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BlueMSX (MSX Emulator) for Mac

Yep, it is time to also add Applications to Porting Kit. BlueMSX is the first one of a long row :) Blue MSX is simply the best and most complete emulator for MSX and it took a while to get it finally working properly and the show stopper is now addressed by a workaround having the BlueMSX Application full screen when starting a game/program. It is also mentioned in bold in the application description and video (yep, made a new video after some silence in creating videos). So we are still deciding if for apps there will be a separate tab, but for now we put it between the normal games.

App Description:
The blueMSX MSX emulator is approaching its third anniversary and in this short time it has established itself as the most advanced and feature rich MSX emulator. It supports most common machines and a wide variety of extension hardware. A feature rich debugger is also included in the emulator. During the last two years, the MSX emulation has been extended and support for other systems have been added. blueMSX is now also an SVI emulator, and supports the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000, SC-3000, SF-7000 consoles.

Get this amazing MSX app up here…

Close Combat 4 – Battle of the Bulge for Mac

Great news! Close Combat 4 – Battle of the Bulge for Mac is added to Porting Kit! The game series have been released day-before-yesterday, so I pushed other stuff away, and started to port these series. I tested the first three (Normandy, Russian front and Battle of the Bulge), from which I managed to port the last two (the others I still need to look at). So here is the second post for Close Combat 4 – Battle of the BulgeBoth games works great although in 800×600 resolution only and you have to disable in-game videos to prevent trouble. So make sure to de-select that in the game launcher and start the fun!

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 Close Combat 4 from GOG 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:
December, 1944 – World War II is in full swing, with the Allied armies piercing their way into Europe. Their extended position leaves them vulnerable to a German offensive strike. With crucial supplies, reinforcements and strongholds at stake, the battle fought here will be a deciding factor in the outcome of the war!

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Close Combat 3 – The Russian Front for Mac

Great news! Close Combat 3 – The Russian Front for Mac is added to Porting Kit! The game series have been released yesterday, so I pushed other stuff away, and started to port these series. I tested the first three (Normandy, Russian front and Battle of the Bulge), from which I managed to port the last two (the others I still need to look at). So here is the first post for Close Combat 3 – The Russian Front. Both games works great although in 800×600 resolution only and you have to disable in-game videos to prevent trouble. So make sure to de-select that in the game launcher and start the fun!

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 Close Combat 3 from GOG 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:
Command a fire brigade of soldiers on the Russian Front in this real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring unequaled detail, realism and scope. Player as either the Soviets or Germans as you orchestrate your squads’ attack, defense, and survival over four grueling years of the grandest and bloodiest war the world has ever seen. To succeed, you must guide your man through the moral dangers of war while physically an psychologically defeating your enemies. Your soldiers are counting on you.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Close Combat 3 for mac

Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Mac

As promised Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Mac is added to Porting Kit! The game was gifted free this pas weekend, so now you are able to install it onto Porting Kit! When you missed the free givaway, then this classic is still discounted to only $1,99 (50% off). Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup files from Carmageddon TDR 2000 from GOG 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:
Max Damage, imprisoned for life, plots his escape. However, there’s the small matter of an army of police, hordes of gangsters and thousands of enraged inhabitants – all with homicide on their minds. To succeed, it will take a four wheeling genius with no morals, a killer instinct and a burning passion to escape.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Legacy of Kain – Defiance for Mac

On request Legacy of Kain Defiance for Mac is added to Porting Kit. Although I myself am not a fan of those kind of games, I did make the port because I own the game in my GOG.com library (received it from GOG). The game series is quite popular, so for the fans, its here!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup files from Legacy of Kain Defiance from GOG 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:
The final chapter in the epic Legacy of Kain series is a time-bending, dimension-crossing, action-adventure game featuring more fast-paced combat than ever before. Take control of two mighty and highly-evolved vampires, each with a vast arsenal of combat moves and elaborate combos to unlock during their journey. A world filled to the brim with gruesome monsters, conflict and intrigue lies before them.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Gorogoa for Mac

Gorogoa for Mac is a special puzzle game I added into Porting Kit. Gorogoa is a game that’s exquisitely crafted, not just in its single elements but the way they all combine. The visuals are fantastic and highly detailed, as you’ve probably seen for yourself, and it’s mindblowing to think one person did all of it. Check the trailer to see some visuals.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup files from Gorogoa  from GOG 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:
The gameplay of Gorogoa is wholly original, comprised of lavishly illustrated panels that players arrange and combine in imaginative ways to solve puzzles. Impeccably simple, yet satisfyingly complex. Gorogoa isn’t just a game – it’s a work of art, expressing itself through soulful, charming illustrations and distinguished puzzle mechanics.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

More Porting Kit game updates!

More Porting Kit game updates!

And here a couple interesting Porting Kit game updates! This time for the games: Heroes 3, C&C 3 and Neverwinter Nights 2. Below a brief sum of the improvements:

– Heroes of Might & Magic 3  –> Fixed the save issue (couldn’t save games)
– C&C 3 Tiberian Wars/Kane’s Wrath –> Fixed a launch problem for certain Macs.
– Neverwinter Nights 2 –> Speed improvements.

To update the wrappers trash the old ones and re-install the games with the updated script in Porting Kit by searching the games on the library –> server tab. Enjoy the games!

Some wrapper updates! SWAT4, Empire Earth 3, Mirror Edge, Riven, The Guild 2 and Desperados 3 – Helldorado!

Some wrapper updates! SWAT4, Empire Earth 3, Mirror Edge, Riven, The Guild 2 and Desperados 3 - Helldorado!

We don’t sit still on paulthetall/portingkit.com. We always are working on things, even when you may think it is quiet on the eastern front. We working on port updates, new game ports, test new features, working on new features etc. Past week I did same game maintenance and Vitor is . working on the new forums. Here a list of wrapper updates + changes.

  • SWAT 4  –> Fixed shader issue for some GFX cards (gave police characters dark/black color) and flashlight bug. The game works perfectly now :)
  • Empire Earth 3 –> fixed a installation bug (popup window which didn’t close by clicking on it.
  • Mirror Edge –> Updated the Winetrick sequence for “Physx”. At first the winetrick would launch after the game, which may cause confusion, now switched the winetrick to ‘before” the install of the game.
  • Riven –> Riven has been updated by GOG to a total different game version (ScummVM). So it needed another launcher (works perfect now)!
  • The Guild 2 –> failed to launch/install, thats fixed now.
  • Desperados 3 – Helldorado –> Added the GOG.com source which was released recently + added some performance improvements and shader bug fixes (characters were darker then they meaned to be).

Go to the specific game pages on Portingkit.com or search the updated games in Porting Kit on the library –> Server tab.

Cedric and the Revolution for Mac

Another free adventure game: Cedric and the Revolution! This free adventure won 2 AGS awards in 2005. This is a great game, with puzzles that are difficult enough to satisfy you when you solve them, but which rarely frustrate.They also feel inventive at times, with no annoying fetch quest included. It will keep you busy for an hour or 2 to finish (or earlier if you are an experienced adventurer). Enjoy this free game, simply install and play!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
3. When using Porting Kit in Porting Kit search the game  in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game. Set the 640×400 resolution and save and play/launch! Have fun!

Game description:
Cedric and the Revolution tells the not so serious story about two elfs who want to organize a demonstration protest; however, later they have to confront completely different problems that will appear.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

 

Zack McKracken Remake for Mac

This is the free remake of the game (sequel). The original game Zack Mckracken: And the Alien Mindbenders is native available for Mac on GOG.com. I found this free classic when being busy on Maniac Masion. See enjoy this free game, simply install and play!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
3. When using Porting Kit in Porting Kit search the game  in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game. Set the 640×400 resolution and save and play/launch! Have fun!

Game description:
A sequel to the original Zak McKracken game.  It could have been such a nice day. Zak’s favourite movie is on, most of the work on his novel is done, and Sushi seems to have survived her long stay in the sink quite nicely. Still half asleep, Zak gropes for the mailbox key and wanders down the stairs. Wow, a lot of mail again, he thinks to himself. However, next to the usual advertising for Monolith Burger, this time it also includes a letter from the distant Bogota. Suspecting no evil, Zak opens the envelope. As he reads the first few lines, he loses control of his face… 

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Zack McKracken Remake for Mac

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