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Patrician IV for Mac

Become a powerful merchant – rise through the ranks using your increasing fame and wealth to shape towns from small villages to glorious capitals under your control!  Patrician IV Gold (now available on GOG.com) is the last in the great Patrician series. The Gold Edition contains both the main game and the “Rise of a Dynasty” add-on. Porting Kit creates to separate launch icons so you can run the game and the expansion separately. The game works great in my tests on my Macbook Pro 2019!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Patrician IV Gold 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:
Patrician IV Gold is the sequel to the historical trading simulation and strategy series. You are a merchant in northern Europe in the late Middle Ages when the Hanseatic League was flourishing. Your goal is to rise to the most successful and influential member of the Hanse, ultimately being elected Elderman, leader of the trading league. You start bargaining with common goods, build up your own production and establish a merchant fleet. Later on, you will gain more and more political influence and even found new towns

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Narita Boy for Mac

Flashback to the 80s. The Creator, a genius of his time, creates a video game console called Narita One with its flagship title being a game called Narita Boy for Mac! Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Game works great on my Macbook Pro 2019!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Narita Boy 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:
Narita Boy becomes a tremendous hit! Copies of cartridges are flying off physical shelves worldwide. Within weeks Narita Boy is the best-selling video game of all time, critically acclaimed for its power-fantasy wielding the Techno-sword and taking players on a journey like no other.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Porting Kit 4.1.22 released!

Porting Kit 4.1.22 released!

A new update has been released for Porting Kit 4. There are a couple of features and a lot of bug fixes. I know it would be better to see the changes in a window in Porting Kit 4 itself, but that’s high on our priority list. The most important changes explained below:

“Automatic exe recognition after install”
A very important feature has now become reality. Earlier when the “main exe” path was wrong, the Porting Kit game installation would fail. Now with this automatic path checker, it will automatically change the path of the main exe or when there are multiple, it will show a popup where you can choose which one Porting Kit should use.

“Clear Caches” in “tools” in Porting Kit top bar.
When there are systemic issues with Porting Kit which are local system related, this may be a handy tool to fix the issues.

Most important changes since 4.1.17 until 4.1.22:

  • EXEs that are not inside the wrapper won’t be recommended as main EXEs
  • Ports with dependencies and/or the engine CX64Bit20.0.2-1 should install normally
  • CX19.0.2-2 replacement replaced with CX19.0.2-3
  • An EXE should be automatically picked in auto mode if no other EXE fits
  • If the main EXE of a port is not valid, and there are more than one valid possibilities, PK should ask the user which one to use
  • If the main EXE of a port is not valid, and there is only one valid possibility, PK should set the main EXE automatically
  • Improved exception catching on the last installer view
  • Handling of exceptions with installer refactored
  • Added extra info to experimental features
  • Custom ports shouldn’t include a doubled EXE selection
  • Added special condition to replace engines in experimental mode
  • If no path can be found for an engine, a proper message should be shown
  • When importing PK3’s library, only games that still exist should be added
  • If something goes wrong when restoring PK3’s library, PK4 shouldn’t break
  • Startup window should have the buttons with proper names
  • When using the advanced installation with GOG games, the main EXE should be detected properly
  • When running the advanced installation with a right click, PK should work properly
  • Improved the options on the Clear Caches window

Check the whole change log up here….

Ocean’s Heart for Mac

Another Adventure/explorer RPG game port has been added to Porting Kit. Ocean’s Heart for Mac! Explore a detailed and beautiful world, brimming with secrets hidden in misty forests, isolated mountain peaks, or saltwater marshes. Every area is filled with unique and meaningful sidequests, ancient mysteries, and dangers. Game works great on my Macbook Pro 2019!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Ocean’s Heart 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:
Ocean’s Heart is an action RPG featuring detailed pixel art with a heavy focus on exploration. In a lively world teeming with secrets and mysteries, Tilia sets out in search of her missing father. Follow the trail through the ruins of a flooded kingdom, shape the future of the current world, or keep your head down and focus on your own mission in this epic retro-inspired adventure!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Runestone Keeper for Mac

If you love Dungeon RPG, then Runestone Keeper for Mac might be something for you. This port works awesome, so grab your rucksack, sharpen those dusty swords, step into the dark chamber and fight for glory!! I tested the game on my 2019 Macbook pro and it works great so far :) The game launches windowed, but you can make it full screen and change resolution in the game-settings. Have fun!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Runestone Keeper 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:
Runestone Keeper is a challenging roguelike to roguelite dungeon crawler that blends classic role playing elements and turn-based combat strategy. Dive into the dungeon roguelite-ness and begin your very own epic adventure! Grab your rucksack, sharpen those dusty swords, step into the dark chamber and fight for glory!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love 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.

The Escapists 2 for Mac

If you love The Escapists which has been already released for Mac, then we have great news: The Escapist 2  has been added to Porting Kit so you can play it on your Mac as well! I tested the game on my 2019 Macbook pro and it works great so far in my tests in story mode :)

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com The Escapist 2 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:
Unite with up to 3 friends to create the ultimate escape crew and engineer the wildest escapes yet! Jump online or gather round on a couch to prepare for your sneaky adventures. By working together you’ll be able to create even more elaborate and daring plans.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Phantasmagoria 2 – A Puzzle of Flesh Wrapper update!

It seems that the GOG.com game port Phantasmagoria 2 – A Puzzle of Flesh had an update/switch from the DOSbox version to the ScummVM version. This caused the game installation to fail. So I updated the port to the ScumVM version so all is good again.

Phantasmagoria 2 – A Puzzle of Flesh is an adventure game and the sequel of the first Phantasmagoria which is also available in the Porting Kit database.

Port Changes:
– Main exe update to ScummVM version.
– Updated the game description with updated info.

Go to the game page up here…

The Sexy Brutale for Mac Community port.

It’s always great to have testers for Porting Kit. The community makes the product alive :). It seems that people found out about the 64bit/D3D11 Steam port and they are testing their favorite games in it to see if they work. And I got multiple e-mails (thanks everyone) about it with some cool games where I will do more post about. But to start with I added a separate community port for this one: The Sexy Brutale (thanks Ikemitsu for testing). The game seems to run without issues. I saw the game is also on GOG.com, so I will request the game from there and add that source as well soon.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of The Sexy Brutale here from Kinguin
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. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

Game description:
The Sexy Brutale is a Murder-Mystery Adventure developed by Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works. Inside The Sexy Brutale casino mansion is a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the (quite possibly) occult. Players must slowly discover the truth behind the secrets of The Sexy Brutale and its inhabitants, who are reliving the same day over and over again – trapped in a nightmare loop from which they cannot escape!

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Steambuild 64bit/D3D11 port in Porting Kit

Today we added the Steambuild 64bit/D3D11 port into Porting Kit. The port contains the basic build 64bit build with D3D11, including VCRuntime 2017 support. You can use this port to try all you 64bit DirectX 11 games in it. Quite a bunch should work in it now, but no guarantees of course, and AMD Radeon should probably better be supported then Nvidia and Intel Iris/Intel HD cards. Let us know if you have a game fully working in it so we can add it into the Porting Kit Database :) When you want cheap steam keys, then go to Kinguin to get some 64bit DirectX11 games. Happy gaming!

Remember we don’t support all games, but only the games in the Porting Kit database. When the forum is back up very soon, you may post your help request there for the community.

Porting Kit game page is here…

Else Heart.break for Catalina 10.15.4+ and Big Sur 11+ added to Porting Kit

Golden oldie back to Porting Kit: Else Heart.break for Mac! The game had already a Mac version for Mojave 10.14.x and below, but now  the game is Catalina 10.15.4+ Compatible! So if you own the game  and have Mac OS Catalina or Big Sur, then you can play it again using Porting Kit

***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 Else Heart.break 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:
Sebastian has just landed his first job in the distant city of Dorisburg. He moves there to start his adult life and figure out who he really wants to be. Among a strange collection of people, hackers and activists he finds some true friends – perhaps even love. But can they stop the terrible deeds of the people ruling the city? And who will get their heart broken in the end?

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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