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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…

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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.

Omerta City of Gangsters added to Porting Kit for Mac 10.13.x and Higher.

Omerta City of Gangsters is a strategic real-time gameplay for planning coups, expanding your territory, extorting the competition, and bribing the authorities. Lead your henchmen into elaborately planned turn-based tactical combat as you pull off bank heists, robberies, street battles, and more!  Game works great on my Intel Macbook pro :)

***Because this game has an old Mac version (for Mojave and Below) on GOG, you have to change “System” to Windows on your GOG Account download page, otherwise you will download old Mac game files instead of the Windows “Offline backup setup files” which are required for Porting Kit.***

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Omerta City of Gangsters 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. Porting Kit 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:
Omerta: City of Gangsters puts you into the boots of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant with dreams of the big life. Work your way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, starting with small jobs, recruiting new gang members and expanding your empire by taking territory from other mobsters. Establish your own crime syndicate and become the de facto ruler of Atlantic City!

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.

Imperium Romanum for Mac

Imperium Romanum Gold features incredible attention to detail and is packed with a variety of new, gameplay-enhancing features, such as a complete overhaul of the graphic engine and many of authentic historical buildings like the world-famous Circus Maximus or Gladiator schools!  Imperium Romanum Gold (now available on GOG.com) is an great city builder game in the time of the Roman Empire. Game works great on my Intel Macbook pro :)

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Imperium Romanum Gold 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. Porting Kit 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 city builder strategy game Imperium Romanum is set in the time-honoured Roman Empire. As governor of a Roman province, you will devise a strategy to build a well organised, prosperous and commanding settlement. Its fortune very much lies in your own hands.

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.

Porting Kit 4.1.27 Released!

Great news Porting Kit had another update! We are planing to lower the amount of updates and do an update once or twice per month now. You can always add yourself to the experimental branche if you want to get the latest updates using the porting Kit preferences. Porting Kit 4 is still in beta and is getting more and more a stable and is getting more and more cool features and fixes :) So I will just name a couple important ones.

Usage of specific custom engines:
We added a custom engine which has a fix for all the GOG.com installers which end in a few (un-important) errors. But now this is fixed it looks much better of course and professional.

Scroll cache/load improvement:
Not only this saves us bandwidth (downloading in icons), but this also improves performance while scrolling and searching.

Ports in troubleshoot state are shown with a maintenance wheel badge:
As mentioned in the title, game ports which are in maintenance mode has a badge now to be easily recognized. When the port is greyed out, then the only source is in maintenance mode, if it still has color, then there is an alternative source available (for example Steam or GOG) .

Changes from 4.1.22->4.1.27:

  • Returning the end event to the original location, and adding success event
  • Event of port installation end should only be sent if the port was installed successfully
  • Uncaught exceptions in installer window now should be catch
  • Commenting reference to unexisting file
  • Uncaught exceptions should be sent to Analytics
  • Implemented Analytics to catch application errors
  • Removed ‘Downloading update’ message from non-deprecated PK versions
  • Fixing search bar along with infinite scroll
  • Computer specifications window improved
  • Organizing the use of dialogs
  • App icons should only be loaded as the user scrolls
  • Replaced many of the alerts with system alerts
  • Added compatibility validation to dependencies
  • Compatibility and recommendation rules should come from the server
  • Games in troubleshooting state should be visible from the library
  • If the server config is not available, but you have a backup config, PK should work normally
  • If a wrapper if force killed during a wrapper installation, the installation shouldn’t hang
  • Refactor of the Wineskin version handling
  • Engines now can be replaced by a server config

Checkout the total change log up here…

Star Wars Games up to 75% off on GOG.com!

Star Wars Games up to 75% off on GOG.com!

GOG.com has another cool sale this weekend regarding Star Wars games! Almost all Star Wars games has a game port version in Porting Kit. So check the porting Kit database for the the specific games you like :) Get the games cheap on GOG.com while you can this weekend! Happy shopping.

Happy Star Wars Day! Once again, we meet on May the 4th to offer you fantastic discounts on Star Wars games.

Take the chance to dive into Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic (-65%) and its sequel Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ II: The Sith Lords™ (-65%). If you still feel the need to test your skills and reflexes, take on action-adventure games such as LEGO Star Wars™: The Complete Saga (-75%) or Star Wars™: The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition (-65%).

We also have something for strategic thinkers, as the Star Wars Day sale on GOG.COM includes games like Star Wars™: Galactic Battlegrounds (-65%) and STAR WARS™ Empire at War: Gold Pack (-65%). Finally, all virtual pilots can sit behind the cockpits of their favorite spaceships in games such as STAR WARS™: Rogue Squadron 3D (-65%) and Star Wars™: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (-65%).

Fans can also jump into classic Star Wars battles with Star Wars™ Battlefront (Classic, 2004; -60%) and Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II (Classic, 2005; -65%) are also bound for a ride.

Star Wars Day sale on GOG.COM runs until May 6th, 2021, at 1 PM UTC.