Cossacks + American Conquests series Apple Silicon MacBook Pro ready!

Great news for Apple Silicon MacBook pro users! They can now run Cossacks Anthology and American Conquest + Fight Back without requiring connecting the MacBook Pro to an external Monitor because of the low-resolution. The “DirectDraw” trick is handling the resolution in these game ports and supports the higher resolution required for the Apple Silicon MacBook Pro’s. I used that fix for multiple games already, but it’s not working for every old game.

So if you own an Apple Silicon MacBook pro, and run into this issue before, then don’t wait and reinstall the game in Porting Kit with the latest fix!

Basic Porting kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Cossacks Anthology or American Conquest + Fight Back “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!

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Game Description:
Three centuries of war continue with frantic combat and desperate power struggles raging across the American continent. The Spanish press the attack in the Yucatan against the fierce Maya and Aztec nations. The Germans put all their efforts into finding the legendary El Dorado. The Pontiac Uprising ends in a terrifying bloodbath between Native Americans and the British. And the Russians will do anything to conquer Alaska at the cost of the Haida. Lead armies of thousands of troops to victory in large-scale battles in 10 missions.

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

Alternatively there is also Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11 (free trial of 14 days)) where the game will work fine as well. More info about that up here: https://www.paulthetall.com/parallels-desktop/

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2 thoughts on “Cossacks + American Conquests series Apple Silicon MacBook Pro ready!

  1. Hi Paul,

    I get up to step8 – so I can install Cossacks BtW (i have the others but I prefer this one) – I go into the BtW menu system – can change options etc – but when I go to play a game (either by getting up the campaign or single mission screen) – for some reason at that point the game freezes and I have to reboot my mac. It is a M2 Mac Mini but I don’t know if that is relevant to the failure.

  2. Same issue here as general stu.

    Cossacks installs fine and let’s me launch into a mission however it’s frozen from that point onwards. Same issue with EW aswell as BTW

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