Welcome to the “Cossacks – Back to War” for Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port Cossacks Back to War in a few very simple steps (which even a noob can understand) so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application. Check also one of the other over 1000 game ports on this website! Check the homepage to search and for latest news! You can port games using Porting Kit (free), or the commercial (more professional software) Crossover or Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11) both have a 14 day trial period. Feel free to use the application which fits you best or use a combination of the 3 apps.
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 Cossacks Back to War from GOG (offline backup setup installer files.
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!
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/
Important Note: The F12 key is needed to access the menu and stuff so make sure to set this option (F1-F12) in the system preferences on your Mac. Otherwise when you press F12 you will increase sound. Also when setting the resolution for the game, do not set the same resolution as your Mac, otherwise the F12 will show you the Mac Dashboard instead of the game menu. So set the resolution one fragment lower, for example for iMacs “1600×900” which is high enough. That will keep the F12 function still intact. For Cossacks Back to War it seems the Campaigns are missing? All single missions and stuff are still there though…for the other two Cossacks games the campaigns are all there.
To stand alone in war is extremely unpleasant. Extremely pleasant, on the other hand, is the stand-alone version Cossacks: Back to War. Containing all of the gameplay features of Cossacks: European Wars and Cossacks: The Art of War, this is a complete care package for all current and future Cossacks fans. This add-on contains 100 captivating missions taking place between the 16th and 18th centuries. In addition, two new nations, Switzerland and Hungary, are included. These countries waged war in the late Middle Ages and essentially influenced the development of European military strategies. This addition causes the second add-on of Cossacks to pass the threshold of allowed gaming fun.
Additional Port Information:
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Whats tested: Playing a while
Does Multiplayer work?: Yes
Known Issues: See mentioned above
Whats not tested: Intel graphical cards
Technical Support: Crossover game forum
Instruction video Crossover
Porting Kit install tutorial