Archive for September 2021

Some game port fixes!

Once in a while through time, some game ports may run into some issues when games are updated by GOG or Steam or because of an OS update by Apple or other situations. In that case an update of a port is required. Important in that case is, that the people notify us when something like that happens, so we can fix them. Past days we pushed through a fix for Victoria Complete and Lost Horizon. check the fixes below.

Victoria Complete:
– Music fix
– Fix stuck black screen on startup.

Lost Horizon:
– Fix a crash in-game in chapter 2 (sound codec)

If you have these games and ran into the same issues, then re-install the updated game ports again in Porting Kit. Or use the install now buttons on the game pages at the portingkit.com website: here… and here…

Tomb Raider Underworld gameplay video on M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini.

As promised earlier, a gameplay video of playing Tomb Raider Underworld for Mac on my M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini. It shows the install and what settings you need to choose for best gameplay. Including some standard commentary from me of course :)

Enjoy the video!

YS IX Monstrum Nox for Mac

We are happy to announce another YS title added to Porting Kit: YS IX – Monstrum Nox! Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. I tested the game on my Intel Macbook Pro 2019, and it runs very nicely. So, a nice one! One note though: don’t change the GFX settings (only resolution and make it fullscreen) to avoid glitches.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the YS IX – Monstrum Nox “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:
Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrum to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Highrisers for Mac

Today some news about another nice new game we added to Porting Kit: Highrisers for Mac! Four survivors are stuck on a skyscraper in a desolated metropolis, and only through tenaciousness, tinkering and teamwork will they prevail. I tested the game on my Intel Macbook Pro 2019, and it runs native Windows in my opinion. So, a nice one! The GOG.com source Windows game is priced at $14,99.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Highrisers “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:
Humanity has been struck by a mysterious prion disease, which left those infected trapped in an eternal dream. Unable to wake up, they transformed and changed into the mysterious dreamers: sleepwalking, zombielike creatures that shun the light. They now dwell in the dimly lit urban canyons of the cities and the lower levels of highrise buildings, hiding away from the sun; only to come out at night, trying to get those who still resist. Four survivors are stuck on a skyscraper in a desolated metropolis, and only through tenaciousness, tinkering and teamwork will they prevail.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.