Gatekeeper Security reminder Mavericks OSX!

Gatekeeper Security reminder Mavericks OSX!

I am making this post after some emails I got from users which got the message that they cannot open the specific wrapper after updating to OSX Mavericks because it is downloaded from an “unidentified developer”.

To solve this matter simply change the following setting in the security & privacy preferences on your Mac to allow applications to be downloaded anywhere. See also screenshot below. You can get to those security settings by navigating to the apple symbol in the left upper corner. Then go to preferences, and then to the “Security & Privacy” symbol/option. There you can change the setting to “anywhere”. When you changed this setting you will be able to download and open all wrappers again from my site. Sad Apple brings this confusion and is trying to create a kinda monopoly position to only download apps from the appstore or partners. In my opinion there should be an “always allow” option posibility when downloading an app, instead of blocking it straight away. I also put this matter on the FAQ  now people who run into this in the future and didn’t read this post.


Planetside 2 for the Mac!

Great news, Ian Pickert already had a close watch on the progress of the game and now we have a quite stable wrapper with descent performance. A lot of people requested this game and I am happy this one is finally available here. One little note: The video volume is very low, so you need to put it on high and still it will be not very loud. Ian is making a new video so, I will put it online at once when the video is done. Meanwhile you can still follow-up the visual instructions ;).

Planetside 2 is a Massive online first person shooter. Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly packed urban centers or enormous structures, planning, teamwork and communication are essential. PlanetSide 2 features incredible continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. With the territorial control meta-game, landmass has intrinsic value.

Download the wrapper and check out the video up here…

Rome Total War 2 for the Mac!

On many requests, here finally is Rome Total War 2.  Total War Rome II is one of the best strategy games around. Its the follow-up of Rome Total War, which is already released for Mac. For Rome Total War good system specs are required, a 256 GFX card will simply not do. Minimum requirements are a 512MB GFX card and at least 4 GB internal memory (8GB highly recommended). I played with my Nvidia GT 640m 512MB graphicscard and 8 GB ram and with those specs its running quite good on medium settings and in 1920×1080 resolution. I played a historical battle and a campaign for an hour where I fought 4 battles without any problems.

The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome, setting a brand new quality benchmark for Strategy gaming. Become the world’s first superpower and command the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Dominate your enemies by military, economic and political means. Your ascension will bring both admiration and jealousy, even from your closet allies.

Get straight to the gamepage for the wrapper up here…

Settlers IV for the Mac!

And here port number 2 as promised! Game number 2 is Settlers IV, which is also a strategy game. It is even very known, because it is one of 7 Settlers titles from the series. Settlers II: 10th Anniversary, and Settlers V are already ported on this site, now you can play Settlers 4 as well. Enjoy!

The Romans, the Mayans, the Vikings, and the Trojans are the four industrious little races you’ll be settling with. The seamless zoom function allows you to take a close-up peek as your settlers go about their daily business, or to zoom out for a bird’s-eye view of how your very own empire is coming along. Put your settling skills to the test as you gather resources, establish and manage trade routes, manufacture goods, or wage war. It’s up to you to lead your tiny settlers to victory! Are you up to the task?

Download the wrapper and watch the video instructions up here…

Tzar: The Burden of the Crown for the Mac!

Yes, finally I am home and have access to my 2 iMacs again! So to make it up a little I am planning to do 2 ports tonight. Starting with this one. Tzar: The Burden of the Crown is a good old strategy game which works great with the wrapper even on an Nvidia 9400M (yeah tested that one the Macbook while I was away)!  This strategy game has some gameplay feeling as with Total Annihilation: Kingdoms, so if you like that kinda games, then you are on the right spot with this one.

A sinister evil has come to the peaceful kingdom of Keanor, a land of beauty, mystery and magic. The Palace lies in ruins as armies of malevolent warriors sweep through the countryside while the once-proud Imperial Guard cowers in fear. The citizens of Keanor flee their homes in terror, praying for the rise of the one true leader who, it was foretold, would lead them against the armies of darkness. Are you the hero they seek?

Download the wrapper and watch the video from the game page up here…

Wine 1.7.5 released!

Wine 1.7.5 released!

Wine 1.7.5 is released just now! The wine version will be buildt in an engine and will be available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I use Winery to buildt all my wrappers for this website. Because the new Wine is just released, the engine itself is not available yet in Winery, but will be added soon by Doh123 (Wineskin developer).

Tomorrow when I will be finally home I will build an engine for myself to test some stuff out. I will be having finally access to my 2 iMacs where I do the all the gaming stuff on most of the time. There will be then 2 gameports to get (finally) started!!

What’s new in this release:

  • Support for registration-free COM using activation contexts.
  • Improved support for simulated bold fonts.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 6.3.
  • Better support for typelib registration on 64-bit.
  • Various bug fixes.

Defense Technica released for the Mac!

Another Mac game is released yesterday. This time a tower defense strategy game called: Defense Technica which is simlar like example Defense Grid. This game is also released for the Mac by the publisher, so no port is necessary for this one. You can buy the game on Gamersgate using the links mentioned here. Checkout the trailer below for the gameplay.

Defense Technica is the next evolution in hardcore tower defense strategy games. Protect the core from an onslaught of unrelenting biomechanical terrors with a powerful range of tower defense units – each with their own upgradable features and methods of attacks. Engage the opposition in a variety of maps and prepare to rapidly shift tactics as weather, enemy paths, and even the terrain itself physically changes upending the flow of the battlefield. Presented through sharp 3D visuals and backed by a soaring soundtrack, Defense Technica is the ultimate in strategic tower defense!

Game page is on this site is located here…

Triple Town released for the Mac!

A very popular puzzle game. This game is made available for the Mac on today! The game  is this first week 40% off ($5,99), so take advantage of this sale while you can!  So you can buy the Mac game there and download and play it on your Mac today. When creating an account there gives you some more cool stuff, because you will be added freely 10 games, form which 9 are also for the Mac! So don’t wait any longer and create an account up there using the login/create account link on the top bar or use the “add chart” button to do so. Have fun!

Triple Town is an award-winning original puzzle game in which you try to grow the greatest possible city. The larger the city you build, the more points you score. You build your city by matching three or more game-pieces: combine three grasses to make a bush, three bushes to make a tree… until you’ve filled the board with houses, cathedrals and castles. Along the way, you’ll have to outwit giant bears who will try to block your progress.

Game page of this one is located here…

The New iMacs and Retina display Macbooks! What to choose?

The new line of Macbooks with Retina Display and iMacs are available now! But what is new and what is important to know when buying one considering gaming and wrappers. The most important and perhaps main thing which effects gaming is the graphics card and bridge which is used. Well lets check the Macbooks first shall we? The main change is the graphicscard. I am quite fan of AMD or Nvidia, but Apple choose for as start models the past few years for the Intel Graphics card. In my opinion worst choice for gaming. The past showed that quite a number of games simply don’t work properly with Intel graphics cards: like Medieval 2 Total War. The main problem are the video drivers or the game doesn’t supporting the card. I think especially with some older games this might conflict with eachother. Anyway, the new Retina display Macbooks have an Intel Iris Graphics card. Which is what in a GFX card review of Gizmodo calls “Awesome!”. They say, i quote: Intel’s Iris graphics are going to provide a 2x improvement to 3D performance over Intel’s current HD 3000, and HD 4000 that are wrapped into Ivy Bridge cores. Which is of course course good news! However, still the question remains: How does older games work with the card? How good are the graphical drivers? That it seems to work great in tests with BioShock Infinite, doesn’t say anything of other and especially some older games… The real physical tests will give the real answers. If someone already has the new Macbook with Intel Iris Graphics cards, he maybe wants to share his experiences with that card in this topic?

Second, the new iMac! I was quite sad to see they are even equiping the new basic iMac with only that (onboard) Intel Iris graphical card instead of an Nvidia or AMD Radeon card. This means, if you want to have an iMac with a Nvidia graphics card you have to pay $200 more, which will give you an 1 GB GeForce GT 750M, what in my opinion is a straight yes and maybe must, in comparation with that Intel Iris Graphicscard which only has 128mb memory on it and the rest it will eat from the physical memory…thats why I am happy that the basic model comes with standard 8GB of internal Memory.

Conclusion: Intel Iris graphics card, should be in improvement, but time will tell the real thing about that one. When having a Retina Display Macbook it should be at least an massive performance boost, so thats a very good thing in comparation with a Intel HD 3000 or HD 4000. For iMacs I would defintly skip the basic model and go for $200 more expensive but more safe side, with the 1 GB Nvidia  graphics card.

Feel free to share your experiences in this topic.

Rocksmith 2014 released for the Mac!

This is a border case if you can call this a program or game. Because it is labeled as an “simulator” I decided to let it be worthwile to add it to the game database. The Mac Guitar Simulator is called Rocksmith 2014! This “guitar learn” simulator is available on Gamersgate and you can use the serial in the Mac Steam and play and learn to become a rock star or guitar expert in 60 days!

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar*. Join over 1.5 million people who have learned to play guitar with the award-wining Rocksmith method. Plug any real guitar or bass directly into your computer or game console, and you’ll learn to play in just 60 days. The all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience vastly improved response time, user-friendly navigation, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.

I made a game page for this “simulator”  up here…