Archive for February 2019

Strategic Command Classic: WWII for Mac!

It’s bin a while since there has been some new ports, so here we are! Re-least just this week on GOG.com: The Strategic Command series! starting with Strategic Command Classic WWII!
The version on GOG.com us the Matrix version. The Matrix version is the Gold Edition of the Original Strategic Command: Blitzkrieg and Weapons and Warfare combined. It also contains the Pacific Theatre and Patton Drives East DLCs  Combining the ease of play, accessibility and addicting gameplay, Strategic Command Classic WWII adds tons of features in a single game.

Rewrite history with 6 full length, open ended campaigns beginning at key stages of World War II. Begin the war from the historical invasion of Poland in 1939, Denmark and Norway in 1940, Russia in 1941, Stalingrad in 1942, the invasion of Sicily by the Allies in 1943 or the epic beach landings of D-Day in 1944.

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 Strategic Command Classic WWII 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!

Go to the Army Men- World War game page for more info up here…

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Two Immortal Games Revived (And Released Across Platforms) In The New Millennium

In this day and age, new games are released perhaps every minute of every day. Their topics and formats are incredibly diverse, ranging from role-playing titles and shooters to puzzles, table games like blackjack, and new takes on classic formats, having everything covered. But there are some games that stood the test of time, that have proven to be valuable enough to be played even decades after their first emergence and decline. Many of these were reworked to appeal to modern-day audiences while keeping their original atmosphere (and looks) and are now playable on a variety of platforms.

One of the most eloquent examples is the “Monkey Island” series, launched in 1990 by Lucasfilm Games. In it, players get to join Guybrush Threepwood on his quest to become a pirate. It wasn’t the best-looking game of all time but it compensated with its humor and gameplay. The original game was released on floppy disk in 1990 and on CD-ROM two years later, covering every popular platform at the time, from MS-DOS to Amiga. A year later, it spawned a sequel along with two more in the coming years, and seemingly forgotten for almost a decade. In 2009, though, it received the “Special Edition” treatment, being released on the iPhone, Windows, and Xbox 360, followed by a PlayStation 3, Mac OS X, and iPad version a year later. Today, the series is all but dead (thanks to the untimely demise of Telltale Games) but its legacy lives on.

Although it wasn’t a major commercial success, System Shock 2 was one of the best games of its time. Released in the summer of 1999, it reaped all the accolades available at the time, ranging from several “Game of the Year” awards, almost all the stars it could get from various gaming publications and was credited with shaping the future of the horror FPS genre. Alas, it only sold less than 60,000 copies, so the developer ended support for it in 2000 when the developer Looking Glass Studios went down. Ultimately, Night Dive Studios secured the rights to the game and re-released it through GOG.com in 2013, including a Mac OS X and Linux release of the title. Today, the company is working on both a remake of the first System Shock game, set to be released in 2020, and a sequel to System Shock 2 with a release date yet to be announced. It is very likely that both titles will be launched on as many platforms as possible, covering everything from gaming consoles to Mac OS X, perhaps even iOS and Android.

Empire Earth Wrapper update + updated video!

The Empire Earth port seemed to have a few bugs through time, so here we are. Besides updating the port, I also thought let’s make a video tutorial of it as well.

Fixed:
– Updated to latest Wine engine for best performance
– Performance fix
– Shortcut update of the DLC

Go to the Empire Earth Porting Kit game page up here…

Updated Red Alert 2/Origin client video Tutorial!

As promised to some people having confusing how to installed Red Alert 2/Origin, here a quick updated Tutorial how to install Red Alert on your Mac. I Mention in the video this older version of Origin is temporarily and we are working on a supported updated version of Origin on the Mac. But until the updated port is finished, you guys have to do it with this more out dated version of the Origin Client.

Enjoy the video and I hope this tutorial will take away any confusion of the installation of the Origin Client in Porting Kit and the game itself.

Brother in Arms Earned in Blood and Hell’s Highway also added to Porting Kit!

A bit late, because they were already added the same week as Road to Hill 30, but Brothers in Arms – earned in Blood and Hell’s  Highway are now available in Porting Kit as well :) Brothers in Arms brings you back to WWII in a true story. Especially the Hell’s Highway episode has the best graphics and makes this game a must have for any WW2 shooter fans. The games are available on GOG.com and one of the limited games I really played from start to end. Especially for Hell’s Highway, a medium to High-end Mac is recommended. The other 2 runs very smooth on even low-end Macs :)

Get the new added games on the specific game pages here… and here… ow and while I am busy anyways, Road to Hill 30 here…