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(Sticky) M2 Apple Silicon Macbook Pro funding campaign!

I am not really the “begging” for funding guy, but the need for an M2 MacBook pro for testing purposes, and the recent economy, forces me to make an exception. As you may know I am busy with a lot of testing to make games work on even the latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs. But it seems that the M1 Apple Silicon MacBook air, is able to run games which somehow doesn’t run on M1/M2 MacBook/iMac/Mac Pro’s. In order for good testing I need a M2 MacBook Pro device (now dependent on tests by other users). While those devices are quite costly I will put up a funding campaign so I will be able to support all new Macs! The MacBook Pro costs € 1.619 (in the Netherlands), and when the amount is reached, this crowdfunding post will be un-stickied.

 €630= 39% pledged so far! thanks so much!

Every amount of support is really appreciated and can be done by Paypal or direct deposit (for the last one sent me an e-mail for details) or become a Patron for a while. For the ones who will support me is directly investing and building in making Mac gaming on new Apple Silicon possible. The never-ending gratitude from everyone using Porting Kit and a personal thanks is credited to you as an supporter.

I will make this post sticky for a while so, scroll the page down for the latest news.

Time for more “Windows” Apps in Porting Kit!

Yes, it has been a hot topic, but yes we want to fill up Porting Kit with more Applications which seem to have only have a Windows version. As you may have noticed we already have already a filter in Porting Kit to filter out “Games” or “Software”, so now it gets also time to really fill the database up with more Windows Software ports!

I want to start with some free very popular Windows apps into Porting Kit which has no Mac version (or recent Mac versions/dropped support for Mac) or full apps which can be unlocked to full versions with a key or something.

Fill the comments of this post with suggestions and I will take a look what’s possible in my power to add them to Porting Kit!

Difference between Windows application and Web application - GeeksforGeeks

Prince of Qin for Mac!

It took a bit since the last port, but finally found some time for doing some porting again :) When the new CX22 Engine is there (very soon) there will be of course a lot more of goodies coming up, but until then updates and new ports. Today Prince of Qin!! A very nice golden olden RPG game!

This game had quite some tweaking required, also for making it playable for M1 Apple Silicon. So I am happy with the result :) Played it for a bit on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook air in 1440×900 and works great! Enjoy this gem!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Prince of Qin “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:
Prince of Qin is an action RPG that blends fighting and strategic elements in a voyage through the ancient Qin Dynasty. Meet over 70 NPCs based on real historical characters in over 100 different settings including the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors Tomb. Use a variety of weapons, equipment and abilities to fight for your cause and search for the treasure that will bring you closer to the Emperor’s throne.

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Prince of Qin for Mac

Caesar III port updated to HD remake (compatible with Latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon!)

Great news! Another mod/remake update of an golden oldie city-builder game! This time Caesar 3! I used the “Julius” open source remake project which adds some extra features comparing the original game:

  • Support for widescreen resolutions (important for latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs)
  • Windowed mode support for 32-bit desktops
  • A lot of small in-game quality of life improvements
  • Support for the high-quality MP3 files once provided on the Sierra website

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Caesar 3 from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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

Crossover 22 released!

Crossover 22 released!

Great news! Crossover 22 has been released by Codeweavers! Crossover has been updated to Wine 7.7 which includes over 10,000 improvements and better support for Directx11 games (64bit).

We are working hard to get a CX22 engine in Portingkit as well, but it takes a bit of time (weeks). Until that time or if you prefer Crossover above Porting Kit, then enjoy Crossover 22! By buying the application using the links up here you are a direct supporter of Porting Kit!

22.0.0 CrossOver features – August 23, 2022

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 22 includes Wine 7.7, with over 10,000 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Complete redesign of CrossOver user interface.
    • Update to Wine Mono 7.2.
    • Update to vkd3d 1.4.
  • macOS:
    • Gaming performance improvements.
    • Update to MoltenVK 1.1.10.
    • Rocket League playable with wined3d.
  • Linux:
    • Initial support for DirectX 12.
    • Fixes for Office 2016/365 bugs.

Pharaoh Gold Compatible with latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs now!

As you already know I have been busy for a few weeks already updating good old games which has low Res with Mods, patches and fixes. So also for Pharaoh Gold I recently added a widescreen patch which will make the game now 1280×800 in resolution which runs also on the latest M2 Apple silicon Macs :) Of course Caesar III, Empire – Rise of Middle Kingdom and Zeus + Poseidon will follow soon as well. Keep an eye on the blog coming weeks!

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Pharaoh Gold from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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

Diablo wrapper update using a MOD including M1/M2 Fix!

I am happy to announce that Diablo has been updated with the DevolutionX mod which overall fixes a bunch of bugs including the startup menu and intro which makes it as it supposed to be as on a Windows machine! As a bonus it supports multiplayer (not battle.net but other server) and it also works on M1 and M2 Apple Silicon Macs!

I almost gave up for Diablo as well if I didn’t run into the DevolutionX mod. Seems like regularly when I want to give up for a certain game, a solution pop-ups in the end (unfortunately this didn’t worked out for all games)! Anyway, I am sure I made a lot of users happy with this one :D So get Diablo if you don’t own the game yet and Have fun!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Locomotion now M1/M2 Apple Silicon Compatible and Widescreen!

As you know, I am in a quest for making loads of older (low resolution = 640×480/800×600/1024×768) games compatible with also the latest M1 Apple Silicon Macs and the M2! This is a time consuming effort, which requires lots of testing, searching and investigation. Therefore it also gives the satisfaction when I finally get it to work :) So hereby the announcement of the updated widescreen port of Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion in 1280×720 resolution (Full screen)! I almost gave up at this one, but a last resort finally worked :D

Check out the screenshot below to get the feeling. For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Myst IV Revelation (now totally) M1/M2 Apple Silicon Ready!

A few previous posts showed that I updated Myst IV – Revelation for M1 Apple Silicon (tested on M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air), however on M2 Apple Silicon and M1 Macbook Pro’s it still didn’t work because of the 1024×768 resolution. However, after research (and lots of testing) I have the game M2 and M1 Macbook Pro ready while the game now runs in 1600×900 resolution :D! Yes, widescreen resolution gameplay and videos!

How that looks like? Check out the screenshot below. For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Myst IV – Revelation from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Heroes of Might and Magic 4 Mod patch and Apple Silicon fix.

We already informed about the HD fix of Heroes 3, but we are happy to inform that we have also added a fix/mod for Heroes of Might and Magic 4!This patch fixes the issue for M1 Apple Silicon + some extra bonuses.

So in short. If you love the features and have the game already installed, then delete the port and reinstall the port for the extra patch package!

Here also counts, because of the changes and extra install instructions of the MOD, I made a new video tutorial which can be seen below and is also added in the game port video. Have fun!!

Linux Porting Kit version in Alpha, testers requested!

Great news! Vitor made a lot of progress with the Linux version of Porting Kit. We are now in the phase where we can use a bunch of testers to test every inch of the app for Linux usage! So if you have a Linux machine/partition, then contact us using the contact form, and Vitor will provide you access to the Linux version of Porting Kit. At the moment Port Creation is working with a couple of basic engines and X11 support (Mac driver is of course not available in Linux) which works quite well in Linux. The app will be updated regularly with major changes.

Teaser video Linux Porting Kit.

In short: Sign up for access using the contact forum when interested!

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