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High Sierra…. yes or No?

High Sierra is available in the app store!! Many people are updating their OSX now to the latest High Sierra one. Is the new OS good news for Porting Kit?

A clear answer for now: Please wait until we tested it completely. At least if you still want to play your games. Why? It seems that it works fine with a SSD Mac with High Sierra, but brought massive issues on a normal SATA HDD drive for Wineskin, and thus also for Porting Kit. Winetricks were failing and port creation. It may be the specific beta build of High Sierra I used, but we aren’t sure until we check the final version.

In short, don’t upgrade until you hear a green light from here! We keep you guys posted….

 

Might and Magic 6-pack Limited edition for Mac

Yes that’s Right! We added Might and Magic 2 for Mac, Might and Magic 3 for Mac, Might and Magic 4 + 5 for Mac and Might and Magic 6 for Mac! All 5 games are bundled in the Might and Magic 6-pack Limited edition, a game bundle containing all six Might and Magic games. Only the First one: “Might and Magic Book I”, is not functioning properly, but the rest works great!

Because the games mentioned are separate game downloads on the GOG.com library, I needed  to make multiple ports for it. Find the games + game pages below:
Might and Magic 2
Might and Magic 3
Might and Magic 4 + 5
Might and Magic 6

 Game description:
Might and Magic is one of the most recognized RPG series, offering hundreds of hours of gameplay and is considered a genre defining example. Experience the Legend!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the Might and Magic 6-pack Limited edition game from GOG.com when you don’t own it yet.
3. Download the setup file of the specific Might and Magic game from your GOG.com game library.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the specific Might and Magic  game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the Might and Magic game click “exit” and then in Porting Kit click “Play”!

Might and Magic 6-pack Limited edition for Mac

Comanche 4 for Mac

Helicopter sim fans attention please! Because Comanche 4 for Mac has arrived in Porting Kit! I tested this Steam game and played about 30 minutes  without any issues. I tested the keyboard controls and works just fine. In Comanche 4  you can choose multiple camera views, in how you want to play the game. Like in arcade (from behind the chopper) or simulator mode (from the cockpit). 

Game description:
The best-selling Comanche series returns with this fast-paced action game that places you at the controls of a Comanche RAH-66 helicopter. In 6 single player campaigns and multiplayer, the game combines serious firepower with effortless controls and stunning, interactive terrain.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the  Comanche 4  (Steam serial) from Kinguin when you don’t own it yet.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the Comanche 4 game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of Windows Steam click “exit” and then in Porting Kit click “Play”!
5. Windows Steam will launch, login, add the serial and download and play!

Go for more info to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Star Wars – Rogue Squadron 3D for Mac

Star Wars – Rogue Squadron 3D for Mac joins Porting Kit! I ported the game on request. The game runs great and brings back old memories for many gamers on multiple platforms! Now you can play it back on your Mac again! I finished 2 missions without any issues on my low-end Mac, so fun awaits you all!

Game description:
It is a time of great rejoicing in the galaxy. Luke Skywalker, with the help of Wedge Antilles, has blown up the Death Star. But there is little time to celebrate. The mighty Empire is gathering strength for a determined, all-out assault on the Rebel forces.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the Star Wars – Rogue Squadron 3D game from GOG.com when you don’t own it yet.
3. Download the setup file from your GOG.com game library.
3. Then when you own Crossover use the Crosstie here… to install the game. Or in Porting Kit search the Star Wars Rogue Squadron game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game click “exit” and then in Porting Kit click “Play”!

Go for more info to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Star Wars - Rogue Squadron 3D for Mac

Knights of Honor Steam source added

It seems the Gamersgate version of Knights of Honor is not available anymore, so I added the Steam version of Knights of Honor. On Kinguin the game is only $3,65, so if you like the classic don’t hesitate get it there. The Gamersgate source will be kept available for now, for the people who still own the Gamersgate version. Have fun!

Changes:
– New game Icon (see below)
– Steam source added of Knights of Honor

Go to the game page up here…

Warhammer 40k Space Marine for Mac

Another big title has been added to Porting Kit. Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine for Mac! I ported the game after a tip of  a Porting Kit user, (thanks David), and now it  is added to Porting Kit, I tested the game on my low-end Macbook air, and although it runs quite nice on that system, a medium-end/high end Mac is recommended for best performance and enjoyment. played about 30 minutes (2 chapters) without any issues. Have fun!

Game description:
In Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless battles. A millions-strong Ork horde has invaded an Imperial Forge World, one of the planet-sized factories where the war machines for humanity’s never ending battle for survival are created. Losing this planet is not an option, but a darker and far more evil threat is lurking large in the shadows of this world.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine (Steam serial) from Kinguin when you don’t own it yet.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the Warhammer Space Marine game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of Windows Steam click “exit” and then in Porting Kit click “Play”!
5. Windows Steam will launch, login, add the serial and download and play!

Go for more info to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Warhammer 40k Space Marine for Mac

PES 2018 will not work for now on Mac (64bit + Directx11)

Here a small post before it rains requests and questions. As you may know PES 2018 (Pro Evolution Soccer) has just been released for PS4, PC etc. (not Mac). So it’s quite obvious to think that it will be released for Porting Kit soon as well, besides, PES 2016 and PES 2017 are also available in Porting Kit right? Wrong! Yes, PES 2016 and PES 2017 are available in Porting Kit, but Konami Switched from Directx9 to Directx11 and went from also 32bit to 64bit only…

This means no PES 2018 for Mac for now, because Directx11 and 64bit Wine is still limited supported, an still will be for quite some time. ETA when it does? 1 year? 2 years? We will found out when time passes by. But, one comfort, you can still enjoy the game in earlier releases (2016/2017).

 

Age of Empires 3 Wrapper update!

here a quick wrapper update of Age of Empires 3. It seems that after the massive wrapper updates of the Steam games to an updated Steam fix, that Age of Empires 3 had a bug in the specific Wine Engine. The serial couldn’t be added in full (only 4 of the 5 characters) in the fields. This is fixed in this update. Enjoy the game!

Changes:
– Fixed bug with serial input at start of the game.

Get the game cheap here… and go to the Age of Empires 3 game page up here…

Spintires for Mac

Good news! Because Spintires for Mac has returned to Porting Kit/Paulthetall.com. Game now works also on Intel Iris (and Nvidia and AMD Radeon). I even made a video tutorial about how to install the game + some gameplay. Have fun!

Game Description:
Spintires is an Intel® award winning off-road driving experience designed to challenge the player’s driving skill and endurance.  Take responsibility of operating large all-terrain Soviet vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with only a map and compass to guide you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fuelling stations, garages and lumber mills. 

Check out the game page with more info + install instructions up here…

Porting Kit 2.8 Released!

Wow, a lot has happened, but Porting Kit is advancing more and more with great features and now also in beauty in Version 2.8! You can now change the themes to a couple of other ones like the “Boxer Dark Shelf” or the “Boxer Classic Shell”, to make your Porting Kit look awesome! You can do that in the Porting Kit Settings. We also show pages instead of one giant list of games. This will safe memory and improves speed. You can update your Porting Kit manually using the top bar “Porting Kit” button and then “Check for updates”. Enjoy!

There has been changed too much too tell under the hood, but you can read that all extendedly on the release notes…

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