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CX21 Engine finally there!!!

CX21 Engine finally there!!!

Yes yes yes, it took a while but we finally did it. Gcenx has build a proper CX21 engine which we can use publicly :) This means we have a lot of work to do coming weeks with updating ports, adding new ports, fixing the Origin client (Origin version C&C Series, Need for speed etc. will work again!) Better M1 Apple Sillicon support, and new games (uplay games will work again and new ones added!) pff….too much to tell!

Well I will get to work now! But then you know it’s there and much news is coming up! Keep a very close eye to the blog!!

Hover! (Win95) for Mac

I am happy to inform you that the free Hover! (Windows 95) for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! Who doesn’t know this this old classic on the Windows 95 machines? I remember when we got out Pentium 100 in the end of the nineties which included this game. Never though I would play this classic again (didn’t remember the name of the game) until I recently saw it again. I thought, this classic should added to Porting Kit just as I did with the classic Pinball game “Space Cadet“, (which is also freely available in Porting Kit) because these games are still very popular.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions free games:
1. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
2. Portingkit will create the wrapper and download the game and install it into porting Kit.
3. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
4. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
5. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
6. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
For each level, Hover! will cycle through each of the three mazes, or randomly select one (if that option is set). The goal of each level is to capture all of the blue flags hidden throughout the level (playing as the red hovercraft), before the opposing (blue) team collects all of the red flags. A game starts with having 3 red flags and 3 blue flags in each level, but will go up to 6 flags of each color in higher levels. Higher levels also have more opposing hovercraft and a more difficult AI.

The opponent hovercraft are split into two groups: One group acts as the capture team, trying to secure all the red flags before the player collects all the blue flags, while the other group serves as the protection for the capture team, trying to defend their flags and prevent the player from interfering with the capture team’s efforts. If one of those hovercraft see the player, a tone will sound, like a sonar ping, indicating they’ve seen him and will move to attack.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Ancient Enemy for the Mac

Today another card action game Ancient Enemy! Travel through a scarred landscape with dozens of atmospheric levels, draw power from the Earth, and struggle for the soul of the world itself. Test your skills against a host of foes in unique solitaire-style turn-based combat!. Checked this game on my intel Macbook pro, and works like a charm :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Ancient Enemy “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:
Embark on a dark fantasy adventure and follow the Sellsword, an immortal, as he seeks a purpose in eternal life by joining the Guild of Darksteel. Become one of their immortal mercenaries and investigate the mysterious tunnels underneath the cities of Ravenrock.

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.

 

Guild of Darksteel for Mac

Today we have another port added to Porting kit: Guild of Darksteel for Mac! This platform game brings you back to the medieval times. Explore the fully-realized city of Ravenrock, and interact with its inhabitants. Each character carries a deep story, breathing life into the world of Guild of Darksteel. Friends of foes, their lives won’t leave you unmoved. Checked this game on my intel Macbook pro, and works like a charm :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Guild of Darksteel “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:
Embark on a dark fantasy adventure and follow the Sellsword, an immortal, as he seeks a purpose in eternal life by joining the Guild of Darksteel. Become one of their immortal mercenaries and investigate the mysterious tunnels underneath the cities of Ravenrock.

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.

Back as port in Porting Kit: Septerra Core – Legacy of the Creator!

Back in Porting Kit as Port Septerra Core – Legacy of the Creator! Yeah, since Catalina, this game is for Mac anymore on GOG.com, so we made the port back available again. And yes, it’s working Catalina 10.15 and Big Sur 11 and up. Have fun!

***Because this game has an old Mac version on GOG, you have to change “System” to Windows on your GOG Account download page, otherwise you will download old Mac game files instead of the Windows “Offline backup setup files” which are required for Porting Kit.***

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Septerra Core – Legacy of the Creator “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!

You can find the GOG.com source in the game port when you search the game in Porting Kit on the library tab or check out the game page on the Porting Kit website up here…

Steam Winetrick issue…Steam fails to install (Resolved)!

Update 13:15: Steam Install issue resolved!
From now on the Steam install should now work again. Please note that you might need to restart Porting Kit for changes to go in effect!

Thanks for bearing with us past hours :)

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A quick update here. It seems that steam ports doesn’t install properly at the moment (when you install a steam port for the first time). The Steam Winetrick seems to be broken (happened to appear last night).  You in that case get a message when installing a steam port in the end as in the screenshot below. When you installed a steam port in the close past, it might be that the the Steam Winetrick is already cached, and you don’t have this issue.

We are working to to fix it, might take this day to have this issue resolved.

Porting Kit and game ports runs on Monterey 12.0 Public Beta.

Here a quick update on the recent situation regarding Monterey 12.0 and Porting Kit and the game ports. And we have good news! I tested Porting Kit with some games in Monterey 12.0 public beta, and everything (so far) is working as attended. I tested the Porting Kit application including some games I already installed earlier on Big Sur 11. 5 and those are still working out of the box. So that’s good to know. Secondly, I tested some game installations and these will now run as well. Tested the Pharaoh Installation and that one worked as attend. Also tested a Steam install and login and running a game. All works fine. I still need to check improvements on the M1 Apple Silicon Mac.

Games tested and all working so far:
– Pharaoh Gold
– The Guild Gold
– C&C Tiberian Sun
– C&C Red Alert 2 (DVD)
– C&C Red Alert 3 (Steam)
– Company of Heroes (Steam)
– Jewel Quest 2 and Jewel Quest 3.

So these are great perspectives for the official release of the Monterey 12.0 Mac OS. That all works fine at first sight doesn’t mean that there might be a sporadic port which needs some attention, but the last Mac OS version change (Catalina 10.15 to Big Sur 11) didn’t gave (luckily) not much trouble as well.  Let’s hope this will be kept that way. We had precociously a block on Porting Kit on Mac OS Monterey 12.0m but removed them yesterday.  So everyone who has the public beta of Monterey 12 (minimum Beta 5), can now test and use Porting Kit on it.

Anstoss 3: Der Fußballmanager for Mac

On request! Anstoss 3: Der Fußballmanager for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! The game works very nicely and has been tested on my intel based Macbook Pro 2019. Please note that Anstoss 3: Der Fußballmanager is only available in German. While the rules of football/soccer remain universal, knowing the language of the four-time World Cup winners might be very useful to finish the game.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Anstoss 3: Der Fußballmanager “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:
As with its predecessors, Anstoss 3 focuses on entertainment, intricate management gameplay and all the realism and excitement of club football. Featuring real 3D simulations, deep management gameplay, and an assortment of options for post-match windfall, such as a stadium expansion, Anstoss 3 is the football management fan’s dream.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Anstoss 3: Der Fußballmanager for Mac

Thrillville: Off the Rails GOG port!

As you may know, GOG.com added recently Thrillville: Off the Rails to their game catalog. This was a good opportunity to add the GOG.com source of the game into Porting Kit as well. So here we are! If you purchased Thrillville: Off the Rails on GOG.com you will now be able to install and play the game DRM free out of the box :) Have fun!

You can find the GOG.com source in the game port when you search the game in Porting Kit on the library tab or check out the game page on the Porting Kit website up here…

Star Trek Voyager – Elite Force for Mac

Another Star Trek game just released on GOG.com added to Porting Kit: Star Trek Voyager – Elite Force for Mac! Tested it on my intel based Macbook Pro with AMD Radeon GFX card and works perfectly in the 1024×768 resolution. Somehow cannot choose a widescreen resolution which fits properly and thus makes a small window instead. So 1024×768 for my Macbook is best way to go for now unless I find a config ini somewhere where you can adjust the resolution manually.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek Voyager – Elite Force “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:
One blast from destruction, the U.S.S. Voyager is mysteriously transported into a hull space infested with danger. As part of Voyager’s elite Hazard Team, you must defend it from a host of scavenging aliens, then infiltrate a Borg Cube and derelict vessels to eradicate your deadly foes. The Quake III Arena™ engine powers the dynamic gameplay as you fight for survival through 40 ultra-intense single-player missions and 16 multiplayer arenas. It’s first-person shooter action that won’t quit. But, be prepared-if Voyager is destroyed, humanity won’t be far behind…

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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