Archive for October 2021

C&C Generals + Zero Hour (Origin) for Mac

And here we have the second C&C game I tested and in Origin which works fine (do turn off the in-game Origin in the Origin settings). I tested both the standard Generals and the Zero Hour expansion on my intel Macbook Pro on Mac OS 12.0.1 Monterey. So good news for the C&C generals fans! Have fun!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap up here…
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 concerns the full-scale invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union. With all-out war taking place in American cities and seven nations to play as, you’ll have to choose which side of the conflict to enter: invader or defender.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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C&C Generals + Zero Hour (Origin) for Mac

Red Alert 2 + Yuri’s Revenge (Origin) for Mac are back!!!

Awesome news! As promised, I would bring back the Origin games and Ubisoft games and more with the new CX21 engine. And tonight past weekend I did a lot of preparations, and today I re-introduce the Origin version of Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge. Yes, the rest of the series are worked on as well, but I will introduce every Origin game separately day by day because I want it to be tested properly first.

So here we are :) I made a new video about the installation process and the settings you need to do in Origin itself. I tested and played Red Alert 2 Yuri’s revenge on my intel Mac 2019 on Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1 :) C&Cnet multiplayer support/integration will follow soon. I first want to add the rest of the series first. Enjoy the video and the game.

Origin Client install instructions:
– Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap up here…
– When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20seconds before it starts.
– After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
– When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window),
in the settings turn off “in-game origin”(app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.

Game Description:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 concerns the full-scale invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union. With all-out war taking place in American cities and seven nations to play as, you’ll have to choose which side of the conflict to enter: invader or defender.

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.

Rayman Origins for Mac

We had a small setback that the new engine has a small bug regarding installing Winetricks, but we made a workaround for that by changing the engine to the the new CX21 one AFTER the specific wintricks are done. When the fixed CX21 arrives we can simply remove that step again. So past weekend I could get some stuff done (yes all Origin games are tested and working again…release this week :)) But we start with Rayman Origins! Yes, that one was native for Mac up till Catalina, but we made a port for the GOG.com version of the game which makes it compatible for Mac OS 10.15.x and higher. So yes, also for Monterey 12.x. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Rayman Origins “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:
Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments. Discover the roots of Rayman by collecting pieces of the Glade’s history, and assemble them to reveal the truth behind Rayman’s origins. For whimsical action-packed platformer fun in colorful 2D there is no better place than this magical world, and you can now visit it alone or with up to three friends in co-op mode!

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.

CX21 Engine finally there!!!

CX21 Engine finally there!!!

Yes yes yes, it took a while but we finally did it. Gcenx has build a proper CX21 engine which we can use publicly :) This means we have a lot of work to do coming weeks with updating ports, adding new ports, fixing the Origin client (Origin version C&C Series, Need for speed etc. will work again!) Better M1 Apple Sillicon support, and new games (uplay games will work again and new ones added!) pff….too much to tell!

Well I will get to work now! But then you know it’s there and much news is coming up! Keep a very close eye to the blog!!

Hover! (Win95) for Mac

I am happy to inform you that the free Hover! (Windows 95) for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! Who doesn’t know this this old classic on the Windows 95 machines? I remember when we got out Pentium 100 in the end of the nineties which included this game. Never though I would play this classic again (didn’t remember the name of the game) until I recently saw it again. I thought, this classic should added to Porting Kit just as I did with the classic Pinball game “Space Cadet“, (which is also freely available in Porting Kit) because these games are still very popular.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions free games:
1. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
2. Portingkit will create the wrapper and download the game and install it into porting Kit.
3. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
4. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
5. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
6. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
For each level, Hover! will cycle through each of the three mazes, or randomly select one (if that option is set). The goal of each level is to capture all of the blue flags hidden throughout the level (playing as the red hovercraft), before the opposing (blue) team collects all of the red flags. A game starts with having 3 red flags and 3 blue flags in each level, but will go up to 6 flags of each color in higher levels. Higher levels also have more opposing hovercraft and a more difficult AI.

The opponent hovercraft are split into two groups: One group acts as the capture team, trying to secure all the red flags before the player collects all the blue flags, while the other group serves as the protection for the capture team, trying to defend their flags and prevent the player from interfering with the capture team’s efforts. If one of those hovercraft see the player, a tone will sound, like a sonar ping, indicating they’ve seen him and will move to attack.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Ancient Enemy for the Mac

Today another card action game Ancient Enemy! Travel through a scarred landscape with dozens of atmospheric levels, draw power from the Earth, and struggle for the soul of the world itself. Test your skills against a host of foes in unique solitaire-style turn-based combat!. Checked this game on my intel Macbook pro, and works like a charm :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Ancient Enemy “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:
Embark on a dark fantasy adventure and follow the Sellsword, an immortal, as he seeks a purpose in eternal life by joining the Guild of Darksteel. Become one of their immortal mercenaries and investigate the mysterious tunnels underneath the cities of Ravenrock.

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.

 

Guild of Darksteel for Mac

Today we have another port added to Porting kit: Guild of Darksteel for Mac! This platform game brings you back to the medieval times. Explore the fully-realized city of Ravenrock, and interact with its inhabitants. Each character carries a deep story, breathing life into the world of Guild of Darksteel. Friends of foes, their lives won’t leave you unmoved. Checked this game on my intel Macbook pro, and works like a charm :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Guild of Darksteel “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:
Embark on a dark fantasy adventure and follow the Sellsword, an immortal, as he seeks a purpose in eternal life by joining the Guild of Darksteel. Become one of their immortal mercenaries and investigate the mysterious tunnels underneath the cities of Ravenrock.

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.