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MacOS Catalina is nearing! Don’t do it (Yet)!!

MacOS Catalina is nearing! Don't do it (Yet)!!

Yeah, time is going fast and we are far behind and there is lot’s to do regarding the new Mac OS Catalina. Apple thinks they are gracious enough with the time to get everything ready. But simply said. Mac OS Catalina is 64bit and will kill all your 32bit games…. True story. So if you want to play any old and newer 32-bit games , then don’t do it!

“But if you make Porting Kit 64bit, is it not resolved?” Nope, the games itself are 32-bit and have 32-bit processes, and simply won’t work anymore. Only 64bit games. “Does this mean everything is lost?” No! not yet. We are planing to make a Linux version of Porting Kit. This in combination with a tiny Linux distro with wine, will make it technically possible to still be able to play 32bit games in a kind of VM and not needing Windows or bootcamp. Yes it’s a hell of a job and it takes time and patience and for you guys not to update to Mac OS Catalina to be able to play your games. We will keep you guys in the loop with the process. If you are a Mac/Linux coder/programmer and want to contribute helping us, contact us (Vitor) using the contact form, so stuff can speed up. Thanks for your  tremendous patience and support!

We will make this topic sticky for a while, so for other updates, game releases and news just scroll down. the news page.

Over 25 Steam wrapper updates with Steam Store/Chat fixes.

Good news. I updated over 25 Steam games wrappers which contains fixes for the Steam Store and Steam Chat! I already talked about that 2 weeks back, and made then a few updates, but now over 25 most popular Steam Wrappers have been updated. It is always hard to maintain changes which the Game Client publishers do (Steam/Origin/Uplay/GOG Galaxy). And we always try to keep up, but this is not always possible due to Wine developing (not fixed in Wine yet) or due to lack of time (we not getting to it to fix because of lack of time).

Anyways, I worked down the list from popular games to less popular games. The Wrapper upgrades do not only contain fixes of Steam, but may also improve performance and have bugfixes. If your game(s) is/are in the list I advise to backup the existing wrapper somewhere and delete it in Porting Kit and reinstall the updated port. Enjoy!

List of updated Steam wrappers:
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Elderscrolls III – Morrowind
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
Southpark Stick of Truth
Call of Duty – World at War
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Payday the Heist
Payday 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
NBA 2k14
Sid Meier’s Civilization 3
Knights of Honor
Company of Heroes
Hitman IV – Blood Money
ARMA 2
Stronghold Collection
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander 2
Supreme Commander – Forged Aliance
Dishonored

Have fun with the updated wrappers. The ports will contain an “updated” badge in the Porting Kit.

Steam Chat en Store Fix getting implemented on Steam ports!

Great news! As you all may know now Windows XP is not supported anymore by Steam. Because of that the Windows version needed to be set to Windows 7 which came with a bug that the store and chat functionality, didn’t work with the Windows 7 version of Steam. This has luckily been addressed in the latest W10 engines Gcex has created for Porting Kit and Wineskin. I managed to update some popular Steam Wrappers already, but it may take a bit to update all Steam wrappers. I hope to have them all done within about 2 months.

Steam Wrapper updates + Fixes:
– Age of Empires 2 HD
– Age of Empires 3 Complete
– Steambuild 1
– Steambuild 2
Bully (Works now also on Intel HD/Iris)
– Company of Heroes
– Warhammer 40K – Dawn of War
– Warhammer 40K – Dawn of War Master Collection
– Warhammer 40K – Dawn of War Soul Storm
– Alien Breed 3D Trilogy

If you have one of these games already installed and want the steam store and Steam chat fixed, then consider a new install of the port. The fixes will be automatically implemented when you  trash the old port and reinstall. Enjoy! A new list of Steam Wrapper updates will follow weekly.

Wrapper updates: Stronghold Crusader 2 and Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd.

Here a quick post of a few not unimportant games. Both games have separate fixes.

Stronghold Crusader 2
– Updated to latest Wine engine
– Fix of launching the game.
– Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd:
– Launch fix. Games needed now to launch with a config file, when this is not saved/set, the game wouldn’t launch. Config as set as main start .exe now.

When you own the games already, download the “offline backup setup files” from your GOG.com game library into your download folder, and search the game in the Porting Kit and click “install”. or go to the Porting Kit game page up here… for Stronghold Crusader 2 and here for Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd. Click the “Install now” button there.

Don’t own the game yet? Get the games on GOG.com here…and here…

Happy Eastern!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor blessed easter

Lots of Wrapper updates!

Lots of Wrapper updates!

And some many more Wrapper updates! GOG.com updated a lot of setup file names which caused some setup mismatches. Also there was a game which has been changed from DOS version to SCUMVM version. Besides that some other games needing and update to work proper again. If that is enough we updated all the Steambuild wrappers to the unofficial WS10 engine which fixes the Steam Store and Steam Chat with friends. This unofficial WS10 is not applied yet on all Steam games because not all games work properly in the WS10 Engine, so through time we hope to update all Steam wrappers with the fix, but until now we first need to meet up some challenges/bugs to resolve. Stay tuned!

So here a bunch of games received an update:

Setup mismatch fix updates:
Settlers IV
Settlers V
Caesar II
Heroes of Might & Magic 2
Star Wars Rebellion

DOS => ScumVM Fix update:
– Phantasmagoria

Other Wrapper Fixes:
– Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty
Rune Classic
Might & Magic 8

Enjoy the wrapper updates! And oh, get the games cheap up to 90% off while you can on the still running Spring Sale on GOG.com!

Some port updates and news and coming soon games!

Some port updates and news and coming soon games!

Here some news from our side. It’s bin for all of us a busy period, and Apple doesn’t makes it easy on us to come along with all of their changes, which causes issues we needed to resolve. So here a couple of things going on.

We managed to do some wrapper updates yesterday:
Age of Empires 3 (fixed an expansian of The Asian Dynasties).
Gothic 2 (fixed the setup recognition in the download folder)

New games coming to Porting Kit very soon:
– About 4 more strategic command games
– Bioshock 2 Classic
– Europa Universalis 2

Game port removed:
– Production line (64bit only now, not supported/ported yet, hope in not to long to re-add the game)

If you run into issues with a specific installation, or if the setup file names seems to be changed, please let us know in the contact form. We will try to adjust/fix this as soon as possible. We rely on you guys because we cannot test all 1000+ games regularly, so we need to know it from you guys if you run into it. Thanks in advance!

Important Porting Kit update!

Important Porting Kit update!

It seemed that one of the latest PK versions breaks the Winetricks installations. This causes for lots of ports which needs the Winetricks, to not function properly. So this also means for Origin! Besides that, Porting Kit had all kind of weird issues in Mojave because of simply that Mac OS is full of bugs :P. Luckily Gcex which is still maintaining the Wineskin source,  adjust Wineskin to handle these bugs of slowness to launch, lots of processor usage, and more. That’s why for Mojave users, we forced the Unofficial Wineskin version by default. This will fix a lot of issues Mojave users have lately. There are some more updates as mentioned below:

  • Fixed: VMWare virtual machines with invalid video memory shouldn’t prompt has invalid
  • Fixed: If the user try to create a custom port with no engine selected, PK shouldn’t crash
  • Changed: If the video card memory size can’t be detected, but the video card has no kext, it should not be reported to GA
  • Improved: If you are using macOS Mojave, the unofficial wrapper should be mandatory
  • Fixed: Winetricks should work in the unofficial Wineskin

So, everyone please, make sure to update to the latest version of PK by checking for updates, using the Porting Kit top bar menu –> and then check for updates. Enjoy!

Diablo GOG.com source added to Porting Kit + Video Tutorial!

As you may have noticed past week, is that Diablo has been re-released on GOG.com in cooperation with Blizzard! So this means you can play the GOG.com version :) So I added the the GOG.com source version of the port in Porting Kit as quick as I could. Now it’s added I also make a video Tutorial of it. The game menu is with GOG.com version still glitchy, but as long the game itself works, then no worries right? :) Enjoy this one!

Install the GOG.com source using Porting Kit, or get the WSI2 file on the Portingkit.com site here…

Online Casinos are the Next Big Thing

Online Casinos are the Next Big Thing

There is so much going on in the online casino world that it becomes difficult to categorise whether we are at the start of the revolution or in the middle of it. The last few years have seen a mega rise in online gambling as it has brought about the ease of playing and made it simpler by letting people enjoy gaming from anywhere in the world.

The rise of online casinos has primarily been because they have captured the imagination of enthusiasts by creating a world that is safe, exciting, and of course, brimming with money-making opportunities. But what is it really that makes online casinos so popular? We look at some of the principal reasons for this latest trend and how it has changed the way we gamble.

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