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Porting Kit Tips: Screen Capture!

I am doing a series of tip posts to learn more about Porting Kit and all it’s features. I already did the first tutorial about themes. If You missed that one, you can read about that tip up here…






Today we discuss the special feature: Screen capture! You maybe wouldn’t expect that feature in Porting Kit, but we have it implanted indeed. You can find the feature under the Porting Kit menu –> Tools –> Start Screen Capture. It will then ask for a location to save the screen capture. Then Select a nice spot, choose if you want to have the mouse cursor on your capture and in what resolution you want to capture. When you made your mind start a Porting Kit game to capture or anything else you had in mind. Yes this also means “non” Porting Kit stuff ;)

When you are finished. You can stop the screen capture using the “Stop Screen Capture” option in the Porting Kit –> tools menu or a more aggressive method with a combination key of cmd + q (closes Porting Kit as well). Then check the results in your where you saved the screen-capture.

Enjoy this cool feature in Porting Kit! If you have more cool stuff you want in Porting Kit, or you have good Suggestions, then please let us know so we can make Porting Kit even better then it already is! Use the “Contact” feature in Porting Kit to reach us.

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Video Tutorial Industry Giant 2 + review!

Here the review + the video tutorial of Industry Giant 2 Gold. It took a bit longer because all the other work which needed to be done, but finally here we are. Alright, I added the video tutorial on the main game blog post and below so you can see the step by step instructions of the installation and everything around it. I played the game myself for about 30 minutes because I start straight with the campaign without the tutorial, so I lost track about what I primarily needed to do and went almost out of money :P While I was playing I could at least test some things, like speed, saving and loading and such. And the first thing I noticed was the software cursor which was “shivering” a bit. Not that worrying, but it might get annoying, so I found out if you turn off the software cursor in the in-game options, you get rid of that. For the rest the speed of the game is good, even in high resolution, so I was glad about that. For the rest I couldn’t really find any issues in the campaign mode what is notable worthy.

Then I checked quickly the tutorial which seems to work just fine, just as the “Endless Mode” where you can play endlessly the game without specific goals. Then I checked Multi-player and it seems the Gamespy Internet mode is not available anymore/closed. So I though lets do LAN instead? Bad idea, CRASH of the game! So nope unfortunately no LAN possibility.  I could the at least fix the crash when clicking LAN, but it won’t do anything. Then I tried the Skirmish mode option, and that one seems to work fine. You can play against up to 4 computer bots and challenge them against your abilities.

All counted the pro’s and the minuses I got up to 3.5 stars because of the LAN multi-player fail, which could bring that special extra experience and the shivering mouse cursor which can be of course fixed by de-selecting the software cursor in the options. Even with those minuses, there is still lots to be played with including Campaign, Endless Mode and Skirmish, which will keep you from the streets for a long time. Enjoy!

Video Crimzon Clover: World Ignition + Review

Here as promised, the video tutorial of Crimzon Clover: World Ignition. I will also do a little review of this game as well, just as I did with Wings Remastered a few days back. Crimson Clover is Vertical Shooter you know of on arcade machines. Lots of action, lots of explosions and lots of bonuses. I played this game on my Nvidia 640M iMac with Mavericks and on my Intel HD 4000 Macbook air. On both systems it works flawless with about 60 fps (see also video).

The controls are the z (fire) .x (rockets) .c (destruction wave) .v (menu) + cursor keys to control you space ship. You can choose from 3 space ships, all with its own advantages. I played about and hour (about 2x 30 minutes on both Macs) and I have to say it wasn’t disappointing. I normally don’t play this kind of games, but while playing and getting loads of points and bonuses, it keeps you playing to see what end boss will appear now? Also the joy of ending a level gives a good feeling that you were victorious. There are 2 modes you can play (novice and arcade), but I especially liked the novice mode, maybe because thats more easy :P. Another nice feature is the “replay”, where you watch how good or bad you played the specific level. All in all this game gets 5 of 5 stars from me, because it simply works as attended in all ways. Enjoy!