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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.

GOG.com Weekend sale THQ Nordic Games up to 80% off!

GOG.com Weekend sale THQ Nordic Games up to 80% off!

You’re into RPGs, perhaps? Turn-based, action, or just plain EPIC RPGs? Maybe you’d rather go with strategy, adventure, or action-adventure. Doesn’t matter, really, since THQ Nordic’s catalog’s got it all. In spades. Also discounts up to 80%. In today’s Weekend Sale.

85 games are included in the sale from which 14 also for Mac and Linux. Like The Dwarves (-67%) and The Book of Unwritten Tales (75% off). But also games like Battle Worlds: Kronos (-75%) and This is the Police with 67% off and many more!

Then for the discounted games left we have in Porting Kit, almost 40 game ports available to use! I will mention a couple important ones which are most popular and biggest discount. For the Delta Force series (-75%), Titan Quest (-80!!%) Red Faction series (75% off) and Desperado’s series (75% discount) Black Mirror Series (-75%) and many many more! Simply double-check in porting kit server tab if the game is in porting kit and get the game and download the setup and porting kit will do the rest!

The THQ Nordic Weekend Sale ends May 28, 10pm UTC.

UNREAL 20th Anniversary: Unreal Gold free for 48 Hours!

Great news on GOG.com! It’s been 20 years since we crash-landed on a planet full of ugly aliens, snazzy guns, and conveniently places power-ups. Today we’re going back for a nostalgic trip FREE of charge! You can then download the setup file and install it into Portingkit on the server tab of the Porting Kit app.

Together with Epic Games, we are celebrating this anniversary with a 48h giveaway of Unreal Gold, the hallmark FPS that expanded the shooter genre with open areas, sweet weapon upgrades and, well, unreal lighting effects. Grab it for FREE through our front page banner until May 24, 5pm UTC. Remember to redeem your code before June 7th, 10pm UTC.

Then make sure to grab the rest of the Unreal series at 80% off until May 29, 5pm UTC.

GOG version of Mafia 2 added to Porting Kit!

For the ones owning Mafia 2 om GOG.com I have good news, I made a GOG.com source available for those people :) Have fun!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Mafia 2 from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Game Description:
Mafia with a mature and compelling narrative that will immerse players like never before. From the mean streets of Little Italy and Chinatown to the dizzying heights of its glittering skyline, find out if you have what it takes to be somebody in the city of Empire Bay. Immerse yourself in a violent criminal underworld in an all-consuming quest to become a man of honor.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Mafia 2 for Mac

Porting Kit 2.9.420 update released!

Porting Kit 2.9.420 update released!

Normally we only do updates of Porting Kit, but for this update I make an exception because it contains a fix for a major bug (user.reg override) which affected many game ports in Porting Kit. If you ran into an issue running a game-port in Porting Kit, then this bug might be the cause of it. In order to fix the problem for those games, you need to update porting Kit  to latest version (Porting Kit menu in upper bar –> “check for updates”, and after update reinstall the game.

Whats new in this update:
 Improved: Video card device ID detection
– Improved: Video card memory size can be detect automatically in case the computer has a single video card using OpenGL
– Improved: Video card memory size can be detect manually in some cases (Intel Iris, Intel HD, NVIDIA GeForce 320M and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M)
– Improved: Video card type detection for Intel GMA
– Improved: Google Analytics report in case no video card data can be detected
– Improved: Google Analytics report in case no video card memory size can be detected
– Added: Google Analytics use message
Fixed: user.reg override should work properly again

Enjoy the update!

Gwent Directx11 only, drops support Directx9.

Some sad news for the Gwent fans. It seems that Gwent dropped support for Directx9 in their recent version of Gwent. It’s now full Directx11. I tried to find a workaround, and thought I found one by switching back with an older version of the game (v22). Unfortunatly after getting hope when I saw it boot up, I got a message ingame from gwent that “this” (older version) is not supported…

In other words, the fairy tale that Gwent Works for Mac using Wine has ended for now. I tried to do some tweaks, which unfortunately has no use to revive the game. We need some more Wine development supporting Direct11, this may take quite some more months until it is that far. So the Gwent fans unfortunatly have to wait again…

Keep an eye on the blog coming time for updates

Most Wanted Sale: Over 150 most wishlisted games up to 85% off!

Most Wanted Sale: Over 150 most wishlisted games up to 85% off!

150+ deals up to 85% off in the Most Wanted Games Sale! Many out of ten gamers agree: a healthy wishlist is key to a happy lifestyle. Case in point, we just launched a sale on over one hundred fifty of the most wishlisted games and DLC on GOG.COM.

 That’s not the only reason to have a wishlist – give a few pointers to your friends, family, and rich internet strangers; accidentally send it to all your contacts (oops); or if you’re waiting for the sale, which you are, we’ll let you know when it’s time to spend some cash (it’s now).

Go straight to the GOG.com Promo page up here…

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