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GOG.com Spring sale with up to 92% off!!

GOG.com Spring sale with up to 92% off!!

Great news! The Spring Sale started on GOG.com! This news item appeared on the homepage on GOG:

Spring is finally peeking through our windows, and along with its arrival comes sunshine, the smell of flowers, and… awesome game deals! The Spring Sale on GOG.COM brings you 3,000+ shining game deals up to 92% off, as well as new additions to the catalog, and the latest demos of upcoming games.

The Spring Sale on GOG.COM runs until April 5th, 2021, at 1 PM UTC.

So 2 weeks of awesome sales is started. Now is the time to run through your Wishlist and buy the the ones for the lowest price!

Go straight to the sale page up here…

Constructor Classic 1997 for Mac

Another Classic has been added to Porting Kit: Constructor Classic 1997 for Mac! This old classic (DOS game) had an earlier Mac version for Mojave and below, but because of Catalina 10.15.x it has not been available anymore for Mac. So Porting Kit is the solution to play this game again for Mac! have fun!

***Because this game has an old Mac version on GOG, you have to change “System” to Windows on your GOG Account download page, otherwise you will download old Mac game files instead of the Windows “Offline backup setup files” which are required for Porting Kit.***

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Constructor Classic 1997 offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Porting Kit 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:
Constructor Classic 1997 takes the empire building and resource management of the best simulations and adds to it a strong dose of character interaction, humour, and strategic competition. Take the role of a real estate developer in a race to build up and manage resources, properties, environments, and human interaction, while trying to outperform and destroy rival development companies. Start with a few workers, foremen, repairmen, and a small sum of money. Through precise resource management you’ll have to take care or your tenants’ happiness and compete against your opponents. Would you like to be rich and ruthless or maybe you prefer to create your own Utopia?

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Alpha Centauri port back in Porting Kit

On request! Alpha Centauri seems not been supported officially for Mac anymore above 10.14.x. So I made the game available again in Porting Kit which makes it compatible again with 10.15.x and higher. I also made 2 shortcuts in the Porting Kit menu where you can choose to launch the main game or the Alien Crossfire expansion. The game works very well as the native of GOG.com does. Enjoy this classic!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Alpha Centauri offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Mankind begins its most monumental task – the colonization of space. A crew of internationally renowned scientists and security strategists, with wide-ranging convictions and diverse ethics, embarks on a mission that will change the world. One Planet. Seven unique factions. Which will you lead? Each faction has its own agenda, each leader a final goal. You must play to each strength and exploit each hidden weakness in your quest to rule the future.

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Trine for Mac

Great news for the Trine lovers! We added the 10.15.x and higher supported version of  Trine (Original version) into Porting Kit! This is not the enchanted version, but the Original/classic version which is also included in the GOG.com version of the installation. I tested the game for a while and it works great! So if you own the game from the past and want to give it another go on your recent Mac OS, then Porting Kit is the way to go!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Trine offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters combine their powers to devise clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics where each character’s different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!

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Trine for Mac

Trine for Mac

Nebuchadnezzar for Mac

You loved the old fashioned Pharaoh Gold , Caesar 3,  Zeus + Poseidon and Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom (yes we have all of these also in our port database)? Then good news for you! Nebuchadnezzar is a recently released new game with the same kinda gameplay (old fashioned) as those games! Game works great, so really recommend this one if you love the old classics above!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Nebuchadnezzar offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Nebuchadnezzar is a classic isometric city builder game inviting players to experience the mysterious history and culture of ancient Mesopotamia. In the campaign, players get to rule over influential historical cities filled with magnificent monuments.

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Nebuchadnezzar for Mac

Nebuchadnezzar for Mac

18 Wheels of Steel – Convoy for Mac

A short while ago GOG added the 18 wheels of Steel series in their catalog. For a few games we had already ports, like 18 WOS Haulin, and 18 WOS Extreme Trucker. For those we added the GOG.com source. But we now also add the cool episode of 18 WOS Convoy! Game works awesome!! have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com 18 WOS Convoy offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Porting Kit 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:
Take the wheel of a fast paced, high intensity trucking business. Start as a one man show, bidding on jobs, then build your fleet into an unstoppable convoy and deliver the goods. Grow your business and your fleet, but beware – your reputation is everything. 10-4 Good Buddy. Bid on lucrative larger jobs and captain the convoys necessary to pull them off. But watch your back – the police are always looking to take a mighty convoy down!

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Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Very nice game port: Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics for Mac. I did this one, because my wife likes this game as well :P The game has been tested (by my wife) a bunch of times and works pretty neat. Also 4x multiplayer has been tested without any issues. So if you like this strategy board game, then this one is really recommended!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Carcassonne is a modern classic tile-placement game based on the award wining game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, et cetera.

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Carcasonne - Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Commander Keen pack for Mac

Back from the past!  Commander Keen pack for Mac has been added to Porting Kit. Not long ago the game has been added to the GOG.com game database and I was eager to test it and it works pretty well :) So if you want to relive the past, I really can recommend the game :) The pack contains 5 games/episodes to enjoy and you can choose which one (in a menu) if you launch the game port:

  • Episode 1: Marooned on Mars (Dec. 14th 1990)
  • Episode 2: The Earth Explodes (1991)
  • Episode 3: Keen Must Die! (1991)
  • Episode 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991)
  • Episode 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991)

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Commander Keen pack for Mac offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Commander Keen’s very first adventure, and the debut of id’s groundbreaking side-scrolling technology. In the game you play the role of Commander Keen: the alter-ego of an eight year-old genius by the name of Billy Blaze. When Billy learns that the Earth is in danger, he dons his brother’s football helmet and his homemade interstellar spaceship to become Commander Keen — Defender of the Earth!

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Commander Keen pack for Mac

Commander Keen pack for Mac

Sengoku back as port in Porting Kit

Sengoku has been native for Mac in the past, but since 10.14 or so it has been removed/not supported anymore. Well, good news, we added the GOG.com source port now to Porting Kit and can now be played again on your Mac from 10.13 and higher. So if you love strategy in the Japanese Dynasty?, then Sengoku is a good pick for you :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Sengoku offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Sengoku is a deep character driven strategy game set in 16th century Japan. Play as a Japanese nobleman and unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist. Use your military might, your smooth talking tongue, and your guile to increase your power. Watch your enemies fall like cherry blossoms in the early dawn of spring. Doublecross your enemies in an honorable and auspicious manner. Always make sure you have competent heir, if you should die before your destiny has been reached.

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Sengoku for Mac

Some Port updates and fixes.

Some Port updates and fixes.

We are in a constant journey to have an stable, advanced, optimized, game and application app where you can run your Windows  games/apps on your Mac! So with this also comes port updates. Past week I updated a couple of game ports with improvements and fixes. The ports of this time you can find below. If these are games in that list where you ran into issues in the past, then reinstall these games with the updated ports.

Game port updates  + changes:
World on Conflict (launch issues fixed with updated GOG version)
Hitman IV – Blood Money (Newer engine with GFX updates and improvements)
Beyond Good and Evil (launch issue fix with updated engine)
Deus Ex 2 – Invisible War (Launch issue fix with updated engine)
Dreamfall Longest Journey (GFX fix regarding shaders and shadows)

We always love to hear when you run into issues so we can fix them. When you run into any, please use the “more” –> “report problem” option in Porting Kit and make a clear description what goes wrong (including logs) so we can fix it.

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