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Sacred Tears TRUE for Mac!

From the creaters of the very popular game Yume Nikki, this game hits the stores now! Sacred Tears TRUE brings both traditional JRPG elements and fresh and unique features such as a deceptively simple but deep card battle system, redistributable skill points, and graphics by Takashi KONNO (Shichinin no Bukiya) and music by Hiroyuki Ojima (Accel World, When They Cry anime) and Shimotsuki Haruka (Atelier Iris, Ace Attorney Orchestral Performance). Seil and his childhood friend Seana are neophyte thieves in the Thieves Guild of Genoseed City. By day they operate a private investigator agency, and by night they undertake Thieves Guild missions across the city. Sacred Tears TRUE is the story of these young thieves and their pursuit of dreams and adventure. This game works very nice on my one hour tests on my Nvidia 640M iMac. In the video below you can see the visual instructions + a little bit of game-play.

Before downloading the wrapper, make sure security settings are set correctly when you have Mavericks OSX or higher. Then simply download the Steambuild1 Wrapper below and extract the file and launch the Steam Wrapper –> login into the Windows Steam –> activate the serial you got from Gamersgate and download the game –>  then click play! For more info about porting go up here…

Note: The game itself works awesome, however, when playing fullscreen there is a bit of screen-tearing, so if this annoys you, then play windowed, and there will be no problems at all in my tests.

Download the steambuild1 Steam Wrapper up here…


Here a game-play trailer before real game port video comes up.

Braveland Wizard released for Mac!

Another Mac game is released on GOG.com. The old-school turn-based strategy game is back – welcome to Braveland Wizard! The graduate of the Academy of Magic is ready for new adventures. Her journey begins high in the mountains and passes through the southern lands, populated by orcs, ghosts, and mysterious nomads. The game normally is $5,99 but now on 20% off, this first week! Check out the trailer below for some game-play.

Some cool features are: An entire set of unique battles with unexpected surprise, Dungeons for random battles and worthy rewards, Piles of stylish artifacts, A talent tree that changes the nature of battle, A brave team of combat allies: monk, ice archer, elementalist, and many more. And, last but not least, three cunning bosses!

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Movie Studio Boss: The Sequel released for Mac!

As the Studio Boss you have lots of decisions to make, including: controlling the budget, deciding what type of film you are going to make, hiring a scriptwriter, getting the best director, trying to get the screenplay right, negotiating with the stars, handling problems on set, getting the post-production right and that’s all before you worry about the cinema release. You’ve got marketing costs, web publicity, test screenings, how many screens to show the film on, when to hit the International markets, when to sell it to TV, how long before you put it on DVD and much, much more! Check out the trailer below to get warmed up! The game is only $9,99, (now when posting even 20% off) so for its price well worth!

You have just been appointed the head of a new Movie Studio and have been given 10 years to make it the most successful studio around. You are up against seven other computer controlled Studios all trying to be the best Studio in the world. You are judged in three ways – most turnover, most profit and most awards.

Get this Mac game on Gamersgate up here…

Video Tutorial Industry Giant 2 + review!

Here the review + the video tutorial of Industry Giant 2 Gold. It took a bit longer because all the other work which needed to be done, but finally here we are. Alright, I added the video tutorial on the main game blog post and below so you can see the step by step instructions of the installation and everything around it. I played the game myself for about 30 minutes because I start straight with the campaign without the tutorial, so I lost track about what I primarily needed to do and went almost out of money :P While I was playing I could at least test some things, like speed, saving and loading and such. And the first thing I noticed was the software cursor which was “shivering” a bit. Not that worrying, but it might get annoying, so I found out if you turn off the software cursor in the in-game options, you get rid of that. For the rest the speed of the game is good, even in high resolution, so I was glad about that. For the rest I couldn’t really find any issues in the campaign mode what is notable worthy.

Then I checked quickly the tutorial which seems to work just fine, just as the “Endless Mode” where you can play endlessly the game without specific goals. Then I checked Multi-player and it seems the Gamespy Internet mode is not available anymore/closed. So I though lets do LAN instead? Bad idea, CRASH of the game! So nope unfortunately no LAN possibility.  I could the at least fix the crash when clicking LAN, but it won’t do anything. Then I tried the Skirmish mode option, and that one seems to work fine. You can play against up to 4 computer bots and challenge them against your abilities.

All counted the pro’s and the minuses I got up to 3.5 stars because of the LAN multi-player fail, which could bring that special extra experience and the shivering mouse cursor which can be of course fixed by de-selecting the software cursor in the options. Even with those minuses, there is still lots to be played with including Campaign, Endless Mode and Skirmish, which will keep you from the streets for a long time. Enjoy!

NEO Scavenger released for Mac!

NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. NEO Scavenger is available on GOG.com and to see some visuals of the game, check out the game trailer below. Have fun!

Some nice features of the game are: Realistic survival simulation, with complex wounds and treatments, illnesses, hunger, thirst, warmth, and carrying capacity. Death is permanent! A mix of sandbox and story play, with random content and character customization to make each replay different.

Get this game on GOG.com up here…

Industry Giant 2 for Mac!

On many request Industry Giant 2 Gold is back on the Paulthetall.com catalog! The Industry Giant 2 (2012 Edition) stopped working on the old Wrapper and was removed. Now, more then a year later I can represent this game again with an updated Wrapper. The main concept of the game is similar to the City Building Series: after products are finished, they are added to the closest available warehouse, and then stores and factories can pick them up and sell them according to the demand. This game works very nice on my one hour tests on my Nvidia 640M iMac. In the video below you can see the visual instructions + a little bit of game-play.

Before downloading the wrapper, make sure security settings are set correctly when you have Mavericks OSX or higher. Then simply download the Wrapper below and extract the file and double-click the wrapper–> get and download Industry Giant 2 on Gamersgate –> install windows software –> navigate to the Gamersgate installer file and double-click it –> Installing the game into the Wrapper and at the end of installation click “exit”. Now double-click the wrapper and play!  For more info about porting go up here…

Note: LAN option won’t work but Skirmish works fine. Also the software cursor “shivers” a bit, but when you annoyed by it, you can deselect the “software cursor” in the option, which brings you the normal mouse pointer instead.

Get the Wrapper up here…

Metrocide released for Mac!

Metrocide is a relentless top-down single-player arcade stealth-shooter set in a cyberpunk dystopia where everyone wants you dead. This game is released on GOG.com and is 15%  off the first week. Check out the trailer below to get an idea of the game.

As legendary contract killer T.J. Trench, you’ll have to negotiate a fierce and brutal city replete with gangs, vigilantes, cops and more, taking out the trash one contract at a time. While cop drones circle overhead, you’ll be sticking to the alleyways with a variety of weapons and plantabl explosives, finding new and unique ways to get away with murder most foul.But one single slip-up will cost you. There are no respawns here – when you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it. Duck and weave through the claustrophobic streets as a living city does its best to stop you breathing – permanently.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

NFS Hot pursuit Wrapper update!

Here a Wrapper update for the Non-Origin version (origin client doesn’t work yet in Wine) and of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. I still own the digital version of Gamersgate from a few years back which contains a a activation key including the game download and works very nice in the wrapper on my Nviia 640M iMac including login to EA games online services. I fixed an activation bug and and a Gamersgate installer issue (“failed to sign in Error 12056 in network connection”) which prevented you to download the game from Gamersgate using their installer file. Enjoy!

Changes:
Fix of an Gamersgate download issue
Fix activation issue with the Digital version of the game (Non-origin)
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Download the new Wrapper on the game page here…

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Why are there regularly Wrapper updates?

You see regularly Wrapper updates appearing on the Paulthetall.com website. But why? If a game works then it works, why updating right? Well there a several reasons of this which I want to explain a bit. First the most logical reason of a Wrapper update is to fix existing issues in a wrapper. For example: In a game the videos aren’t working. Then a Wrapper update which fix this particular issue is a very logic reason. The second reason is that a game or even the installer (like at GOG.com or Gamersgate) gets updated and needs some specific extra code or it won’t work anymore in the existing wrapper. The same counts for game “clients” like for example Steam or World of Tanks, Neverwinter Online, or World of Warplanes. Those game clients get updated frequently which may easily break the game in the specific Wrapper. To fix those, wrapper updates are needed.

But there is more, because also the OS X version changes and may break games or Wrappers as well. Luckily the Wine developers are doing everything to fix such things which results in a new Wine release and thus also a new Wine engine. That Engine I can use again to update a specific Wrapper to fix that specific bug. But there is more. Because not only the OS X, game clients, installers, game version and bugs are reasons to update a Wrapper, but there is also a thing called “hardware” which has influence. The graphics card is the key asset into porting and crucial for a specific game to work. Thats why some games do work on Nvidia cards and not on Intel Graphics, or need a special Wrapper, setting or Winetrick in order to work properly. The same thing counts also for a new graphic cards in new Macs like the not that old Intel Iris. Those cards, have drivers which in most needs a lot of updates before everything is working properly in most of the games.

As you can see, there are a lot things I have to take in account in porting. That’s why  some wrappers don’t work anymore which did in the past and thats why getting updates. Your tests and especially your input is needed to fix those things. So if you run into or dead links, or issues. Please let me know using the contact form so I can try to fix them. Thanks!

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Video Crimzon Clover: World Ignition + Review

Here as promised, the video tutorial of Crimzon Clover: World Ignition. I will also do a little review of this game as well, just as I did with Wings Remastered a few days back. Crimson Clover is Vertical Shooter you know of on arcade machines. Lots of action, lots of explosions and lots of bonuses. I played this game on my Nvidia 640M iMac with Mavericks and on my Intel HD 4000 Macbook air. On both systems it works flawless with about 60 fps (see also video).

The controls are the z (fire) .x (rockets) .c (destruction wave) .v (menu) + cursor keys to control you space ship. You can choose from 3 space ships, all with its own advantages. I played about and hour (about 2x 30 minutes on both Macs) and I have to say it wasn’t disappointing. I normally don’t play this kind of games, but while playing and getting loads of points and bonuses, it keeps you playing to see what end boss will appear now? Also the joy of ending a level gives a good feeling that you were victorious. There are 2 modes you can play (novice and arcade), but I especially liked the novice mode, maybe because thats more easy :P. Another nice feature is the “replay”, where you watch how good or bad you played the specific level. All in all this game gets 5 of 5 stars from me, because it simply works as attended in all ways. Enjoy!

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