Hello, I'm VitorMM, the Porting Kit developer. If you talked with us by mail you may have talked with me already. I'm not used to post here in PaulTheTall.com (most of the time I only post about the Porting Kit updates), but these are times of need; I'm here to ask for your help.
That one is my cousin, Vinícius. He's 10 years old, is a young writer, love playing drums, but has contracted leukemia, and his life might be in the very end. The chemotherapy wasn't capable of curing him, so his only hope is a bone marrow donation.
The bone marrow can be donated multiple times, since your body regenerates it. When you register a sample of your blood for bone marrow stem cells donation, it may match with anyone in the world. You may save his life, another person's life; maybe you can save many people.
So, please, research about bone marrow donation in your country. Donate. Vinícius, and other children around the world, may don't have much time.
This weekend we have an awesome weekend sale on GOG.com for 2k games! Why? Because 2k Games simply is producer of awesome games! None of them on GOG.com are native Mac, but fortunately I ported most of them :D
Which games you say? Lots of them! Games like: The Sid Meier's series! Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete, Sid Meier's Railroads, and Railroad Tycoon 2 and Railroad Tycoon 3! Or action games like: Freedom Force and Freedom Force - Third Reich. But there are more: Civcity Rome and Army Men 2 and Army Men - Toys in Space. If that is not enough the X-com games are ported as well: X-com UFO Defense, X-Com Terror from the Deep and X-com Apocalypse!
Simply get the games on GOG.com cheap and download the setup files and install the games using Porting Kit and/or Crossover!
Check out the whole sale up here...
Today another Sierra adventure game is ported! GOG.com released the digital version of Dagger of Amon Ra! Laura Bow, the star of The Colonel's Bequest, is back! This time she's trapped in a huge, imposing museum in the dead of night, surrounded by socialites, miscreants, thieves...and a cold, relentless murderer. I added the game to Porting Kit and made a Crosstie for Crossover as well. The game works awesome on even low-end Macs as my Macbook Air. Enjoy!
What is the ancient secret of The Dagger of Amon Ra, and who is willing to kill for it? What's the motive for murder? Greed? Religious outrage? Patriotism? Rivalry? Laura Bow, cub reporter for a major New York newspaper, better find out fast!
Last week GOG.com released the digital version of The Colonel's Bequest! So I added the game to Porting Kit and made a Crosstie for Crossover as well. You like detective adventure games? Then you are good with this one. The game works awesome on even low-end Macs as my Macbook Air. Enjoy!
It is the year 1925, and the roaring '20s are well underway. As Laura Bow, young college student, you've been invited to visit the Colonel's isolated estate. Watch as the Colonel announces his intention to bequeath his millions to all present!
Anyone always likes a mix in hacking and adventure? Well then Mainlining for Mac is the game for you! I added Mainlining to Porting Kit and made a Crosstie for Crossover as well. The game works awesome on even low-end Macs as my Macbook Air. Enjoy!
Mainlining is a thrilling point and click hacking adventure that mixes dark and dry humour with a gripping narrative that will have you hooked from the very first case. Following the government's introduction of the BLU Pill Act and the Secret Intelligence Service's reintroduction of MI7, all online personal data is accessible by the powers that be. Mainlining questions techno-ethics and whether it is acceptable for an organisation to have the power to look at personal data. What if someone else got the key to that?
You like Pizza and simulation? Then we have a nice surprise: Pizza Tycoon 2 for Mac port. Pizza Tycoon 2 is the successor of the first Pizza Tycoon, which is native for Mac. This game has many look-a-likes like Capitalism and Capitalism 2. So I added the GOG.com source as soon as I could to Porting Kit and made a Crosstie for Crossover as well. The game works awesome on even low-end Macs as my Macbook Air. Enjoy!
It's your empire... Take control! Pizza Tycoon 2 has it all! the depth of game-play will have you on the edge of your seat for hours on-end. Build, manage, strategize and conquer the competition with the richest gameplay tycoon product ever offered!
The new update, Porting Kit 2.4.227 was released! I know some of you were expecting PK 2.5 since the last mail, however we still couldn't finish the changes for it, but that doesn't mean we can't bring some changes! Now the Porting Kit:
- Is more ready to deal with unstable internet connections;
- Shouldn't crash if used from a removable device;
- Offline WSI installation should work again;
- Download timeout now is 120 seconds only;
- Search system is more accurate;
- Shouldn't have problems while saving port icons, in any case;
- News tab shows PaulTheTall.com again;
- Port right-click and More buttons are black instead of white.
There are many other changes as well, but these ones are the most important. The special features that I mentioned in the first mail aren't ready yet, and that's because there is one new feature in our plans for the 2.5 release, which should happen among with a PortingKit.com forum update.
In case you already have PK, update it. In case you don't have it yet, download it here...
Paulthetall.com and Portingkit.com has an awesome contributor GOG.com. They most importantly contribute to the project by providing games for me to test, and using their affiliate program, they support me a bit financially as well! Because we have good ties, they have an awesome action/contest Paul The Tall – Giveaway: From Wishlists, With Love, where you can win 10 game keys for the game This War of Mine. The Contest last for 6 days!!
The only think you have to do is go to the Paulthetall.com contest page and do is to unlock the 3 entries to make a chance for the free This War of Mine game keys!
When you simply want to the promo page with almost 70 games up to 90% off, go here...
Another great news! GOG.com released the digital version of Caesar II! This game is similar to the very popular Caesar 3 and Zeus & Poseidon and Pharaoh & Cleopatra city builder games. So I added the GOG.com source as soon as I could to Porting Kit and made a Crosstie for Crossover as well. The game works awesome on even low-end Macs as my Macbook Air. Enjoy!
You are the Governor of a Roman province whose capital city (if you build it well!) will become the talk of the Empire. Choose from dozens of authentic structures - temples, aqueducts, bath houses, even the Circus Maximus - and watch your city spring to life. Develop resources, open trade routes and promotion will soon follow.
Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the Outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: 'Dear Esther...' - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.
Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful environments with a breath-taking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption. Check out the trailer of the game up here...