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Fahrenheit Indigo Prophesy back in Porting Kit

Back from the past, Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophesy) has been back into the Porting Kit database. This way popular adventure game where you have to discover the truth: Why are these victims being killed? What is making people engage in these murders? And who is the mastermind behind it all? This is a unique chance to run from the police and hide from yourself. Welcome to a new form of video game.

The game is tested and works on Apple Silicon Mac and intel Macs and works also on Mac OS Catalina and Big Sur.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophesy) offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click: play
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Fahrenheit is a second game made by Quantic Dream – studio responsible for masterpieces such as Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Heavy Rain. All their games were very well received by gamers and Fahrenheit is no exception. With superb story, groundbreaking gameplay, and Hollywood-level narration Fahrenheit (a.k.a. Indigo Propecy) has earned its place as one of the best action adventure games of all time.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

 

Hitman Absolution for Mac

Yep, we keep them coming…another DXVK game has been ported to Mac: Hitman Absolution for Mac. So If you like the Hitman series, then this one cannot be missed in your collection. I played the first level/tutorial on my Macbook Pro (intel) without issues. You need Porting Kit 4 beta to install and play the Hitman game. Tested the game on Apple Silicon and there it give some sound issues (stutter sound in-game), so for Apple Silicon it needs some improvement.

I also created a video tutorial with some gameplay which you can watch below. Don’t look to much to the sluggishness of the gameplay, that’s because of the screencapturing program and the high settings. When testing the game with some vide adjustment and without screen capture it works quite well.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Freedom Fighters offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click: play
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Hitman Absolution follows the Original Assassin undertaking his most personal contract to date. Betrayed by the Agency and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself pursuing redemption in a corrupt and twisted world. 

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Freedom Fighters for Mac

Another DXVK game has been ported to Mac: Freedom Fighters for Mac. I tested Freedom Fighters also on Apple Silicon and there it works awesome as well. So another awesome game has been added to the Porting Kit Catalog! If you like action games then this one is the way to go. oh, and you need Porting Kit 4 to install and play it.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Freedom Fighters offline backup setup file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the notes of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click: Install
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click: play
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Freedom Fighters is an intense third-person action game set in an alternate history New York during the invasion of a foreign superpower. Take on the role of Chris Stone, a hard-working plumber, and rise through the ranks of the resistance to prove yourself as a charismatic leader. Liberate supplies, scavenge weapons and use the ‘recruit and command’ system to grow the resistance and lead up to 12 freedom fighters into strategic conflicts throughout the campaign. Travel across the city and complete interconnected missions where your actions in one level affect the battles in another.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition for Mac

Yes Yes Yes! Now we are busy with the big titles, here another one… Age of Empires 3 – Definitive Edition for Mac. We have added the second DXVK supported game in history of Porting Kit and many more will follow from now on. Now the way is open to Directx10/11 games, a new era of goodness has been began! I tested  Age of Empires 3 – Definitive Edition also on Apple Silicon and there it works as well. The video below is also made from my Silicon M1 Mac Mini with 16GB. Check out the video tutorial and start the fun!

Notes:
1. The game works only in Porting Kit 4 and not in Porting Kit 3. So if you have Porting Kit 3, then download Porting Kit 4 from the Porting Kit download page…
2. The AOE 3 Definitive edition is technical high demanding, 8GB Memory and 2GB vram, so it will not work with low-end Intel Iris or Intel HD. So High end Intel Macs and Silicon Macs only!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition here from Kinguin
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition completes the celebration of one of the most beloved real-time strategy franchises in definitive form with enhanced features and modernized gameplay. Command mighty civilizations from across Europe and the Americas or jump to the battlefields of Asia in stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics and with a fully remastered soundtrack. Now featuring two new game modes: Historical Battles and The Art of War Challenge Missions, including all previously released expansions and all 14 civilizations, plus two brand new civilizations ? the Swedes and Inca.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition for Mac

Yes! After countless requests, its here… Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition for Mac. We have added the first DXVK supported game in history of Porting Kit and many more will follow from now on. Now the way is open to Directx10/11 games, a new era of goodness has been began! I tested  Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition even on Silicon Mac and works gorgeous. The video below is also made from my Silicon M1 Mac Mini with 16GB. Check out the video tutorial and start the fun! Played also a multiplayer game without issues and I even won :D.

Note: The game works only in Porting Kit 4 and not in Porting Kit 3. So if you have Porting Kit 3, then download Porting Kit 4 from the Porting Kit download page…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition here from Kinguin
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations. Explore all the original campaigns like never before as well as the best-selling expansions, spanning over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

DXVK Support is there for Porting Kit 4 Beta!

Great news! I made a separate post for this, but it’s important to explain, because DXVK support (Directx 10+11) is there!!! Yes that’s right, so this means big Directx11 titles will come to Porting Kit!!!!! And tonight we will make a massive introduction of the feature by releasing the port for Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition!! I will make a video of the tutorial and that the game even works great on Silicon Macs!!

Important to note is that DXVK/Vulkan support works only in Porting Kit 4 Beta and not in Porting Kit 3! Porting Kit 4 will be the main Porting Kit app and Porting Kit 3 will eventually be fased out when all the functions (which PK4 is missing) from PK3 are migrated.

New version of DXVK released – OnePerDay

Porting Kit 3 master wrapper issue. (resolved!!)

As promised, issue has been resolved! Ports can be created normally again in Porting Kit 3 without issues.

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Since tonight, there has been a change on the wineskin master wrapper, this caused for issues for Porting Kit 3 (not Porting Kit 4 Beta). We are working to fix that.We will let you know on the blog. when its fixed (probably tonight) If you have Mojave or Above, then I would recommend to use Porting Kit 4 beta anyways.

Download it from the Porting Kit website up here…

Porting Kit 4.1.0 release with Apple Silicon support!

Yes! Finally! We talked about it in the past about the Apple Silicon Macs support in Porting Kit. Codeweavers already builtin the support in CX20.0.1 and CX20.0.2, but with Wineskin 2.9.0.7 RC2 and with the special built of CX20.0.2 engines (great work Dean!) in combination with Mac OS Big Sur 11.1+ we finally can play Windows games on Apple Silicon Macs using Porting Kit 4 Beta!

Wow, does all the games in the Porting Kit database work on Apple Silicon?!
Well, many of them do (especially the more newer games) but some older ones won’t. It requires a lot of testing to see what games work on the Silicon Mac and which don’t. Besides that you have to understand that Apple silicon support is still in the works at Codeweavers, and besides that Rosetta needs improvements as well and is in the improving process. So this will fix a lot of things in the future as well.

Steam ports aren’t working at the moment on Silicon Macs. We are working on a fix for that.

Whats tested and how do I know which games do not work on Apple Silicon?
We are working on a system that when we tested a game “not working” on Apple Silicon Macs, that it will show it. For the ones we don’t know now it’s still experimental and will come through time and testing clear. Remember what does not work now, may work in the near future with new engines and Better Rosetta2 support in new Mac OS updates.

Minimum Requirements for Apple Silicon:
– Mac OS 11.1+
Porting Kit 4 Beta (4.1.0)

We tested these games so far:
– Metal Gear Solid (works)
– Caesar 3 (works)
– Empire – Rise of a middle Kingdom (works)
– Zeus & Poseidon (works)
– Fallout New Vegas (works)

– Rollercoaster Tycoon (does not work)
– Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (does not work)

Feel free to test yourself and let us know what works for you and which don’t. Some ports may need special tricks to let to work after all. Everyone who has Porting Kit 4 will receive the update message :) Have fun!

Oh one more thing…vulkan/DXVK support is coming very soon as well!! This means Witcher 3/Age of Empires 2 DE etc. will come soon to Porting Kit!!

My Memory of Us for Mac

On request we added My Memory of Us to the Porting Kit database. This game port of the My Memory of us adventure brings you to events that are touching and horrifying even now. Let’s go back in time. It all began with a meeting between a boy and a girl who came from two different worlds. For a short time they had good laughs together, taking joy simply from each other’s company. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. War broke out – the Evil King plundered the city and his robot-soldiers appeared everywhere. Citizens were separated and some of them were marked and forced to move out of their homes and live in a place that was sealed off from the rest of the city by a huge wall. Fortunately the children were not alone – they had each other. Enjoy this adventure! Tested and works nicely in Big Sur 11.x as well.

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the My Memory of Us “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
What makes My Memory of Us stand out is that the story is told from the perspective of two friends who complete each other. Each of them has their own abilities – she can run fast, he can sneak – but only when they work together as a team can they overcome all adversities. You just want to have fun with your friend. Go on then! Grab her hand and find out what adventures are waiting for you outside. Together, there’s nothing in the world that can stop you.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Porting Kit 4.0.65 released!

After the fix of Porting Kit 4.0.65 (see last post about that) we are delighted to announce another Porting Kit 4 Beta version (4.0.66).  Besides some cosmetic fixes it also contains a few updated  FAQ items, it has a few extra features. I will discuss the “Custom EXE creator” option and the “Theme chooser” in preferences.

Custom Exe Creator:
When you in Porting Kit 4.0.66 right-click on a local installed port (on the left) then you have an option to create a “Custom Exe”. What is a Custom exe? Well, for example when a specific game has a specific config .exe or you want to set a specific exe for a Mod you installed, then you may want that short-cut in the Porting Kit. You can do that simply by right-clicking the specific port and choose the “custom exe” option, then name it, and then select the specific exe you want to use. After clicking ok, the exe has been added into Porting Kit.

Theme chooser:
Yes it now possible to choose your theme as well in Porting Kit 4! Choose from the classic “Blue Galaxy” theme or the “Boxer Dark Shelf” or “Boxer Classic Shelf” theme. Click on the top bar using the Porting Kit menu, and choose “preferences” and then select your choice. Enjoy!

New Changes in 4.0.66:

  • Fixing Preferences window
  • Server app icons should be cached for better performance
  • Analytics step updated
  • FAQ updated
  • Refresh button in News tab should work properly
  • Reading local WSI files should work properly
  • Added right-click menu option to create new custom EXE (shortcut)
  • Fixed link colors
  • Underlines should appear in app descriptions
  • Now it’s possible to disable wrapper updates on PK’s userData.json file
  • Added Antivirus startup window

Check the new change log page of Pk 4 up here…