Archive for October 2020

Porting Kit 4.0 public Beta 2 is out!

Porting Kit 4.0 public Beta 2 is out!

Edit 1-11-2020 —> We managed to fix the advanced issue bug! We hear good sounds now that it is finally fixed. Please let us know in the comments.

You can download the updated PK4 Beta on the Porting Kit download page up here…

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Edit 1-11-2020 —>  advanced bug has been partly resolved. We are working hard to resolve that bug. It also doesn’t seems to be for everyone. We really advice to use PK 3.0 next to the PK 4.0 beta in the meanwhile until we resolve the bug.

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You probably have seen it when launched the Porting Kit 4.0 Beta today. A message that your Beta is out of date, but when you click update, nothing happens. Yes that’s right, Porting Kit 4.0 has no automatic update function yet, so you have to redownload the new beta manually from the Portingkit.com download page… or directly here…

Changes:
– Fix for “advanced greyed out” issue.

It seemed a lot of people were experiencing an issue where they couln’t advance through the “advanced” part because it was greyed out. This was caused by an authorization window which asked for access to the desktop. However, this window was or not coming, or accidently set to no, which caused again that you couldn’t advance as well. This as been addressed and shouldn’t appear there anymore.

Link Collor bug after installation.
Another small bug was that in cases after instalaltion of a port, the links in the port description turned darkblue instead if light blue.

Fix wineprefix fail.
Another bigger bug which also seems to appear in Porting Kit 3 for some people: is the wine prefix creation part, It could hang there for ages for some people. This should be addressed too now.

We hope to have the automatic update feature in the Beta very soon, but untill that time, you need to manual download the latest version of the Beta from the Porting Kit download page.

Get your latest beta up here…

Porting Kit 4.0 Public Beta Release!

Finally! after many months a completely revamped, build from scratch in Electron we present Porting Kit 4.0 public Beta release!! We will sum up the changes below:

  • Completely revamped and build from scratch in Electron!
  • Completely Apple Signed and Noterised (secure and adjusted to Mac OS)
  • No more need for disabling SIP, it will will work with SIP enabled so your Mac will be secure.
  • Wineskin 2.9.0.7 beta is used now with it’s many fixes and features like the fix for high CPU usage of the wineskin launcher.
  • Cross platform because of Electron and Linux version will be introduced in the near future.
  • Makes many intelligent features possible like: Chat, Multiplayer LAN option (VPN), automatic Wrapper updates, and so on!!
  • And many other stuff :D

Porting Kit 4.0 is extremly advised in Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 16.x/11.0. But it’s also advised for Mojave and lower, but when running into issues for these older Mac OS versions, you can switch back to Porting Kit 3.0.

Porting Kit 4.0 is in public beta, and may contain a few bugs. A few small bugs are known and will be fixed soon in the next public Beta. Because it’s a beta we love feedback if you run into technical issues in the usage of Porting Kit. Port related things can always be reported seperatly.

I made a video tutorial of the simple installation and usage of Porting Kit 4.0 Beta. Enjoy and download the new beta right now up here….!!!!

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 for Mac

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has been Native for Mac up til Mojave. After that, it’s not compatible does the tale ends there? No, the tale just gets started! Tested the game on even Big Sur and works fine in my tests :) The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is available on GOG.com and can be installed in Porting Kit using the instructions below! Enjoy this one!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 “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:
Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 for Mac

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 for Mac

The Bards Tale for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above

The Bard’s Tale has been Native for Mac up til Mojave. After that, it’s not compatible does the tale ends there? No, the tale just gets started! Tested the game on even Big Sur and works fine in my tests :) The Bard’s Tale is available on GOG.com and can be installed in Porting Kit using the instructions below! Enjoy this one!

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. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the The Bard’s Tale “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:
You play as the titular Bard, a roguish, manipulative and lewd songster whose priorities in life are the acquisition of material wealth and carnal pleasures. The Bard’s pretty sarcastic by nature, but you get to decide just how scathing he is by selecting ‘Nice’ or ‘Sarky’ responses. Watch out you don’t get too cocky though; folk you’ve upset may come back to haunt you

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

The Bards Tale for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above

The Bards Tale for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above

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!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit.

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!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit.

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…