Archive for December 2020

Metro Last Light Redux free on GOG.com in last days of mega sale!!

Great news! A 48 hour free give-away of the game “Metro Last Light Redux” is waiting on you on GOG.com! Create an account using the links here (if you don’t have one already) and get the game added to your account! The game is normally priced $19,99, but now free of charge thanks to GOG! But be quick the game is only free to be added to your GOG.com account until 1st of January!

Yes, that’s correct, the game is not added to the Porting Kit database yet, but I will look into this port and when DXVK is working in Porting Kit then it’s even a bigger chance that it will be added.

Game Description:
It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above.

Go to the GOG.com sale up here…

Close Combat – The Longest Day for Mac

Yes, it’s there: Close Combat – The Longest Day for the Mac! Past days I have been busy adding more Close Combat games of the series and finetuning the existing ones. This remake/enhanced version of Close Combat 5 – Invasion of Normandy, will bring you a better and good working version which can be played also on Mac OS Catalina 10.15 and Big Sur 11.x. I tested it also on Big Sur 11.1 and worked just great. Have fun with this amazing classic! Oh, and Close Combat – The Longest Day is until the 4th of January with 75% discount!!!

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 the Close Combat – The Longest Day “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Close Combat – The Longest Day is a highly enhanced rebuild of the critically acclaimed Close Combat Invasion Normandy, originally developed by Atomic Games. Take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germany’s Wehrmacht. You will either carry out the world’s largest amphibious invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitler’s Atlantic Wall!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Homefront back in Porting Kit

Great news! Back from the past and re-added to Porting Kit: Homefront! Yes, thats right, and I tested it on my Macbook Pro 2019 with even the latest Big Sur 11.1.0 and it works great! Another cool thing is, that the game is at the moment just 97 cents = not even a euro on Kinguin!! So get the game cheap, install the Steam Port and login into the Steam and install and play the game! Happy gaming with this classic :)

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 the Homefront  “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
A once proud America has fallen, her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray. Crippled by a devastating EMP strike, the USA is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation of a savage, nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic. Abandoned by her former allies, the United States is a bleak landscape of walled towns and abandoned suburbs. This is a police state where high school stadiums have become detention centers, and shopping malls shelter armored attack vehicles. A once-free people are now prisoners… or collaborators… or revolutionaries.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Why Ports Will Always Be Important for Older Titles

Another year passed, and another year of progress on porting efforts is now firmly behind us. Gearing up for what comes next, we’ve spent a lot of time playing older games over the holiday break, which made us think about why these games are still so great. Ports are just as important in this realm as they are for newer titles, maybe more so, but why is this?

Gamers Going Back to Their Roots

For most gamers, nostalgia plays an enormous part in keeping old games popular. This was the case for older PCs and consoles, and as this research from Betway shows, it’s even true for more modern systems like smartphones. Looking at this research, the recent popularity of some of the earliest smartphones games illustrates this point.

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The Witcher – Enhanced Edition added to Porting Kit

On Request added to Porting Kit: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition! As you already may know the developers dropped support on Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 11.x, but with Porting Kit you can play the game on Catalina and Big Sur. Tested the game on Big Sur and works great :) So if you own the game already simply download the offline backup setup installer files and install it using Porting Kit and Start the fun! And if you don’t own the game yet, then its on sale on GOG.com with 85% discount up here…!!! Enjoy this classic!

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 the The Witcher: Enhanced “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
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:
Your name is Gerald of Rivia and you are a pitcher, that means you kill monsters for a living. You were given special training to be the best at what you do and your body has been enhanced with potent elixirs to help you do it. Suffering from amnesia you remember nothing of your past. Karen Morhen, the last remaining keep of the pitchers, was attacked by a mysterious organization, just as you were starting to lick your wounds there.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Porting Kit 4.0.61 (register) bug installing games (resolved).

Update!! Porting Kit 4.0.62 has been released and put on minimum version to function. All problems regarding register should be fixed now :)
If you installed a port today or yesterday which didn’t work. Please trash the old install/Icon/Port and reinstall it. It should work properly now.

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Here a quick heads up. Porting Kit 4.0.61 (4.0.61) has an issue with setting the register. If you have trouble with installing and running a game today (update was this morning) then please wait installing the desired game until later today when we release a new update. The bug will cause in most cases the game not to run.

We will keep you posted  on the blog.

Drakensang – The Dark Eye for Mac

Another awesome classic has been added to Porting Kit Drakensang – The Dark Eye! It has been requested as well, and now recently it was released on GOG.com I could take a look and port it to Mac. I tested it on Big Sur on my Macbook pro with AMD radeon GFX card, and works great :) 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. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
2. Download the Drakensang – The Dark Eye “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:
Drakensang is a third-person party-based RPG based on the pen & paper role-play rules of The Dark Eye. Drakensang is the first PC game for over 10 years to be based on Germany’s most successful and popular role-play system. Drakensang builds on the pen & paper rules as applied in version 4.0. The developers have optimized the rulebook specially for the PC realization in order to make the game more accessible. But the essential qualities and the depth of the original rules have not been compromised.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. COP and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky wrapper updates.

Someone mentioned to us that there was an issue with the games: STALKER Call of Pripyat  and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky. The games wouldn’t launch anymore after install. After investigation, it seems that the ports had still the Directx9 Winetrick which has been decommissioned, and needed to be replaced with the “d3dx9” and “directmusic” Winetrick. After this had been done the games now run as attended again. So if you have issues with these games recently in the past with Porting Kit, then please reinstall these games again from the database. You will notice the icons contain an “updated” badge (for coming 2 weeks).

Changes:
– Fixed a Winetrick issue with Directx9 (replaced with d3dx9 and directmusic)

Check out the game pages here… and here…

 

Ground Control 2 re-added to Porting Kit

Great news! We re-added Ground Control 2 after Support for Catalina has been dropped. You can play Ground Control 2 back in Porting Kit on Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 11.x. Tested it and works great :) Enjoy this classic!

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 Ground Control 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:
The year is now 2741 and you find yourself at the centre of a war between the Northern Star Alliance and the vicious Terran Empire. Having lost the war in space, the NSA retreats to their home world and forces the Terran Empire to engage in a savage war of attrition on the ground. At your disposal are huge combat dropships, battle-hardened infantry, armoured vehicles, powerful tanks and an assortment of air units.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…