Flashback for Mac

Another Uplay game added to the Paulthetall.com catalog! Flashback for Mac is added to Porting Kit/Crossover. Game works great as well on my low-end Macbook air as on my Intel Iris Mac. The cool part of this Flashback game is that it also contains the old fashion Flashback game from the nineties! I was thrilled to play it again on my Mac.

20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history. It is Flashback re-imagined. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today’s technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90’s.

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Porting Kit up here… or when you own Crossover, this Crosstie…

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Another Uplay fix after another Uplay update…

Its a mess with game clients lately in combination with Wine. Main problem is the drop of support of Windows XP. We had the issue already with Origin (already solved months back), and now Uplay needed to mess-up stuff as well. Luckily thanks to some enlightening input of Brainzyy (one of the Porting Kit supporters), we managed to address this issue and fixed the issue with the latest Porting Kit update. So if you Play Uplay games, make sure you update to the latest Porting Kit version.

We just updated Porting Kit about 2 weeks ago because of an other Uplay issue, but now The Uplay users were surprised to get an error message which said that Windows XP is not supported anymore and an update was required. When you clicked “ok”, Uplay would close down. Changing the OS in the wrapper to Vista/Win7 was not sufficient to fix the issue. A new staged wine engine would be required to address that problem.

So, now the problem was clear we had to make an update in the custom engine and in the OS version of the Wrapper (which needed an update in Porting Kit itself). I updated the Custom engine of Anno 2070, so that port will work again, but I need to do the same for the other 7 Uplay games tonight (small adjustment). So if you read this post a day later then it was posted the updates are then already done. Have fun and lets hope Uplay won’t come with more surprise updates soon…

Uplay for Mac