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Constructor Classic 1997 for Mac

Another Classic has been added to Porting Kit: Constructor Classic 1997 for Mac! This old classic (DOS game) had an earlier Mac version for Mojave and below, but because of Catalina 10.15.x it has not been available anymore for Mac. So Porting Kit is the solution to play this game again for Mac! have fun!

***Because this game has an old Mac version 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 Constructor Classic 1997 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:
Constructor Classic 1997 takes the empire building and resource management of the best simulations and adds to it a strong dose of character interaction, humour, and strategic competition. Take the role of a real estate developer in a race to build up and manage resources, properties, environments, and human interaction, while trying to outperform and destroy rival development companies. Start with a few workers, foremen, repairmen, and a small sum of money. Through precise resource management you’ll have to take care or your tenants’ happiness and compete against your opponents. Would you like to be rich and ruthless or maybe you prefer to create your own Utopia?

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Stronghold Warlords for Mac

Not long on GOG.com, and already now in Porting Kit! Yes, I am happy to announce  Stronghold Warlords for Mac! This awesome new game from the makers of Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader and Number II (which are also in Porting Kit :) have outdid themselves with this amazing strategy game. I tested the game on my High-end Mac 2019 and works just perfectly and tested the campaign. Remember this is not the GOG galaxy version, so connecting the GOG Galaxy environment will most likely not work. I even made a video tutorial with some gameplay for this game! Check it out below.

***Attention! The game takes a minute to launch the first time, so please be patient and don’t panic when nothing happens straight away.***

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Stronghold Warlords 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:
For the first time ever Stronghold Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and a completely new way to play Stronghold.

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Porting Kit 4.1.11 Released!

Porting Kit 4.1.11 Released!

After a failed update attempt last week causing an un-ending update window at every startup, we have a a new tested and working update of Porting Kit to version 4.1.11! This update has some relocations of Engines and Winetricks making downloads better accessible and faster. Besides that we made a few small changes in messages, for example when people downloaded the goggalaxy setup file instead of the offLine backup setup file, you get a proper message with the info to download the correct files.

Besides that we made another important change regarding updates. To avoid not enough tested updates, we created a separate “beta” update branch which will contain the latest developer builds of PK4, so these can be tested properly before released in the stable branch. When you want to attent in these latest updates, then in the Porting Kit preferences select the checkbox of “Enable experimental features”. This checkbox will activate the developer builds for your Porting Kit. So from now on, only stable builds will be released in the official Porting Kit 4 Branch.

Changes:
– Winetrick Github links should be cached
– WS11 engines are compatible with macOS 10.13+
– Winetricks now may be downloaded from GitHub
– DXVK should only be installable in 64 bit engines
– GOG Galaxy installer message updated
– Experimental select-box extra branch beta updates

This update will automatically update your Porting Kit 4 and is now also the primary download on the portingkit.com/download page.

A sneakpeak for the next update: Will finally have an update window with process bar. DLC installer fix and the feature to use the “install now” links from the portingkit.com game pages in PK4.

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DXVK version de-reversal to fix Intel Iris GFX card issues for Age of Empires 2 DE and Skyrim SE. (Resolved!)

Update: Resolved. MoltenVK version is set back to 1.1.1

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It seems that a MoltenVK version reversal from 1.1.1 to 1.1.0 a couple of weeks back, had more negative impact than good. We did the reversal to fix a “freeze” bug in Witcher 3. But this indirectly caused issues for Intel Iris cards for the 64bit games of Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition and Skyrim Special Edition. So the fix (reversal) did more harm than good. So we gonna de-reverse that change so Intel Iris users won’t have these issues anymore and we will make a workaround for Witcher 3 gamers.

We hope to de-reversal happen today. So check this blog update for the process of the de-reversal so you know when you can reinstall your game. Also good to note is that we are also looking in even a newer version of MoltenVK (1.2.1) but first things first ;)

Alpha Centauri port back in Porting Kit

On request! Alpha Centauri seems not been supported officially for Mac anymore above 10.14.x. So I made the game available again in Porting Kit which makes it compatible again with 10.15.x and higher. I also made 2 shortcuts in the Porting Kit menu where you can choose to launch the main game or the Alien Crossfire expansion. The game works very well as the native of GOG.com does. Enjoy this classic!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Alpha Centauri 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:
Mankind begins its most monumental task – the colonization of space. A crew of internationally renowned scientists and security strategists, with wide-ranging convictions and diverse ethics, embarks on a mission that will change the world. One Planet. Seven unique factions. Which will you lead? Each faction has its own agenda, each leader a final goal. You must play to each strength and exploit each hidden weakness in your quest to rule the future.

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Trine for Mac

Great news for the Trine lovers! We added the 10.15.x and higher supported version of  Trine (Original version) into Porting Kit! This is not the enchanted version, but the Original/classic version which is also included in the GOG.com version of the installation. I tested the game for a while and it works great! So if you own the game from the past and want to give it another go on your recent Mac OS, then Porting Kit is the way to go!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Trine 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:
Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters combine their powers to devise clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics where each character’s different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!

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Trine for Mac

Trine for Mac

Latest update issues Porting Kit 4. Update keeps hanging. (resolved)

Update has been reverted. and will now be investigated. So issue resolved for now. Will be tested before new update.

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Another quick heads up. There seems to be something going on with the latest update. It keeps hanging in the update part. Do this work around the issue:

Turn off the wifi/internet then launch Porting Kit, go to the library tab and turn wifi on again. Then refresh. Then you see all the ports and functionality is back again.

We are taking action on this bug asap. Keep an eye on this blog for updates. We are working on top priority for a proper update screen where you can see the process and see all the changes what have been done since the last update. Thanks for bearing with us.

18 Wheels of Steel – Convoy for Mac

A short while ago GOG added the 18 wheels of Steel series in their catalog. For a few games we had already ports, like 18 WOS Haulin, and 18 WOS Extreme Trucker. For those we added the GOG.com source. But we now also add the cool episode of 18 WOS Convoy! Game works awesome!! have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com 18 WOS Convoy 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:
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. 10-4 Good Buddy. Bid on lucrative larger jobs and captain the convoys necessary to pull them off. But watch your back – the police are always looking to take a mighty convoy down!

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Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Very nice game port: Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics for Mac. I did this one, because my wife likes this game as well :P The game has been tested (by my wife) a bunch of times and works pretty neat. Also 4x multiplayer has been tested without any issues. So if you like this strategy board game, then this one is really recommended!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics 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:
Carcassonne is a modern classic tile-placement game based on the award wining game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, et cetera.

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Carcasonne - Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

DLC installer not implemented yet. Is on High Priority list.

As you all may know, Porting Kit 4 is now the main (only) app which is supported and maintained. Porting Kit 3 has been decommissioned because it was too much work to maintain both Applications in the massive speed things are changing in the Mac environment. With this move to Porting Kit 4, a couple of features has not been implemented yet which were in PK3. The most important one, is the DLC installer (the icons in the database with a green glow). Especially the “Diablo 2 LOD Expansion” is a heavy used DLC where the installation is not going as attended (ends in main exe not found). We are aware of this and have this on the highest priority list to be implemented.

In the meanwhile we have this resolved by using a workaround, using the MOD/patch installer (under the main game port)  which you can access under “more” –> advanced tools –> Mod/patch. When you installed the DLC, you can using the extra custom exe creator, create a shortcut to the Porting Kit library so you can launch it straight from your Porting local library. The custom exe creator can also be found in the “more” –> advanced tools section. We hope to give you a workaround using these steps for the time being until we have implemented the feature in Porting Kit 4.