Archive for July 2020

Grand RPG sale on GOG.com with up to 90% discount.

Grand RPG sale on GOG.com with up to 90% discount.

With over a 180 with up to 90% discounted RPG games on sale, GOG.com makes it another tempting weekend to get your wishlisted games :) I will name a couple of popular and high discounted ones starting with some native Mac games:

Like Baldur’s Gate Enhanced and Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced with 50% off. Then with the same discount we have Icewind Dale Enhanced (-50%), Devinity: Original Sin 2 and Tyrany: Gold Edition. Then to the more higher discount of 60% Pathfinder: Kingmaker Explorer and Pilars of Eternity and with  66% we have the Bards Tale IV! Then with even 75% some great classics as: Never Winternights Enhanced Edition and Torment Tides of Numenera and Wastlands 2! Those are just a few of many great classics with much discount.

Lets go to the games for which I have a port available in the Porting Kit database. I only name a few, if you doubt if I have a port for it in the database then search the Porting Kit database manual for the game. Lets start with of the least discounts of 49% off: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Then with 65% off Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2!  Then getting more serious with 75% of Dragon Age – Origins and the recent ported Shadow Run games: Shadow Run – Dragonfall and Shadow Run – Returns! Then finally in this promo post I present Ys 1 + 2 (-70%) and YS Origin with a very nice 75% off. Enjoy the sale!

Go to the Promo page with all the sales up here…

Portingkit update 3.0.42 and fix engines download Mojave and below.

Portingkit update 3.0.42 and fix engines download Mojave and below.

Original Wineskin Website down:
Porting Kit 3.0 got an update fixing a few things. It seems that the original Wineskin website is offline for a while which caused problems in Porting Kit downloading Wine Engines for Mac OSX Mojave and below. So if you had earlier a message “This engine is not available” then this problem has now been resolved with the latest version of Porting kit.

New Portingkit update enforced:
So make sure you update to the latest version. Porting Kit has enforced the update to Porting Kit, but check the version in “About porting Kit” that the version is 3.0.42. We are not sure how long the issue was present, but it might be over a month. So if you read this and you had this issue the past weeks, then please retry installing your game, because the prblem has now been resolved.

Porting Kit Legacy retires:
Porting Kit legacy has been there for a long time, but has been harder and harder to maintain and prevents further development for Catalina and up. Also because the usage of the app dropped wide under the 1 percent, so there are just very few people using it anyway. The Porting Kit Legacy app can still be downloaded, but will not be supported anymore. Also the big download link for Porting Kit legacy is gone, but is still available.

Porting kit 4.0 development is making process:
Progress of Porting Kit 4.0 (Works SIP enabled) is under heavy development and the basics are almost in place which means in not too long there will be a beta available which is especially interesting for Mac OS Catalina users :)

Check the new download page of Porting Kit up here…

Weekly Sale: INDIE GEMS UP TO 90% OFF

Weekly Sale: INDIE GEMS UP TO 90% OFF

GOG.com started today there Weekly sale with up to 90% discount of especially native Mac games and some Windows games for we have ports available in Porting Kit. We will name couple of the Natave Mac games and end with a few Windows games for we have ports in the database. Shall we?

Lets begin with a very popular one like Disco Alysium with a nice discount of -25%. But yes you are right, let’s talk big discounts like 75% to 90%! Alright there we go: Steamworld Dig with (75% off) and good old Bastion or Pinstripe (-80%). Now let’s go to even higher discounts like to popular State of Mind with 85% discount, and with the final blow of 90% off: The Deponia series: Deponia, Deponia 2 and Deponia 3 and Deponia 4!

Yes, namely Mac native Mac games this week promo, but hold on, we still have 2 Windows games for we have a Port available in Porting Kit: Torchlight with 70% off and Forager with a reasonable 33% discount!  Both of the games are testing and working in Catalina OS 10.15.x as well. For those 2 counts that you need to download the “offline backup setup file(s)” from your GOG.com game library into your download folder and use portingkit to install them so you can play them on your Mac. Oh and yes…still SIP disabled for now. Enjoy!

Check out the whole sale up here…

Dungeon Siege Collection (1, 2 + 3 and dlc’s) added to Porting Kit

Dungeon Siege Collection (1, 2 + 3 and dlc's) added to Porting Kit

Another awesome news! The past few days I have been busy with porting and testing the Dungeon Siege Collection for Mac :) And this morning I uploaded the final version of the collection, so now all 3 Dungeon Siege games in the collection are playable on Mac! I played all 3 games for a bit on my Macbook pro and works great, also on Catalina :) Have fun!

The collection has been available on GOG.com  and comntains the whole series (1, 2 + 3 and dlc’s) and if you love RPG really recommended.

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Dungeon Siege Collection “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Dungeon Siege combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.

Go to the Porting Kit game pages here…, here… and here…

 

Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein for Mac

Close combat fans check this out: Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein for Mac! Yes, the game has been added to the Porting Kit database and runs great, even on Catalina :). I checked the campaign out for a while and runs great so far :) So if you love the Close combat series, then this one is recommended.

Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein for MacStill For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Close Combat is a pausable real-time wargame series, heavily focused on historical accuracy and realistic soldier psychological profiles. Team management is crucial as every man in your teams matter. In Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein, you take command of US or German forces and either retrace the last steps of Hitler’s army in one desperate attempt to turn the tide of the impending allied victory or ride to the rescue with General Patton and push back the German offensive to reclaim Bastogne.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Arma Gold for Mac

Yes! it’s back on GOG.com and it’s back in the Porting Kit database: Arma Gold for Mac! The game is one of the 4 games (just as Arma Cold War Assault), which has been back on GOG.com. I tested the game for an hour or so (first campaign mission) without any issues on my Catalina Macbook pro. It’s quite fun for an action game. It has lots of options and its quite realistic in a way (not graphicly), but it is quite intelligent. Feel free to play it yourself, it’s only 1,59 at the moment on GOG.com you won’t regret it :).

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Arma Gold “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
ArmA is a first person tactical military shooter with an emphasis on realism and simulation. This game features a blend of large-scale military conflict spread over vast areas alongside the more traditional closed quarters battle. The player is thrust in the midst of an engaging and expanding storyline, fighting against smart, aggressive enemies who will continually provide a challenge over a massive landscape.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Arma Cold War Assault GOG.com version back in the database!

Arma Cold War Assault GOG.com version back in the database!

Greta news. GOG.com has announced 4 old games back in the database from which Arma Cold War Assault is one of them! I added that game just now and also tested the game on Catalina, which works fine. If it’s not enough the game is on sale on GOG.com for just 0,79! More of the 4 games will follow shortly back into Porting kit as well.

So search the game in the Porting kit database and you will find the GOG.com source there. The when you own the game from GOG.com, download the “Offline backup setup file” into your download folder and install the game! Have fun!

Game description:
ArmA: Cold War Assault includes Bohemia Interactive’s debut game published by Codemasters as Operation Flashpoint in 2001 and its expansion — Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. This game is a genre-defining combat military simulation and was a bestselling PC game. It has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” Over 2 million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release.

Check out the game page up here…

Why You Should Be Playing at an Online Casino in 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic has surely shut down the brick and mortar casino gaming industry. Meaning, a lot of gamblers had to struggle to get decent access to their real money gaming. Making the online casino industry the best go-to option for casino gaming.

But, if you are still having your doubts about the online casinos industry, here are some reasons why you should be re-considering in 2020.

Online Casinos are the Safest Option Right Now
There are a lot of risks that are surrounding the whole land casino gaming scene. Therefore, if you feel like you will be vulnerable why not pick the safest option available. The online casino industry will give zero risks of contracting any deadly disease.

This is because there is no need for physical contact with anyone. Meaning, you can easily self-quarantine at home and still win real money.

Better Convenience
Apart from contracting deadly diseases, there is a lot of hassle and tassel that comes with playing at a land casino in the COVID 19 era. Therefore, why not sign up with the biggest kiwicasinos casino online right now and get better real money deals.

For example, land casinos are coming with a lot of rules that will probably wear you out before you even start your real money gaming.  You will need to stand in a line to get your temperature taken, you will also have to sanitize and make sure that you are following the social distancing rules and so many more.

 No time Restrictions
Online casinos will be available for you throughout the whole 24 hours of the day. Meaning. You can just wake up from your sleep and immediately start on your casino gaming. There are no open hours and closing hours at an online casino.

And the best part is that you  do not even have to waste your gaming time away waiting for the next slot machine to open for gaming. Online casinos come with instant play.

Listen to Music While Driving Helps to Calm the Heart

Driving can be daunting especially if you are going on a long journey or if you are stuck in traffic. All this can actually take a toll on your heart. But if you feel like you need a cheer, you can park and play online casino games at https://www.choiceonlinecasino.com  and win big prizes. At the same time, there is also an alternative for that. Listening to music whilst driving can be very amusing. This practice will offer you a good mood and relax your mind enabling you to have high concentration levels.

Even though music can still calm our hearts and make us drive properly. There are also other things that music offers whilst we are driving.

Music Reduce Heart Rate
Those who drive their cars without music on will experience lower levels of parasympathetic nervous systems. This will then result in the reduction in heart rate. Moreover, to those who drive without music on they will always remain stressful making it difficult for them to concentrate.

Know your Music Apps
Even though music and french online casinos enable us to feel at ease amid a lot of pressure and other negative circumstances. It is also great to make sure that you know your music apps and the type of music you want to listen to.

Furthermore, various music apps allow you to choose the best music of your choice. That will allow you to enjoy the best music that will offer you peace of mind and increase your level of excitement and concentration.

Moreover, if you enjoy playing music whilst driving it is also recommended that you set up your speakers. This is to make sure that all your sound systems and the volume levels are in balance.

Above all, music apps come in dimes a dozen. Some allow you to pay a certain amount of money to use them, whereas some are available free. Therefore, the best free music app you can choose include:

  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • Spotify

Common Myths About Traveling

The peak travel season is just around the corner as the holidays are almost here. With most people ready for traveling and probably a lot more planning, here are some common myths about traveling. Though they may have been true back then, today they are just but a thing of the past.

Topping the List is the Earlier you Buy a Plane Ticket the Cheaper It Will Be
A lot of people are still made to believe that buying an air ticket months before their travel will get them cheap tickets. However that has not been the case for a couple of years and prices vary depending on the seasons and busy periods. Moreover you can find a last minute deal that is even cheaper.

The Air in the Plane is “Recycled” and Transmits Bacteria and Disease
Although air on the plane may seem dry it does not transmit diseases. Airlines invest a lot of money and energy in pumping air out of the airplane, filtering and heating the air to ventilate the inside of the airplane or playing at bestusacasinosites casino . However, some of the air is recycled though it goes through the purification process.

Another Common Myth is sleeping on the Plane Prevents Jet Lag
Jet lag in simple terms is changes caused by different time zones around the world. Furthermore sleeping on the plane will not prevent this. Though there are different choices it is best to let the body balance the biological clock and the perception of time on its own.

The Assumption That Locals Know Best
This is a common myth that most people overlook when they travel during holidays or vacations. If you find yourself depending on locals for tourist advice then you might as well ask yourself when the last time you visited a local hotel or real money casinos was.

Knowing these common myths is beneficial if you are planning to travel after the lockdown. Also for gamblers who are looking forward to trying different casinos around the world.