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Wrapper update Civcity Rome and Myst URU Chronicles!

Wrapper update Civcity Rome and Myst URU Chronicles!

We do wrapper updates al the time, but when there are some significant updates we try to post them on the blog as much we can. So here the update for Civcity Rome ! The game needs core fonts, but the Porting Kit somehow failed the fonts trick into the wrapper, which caused you not to see the fonts in-game. With the latest Porting Kit version this is solved! So update Porting Kit (using the top bar menu –> check for updates) to fix the issue.

Myst URU Complete Chronicles had an issue concerning launch probably cause in one of the installer updates of GOG.com. This is fixed to now and doesn’t need an Porting Kit update. Refresh the server tab and make sure the GOG.com setup file is in the download folder and install the game and play

Go the to Porting Kit page for Civcity here… and otherwise up here…

Tighter ties with Gamersgate again.

Gamersgate has been lost out of the picture for some years because the ties were lost for quite a while. But with their new Sales manager they are back and ties are back in good shape. So I will be adding more Gamersgate source games and updating Gamersgate ports in coming time. I already updated 25 ports past weekend and adding a few old ones, which I had not added yet to Porting Kit. I will put on a post + video tonight for the first new Gamersgate port.

Gamersgate is one of the biggest online digital games store on the net and with over 3500 games in the game catalog, it even exceeds the number of GOG.com which is growing more and more as well! So if you search a Windows or Mac game, certainly check out the Gamersgate sales as well for the best price!

Check out the existing Gamersgate ports here…

Dungeons 2 free for 48 hours!

GOG’s Chinese New Year Sale is nearing its end, but not without a bang! If not for the hundreds of offers and Flash Deals up to 90% off, if not for all these Steam games going DRM-free via GOG Connect, then drop by for a second helping of freebie!

Feeling like a modern take on Dungeon Keeper? We’ve got you. Grab a free copy of Kalypso’s native Mac game: Dungeons II on GOG.com – the DRM-free dispensary of joy and prosperity.

Get your free copy withing 48 hours up here…

THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 – free for 48 hours + China New Year sale up to 90% off!

THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002  – free for 48 hours + China New Year sale up to 90% off!

Come by the GOG.com front page and grab King of Fighters 2002 – free for 48 hours, until February 15, 2 PM UTC. A classic NeoGeo arcade fighter, King of Fighters 2002 is beloved for its broad roster of fighters and intense competitive gameplay, earning it a spot in the “Top Ten Video Game List” by Japan’s arcade-gaming magazine, Monthly Arcadia. This Game is available native for Mac, so this means download and play.

The free game action comes with the Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival… regardless of what you call it, it calls for celebration! And so GOG brings hundreds of deals on games you should play in The Year of the Dog up to 90% off. Remember Flash Deals? They’re back on GOG.com! Relive the anticipation, the satisfaction, that feeling when you get a ridiculous deal right before it’s gone. Flash Deals come and go every hour!

Check out the deals on GOG.com up here…

Some GOG.com game port fixes.

Some GOG.com game port fixes.

Maintaining so many game ports is quite intensive, especially when changes seems to appear regularly in the game installer, or Winetricks, game clients (Uplay/Steam/Origin/GOG Galaxy). The problem is not only fixing them, but also discover them when they are there. That’s why your help is so important, to notify us when things stops functioning in the Porting Kit forum or contact form.

There seems to be a couple of problems active:
Origin:
Asks for internet connection, (while its already there), which has a solution now and is being implanted at the moment, most Origin games will work now, but a final check still needs to be done. (matter of 2 days at the most to fix all Origin games)

GOG Galaxy (Gwent):
Well, we only have 1 GOG Galaxy game (Gwent), but yeah if the game client is messing around, then there is no use for it… We are working on the problem, but solution is not there yet. CHeck blog regularly for updates.

GDIplus issue:
Some GOG.com games had a graphical glitch with the GOG installer. You couldn’t click “install” (Install button gone) so installing the game would not be possible. Most games are now fixed from that bug, but if you see/run into one, let us know asap, so we can fix those specific game(s). Check for fixed games in the ratings tab (latest games) list.

Some game port fixes past days:
Settlers 2 Special Edition
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Heroes 3
Heroes 2
Chris Sawyers Locomotion

48 Hour givaway of Carmageddon TDR 2000 for free!

Great news, GOG.com is giving away another free game! This time a 48 hour giveaway of Carmageddon TDR 2000! This gift is part of the release of the game on GOG.com including the Carmageddon: Max Damage game. That game is not possible yet to run in wine thus also not in Porting Kit due to Directx11. However the free Carmageddon TDR 2000, most likely is! I need to look into it, but looks like not that hard to do. At least WineHQ rates it gold. So get this game free now, and check the blog for the official adding to Porting Kit.

Max Damage, imprisoned for life, plots his escape. However, there’s the small matter of an army of police, hordes of gangsters and thousands of enraged inhabitants – all with homicide on their minds. To succeed, it will take a four wheeling genius with no morals, a killer instinct and a burning passion to escape.

Get this free game up here…

More Porting Kit game updates!

More Porting Kit game updates!

And here a couple interesting Porting Kit game updates! This time for the games: Heroes 3, C&C 3 and Neverwinter Nights 2. Below a brief sum of the improvements:

– Heroes of Might & Magic 3  –> Fixed the save issue (couldn’t save games)
– C&C 3 Tiberian Wars/Kane’s Wrath –> Fixed a launch problem for certain Macs.
– Neverwinter Nights 2 –> Speed improvements.

To update the wrappers trash the old ones and re-install the games with the updated script in Porting Kit by searching the games on the library –> server tab. Enjoy the games!

Merry Christmas from the Paulthetall.com team!

GOG.com Winter sale started with free Grim Fandango and hundreds of sales!

GOG.com Winter sale started with free Grim Fandango and hundreds of sales!

Winter sale started on GOG.com + a free copy of Grim Fandango! Check the sales out, offers change daily! So this is the time of the year to get your wishlisted games on GOG.com now the games are cheap!

Oh, jolly! It’s the start of the GOG.com Winter Sale: where great games, gifts, and wonder are never in short supply. We’re doing 14 days of Winter Sale, starting with 500+ deals up to -90%, more offers added every single day, and holiday Stars full of great Mystery Games!

‘Tis the season of giving, so we’re giving out Grim Fandango Remastered! This isn’t just a classic for collectors, it’s still one of the best adventure games you’ll play in 2017 thanks to technical and gameplay updates introduced with the remaster. Visit GOG.com before Dec. 14, 2 PM UTC to claim your holiday gift!

Happy shopping! Go to the GOG.com sale page up here…

Crossover 17 released for Mac and Linux

Awesome news! Crossover 17 (Mac/Linux) has been released! As every year in the end of the year, Crossover releases a new update, and this one took some time to be released. had a lot of beta’s as well. So finally it’s there. Crossover is a paid Porting Application product of Codeweavers, just like Porting Kit is, but then more advanced and features. Besides that they are the main contributors of the Wine project, and Wine project would be still in the stone age without their support. So its highly recommended to have this app and by doing so, you support the Wine project, and when using the links here, also the Porting Kit project!

If you don’t own Crossover yet, then get it using the links mentioned here, and get a 25% discount with the code “portingover”! Enjoy the new app!

Changes: 17.0.0 CrossOver – December 5, 2017

  • Application Support:
    • CrossOver now supports Microsoft Office 2016.
    • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2017.
  • Linux:
    • League of Legends now runs in CrossOver Linux.
  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 17 includes an updated Wine with thousands of improvements for Windows application compatibility.
    • The default compatibility mode has been changed from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Microsoft Office 2010 from registering.
    • Fixed bugs which prevented Everquest and Everquest 2 from running.
    • Many improvements to Microsoft Office 2013 applications, including better support for drawing shapes, support for gradient brushes, and more.
    • Many Windows applications will run better on high dpi screens.

Get Crossover on the Codeweavers website up here…

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