Archive for February 2020

Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance Wildfire for Mac (Catalina OS)

After a time of testing of existing ports and handling with issues with Porting Kit within Catalina 10.15.x OS. I can finally focus on some new game ports. So yesterday I added Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire to the Porting Kit which is Catalina Compatible. The old GOG.com version is not compatible anymore and was malfunctioning. That’s why I made these ports available again in Porting Kit. I tested both games for a bit and works brilliantly :)

Game description:
Jagged Alliance 2 features: perfect blend of strategy, roleplaying and tactical combat; dozen of new weapons; 150+ individual in-game characters; realistic combat physics; and more than 10,000 lines of digitalized speech. The only thing missing is YOU. 

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Jagged Alliance 2 or Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Jagged Alliance 2 game pages for more info up here… and here…

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Games testing and updates in Catalina full in the works…

Games testing and updates in Catalina full in the works...

Yeah, time is not standing still here. We are working hard on Porting Kit, Wineskin, and testing games in Catalina at the same time. While we are still working on getting games Catalina ready and testing as many games we can on Catalina to map the games which works and the ones who don’t and trying to fix them. The counter is now on 6 games which are 16bit and do not work on 64bit OS. We hope to get a fix for those in the future, but until now they are not working. I keep a List on tested games on this page… which contains a list of both working and non-working games in Catalina.

When using Catalina with Porting Kit you need to make sure of the things below:
– SIP is Disabled  –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpMtnhqZZQ
– The Porting Kit app is located in the “Apps/Applications” folder
– You updated to Latest Catalina version (10.15.3 at the moment)

In this quest of testing of games in Catalina I fixed a bunch of games as well which at first didn’t work in Catalina. These were:
– Anno 1404
– Anno 1701
– Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
– Port Royale
Port Royale 2
– Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty

Until now 64 most popular games are tested and fixed. Of course most of the games will work automatically in Catalina, but it’s always good to have all games officially tested in Catalina. If you want to keep SIP enabled you can still use Crossover in the meantime.

Find the whole list up here…

Games tested in Catalina so far!

Here an quick update of games tested in Catalina (with SIP disabled).  Of course most games will work normally in Catalina as previous OS versions, but here at least a list of what I tested and know it works. Most Steam and Uplay games will work fine in Catalina as well. If you run into issues with some games in Catalina (except the known error “Error while listing folder contents” when creating wine prefix, that happens when SIP is enabled), then please let us know so I can take a look.

Tested by me Catalina games known to work:
Age of Empires 2 HD (Steam)
Age of Empires 3 (Steam)
Age of Mythology
Alan Wake
Anno 1404
Anno 1503
Anno 1602
Anno 1701
Banished
Caesar 3
Caesar 4
Civilization 2
Company of Heroes (Steam)
C&C Tiberian Sun
Close Combat – Panthers in the Fog
Close Combat – Gateway to Caen
Commandos Behind Enemy Lines
Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty
Dune 2000
Diablo
Diablo 2
Empire Earth
Emperor – Rise of a Middle Kingdom
Fallout Tactics
Fallout 3
Fallout New Vegas
GTA 2
Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Heroes of Might and Magic 4
Heroes of Might and Magic V
Live for Speed
Medal of Honor Warchest
Might and Magic 8
Neverwinter Nights 
Neverwinter Nights 2
Pathologic HD
Pharaoh + Cleopatra
Pinball Space Cadet
Port Royale
Port Royale 2
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sim City 3000 – Unlimited
Spintires (Steam)
Star Wars – Battlefront 2
Star Wars Empire at War
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
Star Wars Rebelion
Stronghold HD
Stronghold Crusader
Stronghold Crusader 2
Submarine Titan
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim (Steam)
The Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind
Trackmania Nations Forever
Tombraider IV
Tombraider II
Valiant Hearts (Uplay)
Zeus & Poseidon

Tested and doesn’t work in Catalina yet:
Red Alert (16bit)
Command & Conquer (16bit)
Tomb Raider III (16bit)
Fallout (16bit)
Fallout 2 (16bit)
Soldiers Heroes of WW 2 (Will probably work when more engines get available for Catalina)

Age of Mythology Extended Edition for Mac

Age of Mythology Extended Edition for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! I tested the Steam game on Catalina (with SIP disabled) without issues. When using the new launcher you will see just as in Age of Empires 2 HD no test, so you have to click on the first option to launch the game.

Game description:
The classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals. Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies’ strength. Call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scatter opposing troops with lightning storms. 

1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library tab and click install.
3. After installation close the steam installer.
4. Click “Play” to start the Windows Steam and login with your Account.
5. Then if you don’t own the game yet get the steam serial cheap on Kinguin.
6. Download and play the game.

Go to the Age of Mythology HD  game page for more info up here…

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Top Games Coming This Year!

Top Games Coming This Year!

With hundreds of video games set to be unveiled in 2020, it’s going to be a huge year for the gaming world. For many gamers, several highly anticipated titles will consume the larger part of our time, but you can also expect a few surprises as the year unfolds. Here are the top five games coming in 2020.

Doom Eternal

Whether you’re an avid gamer or spend most of your time at us-online-casino.us tracking the best online casino, Doom Eternal is a title you don’t to miss. The sequel to 2016’s Doom reboot will be unveiled on 20th March this year, and it will be available on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

Doom Eternal promises to open the Terra Firma itself to the horrors of Hell, something that Doomguy is not happy about. As such, players should be ready for another epic battle against the underworld’s pantheon of demonic nasties.

Half-Life: Alyx

Set to be released in March this year on PC, this new half-life game is set to stand between the events of the game’s first and second release. You get to play as Alyx Vance who has the fate of the world in his hands.

As part of the growing resistance, you’ll be trying to take on an alien race called the Combine and help keep humanity alive. The game developers, Valve, revealed that the game would also involve puzzle-solving, visceral combat, and environmental interactions.

Persona 5 Royal

In what seems like the enhanced edition of the Persona 5 game, the Phantom Thieves are set to come to life again in full swing. However, Persona 5 Royal introduces a new semester, new characters, a new area and additional storylines. The royal is not only a great reason to dive in and tuck into the amazing adventure if you missed it the first time, but also an excellent excuse to get your heart stolen by the beautiful Phantom thieves again.

Resident Evil 3 Remake

It’s official; Capcom will be releasing the Resident Evil 3 remake in April this year, reuniting us with Carlos Oliveria and Jill Valentine.  The horrific villain nemesis will also be making a comeback, and things are expected to get hotter compared to the Resident Evil 2 remake.

If the second remake is anything to go by, the return of 3 is expected to be epic as it takes us on another zombie-infested fright fest. It will be great to see the original 1999 release take a new face, and the developers have already revealed it will be available in PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Godfall

Being among the first few games set to be unveiled on Sony’s next-generation console, Godfall will land on PS5 towards the end of the year. Counterplay, the developer, describes the game as a loot-driven action RPG that focuses on real-time combat. The new title is set in a fantasy world packed with heroic knights, forbidden realms and arcane magic. Fortunately, the game will be available in both solo and co-op mode and PC gamers won’t be left out either.

Heroes Might & Magic1 + 2 Gold Massive speed improvement (fix).

Good news. We had complaints of people mentioning that Heroes Might and Magic and Heroes Might and Magic 2 Gold was quite slow (low performance). Well this fix brings light and day difference in the game. So if you own the game already, reinstall and enjoy the game and if you wanna try the games out get the games on GOG.com here… and here… Have fun!

Changes:
– Massive speed/performance improvements.

Tested the games on both Catalina (SIP disabled) and Mojave and High Sierra. All work great.

Might of Magic 8 game port fixed.

It seemed that Might of Magic 8 had a bug crashing Porting Kit while installation of the game. The cause of the issue was the custom Wineskin not supporting X11 anmore. We addressed the problem by making the game Macdriver compatible using “Software 3D” rendering of the game. This in combination with “GDI” Directdraw rendering, the game now is fully install-able and playable again :) An important setting is now required to do in the game “configuration utility”. You need to select “Software 3D” and keeping the “full screen” option in tact before launching the game in order to play the game properly.

When you search the game now in the Porting Kit database, you will find that the game has the usual “updated” badge visible in the game icon.  Have fun!
Read more about the game on the Portingkit game page up here…