Archive for September 2016

Space Quest 1, 2, 3 for Mac

Great news, as you may know I already ported Space Quest 4 + 5 + 6 for Mac, but I am happy to announce the first 3 games as well! That’s right: Space Quest 1 + 2 + 3 for Mac is added to Porting Kit as on Crossover and works great (all 3 DOS games) as almost all DOS games do in Porting kit and Crossover.  Ow and Linux users can play those games as well using Crossover! Happy gaming with these old GEMS!

A long time ago in a galaxy just around the corner you are the janitor in space. Your mission is to scrub dirty floors, to replace burned-out light bulbs, to clean out latrines… To boldly go where no man has swept the floor. See what happens yourself as Roger Wilco, intergalactic garbage-man, comes to the rescue. Packed with comedy, tragedy, suspense, horror and many other nouns. The Package includes Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter, Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge and Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Space Quest –>  Porting Kit and Crosstie…
Space Quest II –>  Porting Kit and Crosstie…
Space Quest III –>  Porting Kit and Crosstie… 

Space Quest 1 + 2 + 3 for Mac

Anno 1701 for Mac

Great news and some less good news. Anno 1701 for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! The less good news is, it only works in Crossover for now… Reason is the Hardware check/diagnose, which get passed without issues on Crossover, but causes a black screen freeze in Porting Kit using Wineskin. Vitor is looking for a way to bypass this “check” because this is the only show stopper. Meanwhile the game will be only playable using Crossover at the moment. Maybe a good reason to get Crossover next to Porting Kit.

Anno 1701 is the most elaborate and expensive game production in the German speaking region and the sequel to the most successful, multi-million selling game series of all times. The third part of the unique combination of different genres creates a real-time building game and is also set in 16th and 17th century, the era of discoveries and maritime trade.

Tip: Anno 1701 is now 75% off ($2,89) on GOG.com because of the Back to School sale!!

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Get Crossover install it and use this Crosstie here…

Anno 1701 for mac

Army Men – Toys in Space for Mac

Last week Army Men 2 for Mac was added to Porting Kit and Crossover, and now I am glad to inform you guys that Army Men – Toys in Space for Mac is added as well! Works great out of the box and works great as well in porting kit as in Crossover (a indispensable application to run aside Porting Kit!). Enjoy this Classic

Finally, proof that little green men exist in outer space! A horde of alien toys has invaded Earth. Now, they’ve enlisted the Tan Army to help them conquer the galaxy. All hope rests with one man, a green plastic soldier known as Sarge. Enter Tina Tomorrow and her battalion of Space Troopers. Joining forces with the Green Army, they freeze, zap, vaporize, and blast their way through the bathroom and into outer space with the hopes of destroying the diabolical alliance in the name of good.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

army men 2 toys in space for mac

Mac OS 10.12 Sierra Compatible with Crossover and Porting Kit.

Last week Mac OS 10.12 “Sierra” has been released. It has some nice features for itself, but more importantly is the question, can I update to “Sierra” safely without worrying that Porting Kit or Crossover, isn’t working anymore! The question can be “Yes” for now!

I updated the OS to 10.12 last week as soon it was available for download in the App store on 2 of my Macs, and upgraded successfully. I opened Porting Kit with some excitement of what to find out and managed to launch all 4 games I had already installed in OS 10.11 El Capitan, without any issues. Then I tested a few game installs in Sierra itself, to see if that part works as well, and I am glad to inform you that that part worked as well for the couple of games I tested.

About Crossover. The nice part about that, is that Codeweavers is an commercial company and has employers to test Sierra long time before release, so Crossover works just fine in Sierra. The successful game installations I did as test, confirms this fact.

Conclusion:
In the tests I did for Porting Kit, I can say for now that the things I did test, all worked as well. This does not mean that I am totally sure that every game will also work in Sierra. I can say that most likely almost all games will, but there might be a few exceptions. But time will tell. So, on the question: “Can I update safely update to Sierra”, then the answer on the first glance is  “Yes”, with the side-note that not all games are tested.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor os x 10.12 sierra

Crossover 15.3.0 released!

Here a quick post for Crossover version 15.3.0. As you may have read this awesome piece of commercial software, which should definitely run next to your  Porting Kit, had a small update. It will be probably the last update before they release version Crossover 16.0 in Autumn this year.

Crossover is partly responsible for the Porting Kit today, because of there efforts in the Wine project. Porting Kit uses the Wine project for the wrappers it creates. So we have a warm relationship with Codeweavers (the company behind Crossover) and try to make a “Cross-tie” (“one click” installation file) for every port which is available in Porting Kit. If a game in Porting Kit somehow doesn’t work properly, install in it Crossover instead. Good change it will work there or even better, because of the better graphical support which Crossover brings.

Not familiar with Crossover? Then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial. Really recommended!

Change Log:
15.3.0 CrossOver – September 20, 2016

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Steam crashes when loading certain fonts have been fixed.
    • Fixed some crashes in GOG Galaxy.
    • Fixed a crash in the Microsoft Office 2007 diagnostic tools.

Check out the total change log up here…

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor crossover 15

Army Men 2 for Mac

Another classic hits the Catalog: Army Men 2 for Mac! Works great out of the box and works great as well in porting kit as in Crossover (a indispensable application to run aside Porting Kit!). Enjoy this Classic

Army Men 2 the sequel to the best-selling title Army Men, takes plastic toy soldier warfare into the kitchen, bedroom, front yard, and garage. Once again Sarge will lead his heroic Green forces into head-melting, plastic-body-part-exploding, combat mayhem; only this time the battle is for control of the kitchen sink!

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

army men 2 for mac

Return to Zork for Mac

And another adventure game classic: Return to Zork for Mac! Works great out of the box and works great as well in porting kit as in Crossover (a indispensable application to run aside Porting Kit!). Enjoy this Zork adventure!

According to the myth, the Great Underground Empire of Zork was destroyed and all evil magic was dispersed. But now, the IT&L Corporation claims to have discovered the mythical dark recesses beneath the Valley of the Sparrows.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

return to zork for mac

Gabriel Knight – Sins of Our Fathers for Mac

For tonight another great classic adventure game: Gabriel Knight – Sins of our Fathers! Gabriel Knight – Sins of Our Fathers for Mac works great out of the box and works great for as well in porting kit as in Crossover (a indispensable application to run aside Porting Kit!). Enjoy this awesome classic GEM!

The adventure of Gabriel Knight – Sins of our Fathers starts with gathering materials for his new book, and ends up becoming a fight for his very soul. During his investigation he discovers that he is the heir to the title of “Schattenjäger”, or “Shadow Hunter”, which has been passed down in his family from generation to generation since times long forgotten. He must now face countless dangers in New Orleans, Africa and Germany, each bringing him ever closer to unraveling the mystery behind suspicious voodoo murders. Haunted by nightmares, he won’t give up until he reveals the truth.

In this “full-talkie” version of one of the best horror adventure games ever created you can listen to over 7,300 lines of recorded dialogue performed by professional actors including Mark Hamill and Tim Curry. Allow yourself to be sucked into this amazing neo-Gothic story full of dark secrets, nightmares and tons of atmosphere!

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

Gabriel Knight - Sins of Our Fathers for mac

Fallout 3 for Mac

Fallout 3 for Mac is added to Porting Kit! Thanks to Vitor who found a way to fix a known issue for Intel Cards in the wrapper, we all can play this great game now. Although its an older game, the system specs needed for the game are decent and needs that’s why a decent Mac with some video ram. 512mb GFX memory is no luxury here. Have fun!

With Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe-inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival.

Download the Portingkit up here…

fallout 3 for mac

Rayman Origin for free on Ubisoft until 14 September!

Here a quick heads up! As you may know Ubisoft is 30 years! So they celebrate this with for 6 month a free game! So for this month they offer the game Rayman Origin for free! Add it to your account and use Crossover to play it in Uplay or use the Rayman Legend Uplay port in Porting Kit and play it in there.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

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