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Lighthouse – The Dark Being for Mac

In the Lighthouse – The Dark Being you pass through a shimmering portal into a world teeming with invention, discovery… and evil. An exotic parallel universe is terrorized by a dark being. Alien technology, unearthly treachery, and brain-twisting danger skulk around every craggy cliff and corner. Relive this classic! You can get this DRM free Windows game on GOG.com which you can install in Porting Kit to play it on your Mac. Have fun!

Just remember to not update to Mac OS Catalina yet, because of the 32-bit support drop of Mac OS 10.15. We are still working on a solution.

Game description:
Pass through a shimmering portal into a world teeming with invention, discovery… and evil. An exotic parallel universe is terrorized by a dark being. Alien technology, unearthly treachery, and brain-twisting danger skulk around every craggy cliff and corner. You are summoned on a rescue mission; lives and worlds hang in the balance. Do you have the courage and imagination to leave your world and enter the unknown?

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 Lighthouse – The Dark Being from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Heart of China for Mac

You like old school adventures? Heart of China for Mac is in that case good news! From the breathtaking splendor of 1930 Asia, three strangers are about to set forste on and adventure that will span an entire continent. She is daughter of a ruthless American land baron, facing death somewhere in the lush mountains of central China. He is a down-on-his-luck pilot with only three days to rescue her. Their guide to freedom is a shadowy master of stealth and cunning from a far away land. Relive this classic! You can get this DRM free Windows game on GOG.com which you can install in Porting Kit to play it on your Mac. Have fun!

Just remember to not update to Mac OS Catalina yet, because of the 32-bit support drop of Mac OS 10.15. We are still working on a solution.

Game description:
Together they will travel the crowded streets of Hong Kong, cross the blinding snowfields of the Himalayas and ride the fabled Orient Express… all on a journey of life, love and death that could only begin in the Heart of China.

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 Heart of China from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Heart of China for Mac

Massive update action from Old wrappers from “X11” to “Mac driver”

Massive update action from Old wrappers from "X11" to "Mac driver"

Because of compatibility with Mojave and coming Catalina, there needs to be a Massive update of old ports to newer engines and change from “X11” screen handling to “Mac Driver”. This has some Pro’s and Cons, and that’s why I need to need your input as well. As you may have noticed I Have done the past week a Massive update action with over a 150 ports and I am only half underway, changing the input from x11 to Mac Driver + rechecking the setup file name (if changed) and the description (mentioning the “offline backup setup installer” for GOG.com games).

Where do I need your help?
Because of the massive update of the games database to Mac driver, I cannot test all games again. That would take ages, and my time is already limited. Most games should work just fine with the update or even better (to much better)! But some games will have regressions as well (performance issues or even don’t launch). That part I need to know. If you run into issues (with a new port installation) that the game doesn’t run anymore, or has regressions, please let me know using contact form. Then I can take a look and do an update of that specific game (if I can fix it).

Other news is that we making last changes before a new update of Porting Kit with some fixes. Catalina OS support in Porting Kit is still in Progress and we are waiting for Codeweavers for their Catalina ready public Wine release.

Thanks again making Portingkit a better place.

Dark Devotion for Mac

I came past this game on GOG.com, ported the game and runs great on my AMD Radeon iMac! The only flaw I could found is that you cannot play it full screen (see video below), but you can see the menu bar in the top. But game runs just smooth and nice. Its bin a while as well that I made a game video, so thats nice as well. Just remember to not update to Catalina yet, because of the 32-bit support drop of Mac OS 10.15. 

Game description:
Would you like to play something with tough puzzles and laughing-out-loud humour? What about something full of funny characters, featuring mind-bending plots and brain-teasing puzzles?
Help the King regain his sanity after he got turned into a raving lunatic, save the kidnapped prince and interview Queen Xina and King Bodd who have been fighting for years. You will be confronted by surprise after surprise and will have to face the most unexpected enemies. Enjoy good, old-fashioned fun for everyone.

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 Dark Devotion from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Gobliiins pack for Mac

Someone mentioned to me that the Gobliiins trilogy of Gamersgate wasn’t for sale anymore and requested the GOG.com Gobliiins pack version which I also own. So I checked it out and I ported the 3 games in 3 separate games because they have separate installers. So if you buy/own the pack, then you have all 3 games in one sale. The games work all great :) Enjoy Gobliiins pack for Mac!

Game description:
Would you like to play something with tough puzzles and laughing-out-loud humour? What about something full of funny characters, featuring mind-bending plots and brain-teasing puzzles?
Help the King regain his sanity after he got turned into a raving lunatic, save the kidnapped prince and interview Queen Xina and King Bodd who have been fighting for years. You will be confronted by surprise after surprise and will have to face the most unexpected enemies. Enjoy good, old-fashioned fun for everyone.

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 Gobliiins pack from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Go to the game pages here:
Gobliiins
Gobliins 2 – The Prince Buffoon
Goblins Quest 3

Or simply search the games in the Porting Kit database, remember the game names are different, so search for “gobli” and they should appear all :)

Portingkit 3.0 beta has been released!

Yes finally after some delay the beta of Porting Kit 3.0 has been released! It contains fixes and a total restructure of the Porting Kit graphical interface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GUI overhaul was been chosen because of some confusement with the local library tab and the server tab. With this new look we hope to have everything in view. On the right the window where you can find all game ports added on the database. On the left all your installed game ports.

When clicking on the “v” at the end of a game port, you have all the usual options. Besides that you can click on the game port and the usual view of the trailer and the “Play” and “More” options will be there as all times. When you want to see al server/database ports again, click the back “<” button to get the main view in the library.

Besides the Graphical change the update contains also lots of fixes, like: Showing all icons when searching for specific game. (earlier the last row was showing a windmill (loading icon), Winetrick fix (Directx9) which was failing and thus dozens of games were not working properly. And some more. See all changes below. Before the stable 3.0 release we at least want to fix the extra error bugs you regularly get with installing (read not the GOG.com installation errors) which has to do somehow with the “Unofficial wine engines”. But we had to release the update to fix some important bugs.

You can update to the latest beta by updating manually using the Portingkit menu ==> and choose “check for updates”. If it is greyed out, then restart Porting Kit first. Enjoy!!!

Changes:

  • Added: New library that merges the local and the server libraries
  • Fixed: Alerts should have the Dark style in macOS 10.13- if the Dark mode is selected
  • Fixed: Avoiding exception while listing Wineskin available engines
  • Fixed: The directx9 winetrick should be installed with an older version of winetricks
  • Fixed: Engines listing should work properly in the legacy version
  • Added: Support to the Intel Coffee Lake CPU and Intel UHD
  • Improved: Crash Logs send by PK
  • Changed: If your computer is incompatible with the Porting Kit, it should close on startup after giving the warning
  • Fixed: Avoiding error when running Wineskin wrapper through library
  • Fixed: Only one port can be installed at a time

S.W.I.N.E HD Remastered for Mac

Yes! Its there: S.W.I.N.E HD Remastered for Mac! The game runs very awesome in my test on my MAD Radeon iMac! Enjoy the game!

S.W.I.N.E. HD Remaster is the new edition of the challenging classic strategy game S.W.I.N.E.! 18 years after the release of the original, the filthiest of all wars between the Rabbit and the Pig armies will inspire both new and old fans of sophisticated real-time strategy with completely revised textures, support for todays resolutions, detailed unit models, a 16:9 adapted interface and an extended zoom.

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 S.W.I.N.E HD Remastered from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Go to the SWINE HD Remaster game page for more info up here…

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Disney’s Hercules for Mac

After another busy period, another Disney game has been added to Portingkit: Disney’s Hercules for Mac! GOG.com has been adding more and more good old Disney games, so that’s good news for our retro-gamers between us. The game runs very good, although only playable windowed (almost full screen). When you launch the game you have to press the “CMD/Apple” key or on windows keyboards the “Left alt” in order to make it windowed. Enjoy the game!

You’re not just along for the ride, you are Hercules. So jump in the hero seat and get ready to battle your way through three ancient worlds, ten challenging stages, and a hoard of mythological monsters. Defend Thebes from the evil Centaurs and Harpies! Fight off the menacing Titans on Mt. Olympus! Defeat the multi-headed Hydra and send a hot-headed Hades back where he belongs. Hey, it’s all in a day’s work when you’re trying to earn your place among the gods.

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 Disney’s Hercules from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Go to the Disney’s Hercules game page for more info up here…

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MacOS Catalina is nearing! Don’t do it (Yet)!!

MacOS Catalina is nearing! Don't do it (Yet)!!

Yeah, time is going fast and we are far behind and there is lot’s to do regarding the new Mac OS Catalina. Apple thinks they are gracious enough with the time to get everything ready. But simply said. Mac OS Catalina is 64bit and will kill all your 32bit games…. True story. So if you want to play any old and newer 32-bit games , then don’t do it!

“But if you make Porting Kit 64bit, is it not resolved?” Nope, the games itself are 32-bit and have 32-bit processes, and simply won’t work anymore. Only 64bit games. “Does this mean everything is lost?” No! not yet. We are planing to make a Linux version of Porting Kit. This in combination with a tiny Linux distro with wine, will make it technically possible to still be able to play 32bit games in a kind of VM and not needing Windows or bootcamp. Yes it’s a hell of a job and it takes time and patience and for you guys not to update to Mac OS Catalina to be able to play your games. We will keep you guys in the loop with the process. If you are a Mac/Linux coder/programmer and want to contribute helping us, contact us (Vitor) using the contact form, so stuff can speed up. Thanks for your  tremendous patience and support!

We will make this topic sticky for a while, so for other updates, game releases and news just scroll down. the news page.

Drive on Moscow for Mac

Another turn based strategic game in the way of Panzer Generals 2 and others, Drive on Moscow  for Mac is now added to Porting Kit! Drive on Moscow, a strategy game from the award-winning makers of Battle of the Bulge, invites you to take command of the pivotal battle of World War II! Defend the homeland as the Soviets, or lead a bold push to seize the Soviet capital as the Axis. to your download folder and let Porting Kit take care of the rest! Works great! Have fun!

Game description:
As commander, direct your troops across a detailed campaign map, capturing territory and planning strategies. You must overcome your opponent, vast distances, and extreme weather to achieve victory.Thanks to the impulse based turn system, you’ll activate individual sectors: choose wisely, time is of the essence and correct timing is crucial to win the campaign.

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 Drive on Moscow from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” 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!

Go to the Drive on Moscow game page for more info up here…

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Drive on Moscow for Mac

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