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  • Submitted: Aug 30 2013 03:29 AM
  • Last Updated: Aug 30 2013 03:29 AM
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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: WS9Wine1.1.23
  • ATI / AMD: GREY (not tested)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
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 Area 51

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




Screenshots
Area 51 is a first person shooter, published by Midway, played from the perspective of the protagonist, Ethan Cole. The game features operable machinery, including plasma turrets, besides the player's inventory of weapons. The player begins with a team of three other HAZMAT soldiers, who cannot be killed by the game world, unless it is scripted into the story.

Throughout the game, the player uses a variety of weapons, both Human and Alien in origin, to defeat their adversaries. Most weapons can only be wielded one handed, however the player can dual wield some weapons, such as the Shotgun and the Sub-Machine Gun. Each weapon can also be used as a melee weapon for close quarter combat, and for its original intended purpose. Each weapon has two modes of firing, the first being the primary method, while the second is of a much higher power level, at the cost of ammunition and accuracy to the player. The player can also use explosive grenades, one of Human origin, and the other of alien design. At a later stage in the game Ethan Cole becomes infected with the mutagen, and the option to turn into a mutant temporarily is obtained. Mutating offers a variety of benefits, such as increased strength, stamina, as well as the initial ability to fire health-replenishing parasites as well as the later ability to contaminate enemies, both at the cost of mutation time reduction. While in a mutant form, players can easily spot enemies, which would otherwise be cloaked to the regular human eye, albeit with a slight ocular defect. Players can replenish health and mutagen either through the use of medical syringes found throughout the game or by using parasites, and mutagen by melee combat or "using" infected corpses, or by finding mutagen syringes.

A notable aspect of gameplay is the ability to scan and analyze various objects in the game environment. This is possible by using the scanner present on the player's suit, worn throughout the game. While using a scanner, the player has no access to weapons, apart from melee, and must switch to an available weapon in order to fight. Scanning provides detailed information on a player's surroundings, as well as combated enemies. The scanner, when equipped, adds a translucent bar to the player's HUD, which changes in color and height from light blue, to deep red. This bar indicates how near or far a player is, to one of many scannable clues, such as file folders or personal digital assistants. The scanner can collect information from the items without it being touched. The HUD shows red when the player is very close, and blue when very far. Items which are scanned are viewable in-game, providing insight into the workings of Area 51, as well as proving necessary to unlocking secret videos made by Dr. Cray or Mr. White.

Notable among the voice actors are David Duchovny as the player character and main protagonist of the game Ethan Cole, Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson) as Edgar the ancient and powerful Grey, Powers Boothe as Major Bridges, and Ian Abercrombie as Dr. Cray.

PERSONAL NOTES:
- As of this submission, there are duplicate entries for this game. However, not one of them is a Wineskin port. It does not hurt to let users choose which port they want to use, right?
- Game runs flawlessly.
- This port is untested with ATI/Intel GFX cards, so if you have one of these cards, let me know.

REQUIREMENTS:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion)
CPU: 3.4Ghz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB
Graphics Card: 1GB nVIDIA GeForce 675MX
Disk Space: 37MB

INSTALLATION:
1. Download and extract to the Desktop:
- The port using the link at the top of the page and put it on the Desktop.
- The noCD patch from GameCopyWorld (using Zipeg or Keka)
2. Right-click (control-click) the wrapper and choose "Show Package Contents".
3. Run Wineskin and choose "Install Software".
4. Point to the game's Setup program and follow the installation instructions.
(When it is finished installing, do not try to run the game.)
6. Right-click on the wrapper again and choose "Show Package Contents".
7. Go into the installation folder and replace the existing A51.EXE with the NoCD patch.
8. Double-click the wrapper to launch the game.

UNINSTALLATION:
1. Right-click (control-click) the wrapper and choose "Show Package Contents".
2. Run Wineskin and choose Advanced.
3. Run the Uninstaller from the Tools tab.
4. Highlight "Area 51" from the list and choose Add/Remove.
5. Select Yes when you are asked if you are sure you want to remove the game.
6. Select Yes when you are asked if you want to keep your saved games.


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May I ask why the system requirements are so high?



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