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  • Submitted: Apr 23 2013 06:29 PM
  • Last Updated: Dec 30 2013 09:29 PM
  • Views: 49745
  • Downloads: 3,364

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: 1.7.9 With NoSync Patch
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREEN (fully playable)

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Dead Island Riptide [UPDATED 2014]

* * * * - 14 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!


Please check that your macbook passes the minimum PC requirements for running this game before downloading!

If this port works well, please leave a rating!

  • Chrome or Firefox must be used to correctly download from Mega.co.nz!
  • Use 7zX to extract the .dmg file. Open the DMG and drag the wrapper to your desktop.
  • If you are new to porting/using wrappers, please visit this page: http://portingteam.c...-downloaded-it/
After escaping the island of banoi in Dead Island, the survivors arrive at an aircraft carrier as a monsoon carries the zombie infection from the original island on board and the infection spreads once again. Sam B, Logan Carter, Xian Mei, and Purna, all playable protagonists from the first game, destroy the carrier. The team are forced to look for safety and reach the nearby island of Palanoi, finding that the island has also been infected, and the team begin a fight for survival; also joined by new protagonist John Morgan

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Personal Notes:

Game seems to start fine, menu is fine, yet the performance in-game is low and i've been encountering a lot of wine crashes (but no graphical glitches).

My System Specs:

- OS: OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.2
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
- RAM: 16GB 1600MHz
- Video: 2GB MSI GTX 670 OC Edition
- Disk Space:   8GB

Known Issues:

  • Game instantly closes after changing certain graphic settings, when you launch it again your desired settings will be applied.
  • In-game performance is low/laggy (even on my GTX 670 which is a gaming GPU), same performance issues with the original dead island in wine. (Performance may increase with tweaked game config files)
  • I encounter wine crashes quite often when playing this game (on the first level), making it basically unplayable to a certain extent. Perhaps these crashes are caused by memory leaks.

Wine crash fix:

If you experience crash issues, go to "Option" "Internet", and turn from "cooperative" to "Single Player", no more crashes then.

Set Game Language:

If you need to change the Language you will need to edit the file located in:

open DI\Data\game.ini 8 lines from the end find this string Locale(“En”) change value “En” to “De” for german, or what ever you want.

Thanks Lisapower for these solutions!


  • -Right click the wrapper, show package contents and open wineskin.app.
  • Click on advanced, tools, winetricks, click the 'apps' tab and select 'Steam'. THEN click run!
  • Let steam install.
  • Once its installed, go into wineskin.app within the wrapper, next to the steam launcher, and click on advanced.
  • Change the 'Windows EXE' line to: /Program Files/Steam/steam.exe and then exit wineskin.app.
  • Finally, run the wrapper, steam will launch, sign in to your steam account and download dead island riptide. Once its downloaded, click play!
Now, whenever you launch the wrapper, it will sign into steam and allow you to launch your game via your 'Steam Game Library'.

For 'non steam users':
Please note that I do not (in any way) promote piracy and that I highly recommend you PURCHASE the games that you want to play!

  • Right click the wrapper, show package contents and launch wineskin.app, then select install new software.  
  • Locate the setup.exe file (that is within the .iso you probably downloaded, if you download an ISO, double click it to mount it!) and install the PC files by going through the setup.
  • -- Don't bother installing directx and vcrun if it asks you too. --
  • Then, go back into the contents of the wrapper, go to: drive_c ----> Program Files ----> Dead Island riptide and paste a NoCD crack into the dead island riptide folder. It should ask you to replace some files. When it does, click 'ok'.
The last step is to launch the wrapper!


Does anyone have any suggestions for getting this to work with a Gigabyte 6850?  I'm only getting a black screen, though audio works.  It then crashes if keys are pressed.  I was able to get it working with the onboard graphics without any tweaking, but that is not optimal

edit: running the game through steam
can anyone help? My game keeps crashing alot (wine crashes) on the first level. game startups fine etc. yes, i have disabled coop and all.
does it  work on mountain lion
Where can i find a game .Iso with a setup that works with wineskin?
man it worked but even tho its at all low setting  it shutters like alooootttt and my mac is a 2012 i5 . its cuz the game was converted from xbox to xp than to xp to wine than from wine to mac. lol
please reply!

did the non steam installation to the instructions, however when i launch the game an ERROR
pops up saying "Steam is required to run this game." Any ideas why?


Timmytime, on 26 November 2013 - 10:12 AM, said:

please reply!

did the non steam installation to the instructions, however when i launch the game an ERROR
pops up saying "Steam is required to run this game." Any ideas why?

same problem
I'm stuck on Mega since 1 day... It says "Temporary error, retrying". Do i have to wait longer ?
For some reason, this wrapper didn't work, but then i tried the mirrors edge wrapper and it worked! Dead island wrapper wouldn't install the setup
steam not lauching after clicking the agree the setup box

test99, on 05 August 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

can anyone help? My game keeps crashing alot (wine crashes) on the first level. game startups fine etc. yes, i have disabled coop and all.

I get the same problem it will load and everything begin playing but if i look around too much or do something that requires a lot of ram on the first mission it just freezes. I can still hear sound but nothing happens. Then i have to force quit it. Is it only the first level? Will it get better? I have already enabled single player and all but its frustrating that i cant even kill a zombie let alone finish the first mission

Firstly, thanks for putting the time in to make this wrapper. I'm running into a small problem though and wanted to know if you would advise me, please?

I have downloaded the wrapper from mega (using chrome), decompressed it (using 7vx) and the resulting DMG file is not working for me.
I have attempted to right click --> open the file but it yields the same result. I'm on OSX 10.9.2 Macbook pro with 2.5ghz i5 processor with 8gb Ram and Intel HD 4000 graphics. Is it my specs?

Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. I have downloaded the file twice so I don't believe the file is corrupted on my side.

Kind Regards - James
I have a problem with shadows, the game runs without shadows, I change options but don't work. any idea?
When following the steps to port, I got "Note: command 'wine msiexec /i SteamInstall.msi' returned status 91.  Aborting." when running Winetricks.

But after looking above the WineSkin.app, I noticed a SteamInstaller.app.

After running that, I got Steam Installed..But now when I double click on Dead Island Riptide.app (I have set my directory to point @ Steam) it just opens and closes.

Any clue why?


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