Archive for June 2020

Portingkit forum turned off for now because of spam, will be reopened with Porting Kit 4.0.

Portingkit forum turned off for now because of spam, will be reopened with Porting Kit 4.0.

Here a quick heads up. As you may have noticed, the Portingkit.com forum has been a victim of massive spamming. It didn’t matter have massive the security was, it was a nightmare. There was lately an spammer making 100.000 forum posts!! That made us decide to turn off the forums because it was a nightmare to maintain it.

So tonight the forum will be turned off and if there are issues or questions please use the contact form so you can contact us instead of the forums. We will try to answer the emails as much and as fast as possible. The forums will be reopened with Porting Kit 4.0 and with a massive security to avoid the problems we had now. Porting Kit 4.0 is well underway and hope to have a first beta very soon.

Keep an eye on the blog for updates!

Portingkit bug Winetricks Fixed + new Portingkit version!

Portingkit bug Winetricks Fixed + new Portingkit version!

A quick heads up, in Porting Kit there seemed to be a bug recently with Winetricks. So if there was a specific game needed winetricks to work, most likely these games wouldn’t launch/start or function properly. This has been fixed yesterday. So if a specific port was not working recently after install, then make sure that you update Porting Kit now and retry.

Fixes and improvements in 3.0.38:

  • Fixed: App Translocation shouldn’t be automatically disabled in Catalina (because it can’t)
  • Fixed: Winetricks path fixed for Wineskin 2.9.0.7+
  • Fixed: Added precaution to avoid setAppearance: exception
  • Fixed: Adding Catalina precautions while downloading and installing extra files, and while running installers
  • Fixed: Winetricks installation
  • Changed: Copyrights should be stored in the wrapper Info.plist file
  • Fixed: While copying the master wrapper, it should be cleaned from App Translocation issues


Portingkit 4.0 news:
Development of Portingkit 4.0 with loads of new features and possibilities and multi-platform is ongoing. Basic installations already works and we hope to give a sneak peak of the new version soon including the capabilities.

SimCity 4 Deluxe for Mac OS Catalina and up (and below).

SimCity 4 Deluxe for Mac OS Catalina and up (and below).

Another massive classic has been added to Porting Kit: SimCity 4 Deluxe! This game is now playable on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x! Many requests has been done for this game, and today is the day :) Get on GOG.com and use the install instructions below:

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the SimCity 4 Deluxe “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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.

Game description:
In SimCity 4, you don’t just build your city, you breathe life into it. Create a megalopolis by weaving together a tapestry of cities ranging from a bedroom community to a high tech urban center or a vacation destination to a farming village. You can create a region of interconnected cities sharing and competing for resources that are linked by a fully integrated transportation network. Use “god-like” powers to create mountain ranges, carve valleys, and lay rivers to construct the most realistic metropolis imaginable. The new simulation engine offers immediate feedback so you can react to the needs of an expanding metropolis. 

Check out the game page up here…

GOG.com version of the Supreme Commander Series added to Porting Kit!

Last week On GOG.com the Supreme Commander Series were added; Supreme Commander Gold (Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander Forged Alliance) and of course Supreme Commander 2. If you bought these in the summer sale, then you have luck, because I added and tested and played the games also in Catalina!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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.

Game description:
The last days of man are at hand. Two years after the Infinite War the once great warring nations now lie in ruins, and humanity’s hope for a brighter future is nothing but a bitter memory. A new, seemingly unstoppable enemy, supported by the zealots of The Order, now seeks to eradicate mankind; UEF, Aeon Loyalist, and Cybran alike. With their backs against the wall and staring into the abyss, the tattered remnants of Humanity’s forces must put aside old hatreds and band together as they prepare to make one last desperate stand. One last chance. An alliance forged in blood, steel and hope, they turn to face the dark.

You can find the GOG.com sources in the Porting Kit database and before installing make sure you downloaded the offline backup setup files from your GOG.com library into your download folder.

The grand finale of GOG.COM’s Summer Sale goes supernova with the Hitman: Absolution giveaway!

The grand finale of GOG.COM’s Summer Sale goes supernova with the Hitman: Absolution giveaway!

The grand finale of GOG.COM’s Summer Sale goes supernova with the Hitman: Absolution giveaway, 7 game demos, and over 3000 deals up to 95% off!

Start your visit to the galaxy of games by redeeming Hitman: Absolution for free on the front page of GOG.COM before June 15th, 1 PM UTC.

Get the best deals on our recent DRM-free releases of  Supreme Commander Gold Edition (-80%), Supreme Commander 2 (-75%) (GOG.com source of Supreme commander series will be added to PK very soon).

The Summer Sale ends on June 15th, 1 PM UTC.

Go to the sale page with all the massive promos up here…

Doomsdark Revenge for Mac OS Catalina and up (and below).

This time a free game has been added to the Porting Kit database: Doomsdark Revenge! The game is free on GOG.com, so create an account there if you haven’t already and download the offline backup setup installer from your game library to install in Porting kit when you are on Catalina 10.15.x. The developers dropped support on for Catalina, so we filled the gap. Enjoy the game!

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 Doomsdark Revenge “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…

Runaway – A Road Adventure for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and up (and below)

Here another great adventure game for which support has also dropped for Catalina 10.15.x. Luckily we added Runaway – A Road Adventure back to our Porting Kit database so you can still play this game on Catalina :) Have fun!

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 Runaway – A Road Adventure “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…

The Book of Unwritten Tales for Mac OS Catalina and up (and below).

Adventure lovers I have good news. As you may know, the developers of  The Book of Unwritten Tales has dropped support for Catalina, just as many other developers. Well, I announce the port now in the Porting Kit database playable on Catalina 10.15.x! Game works great of course. I played the first part without issues or graphical bugs. So if you love adventure games, get this game from GOG.com, or if you own it, download it from your GOG.com game library and install it in Porting Kit and play!

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 Book of Unwritten Tales “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…

Porting Kit update 3.0.30 released!

Porting Kit update 3.0.30 released!

[Update!]
As you all may know we are working hard on Porting Kit 4.0 which will be completely rewritten and also has way much extra possibilities and features and is written in a multiplatform source-code which will make a Linux and even Windows version of Porting Kit possible. But before this New version can be released (within few months) we have Porting Kit 3.0 having some major bugs. So we made a few fixes past days and will do 2 more before the full focus will be on Porting Kit 4.0. Below the fixes implemented with version 3.0.30.

Properties window:
The update of 2 days back fixed the bug which could apply/save the “properties” window of an installed port (spacing).

Mac driver selection:
Another way important fix is that the X11 driver was selected at all times even when Mac Driver was set on the server side. In most cases Porting Kit would use the Mac Driver anyway, but in some cases brought up some bugs which could causes games not to function properly. That issue is fixed, and If you installed past 2 months a game and is not function very well I recommend to check (more –> wineskin tools –> open wineskin –> screen settings –> select the mac driver instead) and change it to Mac driver or reinstall the port.

Installer is not forced in forefront anymore:
Yes, it may have been annoying but Porting Kit forced the installer to the forefront which made it not possible to do something else (with good reason) because the installation process needs to be closed properly or there will not be a “play” button to start the game. So all Porting Kit Installer windows needs to be closed first. Sometimes an installer window still hides behind the Porting kit, so that’s why. But on the other hand some installers flicker (like Red Alert 2 ) when the window is forced to front. So that makes the installation a bit more responsibility of the user now to close it properly :)

Porting Kit should move itself to the Applications folder if App Translocation is happening:
Translocation is a real curse on the Mac, and cause of crashes and freezes and other bugs, so the best simple way is simply move the Porting Kit app to the Apps/application folder at all times.

Custom Exe’s Fixed:
Another recent bug was that you could run custom exe’s using the quick menu on the left of the library (local installed ports), but when you clicked it first and then on “play” it would only launch the main game (not the DLC/Setings/Custom exe). That has now been fixed :)

Now these bugs are fixed, full attention of development will now go to Porting Kit 4.0 instead of 3.0.

If you didn’t got the message for the update yet, then do it manually using Porting Kit top menu –> check for updates.

Check the release notes up here…

Total Annihilation – Commander Pack FREE for 24 more hours and added to Porting Kit.

Great news!  Total Annihilation – Commander Pack was free for 48 hours from which now 24 hours are left, so grab the game freely as soon as possible. Then if you you can use Porting kit to install and play the game. Use the Windows “Offline backup setup file”  installer to install the port. The game works great but the resolution should be set to 1024×768 for best visual gameplay. So change the resolution in the “options” –> “visuals”.

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 Total Annihilation – Commander Pack “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…