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Return to Mysterious Island 2 for Mac

Another adventure game has been added to Porting Kit: Return to Mysterious Island 2. The game is the successor of Mysterious Island which is also ported in Porting Kit. So if you like number 1, then you will also like the successor.

Intel based Macs:
I tested the game on my intel based Macbook Pro 2019 with AMD Radeon GFX card, and it works just flawless so far as I tested. Smooth graphics, great gameplay, really enjoyable. So for the Intel Based Macs this game is really a “must have” game if you like adventure games.

M1/M2 Apple Silicon Based Macs:
I tested the game also on my M1 Apple silicon Macbook Air on Mac OS Monterey 12.4, and it’s and it really playable, but a a little bit slower comparing to intel based Macs (but still really playable). So if you really love the game, this shouldn’t hold you back to play it on your M1 Apple silicon Mac.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Return to Mysterious Island 2 “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:
Mina’s rescue from the end of the first game is cut dramatically short and she and primate pal Jep are left again on the mysterious island to fend for themselves! Mina needs to dress her wounds and keep safe against the local wildlife, but now she has the assistance of the player controlled Jep who can fit in smaller spaces, move deftly through the jungle and even communicate with other animals in their bid to survive. Using even more combinations of items throughout the island, Mina and Jep will need to recover from their traumatic circumstances and find another way, any way, off the mysterious island!

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Sinking Island for Mac

Finally a new game port added to Portingkit after a time of holidays :) This time the game: Sinking Island! Benoit Sokal’s Sinking Island is from the creators of Syberia 1 and 2 (which are also ported in Porting Kit). Then you know for sure you will embark in some quality adventure gaming. Really Recommend this game port.

Intel based Macs:
I tested the game on my intel based Macbook Pro 2019 with AMD Radeon GFX card, and it works just flawless so far as I tested. Smooth graphics, great gameplay, really enjoyable. So for the Intel Based Macs this game is really a “must have” game if you like (detective) adventure games.

M1/M2 Apple Silicon Based Macs:
I tested the game also on my M1 Apple silicon Macbook Air on Mac OS Monterey 12.4, and it’s (even in the new CX22 Beta1) choppy in the actual gameplay. The videos and intro’s are al just perfect, but when the game actual starts (with mouse pointer) it’s very choppy. It’s not unplayable (in lowest GFX settings) but at least that unenjoyable in my opinion to say, it’s worth waiting until a new engine/Mac OS update arrives to fix this issue.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Sinking Island “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:
Players assume the role of Jack Norm, a federal agent turned private detective, who is taking a break in the atolls of the Indian Ocean when an old friend requests his assistance with the case. Jack has just three days to complete 10 gameplay missions, collecting valuable clues and storing evidence in his PPA (Personal Police Assistant). He will interrogate each of the 10 unusual suspects, using his keen deduction skills to determine who among them may have the most to gain from Walter Jones’s death.

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Porting Kit 5.4.0 released!

Here a quick update of a new release for Porting Kit (5.4.0), this time some minor updates. We are still eagerly waiting on a new Engine with better support for M1/M2 Apple Silicon support, so when there is more news about that, you will hear that right away on the blog! We expect it not long from now. So keep an eye out.

What’s new:

  • Wine commands should still work if the path has a simple quote
  • Updating exception types to improve crash logs
  • The user rating should be retrieved when recovering the app description
  • Installer should be kept on front while running it
  • Minor refectories and fixes

Updates will automatically install in te background and will ask for a restart of porting Kit wen finished.

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People’s General for Mac

GOG, recently added a classic title in their catalog comparing with Panzer General 2 (a port which has been available for ages in Porting Kit): People’s General! The game works great (even on M1 Apple Silicon) and I played for about 30 minutes to check it out and didn’t run into any issues. If you like/love Panzer General 2? Then you will also like People’s General!

The game has now been added into Porting Kit aside the existing Worms Ports in the database. The game is also tested on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air and works perfectly :) You like worms and golf and like to play against you family or Friends? Then this game is a recommendation :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the People’s General “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:
People’s General is the sequel to Panzer General II, and the last two dimensional game in the casual war game series. People’s General takes the series into the near future. Over population and dwindling resources have lead China to attempt to take control of all of Asia. NATO stands in their way.

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GOG.com version Worms Revolution and Worms Mayhem added to Porting Kit!

As mentioned in the previous blog post, we added Worms Ultimate Mayhem and Worms Revolution to Porting Kit. These games were released recently in the GOG.com game database, so we made sure that these games are installable easily in PK as well. I also tested the games in on my M1 Apple Silicon, and while Worms Crazy Golf works fine on M1 Apple Silicon, these two Worms games have very low framerates on the new Apple Chip. So in short, these 2 games are only playable for Intel based Macs (for now). We are hoping that a newer engine will fix this in the future.

To install the GOG.com version of the game make sure you download the “offline backup setup file(s) of the specific Worms game, and search the game in the Porting Kit database and select the GOG version to install. Enjoy!

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Worms Crazy Golf for Mac

GOG, recently announced a few extra Worms titles in their catalog: Worms Crazy Golf , Worms Revolution and Worms Ultimate Mayhem (More about those last 2 in the next blog post)! Worms Crazy Golf has been native Mac in the Mac store for a long while (pre-Catalina 10.15.x Mac OS), but since Mac OS Catalina 15, not supported anymore and faded away in the Mac games collection…until now!

The game has now been added into Porting Kit aside the existing Worms Ports in the database. The game is also tested on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air and works perfectly :) You like worms and golf and like to play against you family or Friends? Then this game is a recommendation :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Worms Crazy Golf “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:
Worms Crazy Golf  is a hilarious mixture of the explosive action of Worms™ and the puzzle-based challenges of crazy golf! All of the trademark Worms™ humour, comic violence, and cartoon visuals are present, combined with addictive yet accessible golf gameplay. With extensive and re-playable single-player options, and hot-seat multi-player for up to 4 players, this is not just a load of balls!

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Ankh Anniversary Edition for Mac

We already had recently updated Ankh 2 and Ankh 3 in Porting Kit, but now we also added the first Episode of the Ankh Series Ankh Anniversary Edition! The game is also tested on my M§ Apple Silicon Macbook Air and works just fine :) Enjoy this fun Adventure series!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Ankh Anniversary Edition “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:
Unleashing a deadly curse and discovering a precious amulet, as Assil, you will be immersed in Ankh’s amazing ancient world. From the narrow streets of Cairo’s bazaar to the banks of the Nile. This comic adventure will have you running from a mad Osiris on your mission to meet the Pharaoh.

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Batman – The Teltales Series for Mac

Another Nice game as been added to Porting Kit: Batman – The Teltales Series! The game runs quite nice on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air and my 15″ Intel Macbook Pro 2019, with now and then some small laggs, not hindering the gameplay though. Made also a gameplay video (where the lagg is hardly noticeable). Think it’s also depending what scene you are. Anyway, I didn’t found any show stoppers so far 30 minutes in the game. Enjoy this one!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Batman – The Teltales Series “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:
Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you’ll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne’s world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City.

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Beyond Divinity for Mac

Someone from the Porting Kit forum noted that the game Beyond Divinity is working out of the box for Intel Based Macs (on M1 apple Silicon it’s quite slow and not ready for the full experience. Hope the new CX22 soon will improve that). Played it on my AMD Radeon Macbook pro, and it works just great :) Enjoy!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Beyond Divinity “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:
You were a disciple of the Divine, a servant of light on a never-ending crusade to fight evil. But fate has made a terrible turn on you. During an epic battle with a powerful necromancer, dreadful daemon named Samuel tricked you and dragged you to his dimension. There you were trapped and tortured. But like every typical daemon lord, he had a very twisted, sadistic sense of humour, so he decided to chain your soul to that of a Deathknight. Thus he cursed you to spend the rest of eternity bound to a creature you were fighting all you life. Now you must work together to escape your prison and find a way to break this curse!

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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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