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Tips to Take Your Video Gaming Skills Higher

Tips to Take Your Video Gaming Skills Higher

Tired of being a rookie?? Can’t stand the thought of being bad at a game you love? It all might be because you are going about it differently. Gaming is fun, yes but you do need to ensure that you read the rulebook first. THe primary reason your competitor might be getting better of you is because he knows a skill or a move that you don’t. Knowing the controls well can help you avoid it easily.  Many teens make millions from video games, and you can too!

The Top Tips You Need to Know to Play Better

  1. Defeat Distractions
    It has to be the game and you. That’s it. When you’re playing, it helps to focus more when you are alone. First, find ample time where no one would interrupt you. Don on your headphones. Keep people and your phone aside. Focus on what you are doing. Find answers to why are you repeatedly failing. Sweep aside your distractions, and you will do much better.
  1. Practice makes you perfect
    Interested in competitive combat games? Well, you will be good at it if you are willing to make time to practice. Put aside a couple of hours every day. Make a plan. Fail. Hone your skills. Make a plan again. Plan your practice sessions individually or with a friend or group you go gaming with. The more you persevere in practice, the more wins you will take away.
  1. Watch and learn
    Most experts put up their experiences on forums. These forums serve as ready reckoners for anyone who wants to up his/her skill. Be sure to browse as many of them as you can. These are called reading guides. The other articles you find are on writing guides. You can register and start putting up questions as to how you are doing stuff. That way you can get into discussions about that topic. You will realise either how correct your approach has been. Or you will learn the right direction from someone else.
  1. Buddy up
    Remember your first day at your first job? Did you need someone to guide you around? Without whom you probably would lose your way? That’s the beauty of a mentor system. When you are a rookie, having a mentor proves fruitful. It is one of the most effective ways to improve. Find yourself an online or real-life mentor who would enable you to be drastically better.
  1. Be positive
    Is the right temperament a cliché? No, it isn’t. It is imperative to be competitive in the gaming world. It is more important to have the right attitude which gets you there. Instead of discussing what you should do, let us consider what you shouldn’t do. Start with a couple of these:1. Don’t place blame on anyone for your abysmal performance
    2. Always observe and study the mistakes you make
    3. Have a plan to correct those mistakes
    4. Innovate and think outside the box
    5. Stop making excuses to yourself or others

The truth is, we can give you many suggestions. But what helps is to start believing and be determined. Happy gaming!

Game port updates!

Game port updates!

As I already mentioned in the past. If there a re no new games added for a week, it doesn’t mean we stand still. There is always lots of things going on and fixes are implanted. Past weeks I did some important updates and fixes here mentioned below:

  • Guild 2 –> Fixed GOG installer screen (couldn’t see the “install” button).
  • Torins Passage –> Updated to the latest ScummVM version of GOG.com instead of DOSbox.
  • Kings of Dragon’s pass –> Fixed “Installer failed” problem because of  updated GOG setup file and new path.
  • Red Alert –> fixed .net 2.0 getting stuck issue some people had.
  • Star Wars Dark Forces 2 –> fixed expansion game Mysteries of the Sith (black screen)

If you had trouble with one of the games in the past, then reinstall the game and start the fun! Or if you want to check them out as well, then they are waiting for you!

Escape from Monkey Island for Mac

Great news! GOG.com released Escape from Monkey Island in there catalog. They Already released Monkey Island 3 – Curse of Monkey Island for Mac, and now they released the Escape from Monkey Island for windows. But no worries, I added the port to Porting Kit so you can install the Windows version into Porting Kit and play it on your Mac! Works great! Have fun!

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 Escape from Monkey Island 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!

Game description:
Escape from Monkey Island continues in the hilarious tradition of its critically hailed and award-winning predecessors, The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck’s Revenge, and The Curse of Monkey Island. Developed by the team who created LucasArts’s irreverent classic Sam and Max Hit the Road, Escape features an original cinematic story full of drama, intrigue, and of course, sidesplitting humor. The game is highlighted by hundreds of challenging puzzles, set amidst dozens of rich and brilliantly rendered backgrounds.

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

New Steam ports working again (PK 2.9.444)

Hello everyone! In case you have tried to install a Steam port recently, you probably received the infamous error “Content servers unreachable”. Well, don’t worry. That bug was just fixed :)

Update the Porting Kit for the latest version (2.9.444), and newly created Steam ports should work like a charm. The fix is made by PK during the port installation. In case you have any port with the bug, reinstall it with the latest version, or, if you prefer, you can fix it manually.

You can update PK by pressing Porting Kit -> Check for Updates….

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Vampire the Masquerade Las Vegas vs Popular Slots

Vampire: The Masquerade-Las Vegas is a browser slot game, using the setting of the popular video game, Vampire: The Masquerade. The developer company White Wolf and Foxium had struck a deal to license the Vampire game for a slot machine game, in 27 January, 2016. In November 2017, they released Las Vegas, a 5×3 slot game themed around Vampire, featuring a vampire and his prey in a modern Las Vegas setting.

The Basics
Vampire: The Masquerade-Las Vegas takes its theme from the RPG computer game, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines. The computer game was highly acclaimed as one of the best RPGs and it’s titles being continued seems a good idea for it’s fans. The Las Vegas slot game has an advantage than other games, because of it’s well knows developer White Wolf. The theme is dark and gothic and it creates a fantastic playing atmosphere. The graphic details are phenomenal and occasionally rain drops hit your screen. As always, the video game has shown to its fans a well written story and all of its characters give an impact to the player. The same happens to the slot game Las Vegas. It begins with a story and you have to keep playing in order for the story to progress.

The game is played on a 5×3 grid with various possible matching sequences that can help the story progress. Just like in-game, there is a Blood bar and a Disciple bar, disciple is a vampire power in-game, that helps interact with the people more easily and by using vampire powers. Discipline, in Las Vegas, is listed as Pick Me bonus title. When the Disciple bar or Blood is full, based on how you played the slot game, a new sequence appears that can trigger a free spin.

The Cons
The Vampire: Masquerade-Las vegas has a real good rating for it’s originality unlike the other online slot games. Unfortunately is only a very few online casino websites including its developer. The popular slots games, like Lucky Lady Charm, Book of Ra and so on are even more well known than Vampire, because they are found not only online, but also outside of the screen, in slot bars and physical casinos. But not everyone is a fan of vampires, most people don’t even want to hear about fantastic creatures, and most of the gamblers like to play the popular ones, because they are easy to play, unlike Las Vegas that requires different type of spins in order to achieve a story progression. The Admiral Casino has the most popular slot games in its reserve. And has a higher popularity because it’s everywhere, outside in the world and also inside, on the screens of its users.

Sine Mora Ex for Mac

We already had the old version of Sine Mora in porting Kit. But now we added Sine Mora Ex as well which is available on GOG.com. I checked it as on my low-end Intel HD 5000 Macbook Air and  2GB AMD Radeon iMac. On my Low-end Intel HD 5000 Macbook air, you have to lower GFX to play for best performance, while it runs native awesome on my AMD Radeon iMac. Enjoy this classic!

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 Sine Mora Ex from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup file”) 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!

Game Description:
Sine Mora EX is a side-scrolling shoot’em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora EX is a gorgeous shoot’em up offering both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying game-play to challenge fans of the genre.

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

Ziggurat free for 48 hours!

Week Two of #SummerGaming opens with a ZIGGURAT giveaway – it’s free to keep! The Painkiller-ish, Hexen-ish, frantic first-person shooter ticks all the boxes – that means magic, powerups, tons of weapons, badass bosses, carrots. All that in a rogue-lite package with more replayability than you can shake your wand at. The giveaway lasts 48 hours until June 13, 1 PM UTC.

There’s still plenty of time to unlock a free copy of Sunless Sea (spend just 5$ in the sale) and RiME (pick up 20$ worth of games). To help you with that, we’ve added even more games to the Sale lineup, including FAR: Lone Sails, Mages of Mystralia, Mainlining, and Commandos.

Go to promo page for the free game up here…

Milanoir for Mac

Milanoir has been released on GOG.com not long ago and I ported it now to the Mac! I checked some game-play and works just fine. Enjoy this one!

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 Milanoir from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup file”) 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!

Game Description:
Inspired by the Italian crime flicks of the ’70s revered by Quentin Tarantino, Milanoir is a pixel-packed action game set in the violent city of Milan. Come meet Piero, a convict suddenly released from prison looking for revenge over the man who framed him. Hunt for the truth and escape the ones who are chasing you through an unforgiving city. Someone wants you dead: you have to use all your toughness to survive. Shoot, choke, sneak your way through the enemies and engage them in breathtaking car chases.

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

Borderlands for Mac

Good news for the Borderland fans! Someone mentioned that Borderlands works very good in Steambuild2. So I created a separate Game port in Porting Kit. This is a community port, and is tested by people of the community. Enjoy!

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then get the steam serial from Kinguin
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the windows steam, “exit” the Steam installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the windows steam! Add the serial and download and play. Have fun!

Game description:
With its addictive action, frantic first-person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is a breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell-bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault

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

GOG.com updated your personal library, download the “Offline Backup game Installer”!

It looks like GOG.com updated their game library encouraging the GOG Legacy client. However, this are not the files Porting Kit uses. You need the “Offline backup game Installer” file(s). Using the GOG galaxy setup files will result in install failures. So make sure to use the “Offline backup game Installer” only! We will implant a feature in Porting Kit that recognize the wrong GOG.com galaxy files and will ask to download the correct ones.

I already asked them to at least expand the option, so you can see the file instantly so you are able to download it.

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