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Caesar III port updated to HD remake (compatible with Latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon!)

Great news! Another mod/remake update of an golden oldie city-builder game! This time Caesar 3! I used the “Julius” open source remake project which adds some extra features comparing the original game:

  • Support for widescreen resolutions (important for latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs)
  • Windowed mode support for 32-bit desktops
  • A lot of small in-game quality of life improvements
  • Support for the high-quality MP3 files once provided on the Sierra website

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Caesar 3 from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

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Locomotion now M1/M2 Apple Silicon Compatible and Widescreen!

As you know, I am in a quest for making loads of older (low resolution = 640×480/800×600/1024×768) games compatible with also the latest M1 Apple Silicon Macs and the M2! This is a time consuming effort, which requires lots of testing, searching and investigation. Therefore it also gives the satisfaction when I finally get it to work :) So hereby the announcement of the updated widescreen port of Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion in 1280×720 resolution (Full screen)! I almost gave up at this one, but a last resort finally worked :D

Check out the screenshot below to get the feeling. For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Traffic Giant for Mac

As Promised: Traffic Giant for Mac! Let’s get ready to manage the public transport system running between various towns. Your job is to establish and maintain routes of transportation. In huge cities it’s up to you to show your skills. Enjoy a realistic Traffic-, Infrastructure- and Business Simulation which offers amazing hours of game fun.

The Game runs fine, but scrolling (edges) goes quite fast. This is not a Port issue, but happens on Windows as well. Nevertheless it can be bypassed by holding the right mouse button and then move around. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Traffic Giant “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Traffic Giant is an amazing simulation game that brings public transport on the right track. You control an entire fleet of buses, trams, underground trains, and many more. With this you experience realistically functioning city traffic with thousands of vehicles and pedestrians.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Traffic Giant for Mac

Hotel Giant for Mac GOG.com version!

As you may have noticed GOG.com has released the whole Giant bundle in their database. So we took our hands on that and tried to port the whole bundle to Porting Kit. It seems that not all games works yet (like industry Giant 2 and Hotel Giant 2) but we are working on a solution for that. Meanwhile the rest seems to run fine and we are adding these one by one to Porting Kit. So, today we will talk about Hotel Giant!

Become the ultimate hotel-mogul! You now have the chance to prove your managerial and planning skills in the hotel industry. Keep paying guests happy and success will be the reward. From a small, family-owned bed-and-breakfast to a large, secluded megahotel for the stars, the hotels that you can manage come in all shapes and styles.

strong>Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Hotel Giant “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Hotel Giant Porting Kit game page up here…

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Omerta City of Gangsters added to Porting Kit for Mac 10.13.x and Higher.

Omerta City of Gangsters is a strategic real-time gameplay for planning coups, expanding your territory, extorting the competition, and bribing the authorities. Lead your henchmen into elaborately planned turn-based tactical combat as you pull off bank heists, robberies, street battles, and more!  Game works great on my Intel Macbook pro :)

***Because this game has an old Mac version (for Mojave and Below) on GOG, you have to change “System” to Windows on your GOG Account download page, otherwise you will download old Mac game files instead of the Windows “Offline backup setup files” which are required for Porting Kit.***

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Omerta City of Gangsters offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click: play
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Omerta: City of Gangsters puts you into the boots of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant with dreams of the big life. Work your way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, starting with small jobs, recruiting new gang members and expanding your empire by taking territory from other mobsters. Establish your own crime syndicate and become the de facto ruler of Atlantic City!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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18 Wheels of Steel – Convoy for Mac

A short while ago GOG added the 18 wheels of Steel series in their catalog. For a few games we had already ports, like 18 WOS Haulin, and 18 WOS Extreme Trucker. For those we added the GOG.com source. But we now also add the cool episode of 18 WOS Convoy! Game works awesome!! have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com 18 WOS Convoy offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click: play
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Take the wheel of a fast paced, high intensity trucking business. Start as a one man show, bidding on jobs, then build your fleet into an unstoppable convoy and deliver the goods. Grow your business and your fleet, but beware – your reputation is everything. 10-4 Good Buddy. Bid on lucrative larger jobs and captain the convoys necessary to pull them off. But watch your back – the police are always looking to take a mighty convoy down!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Hard Truck 2 King of the Road for Mac

Simulator lovers I have good news. Hard Truck 2 King of the Road for Mac, has been added to Porting Kit. The game was recently added to the GOG.com catalog, so that was reason to check the game out and with success! Game is fully ported in it’s glory with only one small limitation…the resolution. Normally you can choose from 4 resolutions from which 1 in widescreen. That resolution somehow doesn’t work, and max resolution is 1024×768, which of course is fine as well. A small price to pay for being able to play all the classic glory times again.  is

Game description:
Go head to head with the competition and try to be the first to deliver your cargo. It’s all in a days work when you’re driving the big rigs. From small trucks to 18 wheelers, you’ll pilot the cabs that keep this country truckin’. Bid on jobs, manage your money, and keep on the right side of John Q. Law if you want to succeed in this racket.

  • 12 Different Trucks including 18 wheel big rigs.
  • Speed traps with police car chases and helicopter pursuits.
  • Special effects like exhaust, tire marks, fog and blinding sun.
  • Race the clock as day becomes night right before your eyes.
  • Over 70 miles of continuous roads and secret path!

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 Hard Truck 2 King of the Road from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Go to the Hard Truck 2 game page for more info up here…

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Hard Truck 2 King of the Road for Mac

1914 Shells of Fury for Mac

Nice Submarine simulator for tonight! 1914 Shells of Fury for Mac is added to Porting Kit! Set in WWI, “1914 Shells of Fury” is the first WWI submarine simulation to be released. Players have command of their very own WWI Submarine from the German Emperor’s fleet. Check the install instructions below or watch the video tutorial + some gameplay! Have fun!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the Gamersgate setup file from 1914 – Shells of Fury from Gamersgate 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 Gamersgate installer (delete temp files).
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game Description:
Prepare to participate in exciting underwater missions from WWI, and work out detailed strategies using powerful weapons. Take command and control of the various missions given, while roaming across the ocean. Players must use tactical skills in order to survive and move ahead of the opponent.

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

Dungeons 3 released for Mac

Released for Mac on GOG.com: Dungeon 3! Dungeons 3 is a very enjoyable game and a refreshing take on dungeon management and RTS games. The graphics are beautiful, the voice acting is great and the music is so good. The narrator’s familiar voice and narrating style fits well with the humour and all the references make me smile and shake my head at the same time. It’s an easy to understand game but hard to master. The overworld has all the same controls as an RTS with all the base building happening underground in the twisted DK style.

If you liked the Dungeon Keeper and the Warcraft RTS series… and maybe The Stanley Parable… you’ll love this game!

Get this game on GOG.com up here…

Cold Waters Released for Mac

Released for Mac last week on GOG.com: Cold Waters. After tracking a Soviet landing force bound for Iceland it is time to plan your attack. Do you silently close in to torpedo the landing ships and escape during the resulting chaos? Or strike with long-range missiles but risk counterattack from the enemy escorts? Have you detected them all, could another submarine be out there listening for you? Has the hunter become the hunted? Will you survive the Cold Waters?

Inspired by the 1988 classic “Red Storm Rising”, command a nuclear submarine in a desperate attempt to prevent “mutually assured destruction” when the Cold War gets hot and WWIII begins.

Features:

  • Real-time naval combat
  • Over 40 classes of ships and submarines all meticulously researched
  • Dynamic Campaign where your performance matters
  • Realistic sonar model
  • Authentic Soviet combat tactics

Get this awesome simulator game on GOG.com DRM free up here…