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Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Collection for Mac

Great news! Last weekend I added Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Collection for Mac. The collection contains both Jazz Jackrabbit 2 as Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Christmas Chronicles (separate installer), which is also available in Porting Kit. So double fun and a good timing with Christmas ahead ;). Game works native Windows in Porting Kit, so really recommended for fans of that fussy rabbit. Have fun!

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 Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Collection (2 separate setup files) from GOG into your download folder.
3. When you own Crossover, use this CrossTie, or when using Porting Kit in Porting Kit search the Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and Jazz Jackrabbit 2 – Christmas Chronicles 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:
Jazz, the PC platform hero, has finally made comeback with all new adventures. This time he’s brought with him not only his space cadet brother Spaz, but also their sister, Lori – and she has supernatural athletic powers! This story, completely fresh and new for our gamers, takes our favourite rabbits to a haunted house, a city and an extended Easter level! On their way they encounter numerous enemies and sneaky adversaries, but trust them to bring the game to a wild conclusion when they find a mysterious code which is the key to the Valhalla.

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

Rise of the Dragon for Mac

Another golden oldie adventure release: Rise of the Dragon for Mac. The game itself is a fairly-standard first-person point’n’click adventure game, chock full of game-ending puzzles that were acceptable back then. Rise of the Dragon is not a friendly game. You can die easily, and often. Over 85 scenes and location, each with dozens of randomly generated animations, multiple story branches, puzzle solutions and outcomes makes Rise of the Dragon infinitely re-playable.

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 Rise of the Dragon 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:
So it is written, and Wiliam “Blade” Hunter, Private Investigator is the only man for the job. His violent techniques and brash disregard for regulations got him an early retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department, but now they’ll become the fulfillment of the prophecy – the fall of the Dragon.

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

Brothers in Arms Trilogy for Mac

Awesome news, I created a port where you can run all three Brother in arms games in Porting Kit (Steam version): Brothers in Arms – Earned in BloodBrothers in Arms – Road 30 and Brothers in Arms – Hells Highway for Mac. Simply install the Steam Wrapper. Login into the Windows Steam. Add the Steam game when you don’t own the game yet. Download and play the game!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then in when you own Crossover use this CrossTie or when you use  Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
3. After installation of the game, “exit” the Steam installer.
4. Click “Play” to start the Windows Steam! Add the  Brothers in Arms – Earned in BloodBrothers in Arms – Road 30 and/or Brothers in Arms – Hells Highway  serial and download and Play! Have fun!

Game Description:
Based on a true story. Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, where Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne Paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside.  As the story unfolds, you must choose between the success of your mission and the lives of your men – your brothers in arms. Brothers In Arms: will immerse players in the historic, eight-day invasion of Normandy – with unparalleled imagery, authenticity, sound, and gameplay.

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

Crime Cities for Mac

Another Classic released in Porting Kit Crime Cities for Mac! A futuristic world where law and order have been replaced by a tidal wave of terror and crime. The human federation decides to frame one of it’s best men for treason and disobeying orders and sentences him to spend the rest of his days on one of the planet’s prison cities. This is his cover as he begins the most crucial mission of his life.. Have fun!

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 Crime Cities 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:
Crime Cities is a revolutionary mix of shooter and future vehicle simulator with a complex plot, and explosive environment and life-threatening missions that are so mind-blowing, you’ll thing flying a hovercraft through a myriad of city skyscrapers is the easy part of the job.

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

The Guest for Mac

We released the adventure The Guest for Mac in Porting Kit. The mood and the feel of the game, and the mysterious background of the Doctor Evgueni Leonov makes the game a unique experience, travelling through the character story and discovering unexpected places that will make you wonder what’s going on there. The game is quite graphical and to use the best graphical settings, a medium-high end Mac is recommended. On low-end Mac’s its playable as well, although lowering the graphical details is recommended.

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 The Guest 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 Guest is a gloomy adventure full of enigmas where the exploration of your surroundings comes to prominence; puzzles, secrets and riddles will help you discover who has locked you in this somber hotel room and most importantly, why.

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

Conqueror AD 1086 for Mac

About 2 weeks ago Conqueror AD 1086 was released on GOG.com, So I ported the game to Mac in Porting Kit. This DOS game is a missing GEM with an unique game-play as like RPG classics as Mount and Blade. It’s a grand strategy with tactical battles, role-playing elements and a first person action game all in one! Game works as attended, only thing to remember is when launching the game, to click into the game window and press alt + Enter, to make the window “Full Screen”. Have fun with this classic!

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 Conqueror AD 1086 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:
Forge an empire! Command strength, skill and strategy in your valiant quest for the crown. You are in control of your destiny as you ascend to the throne of England in this richly detailed action-packed medieval adventure. Wage real-time battles, compete against rival knights in 3-D tournament events, and create castles and commerce in an epic pursuit of land, wealth and power. Your kingdom – and your place in history – await.

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

Conqueror AD 1086 for Mac

Hearts of Iron 2 Complete for Mac

We already had the first Hearts of Iron game we already added to Porting Kit and now we added Hearts of Iron 2 complete as well. The Complete version contains both the main game and the two expansions, Doomsday and Armageddon. Those are separated in two installers, so I made 2 ports for the game: Hears of iron 2 and Hearts of Iron 2 – Doomsday.  Simply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and 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 Hearts of Iron 2 Complete from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in when you own Crossover use this CrossTie or when you use  Porting Kit search the games (both) on 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:
Hearts of Iron 2 is the sequel to the most appreciated World War II PC game of true Grand Strategic scope ever made. As in its forbear, the map spans the entire world and allows you to play one of over 175 countries during the course of World War II. The game is completely revised with an updated combat system, a new map, revised and easy-to-use interface, new technology tree and hundreds of other updates and improvements.

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

Hearts of Iron 2 Complete for Mac

Syberia 2 for Mac

You probably read the news about the free Syberia game for 48 hours. It looks like the Native Mac version has been removed of Syberia 2. So I added the Syberia 2 port to Porting Kit! The game is also available in Crossover with a Crosstie.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet or Crossover.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup file from Syberia 2 from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then when you own Crossover use this CrossTie or when you use Porting Kit search the game on 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:
An unlikely pair, young Kate Walker and old, eccentric Hans Voralberg now set off on a journey together, in search of the last of the fabled Syberian mammoths at the heart of a long-forgotten universe. The surreal quest Hans began alone several years ago will come to a final close as he and Kate face obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage and determination. Far and beyond, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival.

Go to the game page for more info up here…

Syberia 2 for Mac

 

Crysis Warhead for Mac

On many request! Crysis Warhead for Mac is added to Porting Kit! We already added the first Crysis game and for Crysis 2 to Porting Kit and now to make the series complete here is Crysis Warhead as well. A special thing with this one is that the game is 64-bit! Yes that’s right, and this means this also requires the latest Porting Kit version, so make sure you updated to the latest version (fixed some issues with creating 64-bit engines) to be able to install the game without issues. The game is quite heavy, so a medium-end and high-end iMac is required to play the game on good settings. Simply install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup file from Crysis Warhead from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on 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  Crysis Warhead storyline features a fresh take on the story of the original Crysis, delivering all of the excitement and energy that you’ve come to expect. Thrilling combat scenes put you in the middle of the mayhem. Experience improved vehicle handling as you take control of tanks, helicopters, and more.

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

Crysis Warhead for Mac

The future of Wine on Mac….Wine dead on Mac in 18 months?

The future of Wine on Mac....Wine dead on Mac in 18 months?

I see you thinking, wine dead in 18 months? Yeah, it’s a very very good possibility (not joking here…) “What does that mean? How come? ” Well, it’s the decision of Apple, “no more compromise”….to go over to 64 bit only. That will start in High Sierra 10.13x (yeah where we are in now and where we already ran into bumps), and most likely end in 64bit only next year already!!. “Hey wait, you guys mentioned that you are working on 64-bit Wine app?”.  Yep that’s correct, but that doesn’t solve the fact that the games are still 32-bit, and Apple won’t accept 32-bit processes. This can’t be fixed by using a 64-bit Engine and creating a 64-bit Wineskin app unfortunately.

“So all is lost?” Well we have little hope on a specific project called “hangover” which Codeweavers (yeah from Crossover) and the wine community started up to find a way to keep Wine working on Mac (64bit) using ARM Emulator (an emulator between the windows app and the real CPU that we can put in any mode) which is a building block and would still need a lot of work (if even proven “workable/not too slow”) to be useful on the new Mac OS. There are maybe a few similar options, but also requires “emulation/virtualization” which means slow. So in short, there needs to come a solution (and I mean fast) but the “possible” (hope/pray)  alternatives takes a lot of time to implant. Alexandre Julliart isn’t really mourning about that (and he shouldn’t), because Apple seems to be lost at this moment. It looks like everyone needs to adapt to the changes they make, we (wine(skin) community) had already to adapt 3 times already because of OS updates in the past years, and now it looks like they are about to give the final blow.

“So now what?” Well, thought about alternative solutions as well, and fell back to the same kind of solutions as Codeweavers comes with (emulation/virtualization) but then again you can even better put also VM’s and bootcamp on your system, and that’s not what we want.

So we are building hard on a Linux version of Porting Kit, so not all years we put in Porting Kit and into all the game ports, are lost. In that way we can still continue our vision on Linux, although  in that case it will end for Mac in OS 10.13x or maybe even 10.14x. It’s not what we want, but Apple leaves is in that case no choice to abandon the sinking ship. For me if it comes that far that there is no solution for the 32-bit support drop, I will move over to Linux as well and we keep Porting Kit supported for Mac until OSX 10.14 and not above. Before it comes that far, let’s first hope there will be a solution in these 18 months after all…