Archive for October 2020

Among us for Mac

On request! Among us has ported to Mac using Porting Kit. I made a Steam wrapper for this game while its a Steam game. I tested the game for a while (multiple games) on Big sur 10.16/11.0 with no issues. On mojave I had one server drop, which throwed me back to the game menu. I made a video tutorial for the game below :) Enjoy this game on Steam!

Still For Catalina users (until Portingkit 4.0 beta gets released): 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.

Steam install instructions:
Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet. Move it to your Apps folder.
– Open it. Click on the library tab. Search the game in the database on the right seach box.
– After clicking “INSTALL NOW”, Porting Kit will install the Windows Steam client automatically on your Mac.
– After the port installation, you launch the port, login with your account,
– Add the game serial (when not owned already) into your Steam game client account, download the game and play!

Game Description:
Play with 4-10 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Crossover 20 released!

Great news! Crossover 20 is out! It has a lot of improvements (Wine 5,0) and even promises Directx11 support! This is something Porting Kit cannot offer yet because Crossover uses DXVK 1.5.2 including with some aditional patches which Porting Kit does not have (yet). I am not sure which Directx11 games work, but you will find out yourself soon enough. So even if you only want to support the Wine project, I really recommend you Crossover 20 the rest is a massive bonus. They have a total new branding as well. Check out the change log below.

20.0.0 CrossOver – October 13, 2020

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • Allow application ranking within CrossOver.
    • CrossOver 20 includes Wine 5.0, with 3,400 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Revise branding and visual appearance.
  • Chrome OS:
    • Dedicated support for Chrome OS using containers.
  • macOS:
    • Support Big Sur (macOS 11).
    • Improve support for Steam and Steam games.
    • Support for DirectX 11 games.
  • Linux:
    • Allow CrossOver to upgrade itself.
    • Refresh distribution support.

Get Crossover with 30% Discount using the “portingover” promocode up here… 

Porting Kit 3.0 update + PK 4.0 Beta news!

Porting Kit 3.0 update + PK 4.0 Beta news!

A quick heads up regarding PK 3 and the the PK 4.0 Beta. Things are going fast and before you know it it’s the end of the year and Big Sur will be released. Well about Porting kit 3.o we had an update 3.0.49 fixing a few things. see below.

  • Fixed: Contact Us tab should work in macOS 10.15+
  • Removed: Error message in macOS 10.15.4+
  • Added: Method that replaces engine in case it’s needed

For the Porting Kit 4.0 alpha we are at 4.0.15 and we are almost there for a beta release to the public. We are getting e-mails with people who are eager to get their hands on it, and I have to say, they are absolutely right. Although it still doesn’t contains all the features as PK 3.0 has, its a neat, and clean and especially, Apple singned and noterised, SIP enabled ready, which makes it also secure, and working without the need of doing all kind of extra stuff. And yes, its about a week or 2 away for public release! More info about the extra features will be revealed on the public beta release!

Rayman 2 now Catalina + Big Sur Compatible!

It seemed that Rayman 2 – The Great Escape was not Catalina + Big Sur compatible somehow. When you were on Catalina or Big Sur, the game would crash back to the desktop after initialising the resolutions. This has now been fixed. So if you experienced the issue before and you are on Mac OS Catalina, then please, reinstall the game with the updated port in the Porting Kit database.

Changes:
– Fix for Catalina OS 10.15.x and Big Sur 10.16.

Check out the Rayman 2 Porting Kit page up here…

Updated list tested games on Mac OS Big Sur 10.16

Updated list tested games on Mac OS Big Sur 10.16

Updated list of tested games in Big Sur! Last week  I managed to test 16 more games and are working in Big Sur!

New games added in the Big Sur tested games list since last week:
Rayman Forever
Rayman 2 (Catalina + Big Sur Fix)
Rayman 3
Rayman – Raving Rabbits (+ mousefix)
Neverwinter Nights 2

Check out the complete list of all games tested in Big Sur up here… 

Konami Collection: Castlevania and Contra

As promised another Konami classic has been added to Porting Kit: Konami – Castlevania & Contra Collection! For this one also counts that the game has been released recently on GOG.com and now added to Porting Kit  The game is tested and workig in Mac OS Big Sur as well. Castlevania and Contra are one of the biggest Konami classics for MSX. Have fun!

Still For Catalina users (until Portingkit 4.0 beta gets released): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Konami – Castlevania & Contra Collection “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!

Game description:
Return to the roots of Castlevania and Contra in one exclusive package on the PC. This collection of games brings the non-stop action, suspense and great gameplay of these fan-favorite games home for the first time in over a decade.

5 Complete classic KONAMI games: Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Contra and Super C.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Metal Gear (MSX2) added to Porting Kit!

As promised another Konami classic has been added to Porting Kit: Metal Gear (MSX)! The game has been released recently on GOG.com and now added to Porting Kit. A post of the last Konami Title Castlevania + Contra collection will be added tomorrow. Metal Gear (MSX) is one of the best MSX games around and a thrill to play even though the graphics arent as good as Metal Gear Solid, it still captures you in the the gameplay. The game is tested and workig in Mac OS Big Sur as well. Have fun!

Still For Catalina users (until Portingkit 4.0 beta gets released): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the  Metal Gear (MSX) “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!

Game description:
OUTER HEAVEN is the name of a heavily armed land in the depths of southern Africa where the dreadful weapon called METAL GEAR is developed. It is the mission of SOLID SNAKE, one of the members of the secret army “FOX HOUND” to sneak into OUTER HEAVEN are destroy METAL GEAR.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Updated list tested games on Mac OS Big Sur 10.16

Updated list tested games on Mac OS Big Sur 10.16

Updated list of tested games in Big Sur! Last week  I managed to test 16 more games and are working in Big Sur!

New games added in the Big Sur tested games list since last week:
Worms United
Worms 2
Worms Forts Under Siege
Thief Gold
Thief 2 – Metal Age
Thief 3 Shadows
Quest of Glory
Quest of Glory II
Quest of Glory III
Quest of Glory IV
Metal Gear Solid
Konami Collection – Castlevania and Contra
Giants – Citizen Kabuto
Evil Genius
Beyond Good and Evil
Around the World in 80 days

Check out the complete list of all games tested in Big Sur up here… 

Metal Gear Solid 2 – Substance GOG.com source added to Porting Kit + new video tutorial!

As promised here also Metal Gear 2 Substance + a new updated video tutorial! Metal Gear 2 Substance has also reached the GOG.com database. And yes yes, I will also still look into the MSX version and to the other Konami collection of Contra and Castlevania. The game has been tested on Mac OS Mojave and Big Sur and on Mojave it has a slight sound distortion in codec conversations, but it didn’t had it Big Sur (so also not in Catalina).

Solid Snake returns in Metal Gear Solid 2® Substance, the ultimate edition of Metal Gear Solid ® 2: Sons of Liberty, with all-new game modes, hidden characters, and storylines. Top-secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown location. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons, supplies and stealth maneuvers, it’s up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands!

Oh, and again the game will of course also work and install in Porting Kit 3.0. Enjoy the game and enjoy the video and I have to say….get this game instanly on GOG.com and start playing! :)

Got to the porting Kit game page up here…