Archive for July 2014

Wine 1.7.22 has been released!

I am a bit late with this post (yeah…holidays) but a new Wine version is out on WineHQ! The wine version is now build in an engine and is available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to build all my Wrappers for this website. Something special with this build is that the Core Audio driver (for Mac) is using AUHAL instead of AudioQueue, this should fix some audio issues in some games.  See more details below and on WineHQ.

You can change the wine engine in existing Wrappers doing: Right-click Wrapper –> show package content –> wineskin –. advanced –> tools –> change engine –> change it to the latest engine you downloaded, in this case 1.7.22.

The Wine development release 1.7.22 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Support for Unicode bracketing pairs.
  • Improved Internet cookie support.
  • OS X CoreAudio driver uses AUHAL instead of AudioQueue.
  • Initial support for geographical information.
  • Various bug fixes.

 
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Bus Simulator 2 for the Mac!

Bus Simulator 2 for Mac is part of the Salvage, Excavation & Transport Simulator Triple Pack (9,99, for 3 games!) and cannot be bought individually on Gamersgate. Don’t worry another game of this triple pack (Surface Mining Simulator) was already ported 2 days back. Game works great using my tests on my on my Nvidia 640M. Below a video with the gameplay trailer. Enjoy this one!

Download and extract the Wrapper —> get the game from Gamersgate and install it into the Wrapper doing: double-click the Wrapper –> install windows software –> navigate to the Gamersgate setup file –> the client will download the game and will start the installer –> run through the install process and set the start executable and play using double-clicking the wrapper! Have fun!

Take control of the wheel as you aim to become a public transport mogul and build a successful bus company. With twelve detailed buses to drive and a huge map featuring everything from the inner city to the harbour, villages and country roads, the choice of route network is yours. Create your business to best serve your customers and to generate profit. Will you continue to expand your fleet of service buses or will you venture into the lucrative coach tour market?

Download the Wrapper up here…

Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons released for Mac!

Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons for Mac! The artwork is beautiful, and the story is cute…you are unlocking the seasons by earning clock tower pieces. There are four suites with 24 parts to each…so I’m thinkin’ 96 levels at least. In between, you enter different buildings that change the back drop, and in each there is an HO scene. They are lists sometimes, and sometimes you have to find related objects for pictured items…really quite different. There are also puzzles occasionally, which while standard, are once again so beautifully drawn, you just want to keep looking at them. You can create an account there and the first game is  70% off! So if you have one in mind you really want, use the coupon and buy it for only $2,99.

In the City of Magic Cards, time is standing still. Wise and foreboding Nature has imposed a curse as punishment for the greed and avidity of the city’s entitled inhabitants. Now, it is perpetually autumn in the drizzly district of Spades. Clubs are frozen in time by a never-ending winter. Hearts have halted at the very budding of a spring that may never blossom, and Diamonds are drying out in the scalding summer sun. It’s up to you to jumpstart the Magic City clock and get it turning again! Test out myriad solitaire layouts, solve dozens of unique and exciting puzzles, and save the City of Magic Cards!

Get try/buy the Mac game  up here…

Solitaire Seasons

Surface Mining Simulator for the Mac!

Surface Mining Simulator is part of the Salvage, Excavation & Transport Simulator Triple Pack and cannot be bought individually on Gamersgate. Don’t worry another game of this triple pack (Bus Simulator 2) will be put up day after tomorrow. Game works great using my tests on my Intel Graphics HD 5000 Macbook Air and on my Nvidia 640M. Below a video with the gameplay (not me). Enjoy this one!

Download and extract the Wrapper —> get the game from Gamersgate and install it into the Wrapper doing: double-click the Wrapper –> install windows software –> navigate to the Gamersgate setup file –> the client will download the game and will start the installer –> run through the install process and set the start executable and play using double-clicking the wrapper! Have fun!

Drive bucket-wheel excavators, dumps trucks, cranes and more. Mine coal, turf, gravel, sand, clay and rocks with loaders, dozers, crushers and conveyors! Make your money, add new machines and grow your mining empire.

Download the Wrapper up here…

Lost in Night released for the Mac!

In Lost in Night you need to collect gold to build a village. The gameplay is really good and on the feedback on the site, this one is really recommended. Check the trailer below to see some gameplay. You can create an account there and the first game is  70% off! So if you have one in mind you really want, use the coupon and buy it for only $2,99.

Build a beautiful town in the amazing Match 3 game, Lost in Night! Earn gold to purchase a pumpkin house, circus, and many other fabulous upgrades. Complete hundreds of different levels by destroying the marble plaques in multiple gameplay modes, swap, chain, and group. Challenge yourself with the traditional square and innovative hexagon field. Use power-ups bonuses to help you complete each level and restore your amazing night town!

Get try/buy the Mac game  up here…

Garfield’s Wild Ride Released for the Mac!

Garfield’s Wild Ride for Mac is an adventure/platform game where you play Garfield and have to get through the dream. The game contains 3 different worlds with 45 missions to clear and an endless mode. It is quite a nice Mac game and when you doubt, just check the game trailer to see some gameplay. Have fun!

In Garfield’s dreams, he can fly! Just touch the screen to take off and release to descend. Avoid obstacles and enemies to clear the various levels. On your way, collect coins and lasagna to help Garfield. With those, you will be able customize Garfield with fun accessories and add power-ups. Dive into this colorful cartoon world that everybody can enjoy.

Get the Mac game from Gamersgate up here…

Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown released for the Mac!

Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown Collector’s Edition is another hit from the Royal Envoy series. The story line is pretty funny and the new features, such as rabbit holes, are entertaining. I love all the Royal Envoy games and the collector’s edition is definitely worth it for the extra 30 levels. Check the trailer below to see some gameplay. You can create an account there and the first game is  70% off! So if you have one in mind you really want, use the coupon and buy it for only $2,99.

Breaking news! The monarchy is at risk! Someone wearing a black cloak broke into the royal palace. The stranger was fearful and grim, and challenged the King’s right to the throne. He accused the King of being unable to manage the kingdom, and demanded to be elected King himself! Help the King win the elections and defend the truth and justice in the kingdom.

Get try/buy the Mac game  up here…

Bus&Cable, Car, Simulator for Mac

Bus&Cable,Car,Simulator for Mac Is a very nice Bus/Tram simulator game port. It will give you possibility to drive trams, cars, buses and you can even take the bus :P. I played/tested the game for about an hour and works fine. A good graphic driver is a must though! I tested the game on my Nvidia iMac with 512mb GFX memory and works fine in medium settings. Check the trailer below for some gameplay and see it will be worth  every penny, even if it runs on lower settings :)

Download and extract the Wrapper —> get the game from Gamersgate and install it into the Wrapper doing: double-click the Wrapper –> install windows software –> navigate to the Gamersgate setup file –> the client will download the game and will start the installer –> run through the install process and set the start executable and play using double-clicking the wrapper! Have fun!

(Note: The game seems to be crash-happy on 27″ iMacs, so I won’t purchase the game if you have a 27″ iMac)

For those who have been dreaming of taking a seat in an original cable car or of exploring the streets of San Francisco in a realistic bus comes the new PC-simulation by astragon. Get behind the wheel of one of 16 detailed vehicles and navigate cable cars, trolley- and articulated buses in a huge and freely accessible world. Explore hundreds of Californian routes with real uphill and downhill grades. A city has rarely been emulated this true to original before!

Download the Wrapper up here…

Extreme Roads USA released for the Mac!

Extreme Roads USA for the Mac is a native Mac game released on Gamersgate yesterday. Finally some more Simulators getting released for mac as well. The screenshots and trailer reminds me on 18 Wheels on Steel: Haulin which I ported already a long while ago. Have fun with this one.

Off you go! Get ready for trucking challenges that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you hitch up and haul your way across the ‘extreme roads’ of this massive map and unforgiving terrain. Accept your assignments, select your trucks, and transport all sorts of goods along the toughest routes on their matching trailers.

Get this Mac game on Gamersgate here…

Energy Tycoon for the Mac!

To start with here a nice free simulator game called “Energy Tycoon”. This game is amazing for a free game, so check it out!  Watch the trailer for some nice game-play!

Energy Tycoon is also a German game in which you must build your own empire. You can use the raw materials like coal,gas and uranium for the production electricity and make money. You have to build power plants for new customers to buy the given electricity.

Get this free game Wrapper up here….