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Thrillville: Off the Rails for the Mac!

Some great news! As you may know Thrillville: Off the Rails is been re-released a little while back, and I finally got my fingers on the Gamersgate (=steam version) of the game and managed to get it working quite easily.  Thrillville: Off the Rails lives up to its name with 20 death-defying rides so outrageous, they inspire the same word from every park visitor who sees them: “WHOA!” But the new fun doesn’t stop there. Off the Rails features 34 playable multiplayer minigames, 15 all-new theme areas, over 40 thrill rides, a new story that ties together more than 100 missions, and social interaction with park guests that’s better than ever.

I made the port available as Crosstie and for the Portingkit. So for the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here... and to learn more about Crossover go here...

Download the Portingkit here... and if you own Crossover, then get the Crosstie here...

GOG.com 70% off weekend promo!

After summersale we return to the normal weekend sales. This time not a bad one: 70% of for a blast from the past! 22 games from which 8 also for Mac! We start with the Mac ones: The golden oldie Evil Genius en Lord of The Realms Royal Edition and Lord of the Realms 3. Then some more strategy fun with Mob Rule. If you like action more, then Sniper Elite and Roque trooper may fit your needs. When both are not genre, maybe arcade games like Pinball World and Pinball Gold Pack may get your attention with all 70% discount with an average of about $2,- per game. Not bad!

Then we have of course for the Windows games left also some wrappers/crossties/Portingkit file available. starting with the Commando Pack and Commandos 2 + 3.  Some more strategy you can find in Praetorians, Moonbase Commander and Imperial Glory.  And no? More strategy?  Yes, Empire Earth 2 and Empire Earth 3 are also included in the sale. Action games are also included: Judge Dredd and Alien vs Predators. If you like simulators, then Creatures 3 is perhaps something for you too!  Enjoy the sale!

Check out the whole list up here...

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Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri released for Mac

In Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri you lead an elite fighting team battling for freedom from the sinister forces of the Earth Hegemony. Engage in combat on the bloody battlefields of four unique worlds. Encased in your Power Battle Armour you are an unstoppable fighting force. Which is just as well, for as your colony prospers a new breed of pirate has emerged. More organised and armed with powerful weapons, these new pirates have prompted the Centauri government to establish an elite fighting force, the Strike Force Centauri.

Lead your team against the new threat to Centauri peace and discover the dark secret behind the pirates' growing military might...

  • Battle to save your colony in over 30 missions, including recon, search and rescue, night raids, and full scale battles.
  • Create your own missions with the Random Scenario Generator.
  • Suit up in Scout, Standard or Heavy Hi-Tech Powered Battle Armor depending upon your mission.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here...

Some new games added to Portingkit!

Its bin a while since the latest update. So here an update of the games added the past weeks. First one of the most important ones: Mount & Blade, Mount and Blade Warband (for MODS and better performance then the Mac version :P) and Mount and Blade With Fire and Sword. Then some others like for today I did, Gray Matter, and a last week World Rally Fever and Euro Truck Simulator.

Also the Portingkit has been updated a couple of times since the latest stable version. The update should go automaticly, but you can also manually update it using the portingkit menu and then click "Check for Updates"

Get the Portingkit if you don't have it yet up here...

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Space Rangers HD for Mac

Space Rangers HD: A War Apart remasters and expands the world of the classic Space Rangers 2. The game is developed by the SNK-Games team in close cooperation with fans of the series. I tested Space Rangers HD and it works on my Nvidia 640M and played a while without any issues. Below a trailer with some visuals of the game.

Simply download the Portingkit (if you don’t have it already) and go to the library –> server tab and select the “Space Rangers HD " and click download. If you don’t own the game yet the Portingkit can direct you to the game page where to purchase it and download the setup/download file into your download folder. When you clicked “no” and were directed to the game page, you have to click “download” again and then click “yes” so the Portingkit will install the game for you. After installation the Portingkit will say the installation was done successfully. Then go to your “local” tab where you can select the game and click “play”!

Download the Portingkit up here…

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy for Mac

There is a Place in the Galaxy where legends are born. Welcome to Starfleet Academy. Captain Kirk, Commander Chekov, Captain Sulu. Before they were legends, they were cadets at the most celebrated training facility in the universe - Starfleet Academy. I tested the game for about 15 minutes and all looks to work as far as I tested on my Intel HD 5000 gfx card.

Download the wrapper below --> download the Start Trek Starfleet Academy setup file --> extract the wrapper and doubleclick it --> install windows software --> navigate to the setup file in the download folder and double-click it --> run through the install wizard and (ignore the error messages) click "exit'' at the end of the installation. Now run the game by doubleclick the wrapper. Have fun!

Download the Wrapper up here...

Police Quest: SWAT 1 for Mac!

Experience the relentless adrenaline-pumping action of SWAT firsthand. SWAT 1 was created by the man who developed the real-life SWAT team, former LAPD Police Chief, Darryl F. Gates. The game was designed and directed by Police Quest veteran Tammy Dargan, former producer of America’s Most Wanted. Police Quest Swat 1 is available on GOG.com and bundled in a package which also contains SWAT 2 (more about that one this weekend).  I tested Police Quest Swat 1 and it works on my Nvidia 640M (should work fine on the other Macs as well) and played a while without any issues. Below a trailer with some visuals of the game.

Simply download the Portingkit (if you don’t have it already) and go to the library –> server tab and select the “Police Quest Swat 1" and click download. If you don’t own the game yet the Portingkit can direct you to the game page where to purchase it and download the setup/download file into your download folder. When you clicked “no” and were directed to the game page, you have to click “download” again and then click “yes” so the Portingkit will install the game for you. After installation the Portingkit will say the installation was done successfully. Then go to your “local” tab where you can select the game and click “play”!

Download the Portingkit up here…

The Masterplan released for Mac!

The Masterplan is a tactical squad-based heist game set in 1970's. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Features hand-drawn 2D graphics and fun group control until someone calls the cops and everything goes haywire. The game is released on GOG.com and 25% off the first week! Check out the trailer below for some visuals.

During the game you'll need to manage your crew from heist to heist by hiring the right goons, and by making sure they are properly equipped. Of course, keeping the goons alive and getting the biggest loot from each heist is a big part of being a true mastermind.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here...

GOG.com Summer sale 2015 Started with up to 95% off!

Today GOG.com is inviting you to a truly exhilarating, DRM-free summer adventure! They are starting with a splash and diving straight into 100+ titles on promo in twice-daily deals, deep-discount bundles, and with FREE games to unlock! With new deals appearing on the site every 12 hours, we'll have more than 100 offers every day up to 90% off. We also have a few fun surprises in store to keep things fresh and worth the regular trip back to the summer sale!

Every summer adventure needs something special, that's why this year you can earn up to three games for free during the sale! Just do your thing, and the more you spend, the more free stuff you'll get! Regardless of whether you own the game or not, you'll receive a giftable code via email so you can redeem it yourself - or share it with a friend. The rewards -- free for everyone whose total spendings during the Summer Sale exceed a certain amount -- will include:

SimCity 2000 - free for everyone who spends at least $1.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - free for everyone who spends at least $20.
Xenonauts - free for everyone who spends at least $50.

Plenty more summertime joy awaits us all, including a surprise giveaway, exciting game premieres, and more! The 2015 DRM-free Summer Promo is set to last 18 days, from June 3 until June 21

Check out the promo page on GOG.com here...

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Some more games added and updated in the Portingkit + new release.

First I want to note the new stable release of the Portingkit (v1.6.14). The release notes wil give you an overview of the changes and improvements. The program gets better and better and more and more features. Give Vitor a big hand for his hard work :) If you already have the Portingkit, update it using the "Portingkit" name in the top bar --> "Check for updates" option.

Secondly I made yesterday some port updates in the Portingkit, which suffered from some changes in the installer files and game paths, which made the port creation unsuccessful. Games suffered from this issue and now are fixed are: The Escapists, and Disciples 2 Gold. Other games I fixed and updated are Cultures 1+2, Populous 3 and Cultures 3+4.  Some more games were added to the Portingkit as well: Moto Racer 3, and Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earing.

You can get the Portingkit if you don't have it yet up here…

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