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Grand Theft Auto Trilogy for Mac

On request, we added Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy to the Porting Kit database! Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy  Includes 3 items: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Mac. All these 3 games can be installed and played in the same steam wrapper. I tested the games on my Intel based Macbook pro 2019 and works great on Catalina and Big Sur! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy 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:
Includes 3 items: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Crime does pay. The hugely successful, highly controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into 3 dimensions in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, Grand Theft Auto 3 puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it.

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Survey: What do you wish to be changed in Porting Kit?

Survey: What do you wish to be changed in Porting Kit?

Paulthetall.com has been around about 10 years and Porting Kit about 5 years. We had Porting Kit 3, and were forced to move over to Porting Kit 4 because all of Apple changes in the OS and environment and hardware. But besides that…is Porting Kit satisfactory? Do you miss things, or is the GUI not logic? There seems to be regularly confusion about the working of Porting Kit. What do we miss? where can we improve?

We want to have your input on that. How can we make Porting Kit more logic and easy to use for everyone. Please comment on this post to post things where we can improve on the GUI/logic-ness of Porting Kit. Yes “technically” we may have some things left to work on especially for M1 Apple Silicon Macs, but in this we are dependent on Apple fixes/support in Rosetta and Wine development.

We love to hear from you :)

Complete Porting Kit database update….making it Linux ready!

Complete Porting Kit database update....making it Linux ready!

Here a quick heads up. As you know we never stand still at Porting Kit. It sometimes may look like there is not much going on, maybe in some periods less blog posts, but we never stand still! In the background we are always, updating ports, working on new features and fixes and updates of Porting Kit itself. Today I want to let you know (perhaps you already saw) we are updating all ports in the database. Why?

  1. Updating all game descriptions with also the general install instructions.
  2. Updating ports to see it requires newer (or older) engines for best compatibility.
  3. Updating Steam ports to make sure there are no issues in Steam
  4. By updating we automatically transform the ports to WSI3 Files which gives more features and also Linux ready!

The last one is a very interesting one in out vision to be able to use Porting Kit also in Linux! Porting Kit is created in Electron and this way also easy to transform it for Linux usage. Isn’t that cool? So meanwhile we are working on updating the database, which we expect to finish in 2 weeks. On the Porting Kit site we are meanwhile working on the Linux version of Porting Kit.

Shadowrun Hong Kong for Mac

On request, we added Shadowrun Hong Kong to the Porting Kit database! In  Shadowrun Hong Kong for Mac you hearken back to the golden age of computer RPG’s with a novel-like branching narrative full of sharp prose and deep character development. Immerse yourself in a smart, 15+ hour campaign with a diverse cast of all-too-human characters. Tested the game on my Intel based Macbook pro 2019 and works great on Catalina and Big Sur! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Shadowrun Hong Kong “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:
Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition is the definitive version of Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third standalone game in Harebrained Schemes’ critically-acclaimed Shadowrun cRPG series. This Extended Edition adds the all-new, 6+ hr Shadows of Hong Kong Bonus Campaign to the game as a free upgrade – delivering on a funding goal achieved by fans in Harebrained Schemes’ wildly successful Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter.

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Shadowrun Hong Kong for Mac

Shadowrun Hong Kong for Mac

Warhammer 40k – Rites of War for Mac

just before the weekend starts another classic: Warhammer 40k Rites of War for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! If you recently bought it on sale or now in the summer sale, then you can enjoy this classic on your Mac! Tested the game on my Intel based Macbook pro 2019 and works great! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Warhammer 40k Rites of War “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:
Take the wheel of a fast paced, high intensity trucking business. Start as a one man show, bidding on jobs, then build your fleet into an unstoppable convoy and deliver the goods. Grow your business and your fleet, but beware – your reputation is everything.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

I.G.I. 2 Covert Strike for Mac

Yeah I know, it took a while before a new port arrived in the database, but this is largely due to the WSI3 implementation which had some big influence in adding new ports and because of adding the development environment into Porting Kit 4. Now that this is done, we can add new games again into the database. Starting with I.G.I 2 – Coverstrike! Game works great on my intel based Mac Pro. enjoy the game!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the I.G.I 2 – Coverstrike “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:
As the Cold War drew to a close, the world believed that peace would reign across the globe. It seemed that a new age had dawned, an age of lasting unity between nations, but this was not the case. Instead the fight for global supremacy had only been forced underground into the battlefield of covert ops and evil acts of terror.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Release Porting Kit 4.1.45

Release Porting Kit 4.1.45

It’s June and that means all the updates in experimental branch will go to the main branch up to today! It contains loads of fixes and enhancements. Check out the list below. I will pick out a very important one which is the introduction of WSI3 files!

WSI3 files:
In porting kit we use WSI files which is a kinda script. We started with WSI1 (quite simple) WSI2 (more advanced) and now WSI3 files which are even more advanced. This means we can for example add special steps for Apple Silicon or Intel GFX card Macs and so on to specialize the settings the best way for your Mac per specific game :)

Porting Kit 4.1.45 (05/06/2021):

  • Developer login should not be requested on startup
  • Custom port name dialog should work properly
  • “Cannot read property ‘length’ of undefined” fixed
  • Developer should be able to add server ports based in local ports
  • Removing variable default value
  • Wine prefix should not be recreated when installing DLC with a different engine
  • Fixing broken encoding in some descriptions
  • Links shouldn’t be removed from descriptions
  • Updating the use of the API to include WSI3 ports
  • Fixing broken descriptions automatically
  • App description should be minified so it can be edited
  • Developer login should happen automatically on startup
  • Uncompression error message improved
  • PK shouldn’t cache its local files
  • Only proper compatible configs should be loaded
  • Adding Developer tab
  • Save dialogs should work properly again
  • clearStartupApps should be executed at the end of each run step only
  • Improving DXVK incompatibility error message
  • Improving the way to handle Windows paths when downloading a file inside a port
  • .msi files now should be selectable when creating custom ports
  • Minor fixes and changes
  • A DXVK version should only be considered valid if it’s a string with more than 2 characters
  • Improved location of the ‘No space left on device’ error message
  • Error messages should never appear inside quotes
  • Workaround to avoid ‘osascript: no such component “JavaScript”‘ error
  • Debug logs and Open Drive options should work properly
  • If PK fails to list the files inside a folder when listing runnable files, it should just ignore that folder
  • If something goes wrong when solving aliases, PK shouldn’t crash
  • Increased wine prefix time from 2 min to 3 min
  • Improvements when running commands
  • Improving some analytics events
  • Implementation Donation tab
  • Updating Electron, which do some fixes
  • Removing Sentry
  • Rankings tab should work properly now

Checkout the change-log with all the history up here…

Some game port updates

Some game port updates

Some more wrapper updates. Most of them related that the game didn’t work on Intel Iris videocards others related to Mac OS 10.15.x and Big Sur. if you run into bugs with a specific game, then please let us know so we can fix it.

The Legend of Heroes – Trails in the Sky SC
The Legend of Heroes – Trails in the Sky
The Legend of Heroes – Trails in the Sky the 3rd
Tropico + Paradise Island
Tropico 2 – Pirate Cove
Perimeter
Perimeter – Emperor’s Testament
Sherlock Holmes – Secret of the Silver Earring
Tomb Raider The Angel of Darkness
Gemcraft – Frostborn Wrath
System Shock 2

Check out the game pages on Portingkit.com

LEGO Star Wars – The Clone Wars for Mac

Last post we ported LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, but now we also added LEGO Star Wars – The Clone Wars into porting Kit!  You own the game on GOG.com? Then download the offline backup setup files and install it in Porting Kit and start the fun!!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the LEGO Star Wars – The Clone Wars “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:
 The beloved and critically acclaimed LEGO® Star Wars™ franchise is back. LEGO Star Wars III:The Clone Wars, combines the epic stories and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe and hit animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ with all new gameplay features.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for Mac

On Request someone requested the GOG.com version of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be ported again, because it’s not supported anymore in the Mac store. So we did that :) LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is now back available in the database as game Port, and can be installed again and played on High Sierra 10.13+ (yes, also on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 11.x) as we speak. You own the game on GOG.com? Then download the offline backup setup files and install it in Porting Kit and start the fun!!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga “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:
Play through a fun Star Wars galaxy that combines the endless customization of LEGO with the epic story from all six episodes of Star Wars. This is the definitive LEGO Star Wars comprising the first two games and expanding them with new characters, enhanced visuals, and more bonus levels than you can shake a lightsaber at. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a family-friendly game, which is both funny and challenging. Pick and choose your characters wisely to engage in combat, solve puzzles and work together as a team to defeat the dark side.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.