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Batman – Arkham Asylum for Mac (yes also for Catalina and Big Sur)

Some bigger games will be added coming weeks. Starting with Batman – Arkham Asylum! Thats right, the game was earlier native for Mac on Mojave and below, but with Catalina OS 10.15+, the game was back Windows only again. Not anymore! It has now been added to Porting Kit and the game can now be played back on your Mac. I still need to test the game on my Apple Silicon and when it does there will be added a new video of it as well. But for now the GOG.com version of the game works great on my Macbook pro 2019 with Big Sur! Have fun!

***Not tested yet on M1 Apple Silicon****

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Batman – Arkham Asylum “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum returns with a remastered Game of the Year Edition, featuring 4 extra Challenge Maps. The additional Challenge Maps are Crime Alley; Scarecrow Nightmare; Totally Insane and Nocturnal Hunter (both from the Insane Night Map Pack). Utilize the unique FreeFlow™ combat system to chain together unlimited combos seamlessly and battle with huge groups of The Joker’s henchmen in brutal melee brawls

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Beta 2 of Crossover 21 released and what are the findings so far…

Beta 2 of Crossover 21 released and what are the findings so far...

As mentioned earlier and some probably have heard by mail replies as well, I am very busy with testing the Beta of CX21 and reporting bugs to get solved. The CX21 will be the new engine we can use in the near future when released, including some extra patching to solve some extra stuff like the Origin Client. But you may wonder what we are experiencing thus far in the latest Beta release of Crossover 21. We will tell you in the next coming paragraphs.

M1 Apple Silicon Support:
Maybe one of the most important things is Apple Silicon Support for games. We found that this has been improved a lot. Games like, Skyrim SE (without too many glitches), Monkey Island 4, Dungeon Keeper 2, and many more where we don’t know off (because we cannot test thousands of games in such a short notice) are now starting to work. We see also big steps forwards in other games, like that it first in CX20 didn’t launch at all, but now it launches but has some slowness issues or crashes. But there is process, as you know what I mean.

More games which stopped working in Catalina are working again as well!
We have tremendous good news! A bunch of games which stopped working in Catalina 64bit. Start working again in CX21! An important Xaudio bug has been resolved, making a lot of Ubisoft games work again, like Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends, Assassin Creed 2, Assassin Creed revelations , Anno 2070 and more. These popular games suffered under this bug in Catalina 10.15 and up, but is now fixed in CX21.

But thats not all, also Steam bugs are solved and working better and faster (no big delays anymore) and more games are working better (like Tomb Raider 2 and Tombraider 4) including improved Directx11 support in 64bit games. Yes, a lot of joy is coming!

Still a lot to do:
Although we certainly won’t complain about CX21, there is still a lot to do. Especially for M1 Apple Silicon support we have a long road to go. It’s improving but we aren’t there yet. But we are happy to see Wine development is going the good way, also for M1 Apple Silicon. I will in the coming time do more videos (Porting Diaries) regarding M1 Apple silicon gaming, to show what is all possible already :)

We are now in the second beta, so I expect only a couple of weeks for the real release. Then we will add some extra patches which will have some better compatibility and then, on the end of the road there we hope to have also the Origin Client back in business again which means all the C&C games, and many others are back playable again in Porting Kit. In short, there are a lot of cool things happing and we hope to have this all in place in a month or so.

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Grand Theft Auto IV for Mac

A community port! Lucas (a Porting Kit user), sent me an e-mail regarding that Grand Theft Auto IV  was working fine in the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy port we released recently. So that’s why we made a separate port for this game in the Porting Kit Database. Thanks to the Porting Kit community we are also expanding the game database. We love you guys being so involved in Porting Kit. And shortly the forums will be reopened as well and then we will have a specific section for that matter up there :) Enjoy the game!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of  Grand Theft Auto IV  here from Kinguin
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
Includes 3 items: Grand Theft Auto IV and the episodes – The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony. This standalone retail title spans three distinct stories, interwoven to create one of the most unique and engaging single-player experiences of this generation. This definitive Grand Theft Auto bundle boasts hundreds of hours of single-player gameplay; a full suite of open-world multiplayer game types limited only by players’ creativity; dozens of eclectic radio stations with hours of music and original dialogue

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Syberia and Syberia 2 port updates and new videos (works also on M1 Apple Silicon Macs)

Great news! Now you have obtained Syberia (or when you are quick to get it now freely!) and Syberia 2, you can play this game on Big Sur and if you have an Apple Silicon Mac, play Syberia and Syberia 2 on that as well! You can find the 2 ports in the Porting Kit game library.

I even made 2 videos about that (Syberia and Syberia 2) playing the games on my M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini. I like the second video the best myself :) Check them out below:

Syberia and Syberia 2 free for 48 hours!!

Great news! If you like adventure games and you haven’t Syberia and Syberia 2 yet, then get them free within 48 hours on GOG.com!  To obtain the 2 games freely click on the get it button on the home page, then it will be added to your account.

Both games are downloadable native for Mac, but are supported up to Catalina and not supported on Big Sur. Well, looks like we need to make it available for Big Sur and M1 Silicon as well. I made Syberia 1 and Syberia 2 already available for Big Sur now and it’s working fine on my Intel Macbook pro 2019. Both games are also tested and working on my Apple 1 Silicon Mac. The ports are now visible in the Porting Kit database. Enjoy!

Get the games free now! But be quick, 48 hours are past in no time!

Deus Ex – Human Revolution for Mac Catalina/Big Sur and up!

We added another awesome title to Porting Kit which was native released for Mac on Mojave and below,  but couldn’t be played on Catalina and Big Sur: Deus Ex – Human Revolution DC  Well we made a port for it so you can play it again on the latest Mac OS  versions :) I played/tested the game on my high-end AMD radeon Macbook pro 2019 and works pretty well. I can imagine that this heavy game may have some performance issues on low-end macs, so I advice a medium to high-end Mac to play the game for best game experience. If you have Porting Kit open already for a while, please restart Porting Kit or refresh the database to see the game in the list with the “new badge”.

***does not work properly on M1 Apple Silicon yet (laggy)****

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Deus Ex – Human Revolution DC  “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
You play Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT specialist who’s been handpicked to oversee the defensive needs of one of America’s most experimental biotechnology firms. Your job is to safeguard company secrets, but when a black ops team breaks in and kills the very scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura for Mac

It seems that Lost Chronicles of Zerzura works nicely in Steambuild 2! So I added the port to the Porting Kit Database. If you love adventure games like Lost Horizon and Secret Files – Tunguska, then this might be something for you :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Lost Chronicles of Zerzura here from Kinguin
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
Join a young inventor on the expedition of his life. A remarkable journey from Spain, across the Mediterranean, to distant Africa; a quest to save his own soul and lives of those he holds most dear.Two brothers operate a workshop that is well ahead of its time in Barcelona of 1514. It’s the time of the golden epoch of the Renaissance, a time of discoveries and inventions; but also the brutal age of the Inquisition.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura for Mac

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura for Mac

Lost Horizon 2 (GOG) source added to Porting Kit

On request I added the GOG.com source of the game Lost Horizon 2! The game has been added to the GOG.com database for quite a while now, but we hadn’t time yet to add it. So no we did. Enjoy this adventure game! Oh and yeah we have Lost Horizon itself (the first one) as well in our database. Thats of the few adventure games I kept playing in my tests :)

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Lost Horizon 2 “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
In the shadow of the Cold War, Fenton Paddock is facing the hardest fight of his life. While the tensions between the superpowers threaten to tear the world apart, the British soldier has to save his family that has been caught by powerful enemies. His adventure leads Fenton far beyond the Iron Curtain and finally onwards to mysterious, uncharted territory. He has to finally face the dark powers of his past and learn what it means to take on responsibility.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Lost Horizon 2 for Mac

Lost Horizon 2 for Mac

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy for Mac

On request, we added Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy to the Porting Kit database! Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy  Includes 3 items: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Mac. All these 3 games can be installed and played in the same steam wrapper. I tested the games on my Intel based Macbook pro 2019 and works great on Catalina and Big Sur! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy here from Kinguin
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
Includes 3 items: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Crime does pay. The hugely successful, highly controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into 3 dimensions in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, Grand Theft Auto 3 puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Survey: What do you wish to be changed in Porting Kit?

Survey: What do you wish to be changed in Porting Kit?

Paulthetall.com has been around about 10 years and Porting Kit about 5 years. We had Porting Kit 3, and were forced to move over to Porting Kit 4 because all of Apple changes in the OS and environment and hardware. But besides that…is Porting Kit satisfactory? Do you miss things, or is the GUI not logic? There seems to be regularly confusion about the working of Porting Kit. What do we miss? where can we improve?

We want to have your input on that. How can we make Porting Kit more logic and easy to use for everyone. Please comment on this post to post things where we can improve on the GUI/logic-ness of Porting Kit. Yes “technically” we may have some things left to work on especially for M1 Apple Silicon Macs, but in this we are dependent on Apple fixes/support in Rosetta and Wine development.

We love to hear from you :)

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