Archive for July 2018

Become a Patron of Porting Kit!

Become a Patron of Porting Kit!

Calling to assemble the troops! We need your help! We want to make Porting Kit better and better and want to develop it more and more to handle more and more awesome features. A lot of cool things are in the pipeline to be added, like multiplayer support between Porting Kit users, Full PS4 Controller support, Linux version of Porting Kit, special content for Patrons, of course many more cool game ports and many many more.

To get this done, we need your support. Maintaining Porting Kit is a very cost taking thing, and as it all started as a hobby project, Porting Kit is way ahead with hundreds of thousands of users. All needing of bandwidth and hosting of files like engines, installers and other stuff which makes Porting kit function as it now does. Vitor and I are putting a lot of our free-time and effort trying to make you as comfortable as it can be for using Porting Kit. And you can help :)

Become a Patron for only $1,- (or more) to support our work in order to maintain our course for Porting Kit, and get added to our Special Thanks page. This for starters, many more stuff will be added for Patrons shortly as for more special features which will be only available for Patrons. The Forum will be prepared for Patrons as well :)

Join us in our crusade and become a Patron! Many thanks in advance!

Caveblazers for Mac

Another hot game is Caveblazers  for Mac! I received that game last week and added it into Porting Kit. Caveblazers for Mac is a platform action game combining roquelike gameplay. Its fast, its pleasing to play. The game port works very well, although to avoid screen-tearing it’s advised to play the game Windowed. You have that option within game in the video settings. Besides that, it works like a charm :) Make sure you download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder before starting the install. I keep getting emails of people that the install failed, because they downloaded the wrong setup file :P Game is priced $9,99, worth the money, or wishlist it for a future promo actions (which are plenty on GOG.com).

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Caveblazers from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files”) into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
Caveblazers is an action focused platformer roguelike set in a fantasy world. Each game is unique with procedurally generated levels to explore and a massive amount of items, weapons and equipment to discover. The game takes place in a recently discovered cave, said to hold “unimaginable power”. You play as an adventurer setting out to explore the cave and find out what riches it holds. However, you are not the only one… As you delve deeper in to the cave, you’ll discover new areas to explore, new weapons and new monsters to try them out on.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

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Hegemony Gold for Mac

Here a game I ported in the past: Hegemony Gold for Mac! I added it in the past but haven’t added yet into Porting Kit but now it has been released on GOG.com I added the game after all :) The game works very well, and if you like strategy games this one has a good and very fun kinda gameplay.

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Hegemony Gold from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files”) into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
Conquer the ancient Greek world in Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece, an epic strategy wargame that expands and refines the award-winning Hegemony: Philip of Macedon with brand new content and features. Experience the full range of warfare from reconnaissance and raids to field battles and mountain blockades as you campaign across a continuous satellite-accurate map of ancient Greece.

Experience the full range of warfare from reconnaissance and raids to field battles and mountain blockades as you campaign across a continuous satellite-accurate map of ancient Greece. Siege and starve your enemy by cutting their supply lines or burning their crops, all the while building and protecting your own supply network to support your growing kingdom. Play as Macedonia, Athens, or Sparta in the three historical campaigns, or choose one of the 26 factions in the epic sandbox mode and forge your own empire. With dynamic new diplomacy options and greatly expanded tactics, Hegemony Gold sets the new standard for ancient warfare.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

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Hegemony Gold for Mac

Hegemony Gold for Mac

 

Metal Fatigue for Mac

Another golden oldie has been added to Porting Kit!! Metal Fatigue for Mac has been added to Porting Kit. The game was added into the GOG.com catalog a few weeks back, and now it’s also available in Porting Kit. The game reminds me on Dune 2000. The game works flawless on one exception, and that is, that the max resolution to play the game is 1024×768 (if you change it to higher ones, the game won’t work), which is of course more then enough to play this game splendidly.  Enjoy the game!

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Metal Fatigue from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files”) into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
Metal Fatigue is a real-time strategy game taking the genre to new heights – literally. Build and customize your massive Combots to dominate the three battlefield levels simultaneously – from orbit, to the surface, and even underground! Develop your base and command your forces carefully – the enemy can appear from any direction, including above and below!

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive released for Mac and Linux

GOG.com announced they will sell the game Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive native for Mac and Linux! Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, the tactical gunslinging classic, has recently received an update that brings new content plus several convenient improvements. Here’s the rundown:

– Help Cooper, Doc, and Kate save a town from outlaw scumbags in a new mission designed to be the game’s demo.
– Mac and Linux support added!
– Additional language options added: English, French, German, Spanish (both for the demo and main game), Italian, Russian (main game only)
The game is now 80% off until July 16th, 5pm UTC. If you haven’t tried it yet, go ahead and give it a shot. Or two.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Myst IV – Revelation for Mac

Finally it’s there!! Myst IV – Revelation for Mac has been added to Porting Kit. I ported the game also in the past,  but now the digital version has been released on GOG.com last week as well, I finally could add the game to the Porting Kit database. The game works flawless :D We can now proudly say that we have the whole Myst Series in the Porting Kit Catalog. The game requires about 10GB space on your Mac and also make sure you download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder from your GOG.com Library before you install the game.

Enjoy more Myst games on Porting Kit with RealMyst and Myst II – RivenMyst III – Exile and Myst V – End of Ages.

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Myst IV – Revelation from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files”) into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
In Myst IV: Revelation, the next chapter in the greatest adventure saga of all time, you’ll travel through environments pulsing with life to unearth a treacherous scheme involving two of Myst’s most sinister villains. At the heart of every family lie secrets that must come to light.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

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Myst IV - Revelation for Mac

Myst IV – Revelation for Mac

Myst III – Exile for Mac

Finally it’s there!! Myst III – Exile  for Mac has been added to Porting Kit. I ported the game in the past,  but now the digital version has been released on GOG.com last week, I finally could add the game to the Porting Kit database. The game works flawless :D, enjoy the game! Don’t forget to download the “Offline backup installer files” from your GOG.com library after purchase  into your download folder and start the install.

Enjoy more Myst games on Porting Kit with RealMyst and Myst II – Riven  Myst IV Revelation and Myst V – End of Ages.

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Myst III – Exile  from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files”) into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
The story of Myst continues… Return to this strange and wonderous universe, where books become portals into worlds, and where the lessons of the past may yet hold meaning for today… Experience the stunning sequel to Riven, a complex tale of betrayal and revenge that only you can successfully unravel. Myst III – Exile plunges you into an adventure so real, you’ll forget it’s a game.

There are also journal pages and entries you can pick up along the way to get some more backstory for all the characters involved. The main story of the game is how Saavedro (played by Brad Dourif, probably the strongest acting performance in the Myst series), a slighted citizen of a world ravaged by Sirrus and Achenar, has taken 20 years to plot revenge against Atrus and his family. You predictably fall into his trap and have to puzzle your way out to reach the conclusion of the game.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

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Myst III - Exile for Mac

Myst III – Exile for Mac

Legends of Eisenwald for Mac

On request! I added Legends of Eisenwald for Mac to Porting Kit this weekend. If you love games like Heroes of Might and Magic 5, Age of Wonders or Disciples 2, then this game might be something for you.Legends of Eisenwald is an adventure game with tactical battles, RPG and strategy elements. Take the lead of a small feudal army and try to defend your right to survive in this ruthless medieval world. The game works great on my AMD Radeon iMac! Do make sure you download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder from your GOG.com Library before you install the game. Have fun!

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Legends of Eisenwald from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files”) into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game description:
Legends of Eisenwald is an adventure game with tactical battles, RPG and strategy elements. Take the lead of a small feudal army and try to defend your right to survive in this ruthless medieval world.

The mysterious lands of old Germany are waiting for you – it’s a land where the superstitions of the time have come to life. This isn’t a fantasy game. There are no elves or dragons here. There are only people – and their passions, sins and fears that often take a tangible form. Which path will you choose? Live according to your conscience? Or live by power and might? Or will you live by justice? And what is your justice, really?

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Legends of Eisenwald for Mac

Legends of Eisenwald for Mac

Tips to Take Your Video Gaming Skills Higher

Tips to Take Your Video Gaming Skills Higher

Tired of being a rookie?? Can’t stand the thought of being bad at a game you love? It all might be because you are going about it differently. Gaming is fun, yes but you do need to ensure that you read the rulebook first. THe primary reason your competitor might be getting better of you is because he knows a skill or a move that you don’t. Knowing the controls well can help you avoid it easily.  Many teens make millions from video games, and you can too!

The Top Tips You Need to Know to Play Better

  1. Defeat Distractions
    It has to be the game and you. That’s it. When you’re playing, it helps to focus more when you are alone. First, find ample time where no one would interrupt you. Don on your headphones. Keep people and your phone aside. Focus on what you are doing. Find answers to why are you repeatedly failing. Sweep aside your distractions, and you will do much better.
  1. Practice makes you perfect
    Interested in competitive combat games? Well, you will be good at it if you are willing to make time to practice. Put aside a couple of hours every day. Make a plan. Fail. Hone your skills. Make a plan again. Plan your practice sessions individually or with a friend or group you go gaming with. The more you persevere in practice, the more wins you will take away.
  1. Watch and learn
    Most experts put up their experiences on forums. These forums serve as ready reckoners for anyone who wants to up his/her skill. Be sure to browse as many of them as you can. These are called reading guides. The other articles you find are on writing guides. You can register and start putting up questions as to how you are doing stuff. That way you can get into discussions about that topic. You will realise either how correct your approach has been. Or you will learn the right direction from someone else.
  1. Buddy up
    Remember your first day at your first job? Did you need someone to guide you around? Without whom you probably would lose your way? That’s the beauty of a mentor system. When you are a rookie, having a mentor proves fruitful. It is one of the most effective ways to improve. Find yourself an online or real-life mentor who would enable you to be drastically better.
  1. Be positive
    Is the right temperament a cliché? No, it isn’t. It is imperative to be competitive in the gaming world. It is more important to have the right attitude which gets you there. Instead of discussing what you should do, let us consider what you shouldn’t do. Start with a couple of these:1. Don’t place blame on anyone for your abysmal performance
    2. Always observe and study the mistakes you make
    3. Have a plan to correct those mistakes
    4. Innovate and think outside the box
    5. Stop making excuses to yourself or others

The truth is, we can give you many suggestions. But what helps is to start believing and be determined. Happy gaming!