Archive for October 2014

Crossover 14 released!

Crossover had a mayor update a few days back to version 14 already! If you don’t know the product Crossover, check the about page on my site to see what the program is and does. It is commercial software, but they made Wine as it is today, so supporting them by buying the software will increase development of the opensource software Wine. You can update crossover when own it already when the message popups to update the software (if your license didn’t expired already). If you want to update it you can buy it up here… and with the promo code paulthetall you get 25% off as a bonus :)  I will make a video tutorial soon with the changes of the new GUI, because a lot of changed in Crossover 14. See all improvements and changes below

Mac OSX:
CrossOver’s Graphical User Interface has been entirely redone. Windows applications can now be easily launched from within CrossOver itself, and much of the rest of the user interface has been simplified.The CrossOver Software Installer more prominently displays all search results when a user searches for an application to install, making it easier to find the desired application.

Application Support:
New Supported Applications:
CrossOver now supports Quicken 2015 on both OS X and Linux.
CrossOver now supports Cube World on both OS X and Linux.
CrossOver now supports Path of Exile on both OS X and Linux.
CrossOver now supports Euro Truck Simulator 2 on both OS X and Linux.
CrossOver now supports Terraria on both OS X and Linux.
CrossOver now supports South Park: The Stick of Truth on both OS X and Linux.
CrossOver now supports Xenonauts both OS X and Linux.

Bug fixes:
The “Save a copy as” feature in Quicken 2014 is now functional.
Quicken 2014 is now able to validate data files.
Quicken 2014 now displays its update notice correctly.
Quicken 2014 will now remember when its windows are re-sized.
Scrolling using a trackpad on an Apple laptop will now work in Quicken 2014.
Formatting of message timestamps in Outlook 2010 has been improved.
Many games – Deus Ex: Human Revolution – no longer require the Legacy X Window System to run on OS X. CrossOver’s built-in web browser has improved and now loads more sites, including the U-Haul website and the website for the United States Copyright Office. Steam can now be hidden reliably on OS X. Legacy Family Tree 7 will now run under CrossOver on OS X. Printing will now work when MathType is installed alongside Word 2007.

Other Improvements:
CrossOver 14.0.0 is based on Wine 1.7.25 which includes over 5,000 patches that fix bugs and add greater Windows compatibility.

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Jagged Alliance: Flashback released for Mac!

Jagged Alliance is back in Jagged Alliance: Flashback – and it is all about the unique mix of turn based tactics, fierce battles, squad management and crazy mercenary personalities. It is 1988 on the Caribbean island group of San Hermanos. A corrupt leader has the islands in his grasp … yet a group of rebels fights for democratic values and freedom. However, once the head of the rebels is arrested, the insurgents quickly dissolve. Arriving on the island, the player’s mission is to help the rebellion before things take a turn for the worse. The other episodes of Jagged Alliance are available as well, like Back in Action, or Jagged Alliance 2. Check out the trailer below for some game-play!

Take control of your own band of mercenaries, lead them into battle and manage your resources wisely. Fight back for freedom, sector by sector, turn by turn. Like the original Jagged Alliance series, Jagged Alliance Flashback gives you the choice to use your preferred tactics and build your squad around it – rush in with heavy armed troops or take the high road of distance shots and sniping.

Get this Mac game on Gamersgate up here…

Opendrive issue resolved!!

After some hard work I managed to fix all all the links from Opendrive. You still might run into a handful of them which slipped the through my hands, but yes normally all links should work again. If you still run into some links which don’t work, then please let me know so I can fix them. Meanwhile I am migrating the files left on Filefactory to the 2 filehosters left I use. Again, with the coming which comes out very soon, now file hosting will be necessary anymore.

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ATV Quadro Racing for Mac!

Another free Gametop game I already did, but I re-post now as well. In ATV Quadro Racing you Bbcome a motor cross champion and shoot for the checkered flag. Guide your bike through caves, caverns and secret tunnels. Navigate over rubble, slopes and hillsides. Watch out for cliffs and ledges! The rugged landscape can be perilous and unforgiving. Collect as many bonuses as you can, just don’t crash and burn off the mountainside. Easy game-play and multiple levels provide hours of entertainment. Combining realistic graphics and a heart-pounding soundtrack, this racing game is for extreme bikers only. Enjoy, it is free!

Installation is simple. Download the wrapper below with the Gametop version of the game pre-installed and extract and play! Have fun!

Download the Wrapper up here…

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Warlock 2: The Exiled released for Mac!

Warlock 2: The Exiled is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic, use cunning diplomacy and faith as your weapons. Experience the challenge in single or multiplayer. This game is now released for Mac on Gamersgate for only 19,99. So when you like turn based fantasy strategy games, then this one will be surely in your taste.

Warlock 2: The Exciled expands on the enchanting world of Ardania. The world has been shattered, and you have been exiled to one of its many shards. The time has come to return to Ardania and seek vengeance on those who cast you out. Battle through the fractured realms inhabited by other exiles, hostile Mages and terrifying creatures. Once back in Ardania you will face your greatest threat: The Four Vicars of the United One. Conquer all who oppose you, reclaim your home and take your revenge.

Get the game on Gamersgate up

Battleships Forever for Mac!

Because I had to run through all the wrappers again to re-upload them, I came across by a few posts I did which weren’t on the site anymore because of the Website migration. So here a re-post of the free game Battleships Forever! Installation is simple, download the dmg file (yeah the old format) and open it –> move the wrapper to the desktop and double-click the wrapper to play! That’s it! have fun, its free!

Battleships Forever is a freeware tactical Real Time Strategy game that put’s you in command of a small fleet of warships in space. Combat and damage mechanics are extremely detailed. Everything is simulated in game if possible. There are no abitrary “to hit chance” values in Battleships Forever. The game also features many innovative mechanics that you’ve never seen before. For example, the Cronus Battleship sports a Flux Shield generator that allows you to draw a defensive force shield around your ships in any shape you want. Position is paramount! Players will command picked fleets made up of Battleships, Destroyers and Patrol Craft. The completed game will include ten campaign missions and multiple skirmish modes.

Download the ported Mac version by me up here…


Opendrive problem status update!

As I mentioned earlier there is and almost “was” an issue with Open-Drive hosting. All wrapper download files seems to be gone up there….this means about 200 downloads weren’t working anymore. Status is that I re-uploaded and link 80% of the files again. It was a hell of a job and tomorrow I will run through the last ones. The problem was that Opendrive got a copyright claim of Theesa about 2 wrappers of mine, which was of course a false claim, because the Wrapper only contains the Wine Wrapper and not the game itself. But instead of notifying me about it, so I could explain their stupid ungrounded claim, they already closed my account including all my wrappers host there!!!

So I went in contact with Theesa, and explained the situation, but don’t respond at all. They don’t seem to care if they do false claims. They didn’t even checked the wrapper, but just made a claim because of the name. It is so lame… And Opendrive? I am so pissed on them and won’t recommend them for your file-hosting in any way because of their policy! Anyway I re-uploaded most of the files now somewhere else and do the last hand of it tomorrow. Luckily this kind of issues won’t be there when the app got released very soon….

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Aarklash: Legacy for the Mac!

Here another great RPG port of Aarklash: Legacy for Mac! Aarklash: Legacy is a tactical adventure game. The player will find himself at the heart of the intrigue, controlling a group of 4 characters and leading them into battle across the lands of Alahan, Acheron, and the Behemoth. Final victory for the mercenaries is gained by the use of a wide range of powers which are enhanced through looting items and managed via skills trees which can be reset at will. Interaction between the heroes is also important and real bonds will be created between them as the game progress. Both fun and action await you in Aarklash: Legacy! The game is tested on my Nvidia 640m iMac where it runs very good. Below the written instructions to make it work on your Mac. Video instructions including some game-play will follow in the bottom below as well. Have fun!

Before downloading the wrapper, make sure security settings are set correctly when you have Mavericks OSX or higher. Then simply download the Wrapper below and extract the file and double-click the wrapper–> get and download Aarklash Legacy on –> install windows software –> navigate to the installer file and double-click it –> Installing the game into the Wrapper and at the end of installation click “exit”. Now double-click the wrapper and play! One note: somehow I can’t play the game in native resolution without seeing the top bar, so set a resolution lower and it will be full screen. Setting both settings might freeze the game once, but after restart all settings are good and you can play the game perfectly! For more info about porting go up here…

Download the Wrapper up here…

Stable Codeweavers Wrapper for World of Tanks!

Some good news! CodeWeavers, with support from Wargaming, have developed a software solution that allows Mac OS X users to join the army of World of Tanks fans. I tested the Wrapper and played 4 battles and had results with up to 40-50 fps EXTRA performance (so around 80-100 FPS in total) on minimum graphical settings on my Nvidia 640M. So I updated the game page with the Crossover Wrapper version. My wrapper will still be available for the ones who experience troubles with the Crossover version.

In order to use the Codeweaver Wrapper this you need to:

  1. Download Codeweavers Mac Wrapper.
  2. Launch the downloaded file.
  3. Move World of Tanks icons to the ‘Applications’ folder
  4. After installation please start launcher to download and install World of Tanks client.

For the updated game page go up here…


Civilization 2 for Mac!

To make the total series of Civilization for Mac complete: here Civilization 2 for Mac!! As you know Civilization and Civilization 3, Civilization IV and Civilization V were already available for Mac, but today I make the Wrapper for Civilization II available. Check out also one of the other over thousands game ports on

Game Description:
Sid Meier’s Civilization II is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse. Civilization II is similar to the first Civilization, with some changes to the various units, civilizations, world wonders, tile “specials” and technologies. The graphics were changed from a top-down view to an isometric representation. Rivers no longer occupy the whole of each tile along their length; instead, they are part of each topography square through which they flow, adding productive value, defensive bonuses and movement ability. The AI was improved as well, including the elimination of most random events by now making the computer player go through the same production requirements as the human player. Enjoy this amazing game on your Mac!

Installation is quite simple:
1. Go to the Civilization 2 Mac page…
2. Download Porting Kit and open it.
3. Click install on the Civilization 2 Mac page and let Porting Kit install the game.
4. Click “Play” in Porting Kit.

Have fun!