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Re-volt for Mac!

The GOG.com version of Re-volt has been re-added to Porting Kit! This is the only version which works and also supports higher resolutions and above al works on M1 Apple Silicon as well! I tested the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air without issues so far. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Re-volt “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:
Yes, Re-Volt is that old school radio control car racing themed video game released by Acclaim Entertainment in 1999. The fact there still is an active community playing this game proofs that this was and is a great game.

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

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Age of Empires Definitive Edition for Mac

Many people already found out, but here is the official announcement of the Age of Empires Definitive Edition game port in Porting Kit! Bringing together all of the officially released content with modernized gameplay, all-new visuals and a host of other new features, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package. Engage in over 40 hours of updated campaign content with new narration and pacing, jump online in up to 8-player battles with new competitive features and modes.

I also made a video tutorial (on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air) with some gameplay including the fix for deleting the (intro) content in the video folder of the game to make the game work.

– Works on AMD Radeon (2GB Vram+) and Apple Silicon Macs
– Does not run on Intel Iris/Intel HD.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Age of Empires Definitive Edition 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!!

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Heros Hour for Mac

Another Port has been added to Porting Kit. A new game from Goblinz Studio: Heros Hour for Mac. While exploring the overworld and developing your town and army are both turn-based, giving you time to think and plan out your next moves, in battles your units will do the best to fight for themselves in real time – all hundreds of them. Cast spells and give attack orders to swing the tide of battle – or just sit back and watch as your might unfolds. I tested the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air without issues so far.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Heros Hour “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:
All is definitely not well in the world of Arkose. The islands are falling into chaos caused by ‘shadow madness’, a plague of unknown origin and dire consequence! Who can possibly help before it’s too late? The disease has no known cure and has no warning symptoms, making the result particularly fearsome. It turns its victims into hideous creatures that bare no resemblance to their former selves. You are the only chance that Arkose has.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit 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.

Imperialism fixed for M1 Apple Silicon.

A quick heads up for Imperialism which is now compatible with M1 Apple Silicon Macs. I got an email about a resolution bug which appeared on M1 Apple Silicon chip Macs, so I updated the engine which fixed the issue. Enjoy!

Fixed:
– Apple Silicon compatible.

If you own the game on GOG.com, then download the “Offline backup setup file and search the game in the porting kit library database and click install.

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Porting Kit 5.1.3 released!

An important update with fix has been released today! PK updated to 5.1.3! Besides the important DVXK fix which fixes some very popular games, like Skyrim SE, Age of Empires 2 DE, Age of Empires 3 DE, Freedom Fighters, Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Besides that the Porting Kit pages in the app, will have 2 extra tabs with FAQ and a direct link to the specific game forum. See further fixes and improvements below.

Changes Porting Kit from 5.013 to 5.1.3 (20/04/2022):

  • Updating server config version
  • Recovering support to older Wineskin versions
  • ‘Install DXVK’ step renamed to ‘Install MoltenVK’
  • Library loading should place trailer and buttons behind the loading spinner
  • FAQ description should be editable by developer
  • Updating master wrapper related paths to fit with the latest version
  • Library buttons should be properly selectable again
  • It should be possible to pick a video card manually, if desired
  • Fixing new folder locations for Wineskin
  • Added possibility to enable/disable analytics from Preferences window
  • If an invalid pattern is used as filename, PK should just don’t match with any file
  • The /tmp folder needs to be writable for Wineskin to work
  • Adding FAQ Description for apps

MoltenVK bug fix in experimental mode

There is an issue for the MoltenVK based games below in the Production branch of PortingKit 5.0.13. That’s fixed in the Experimental PK 5.1.0. The issue has to do with the old wineskin version and is fixed in the new Version. This new version is pushed in the experimental version. But because it still needs testing, it’s still not in production mode. So if you want to install the games below, make sure for now the Experimental mode is turned on.

You can do that by: going to the Porting Kit preferences in top top bar Porting Kit menu –> select the “Experimental mode” checkbox and restart Porting Kit. Wait until PK is updated and then restart Porting Kit which in that case is updated to 5.1.0. Then install one of your MoltenVK game below without issues.

We will update production branch as soon we are sure there are no problems with the new Wineskin update.

(Steam) – Age of Empires  – Definitive Ed. (Yeah! nieuw!)
(Steam) – Age of Empires 2 – Definitive Ed.
(Steam) – Age of Empires 3 – Definitive Ed.
(GOG) – Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics
(Steam) – Enemy Front
(Steam) – Fallout 4
(GOG) – Highrisers
(GOG) – Patron
(GOG) – Sacred 2
(Steam) – Steambuild 64bit/D3d11
(Steam) – Stronghold 2
(Steam) – The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim SE
(GOG) – The Escapists 2
(GOG) – The Sexy Brutale
(GOG) – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
(GOG) – Unto The End
(GOG) – YS IX Monstrum Nox

Shadow Madness for Mac

New Port has been added to Porting Kit: another golden oldie: Shadow Madness for Mac. With intricate battle scenarios involving magic, 6 heroes to choose from and many hours of engrossing gameplay, you can’t help but want to fight. Shadow Madness is a race against time and the deadliest enemy of all, the enemy.  I tested the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air without issues so far. It plays the best (in my opinion) with full screen + “stretch” (and no “artwork”). Enjoy this classic!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Shadow Madness “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:
All is definitely not well in the world of Arkose. The islands are falling into chaos caused by ‘shadow madness’, a plague of unknown origin and dire consequence! Who can possibly help before it’s too late? The disease has no known cure and has no warning symptoms, making the result particularly fearsome. It turns its victims into hideous creatures that bare no resemblance to their former selves. You are the only chance that Arkose has.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit 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.

Porting Kit update 5.0.13 released!

An important release of Porting Kit with an important fix when adding the port to the PK local library. In previous version the ports regularly weren’t added causing justified confusing where the port was. This has now been addressed and working properly again. The update has been done last week, but check to be sure if you have version 5.0.13.

Changes 5.0.13 (31/03/2022):

  • Removing error report if failed to prepare context menu
  • Opening the description of a server app shouldn’t break the local library
  • WSI editor window should be closable again
  • Minor adjust when recovering app name
  • New apps should be added to the local library properly
  • Registry entries shouldn’t have quotes in the name field, but if they do, PK will handle them properly
  • Now it should be possible to launch multiple WSI editors at once
  • The folder where the installers are looked for now can be changed in the userData.json file

When your PK somehow doesn’t update after a while, then re-download Porting Kit from the porting Kit website up here…

 

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!