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Brothers in Arms – Road to Hill 30 for Mac

Maybe you have noticed that GOG.com added the Brothers in Arms Trilogy in their catalog containing all 3 games in the series: Brothers in Arms – earned in Blood, Road to Hill 30, and the highly rated Hell’s  Highway. Those 3 epic war games brings you back to WW2 in a thrilling true story-line where you have to fight your way through the german lines.

I added the Steam version of the trilogy already, but now the GOG.com version will be added separately as well. So yesterday I added the first one: Brothers’s in Arms  Road to Hill 30. That’s the second part of the series. Tonight I will add the first part. and later this week Hell’s Highway.

You can find the Porting Kit page of the game up here….

Age of Empires 3 Wrapper update!

Here a quick heads-up. With Steam dropping support for WinXP and Porting Kit auto-updating the steam ports, the game didn’t work properly anymore in the Windows 7 Environment port. So I fixed that for Age of Empires 3. So everyone experiencing the issue, trash the old wrapper and reinstall the new one and start the fun! I also checked Age of Empires 2 HD and that one seems still to run fine. Besides that the launcher has some more colors then before :P, it launches fine for me after a clean install.

Get the Age of Empires 3 port up here… or find it on the server tab on Porting Kit.

Steam manual update fix Windows XP to Windows 7.

Steam officially now doesn’t support Windows XP Operating Systems. Of course this is unfortunate, but luckily not a disaster. We already made a fix in Porting Kit fixing this for when you install newly a Steam port in the database. But for the people who already installed a Steam port for quite a while now and are not in de mood for deleting and reinstalling the game in Porting Kit, we have a quick simple instruction to fix this manually.

Instruction steps:
Step 1: Go to Porting Kit on the Local Library tab and right-click the port (make sure you activate the right-click option on your magic mouse or touchpad) and in the menu go to “wineskin tools” –> “Wine Configuration”. Then on the general tab you see that the Windows version is set on “Windows XP”, change that to “Windows 7” and “Apply” and exit the Window. Now you are done and ready.

Launch your Steam app and it will update the Steam application and it should work again. The downside of the Windows 7 OS is that the steam store is not showing properly. We implanted a function to fix that part to activate the “Use wineskin unofficial wrapper” in the preferences of Porting Kit. But that requires a reinstall of the game in Porting Kit. But if you don’t need the store and want to only play the already installed game, then you are good to go.

have fun!

Porting Kit 2.9.577 released

Hello everyone! Here is VitorMM! Once again, I’m bringing the latest changes in PK. The latest version at this point is Porting Kit 2.9.577, released today.

The Porting Kit video card detection is better than never. A proper detection should happen with all video cards. Also, GOG Galaxy should be installable in the latest Wine and Wine Staging engines, and that opens room for many new possibilities.

Still, the most important change is the support to the Unofficial Wineskin Wrapper and the WS10 engines. You can enable the Unofficial Wineskin Wrapper in the Porting Kit Preferences. After that, the WS10 engines should be visible and usable. We have huge expectations of using the unofficial wrapper in all of our ports in the future, and the new WS10 engines are the first step towards more modern engines.

We must remember that the support to the Legacy version is going to end soon. Porting Kit 2.9.x is the last one to receive Legacy updates. The latest Wine engines can’t be properly compiled in macOS 10.6 and 10.7, and the number of PK users in those systems is pretty small nowadays.

A special thanks goes to Gcenx, for making the majority of the recent updates in the Unofficial Wineskin wrapper! And another thanks goes to both Gcenx and Brainzyy, for building the latest Wineskin engines, and always improving then in order to support a wide range of users and a wide range of applications!

Porting Kit update image

Lot’s of wrapper updates past 2 weeks!

More then 20 Wrapper updates with fixes, extras and adjustments. There is happening a lot at GOG.com lately where they update games and changed DOS versions of the game to SCUMMVM version, which means almost a total new port to get it working again. Besides that they have the habit to change the setup file name often as well which I need to change as well. In short, they keep me busy quite a bit. Below more detailed the changes I’ve done.

Specific fixes:

DeusEx (Text adjustment in description)
Heroes of Hamerswatch (Macdriver switch)
Tombraider II (setup file adjustment)
Tombraider III (setup file adjustment)
Super Power 2 (setup file adjustment)
Blood and Gold – Caribbean (Video fix in description + some adjusted info)
Atlantis 3 (setup file adjustment)

GOG.com Games where the Installer setup changed and went from DOS version to SCUMMVM version.
Space Quest I
Space Quest II
Space Quest III
Kings Quest IV
Kings Quest V
Kings Quest VI

Engine update + Mac driver switch
Anno 1701
Anno 1602
Anno 1503
Anno 1404

If you experienced issues with some of these games (Like the DOS update to SCUMVM games I mentioned, then please retry installing them again. Enjoy the games!

Red Faction GOG.com Source added!

Here a quick heads up for the game Red Faction. Added the GOG.com Source into porting kit, which is also advised to use above the Gamersgate version. Have fun!

In Red Faction, players find themselves in the middle of a rebellion on the hostile surface of Mars fighting for their freedom against the evil Ultor Corporation. Featuring a sophisticated physics engine, five fully controllable vehicles, a variety of unique natural environments, and Volition’s proprietary Geo-Mod Technology, Red Faction is one of the most advanced second-generation titles ever released for the PlayStation 2. Geo-Mod technology supports the real time, arbitrary modification of the geometry that makes up the game’s environment. This means that players have the full ability to destroy whatever they want. Just point a weapon at an object or structure and shoot — total destruction always follows.

Check out the Porting Kit game page up here…

Lots of wrapper updates!

Lots of wrapper updates!

There have been lots of game updates on GOG.com lately which in some cases also involves of updated installer files. This may cause some unexpected porting kit messages in the install process which you not may expect normally that it asks to choose your own setup file. So those changes are covered, but hinders the automatic process that Porting Kit automatically opens the setup file for you. So for some of those cases I made an update of these games so Porting Kit will automatically recognize the offline backup setup installer files again. Because of this, I could also look into the ports itself to see if newer engines improve the performances or bug fixes. Below the results.

Enjoy the updates of the game! If you run into installation problems with any game, let us know using the contact form! Then we can fix it. We need you guys for this :) Thanks!

Porting Kit New/updated Badge fixed!

Porting Kit New/updated Badge fixed!

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but Porting Kit normally should show new ports with a “New” badge and updated ports with a “update” badge. This was because of an issue on the PortingKit.com  website disabled and it didn’t upload any new ports as well. This has been addressed and fixed yesterday! So from now on you will see the new updates in the “Latest” section on the “Rankings” tab as well as attended.

Enjoy the site and updates:)!

Porting Kit updates past weeks!

The past 3 weeks development isn’t standing still. We work hard to keep games and the application up-to-date so you will have a better user game experience and to keep the games ported working when games on Mac OS are getting updated. We managed for the people who are already under the wipe of Mojave, to have a quite nice user experience (not perfected yet because of needs of some Wineskin changes) but we are getting further and further. So when you have Mojave accidently installed, then make sure you update to the latest Porting Kit version for the best performance.

Porting Kit 2.9.544 (17/11/2018):

  • Fixed: URL requests error codes now are detected properly
  • Improved: Google Analytics reports now have a timeout of 2 seconds instead of 10
  • Fixed: While creating custom ports, macOS versions compatible with Mac Driver should have it selected by default
  • Improved: Google Analytics reports in case of fail while connecting to the server
  • Fixed: Trailers now should always load properly
  • Added: recommendations for eGPUs
  • Improved: Google Analytics report of connection failure
  • Improved: PK is now prepared to deal with the fact that Mojave doesn’t work well with X11 ports

Update Porting Kit using the Porting Kit top Bar menu –> check for updates!

Some wrapper updates.

Some wrapper updates.

It’s bit busy lately, but there has been a few Wrapper updates done with some fixes and updates. Below the games:

  • Locomotion (fix Mojave and improvements High Sierra and lower )
  • Heroes 3 (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Heroes IV (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Heroes V (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Heroes V DLC (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Spintires (launch fix and improvements, also works now on my low-end Macbook air.)
  • Spintires Mudrunner (launch fix and improvements, also works now on my low-end Macbook air.)

Check the games out  in Porting Kit when you had/have issues with the port. They should work now or have improvements implemented.

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