Archive for August 2016

War in a Box – Paper Tanks for Mac

For the tower defense fans, we have another cool Steam game port added to Porting Kit: War in a Box – Paper Tanks! Works perfectly on my intel Iris iMac! Defend your room from the enemy!

Finally the war of paper tanks comes into your room! How long can you hold the defences against paper tanks. Build your towers of paper before they get out of the box and make a big mess in the room. Manage the turrets, upgrade and be careful where you put them… every decision can be fatal! Watch out for the air units, they have a different route! Amazing gameplay with incredible number of levels.  Simple yet hugely addictive game.

•    True 3D game, not sprites!
•    Zoom down to ground level.
•    Enter a turret and watch how it shoots and destroys the enemy units.
•    Normal & Expert Mode
•    1x 2x 3x Game Speed

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Civilization III for Mac

Great news! Civilization III for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! The game is not longer native for Mac for a while so, that’s why many requests for a port for the game. Well here it is! Although the game itself works great, there is a music bug which causes the music to get stuck after a while playing, in that case, you have to turn of the music so only Sound FX will be there. A small price to pay, for such an amazing game. Oh one more thing, the Windows Steam game is only priced $3,99 on Games Republic, so get it cheap there (if you don’t own the game yet)!

Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Complete, the latest offering in the Sid Meier’s Civilization III franchise, provides gaming fans with Sid Meier’s Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery, combined with the updated and enhanced multiplayer expansion pack Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Play the World*, as well as all of the great new civilizations, scenarios, and features from Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Conquests! Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Complete provides more ways to explore, more strategies to employ, more modes of play, and more ways to win, all in one box!

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Stardew Valley released for Mac!

Good news everyone! Stardew Valley, the irresistible indie sensation, is now ripe and ready to be picked up by Mac and Linux users as well. Off to the countryside, everyone, the rural life awaits!

Armed with only some basic tools and a handful of coins you begin ploughing the land, mining resources, raising animals, or even deforesting your corner of Stardew Valley. As your farming endeavors begin to pay off, your business and household will expand, and soon you will find yourself wondering whether you should rally the local community against the aggressive Joja Corporation or embrace their capitalistic ways. But before you go all revolutionary, you might want to first fix the front fence and put up that scarecrow in the pumpkin fields. You did promise your wife to get it done before dinner.

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Gothic 3 for Mac

Great news! I added Gothic 3 for mac to Porting Kit! The game is best playable on medium/high end Macs, but still very good playable on low settings on my Intel HD 5000 Macbook air! Enjoy this one!

Gothic 3 is as non-linear as an RPG can get without losing a sense of purpose. Its huge, living world holds many treasures, breathtaking locations, and dark secrets. It is a giant playground in which you have total freedom. Gothic 3 suffered from a rocky start due to some bugs initially after launch. This version of the game, however, is patched and updated and offers a vastly smoother experience that makes it much easier for you to get drawn into the engaging world and its many plots.

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Online Gambling in Australia – A Perfect Example for Legal Grey Zones Online

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Australia is a country with a bit of a gaming controversy. On one hand, no local company or individual is allowed to offer interactive gambling services to locals, as per the IGA passed in 2001. On the other hand, over 80% of all Australians have gambled online at least once a year. They either bet on sports, or try the best Aussie online casino pokies, or even engage in table games – many of them daily. And all this at operators that stay out of the Australian government’s reach, in a legal “gray zone”.

Online casinos are popular in Australia

Despite the country having no online casinos – these are banned by law -, locals have no legal restriction on playing at offshore operators. Which makes gaming destinations like the Royal Vegas Casino an attractive target for local players. And they don’t need to use proxies or even the dark web to play there. As the country implements the IGA in a relatively loose way, locals are free to navigate to the websites they wish, make deposits using their local currency, and play whichever games they like.

And the Royal Vegas Casino is even more attractive for locals – as many players from other countries as well – because it is among the best-rated operators out there. During its history of over a decade, the Royal Vegas Casino has built its reputation as a trustworthy, fair place to play, with many benefits for those willing to take their gaming to them. And it still works to offer more: new games are added to the Royal Vegas Casino library each month, and it also keeps expanding to new platforms, like virtual reality and smartwatches.

Licensed Australian gambling destinations

Some of the major players on the international gambling market have “invaded” the Australian market, offering their local players a local brand to seek for. Among them, you can find some of the largest gambling companies, like Bet365, William Hill, or the eternal master of mischief, Paddy Power. These have either expanded to Australia by launching their own branded operations there or – like in the case of Paddy Power – through acquiring and assimilating an existing local operator.

But the same IGA that prevents casinos from setting foot on Australian soil heavily restricts the services these operators can offer. The local law currently only allows pre-game sports bets to be placed, with no further services (not even in-play betting) permitted. No in-play, which is very popular among players in other countries, because – as per the IGA – that counts as “interactive” gambling.

The Aussie government has reviewed the IGA in 2013, and recommendations have been made for the regulation of interactive online casino games. But this is a long process which can take years. Until then the gray zone it is for Aussie players.

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