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Origin Activation.dll final fix!!

Ladies and Gentlemen attention please! Finally, yes finally we implanted a decent fix for the Origin activation DLL issues. In the past we needed to use specific patches to workaround that issue and even then there were some people where it still caused problems. However!! There is finally an official fix for this problem (a pre-loader) which fixes this issue once and for all! I nice extra with the new engine, is that the crash after install is fixed as well! I will test and update all Origin games this weekend and coming week. I already did the update for the games:

The rest will follow shortly. Red Alert 2 and C&C renegade have a regression in the latest Wine versions, so that still needs to be fixed before I will update these Engines. This means the games still work using the old fashioned patches, but the engine with pre-loader will follow shortly as well!

 

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for Mac

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for Mac

Racing fans attention please! Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Origin) has been added to Porting Kit! Because origin foes not work properly yet in Crossover, this game is at the moment only playable in Porting Kit. The game works nice on low-end macs as my Intel HD5000 Macbook Air, and great on Medium Mac’s like my Intel Iris iMac and above! So fasten your seat-belts and have fun!

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open-world landscape behind the wheel of the world’s fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award-winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.
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New Porting Kit! Native games and Origin is back!

VitorMM here, and Porting Kit have support to native games now! What that means? That means that now you will find links to buy native games in our database, so now you can manage ALL your games with the Porting Kit, and not only the ported ones. That will be specially useful when we rally a new feature in Porting Kit, which should be coming soon…

Now about Origin ports: they are back! All Origin port were updated to Paul’s newest Origin engine, and now we won’t have problems with the latest Origin version. No more update error in the end of the installation, and no errors related to game installations.

With Porting Kit 1.9.115, we also have some bug fixes since 1.9.95, which includes a bug which made Porting Kit incapable of being used by computers with more than one active user. Also, the Ranking tab is now multi-threaded, which means that it won’t froze Porting Kit until its content has been loaded.

Many surprises are coming in the next Porting Kit releases (my TODO list already has 12 items), so keep yourself updated. If you want to keep yourself in touch with the latest features, make sure you always update to the latest version. If you only want to access new features when they are completely tested, update only when the latest version is marked as stable, which will be the same version for download here.

For the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here…

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

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Need for Speed Undercover (Origin) for Mac!

As promised another Origin game tonight!  This second one is “Need for Speed Undercover”! Also Need for speed Undercover was already added to paulthetall.com. The game installs fine in Origin altough you might need to restart Origin in order to launch it. In contrary of “Burnout Paradise”, login into EA games account ingame does work just fine. Lots of fun is awaiting you!

Install instructions:
Open the Portingkit and download the “Need for Speed Undercover Origin” file and let the Portingkit install Origin. The open Origin and activate the Gamersgate version serial mentioned above. After downloading the game this one stucks at installing (one of the only annoying bugs), but you can easily fix this by quitting Origin (after a few minutes to be sure), and then login again and then you are able to launch the game without problems. BUT, before you launch you have to do one more thing…Go to your preferences of Origin and turn off  “ingame Origin” and “Automatically update the game” (select-box). If you don’t do that, the game will freeze at launch. So make sure this is turned off , also when playing any other game in Origin. Then click play to start (it may ask to update, don’t do that). Have fun!

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Burnout Paradise (Origin) for Mac!

A couple more Origin games will follow coming days.  The first one for tonight is “Burnout Paradise”! Burnout Pardise was already added to paulthetall.com, but installation was a headache. With this version that problem is over. The game installs fine altough you might need to restart Origin in order to launch it. Also the ingame login into EA games account takes forever, so it is offline play only I am afraid. But even then there is endless gameplay and fun waiting for you. Laughed my ass out when testing the game, so even more is whished to you ;).

Install instructions:
Open the Portingkit and download the “Burnout Paradise Origin” file and let the Portingkit install Origin. The open Origin and activate the Gamersgate version serial mentioned above. After downloading the game this one stucks at installing (one of the only annoying bugs), but you can easily fix this by quitting Origin (after a few minutes to be sure), and then login again and then you are able to launch the game without problems. BUT, before you launch you have to do one more thing…Go to your preferences of Origin and turn off  “ingame Origin” and “Automatically update the game” (select-box). If you don’t do that, the game will freeze at launch. So make sure this is turned off , also when playing any other game in Origin. Then click play to start (will ask to update, don’t do that). Have fun!

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Red Alert 2 + Yuri Revenge (Origin) for Mac!

Yes! It’s come to pass this version is added to portingkit as well. This version works out of the box comparing with the “First Decade” version. The Origin version works for both Red Alert 2 and Yuri Revenge in my tests. So thats great news! This means some more Origin games are coming soon as well :D Have fun!

Install instructions:
Open the Portingkit and download the “Red alert 2 Origin” file and let the Portingkit install Origin. The open Origin and activate the Gamersgate version serial mentioned above. After downloading the game this one stucks at installing (one of the only annoying bugs), but you can easily fix this by quitting Origin (after a few minutes to be sure), and then login again and then you are able to launch the game without problems. BUT, before you launch you have to do one more thing…Go to your preferences of Origin and turn off  “ingame Origin” and “Automatically update the game” (select-box). If you don’t do that, the game will freeze at launch. So make sure this is turned off , also when playing any other game in Origin. Then click play to start (will ask to update, don’t do that). Have fun!

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Need for Speed Shift (Origin) for Mac!

Also Need for speed Shift works awesome in Origin! I can play this game in the highest resolution (1920×1080) with all shadows and environment settings on High if I want (motion blur/bloom excluded), on my AMD Radeon 6770M 512mb and Nvidia 640M. I used the Gamersgate (Origin) version which works out of the box. Simply get the Need for Speed Ultimate Digital Collection which contains 4 NFS games: NFS prostreet, and Need for Speed Undercover and Need for speed Shift + Need for Speed Shift 2! A must have collection for only $29! When not living in the US then get the Gamersgate UK version. Then install NFS Shift into the Portingkit as the video shows and play the game! Have fun!

Install instructions:
Open the Portingkit and download the “Need for Speed Shift” file and let the Portingkit install Origin. The open Origin and activate the Gamersgate version serial mentioned above. After downloading the game this one stucks at installing (one of the only annoying bugs), but you can easily fix this by quitting Origin (after a few minutes to be sure), and then login again and then you are able to launch the game without problems. BUT, before you launch you have to do one more thing…Go to your preferences of Origin and turn off  “ingame Origin” and “Automatically update the game” (select-box). If you don’t do that, the game will freeze at launch. So make sure this is turned off , also when playing any other game in Origin. Then click play to start (will ask to update, don’t do that). Have fun!

Game Description:
Need for Speed™ SHIFT is an award-winning authentic racing game that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks. Need for Speed SHIFT takes players in a different direction to create a simulation experience that replicates the true feeling of driving high-end performance cars.

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C&C 3 Tiberian Wars + Kane’s Wrath for Mac!

Oh yeah! C&C 3 Tiberium Wars + Kane’s Wrath is an awesome strategy game and it works great in the Portingkit (Origin version of the game). Simply download the Portingkit below and download the “C&C 3 Tiberian Wars + Kane’s Wrath” game download button in the Library server tab. This will automatically create the port and including installation of the Windows Origin into that port. Then It will be a matter of login –> download and install the game. I used the Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection version which contains an Origin serial you can add/activate in Origin. If the Gamersgate link says “not priced” (non-US) use this link… Enjoy!

Note:
There are 2 bugs in Origin where you have to to some manual actions.
1. Turn off the “Ingame Origin” + “Automatic game update” in the Origin preferences (select box).
2. Installation won’t end, so if you see “installing” for a few minutes. Quit Origin and Start the game again and the game will launch.

Game description:
Tiberium Wars takes place in the year 2047, at the advent of and during the “Third Tiberium War” when the Brotherhood of Nod launches a worldwide offensive against the Global Defense Initiative, abruptly ending 17 years of silence and temporarily crippling GDI. With the odds tipped in the Brotherhood’s favor this time, GDI field commanders rally their troops and begin to combat Nod’s second re-emergence, trying to restore lost hope. In the middle of it all, a new playable faction appears: the alien Scrin.

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Battlefield 1942 (Origin) for Mac!

On many request including mine :P I present the Origin version of  Battlefield 1942!! This game was until may last your for quite a while a free to play game, but now gone in the database! I was so disappointed because I finally have this working as I wanted and now the game is gone. Luckily I had it already added to my account, but what about multi-player? Because I can only login once in Origin with one account?! Well, luckily I found a solution. First I created another Origin account (the easy part). Then second I tried adding a CD serial of a legal copy I bought in the past, and guess what? It worked! So you can add your old CD serial of Battlefield 1942 in Origin and it will add the game in your account!

So I downloaded the Battlefield 1942 game but it kept installing (One of the only annoying bugs), but you can easily fix this by quiting Origin (after a few minutes to be sure), and then login again and then you are able to launch the game without problems. BUT, before you launch you have to do one more thing…Go to your preferences of Origin and turn off  “ingame Origin”. If you don’t do that, the game will freeze at launch. So make sure this is turned off , also when playing any other game in Origin. Then click play to start the fun!!!

Multi-player: Yes, this is possible. Hook up with a couple of friends in Hamachi and create a LAN game and join each-others multi-player games. The Video below will show you that as well! Enjoy!

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First Origin program port finally here!

Yes! Yes! Yes! I was already 1.5 years busy to get a good port of Origin, so we can play Origin games! And although I was far in the progress, I ran into 2 problems from which one, was fixed in Wine 1.7.35 (download problem) and the second was the “activation.dll” error message when launching a game. That one was fixed with a Patch I applied in this custom build. Because it is a custom build of Wine, I cannot add this into the Portingkit yet as we speak, but will be I hope coming week.

In this Origin Port not all games, on the contrary, a lot won’t work. This also because most games needs their own treatment to work. Newer Origin custom builds will of course follow through time. However with this Wine custom build I did managed to get a number of games working just great, including some way awesome titles where a lot of people were hoping for! Today and coming week I will show you which games work including a video tutorial. Which games they are I keep a secret until you see them appear on the site. Hope you will enjoy this as much as I do!

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