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Banished Wrapper update with “music fix”!

Here another quick heads up! We updated the Banished (32bit) wrapper with a Music Fix. As you may know the recent port of course had sounds, but no music. This has been fixed now as well. Enjoy Banished in it’s full glory now, with sound and music! How to update? Trash or backup/move the old wrapper out of the applications\games folder and download the 32 bit Banished  GOG setup file into your download folder. Then in Porting Kit search the updated game on the server tab and install and play!

What’s new:
– Music fix!

Check out the game page on porting kit up here…

Star Wars – Battlefront 2 Wrapper update!

I got some mails from people who tried to install Star Wars Battlefront 2, into Porting Kit, but it didn’t work anymore because first the setup was not automatically recognized + main exe path was changed + a new dll was required. All of this has to do with a recent update of the game on GOG.com. They released new installers with multiplayer support using GOG Galaxy (which is not available yet in Porting kit) and changed the setup files of the “Battle Front 2 Classic XP/Vista (no multiplayer)” version (which is supported in Porting Kit).

So, to play the game in Porting Kit you need to download the “Battle Front 2 Classic XP/Vista” setup files (not the ones for multiplayer) and let porting Kit install it and start the fun. We are looking to the Multiplayer Galaxy support version, but until then use the one mentioned above.

Changed:
– Fixed auto-detect GOG setup file
– Updated main path .exe
– Fixed startup issue (extra binkw32.dll required)

Go to the game page on Portingkit.com up here…

Porting Kit 2.9.0 released!

We made a new release of Porting Kit which contains 2 dozens of changes and improvements. One of the most important and the one with the most impact is the new installer wizard feature! Yes thats right, with every install of a game there is install wizard which shows clear instructions and information about the installation, so installations will be even more a walk in the park!

Another cool improvements is that the Gecko/Mono windows will be closed automatically in the game installs, and lots of other bug fixes and small improvements for High Sierra as well.

Check out all the changes in the release notes here…

Some more news and Gwent fixed!

Ok, there is a lot going on at the moment considering High Sierra, so sorry for some days without blogposts. We found out that the open beta release of High Sierra 10.13 is a complete mess :P also for PK. So absolutely don’t update to High Sierra yet. It looks like thinks are fixed in 10.13.1 (beta). So at least wait for 10.13.1 and out green light to update.

Next to that we are working hard on an upgraded Wineskin which will be called Wineskin Navy. Which will be contain some important extras which is needed to fix for example killing the Pre-loader processes properly in the Winestaging engines and will through time be revamped and improved more and more fitting for Porting Kit.

Meanwhile we found a fix for Gwent (thanks for tip BTL) and updated the wrapper.

Go to the Gwent game page up here…

High Sierra…. yes or No?

High Sierra is available in the app store!! Many people are updating their OSX now to the latest High Sierra one. Is the new OS good news for Porting Kit?

A clear answer for now: Please wait until we tested it completely. At least if you still want to play your games. Why? It seems that it works fine with a SSD Mac with High Sierra, but brought massive issues on a normal SATA HDD drive for Wineskin, and thus also for Porting Kit. Winetricks were failing and port creation. It may be the specific beta build of High Sierra I used, but we aren’t sure until we check the final version.

In short, don’t upgrade until you hear a green light from here! We keep you guys posted….

 

PES 2018 will not work for now on Mac (64bit + Directx11)

Here a small post before it rains requests and questions. As you may know PES 2018 (Pro Evolution Soccer) has just been released for PS4, PC etc. (not Mac). So it’s quite obvious to think that it will be released for Porting Kit soon as well, besides, PES 2016 and PES 2017 are also available in Porting Kit right? Wrong! Yes, PES 2016 and PES 2017 are available in Porting Kit, but Konami Switched from Directx9 to Directx11 and went from also 32bit to 64bit only…

This means no PES 2018 for Mac for now, because Directx11 and 64bit Wine is still limited supported, an still will be for quite some time. ETA when it does? 1 year? 2 years? We will found out when time passes by. But, one comfort, you can still enjoy the game in earlier releases (2016/2017).

 

Porting Kit 2.8 Released!

Wow, a lot has happened, but Porting Kit is advancing more and more with great features and now also in beauty in Version 2.8! You can now change the themes to a couple of other ones like the “Boxer Dark Shelf” or the “Boxer Classic Shell”, to make your Porting Kit look awesome! You can do that in the Porting Kit Settings. We also show pages instead of one giant list of games. This will safe memory and improves speed. You can update your Porting Kit manually using the top bar “Porting Kit” button and then “Check for updates”. Enjoy!

There has been changed too much too tell under the hood, but you can read that all extendedly on the release notes…

Porting Kit 2.7 released!

Hello everyone! Here is VitorMM! I’m here to talk about the last Porting Kit release, which is filled with news. The last time I posted about an update was almost three months ago, with PK 2.6, so there are plenty of things to talk about.

FROM PORTING CENTER TO THE PORTING KIT
One of the main news is that we are moving all the Porting Center features to the Porting Kit slowly. Eventually, the Porting Center is going to be fully replaced by the Porting Kit. With that, features that belonged to PC will keep evolving in the same rate as PK features.

DRM CLIENTS (STEAM, ORIGIN, UPLAY AND GOG GALAXY)
We also had some problems with Steam, Origin and Uplay during that meanwhile. In case you missed that, you must have the Porting Kit 2.6.84 or superior to install a port with any of these guys. From that version on, PK should check the method to install them on our website, so DRM clients should not need any PK updates to work (for now, at least). Also, we finally managed to have out first 64Bit GOG Galaxy port, which was a great achievement :)

STABILITY
Due to lots of hard work, one of the focus during that transition was to keep PK stable as stable as possible, and so we did. Most of the changes in 2.6 were improvements and fixes, so the Porting Kit can give the best experience as possible.

LEGACY VERSION RELEASE
That’s what you heard! Porting Kit 2.7 have a legacy version release as well! And it comes with a great new for legacy users: with a new method developed by me, delivering the legacy version releases should be much faster now! So Porting Kit Legacy won’t be as outdated as it was before!

Now, be aware: the last Legacy release was almost one year ago. I’ve made a few tests in the Legacy version. It’s functional, however I can’t say if it’s completely stable yet. So if you see any error, or anything abnormal in Porting Kit Legacy, let we know in the forum or by mail ;)

That’s it! Thanks for reading and until next time!

For the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here…

Get the free Portingkit if you don’t own it yet up here…

And in case you use macOS 10.6 or 10.7, get the Legacy version instead, right here…

 

Uplay games fixed!

Another awesome news! Because of an update of Uplay, all the Uplay games didn’t work anymore because of the Uplay client had massive font and GUI issues. Luckily we have not much Uplay Client games, but still there are a few very popular ones. Although that problem itself is not fixed, we found out a workaround with an older Uplay client version which made the Uplay Client work again and won’t update to a later version automatically :D

This fix have been applied now on al Uplay games! So now you can play the awesome games like: Anno 2070, Silent Hunter IV, Assassin’s Creed Revelation and Rayman Legends and others again!! I tested Anno 2070 and Rayman Legends, and they all work as attended again. Enjoy!

Also now I am writing anyways, make sure you update to latest version of Porting Kit (new update since yesterday), because it has another bunch of nice updates (not required for the Uplay fix but recommended).

GOG Galaxy is up and running again and 64bit version as well!

Great news! With the latest Wine staging + a tweak we made GOG Galaxy alive and kicking again! Yep, the latest version is working and I updated the existing GOG Galaxy wrapper with the fix and works very nice. GOG Galaxy is has still a few small bugs from which one is that at startup it says it couldn’t update, which s not an issue because you are already running the latest version.

Whats very important and a milestone on Porting Kit and Paulthetall.com is the first 64bit application is reality!! Yes we made a 64bit GOG Galaxy port where you can experiment with 64bit games. One is already  working “Gwent” (for which we will make a separate post). So yes we are all excited! Please let us know your positive 64bit game results so we can check and add these games to the database as well.

Get the GOG Galaxy (32bit) and GOG Galaxy (64bit) here… and here…

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