Archive for December 2021

Need help reporting issues with ports on M1 Apple Silicon.

You saw the past week some wrapper updates regarding the latest CX21.1.o Engine. Which is of course great news for many ports!

You may think, why not updating all ports with that latest engine, well, we thought and even did that for a few days finding out that this engine has for many games regressions as well. So, that did made us cautious to do that and made us switch to manual updating ports again preventing these issues. This work is quite extensive, but we also need your help letting us know if a specific port is not working with the M1 Apple Silicon Mac.

If this is the case let us know asap so we can look into it and fix it and when impossible at least update the port description with that info.

Thanks in advance,

Omikron the Nomad Soul works now for M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Omikron The Nomad Soul! The update to the latest CX21.1.0 engine fixed the game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs. Tested the games for about 10 minutes of gameplay without issues comparing with the intel chipset Macs.

Responding to the desperate pleas of a mysterious character from another dimension, your soul must enter the dark and futuristic city of Omikron. This is but the beginning of an epic adventure through an increasingly strange and dazzling parallel world. You must solve the ultimate mystery: why are you in Omikron and how can you get out?

– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

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Unreal Tournament GOY updated for M1 Apple Silicon Macs!

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Unreal Tournament! I am still planning for making a gameplay video, but that one will follow within a few days. Christmas time, so I will be a bit more occupied with that :) To make it work for M1 Apple silicon, you do need to do a special action which is now also mentioned in the game description. After install you need to set a specific “device”.

When you press play and get into the launcher, click “change your 3d video device” –> “show all devices” –> click the “open GL support” option.  Then next, next, run. In the game itself you can change your resolution to widescreen. To 1440×900 for example.

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Monkey Island 4 – Escape from Monkey Island M1 Apple Silicon Ready

Another cool game which will now work on M1 Apple Silicon: Monkey Island 4 – Escape from Monkey Island! Checked the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini and works great! If you own the game already then install the game using Porting Kit and if you don’t own it yet, then get it with 65% discount in the sale!

Check the porting Kit game page up here…

Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 + 2 now M1 Apple Silicon compatible.

Great news! As I mentioned earlier, some titles have been tested on CX21.1.0 and worked, which earlier wasn’t working. Two of them, were Roller Coaster Tycoon and Roller Coaster Tycoon 2! I updated and tested these two and they now both work on the M1 Apple Silicon Macs :) If you don’t own these games yet then get them with 74% off in the GOG Christmas sale! Click on the 2 links to go straight to the game sales on GOG. Download the offline backup setup files and use them to install the game into Porting Kit. For the newbees, check the install instructions in Porting Kit or on the website.

Porting Kit game pages are here… and here…

Ubisoft Connect games and Origin Games updated with CX21.1.0!

Some another great news! I updated all the Origin games with the CX21.1.0 engine. Besides that I updated all Ubisoft Connect games as well!! This means: all the Ubisoft Connect games will work again also on Monterey!!

Yes thats correct for example Anno 2070 will work again on Catalina/Big Sur and Monterey and I even tested it on M1 Apple Silicon and that works as well!!

See here the list of Ubisoft Connect game ports updated with the CX21.1.0 engine:
Anno 2070 (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Assassin Creed Revelations (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Flashback (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Rayman Legends (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Valiant Heart (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
– Rainbow Six 3 Gold
– Silent Hunter IV

So if you own the games already, don’t hesitate to install and play these games! Have fun!

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Announcing CX21.1.0 in Porting Kit!

Great news! As already hinted in the last post, here the official announcement for the CX21.1.0 engine! The next post will contain some of the already arranged updates of ports! The engine has been made possible with the help and hard work of Gxenx from the Portingkit Team and the unofficial Wineskin. He is doing a tremendous job keeping things up to date and functioning also regarding Wine. So if you wanna give him a token of appreciation you can donate him directly up here…

Changes in the the CX21.1.0 contain better support for M1 apple Silicon. Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 + 2 (for M1 Apple Silicon), SimCity 4 and much more and also much better support for M1 Apple Silicon. See the changelog below:

Our big reveal for this release is much-awaited support for Grand Theft Auto V (including GTA Online) on both macOS and Linux. Starting with CrossOver 21.1, you can now run Grand Theft Auto V via either the standalone Rockstar Games Launcher or Steam.

This release is also the first to offer official support for the newly released macOS Monterey. We also added support for several games that previously did not run on macOS and fixed an issue for certain launchers that were not working on macOS with CrossOver 21 (including MicroTik The Dude)

CrossOver 21.1 includes several other fixes, including ones for the recent updates to Ubisoft Connect and Quicken that caused problems running them in CrossOver. Additionally, this release includes improvements to wined3d and an update to Wine Mono 7.

Coming time, there will be another update period for game ports. For M1 apple silicon Macs will for every game switch to the latest CX21.1.0 engine so it will benefit the best support for the M1 Apple silicon chip. This change will be done within a few days and there will be an official post about that.


Install issues ports (resolved).

Problems resolved.


Because of preparing Portingkit for the latest Wine Engine 21.1.0 and latest wineskin, we ran into an issue which will be addressed as soon as possible. This means that when you install a port you will run into an error mentioning: “Failed to download the Wineskin master. Wrapper download failed”. You can workaround it by downloading: Wineskin Winery, then update it, and then install the port again.

We hope to have the issue resolved today. So hold on. After this fix there will be a cool announcement ;) and a lot of work for me to do. Wintersale 2021 + free game! Wintersale 2021 + free game!

Great news from our friends!

The cold, long days have arrived, and just like monster slayers returning to their cherished keep, it’s time to come back to the familiar joy of the Winter Sale on GOG! As usual, you’ll find thousands of heartwarming deals, inspiring collections, uplifting new releases, sweet giveaways, and more. To help you have a cozy time, we’ve prepared a festive hub and a calendar of events that will keep you up to speed throughout the sale.

It’s gifting season, so expect a few nicely wrapped & merry presents from GOG! Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will be waiting for you as a gift until the 15th at 2 PM UTC. And three more giveaways will be coming your way to cheer up your days, so make sure to keep checking our hub and the calendar!

If you need something to keep your mind off the cold and gloom outside, then get cozy and play some amazing games at great discounts! First off, let a Flash Deal brighten your mood and grab Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition at a lit all time high of -85% for 48H. And then, snuggle in the warm embrace of more than 3,500 deals up to 90% off

Checkout the whole sale up here…