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Here's the easy way to run the GOG version of Gabriel Knight under MacOS X without VMware/Parallels:
- Install Gabriel Knight under Windows (Bootcamp, VMware or another machine)
- Copy the C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Gabriel Knight folder to your MacOS X disk
- Install Boxer from this website: http://boxer.washboardabs.net/ - Boxer is a DOSBOX version with a nice user interface
- Open Boxer
- Drag your Gabriel Knight folder into the "Drop games here to install them" icon in Boxer
- After the game finishes copying, double-click the Gabriel Knight entry in Boxer
- Choose the "SIERRA.EXE" file when it asks you, and answer "Yes" to always launch that file
- The game is now installed and configured under Boxer. It should run without a problem. Just launch Boxer and select Gabriel Knight again to play again.
Great tip! I'm playing it on Leopard with no need to use bootcamp or parallels. Thanks!
Works great, thanks!
I just installed Boxer and it seems to be working. Thanks for the tip! This is a lot easier than going through all the mounting in DosBox. I was even able to install my other Sierra games through Boxer (Space Quest, Quest for Glory). Sweet!
Any luck getting voices and intro to work? I'm having difficulty mounting the ISO GKG.GOG using boxer...
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ndracks: Any luck getting voices and intro to work? I'm having difficulty mounting the ISO GKG.GOG using boxer...
Just rename the gk1.gog file to gk1.iso and in boxer mount as cd-drive D:

After i did that i got intro video and voice over working :)
Over at the Sierra Help forum we got a pretty quick and easy way to get the games up and running on Mac OS X *without* dealing with Bootcamp or Parallels or any of that stuff.

These instructions are designed for QFG but the process is entirely the same for Gabriel Knight.

Step One: Download the latest version of Wineskin Winery - http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php?page=Downloads

Step Two: Once you've moved Wineskin Winery to your Apps folder launch the application. From the main menu click the small + button next to "New Engine(s) Available". You will be presented with a new dialogue box from which you want to search for "WS9Wine1.7.0X Engine" and click Download and Install.

Once the file is downloaded you'll be returned to the main Wineskin Winery menu.

Step Three: Click "Create a New Blank Wrapper" and name it "Quest For Glory V". It's going to prompt you to install some additional materials (Mono, and Gecko) but you don't need them, just hit cancel. Wineskin will now do it's thing to make you a wrapper.

Step Four: When prompted, click "View Wrapper in Finder". You will now see your newly created wrapper. Right-click and select "Show Package Contents".

Step Five: Double click "Wineskin", and then click on Install Software. From the new window click: Choose Setup Executable

Step Six: Navigate to your GOG installer (in this case: "setup_quest_for_glory_pack_2.0.0.32"). Wineskin will then launch the installer. Since you only want to install Quest For Glory V, click the options button, and uncheck everything other than "Quest For Glory 5". Tick the box stating you've read the EULA and click install. Once installer finishes it should prompt you to launch the game.

You will notice that unfortunately the opening videos won't play (you'll have audio but no picture). So far we're not sure of a workaround, but you can just skip these and get to the main screen. You can now play to your hearts content!

When you quit for the first time Wineskin will ask you to pick an executable for the next time you launch. Stick with the default.

That's about it! Good luck, and happy gaming.
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adamschoales: Over at the Sierra Help forum we got a pretty quick and easy way to get the games up and running on Mac OS X *without* dealing with Bootcamp or Parallels or any of that stuff.

These instructions are designed for QFG but the process is entirely the same for Gabriel Knight.

Step One: Download the latest version of Wineskin Winery - http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php?page=Downloads

Step Two: Once you've moved Wineskin Winery to your Apps folder launch the application. From the main menu click the small + button next to "New Engine(s) Available". You will be presented with a new dialogue box from which you want to search for "WS9Wine1.7.0X Engine" and click Download and Install.

Once the file is downloaded you'll be returned to the main Wineskin Winery menu.

Step Three: Click "Create a New Blank Wrapper" and name it "Quest For Glory V". It's going to prompt you to install some additional materials (Mono, and Gecko) but you don't need them, just hit cancel. Wineskin will now do it's thing to make you a wrapper.

Step Four: When prompted, click "View Wrapper in Finder". You will now see your newly created wrapper. Right-click and select "Show Package Contents".

Step Five: Double click "Wineskin", and then click on Install Software. From the new window click: Choose Setup Executable

Step Six: Navigate to your GOG installer (in this case: "setup_quest_for_glory_pack_2.0.0.32"). Wineskin will then launch the installer. Since you only want to install Quest For Glory V, click the options button, and uncheck everything other than "Quest For Glory 5". Tick the box stating you've read the EULA and click install. Once installer finishes it should prompt you to launch the game.

You will notice that unfortunately the opening videos won't play (you'll have audio but no picture). So far we're not sure of a workaround, but you can just skip these and get to the main screen. You can now play to your hearts content!

When you quit for the first time Wineskin will ask you to pick an executable for the next time you launch. Stick with the default.

That's about it! Good luck, and happy gaming.
T H A N K Y O U !!!!
You are absolutely wonderful, your post is perfect : there are YEARS I try to launch GK3 on the Mac without any results. Today, I found your post, followed step by step your instructions ...and miracle, the game started !
Know what ? I adore you.
MERCI MERCI MERCI !!!!
Ingrid, Paris
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guilherme: Here's the easy way to run the GOG version of Gabriel Knight under MacOS X without VMware/Parallels:

- Install Gabriel Knight under Windows (Bootcamp, VMware or another machine)
- Copy the C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Gabriel Knight folder to your MacOS X disk
- Install Boxer from this website: http://boxer.washboardabs.net/ - Boxer is a DOSBOX version with a nice user interface
- Open Boxer
- Drag your Gabriel Knight folder into the "Drop games here to install them" icon in Boxer
- After the game finishes copying, double-click the Gabriel Knight entry in Boxer
- Choose the "SIERRA.EXE" file when it asks you, and answer "Yes" to always launch that file
- The game is now installed and configured under Boxer. It should run without a problem. Just launch Boxer and select Gabriel Knight again to play again.
Isn't GK3 a windows game though?
So...old topic but valid as eber... Im following guilherme.730 directions for wineskin - copied folder into wrapper - to run gk2 on macbook osx 10.7.5. I had it playing (YAY !!!) forced into full screen mode, for hours.

Two queries:

1) do i have to run my new gk app and install game every time i play?
2) after hours of play suddenly screen started flickering and now despite restarts etc game is unplayable...

This is my first try running a windows game on my macbook.

Any ideas?

Cheers :-)
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guilherme: Here's the easy way to run the GOG version of Gabriel Knight under MacOS X without VMware/Parallels:

- Install Gabriel Knight under Windows (Bootcamp, VMware or another machine)
- Copy the C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Gabriel Knight folder to your MacOS X disk
- Install Boxer from this website: http://boxer.washboardabs.net/ - Boxer is a DOSBOX version with a nice user interface
- Open Boxer
- Drag your Gabriel Knight folder into the "Drop games here to install them" icon in Boxer
- After the game finishes copying, double-click the Gabriel Knight entry in Boxer
- Choose the "SIERRA.EXE" file when it asks you, and answer "Yes" to always launch that file
- The game is now installed and configured under Boxer. It should run without a problem. Just launch Boxer and select Gabriel Knight again to play again.
Hell yes, this is brilliant! I tried messing with Wineskin and GK2 by myself, nothing happening. But it works flawlessly on Boxer.