Archive for the Strategy Category

Nebuchadnezzar for Mac

You loved the old fashioned Pharaoh Gold , Caesar 3,  Zeus + Poseidon and Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom (yes we have all of these also in our port database)? Then good news for you! Nebuchadnezzar is a recently released new game with the same kinda gameplay (old fashioned) as those games! Game works great, so really recommend this one if you love the old classics above!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Nebuchadnezzar 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:
Nebuchadnezzar is a classic isometric city builder game inviting players to experience the mysterious history and culture of ancient Mesopotamia. In the campaign, players get to rule over influential historical cities filled with magnificent monuments.

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Nebuchadnezzar for Mac

Nebuchadnezzar for Mac

Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Very nice game port: Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics for Mac. I did this one, because my wife likes this game as well :P The game has been tested (by my wife) a bunch of times and works pretty neat. Also 4x multiplayer has been tested without any issues. So if you like this strategy board game, then this one is really recommended!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics 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:
Carcassonne is a modern classic tile-placement game based on the award wining game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, et cetera.

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Carcasonne - Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Sengoku back as port in Porting Kit

Sengoku has been native for Mac in the past, but since 10.14 or so it has been removed/not supported anymore. Well, good news, we added the GOG.com source port now to Porting Kit and can now be played again on your Mac from 10.13 and higher. So if you love strategy in the Japanese Dynasty?, then Sengoku is a good pick for you :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Sengoku 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:
Sengoku is a deep character driven strategy game set in 16th century Japan. Play as a Japanese nobleman and unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist. Use your military might, your smooth talking tongue, and your guile to increase your power. Watch your enemies fall like cherry blossoms in the early dawn of spring. Doublecross your enemies in an honorable and auspicious manner. Always make sure you have competent heir, if you should die before your destiny has been reached.

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Sengoku for Mac

Oriental Empires for Mac

If you love Strategy games and city building strategy, then with Oriental Empires for Mac, you are in the good place! I tested the games and works perfectly on my Intel 2019 Mac. I haven’t checked the game on Apple Silicon, but I don’t expect many issues there as well. Enjoy this great game!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Oriental Empires 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:
Step into the world of the ancient Orient. Control a city or tribe from the dawn of Chinese history, and turn it into a great empire. Develop your land, create great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic wars. Advance your technology, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s great civilizations. All the action takes place on one spectacular game map that brings to life the mountains, forests, plains and deserts of China. Zoom in close to review your troops and see your peasants toiling, or zoom out for a strategic overview. Plan your battles, end your turn, and then watch as your armies obey your orders, with hundreds of soldiers battling right on the game map.

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Help will come Tomorrow for Mac

We added Help Will Come Tomorrow for Mac to Porting Kit! Immerse yourself in touching story set in 1917 pre – Bolschevik Imperial Russia. The basic mechanics of the game will focus on the survival of the characters (meeting their needs, gathering resources, expanding the camp, taking care of security, exploring surroundings), but the player will quickly find out that in order to win, he needs much more: to learn the personality of the characters and work out relations between them, mitigating conflicts and taking care of the morale.

I tested this game on as well on M1 Apple Silicon as on my Macbook pro 2019 and works perfectly on both systems. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Help Will Come Tomorrow 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:
In a uninhabitable Siberian wilderness, in a wake of October Revolution, a group of passengers survives the mysterious catastrophe of Trans-Siberian railway train. They must endure in a harsh ice-clad climate until rescue arrives. Facing many dangers, their own weaknesses and, above all, their own prejudice. People from different social classes have to unite and make decisions that often go against their beliefs, either by putting them to the test or by completely breaking them. Will they survive and at what cost is only up to the player.

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King of Dragon Pass for Mac

Back from the past, King of Dragon Pass has been back into the Porting Kit database. On request we returned the game port to Porting Kit because the native version doesn’t work on Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 11.x and up. Play this classic on your Mac on your latest Mac OS :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the King of Dragon Pass 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:
King of Dragon Pass is a game like no other. It combines strategy, adventure, RPG, and civilization sim, but it focuses mostly on storytelling. Each turn the game offers you with a choice to make and the progress of the story depends solely on your decisions. The difference between right and wrong is seldom obvious, but whatever action you take, be ready to face its consequences later. There are virtually limitless ways the story can unfold, so each play-through—whether it’s a quick game or an extended campaign—promises new adventures and plot twists! 

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Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition for Mac

Yes Yes Yes! Now we are busy with the big titles, here another one… Age of Empires 3 – Definitive Edition for Mac. We have added the second DXVK supported game in history of Porting Kit and many more will follow from now on. Now the way is open to Directx10/11 games, a new era of goodness has been began! I tested  Age of Empires 3 – Definitive Edition also on Apple Silicon and there it works as well. The video below is also made from my Silicon M1 Mac Mini with 16GB. Check out the video tutorial and start the fun!

Notes:
1. The game works only in Porting Kit 4 and not in Porting Kit 3. So if you have Porting Kit 3, then download Porting Kit 4 from the Porting Kit download page…
2. The AOE 3 Definitive edition is technical high demanding, 8GB Memory and 2GB vram, so it will not work with low-end Intel Iris or Intel HD. So High end Intel Macs and Silicon Macs only!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition here from Kinguin
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. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition completes the celebration of one of the most beloved real-time strategy franchises in definitive form with enhanced features and modernized gameplay. Command mighty civilizations from across Europe and the Americas or jump to the battlefields of Asia in stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics and with a fully remastered soundtrack. Now featuring two new game modes: Historical Battles and The Art of War Challenge Missions, including all previously released expansions and all 14 civilizations, plus two brand new civilizations ? the Swedes and Inca.

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Close Combat – The Longest Day for Mac

Yes, it’s there: Close Combat – The Longest Day for the Mac! Past days I have been busy adding more Close Combat games of the series and finetuning the existing ones. This remake/enhanced version of Close Combat 5 – Invasion of Normandy, will bring you a better and good working version which can be played also on Mac OS Catalina 10.15 and Big Sur 11.x. I tested it also on Big Sur 11.1 and worked just great. Have fun with this amazing classic! Oh, and Close Combat – The Longest Day is until the 4th of January with 75% discount!!!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Close Combat – The Longest Day “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:
Close Combat – The Longest Day is a highly enhanced rebuild of the critically acclaimed Close Combat Invasion Normandy, originally developed by Atomic Games. Take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germany’s Wehrmacht. You will either carry out the world’s largest amphibious invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitler’s Atlantic Wall!

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Ground Control 2 re-added to Porting Kit

Great news! We re-added Ground Control 2 after Support for Catalina has been dropped. You can play Ground Control 2 back in Porting Kit on Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 11.x. Tested it and works great :) Enjoy this classic!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Ground Control 2 “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
The year is now 2741 and you find yourself at the centre of a war between the Northern Star Alliance and the vicious Terran Empire. Having lost the war in space, the NSA retreats to their home world and forces the Terran Empire to engage in a savage war of attrition on the ground. At your disposal are huge combat dropships, battle-hardened infantry, armoured vehicles, powerful tanks and an assortment of air units.

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Gemcraft – Frostborn Wrath for Mac

O request! We added Gemcraft – Frostborn Wrath to Porting Kit. Tis tower defense game seems to be popular, so we though adding this to the port collection would be a nice thing. I tested the game on Big Sur with my intel based Macbook pro 2019 and works just fine.

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Gemcraft – Frostborn Wrath “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
GemCraft is a dark fantasy, fast-paced, real-time strategy, tower defense game where you can create and combine gems of various properties, combine and upgrade them, construct buildings to house your gems for even more diverse uses, and cast spells to further enhance your gems or strike at the enemy. Level up, unlock skills, and replay levels with battle traits to level up even more and eventually become a wizard of immeasurable power.

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