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Divine Divinity for Mac added to Porting Kit!

Divine Divinity for Mac added to Porting Kit!

It was long on the wishlist, but now it has been taken care of: Divine Divinity for the Mac! A great RPG classic can now be played on Mac. The game works great on Catalina and Big Sur 10.16.x as well :) have fun!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Divine Divinity  “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Divine Divinity is a role-playing game featuring a gameplay experience somewhere between Sacred and the Ultima series. You can choose from 3 typical character archetypes – Fighter, Mage and Survivor (Rogue-like class). Each one has a unique special skill. The rest of your character development its up to you imagination – you can even learn skills from other classes and make a very unique character build.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Command HQ for Mac

Another golden oldie has been added to Porting Kit: Command HQ for Mac! Game works fine and tested on Catalina OS 10.15.x. If you like old classic strategy games or this game was one of your favorites in the old days, then you can now enjoy it on your Mac!  You’ll allocate your resources and troops. Gather military intelligence. And assume fingertip control of an awesome military arsenal that includes land, sea and air forces. All while grappling with the harsh realities and risks of nuclear war!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Command HQ “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
The initial release of Command H.Q. was met with great enthusiasm from strategy game fans. In fact, it was voted 1991’s Wargame of the Year by Computer Gaming World. In this fast-paced game of strategic global conquest from award-winning game designer Dan Bunten, you’ll control your own superpower as you attempt to outguess and overcome opposing superpowers in World Wars I, II, III IV, and V!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Ultima 9 – Ascension for Mac

On many request, it’s added…Ultima 9 – Ascension for Mac! The rest of the series on GOG.com are already native for Mac (DOS ports), but this one was missing in the series. And now with this Porting Kit port, you can complete your Ultima collection on your Mac :) The game is of course also tested and working on Catalina 10.15.x. Enjoy!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Ultima 9 – Ascension “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
The ninth installment of the Ultima series takes a leap into a vivid, detailed 3D environment that adds a whole new level of interaction to the exploration of the realm. Britannia was always one of the most life-like, well-developed, king-sized virtual lands, but this new perspective makes the experience of “living” in it much more immersive. The combination of a story of epic proportions, solid mechanics–true to the classic cRPG spirit, and that achingly familiar Ultima setting, Ultima IX: Ascension a memorable title that all role-players should experience for themselves.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Eschalon book 2 for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x+

Another classic has been added to Porting Kit! Eschalon book 2! The game works already on 10.14.x or lower, but not on Catalina. So that’s why I made this port available for Catalina users. If you own the game already and moved to Catalina 10.15.x, then you can use the port as well to play it (again).

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Eschalon book 2 “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
A new chapter unfolds in the grand role playing saga! The time has come to return to the realm of Eschalon! A new menace threatens Mistfell and the northern provinces, and evidence of your mysterious past come to light which will make you question everything you know about yourself. Don’t miss this thrilling sequel to 2007’s award-winning Eschalon: Book I! With old-school feel, isometric graphics, large open-ended world, and classic cRPG gameplay mechanics this title was custom-tailored for the long-time role-playing fans!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Tex Murphy – Under a Killing Moon for Mac OS 10.15.x Catalina+

Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon for Mac OS 10.15.x Catalina+

On Request! I am starting to port the Tex Murphy series for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x+. This time I ported Tex Murphy – Under a Killing Moon. The game works already on 10.14.x or lower, but not on Catalina. So that’s why I made this port available for Catalina users. If you own the game already and moved to Catalina, then you can use the port as well to play it (again).

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Tex Murphy – Under a Killing Moon “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Enter the Virtual World of Under a Killing Moon, where it is December 2042 and you as Tex Murphy, must stop the forces of evil before they destroy mankind and rob you of your next unemployment check. This thrilling and hilarious adventure will make you feel like you’ve actually walked through the screen and become the main character in a rich, intriguing mystery movie.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Tales of Monkey Island for Mac

Tales of Monkey Island for Mac

We have already all Monkey Island games in Porting Kit (except for Monkey Island 3 – Curse of Monkey Island because that one is native for Mac, also for Catalina). Now to make the whole Monkey Island Series complete we added now the GOG.com version of Tales of Monkey Island to Porting Kit!  The game works great on Catalina 10.15.x as well :) have fun!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Tales of Monkey Island “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Who can Guybrush trust? Where can he turn? Everything you think you know will be challenged as Tales of Monkey Island builds to its unexpected finale. Witness how one of the most cherished adventure gameworlds comes back to life in this modern point-and-click classic!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Little Inferno for mac

Little Inferno for mac

Another nice game which was not compatible with Catalina 10.15.x but now is with Porting Kit: Little Inferno! I tested the game port and works great on Catalina :) SO if you own the game and it does not run for you on Catalina, then use this Port to play it on your Mac with Catalina 10.15.x+! Porting Kit makes it possible to play over 2000 Windows games on Mac and even on Catalina 10.15.x+.

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Little Inferno “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace! Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It’s getting cold outside! Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices, and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace – about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Broken Sword DC for Mac

Broken Sword DC for Mac

As you may know the Broken Sword 2 port was added recently to Porting Kit because the Native Mac game didn’t work on Catalina anymore. So now I added the first Broken Sword – Directors Cut to Porting Kit as well!  Yes, Broken Sword DC runs great, even on Catalina :). So if you love the Broken Sword Series, then this classic can’t be missed.

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Broken Sword – Directors Cut “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Uncover the identity of a jester assassin. Unlock the legend of the Knights Templar. Unravel a plot as twisted as the catacombs you’re about to prowl. As George Stobbart, an American in Paris, you find it odd when an accordion-playing clown darts out of a cafe clutching a briefcase. Moments later, you’re sent flying, violently thrown through the air by the force of a massive explosion, right into a sinister, global intrigue. The coveted contents of that briefcase? A fiercely guarded manuscript penned by a clandestine medieval order – the Knights Templar. Reveal the truth behind a secret conspiracy and save the world from the Templars’ evil plan.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Portingkit update 3.0.42 and fix engines download Mojave and below.

Portingkit update 3.0.42 and fix engines download Mojave and below.

Original Wineskin Website down:
Porting Kit 3.0 got an update fixing a few things. It seems that the original Wineskin website is offline for a while which caused problems in Porting Kit downloading Wine Engines for Mac OSX Mojave and below. So if you had earlier a message “This engine is not available” then this problem has now been resolved with the latest version of Porting kit.

New Portingkit update enforced:
So make sure you update to the latest version. Porting Kit has enforced the update to Porting Kit, but check the version in “About porting Kit” that the version is 3.0.42. We are not sure how long the issue was present, but it might be over a month. So if you read this and you had this issue the past weeks, then please retry installing your game, because the prblem has now been resolved.

Porting Kit Legacy retires:
Porting Kit legacy has been there for a long time, but has been harder and harder to maintain and prevents further development for Catalina and up. Also because the usage of the app dropped wide under the 1 percent, so there are just very few people using it anyway. The Porting Kit Legacy app can still be downloaded, but will not be supported anymore. Also the big download link for Porting Kit legacy is gone, but is still available.

Porting kit 4.0 development is making process:
Progress of Porting Kit 4.0 (Works SIP enabled) is under heavy development and the basics are almost in place which means in not too long there will be a beta available which is especially interesting for Mac OS Catalina users :)

Check the new download page of Porting Kit up here…

Dungeon Siege Collection (1, 2 + 3 and dlc’s) added to Porting Kit

Dungeon Siege Collection (1, 2 + 3 and dlc's) added to Porting Kit

Another awesome news! The past few days I have been busy with porting and testing the Dungeon Siege Collection for Mac :) And this morning I uploaded the final version of the collection, so now all 3 Dungeon Siege games in the collection are playable on Mac! I played all 3 games for a bit on my Macbook pro and works great, also on Catalina :) Have fun!

The collection has been available on GOG.com  and comntains the whole series (1, 2 + 3 and dlc’s) and if you love RPG really recommended.

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): 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. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Dungeon Siege Collection “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Dungeon Siege combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.

Go to the Porting Kit game pages here…, here… and here…