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Stable Codeweavers Wrapper for World of Tanks!

Some good news! CodeWeavers, with support from Wargaming, have developed a software solution that allows Mac OS X users to join the army of World of Tanks fans. I tested the Wrapper and played 4 battles and had results with up to 40-50 fps EXTRA performance (so around 80-100 FPS in total) on minimum graphical settings on my Nvidia 640M. So I updated the game page with the Crossover Wrapper version. My wrapper will still be available for the ones who experience troubles with the Crossover version.

In order to use the Codeweaver Wrapper this you need to:

  1. Download Codeweavers Mac Wrapper.
  2. Launch the downloaded file.
  3. Move World of Tanks icons to the ‘Applications’ folder
  4. After installation please start launcher to download and install World of Tanks client.

For the updated game page go up here…

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Payday the Heist for free on October the 16th!

Here a little news flash! Payday the Heist, will be free for download on October the 16th!  To celebrate reaching 1.5 million members in their Steam group, Overkill Software is offering Payday: The Heist for free on October 16. So mark this date in your calendar and check the Steam community page for further instructions that day to obtain the game in Steam.

Then, when you have the serial, download the  steambuild1 Wrapper (if you not already have it), and login into Steam and add the serial and download and play! Enjoy!

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New Steambuild release: Steambuild1bd3d!

And here another Steambuild Wrapper called: Steambuild1bd3d! This is the 7th Steambuild wrapper in the series and is basically the Steambuild1b Wrapper with the d3dboost option turned on. This option fixes specific graphics in some games as it can break it in other games, so that’s why I made a separate Steambuild for this one.

Game specifically for this Steambuild Wrapper is for example: Call of Duty World of War.

You can download the Steambuild1bd3d up here…

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Wine 1.7.26 released!

A new Wine version is out (Wine 1.7.30) on WineHQ since last Friday! The wine version is now build in an engine and is available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to build all my Wrappers for this website. The engine itself isn’t available in winery yet, but doh123 will add it as soon as he can. There are some C runtime improvements and some extra DirectWrite functions. See more details below and on WineHQ.

You can change the wine engine in existing Wrappers doing: Right-click Wrapper –> show package content –> wineskin –. advanced –> tools –> change engine –> change it to the latest engine you downloaded, in this case 1.7.30.

The Wine development release 1.7.30 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • More support for fonts in DirectWrite.
  • Improved ATL thunk support.
  • A few more C runtime functions.
  • Regedit import/export fixes.
  • Various bug fixes.


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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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Steambuild1b Wrapper update!

After a bunch of new wine releases, I made an update of the Steambuild1b Wrapper. Steambuild1b is one of the Steambuild Series I have created specificly for Steam games. I updated the Steambuild1b Wrapper to 1.7.24 which includes some inportant graphical fixes. So If you have Windows Steam games, then try one of those Wrappers. When downloading the Steam wrappers make sure you choose the free “slow” on filefactory. Enjoy!

Changes:
Updated the engine to Wine 1.7.24

Download the new Steambuild1b Wrapper here…

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New video tutorial for Blendimals, rFactor and Painkiller Black Edition!

There were some requests for more detailed instructions for some of the games, so I made a couple more Video Tutorials for 3 games: Blendimals, (the fun free puzzle game) rFactor (a cool racing game) and the very popular  Painkiller Black Edition, which I ported yesterday evening. All 3 videos contain the install instructions including a bit of game-play on my iMac. Have fun!

You can find the new video tutorials on the specific game blog posts:
Blendimals
rFactor
Painkiller Black Edition

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Wine 1.7.24 Released!

A new Wine version is out on WineHQ since last Friday! The wine version is now build in an engine and is available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to build all my Wrappers for this website. The engine itself isn’t available in winery yet, but doh123 will add it as soon as he can. There are some important crypto improvements which fixes some login issues in some programs/game clients, so that’s great news! See more details below and on WineHQ.

You can change the wine engine in existing Wrappers doing: Right-click Wrapper –> show package content –> wineskin –. advanced –> tools –> change engine –> change it to the latest engine you downloaded, in this case 1.7.24.

The Wine development release 1.7.24 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Beginning of some DirectWrite classes implementation.
  • Initial wrapper dll for the packet capture library.
  • Some crypto improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.

 
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Official WOT Wrapper added on game page!

Wargaming.net has released its own Mac port on their site which runs much more stable then mine. Their native alpha build seems not to “hang/crash” while returning to garage and frame-rates are a better as well. So I add the download link  for this version as well on the game page. I will keep my wrapper as an alternative download if the wrapper doesn’t work at all for you, or when using other regions then US. For the other regions then US, use the written guide  instructions on the WOT site which “dstud208” described very good for my wrapper.

Download this Wrapper on the game page here…

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Online/browser games wins terrain

On my website you will find loads of Wrappers for commercial/free or demo standalone games. The problem of standalone games is that they are in most cases OS specific. This means a lot of games are only for Windows or only for Mac or Linux. A lot of companies tried to be creative to make games OS independent and can be played in an Internet browser. By doing this a total new market has been opened to serve all platforms and there are a lot of websites which offers browser/on-line games now. You can distinguish them most in 2 types:The free online/browser games, like myplaycity.com or mmobomb.com. Second: Online Casino/Online slots like to popular River Belle Casino. Both have their own target-group with players.

 
Years back the browser games were very simple, but nowadays they get more and more advanced, and can even compete with some of the standalone games! If you only check some of them out mentioned above you will see what I mean. Games like Drakensang online, or City of Steam which you can find also on mmobomb.com, aren’t the simplest ones. So if you feel limited, wide the view of gaming to the online/browser games as well. Have fun!
 
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