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Total Anihilation – Commander Pack Wrapper update!

We heard that there was a bug going on for Total Annihilation – Commander Pack for Mac OS 11.x Big Sur users. It seemed that the D3D Boost needs to be activated in order run it properly. We addressed this issue now with the port update. so if you own the GOG.com and you ran into issues, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix regression for mac OS Big Sur. Will work now on Big Sur and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Wasteland for Mac

Wasteland for Mac is a golden oldie from 1988. which is now added and playable again in Porting Kit! Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it. These old graphics will remind you of these days when you played it at first or reminds you to similar games you played in the past. Well, whatever it is, this GOG.com classic is now added in Porting Kit and waits for you to play it on even Catalina OS 10.15+.

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 Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Wasteland “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants – always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Wasteland for mac

Wasteland for mac

Super Huey III for Mac

You like nostalgic arcade simulators? Well, Super Huey III for Mac may fit in that category. This game port works great and gives a lot of fun. Tested that game for a while (couple of missions) on my Macbook pro with Big Sur, and had some fun :) This entertaining GOG.com game is only $5,99 and I have to say that the creators of the game did a good job trying to bring back the nostalgie of it.

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 Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Super Huey III “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
In 1985, Cosmi Software stunned the gaming world with the first helicopter flight simulator for home computers. The legend continues with this revamped version of Super Huey™ III! Over 35 intense missions: After learning the ropes in 3 training missions, you’ll fly 33 main missions featuring air-to-land and air-to-air combat, plus search-and-rescue objectives. 3 Bonus Missions await for those that can conquer the main campaign!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

There is no Game: Wrong Dimension for Mac

There is no game Wrong Dimension is one of these games which really entrigued me (check trailer), and now I made it available for Mac! When I tested the game, I didn’t knew what to expect. I had not watched the trailer and was first focused how the game port was working (which worked flawlessly by the way). But then the funny narrator was starting to keep me playing. Making me to find out what he would say next if I would beat him with the puzzles. And it was really fun! I played about 1.5 hours in a row! That’s an accomplishment for a game to keep me focussed on it. So yes, this GOG.com game a recommendation to play this one. If you check the trailer you will get an impression. Game is tested on Catalina OS 10.15+ so, you are safe to try it out :) Enjoy!

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 Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the There is no game Wrong Dimension “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
There is no game: Wrong dimension” is a Point&Click comedy adventure (and Point&Click only!) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Sea Dogs  – City of Abandoned Ships port update!

I got an e-mail about a crash bug in Sea Dogs  – City of Abandoned Ships. When investigating I found out that this had to so with a custom (WS9) engine which is not compatible for Catalina OS 10.15+. So we applied the “wine patch” in a custom WS11 engine so the crash won’t happen on Catalina 10.15.x+ anymore. We are happy that this game is now also Catalina/Big Sur and higher proof :) So if you own the GOG.com game, then install it in the updated port in the Porting Kit game library, and enjoy the game!

Changes:
– New custom WS11 engine so the game will work now on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Call to Power 2 port update!

I saw that there was a bug for the game Call to Power 2 for Catalina OS/Big Sur+ (uses 32->64 WS11 engine). So I checked it out and fixed the problem. The game wouldn’t launch with the WS11 engine because of regressions, but as mentioned fixed that issue. so if you own the GOG.com and you ran into issues, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix regression for WS11 Engines. Will work now on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

 

New Porting Kit 4.0 Beta (4.40) with auto update feature!

Yes finally, great news! As promised the Porting Kit 4.0 update with automatic updates feature from now on! So make sure you have this “4.40” version and you will be updated automaticly from now on! This process will be done automatically, so there is no “check for updates” (yet). Beside that great feature also the maintenance mode is now visible in Porting kit 4.0, so you cannot install for example the Origin Source because the port is in maintenance/not working temporarily at the moment.

New Features:
– Automatic update feature
– Maintenance mode visible now

Get this new critical up from the download page up here…

New Porting Kit 4 Beta release!

Yeah we are working hard to have the Porting Kit Beta 4 as stable and complete as possible for you guys. So we are working very hard to make this possible for you and have the best experience. The beta is under full development, and since last week we builtin a lot of improvements. We also builtin a log creator, so when you run into issues you can sent it to us for analysis. We encourage you all to work as much in Porting Kit 4 Beta as possible and report bugs to us and when you run into issues sent us the logs and revert back to PK3 until we fix the issue for you. We hope this is the second last update  you have to download manually. The next release will contain the “auto-update” feature, so it will automaticlly be updated when a new release is available.

Changes since last week beta:
– Added Sentry to monitor for unknown errors
– Fixed Wine Prefix creation that was affecting some people
– Fixed “No such file or directory” bug that happened for some people when finishing an installation
– Fixed freeze at last installation step
– Fixed blank window bug that was affecting some people
– Added “Report problem” button for the More menu
– Added form to the “Contact Us” tab
– Default engine for Custom Ports should be the latest 32 bit CrossOver engine
– Added DLC and native games glow in the server Library
– Added support for native game

Get this latest PK beta update from the download page up here… you can then replace the old one with the new one in your apps folder.

Spec Ops The Line for Mac

Spec Ops The Line for Mac is a must have game if you like action! The game was years back also released for Mac, but since Catalina (or earlier) the game stopped working native for Mac. So yeah, here it is! Playable for Catalina 10.15.x and even Big Sur 11+ OS. The game is tested and works very well. Played for about an hour on quite high settings without issues. A good (medium/High end) Mac is recommended to have the best experience.

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 Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Spec Ops The Line “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Spec Ops: The Line is a new original title from 2K Games that features provocative and gripping Third-Person modern military Shooter gameplay designed to challenge players’ morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Porting Kit 4.0 public Beta 2 is out!

Porting Kit 4.0 public Beta 2 is out!

Edit 1-11-2020 —> We managed to fix the advanced issue bug! We hear good sounds now that it is finally fixed. Please let us know in the comments.

You can download the updated PK4 Beta on the Porting Kit download page up here…

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Edit 1-11-2020 —>  advanced bug has been partly resolved. We are working hard to resolve that bug. It also doesn’t seems to be for everyone. We really advice to use PK 3.0 next to the PK 4.0 beta in the meanwhile until we resolve the bug.

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You probably have seen it when launched the Porting Kit 4.0 Beta today. A message that your Beta is out of date, but when you click update, nothing happens. Yes that’s right, Porting Kit 4.0 has no automatic update function yet, so you have to redownload the new beta manually from the Portingkit.com download page… or directly here…

Changes:
– Fix for “advanced greyed out” issue.

It seemed a lot of people were experiencing an issue where they couln’t advance through the “advanced” part because it was greyed out. This was caused by an authorization window which asked for access to the desktop. However, this window was or not coming, or accidently set to no, which caused again that you couldn’t advance as well. This as been addressed and shouldn’t appear there anymore.

Link Collor bug after installation.
Another small bug was that in cases after instalaltion of a port, the links in the port description turned darkblue instead if light blue.

Fix wineprefix fail.
Another bigger bug which also seems to appear in Porting Kit 3 for some people: is the wine prefix creation part, It could hang there for ages for some people. This should be addressed too now.

We hope to have the automatic update feature in the Beta very soon, but untill that time, you need to manual download the latest version of the Beta from the Porting Kit download page.

Get your latest beta up here…