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Crossover 20 released!

Great news! Crossover 20 is out! It has a lot of improvements (Wine 5,0) and even promises Directx11 support! This is something Porting Kit cannot offer yet because Crossover uses DXVK 1.5.2 including with some aditional patches which Porting Kit does not have (yet). I am not sure which Directx11 games work, but you will find out yourself soon enough. So even if you only want to support the Wine project, I really recommend you Crossover 20 the rest is a massive bonus. They have a total new branding as well. Check out the change log below.

20.0.0 CrossOver – October 13, 2020

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • Allow application ranking within CrossOver.
    • CrossOver 20 includes Wine 5.0, with 3,400 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Revise branding and visual appearance.
  • Chrome OS:
    • Dedicated support for Chrome OS using containers.
  • macOS:
    • Support Big Sur (macOS 11).
    • Improve support for Steam and Steam games.
    • Support for DirectX 11 games.
  • Linux:
    • Allow CrossOver to upgrade itself.
    • Refresh distribution support.

Get Crossover with 30% Discount using the “portingover” promocode up here… 

Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance Wildfire for Mac (Catalina OS)

After a time of testing of existing ports and handling with issues with Porting Kit within Catalina 10.15.x OS. I can finally focus on some new game ports. So yesterday I added Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire to the Porting Kit which is Catalina Compatible. The old GOG.com version is not compatible anymore and was malfunctioning. That’s why I made these ports available again in Porting Kit. I tested both games for a bit and works brilliantly :)

Game description:
Jagged Alliance 2 features: perfect blend of strategy, roleplaying and tactical combat; dozen of new weapons; 150+ individual in-game characters; realistic combat physics; and more than 10,000 lines of digitalized speech. The only thing missing is YOU. 

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Jagged Alliance 2 or Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Jagged Alliance 2 game pages for more info up here… and here…

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Crossover 19 has been official released and is Catalina compatible!

Yes! Great news! Crossover 19 has been released and available for the public, and it is Catalina ready! Thanks to one specific coder (Ken Thomas) Codeweavers managed to make 32-bit processes work in a 64-bit only environment. Which means you can still play your 32-bit games (which is 99% of the Porting Kit database) on your Mac! That’s awesome news. Besides that the Steam fix is included in their release, so you can also have your proper Steam client visible again! So if you can’t wait get Crossover, when you don’t have it yet. Porting Kit and Crossover are 2 applications which shouldn’t miss on your Mac :)  If you already have Crossover, you can update/download it from your Crossover account.

About the Catalina support for Porting Kit. Now the source is available (yeah we have a good relation with Codeweavers), we can apply the 64-bit fix as well in Porting Kit. However, we are hands short with coders, and as you have read in the previous post, if you want Porting Kit to speed up in development and you have knowledge about programming, then please check the “requirements” on the mentioned blog post and help us to make Porting Kit a better app even more! The plan/hope, is to have a Catalina ready Porting Kit in begin next year.

If you can’t wait, get Crossover meanwhile. You need more info about Crossover? Check this page…

Crossover gets new release V18 with 1000nds of improvements!

Crossover gets new release V18 with 1000nds of improvements!

Great news! Crossover has released a major update a few days back. Which is important for a lot of games to work properly again. If you are not updated yet please do so. You don’t know Crossover yet? Then learn more here… and when convinced use this promo-code: “portingover”  to get it here… with 25% discount!

Find below the changes in the latest release:

18.0.0 CrossOver – October 16, 2018

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 18 is based on Wine 3.14, with thousands of improvements for Windows application compatibility.
  • Linux:
    • Improved support for DirectX 11 via WineD3D.
    • DXVK Compatibility.
    • Support for DirectX 12 via vkd3d and Vulkan.
  • Application Support:
    • Preliminary support for Outlook 2016 on Linux.
    • Support for Steam in Win 7 bottles.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Restored support for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo III on Linux.
    • Fixed several bugs impacting the Battle.net client.
    • Fixed a bug which caused Office context menus to disappear.
    • Fixed a bug which caused a corrupt file error in Office 2016 when installed with Internet Explorer.

Get this amazing application up here…

Cedric and the Revolution for Mac

Another free adventure game: Cedric and the Revolution! This free adventure won 2 AGS awards in 2005. This is a great game, with puzzles that are difficult enough to satisfy you when you solve them, but which rarely frustrate.They also feel inventive at times, with no annoying fetch quest included. It will keep you busy for an hour or 2 to finish (or earlier if you are an experienced adventurer). Enjoy this free game, simply install and play!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
3. When using Porting Kit in Porting Kit search the game  in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game. Set the 640×400 resolution and save and play/launch! Have fun!

Game description:
Cedric and the Revolution tells the not so serious story about two elfs who want to organize a demonstration protest; however, later they have to confront completely different problems that will appear.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

 

Crossover 17 released for Mac and Linux

Awesome news! Crossover 17 (Mac/Linux) has been released! As every year in the end of the year, Crossover releases a new update, and this one took some time to be released. had a lot of beta’s as well. So finally it’s there. Crossover is a paid Porting Application product of Codeweavers, just like Porting Kit is, but then more advanced and features. Besides that they are the main contributors of the Wine project, and Wine project would be still in the stone age without their support. So its highly recommended to have this app and by doing so, you support the Wine project, and when using the links here, also the Porting Kit project!

If you don’t own Crossover yet, then get it using the links mentioned here, and get a 25% discount with the code “portingover”! Enjoy the new app!

Changes: 17.0.0 CrossOver – December 5, 2017

  • Application Support:
    • CrossOver now supports Microsoft Office 2016.
    • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2017.
  • Linux:
    • League of Legends now runs in CrossOver Linux.
  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 17 includes an updated Wine with thousands of improvements for Windows application compatibility.
    • The default compatibility mode has been changed from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Microsoft Office 2010 from registering.
    • Fixed bugs which prevented Everquest and Everquest 2 from running.
    • Many improvements to Microsoft Office 2013 applications, including better support for drawing shapes, support for gradient brushes, and more.
    • Many Windows applications will run better on high dpi screens.

Get Crossover on the Codeweavers website up here…

Crossover 16.2.5 released with Steam fix. 

Good news for the Crossover users. Codeweavers released an update (V16.2.5of their Crossover product which fixes the Steam issue + a few other things. So if you have Crossover and you have Steam, apps installed, then those apps should run again without problems after update. Find below the latest changes:

16.2.5 CrossOver – July 12, 2017

  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a bug which caused Steam to crash on startup.
    • Fixed a bug which caused Heroes of Might and Magic to freeze on startup.
    • Fixed a bug which caused certain Excel 2013 documents to load very slowly.

If you don’t own Crossover yet, and are interested, then try Crossover for 14 days up here…

Binary Domain for Mac

And another cool title has been ported: Binary Domain! The game is both added to Porting Kit and Crossover. I played/tested the games for about an hour without issues on as well my intel Iris iMac as on my Macbook air. The only thing you have to do as “extra” is to cancel the .net 3.5 install when asked on launch of the game. The speak commands are fun as well! Calling “regroup[” or “fire” or other commands to your companions, is quite fun!

Game Description:
The Machine age has begun in this immersive and atmospheric squad-based shooter in which you need to regain control of a futuristic Tokyo from an emerging robotic threat. In Binary Domain you are set in 2080, the story starts when Dan Marshall and his squad are sent to bring the robotic community under control as they begin to infiltrate society and slowly take over undetected, leaving humans redundant in their wake. Thrilling encounters with highly intelligent robotic enemies require you to think tactically, make challenging, real-time moral decisions and build up trust with your team mates in order to guide your squad to safety and success.

Go to the gamepage for the simple install instructions up here…

Binary Domain for Mac

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 for Mac and Linux

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 for Mac and Linux is added to Porting Kit and Crossover. I tested it on both apps on my low-end Intel HD Macbook air and My Intel Iris iMac and basically it works very nice on both systems, altough in performance my Intel Iris it is of course supreme above Intel HD. One note about controller support: Xbox controller I made a video tutorial with some gameplay below, so check it out and enjoy the game! Check out also 1 of the other 1000 game ports on this website!

The award winning Pro Evolution Soccer series returns taking the famed gameplay to a new level by achieving interactive reality in both control and new authentic visuals. 

The game works great in Crossover, so that program is advised to use. So if you haven’t Crossover yet, then get it up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial.

Download the Porting Kit up here… or when you own Crossover, this Crosstie…

Crossover 16.2.0 released for Mac & Linux!

Crossover 16.2.0 released for Mac & Linux!

Crossover users attention please! There is a new update (v16.2.0) of Crossover waiting for you guys (Linux and Mac users). For the ones who don’t know, Codeweavers (the developers of Crossover) are the biggest contributors of the “Wine” project and makes it possible you can enjoy the Windows games in Porting Kit and Crossover.  Support the project by getting a copy of Crossover. Below you can find the important changes of version 16.2.0! Enjoy the new release!

  • Application Support:
    • CrossOver now supports Outlook 2013.
    • Bugs with Quicken updates have been fixed.
    • Connection issues with Outlook 2010 have been fixed.
    • Bugs activating Office 2013 in some circumstances have been fixed.
  • Wine Update:
    • CrossOver 16.2.0 includes the final release of Wine 2.0.
  • Performance Enhancements and Other Improvements:
    • We have made improvements to our Performance Enhanced Graphics which should improve performance with a variety of games.
    • Windowing behavior on macOS will be faster and more reliable in some circumstances, including cases where productivity-style applications make use of OpenGL.
    • Bugs with copy / paste have been fixed on macOS.

Check out the whole change log up here…