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Total Annihilation – Kingdoms + Iron Plague for Mac

On request, Total Annihilation Kingdoms + Iron Plague port has been reinstated into Porting Kit. There was a native Mac version in the past, but that one stopped working in Catalina 15.x and up. This port will make it possible again to make it run on the latest Mac OS 12 Monterey. Tested and works great! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Total Annihilation Kingdoms + Iron Plague “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:
Massive armies will clash. Forests and cities will burn. Tremendous magical forces will level entire castles in the blink of an eye. Four immortal sibling monarchs are locked in a massive campaign to rule the land of Darien. Build your armies, hone your magic skills and gather resources to wage war on an epic field of battle. The balance of power lies in your arms.
Pack includes: “Total Annihilation: Kingdoms” and the “Iron Plague” expansion

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Total Annihilation: Kingdoms (1999) - PC Gameplay / Win 10 - YouTube

Extra list of games tested on Apple Silicon Mac

As mentioned in my earlier post, I have been testing a lot of games past days on my new “used” M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air :) We already knew that a lot of ported games works out of the box for Apple Silicon as well, but it’s always good to test. So here the list I have tested and which are working on Apple Silicon Macs as well:

– Civ 2 (Runs fine)
– Space cadet (runs fine)
– Banished (Runs fine)
– Might and Magic 8 (Runs fine)
– GTA 2 (Runs fine)
– Gothic 2 (runs fine)
– Elder Scrolls 3 (runs fine)
– Emperor Rise of Middle Kingdom (runs fine)
– Anno 1602 (runs fine)
– Anno 1504 (runs fine)
– Anno 1701 (runs fine)
– Diablo (Runs fine)
– Mafia (Runs but a bit laggy)
– Sim City 3000 (Runs fine)
– Warcraft 2 (Runs fine)
– Gothic (runs fine)
– Swat 4 (Runs but a bit laggy)
– Monkey Island 2 SE (Runs fine)
– Monkey Island SE (Runs fine)
– Escape from monkey Island (Runs fine)

Search these games in the Porting Kit app database and install and play!

Traffic Giant for Mac

As Promised: Traffic Giant for Mac! Let’s get ready to manage the public transport system running between various towns. Your job is to establish and maintain routes of transportation. In huge cities it’s up to you to show your skills. Enjoy a realistic Traffic-, Infrastructure- and Business Simulation which offers amazing hours of game fun.

The Game runs fine, but scrolling (edges) goes quite fast. This is not a Port issue, but happens on Windows as well. Nevertheless it can be bypassed by holding the right mouse button and then move around. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Traffic Giant “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:
Traffic Giant is an amazing simulation game that brings public transport on the right track. You control an entire fleet of buses, trams, underground trains, and many more. With this you experience realistically functioning city traffic with thousands of vehicles and pedestrians.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Traffic Giant for Mac

Transport Giant for Mac

As promised the Second game of the Giant Bundle has been added to Porting Kit: Transport Giant! The game port works great on my Macbook Pro 2019 system :) You have to establish means of transportation for raw materials, finished goods and for workers and employees to get them to work. Outdo your competitors and make big money in Transport Giant!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Transport Giant “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:
It’s the year 1850 – The world is changing. A new era of mass production and mass transportation has begun. For a smart businessman there are many opportunities. With a little money and good ideas you can establish a business empire. There are new companies founded on every corner. The world is in need of all kinds of goods and the growth of cities is increasing dramatically. But how do the goods get to the customer?

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Hotel Giant for Mac GOG.com version!

As you may have noticed GOG.com has released the whole Giant bundle in their database. So we took our hands on that and tried to port the whole bundle to Porting Kit. It seems that not all games works yet (like industry Giant 2 and Hotel Giant 2) but we are working on a solution for that. Meanwhile the rest seems to run fine and we are adding these one by one to Porting Kit. So, today we will talk about Hotel Giant!

Become the ultimate hotel-mogul! You now have the chance to prove your managerial and planning skills in the hotel industry. Keep paying guests happy and success will be the reward. From a small, family-owned bed-and-breakfast to a large, secluded megahotel for the stars, the hotels that you can manage come in all shapes and styles.

strong>Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Hotel Giant “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!

Go to the Hotel Giant Porting Kit game page up here…

ove 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.

Dungeon Keeper 2 Fixed for Apple Silicon Macs

Fixed another classic game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs: Dungeon Keeper 2. Dungeon Keeper 2 is everything its predecessor was, only better and badder! It is probably one of the most addictive and fun games ever created; with tons of dark humor, smooth gameplay, and high replayability value. The game gave an error message when launching, but this has now been fixed.

When you experience issues with games in the database with your Apple M1 Apple Silicon chip mac, please let us know using the Porting Kit “help” form or the “report a problem” option (more –> report a problem) in the port.

Changes: 
– Fix error message for M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Go to the game port page up here…

Commandos 2 port update, Apple Silicon Compatible now!

As you already know I manually update ports where I hear that there are issues with a specific port with the Apple Silicon chip. In this case there was one with Commandos 2 (now 50% off), which has been addressed and now works. With the old engine in combination with the Apple Silicon Macs, the game would give a black screen. Now this is fixed, Apple Silicon Macs can now fully enjoy the game as well.

When you experience issues with games in the database with your Apple M1 Apple Silicon chip mac, please let us know using the Porting Kit “help” form or the “report a problem” option (more –> report a problem) in the port.

Changes: 
– Fix for black screen M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Go to the game port page up here…

Porting Kit 5.0 Released in experimental mode!

Yeah! Awesome work of Vitor, bringing Porting Kit to Porting Kit 5.0. Its still in Experimental mode at the moment (Porting Kit preferences –> select experimental mode if you want to check it out already) and when there are no issues, then we will release it in the main branch within a few days! A lot of changes and fixes are implemented. Also a few very important ones.

Here is the list:
– install_mono and install_gecko processes should be killed during wine prefix creations
– Fixing installation notification
– When bringing the installer window to front, PK shouldn’t fail the installation if it fails to find the window
Added option to uninstall the Porting Kit
– After the cache is cleared, the default library should be loaded normally
– Adding keyboard shortcut to Kill All Wineskin Processes
– DOSBox master wrapper should be downloaded properly
– If an app is being installed in a removable device, its creation should happen completely inside that device
– Adding warning in case CD port is being installed with no disc inserted
– Adding source ID field to Developer tab
– Now it’s possible to add the source ID of a port in its flags with ${sourceId}
– Cancel button now closes the installation window, to avoid further operations
– If the installation is cancelled, the next step shouldn’t start
Advances towards making PK Linux compatible
– Trying to avoid an undefined model in macOS
MoltenVK versions other than 1.1.6 should be handled correctly
– Organizing Wine/Wineskin naming
– Adding a default scrollbar to PK
– If an engine has no MD5 in the server, it should still be used in case it’s downloaded
– It should be possible to save the same port multiple times in the Developer tab
– Rephrased some sentences so it suits any system
– Properties window should work properly
– Adding www to the requests, to avoid issues with CloudFlare
– Refactoring the Porting Kit from Javascript to Typescript
– Multiple other bug fixes and improvements

If you haven’t Porting Kit yet, get it here…

Might & Magic IX wrapper update –> Apple Silicon compatible

Quick heads up. We made an update for the port Might and Magic IX. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Lords of Magic wrapper update Apple Silicon Compatible!

Past week I dis some wrapper updates for some games fixing things and also making some more ports M1 Apple Silicon compatible. Of course, many games are already Apple Silicon compatible, but also a bunch of ports aren’t and needs to be updated. So the besides Supreme commander Forged Alliance I also  made an update for the port Lords of Magic. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…