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Become a Patron of Porting Kit!

Become a Patron of Porting Kit!

Calling to assemble the troops! We need your help! We want to make Porting Kit better and better and want to develop it more and more to handle more and more awesome features. A lot of cool things are in the pipeline to be added, like multiplayer support between Porting Kit users, Full PS4 Controller support, Linux version of Porting Kit, special content for Patrons, of course many more cool game ports and many many more.

To get this done, we need your support. Maintaining Porting Kit is a very cost taking thing, and as it all started as a hobby project, Porting Kit is way ahead with hundreds of thousands of users. All needing of bandwidth and hosting of files like engines, installers and other stuff which makes Porting kit function as it now does. Vitor and I are putting a lot of our free-time and effort trying to make you as comfortable as it can be for using Porting Kit. And you can help :)

Become a Patron for only $1,- (or more) to support our work in order to maintain our course for Porting Kit, and get added to our Special Thanks page. This for starters, many more stuff will be added for Patrons shortly as for more special features which will be only available for Patrons. The Forum will be prepared for Patrons as well :)

Join us in our crusade and become a Patron! Many thanks in advance!

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive released for Mac and Linux

GOG.com announced they will sell the game Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive native for Mac and Linux! Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, the tactical gunslinging classic, has recently received an update that brings new content plus several convenient improvements. Here’s the rundown:

– Help Cooper, Doc, and Kate save a town from outlaw scumbags in a new mission designed to be the game’s demo.
– Mac and Linux support added!
– Additional language options added: English, French, German, Spanish (both for the demo and main game), Italian, Russian (main game only)
The game is now 80% off until July 16th, 5pm UTC. If you haven’t tried it yet, go ahead and give it a shot. Or two.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Game port updates!

Game port updates!

As I already mentioned in the past. If there a re no new games added for a week, it doesn’t mean we stand still. There is always lots of things going on and fixes are implanted. Past weeks I did some important updates and fixes here mentioned below:

  • Guild 2 –> Fixed GOG installer screen (couldn’t see the “install” button).
  • Torins Passage –> Updated to the latest ScummVM version of GOG.com instead of DOSbox.
  • Kings of Dragon’s pass –> Fixed “Installer failed” problem because of  updated GOG setup file and new path.
  • Red Alert –> fixed .net 2.0 getting stuck issue some people had.
  • Star Wars Dark Forces 2 –> fixed expansion game Mysteries of the Sith (black screen)

If you had trouble with one of the games in the past, then reinstall the game and start the fun! Or if you want to check them out as well, then they are waiting for you!

Ziggurat free for 48 hours!

Week Two of #SummerGaming opens with a ZIGGURAT giveaway – it’s free to keep! The Painkiller-ish, Hexen-ish, frantic first-person shooter ticks all the boxes – that means magic, powerups, tons of weapons, badass bosses, carrots. All that in a rogue-lite package with more replayability than you can shake your wand at. The giveaway lasts 48 hours until June 13, 1 PM UTC.

There’s still plenty of time to unlock a free copy of Sunless Sea (spend just 5$ in the sale) and RiME (pick up 20$ worth of games). To help you with that, we’ve added even more games to the Sale lineup, including FAR: Lone Sails, Mages of Mystralia, Mainlining, and Commandos.

Go to promo page for the free game up here…

GOG.com updated your personal library, download the “Offline Backup game Installer”!

It looks like GOG.com updated their game library encouraging the GOG Legacy client. However, this are not the files Porting Kit uses. You need the “Offline backup game Installer” file(s). Using the GOG galaxy setup files will result in install failures. So make sure to use the “Offline backup game Installer” only! We will implant a feature in Porting Kit that recognize the wrong GOG.com galaxy files and will ask to download the correct ones.

I already asked them to at least expand the option, so you can see the file instantly so you are able to download it.

GOG.com Summer Sale up to -90% for 1000+ titles and free Xenonauts for 48 hours!

GOG.com announces their summer sale up to 90% discount for 1000+ Titles! GOG.com announces: “We don’t like sand. It’s coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere. That’s why every year we prepare something that will keep people away from the beach for long – the hottest Summer Promo around! Over 1000 games up to 90% OFF so it’s great opportunity to pump your revenue up!”

“Our biggest annual sale starts today, 15:00 CEST and we want you to get ready. It will last for 2 weeks, feature over 1000 games, and include very exciting giveaways. What’s more? Stretch goals are back! Spending 5$ a user will get Sunless Sea for FREE (20$ to get RIME).”

Free Xenonauts (Mac) for 48 hours:
Saving the world ain’t simple, Xenonauts (Also for Mac) recaptures the original X-COM: UFO Defense gameplay for all its depth and complexity – a highly recommended play for curious fans of the X-COM reboots and series purists alike. The Xenonauts giveaway starts June 4th, 15:00 CEST and will last 48 hours until June 6, 15:00 CEST.

Go to the promo page on GOG.com up here…

Red Alert and Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!

Red Alert and Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!

Update 6-June-2018:
We fixed an Engine extract failure which some people experienced. That should work properly now with latest update yesterday. So if you experienced the issue. Try again and it should work fine now.

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I have done lots of stuff for Porting Kit this weekend. Lets start with Red Alert and Red Alert 2 :)

Red Alert:
Red Alert was working quite well already but had after longer game-play a habit to crash or loose the mouse capture in especially multiplayer or skirmish games. That problem is addressed in the latest Wrapper update of Red Alert and works stable as never before! If you have Red Alert installed then it is is required to trash the wrapper in Porting Kit on your local tab, and reinstall it on your server tab.

Red Alert 2:
Red Alert 2 has a long history as well with all kind of changes from stability also due to Origin’s updates. You may have read the news I fixed the Origin Client issue earlier last week. Now this past weekend I took the time to test the latest Winestaging engine and it seems to run remarkably good. I earlier used a specific mod and extra files to get some better performance, but still it would crash regularly. I tested with the latest Wrapper update and I played 1.5 hours in a row without a single crash. It even doesn’t require any manual actions (adding files or using mods). So finnally we have a stable build of this game. Eager to check it out? Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap here… and start play this game again!

Go to the Red Alert game pages here… and here…

Origin Wrappers “online login not available” fixed!

Origin Wrappers "online login not available" fixed!

Due to an Origin update, people got the message: “online login not available” when people launched Origin to play their games. This issue has been addressed now and all Origin wrappers in Porting Kit are updated with the fix. This does mean that you have to reinstall the game with the new wrapper, or if to many things or on stake, you can do an manual action to fix it:

Manual fix (if you don’t want to reinstall):
Download the latest setup file from Origin (windows exe) and place that in the c: of the game folder (click more —> open c:) and then place the file in the c:\. Then go to more —> wineskin tools —> open wineskin —> advanced —> browse —> navigate to the setup file and click “choose”. This will make Porting Kit start the origin.exe in good way without issues about offline.

Have fun with the Origin games!

Uplay update and Wrapper update Valiant Hearts!

We have working hard this weekend fixing issues/bugs in the game clients Origin and Uplay. There has been some issues with Uplay and with the some games itself. I applied a general fix for the Uplay client by using the latest Winestaging engine 3.9, which fixes a bug  in the Uplay client. Besides that I am checking/updating the Uplay games in Porting Kit.

The first game (more coming up this week) I updated is Valiant Hearts. It seemed that Valiant Hearts was not working anymore and besides that had a sound bug. Both Issues are adressed now, and this means you can play this awesome game again on your Mac! Really a recommended game!

Go to the game page up here…

Porting Kit news.

Porting Kit news.

As you may know there has been a lot going on in Porting Land. We have lots of things we need to think about and working on, especially concerning future 32-bit support drop by Apple in later OS updates. As you also may know we had a Linux version of Porting Kit planned for the future, but because of the Mac OS advancement, we decided to make this a priority. So Vitor is working hard to create a Linux version of Porting Kit, which should work with the existing “game port scripts” (WSI2 files) we have for Mac (just like in Crossover the cross-ties work for bot Linux and Mac). There is only 1 difference in Linux, which is that there is no such thing as “Macdriver”. So this will be X11 instead. Hower, the pro thing in Linux is, that there is much better support for Directx11. So games like Witcher 3 and others are possible in there. So that’s something to look forward too.

Besides that we are working on something new as well in Porting Kit called: PKE “Porting Kit Environment” which will be a complete “environment” and more cool stuff, but more info follows, when things progress. In short, we never sit still although it may be that there is some silence for a while.

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