Archive for the Adventure Category

Venetica for Mac

Another beautiful game has been added to Porting Kit: Venetica for Mac! This game runs great on my AMD Radeon iMac, and played quite a bit already. It has a gripping story and is full of action and adventure. The installation of the game may take about 15 minutes though, so don’t panic if you think installing is taking so long. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Set in the fantastic world of long ago Venice, the young Scarlett falls victim to a terrible mystery, which begins with the murder of her companion by a secretive alliance of mighty necromancers. Thus fate takes its inevitable course and threatens to throw the world out of order. Scarlett finds out that she is the daughter of death incarnate and is blessed with his ultimate powers. She is the only one who can stop the gruesome powers that threaten to destroy the entire living world.

For Catalina users: 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. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Venetica “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Venetica for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Venetica for Mac

Hexplore for Mac

I have ported this weekend 3 more games which are also of course tested in Catalina OS 10.15.x, lets start with Hexplore for Mac! Although the GOG.com game was also available for Linux, it was not for Mac. So with this game added into Porting Kit the game is now also playable for Mac! The game works just fine when I tested it on Catalina, so that’s good news for Mac OS Catalina users. Enjoy!

Game description:
Immerse yourself in a medieval world. A world where Garkham, Grand Master of the Black Magicians, has sworn to take possession of the Book of Hexplore. From this moment, the whole world is in great peril. For this manuscript will most certainly lead those who find it to the Garden of Eden, resting place of the Divine Power.

For Catalina users: 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. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Hexplore “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Hexplore game page for more info up here…

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hexplore for mac

Lighthouse – The Dark Being for Mac

In the Lighthouse – The Dark Being you pass through a shimmering portal into a world teeming with invention, discovery… and evil. An exotic parallel universe is terrorized by a dark being. Alien technology, unearthly treachery, and brain-twisting danger skulk around every craggy cliff and corner. Relive this classic! You can get this DRM free Windows game on GOG.com which you can install in Porting Kit to play it on your Mac. Have fun!

Game description:
Pass through a shimmering portal into a world teeming with invention, discovery… and evil. An exotic parallel universe is terrorized by a dark being. Alien technology, unearthly treachery, and brain-twisting danger skulk around every craggy cliff and corner. You are summoned on a rescue mission; lives and worlds hang in the balance. Do you have the courage and imagination to leave your world and enter the unknown?

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 Lighthouse – The Dark Being 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 Lighthouse – The dark being game page for more info up here…

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Heart of China for Mac

You like old school adventures? Heart of China for Mac is in that case good news! From the breathtaking splendor of 1930 Asia, three strangers are about to set forste on and adventure that will span an entire continent. She is daughter of a ruthless American land baron, facing death somewhere in the lush mountains of central China. He is a down-on-his-luck pilot with only three days to rescue her.Relive this classic! You can get this DRM free Windows game on GOG.com which you can install in Porting Kit to play it on your Mac. Have fun!

Game description Heart of China for Mac:
Together they will travel the crowded streets of Hong Kong, cross the blinding snowfields of the Himalayas and ride the fabled Orient Express… all on a journey of life, love and death that could only begin in the Heart of China. Their guide to freedom is a shadowy master of stealth and cunning from a far away land.

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 Heart of China 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 Heart of China game page for more info up here…

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Heart of China for Mac

Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles for Mac

Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles for Mac has been ported to Porting Kit! It’s a nice game, on the already ported series of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Compared with the real point and click/walk adventure, this game is more a “hidden objects” game with puzzles.

Game description:
Help Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, investigate the legend of a supernatural hound on the fog-shrouded moorland in England of the 19th century. Immerse yourself into the dangerous world of diabolical curse and discover the truth of the monstrous creature.

Key features:
– Unusual representation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most read book
– Incredible gameplay combining hidden object and puzzle game
– Over 35 locations to explore
– Choose your level of difficulty: additional or limited help and hints, quick or slow hint recharge, easy or hard puzzles and Hidden Objects

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 Sherlock Holmes – Hound Baskervilles 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 Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles game page for more info up here…

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Sherlock Holmes - Hound of Baskervilles for Mac

Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles for Mac

Jack Keane and Jack Keane 2 added to Portingkit!

If you love adventure games, then I have some good news! As well the GOG.com version of Jack Keane and Jack Keane 2 has been ported to Mac and added to Porting Kit! In both games you play Jack Keane who drops in all kind of adventures. The makers claim: “Never has an adventure been as cinematic, fast-paced and humorous, without breaking any of the iconic point & click gameplay rules.State of the art 3D-graphics, gripping action-sequences and the typical bizarre Jack Keanesque humour will be an absolute delight to all adventure fans.”

About Jack Keane (1):
Jack Keane has on GOG.com a Mac version but only works until 10.10, so it’s way out of date and won’t work on the Mac OS for more then 5 years. So I made this Compatible again up to Mac OS Mojave and Catalina and works great, even on lower end Mac’s.

Go to the Jack Keane Porting Kit page up here…

About Jack Keane 2:
A great graphical animation adventure game! Follow-up of the first game, Jack Keane 2 – The Fire Within, latest Wine versions fixed some shadow problems, so I was able to port this game now with issues. The game does however requires at least a medium to high-end Mac, because of the high end graphics in the game, but again works great :D.

Go to the Jack Keane 2 Porting Kit page up here…

You can also of course search the game in the Porting Kit App database. It will contain at the moment (for 2 weeks) a “New” badge on the game icon as you are used to when a new game gets added in Porting Kit.

Back to the Future III + IV + V fan games added to Porting Kit.

It’s been a busy period. Although there has been done quite some wrapper updates silently in the background. Now I can also announce 3 new free games which has been added to Porting Kit. The games are the fan games: Back to the Future III, IV, and V. These monkey island style games are the work of Daniele Spadoni, which has a fan page blog up here…

All 3 games are free direct downloads, which means that there is no installer download required, Porting Kit will do the full download and installation for you. Simply click install and Porting Kit will do the rest.

Game pages on Porting Kit:
Back to the Future III
Back to the Future IV
Back to the Future V

Check out the video I created for this trilogy up below. Have fun!

Fight n Rage for Mac

You like beat-em ups like double dragon/Streetfighter?! Then I have great news for you guys/girls, because Fight n Rage for Mac has now been added to Porting Kit! Fight n Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat’em up. Inspired by the classics from the “golden age”, and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90’s arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic game-play features that makes this genre one of the best from its time! game works great in Porting Kit! have fun!

In a far future, Earth was devastated by mutants who took control after a worldwide catastrophic event known as “the big pulse”, a global scale electromagnetic pulse that put an end to all electronic technology on the planet. Humans are now enslaved by mutants led by “The Boss” in a world ruled by “the law of the jungle”.
However, not everything is lost… two humans and a mutant rebel are willing to fight in order to stop this madness. Will they be strong enough? Well… that’s up to you!

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 Fight n Rage 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 Fight ‘n Rage game page for more info up here…

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Fight n Rage for Mac

Dragon’s Lair Trilogy for Mac

Who remembers Dragon’s Lair from the old days and slot machines?! Well Dragon’s Lair Trilogy for Mac is added to Porting Kit! It has been released on GOG.com Last week and now ported already on Paulthetall.com/Portingkit.com. The Trilogy are 3 games in one, so play all three chapters in this on install. We are always working hard to get the best games to Porting Kit. The game works great! So its simply download the “Offline backup installer files” from your GOG.com library after purchase  into your download folder and start the install! Game works as native as you would play it on a Windows system. So where are you waiting for? :) Grab the game and relive this classic.

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 Dragon’s Lair Trilogy  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 Dragon’s Lair, you play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon! Space Ace will have you take control of Ace – Defender of justice, truth, and the planet Earth! Ace is being attacked by the evil Commander Borf. Struggle with Dexter to regain his manhood. Destroy the Infanto-Ray. Defeat the evil Borf! Be valiant space warrior, the fate of Earth is in your hands!

Go to the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy game page for more info up here…

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Dragon's Lair Trilogy for mac

Dragon’s Lair Trilogy for mac

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