Archive for November 2019

Warhammer 40k Fire Warrior for Mac

In Warhammer 40k Fire Warrior for Mac you are playing in the future of the 41st millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. This classic action game has been added to Porting Kit as well now. Works great! Even on low-end Macs like my Intel HD macbook Air. Relive this classic! You can get this DRM free Windows game on GOG.com which you can install in Porting Kit to play it on your Mac. Have fun!

Game description Warhammer 40K Fire Warrior for Mac:
Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young T’au warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The T’au will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war.

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 Warhammer 40k Fire Warrior 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 Warhammer 40K Fire Warrior game page for more info up here…

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Warhammer 40k Fire Warrior for Mac

Valfaris for Mac

You like Platform? We have many of them in Porting Kit. We also added the recently released: Valfaris for Mac into the Porting Kit database. This Windows game can now be played using the Porting Kit application as native on Windows. I was quite impressed of the performance on my low-end Macbook air. Have fun!

Game description Valfaris for Mac:
After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Key Features

  • Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
  • Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
  • Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
  • Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
  • Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
  • Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
  • Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

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 Valfaris 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 Valfaris game page for more info up here…

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Valfaris for Mac

Space Robinson for Mac

Quite a new game, but now added to the Porting Kit Database: Space Robinson for Mac! Game runs great, even on low end-macs like my Macbook air. It’s fun, fast and retro-like. Quite a nice one to check out. Its always new! Every single level across 3 big locations is procedurally generated, so you will always find a new spot to die! Do you still think you will survive?! But wait! If you are tough enough to storm through a couple of levels, you might make it to an outpost where you can refuel and find hints on what has happened to the colonists.

Game description:
You are an ordinary engineer sent to Colony 21 located on a distant planet to perform maintenance works. You end up surviving a spaceship crash and make it to the abandoned Colony Base. While you are trying to find the answers, you understand that this place is not as friendly as it seems. You are just like a Robinson, trying to survive on a hostile planet lost in outer space.

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 Space Robinson 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 Space Robinson game page for more info up here…

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Space Robinson for Mac

Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles for Mac

Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles for Mac has been ported to Porting Kit! It’s a nice game, on the already ported series of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Compared with the real point and click/walk adventure, this game is more a “hidden objects” game with puzzles.

Game description:
Help Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, investigate the legend of a supernatural hound on the fog-shrouded moorland in England of the 19th century. Immerse yourself into the dangerous world of diabolical curse and discover the truth of the monstrous creature.

Key features:
– Unusual representation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most read book
– Incredible gameplay combining hidden object and puzzle game
– Over 35 locations to explore
– Choose your level of difficulty: additional or limited help and hints, quick or slow hint recharge, easy or hard puzzles and Hidden Objects

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 Sherlock Holmes – Hound Baskervilles 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 Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles game page for more info up here…

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Sherlock Holmes - Hound of Baskervilles for Mac

Sherlock Holmes – Hound of Baskervilles for Mac

Dark Reign and Dark Reign 2 for Mac

We updated the existing Dark Reign for Mac game port and added new the successor: Dark Reign 2 from GOG.com to Porting Kit! Dark Reign 2 works great :) There will until Christmas almost every day a new post or port on the paulthetall.com blog and Porting Kit news tab. An update of Porting Kit with some fixes is on it’s way as well. So much excitement is coming!

Game description:
The Imperium and Freedom Guard war lies in the distant future. Now is the era of another brutal clash between two sword enemies: the wealthy Jovian Detention Authority and the Sprawlers, a ragtag group of revolutionaries. Experience battle from both sides of the bloody front lines. For only then will you know what is it to Reign.

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 Dark Reign + Expansion or Dark Reign 2 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 Dark Reign + Expansion or Dark Reign 2 game page for more info up here… and here…

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Dark Reign and Dark Reign 2 for Mac

Dark Reign and Dark Reign 2 for Mac

Catalina OS 10.15.x update + other good news!

Catalina OS 10.15.x update + other good news!

Dear fellow Porting Kitters :) I have some great news at the Porting front. It looks like Codeweavers, with their Crossover 19 beta release have tackled the 32-bit/64-bit problem. They found a way to translate the 32-bit processes to 64-bit processes with as far as tested not much performance loss. This awesome news means that Porting Kit will “drive along” with this success when the final Crossover 19 release is there and the Engine is accessible for Porting Kit use. Even when that’s done, there might be some other challenges, but the main thing will be finally there. So if we are lucky we can start the new year with a fully Catalina ready Porting Kit where you can keep playing your 32-bit games in the latest Mac OS. If you can’t wait, you can get Crossover up here…  and use it along with Porting Kit when it’s Catalina ready. So when you want to keep using Porting Kit for the the time being, don’t update  to Catalina yet!! Only brought the good news :)

Other good news, we most likely found the bug causing the main exe found after having played a game for a while. Cause is in most cases that you got a pop-up about updating Wineskin to the latest version and when choosing “yes”, it caused the problem, when choosing no, you could keep playing. We are working on the fix, so in the next Porting kit release (coming really soon) that issue is addressed.  With this fix and others, Porting Kit will be a quite stable again.

Cossacks 2 Anthology for Mac

Yes, finally! The long requested Cossacks 2 Anthology for Mac from GOG.com is now available in the Porting Kit database split in 2 game installs: Cossacks 2 – Napoleonic Wars and Cossacks 2 – Battle for Europe. Both game works very nice, although it is required to do a one time action (deselect the “videos” in the in-game settings) before starting your first game. I played a few hours without any issues. It’s a really addictive game.

Game description Cossacks 2 Anthology for Mac:
In Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, lead your 19th century army to glory in this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally acclaimed Cossacks: European Wars. Whether fighting as Napoleon’s highly disciplined “Grande Armée”, the tenacious Russians and their Cossack horseback warriors, the Austrians, Britons, Prussians, or Egyptians, the challenges will be daunting as you master weapons and tactics during a time that redefined modern warfare.

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 Cossacks 2 Anthology 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 Cossacks 2 game pages for more info up here… and here…

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Cossacks 2 Anthology for Mac

Cossacks 2 Anthology for Mac

Capitalism 2 for Mac

I have added past 2 weeks more new game ports then in a whole year :)! So I will making blog posts of them almost daily now. Let’s start with Capitalism 2 for Mac. Added this GOG.com game to Porting Kit a few days ago. Works great! We already had the first Capitalism Plus game in the database, but now with the successor added, the serie is complete.

Game description:
Create and control the business empire of your dreams. This in-depth strategy game covers almost every aspect of business that could be encountered in the real world. Use marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, importing, retailing, and more to become a corporate CEO. Capitalism II features two new campaigns – The Capitalist Campaign and the Entrepreneur Campaign – plus an in-depth tutorial to make the most complex business strategy a breeze to learn.

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 Capitalism 2 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!

Uplay ports updated to latest version of Uplay for best experience!

With joy I can report that all Uplay game ports has been updated to latest Uplay client for best game experience :) The following game ports has been updated:

 

Jack Keane and Jack Keane 2 added to Portingkit!

If you love adventure games, then I have some good news! As well the GOG.com version of Jack Keane and Jack Keane 2 has been ported to Mac and added to Porting Kit! In both games you play Jack Keane who drops in all kind of adventures. The makers claim: “Never has an adventure been as cinematic, fast-paced and humorous, without breaking any of the iconic point & click gameplay rules.State of the art 3D-graphics, gripping action-sequences and the typical bizarre Jack Keanesque humour will be an absolute delight to all adventure fans.”

About Jack Keane (1):
Jack Keane has on GOG.com a Mac version but only works until 10.10, so it’s way out of date and won’t work on the Mac OS for more then 5 years. So I made this Compatible again up to Mac OS Mojave and Catalina and works great, even on lower end Mac’s.

Go to the Jack Keane Porting Kit page up here…

About Jack Keane 2:
A great graphical animation adventure game! Follow-up of the first game, Jack Keane 2 – The Fire Within, latest Wine versions fixed some shadow problems, so I was able to port this game now with issues. The game does however requires at least a medium to high-end Mac, because of the high end graphics in the game, but again works great :D.

Go to the Jack Keane 2 Porting Kit page up here…

You can also of course search the game in the Porting Kit App database. It will contain at the moment (for 2 weeks) a “New” badge on the game icon as you are used to when a new game gets added in Porting Kit.