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Super Power 2 for the Mac!

Super Power 2 is the only global geopolitical simulation game which allows players to control entire countries.  Players control countries in 3 major areas: political, economic and military, but this time, in a beautiful real-time 3D environment. Players build up their own countries and increase their influence in the broader world while competing against sophisticated A.I.  Along the way, gamers make use of economic sanctions, political alliances, and military actions to wage their battles. I tested Super Power 2 a bit in the Portingkit and it seems to work just fine on my Nvidia 64om iMac.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the file on the server tab of the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here…

Narnia – Prince Caspian for Mac!

The Pevensie children – Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy — have been returned to the fantastic alternate world they’d discovered a year earlier in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, to find that well over 1,000 years have passed there! I tested the game in the Portingkit and works just fine on my Nvidia 64om iMac. The game does need a good videocard and you even then, you need to put the gfx settings lower (like turning off bloom) and shadows to have the best performance. Enjoy!

The Prince Caspian action-adventure game is based directly on Disney’s cinematic interpretation of the second novel in C.S. Lewis’ seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia. As in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe games, players can take the roles of different characters from the story. More than 20 are available, including the human Pevensies and many native Narnians. Different characters have different special abilities, and the game’s adventure puzzle challenges require players to figure out how to use the right powers in the right places to proceed. In the game’s real-time combat, characters can team up for devastating attacks.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here…

Battlefield 2 added to Portingkit!

On request Battlefield 2 Complete (Gamersgate version) is added to the Portingkit. I checked the game and Singleplayer works like a charm in my tests (with a couple of gfx settings changes in video settings of the game which is mentioned in the game description of the game in the Portingkit). The online play option doesn’t work, but you should be still able to play multiplayer via LAN or the internet in combination with Hamachi.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here...

Terraria 1.3 for the Mac!

Originally released in early 2011 – Terraria – the infinite pixel playground, receives yet another MAJOR content update. So major it could be an expansion pack, but it’s not – it’s free and it’s four years in the making – because the developers love you so very much. The 1.3 update replaces the normal setup file and I tested the updated version in the Portingkit and works just fine on my Nvidia 640M iMac. The game although small in size won’t run on low end Macbooks like my Intel HD 4000 Macbook air.

The 1.3 Changelog is huge – it’s over 20,000 characters long and includes new features like a fresh Expert mode, a photo/camera mode for the creative, new environments and enemies, and hundreds of gameplay changes and quality of life fixes like revamped town NPCs. Somewhere down the list of changes you’ll also find a bullet point that mentions over 800 new items to discover. No biggie though. Pick up your copy or grab the newest patch right now, and get lost, in the biggest sandbox adventure ever!

Get the updated file in the Portingkit here… or if you use Crossover the Crosstie here…

Mass Effect added into Portingkit + Crosstie!

Mass Effect has 2 versions. One: The not working Origin version (because of the malfunctional Origin in Wine) and the Working Steam version for which this port is created. So make sure you have the good version when try to run it in Crossover and the Portingkit. I tested the game for a while and works quite well on my Nvidia 640M 512mb GFX  iMac.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Download the Portingkit here… and if you own Crossover, then get the Crosstie here…

Thrillville: Off the Rails for the Mac!

Some great news! As you may know Thrillville: Off the Rails is been re-released a little while back, and I finally got my fingers on the Gamersgate (=steam version) of the game and managed to get it working quite easily.  Thrillville: Off the Rails lives up to its name with 20 death-defying rides so outrageous, they inspire the same word from every park visitor who sees them: “WHOA!” But the new fun doesn’t stop there. Off the Rails features 34 playable multiplayer minigames, 15 all-new theme areas, over 40 thrill rides, a new story that ties together more than 100 missions, and social interaction with park guests that’s better than ever.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here… and to learn more about Crossover go here…

Download the Portingkit here… and if you own Crossover, then get the Crosstie here…

New Crossties!

Some good news for Crossover users! I made some new Crossties for the games I ported recently (where I could), so you can play the games in Crossover as well. If you not own Crossover yet, then you can get it here… and with the promo code “paulthetall” you get 25% off  bonus as a paulthetall.com visitor as well!

The games I did recently and have now a Crosstie are:
Port Royale
Port Royale 2
Dark Void Zero
Terraria
Might & Magic VII
Alien Terminator
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Enjoy the games on Crossover!

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Port Royale 2 for Mac

Port Royale 2 for Mac takes you back to the beginning of the 17th century, when the great colonial powers were competing for control of the Caribbean and when towns could rapidly expand (and collapse again) over a short period of time. As pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys you may need to escort ships for your convoys, or you can turn the tides and hunt for pirates or capture the military ships, becoming more famous and expanding your own fleet as well as your stock of goods. I tested the game a bit on my Nvidia 640M imac and on my Intel Graphics HD 4000, and worked just fine on both Mac’s. Download quickly the Wrapper below and follow the instructions below! Enjoy the game!

Known issues:
– Grey sea instead of blue in the Map

I hope to fix them in the near future and make a wrapper update, but until that time, you have to live with this small bug.

Before downloading the Wrapper, make sure security settings are set correctly when you have Mavericks OSX or higher. Then download and extract Wrapper below –> Get and download Port Royale 2 from GOG.com or Gamersgate –> double-click wrapper –> install windows software –> navigate to the GOG/Gamersgate setup file and double-click on it –> then the install wizard will appear –> install the game –> at the end of the installation click finish and launch!! Have fun!

Download the Wrapper up here… or when you use Crossover the Crosstie up here…

Some more CrossTies!

As you guys know I try to make for every Wrapper I make for a game, a Crosstie as well. This process takes normally a few days longer because the CrossTie needs to be approved first by Crossover. So if you own Crossover, always check a few days later on  a game-port release if there is a CrossTie available for that specific game. Or simply check for this kind of posts where I mention the latest new CrossTies. OF course it might happen that there won’t be a CrossTie for the specific game simply because it won’t work in Crossover yet (they use an older stable Wine Engine).

Anyway here a small list of CrosstTies done past week:
Alpha Prime
Crimsonland
Airline Tycoon 2
Gothic 3
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI
Mass Effect
 
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Battle Realms for the Mac!

Anther good old game is added to the paulthetall.com carlog! Battle Realms is a masterfully crafted real-time strategy game. Cosmetically it is very similar to Warcraft III. It’s not quite as complex as Blizzard’s offering, but it’s got charm and it’s got heart. Everything about Battle Realms is stylish, sleek, and cool. If you enjoy games with high production values and snazzy looks, this game delivers. Check out the trailer below to get an impression of the game.

Kenji, exiled heir to the Dragon throne, must stake his claim in a chaotic world wracked by the subversive intrigues of the Serpent, Wolf, and Lotus clans. Shall he vanquish the land under a campaign of malevolence and terror or restore the war-torn realm to its former glory? Enter Battle Realms and choose your destiny. Explore the history that led up to the events in Battle Realms in Battle Realms: Winter of the White Wolf. Scattered and unorganized, your enslaved Wolf brethren hunger for revolt against their corrupt Lotus Clan masters. You must unite them. You must lead them. You must free them.

Download the Wrapper/Crosstie from the game page here…