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Tex Murphy – Under a Killing Moon for Mac OS 10.15.x Catalina+

Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon for Mac OS 10.15.x Catalina+

On Request! I am starting to port the Tex Murphy series for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x+. This time I ported Tex Murphy – Under a Killing Moon. The game works already on 10.14.x or lower, but not on Catalina. So that’s why I made this port available for Catalina users. If you own the game already and moved to Catalina, then you can use the port as well to play it (again).

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Tex Murphy – Under a Killing Moon “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Enter the Virtual World of Under a Killing Moon, where it is December 2042 and you as Tex Murphy, must stop the forces of evil before they destroy mankind and rob you of your next unemployment check. This thrilling and hilarious adventure will make you feel like you’ve actually walked through the screen and become the main character in a rich, intriguing mystery movie.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Tales of Monkey Island for Mac

Tales of Monkey Island for Mac

We have already all Monkey Island games in Porting Kit (except for Monkey Island 3 – Curse of Monkey Island because that one is native for Mac, also for Catalina). Now to make the whole Monkey Island Series complete we added now the GOG.com version of Tales of Monkey Island to Porting Kit!  The game works great on Catalina 10.15.x as well :) have fun!

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Tales of Monkey Island “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Who can Guybrush trust? Where can he turn? Everything you think you know will be challenged as Tales of Monkey Island builds to its unexpected finale. Witness how one of the most cherished adventure gameworlds comes back to life in this modern point-and-click classic!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Little Inferno for mac

Little Inferno for mac

Another nice game which was not compatible with Catalina 10.15.x but now is with Porting Kit: Little Inferno! I tested the game port and works great on Catalina :) SO if you own the game and it does not run for you on Catalina, then use this Port to play it on your Mac with Catalina 10.15.x+! Porting Kit makes it possible to play over 2000 Windows games on Mac and even on Catalina 10.15.x+.

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Little Inferno “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace! Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It’s getting cold outside! Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices, and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace – about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Portingkit update 3.0.42 and fix engines download Mojave and below.

Portingkit update 3.0.42 and fix engines download Mojave and below.

Original Wineskin Website down:
Porting Kit 3.0 got an update fixing a few things. It seems that the original Wineskin website is offline for a while which caused problems in Porting Kit downloading Wine Engines for Mac OSX Mojave and below. So if you had earlier a message “This engine is not available” then this problem has now been resolved with the latest version of Porting kit.

New Portingkit update enforced:
So make sure you update to the latest version. Porting Kit has enforced the update to Porting Kit, but check the version in “About porting Kit” that the version is 3.0.42. We are not sure how long the issue was present, but it might be over a month. So if you read this and you had this issue the past weeks, then please retry installing your game, because the prblem has now been resolved.

Porting Kit Legacy retires:
Porting Kit legacy has been there for a long time, but has been harder and harder to maintain and prevents further development for Catalina and up. Also because the usage of the app dropped wide under the 1 percent, so there are just very few people using it anyway. The Porting Kit Legacy app can still be downloaded, but will not be supported anymore. Also the big download link for Porting Kit legacy is gone, but is still available.

Porting kit 4.0 development is making process:
Progress of Porting Kit 4.0 (Works SIP enabled) is under heavy development and the basics are almost in place which means in not too long there will be a beta available which is especially interesting for Mac OS Catalina users :)

Check the new download page of Porting Kit up here…

Dungeon Siege Collection (1, 2 + 3 and dlc’s) added to Porting Kit

Dungeon Siege Collection (1, 2 + 3 and dlc's) added to Porting Kit

Another awesome news! The past few days I have been busy with porting and testing the Dungeon Siege Collection for Mac :) And this morning I uploaded the final version of the collection, so now all 3 Dungeon Siege games in the collection are playable on Mac! I played all 3 games for a bit on my Macbook pro and works great, also on Catalina :) Have fun!

The collection has been available on GOG.com  and comntains the whole series (1, 2 + 3 and dlc’s) and if you love RPG really recommended.

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Dungeon Siege Collection “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Dungeon Siege combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.

Go to the Porting Kit game pages here…, here… and here…

 

Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein for Mac

Close combat fans check this out: Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein for Mac! Yes, the game has been added to the Porting Kit database and runs great, even on Catalina :). I checked the campaign out for a while and runs great so far :) So if you love the Close combat series, then this one is recommended.

Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein for MacStill For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
Close Combat is a pausable real-time wargame series, heavily focused on historical accuracy and realistic soldier psychological profiles. Team management is crucial as every man in your teams matter. In Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein, you take command of US or German forces and either retrace the last steps of Hitler’s army in one desperate attempt to turn the tide of the impending allied victory or ride to the rescue with General Patton and push back the German offensive to reclaim Bastogne.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Arma Gold for Mac

Yes! it’s back on GOG.com and it’s back in the Porting Kit database: Arma Gold for Mac! The game is one of the 4 games (just as Arma Cold War Assault), which has been back on GOG.com. I tested the game for an hour or so (first campaign mission) without any issues on my Catalina Macbook pro. It’s quite fun for an action game. It has lots of options and its quite realistic in a way (not graphicly), but it is quite intelligent. Feel free to play it yourself, it’s only 1,59 at the moment on GOG.com you won’t regret it :).

Still For Catalina users (not long anymore): Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Arma Gold “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
ArmA is a first person tactical military shooter with an emphasis on realism and simulation. This game features a blend of large-scale military conflict spread over vast areas alongside the more traditional closed quarters battle. The player is thrust in the midst of an engaging and expanding storyline, fighting against smart, aggressive enemies who will continually provide a challenge over a massive landscape.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Arma Cold War Assault GOG.com version back in the database!

Arma Cold War Assault GOG.com version back in the database!

Greta news. GOG.com has announced 4 old games back in the database from which Arma Cold War Assault is one of them! I added that game just now and also tested the game on Catalina, which works fine. If it’s not enough the game is on sale on GOG.com for just 0,79! More of the 4 games will follow shortly back into Porting kit as well.

So search the game in the Porting kit database and you will find the GOG.com source there. The when you own the game from GOG.com, download the “Offline backup setup file” into your download folder and install the game! Have fun!

Game description:
ArmA: Cold War Assault includes Bohemia Interactive’s debut game published by Codemasters as Operation Flashpoint in 2001 and its expansion — Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. This game is a genre-defining combat military simulation and was a bestselling PC game. It has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” Over 2 million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release.

Check out the game page up here…

Outlaws + handfull of missions port updated!

Outlaws + handfull of missions port updated!

A quick heads up. Thanks to an email (notifying me about the bug) of a Porting Kit user, I fixed a Outlaws + Handfull of missions because it had a game update of GOG.com. This GOG.com update of the game caused that when you launched the game after install, you only got a menu window with an option to install or exit the game. This bug was only present when you installed the game since the update of the game.

This problem has now been fixed and now you can play this awesome old game in it’s full glory even on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x.

Go to the porting Kit game page up here…

Portingkit forum turned off for now because of spam, will be reopened with Porting Kit 4.0.

Portingkit forum turned off for now because of spam, will be reopened with Porting Kit 4.0.

Here a quick heads up. As you may have noticed, the Portingkit.com forum has been a victim of massive spamming. It didn’t matter have massive the security was, it was a nightmare. There was lately an spammer making 100.000 forum posts!! That made us decide to turn off the forums because it was a nightmare to maintain it.

So tonight the forum will be turned off and if there are issues or questions please use the contact form so you can contact us instead of the forums. We will try to answer the emails as much and as fast as possible. The forums will be reopened with Porting Kit 4.0 and with a massive security to avoid the problems we had now. Porting Kit 4.0 is well underway and hope to have a first beta very soon.

Keep an eye on the blog for updates!