridge that way that cars, trucks and trains can drive over it. Let it even survive earthquakes if you like! It is all there, and the game is really recommended to have some brain cracking fun! Check out the trailer below for the game play to get convinced! Bridge It is available on Gamersgate, so get it there and install it into the Wrapper or CrossTie  and have fun!

A stunning, beautiful world awaits as you take on the challenge of bridging the chasm. Can you solve the puzzles and avert disaster? Set in the picturesque surroundings of sparse deserts and dense forests it is your task to strategically design and construct an engineering masterpiece. Watch in eager anticipation as unsuspecting motorists, heavy freight trains and tourist riverboats approach. Will your solution stand up to the test or will tons of mangled steel be sent plummeting into the river below?

Download the Wrapper or CrossTie from the game page up here…

Elder Scrolls Online released for Mac! (Pre-order)

Great news for the Elder Scrolls fans! The Elder Scrolls® Online will be released soon for the Mac and can be pre-ordered on Gamersgate. This game really wants to compete with the successful online concept of World of Warcraft. Once players purchase the game, they will have unlimited access for the first 30 days and can continue beyond that with a subscription of $14.99/30 days (€12.99 / £8.99). The first 30 days begin at or after the official launch of the game when players select their preferred subscription plan. Subscription fees will only be charged after the first 30 days.

The pre-order has some special features like: 3 days earlier access (1 April),  and the bonus + Explorer pack which includes: Bonus Treasure maps, the Scuttler Vanity Pet and posibility to play any Race or any Alliance! So pre-order the game here…

The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise – and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the game’s innovative combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics, not the UI. Use any weapon or armor at any time and customize your abilities to play the way you want as you uncover the mysteries of Tamriel and seek heroic quests on your own terms. Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the mysterious lands of Morrowind, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond. The choices you make, from the alliance you join to the battles you fight, will shape your destiny and the world of Tamriel.

I created a game of the game up here…

Africa Corps Desert Storm 1941-1943 for the Mac

Another game for today, to catch up a little: Africa Corps Desert Storm 1941–-1943! This tank game brings you back to WW2 and let you drive around and finish off tanks, planes, artillery and more! This game is more arcade like then simulator like, so easy steering and driving around. Made a CrossTie as a wrapper for this game as well. Enjoy the game!

Enter the heat of the desert and the lifeless expanse of North Africa during one of the Second World War’s decisive campaigns. Take part in the whole thing: from Cyrenaika and across hundreds of kilometres of desert battles all the way to the capture of Tobruk and the battle of El Alamein. The game allows you to control both the Axis and the Allied forces across a dozen missions. You can join the German Afrikakoprs and fulfill the strategy of Desert Fox Rommel or alternatively join the Desert Rats under Montgomery.

Download the Wrapper and CrossTie up here…

afrika core mac screenshot 1

7th Legion for the Mac!

Now all should be working fine, we can go back at the task at hand! I will start as first new game post on the new site with 7th Legion! 7th legion is an old strategy game which has been re-released on GOG.com a few weeks back. The game looks a bit like the basic strategy games as Red Alert and Earth 2150, and is quite enjoyable to play. Enjoy the game!

Centuries of reckless consumption and overpopulation had brought the Earth’s ecosystem to the brink of collapse. In desperation, governments of the world developed an interstellar Evacuation Program granting exit passes only to the most privileged segments of society. The poor and common were left behind to perish. Now centuries later, the “Chosen” have decided to return to Earth and assume control. But there’s a catch – the 7th Legion is waiting with a powerful and fiery “welcome home” BBQ planned in their honor.

Download the Wrapper and Crosstie up here…

7th legion mac screenshot 1