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Pioneer Lands for Mac!

The free Pioneer Lands from is the last port for this year! and this free full game is also added in the Portingkit. The game works great and will be automatically downloaded by the Portingkit. Simply get the Portingkit when you don’t have it already. Open it, then go to the library –> server tab and select the Pioneer Lands game and click “download”. Then the Portingkit will download and install the game. Then go the the “local” tab and select the game and click “play”! Have fun!

Pioneer Lands is unique game with a fascinating combination of business simulation and strategy set on the frontier of America’s Old West! This is a real western among casual games! It’s a story about the brave pioneers who lived and tamed America’s frontier.  You are the first to make a long journey, full of dangers and adventures. You’re mission is to explore new lands! Eight original locations and 99 levels with an incredible range of tasks await you! Welcome to the Old West where many adventures await you!

Download the Portingkit (when you don’t have it yet) up here…

Aquanox 2 for the Mac!

This is the second Portingkit only application where I don’t need to host the Wrapper anywhere. The free Portingkit will do all the work for all new game port releases from now on. Aquanox 2 is an action game where you find yourself undersea fighting and surviving. You can buy this game from Gamersgate and download the “Download Aquanox 2- Revelation.exe” file from your Gamersgate library to your downloads folder where the Portingkit will do the rest :) Tested the game on my Nvidia 640M iMac and works native windows. I made another video instruction for this game using the Portingkit including some gameplay! Have fun!

Aquanox 2: Revelation chases the player through high-energy action and sinister underwater cities. A gripping story, striking characters and the overwhelming architecture of the underwater world are framed by an ingenious user interface. Bonus objectives as well as hidden bonus weaponry guarantee each missions’ re-playability. Tactics and patience complement the fast-paced dogfights. The player becomes a member of a group of eight mercenaries crossing the oceans.

Simply download the Portingkit (if you don’t have it already) and go to the library –> server tab and select the “Aquanox” game and click download. If you don’t own the game yet the Portingkit can direct you to the game page where to purchase it and download the setup/download file to your download folder. When you clicked “no” and were directed to the game page, you have to click “download” again and then click “yes” so the Portingkit will install the game for you. After installation the Portingkit will say the installation was done successfully. Then go to your “local” tab where you can select the game and click “play”!

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5 More games added to the Portingkit!

Five more games added and tested in the Portingkit! The game posts/pages of those games are adjusted to the Portingkit as well now. The games added are:

Wings (Amiga Emulated)
Rocket Ranger (Amiga Emulated)
7.62 High Calibre
18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin
18 Wheels of Steel: Long Haul

The new games a visible after restarting the Portingkit! Don’t have the Portingkit yet? get it up here…

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Portingkit Frequently asked Questions…

Yes! The Portingkit BETA is a fact now. But what are the plans? What to expect? How fast will the adding of the games go? Well this post will answer some of the questions:

Cool! Portinkit is a fact. What will happen to the game pages and the existing wrappers?
Well, the specific game pages and game posts of the games added to the Portingkit will stay the same, only the link to the Wrapper will change to the website. The wrappers of the games which are added to the Portingkit, will be put offline because there is no need for it anymore because the free Portingkit will create it for you automatically.

I don’t have the or Gamersgate version of the game will the Portingkit still work.
Of course will it still work, the Portingkit will popup with a window to choose the setup file manually. however, the Gamersgate/ games proposed are tested, auto-detected and advised to use. other versions may contain copy protection or download clients not tested and may in that case fail to work.

I cant see the videos on the “News” Tab ( website) it says blocked content.
Update to the latest Flashplayer and restart Portingkit and it will be fixed.

I can’t still “Rank” any games in the Portingkit.
Correct, this functionality will be added soon.

How fast will filling the database go? And what about the Steam games?
Well, I will try to do at least 5 a day. I may get some help from some other people as well. About the Steam game Wrappers. Yes they will be added as well on short term. in the end all the game ports on will be added into the Portingkit.

Will there come more video tutorials?
Of course, all on short term.

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Civilization 2 for Mac!

To make the total series of Civilization for Mac complete: here Civilization 2 for Mac!! As you know Civilization and Civilization 3, Civilization IV and Civilization V were already available for Mac, but today I make the Wrapper for Civilization II available. Check out also one of the other over thousands game ports on

Game Description:
Sid Meier’s Civilization II is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse. Civilization II is similar to the first Civilization, with some changes to the various units, civilizations, world wonders, tile “specials” and technologies. The graphics were changed from a top-down view to an isometric representation. Rivers no longer occupy the whole of each tile along their length; instead, they are part of each topography square through which they flow, adding productive value, defensive bonuses and movement ability. The AI was improved as well, including the elimination of most random events by now making the computer player go through the same production requirements as the human player. Enjoy this amazing game on your Mac!

Installation is quite simple:
1. Go to the Civilization 2 Mac page…
2. Download Porting Kit and open it.
3. Click install on the Civilization 2 Mac page and let Porting Kit install the game.
4. Click “Play” in Porting Kit.

Have fun!

Bully – Scholarship Edition for Mac!

On request: Bully: Scholarship Edition! I tested the Gamersgate edition (now a Steam serial), in the Steambuild1 Wrapper and works fine. I played the game about 2 hours without any issues. Make sure you in the ingame options increase the mouse sensitivity to “2.0” or higher for proper mouse movement for camera view. A good video-card is recommend though. I played the game in the highest resolution (1600×900) without issues on my Nvidia 640M iMac with 512MB. Enjoy!

Note: The game won’t work on most Intel graphic cards (Like Intel Graphics HD 4000/5000), but seems to work on Intel Iris. It might be that the Mac driver needs to be turned off for the Intel Iris gfx cards doing: right-click wrapper –> show package content –> wineskin –> screen settings and deselect the mac driver. Game works great on Nvidia Mac’s (512mb advised).

Install Instructions: 
Download the Portingkit using the link below and extract it –> then double-click the Portingkit and go to the server library tab –> search for Bully Scholarship and download the WSI file which will create a Wrapper including Steam. Then when creation is finished, go to the local library tab and launch Bully and login into the Windows steam and activate the Bully: Scholarship Edition (if you don’t own it yet) serial and download and play!

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