On request! This golden oldie Imperium Galatica! This DOS game of almost 1GB size is working perfectly on even my low-end Macbook Air. Well, most DOS games of GOG.com works perfectly in Porting Kit and Crossover. This one as well. Imperium Galatica is a strategy Space game. Master Orion 1 + 2 maybe also be in your liking, if you like space games.
You begin as a Lieutenant on a Destroyer, charged with restoring peace to a newly discovered sector. Scale the Imperial ranks and your missions become increasingly challenging. New technologies. New weapons. New responsibilities. Only you can decide how to balance warfare, colony management, research and production. Succeed and your objective expands. Sustain the Old Human Empire. Through diplomacy. Or brute force. Seven alien races. Two renegade human empires. Endless worlds. Endless wars.
2016 was an excellent year for gaming. There were all kinds of superb games released in all kinds of genres. However, as usual, Mac gamers have to wait a while in order to enjoy some of them. Here are a few of the best to look forward to in 2017.
Batman: The Telltale Series
The latest game by esteemed developer Telltale gives players control of Bruce Wayne and its alter ego, the caped crusader - Batman. Receiving excellent reviews from critics and fans, Batman: The Telltale Series is currently on available to Windows PC owners, but should be arriving on Mac sometime in 2017.
Also on Request! We added Darkest Hour (A Europa Universalis game) for Mac (GOG.com source) to Porting Kit and Crossover. Game works great on even low-end Macs. Played this game on my Intel HD 5000 Macbook Air, without issues. You do need to turn off/deselect the "intro movies" in the game launcher, or the game will crash on start :P Enjoy!
Developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox forum, Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game. The game features a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century. Play from the outbreak of the Great War up until the onset of the Cold War.
Darkest Hour will introduce a new artificial intelligence that is now able to react to hundreds of different situations simultaneously. It implements a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.
On Request! We added For the Glory - A Europa Universalis game (GOG.com source) to Porting Kit and Crossover. Game works great on even low-end Macs. Played this game on my Intel HD 5000 Macbook Air, without issues. Enjoy!
Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory!
For the Glory offers full historical immersion, with a completely new indepth experience with over 10000 historically accurate events. Take charge of the mighty Habsburg Empire, the aggressive Swedish state, or the seafaring Portuguese. Build up your empire through trade, diplomacy, colonialism and war.
Great news! A golden oldie race game Ignition, has been released on GOG.com!
In Ignition an exotic range of vehicles and around some of the harshest circuits ever devised, you've got to ram, nudge, barge and otherwise cheat your way to victory. If you spot a sneaky shortcut, then use it - if your opponent's hugging the cliff edge then give him a nudge and a salute as you cruise into the lead and he cruises into a deep gorge.
Out on these panoramic race circuits, you'll get to drive the weirdest range of vehicles. Speed merchants can try the Bug for size, style victims can hop in the Redneck and those with a taste for the bizarre can drive the bright yellow school bus through the opposition.
In this free game port Boulder Remake (aka Boulder Dash Remake) you play as a person in a cave who must find all the diamonds in the cave and then make it to the exit before time expires. This is much easier said than done. It is a very difficult game. There are many obstacles to overcome. Some of which are: Balls can fall on you. Items can case after you. And of course there are barriers. If the 16 already made caves are to hard, modify them or make your own with the built in cave editor.
On request: TRON 2.0 for Mac! TRON 2.0 is a golden oldie from 2003. It's the sequel to the original film out of 1982. The game works great on the Mac although the installation may take up to 20 minutes for the game to be installed. Also on Crossover the game works great. Enjoy!
Alan Bradley has finally perfected the technology to digitize people, which allows humans to enter the internal world of a computer. His program, "Ma3a," has AI sophisticated enough to store the entire gene code of a person and the mathematical equations necessary to transfer people back and forth between the physical and digital world.
Yes! Porting Kit 2.4.184 was released today! Since Porting Kit 2.4.171 there was a bug where ports with extra files which had to be downloaded inside the port had plenty of bugs, like losing the drive_c folder or downloading the file with the wrong name. That was solved once for all in 2.4.184, and we bring with it many others fixes since the last time we talked about a PK update.
Some of you might be wondering why we haven't release a PK 2.5.0 yet, since PK 2.4.0 was released almost 4 months ago. The fact is that we like to save these version numbers for special releases, with new features that change how PK works or that add completely new capabilities:
- 1.9.0: Expansion Pack system implemented
- 2.0.0: Grid view added
- 2.1.0: 'More' menu expansion finished
- 2.2.0: Video card memory manually set in all ports
- 2.3.0: Custom ports
- 2.4.0: Local apps reordering
We couldn't bring a special change in 2.4.0, since the implemented feature still only applies to the list view. However, we are reserving some really special features for the next PK releases. Two of them are almost ready, and the others are still in the beginning. If everything occurs has planned, PK next versions will have new features that will make PK even more amazing :)
GOG.com released a golden oldie today for Mac called: Pizza Tycoon! Besides the first game, also Pizza Tycoon 2 was released today, but this game is (still) Windows only...however this one has my full attention to be ported to Mac as well. Anyway, for now you can play the first one native for Mac :)
Make quick dough in spite of ruthless competition, crooked authorities and greedy gangsters. Pizza Tycoon is a humorous business strategy game that challenges you to build a pizza empire from scratch. Try this spicy slice of the pizza-making business.
Altough Syberia and Syberia 2 was already for Mac in the Mac App store, it is good to know the game is also for Mac now on GOG.com! So if you already owned the Syberia games, then the Mac version is now available in your game Library as well now!
Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, is handed what seems to be a fairly straightforward assignment. Just a quick stopover to handle the sale of an old automaton factory hidden in the alpine valleys, then straight back home to New York. Little did she imagine, when embarking on this task, that her life would be turned upside down.
Having searched Eastern and Western Europe for a missing heir, Kate Walker finally completed her long and arduous journey, obtaining the signature of Hans Voralberg and closing the automaton factory buyout. Mission accomplished? Perhaps, but not for her...
If you don't own the games yet, you can find those to adventure games here... and here...