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Space Quest 1, 2, 3 for Mac

Great news, as you may know I already ported Space Quest 4 + 5 + 6 for Mac, but I am happy to announce the first 3 games as well! That’s right: Space Quest 1 + 2 + 3 for Mac is added to Porting Kit as on Crossover and works great (all 3 DOS games) as almost all DOS games do in Porting kit and Crossover.  Ow and Linux users can play those games as well using Crossover! Happy gaming with these old GEMS!

A long time ago in a galaxy just around the corner you are the janitor in space. Your mission is to scrub dirty floors, to replace burned-out light bulbs, to clean out latrines… To boldly go where no man has swept the floor. See what happens yourself as Roger Wilco, intergalactic garbage-man, comes to the rescue. Packed with comedy, tragedy, suspense, horror and many other nouns. The Package includes Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter, Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge and Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Space Quest –>  Porting Kit and Crosstie…
Space Quest II –>  Porting Kit and Crosstie…
Space Quest III –>  Porting Kit and Crosstie… 

Space Quest 1 + 2 + 3 for Mac

Anno 1701 for Mac

Great news and some less good news. Anno 1701 for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! The less good news is, it only works in Crossover for now… Reason is the Hardware check/diagnose, which get passed without issues on Crossover, but causes a black screen freeze in Porting Kit using Wineskin. Vitor is looking for a way to bypass this “check” because this is the only show stopper. Meanwhile the game will be only playable using Crossover at the moment. Maybe a good reason to get Crossover next to Porting Kit.

Anno 1701 is the most elaborate and expensive game production in the German speaking region and the sequel to the most successful, multi-million selling game series of all times. The third part of the unique combination of different genres creates a real-time building game and is also set in 16th and 17th century, the era of discoveries and maritime trade.

Check out the gamepage for instructions up here…

Anno 1701 for mac

Army Men – Toys in Space for Mac

Last week Army Men 2 for Mac was added to Porting Kit and Crossover, and now I am glad to inform you guys that Army Men – Toys in Space for Mac is added as well! Works great out of the box and works great as well in porting kit as in Crossover (a indispensable application to run aside Porting Kit!). Enjoy this Classic

Finally, proof that little green men exist in outer space! A horde of alien toys has invaded Earth. Now, they’ve enlisted the Tan Army to help them conquer the galaxy. All hope rests with one man, a green plastic soldier known as Sarge. Enter Tina Tomorrow and her battalion of Space Troopers. Joining forces with the Green Army, they freeze, zap, vaporize, and blast their way through the bathroom and into outer space with the hopes of destroying the diabolical alliance in the name of good.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

army men 2 toys in space for mac

Army Men 2 for Mac

Another classic hits the Catalog: Army Men 2 for Mac! Works great out of the box and works great as well in porting kit as in Crossover (a indispensable application to run aside Porting Kit!). Enjoy this Classic

Army Men 2 the sequel to the best-selling title Army Men, takes plastic toy soldier warfare into the kitchen, bedroom, front yard, and garage. Once again Sarge will lead his heroic Green forces into head-melting, plastic-body-part-exploding, combat mayhem; only this time the battle is for control of the kitchen sink!

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

army men 2 for mac

ARMA 2 for Mac

Great news! I checked ARMA 2 for Mac in Crossover and it works great! Some games works alone or better in Crossover and other games work only in Porting Kit and not in Crossover. For ARMA 2 it counts that graphics are better in Crossover. For Porting Kit it counts there is a bit more performance, but there are some glitches there. So you can choose what fits you best. I even made a quick video for this one which you can check out below.

The 27th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit have been deployed to the former soviet country of Chernarus in this third installment in the series of award winning PC war simulators from Bohemia Interactive, creators of Operation Flashpoint*: Cold War Crisis and ARMA: Combat Operations.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Porting Kit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

Titan Quest Mac

Great news! Titan Quest Mac has been released on GOG.com. I made a port of it as soon as I could and here we are! It has been made available for both Portingkit and Crossover. I tested it on my low-end Intel HD 5000 Macbook Air and it works fine, although a medium/High end Mac is recommended. Enjoy this classic!

For its 10 year anniversary, Titan Quest will shine in new splendor. This Anniversary Edition combines both Titan Quest and Titan Quest Immortal Throne in one game, and has been given a massive overhaul for the ultimate ARPG experience.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Portingkit up here… or when you own Crossover the Crosstie here…

titan quest for mac

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…