Archive for August 2019

Portingkit and Wineskin fixes and Mac OS Catalina (64-bit only)!

Portingkit and Wineskin fixes and Mac OS Catalina (64-bit only)!

Since the unofficial Wrapper was integrated, there seems there have been some nasty bugs in Portingkit. Most of the problems were related on both sides having a few issues which ended up in some install failures. Most of them are now luckily fixed and Porting Kit is because of that much more stable now. Thanks to some good troubleshooting of Gcenx and Vitor, we have Portingkit way more where we want it to be.

Update upcoming 64bit only 10.15 Catalina:
Although the good news above, here also a status update of the coming of the new Mac OS 10.15 Catalina. We haven’t processed a lot yet because of lot’s work/business in out private lives. The first focus is a Linux version, which is in development, but is still in starting fase. So there is still lots of work to do. One thing is for sure, we will not make it when the New OS Catalina gets released. We will do our best to get a something “Virtual” around, but it will be quite later after the release of Catalina.

So if you still want to use Porting Kit after release of Catalina, make sure you turn off the the automatic update. Because if you update to Mac OS Catalina, 32bit will be totally dead and portingkit itself will open up fine, but the 32bit games will not launch anymore. “But if you create a 64bit engine, will the games then not work?” No because the games itself are still 32bit and calls one 32bit processes, which simply cannot be done anymore. Simply and plainly, Apple pulls the plug and it seems there is no way back…. So the advise!? Don’t update to OS Catalina if you love (older) games!!!

Gobliiins pack for Mac

Someone mentioned to me that the Gobliiins trilogy of Gamersgate wasn’t for sale anymore and requested the GOG.com Gobliiins pack version which I also own. So I checked it out and I ported the 3 games in 3 separate games because they have separate installers. So if you buy/own the pack, then you have all 3 games in one sale. The games work all great :) Enjoy Gobliiins pack for Mac!

Game description:
Would you like to play something with tough puzzles and laughing-out-loud humour? What about something full of funny characters, featuring mind-bending plots and brain-teasing puzzles?
Help the King regain his sanity after he got turned into a raving lunatic, save the kidnapped prince and interview Queen Xina and King Bodd who have been fighting for years. You will be confronted by surprise after surprise and will have to face the most unexpected enemies. Enjoy good, old-fashioned fun for everyone.

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Gobliiins pack from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Go to the game pages here:
Gobliiins
Gobliins 2 – The Prince Buffoon
Goblins Quest 3

Or simply search the games in the Porting Kit database, remember the game names are different, so search for “gobli” and they should appear all :)