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Medal of Honor Warchest Wrapper update With Multiplayer fix + Widescreen Utility!

And here another extensive video tutorial about Medal of Honor Warchest, which has been updated in Porting Kit. In this video I explain the total install process from scratch to end using Porting Kit including the Widescreen Utility (to adjust resolution to widescreen resolution like 1920×1080) and the long awaited Multiplayer fix!! As you all may know, Gamespy stopped supplying support for game servers, so mohreborn took over that job, and now there are over 300 game servers available again! So where are you waiting for? Get the game from GOG, install it in Porting Kit and play! And maybe we will meet (Paulthetall) some time in one of the multiplayer rooms! Enjoy!

Check the Medal of Honor Game page up here…

Red Alert 2 Porting Kit video tutorial + many more!

On request we made past weeks dozens of instruction videos to make people more familiar with Porting Kit. The Porting Kit is out of itself quite easy to use, but to embrace the new comers, we made video tutorials where the game gets installed from scratch into Porting Kit. Because Red Alert 2 is one of the most popular ones, I made a very clear install tutorial (see below) which can of course also be found in the port itself.

Besides Red Alert 2 we created over 25 other video install tutorials for like: Grand Theft Auto 2, Anno 1602 and Commandos 2 and Commandos 3 and many more!

We will add many more videos coming time so if you have any requests, mail it to us so we can prioritize the creation of the videos.

Kingdoms and Castles released for Mac and Linux

Lion Shield just released released a new city builder game on GOG.com called: Kingdoms and Castles! It has much from Banished  and other city builder games like Anno 1503 in combination with “blocky” graphics. Kingdoms and Castles is priced $9,99 on GOG, and has high ratings of user reviews, so it looks promising. Check out the trailer below for some game-play and a first impression.

Game Description:
Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Tangledeep for Mac & Linux released on GOG.com

Tangledeep for Mac & Linux has been released on GOG.com! “For hundreds of years, people have lived in the safety of underground settlements and villages – where the only route to the surface is “Tangledeep,” a mysterious and ever-changing labyrinth. With memories of the surface world long forgotten, you set out for the labyrinth to discover what lies above…” Although the game is still under development, it has a launch discount of -10% for a week, putting a total price tag on $11,99. Check out the trailer below for some visuals.

Game Description:
Tangledeep combines the 16-bit graphics and polish of classic SNES-era RPGs with elements from roguelikes and dungeon crawlers to create a magical experience for players of all skill levels. Trapped in underground villages with no memory of the world at the surface, you must survive an ever-changing labyrinth to discover what lies above. Experience rich, tactical, turn-based gameplay as you explore a sprawling dungeon that’s different each time you play. Tangledeep features a customizable job system and hundreds of collectible items that allow you to approach each playthrough in a totally new way!

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

All Steam games fixed!

All Steam games fixed!

Great news! In follow-up of the recent incident in the steam client after their latest update which broke the Steam client in all  the game wrappers in Porting Kit. We now fixed all Steam games past 2 days. So all Steam games have an updated wrapper available in Porting Kit now. If you have Crossover, the problem is fixed as well in their latest update. See also previous blog post.

How do I implant the fix for my Steam game?
The fix is in the updated wrapper in Porting Kit. So you have to trash your non-working Steam game wrapper in Porting Kit and have to re-install the game by searching the game on the server tab (refresh the list first using the refresh button) which will be marked “new” (if you check today :P, after 2 days that stamp will be automatically be removed in Porting Kit) and then install it again. Saved games might get lost in this process. Also because we needed to update the Wine version to the latest version, the game may improve speed and stability. It also may occur because of the Wine version change that in a few occasions the game may run into some issues, it previously didn’t had. If that’s the case, notify us immediately so we can take a look into the problem and fix it.

This “fix” method is only for people who had the Steam wrapper already installed before the Steam update problem occurred. If you install the game for first time, then the Steam game will just work right away as attended. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we depend on Wine and we don’t have control over the changes/updates Steam/Uplay/Origin do in their game clients which may break the client in Wine. We can only try to fix it as soon as we can when they occur.

The Porting Kit/Paulthetall.com team.

Crossover 16.2.5 released with Steam fix. 

Good news for the Crossover users. Codeweavers released an update (V16.2.5of their Crossover product which fixes the Steam issue + a few other things. So if you have Crossover and you have Steam, apps installed, then those apps should run again without problems after update. Find below the latest changes:

16.2.5 CrossOver – July 12, 2017

  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a bug which caused Steam to crash on startup.
    • Fixed a bug which caused Heroes of Might and Magic to freeze on startup.
    • Fixed a bug which caused certain Excel 2013 documents to load very slowly.

If you don’t own Crossover yet, and are interested, then try Crossover for 14 days up here…

Crysis 2 for Mac

While Steam has now a workaround, we continue with a new ported Origin game: Crysis 2 for Mac! I was quite impressed how well the game runs on even my  medium end Intel Iris iMac! I recently ported the First Crysis as well, so this one is a real welcoming as well. I added a recording of some gameplay of the game in Porting Kit. Find the video embedded below. Enjoy this one!

Game description:
In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city’s myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed. The city’s systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you’ve never seen it before. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen. 

Go straight to the game page for the simple install steps up here…

Beholder released for Mac

GOG.com released Beholder for Mac! As you play the game, you’ll interact with many characters and complete dozens of quests. You’ll also make decisions that will affect the way the story unfolds. This will lead to one of several game endings – the ending you have earned!

Game description:
Welcome to a grim dystopian future. A totalitarian State controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go. However, that is simply a facade that hides your real mission…

get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Steam ports are temporarily unfunctional

Update 13-7.2 (VitorMM)
Since we gonna take a while updating the Steam ports to use the latest Staging engine, I’ll explain for those who prefer not to wait: how to install any of our Steam ports with Wine Staging 2.12. Firstly, you need to update the Porting Kit to the latest version (at the moment it’s 2.6.127, but in case you are seeing that in the future, it may be any superior version as well). Now open the description of the game that you want to install and press More -> Advanced installation. A process very similar to the normal installation will start, but in the end you gonna see a dialog with options for chaging some of the installation parameters (engine, DRM clients and X11/MacDriver). Change the engine to WS9WineStaging2.12 and press Ok. That should install the port using that engine instead.

There is no warranty that this is going to work for any of the Steam games, but it’s the best try until we can update them all. Age of Empires II HD is the only Steam port updated so far to use the Wine Staging 2.12 engine.

 

Update 13-7 (Paulthetall)
There is a fix available implanted in Wine Staging 2.12 which addresses the issue. I will update some game ports with the engine which will also update the game port itself. About the main problem itself, it looks like a Steam issue, not related to Wine. So this may be fixed by Steam itself with an update, or we will add the Wine staging 2.12 engine update to all Steam games to adress the issue which may cause cause some issues with a couple of games (which needs to be reported when experiencing issues). Or we will update the Engines one by one with some testing (takes longer).  Anyhow, hold on, we are working on it.

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Valve just released a new update for Steam, and its latest version has stopped working in Wine. The WineHQ community is working on a patch to fix the issue:

https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43315

We are also trying to find solutions that may work in old Wine versions. In the meanwhile, if you have a working Steam port, DON’T ALLOW IT TO UPDATE. Once the port starts the update download, press Cancel and then launch the port again. It should run without downloading the update. If it tries to download the update again, cancel it and wait until we have a fix for the problem, or turn-off your Wi-Fi (or unplug your ethernet port if that’s the case) while playing the game. If you let Steam update, wait for future instructions.

If you want to install a Steam port, wait until we can find a fix and update the Steam installation script with it. We gonna keep you all informed.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 for Mac

Here another great Origin game launch in Porting Kit! Battlefield Bad Company 2 for Mac! The port will install the Windows Origin in porting kit so you will able to download the game into Origin and play the game. The game needs a decent Mac (Medium/high-end) to get the best enjoyment in higher video settings. Below a video of some gameplay on my intel Iris iMac using Porting Kit. Have fun with this one!

Game description:
Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a first-person shooter, and sequel to Electronic Arts’ 2008 release, Battlefield Bad Company. Following the continuing combat adventures of misfits of the US Army’s Company “B,” Bad Company 2 features the characteristic humor and grit of the Bad Company series, as well as a variety of gameplay improvements and additions.

Go straight to the game page for the simple install instructions here…

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