Archive for April 2021

Steambuild 64bit/D3D11 port in Porting Kit

Today we added the Steambuild 64bit/D3D11 port into Porting Kit. The port contains the basic build 64bit build with D3D11, including VCRuntime 2017 support. You can use this port to try all you 64bit DirectX 11 games in it. Quite a bunch should work in it now, but no guarantees of course, and AMD Radeon should probably better be supported then Nvidia and Intel Iris/Intel HD cards. Let us know if you have a game fully working in it so we can add it into the Porting Kit Database :) When you want cheap steam keys, then go to Kinguin to get some 64bit DirectX11 games. Happy gaming!

Remember we don’t support all games, but only the games in the Porting Kit database. When the forum is back up very soon, you may post your help request there for the community.

Porting Kit game page is here…

Else Heart.break for Catalina 10.15.4+ and Big Sur 11+ added to Porting Kit

Golden oldie back to Porting Kit: Else Heart.break for Mac! The game had already a Mac version for Mojave 10.14.x and below, but now  the game is Catalina 10.15.4+ Compatible! So if you own the game  and have Mac OS Catalina or Big Sur, then you can play it again using Porting Kit

***Because this game has an old Mac version on GOG, you have to change “System” to Windows on your GOG Account download page, otherwise you will download old Mac game files instead of the Windows “Offline backup setup files” which are required for Porting Kit.**

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Else Heart.break 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. Porting Kit 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:
Sebastian has just landed his first job in the distant city of Dorisburg. He moves there to start his adult life and figure out who he really wants to be. Among a strange collection of people, hackers and activists he finds some true friends – perhaps even love. But can they stop the terrible deeds of the people ruling the city? And who will get their heart broken in the end?

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Disney Classics – Alladin and Lion King for Mac

Golden oldie back to Porting Kit: Disney Aladdin & Lion King for Mac! This is the enhanced version of both games. Play through several different versions of the beloved Aladdin and The Lion King games that have been created over the years, including both console and handheld versions. Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders. Quickly save your progress in each of the games and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want.  View full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward, jump in, and start playing at any point and more!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Disney Aladdin & Lion King 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. Porting Kit 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:
Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King! This unforgettable package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes, and display options, plus multiple versions of the games! Join Aladdin and his sidekick, Abu, as they race through the marketplace toward their date with destiny.The Lion King brings to life the majesty and mystery of Africa through the tale of Simba, a lion cub faced with the challenging transition to maturity. Now, you too can be part of the adventure!

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FIFA: The Video Game that Changed Football

FIFA by EA Sports, without a doubt, has changed football. The rise of the computer game from a simple soccer simulator to a global behemoth that influences and teaches the sport of football almost defies belief. Few could have anticipated that FIFA International Soccer, which debuted in 1993, would become the cultural juggernaut that it has become, more than 25 years after its launch. It is now a big part of 24/7bets online betting due to its popularity.

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Steel Rats 24 hours for free on GOG.com as part of the Spring Sale!

Here a quick heads up to get a free copy of Steel Rats on GOG.com. Its part of the GOG.com Spring Sale which is going on past week. The game port of Steel Rats is not available yet in Porting Kit but it’s high on the todo list :) Then you have this game free in advance.

The Spring Sale itself with over 3000 games with a discount up to  92% off on GOG.com runs until April 5th, 2021, at 1 PM UTC.

Release Porting Kit 4.1.17

Release Porting Kit 4.1.17

We have a new update for Porting Kit 4 today! This time we are on 4.1.17! In this release we have builtin a couple of extra features (which we had in Porting Kit 3 as well) and a fix. Let’s check them out in separate subjects.

DXVK fix:
This version has a bugfix for Directx11 support for 64 ports like: Age of Empires 2 DE, Age of Empires 3 DE, Skyrim SE, Hitman Absolution, Freedom Fighter, Witcher 3. There sneaked in a bug which has now been resolved in this version.

“Install now” functionality on the website:
This worked in PK3 already but now also in PK4, yes I am talking about the “install now” button on the portingkit.com website. You probably saw the button “install now” when looked into the Porting Kit game database on the website. Now this functionality will work in PK4. It doesn’t matter if Porting Kit is closed or open, when you click on “install now”, Porting Kit will prompt straight away the install wizard to install the port. It’s a great feature and it saves you from searching the game in the  Porting Kit app.

“Clear Caches” option under tools:
We heard this request from users who were missing that option in Porting Kit 4. With this option (which you can find using the top bar menu under “Tools”) you can clear:
– Wineskin Library caches
– Clear Winetricks
– Porting Kit Local Cache
– Porting Kit Temp folder
This option may come in handy when you ever have some issues regarding Porting kit.

Check the change log up here…

Porting Kit 4 – “Experimental branch” option (Beta mode).

Since a couple of weeks ago we added an experimental “testing/beta” branch to Porting Kit to test new functionality and bug fixes. If you like to attend in this “Beta” group, then in your Porting Kit settings you can easily do that. You will be on the front row having access first to all new fixes and features within Porting Kit. When the Beta mode has issues please let us know so we can fix them before releasing it to the production PK branch. In that case you can turn off experimental mode until the issues are fixed.

Recent Features in the Experimental/Beta mode:
– Double-click an exe and porting Kit will pop-up and option for a new install or in an existing port.
– “Install now” option will work from the Porting.com website.
– Installation process-bar for Porting Kit updates. (will be visible in the next update)

Important bug fix:
The experimental branch has also a bugfix for Directx11 support for 64 ports like: Age of Empires 2 DE, Age of Empires 3 DE, Skyrim SE, Hitman Absolution, Freedom Fighter, Witcher 3. So if you want to install those games, please turn this experimental mode on before installing these games. We will have this fix in the production branch in a few days. So if you ran into this problem, turn on the experimental mode and install the 64bit/D3d11 game again.

You can automatically attend by selecting the “enable experimental features” checkbox in your Porting Kit preferences.