Archive for 2015

Adventure Park for the Mac!

Create your own theme park just the way you want it. Let your imagination run wild! Attract visitors to your park with all kinds of different and unusual attractions. Your revenue and the reactions of your visitors help you to expand your park and make it even more attractive.  I tested Adventure Park in the Portingkit and works just fine on my Nvidia 64om iMac. The game starts very choppy in the game menu, but when you change the graphical settings and put it to medium and them define it yourself with turning off bloom/blur, then it works very well in my tests on my Nvidia 640M iMac. Enjoy!

This is the Gamersgate (=steam serial) version and Portingkit and Crossover will automatically install steam int0 their application so you can simply download the game and play it into Portingkit or Crossover.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the file on the server tab of the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here… (crosstie follows in 2 days)

Samorost2 released for Mac!

Samorost2 is super weird. It’s weird all around. The premise is weird – you’re a gnome-like creature living on a tiny tree planet. Two mysterious, angry looking aliens land near your house and capture your dog, there’s little you can do but lift off in your bottle rocket and get him back. The graphics are weird – the universe is a surreal collage of pastel colored textures and photography. The music is so weird, its award winning. Samorost2 is not a complex experience, it features no inventory or dialogue instead opting for a serene set of scenes to be solved and manipulated. Half game, half art, all greatness. The game is now released on GOG.com and has a 25% discount for the first week!

This is the sequel to the free Samorost, and this time, you have two parts in this game. The first part is where aliens from another planet come and steal your dog. So Gnome goes off to the alien planet and rescues his dog. In the second part of the game, you have to get back home, after your spaceship crashes.

Get this game on GOG.com up here…

Narnia – Prince Caspian for Mac!

The Pevensie children – Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy — have been returned to the fantastic alternate world they’d discovered a year earlier in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, to find that well over 1,000 years have passed there! I tested the game in the Portingkit and works just fine on my Nvidia 64om iMac. The game does need a good videocard and you even then, you need to put the gfx settings lower (like turning off bloom) and shadows to have the best performance. Enjoy!

The Prince Caspian action-adventure game is based directly on Disney’s cinematic interpretation of the second novel in C.S. Lewis’ seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia. As in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe games, players can take the roles of different characters from the story. More than 20 are available, including the human Pevensies and many native Narnians. Different characters have different special abilities, and the game’s adventure puzzle challenges require players to figure out how to use the right powers in the right places to proceed. In the game’s real-time combat, characters can team up for devastating attacks.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here…

Battlefield 2 added to Portingkit!

On request Battlefield 2 Complete (Gamersgate version) is added to the Portingkit. I checked the game and Singleplayer works like a charm in my tests (with a couple of gfx settings changes in video settings of the game which is mentioned in the game description of the game in the Portingkit). The online play option doesn’t work, but you should be still able to play multiplayer via LAN or the internet in combination with Hamachi.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here...

Star Trek: Starfleet Command Gold Edition for Mac!

Command over 50 unique campaign missions generated by the Dynaverse engine, or reenact classic scenarios from the original series. Gold Edition features an additional 3 new Federation missions, 3 new Klingon missions, 10 new Hydran missions 7 new Gorn missions, 3 new Romulan missions, and more! I tested the game in the Portingkit and works just fine on even on my Intel HD 4000 Macbook air.

Based on a strategy board game, Star Fleet Battles, Star Trek™: Starfleet Command Gold Edition puts you in the captain’s chair of a frigate. Each successful mission gains you prestige and furthers your career. Experience a 30 year campaign that can take you as far as becoming a Rear Admiral in control of a task force including Destroyers, Heavy Cruisers, and Dreadnoughts.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here…

Pajama Sam Vol. 1 & Pajama Sam Vol. 2,

Pajama Sam Vol. 1 & Pajama Sam Vol. 2, an adventure series for the young, is available now for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux – DRM-free on GOG.com with a 40% launch discount!

Pajama Sam Vol. 1 and Pajama Sam Vol. 2 is a collection of simple and silly point and click adventures for the young. You are Pajama Sam, a turquoise boy with a heart of gold. Pajama Sam is equal parts point and click adventure and educational game. Whether you’re a connoisseur of great animation, story and unique turn of the century adventure game art – or you’re looking for a great pastime for your children – this is a cult series you just can’t miss. Thanks to a level of randomization, each playthrough will be a little different – so conquer your fear of the dark, become comfortable with thunderstorms, and learn the importance of eating right – it’s all here in a package you can’t not love.

Pajama Sam Vol. 1 features:
–Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside
–Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t so Frightening
–Pajama Sam’s Lost & Found

Pajama Sam Vol. 2 features:
 –Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet
 –Pajama Sam 4: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff
 –Pajama Sam’s Sock Works

Get those games on GOG.com here… and here…

 

Terraria 1.3 for the Mac!

Originally released in early 2011 – Terraria – the infinite pixel playground, receives yet another MAJOR content update. So major it could be an expansion pack, but it’s not – it’s free and it’s four years in the making – because the developers love you so very much. The 1.3 update replaces the normal setup file and I tested the updated version in the Portingkit and works just fine on my Nvidia 640M iMac. The game although small in size won’t run on low end Macbooks like my Intel HD 4000 Macbook air.

The 1.3 Changelog is huge – it’s over 20,000 characters long and includes new features like a fresh Expert mode, a photo/camera mode for the creative, new environments and enemies, and hundreds of gameplay changes and quality of life fixes like revamped town NPCs. Somewhere down the list of changes you’ll also find a bullet point that mentions over 800 new items to discover. No biggie though. Pick up your copy or grab the newest patch right now, and get lost, in the biggest sandbox adventure ever!

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here…

Windsward released for Mac!

You like Pirate games? Then this game might be soemthing for you. This game reminds me a bit to a mixture of Pirates of Black Cove and Port Royal. Check out the trailer below for some visuals.

Designed from the start to be a fully procedural co-op game, Windward can be played by yourself, but it truly comes alive when playing with friends. Start by generating a procedural world that will be unique to you, design your own custom faction, then sail forth fighting pirates, trading with towns, doing quests or simply exploring — it’s up to you how you want to play. Exploring Windward and vanquishing enemies will reward you and your friends with plenty of booty that can be used to upgrade your ships or obtain new ones as well as experience that can be spent unlocking new talents, abilities and eventually even combat specializations.

  • Action-filled sandbox game designed from the ground up for co-op gameplay to play with your friends, Windward is set in a large procedurally generated world.
  • Play together with your friends on your own private server or join others online as you fight through hordes of pirates or become one yourself!

This Mac game is now available on GOG.com up here…

Her Story released for Mac!

Her Story is the new video game from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.

How does it work?Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer that’s logged into a police database of video footage. The footage covers seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Mass Effect added into Portingkit + Crosstie!

Mass Effect has 2 versions. One: The not working Origin version (because of the malfunctional Origin in Wine) and the Working Steam version for which this port is created. So make sure you have the good version when try to run it in Crossover and the Portingkit. I tested the game for a while and works quite well on my Nvidia 640M 512mb GFX  iMac.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Download the Portingkit here… and if you own Crossover, then get the Crosstie here…