Archive for May 2020

Star Wars – Knights of the Old Republic for Mac OS Catalina and Above (and below)

Another Star Wars Classic!! I ported the GOG.com version of Star Wars – Knights of the Old Republic! The creators dropped support for Catalina, So I made it Catalina compatible. I even made a video tutorial of the game install and some gameplay (check it below). Game works great. The Game of course works in Mac OS Mojave 10.14.x  and below as well (from 10.9.x) :) The game is called “Star Wars – KOTOR” (because of the long name) in the Porting Kit database, so don’t search on “old republic” or something ;) Have fun! 

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Star Wars – Knights of the Old Republic “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

For more info go to the porting Kit game page up here…

Star Wars Battlefront (Classic 2004) for Mac!

Great news! On many request I finally ported the GOG.com version of Star Wars – Battlefront! I even made a video tutorial of the game install and some gameplay (check it below). Game works great, LAN function should work, the “GOG Galaxy” multiplayer does not (in future it will be added). If you have hamachi or other VPN like software you should be able to play LAN across the world. Played a few levels on my Catalina OS Macbook Pro and works great. Game of course works in Mac OS Mojave 10.14.x  and below as well (from 10.9.x) :) Have fun! 

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Star Wars – Battlefront “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

For more info go to the porting Kit game page up here…

GOG.com source version Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 added to Porting Kit!

I added last weekend Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 GOG.com version to the Porting kit database! It was already on my todo list for a while, and this weekend I finally added it. The game works great on my High end Macbook Pro 2019 in high settings. So if you like 3rd person shooters in high reality graphics, then this is the one to have! Enjoy! Tonight I will add another video tutorial with some gameplay on my Mac :)

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

For more info go to the porting Kit game page up here…

2 more video tutorials installing Red Alert 2 and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds in Porting Kit on Mac OS Catalina.

I made 2 more video tutorials while installing Red Alert 2 (frist Decade DVD version) into Porting kit in Catalina and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds (GOG.com version). The video shows also some basic install info of Porting Kit preventing unnecessary bugs and issues. In Porting Kit 4.0 those issues will not be there because then the app will be signed and noterised and some other stuff. All focus now is on PK 4.0 so we need to “live” with the existing bugs at the moment. If you have issues with Portingkit make sure to check this Porting Kit tutorial page…

The games work great and check them out :)

Red Alert 2 CD version back in Porting Kit + tested in Catalina.

Red Alert 2 CD version back in Porting Kit + tested in Catalina.

Great news, after many request to have at least Red Alert 2 working again with an Origin alternative, I re-added the First Decade DVD version (only) of Red Alert 2. Yuri Revenge, unfortunately couldn’t be added because of the CD copy protection. Red Alert 2 is DRM free and can be installed and played it  without needing of the CD mounted/in the drive. I tested the game on Catalina 10.15.4 and just works great. The only thing (because of porting kit forces the window in front of the screen while installing) the serial window (where you have to enter the serials) flashes regularly which makes it harder to enter the serial. Luckily a one time action and then the fun can begin! IF you have the First Decade DVD you can also use it to install C&C Renegade.

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.

Install instructions CD (First decade DVD):
1. Put the DVD (or mount DVD ISO Image) before clicking install in Porting Kit.
2. Search the game and click install, enter the First decade serial, then choose custom install
3. Choose only Red Alert 2 into the wrapper (Yuri Revenge does not work)
4. After install, close the install process accordingly.
5. Press play

For more info go to the game page up here…

Broken Age for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x

Broken Age for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x

As for many games which dropped support for 10.15.x we added Broken Age now as well to the Porting Kit Database.  I tested the game a bit in Catalina OS 10.15.x without issues. So if you own the game, and have Catalina, or want to upgrade to Catalina, then the game will still work using Porting Kit :)

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Broken Age “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

For more info go to the porting Kit game page up here…

Shadowrun Returns for Mac and Catalina OS

Shadowrun Returns for Mac and Catalina OS

Because the native Mac support has been dropped in Catalina OS 10.15.x, we now added Shadowrun Returns as well to Porting Kit so you can still this great RPG game! Works awesome! If you love the shadowrun series, then this one is a must have and you can still play the game on Mac OS Catalina and up!! So if you don’t own the game yet, get it from GOG.com and use the instructions below to play the game on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up.

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the “Windows” Shadowrun Returns “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry. You are a shadowrunner – a mercenary living on the fringes of society, in the shadows of massive corporate arcologies, surviving day-by-day on skill and instinct alone. When the powerful or the desperate need a job done, you get it done… by any means necessary.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

Still life 2 Compatible in Catalina using Porting Kit

Still life 2 Compatible in Catalina using Porting Kit

Many know the Detective series of Still Life. The first Episode of Still Life, has already been added to Porting Kit. Now because the native Mac support has been dropped in Catalina OS 10.15.x, we now added Still Life 2 as well to Porting Kit so you can still this great adventure game! Works great!

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the “Windows” Still life 2 “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

In Fall 2008, Victoria is sent to Maine where Ellen Dunnigan’s body has just been found. The modus operandi and the video sent to the police and press leave no doubt as to the killer’s identity: the East Coast Torturer has struck again! No clues are picked up during the autopsy, as the serial killer painstakingly washed the body. Once again, the killer has not committed any errors.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

Return to Mysterious Island for Mac

Return to Mysterious Island for Mac

Here another game port added to Porting Kit where the publisher itself stopped support for Catalina 10.15.x: Return to Mysterious Island! Yes, that’s right, if you own the game on GOG.com, then you can install it in Porting Kit and still play it on Catalina OS 10.15.x! Return to Mysterious Island  follows Mina, a young woman trying to win the “Jules Verne Trophy”, which is awarded to those who sail around the world solo. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces, and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

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.

Zenith for Mac

Zenith for Mac

Zenith for Mac is an action RPG that combines that feel of the golden era RPG games with a generous dose of humour and parody. The game counts with a solid story which unfolds in a fantasy world populated by dozens of unorthodox characters. The game is added to Porting Kit and runs pretty well. The game is of course tested in Catalina OS 10.15.x and I played about 30 minutes without issues. Have fun!

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Zenith “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

For more info go to the porting Kit game page up here…