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Re-volt for Mac!

The GOG.com version of Re-volt has been re-added to Porting Kit! This is the only version which works and also supports higher resolutions and above al works on M1 Apple Silicon as well! I tested the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air without issues so far. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Re-volt “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:
Yes, Re-Volt is that old school radio control car racing themed video game released by Acclaim Entertainment in 1999. The fact there still is an active community playing this game proofs that this was and is a great game.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Heroes Might and Magic 3 works now on M1 Apple Silicon Macs!

Great news! Thanks to the tip of a user who found this out, is that the crash in Heroes of Might and Magic 3 is caused somehow because of a page fault of the music. How and what, no idea, but when you turn off the “music” then the game won’t crash for the M1 Apple Silicon Mac!

Alright, now practical: Launch the game and start a campaign and when the game launched, go to the settings and slide the music to all the left, so there is no music. The FX can stay the same, which still makes the game very enjoyable. When the sound is turned off, you can go back to the game menu and start whatever quest/campaign you want. Have fun!

you don’t have the game yet? Get it on GOG.com (download the 2 “offline back setup files”) and search the game in the PK database and install the game and play!

Find the game page up here…

More M1 Apple Silicon Port fixes!

We have 5 more fixed games for Apple Silicon :) I fixed it and tested them on my “low-end ” M1 Apple Silicon Macbook air, and they works just fine here. MOst of the fixes were most of the time start up fixes (wouldn’t launch with the old engines) so one of the latest ones made it work again for M1 Apple silicon.

Fixed Ports:
Railroad Tycoon 2
Age of Wonders 2 
Age of Wonders Shadow Magic
Populous 3 
Railroad Tycoon 3 

Tested games on M1 Apple Silicon which already worked:
Settlers IV (Runs fine)
Settlers 2 10th Anniversary (Runs fine)
Sid Meiers Railroads (runs fine)

Enjoy the games!

Steam Community :: Railroad Tycoon 2: Platinum

Extra list of games tested on Apple Silicon Mac

As mentioned in my earlier post, I have been testing a lot of games past days on my new “used” M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air :) We already knew that a lot of ported games works out of the box for Apple Silicon as well, but it’s always good to test. So here the list I have tested and which are working on Apple Silicon Macs as well:

– Civ 2 (Runs fine)
– Space cadet (runs fine)
– Banished (Runs fine)
– Might and Magic 8 (Runs fine)
– GTA 2 (Runs fine)
– Gothic 2 (runs fine)
– Elder Scrolls 3 (runs fine)
– Emperor Rise of Middle Kingdom (runs fine)
– Anno 1602 (runs fine)
– Anno 1504 (runs fine)
– Anno 1701 (runs fine)
– Diablo (Runs fine)
– Mafia (Runs but a bit laggy)
– Sim City 3000 (Runs fine)
– Warcraft 2 (Runs fine)
– Gothic (runs fine)
– Swat 4 (Runs but a bit laggy)
– Monkey Island 2 SE (Runs fine)
– Monkey Island SE (Runs fine)
– Escape from monkey Island (Runs fine)

Search these games in the Porting Kit app database and install and play!

Dungeon Keeper 2 Fixed for Apple Silicon Macs

Fixed another classic game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs: Dungeon Keeper 2. Dungeon Keeper 2 is everything its predecessor was, only better and badder! It is probably one of the most addictive and fun games ever created; with tons of dark humor, smooth gameplay, and high replayability value. The game gave an error message when launching, but this has now been fixed.

When you experience issues with games in the database with your Apple M1 Apple Silicon chip mac, please let us know using the Porting Kit “help” form or the “report a problem” option (more –> report a problem) in the port.

Changes: 
– Fix error message for M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Go to the game port page up here…

Commandos 2 port update, Apple Silicon Compatible now!

As you already know I manually update ports where I hear that there are issues with a specific port with the Apple Silicon chip. In this case there was one with Commandos 2 (now 50% off), which has been addressed and now works. With the old engine in combination with the Apple Silicon Macs, the game would give a black screen. Now this is fixed, Apple Silicon Macs can now fully enjoy the game as well.

When you experience issues with games in the database with your Apple M1 Apple Silicon chip mac, please let us know using the Porting Kit “help” form or the “report a problem” option (more –> report a problem) in the port.

Changes: 
– Fix for black screen M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Go to the game port page up here…

Might & Magic IX wrapper update –> Apple Silicon compatible

Quick heads up. We made an update for the port Might and Magic IX. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Total Annihilation – Commander Pack updated and compatible now with M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Total Annihilation – Commander Pack! 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.

For Apple M1 Apple Silicon it might require the latest Mac OS version of Monterey 12.1! So if it doesn’t work and you or on Big Sur, then upgrade to the latest Mac OS version Monterey!

What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machine has escalated into a war that has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of the entire galaxy in their struggle for domination. Choose your side, build an army, and crush your enemies on huge, three-dimensional battlefields. And remember, there is no such thing as “too many guns”!

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

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?

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

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…