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Important Porting Kit update!

Important Porting Kit update!

Because of a website problem with Portingkit.com , there was an update necessary which caused the Porting Kit to disfunction. WSI file didn’t install anymore. So we were forced to update the porting kit as well with a fix. So this results into a message in your Porting Kit that you need to update PK in order to use the app properly.

The exact message is: “Your Porting Kit version is too outdated for downloading ports from the Porting Kit database. In order to install apps from the server tab properly, update the Porting Kit.”

Update the app by “check for updates” using the porting kit menu in top bar menu. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Victoria Complete for Mac

Victoria Complete  has been around for some time, but it was time to have that game added to Porting Kit. This strategy game from Paradox, known from the Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis games, is quite similar as those realtime strategy games.  The game works great on even my low-end Intel HD 5000 GFX macbook air. So get the game from GOG.com, and install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup files from Victoria Complete  from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on 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!

Game description:
Includes Victoria: An Empire Under The Sun and the expansion pack Victoria: Revolutions. Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion, colonization and social upheaval, to emerge as one of the great world powers by the dawn of the 20th century in Victoria Complete. Gather the wealth and strength required to stay ahead of your enemies, gain invaluable prestige and honor, and reform the nation into a free democracy. Or, drive your people down the grim road of tyranny, corruption, and anarchy…

Go to the updated game page for more info up here…

Furi for Mac

Recently Furi was released on GOG.com. The fighting game is welcomed quite well and has much potential. The game works great on even my low-end Intel HD 5000 GFX macbook air although I only tested using keyboard keys (not tested gamepad). So get the game from GOG.com, and install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup files from Furi from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on 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!

Game description:
You were captured. Look what they’ve done to you… The jailer is the key, kill him and you’ll be free. Fight your way free in this ultra-responsive, fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting game. Boss design by Takashi Okazaki. Original soundtrack by Carpenter Brut, Danger, The Toxic Avenger, Lorn, Scattle, Waveshaper and Kn1ght!

Go to the updated game page for more info up here…

News about High Sierra Compatible Wineskin ports GOG.com.

News about High Sierra Compatible Wineskin ports GOG.com.

As promised, more news about the High Sierra non-compatible Wineskin ports on GOG.com. I received the good news from GOG, that they will update their game ports (about 25+ games) which are at the moment not compatible for High Sierra. The “initial-tentative-don’t-hold-us-to-it ETA” could be before end of the month :) I added before the news was out already 9 High Sierra+ compatible game ports into Porting Kit, so you can play those games in High Sierra. The games are: Nox, Mob Rule Classic, Space Colony HD, Shell Shock 2Icewind Dale 2 Complete, Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition, The Temple of Elemental Evil, and Lords of Realms 1 + 2. The Porting Kit ports will still be available if you want to use it instead of the Mac ports of GOG.com and ready for the near future.

Yes near future, because the GOG.com update will hold the dam for Wineskin only for a while, because when 10.14 arrives all apps needs to be 64bit and wineskin will be most likely at its end because development stopped ages ago. However! There is good news from us. We are building a new Wineskin like app which we will call “Prism” which will have a total new framework and 64bit and adapted to Porting Kit, loads of new and cool features and of course free for personal use :)

Mafia for Mac

Mafia for Mac is Back! The game has been re-released on GOG.com and I ported the game again instantly the same night it was released! The game is available again in Porting Kit, just as the successor Mafia 2. Game works great on even my low-end Intel HD 5000 GFX macbook air. So get the game form GOG.com, and install it into porting Kit with the simple steps and Enjoy!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then buy/download the GOG.com setup files from Mafia from GOG into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on 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!

Game description:
It is 1930. Due to circumstances he couldn’t possibly have predicted, Tommy’s life as a cabdriver is about to be exchanged for a life in the Mafia. At first he continues his work as a driver and nothing could be better. He soon becomes good friends with his sidekicks Paulie and Sam, and although the work is sometimes risky, he earns more money than he did as a cabdriver. But as time goes on he is ordered to undertake more and more unpleasant jobs – and he starts to become disillusioned with the life he has chosen.

Go to the updated game page for more info up here…

Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition for Mac in Porting Kit (High Sierra+ Compatible)

As you may have noticed, a lot of Mac games on GOG.com stopped working in High Sierra. One of them is the popular Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition. I added that game into porting Kit so everyone can play this game again on High Sierra! So where are you waiting for? Grab the game and install it into Porting Kit and start the fun! Depending on the decision of GOG, if they gonna update the game ports to High Sierra compatible or not, loads of other games will follow as well in Porting Kit (Evil Genius, Stronghold HD, Baldur’s Gate, etc. etc.) 

Game description:
Discover an incredibly rich story and a setting unlike anything else in fantasy. Defeat strange and alien creatures, engage in rich dialogue, and explore the dark and dangerous Planescape setting in this 50+ hour RPG classic Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition game from GOG.com when you don’t own it yet.
3. Download the setup file from your GOG.com game library.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the Planescape game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game click “exit” and then in Porting Kit click “Play”!

Go for more info to the Porting Kit game page up here…

C&C Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!

Great news! Past weekend I did another update for Red Alert 2 with great performance boost and fixes. No more issues with resolutions, great speed, just as it used to be. The extra files mentioned in the description (zip file + moving the files (not folder) into the Red Alert 2 Game folder after installation of the game in Origin, are still required! Game runs awesome now! I am still working adding more multiplayer functionality using CCnet or others, but that’s still on my todo list. Enjoy!

Whats new?:
– Performace Improvements
– Fix for possible freezes in 1024×768 resolutions

You can find the updated wrapper in Porting Kit on the server tab, or go to the game page here…

Blitzkrieg 2 Wrapper update and 2 extra expansion ports!

I updated the Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology port. It was split up by GOG.com in 3 separate installers: Blitzkrieg 2, Blitzkrieg 2 – Liberation and Blitzkrieg 2 – Fall of the Reich. So I had to fix the main game installer plus I had to create 2 separate ports for the 2 expansion games. So here we are :) Have fun with this strategy classic!

Whats new?
– Fix of the main game path + setup file detect
– 2 new game ports for the 2 expansions Liberation + Fall of the Reich

All three games have their own game pages here…, here… and here…

Star Wars – Battlefront 2 Wrapper update!

I got some mails from people who tried to install Star Wars Battlefront 2, into Porting Kit, but it didn’t work anymore because first the setup was not automatically recognized + main exe path was changed + a new dll was required. All of this has to do with a recent update of the game on GOG.com. They released new installers with multiplayer support using GOG Galaxy (which is not available yet in Porting kit) and changed the setup files of the “Battle Front 2 Classic XP/Vista (no multiplayer)” version (which is supported in Porting Kit).

So, to play the game in Porting Kit you need to download the “Battle Front 2 Classic XP/Vista” setup files (not the ones for multiplayer) and let porting Kit install it and start the fun. We are looking to the Multiplayer Galaxy support version, but until then use the one mentioned above.

Changed:
– Fixed auto-detect GOG setup file
– Updated main path .exe
– Fixed startup issue (extra binkw32.dll required)

Go to the game page on Portingkit.com up here…

Cuphead for Mac

On many request Cuphead for Mac! The game port is experimental and should process to at least 90% of the game (7-8 hours of gameplay) before a possible crash may occur. If this happens, we would gladly get a save game file to reproduce the bug so we can fix it to a full working version. The problem is that the game is very hard :P so we need people to get this far into the game to sent us the save game file :) Meanwhile you can enjoy this awesome made game! Have fun!

Game Description:
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the Cuphead game from GOG.com when you don’t own it yet.
3. Download the setup file from your GOG.com game library.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the Cuphead game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game click “exit” and then in Porting Kit click “Play”!

Check out the Porting Kit game page up here…

Cuphead for Mac

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