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Crysis 2 for Mac

While Steam has now a workaround, we continue with a new ported Origin game: Crysis 2 for Mac! I was quite impressed how well the game runs on even my  medium end Intel Iris iMac! I recently ported the First Crysis as well, so this one is a real welcoming as well. I added a recording of some gameplay of the game in Porting Kit. Find the video embedded below. Enjoy this one!

Game description:
In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city’s myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed. The city’s systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you’ve never seen it before. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen. 

Go straight to the game page for the simple install steps up here…

Beholder released for Mac

GOG.com released Beholder for Mac! As you play the game, you’ll interact with many characters and complete dozens of quests. You’ll also make decisions that will affect the way the story unfolds. This will lead to one of several game endings – the ending you have earned!

Game description:
Welcome to a grim dystopian future. A totalitarian State controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go. However, that is simply a facade that hides your real mission…

get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Steam ports are temporarily unfunctional

Update 13-7.2 (VitorMM)
Since we gonna take a while updating the Steam ports to use the latest Staging engine, I’ll explain for those who prefer not to wait: how to install any of our Steam ports with Wine Staging 2.12. Firstly, you need to update the Porting Kit to the latest version (at the moment it’s 2.6.127, but in case you are seeing that in the future, it may be any superior version as well). Now open the description of the game that you want to install and press More -> Advanced installation. A process very similar to the normal installation will start, but in the end you gonna see a dialog with options for chaging some of the installation parameters (engine, DRM clients and X11/MacDriver). Change the engine to WS9WineStaging2.12 and press Ok. That should install the port using that engine instead.

There is no warranty that this is going to work for any of the Steam games, but it’s the best try until we can update them all. Age of Empires II HD is the only Steam port updated so far to use the Wine Staging 2.12 engine.

 

Update 13-7 (Paulthetall)
There is a fix available implanted in Wine Staging 2.12 which addresses the issue. I will update some game ports with the engine which will also update the game port itself. About the main problem itself, it looks like a Steam issue, not related to Wine. So this may be fixed by Steam itself with an update, or we will add the Wine staging 2.12 engine update to all Steam games to adress the issue which may cause cause some issues with a couple of games (which needs to be reported when experiencing issues). Or we will update the Engines one by one with some testing (takes longer).  Anyhow, hold on, we are working on it.

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Valve just released a new update for Steam, and its latest version has stopped working in Wine. The WineHQ community is working on a patch to fix the issue:

https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43315

We are also trying to find solutions that may work in old Wine versions. In the meanwhile, if you have a working Steam port, DON’T ALLOW IT TO UPDATE. Once the port starts the update download, press Cancel and then launch the port again. It should run without downloading the update. If it tries to download the update again, cancel it and wait until we have a fix for the problem, or turn-off your Wi-Fi (or unplug your ethernet port if that’s the case) while playing the game. If you let Steam update, wait for future instructions.

If you want to install a Steam port, wait until we can find a fix and update the Steam installation script with it. We gonna keep you all informed.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 for Mac

Here another great Origin game launch in Porting Kit! Battlefield Bad Company 2 for Mac! The port will install the Windows Origin in porting kit so you will able to download the game into Origin and play the game. The game needs a decent Mac (Medium/high-end) to get the best enjoyment in higher video settings. Below a video of some gameplay on my intel Iris iMac using Porting Kit. Have fun with this one!

Game description:
Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a first-person shooter, and sequel to Electronic Arts’ 2008 release, Battlefield Bad Company. Following the continuing combat adventures of misfits of the US Army’s Company “B,” Bad Company 2 features the characteristic humor and grit of the Bad Company series, as well as a variety of gameplay improvements and additions.

Go straight to the game page for the simple install instructions here…

Mass Effect 3 for Mac

Awesome news! Mass Effect 3 for Mac is finally ported and added to the Porting Kit. Game works great on medium and high end Macs. My son made a video of some gameplay on my medium-end Intel Iris iMac. Enjoy this one!

Description:
Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling where you decide how your unique story unfolds. Assemble and lead your team aboard the SSV Normandy, the most advanced ship in the galaxy, and travel to distant and unexplored star systems. On your journey in Mass Effect 3, meet a cast of intriguing characters each with their own story to tell. Wield powerful weapons and customize them with upgrades to create new and devastating attacks. All the thrilling action and your decisions culminate into a heroic battle against the greatest threat ever known.

Go to the Mass Effect 3 Mac  game page up here…

Mob Rule Classic for Mac

And it’s back in the GOG.com Catalog: Mob Rule Classic for Mac! This game is from the same publisher as Constructor Classic. Both games are an empire building/Resource management simulator with lots of humor implanted through the game.

Game Description:
In Mob Rule Classic you deal with gangsters, murder and bribery. See how a gang war background can be cool and inoffensive at the same time, despite the violent content. Humorous undertones just won’t let you take things too seriously. The game is also known as Constructor 2 or Street Wars: Constructor Underworld. If you fancy becoming a ‘made man’ and impress the Godfather with your hoodlum antics then this game will keep you glued to the screen.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour for Mac

Just out and now already on Paulthetall.com: Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour for Mac! The game works great although low-end Macs, may turn some high graphic stuff out like blur/bloom. Played around for about 30 minutes without issues. So for the Serious Sam fan club, prepare for action and shoot your way through until the end!

Install is simple:
1. Make sure Porting Kit is installed before install.
2. Get Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour from GOG.com if you don’t own the game yet.
3. Install the game into Porting Kit using the install button on the Porting Kit page.
4. Then after install “Exit” the installer and then click play in Porting Kit! Yep, thats it! Have fun!

Game Description:
Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is an all-new action-adventure in the legendary Serious Sam saga from Hammerwatch developer Crackshell. Battle through beautiful Mediterranean locales, dangerous biological weapons labs and even high-tech moon bases as a one-man wrecking crew or in four-player online cooperative for maximum chaos! Dominate the chaotic Survival and Versus modes or make your own mods, modes, and even total conversions with the included game editor. Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is the biggest little Serious Sam game ever made!

Go to the Porting Kit page up here…

Dishonored for Mac Gameplay video!

Since a long time I made a gameplay video of the Dishonored game! The performance of the game is great on even a medium-end iMac as my Intel Iris. Imagine how it runs on high end Macs! I played the game already for 1.5 hours, so yeah, for RPG lovers this game is a must have. I explain in the video a little bit the installation process, but will be mostly gameplay.

Go to the game page to play it yourself up here…

Red Alert 2 + C&C Renegade Wrapper update!

As promised! The Red Alert 2 and C&C Renegade update with Activation.dll fix! As mentioned in the previous post about the Origin Activation.dll fix which included the fix for the rest of the Origin games in the Porting Kit, now those last 2 games which are included in the C&C Ultimate edition (only about $8), which also includes C&C 3 + Kanes Wrath, Red Alert 3 + Uprising and C&C Generals!

Red Alert 2 I have added some extra notes (to add a couple of files for best performance) and played 3 levels without issues in 800×600 resolution. Also Renegade works just awesome (native Windows). Enjoy!

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 for Mac

Hooah! We keep it coming! We added Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 for Mac to Porting Kit and Crossover! I played the game for about 30 minutes without issues on my Medium end Intel Iris iMac (although the video card is even not supported by the game). High-end Macs are really recommended. Don’t expect miracles on low-end Macs like my Intel HD Macbook Air which did tun the game, although barely in low settings. I even tested a multi-player game which ran just fine :). Enjoy!

Game Description:
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the only multi-platform, first-person, modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience. It takes the bulls-eye precision of its predecessor to new and exciting heights, offering more diverse sniper challenges; a rebuilt AI system and the thrilling “one shot, one kill” precision that made the original a huge hit, selling 3 million copies worldwide. Taking advantage of the advanced capabilities of the CryENGINE3, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 also delivers striking graphic environments.

Check the game page with the easy install steps up here…

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 for Mac

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