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Caesar III port updated to HD remake (compatible with Latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon!)

Great news! Another mod/remake update of an golden oldie city-builder game! This time Caesar 3! I used the “Julius” open source remake project which adds some extra features comparing the original game:

  • Support for widescreen resolutions (important for latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs)
  • Windowed mode support for 32-bit desktops
  • A lot of small in-game quality of life improvements
  • Support for the high-quality MP3 files once provided on the Sierra website

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Caesar 3 from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website here…

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Pharaoh Gold Compatible with latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs now!

As you already know I have been busy for a few weeks already updating good old games which has low Res with Mods, patches and fixes. So also for Pharaoh Gold I recently added a widescreen patch which will make the game now 1280×800 in resolution which runs also on the latest M2 Apple silicon Macs :) Of course Caesar III, Empire – Rise of Middle Kingdom and Zeus + Poseidon will follow soon as well. Keep an eye on the blog coming weeks!

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Pharaoh Gold from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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

Diablo wrapper update using a MOD including M1/M2 Fix!

I am happy to announce that Diablo has been updated with the DevolutionX mod which overall fixes a bunch of bugs including the startup menu and intro which makes it as it supposed to be as on a Windows machine! As a bonus it supports multiplayer (not battle.net but other server) and it also works on M1 and M2 Apple Silicon Macs!

I almost gave up for Diablo as well if I didn’t run into the DevolutionX mod. Seems like regularly when I want to give up for a certain game, a solution pop-ups in the end (unfortunately this didn’t worked out for all games)! Anyway, I am sure I made a lot of users happy with this one :D So get Diablo if you don’t own the game yet and Have fun!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Myst IV Revelation (now totally) M1/M2 Apple Silicon Ready!

A few previous posts showed that I updated Myst IV – Revelation for M1 Apple Silicon (tested on M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air), however on M2 Apple Silicon and M1 Macbook Pro’s it still didn’t work because of the 1024×768 resolution. However, after research (and lots of testing) I have the game M2 and M1 Macbook Pro ready while the game now runs in 1600×900 resolution :D! Yes, widescreen resolution gameplay and videos!

How that looks like? Check out the screenshot below. For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Myst IV – Revelation from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Heroes of Might and Magic 4 Mod patch and Apple Silicon fix.

We already informed about the HD fix of Heroes 3, but we are happy to inform that we have also added a fix/mod for Heroes of Might and Magic 4!This patch fixes the issue for M1 Apple Silicon + some extra bonuses.

So in short. If you love the features and have the game already installed, then delete the port and reinstall the port for the extra patch package!

Here also counts, because of the changes and extra install instructions of the MOD, I made a new video tutorial which can be seen below and is also added in the game port video. Have fun!!

Porting Kit works now on Mac OS 13 – Ventura!

Porting Kit works now on Mac OS 13 - Ventura!

A quick heads up. Yeah, it’s all exciting, but still kinda “beta” because not everything is tested thoroughly yet, and Mac OS 13 Ventura is still in Beta itself as well. Nevertheless, from the things I have been tested (On my Intel Based Macbook Pro), it works all the same as in Mac OS 12 – Monterey. I still need to upgrade and test my Apple Silicon based Macbook Air. Below a quick overview.

What’s has been tested?
At first, it’s good to know, that since today we removed the blockade for using Porting Kit in Mac OS 13 – Ventura. It would earlier say that Mac OS 13 is not “compatible” yet with Porting Kit, this has now been removed. Secondly I started testing Existing game ports which I installed previously, and they all seem to work just fine as they did in Mac OS 13 Monterey.

Then Installing new game ports. I tested installing a steam port and a couple of GOG.com games and they all install and run fine. Besides that I tested also some Winetricks (which are used in many of the port creations) and they (for the ones I checked) seem to work without issues as well. This all is overall a very good sign.

We still need to follow the development of Mac OS 13 – Ventura until the official release, but so far so good and no issues. If you are on Mac OS 13 Ventura as well, let me know if you are running into specific issues, then we can take a look.

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!