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Disney Classics – Alladin and Lion King for Mac

Golden oldie back to Porting Kit: Disney Aladdin & Lion King for Mac! This is the enhanced version of both games. Play through several different versions of the beloved Aladdin and The Lion King games that have been created over the years, including both console and handheld versions. Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders. Quickly save your progress in each of the games and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want.  View full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward, jump in, and start playing at any point and more!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Disney Aladdin & Lion King 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:
Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King! This unforgettable package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes, and display options, plus multiple versions of the games! Join Aladdin and his sidekick, Abu, as they race through the marketplace toward their date with destiny.The Lion King brings to life the majesty and mystery of Africa through the tale of Simba, a lion cub faced with the challenging transition to maturity. Now, you too can be part of the adventure!

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Release Porting Kit 4.1.17

Release Porting Kit 4.1.17

We have a new update for Porting Kit 4 today! This time we are on 4.1.17! In this release we have builtin a couple of extra features (which we had in Porting Kit 3 as well) and a fix. Let’s check them out in separate subjects.

DXVK fix:
This version has a bugfix for Directx11 support for 64 ports like: Age of Empires 2 DE, Age of Empires 3 DE, Skyrim SE, Hitman Absolution, Freedom Fighter, Witcher 3. There sneaked in a bug which has now been resolved in this version.

“Install now” functionality on the website:
This worked in PK3 already but now also in PK4, yes I am talking about the “install now” button on the portingkit.com website. You probably saw the button “install now” when looked into the Porting Kit game database on the website. Now this functionality will work in PK4. It doesn’t matter if Porting Kit is closed or open, when you click on “install now”, Porting Kit will prompt straight away the install wizard to install the port. It’s a great feature and it saves you from searching the game in the  Porting Kit app.

“Clear Caches” option under tools:
We heard this request from users who were missing that option in Porting Kit 4. With this option (which you can find using the top bar menu under “Tools”) you can clear:
– Wineskin Library caches
– Clear Winetricks
– Porting Kit Local Cache
– Porting Kit Temp folder
This option may come in handy when you ever have some issues regarding Porting kit.

Check the change log up here…

Porting Kit 4 – “Experimental branch” option (Beta mode).

Since a couple of weeks ago we added an experimental “testing/beta” branch to Porting Kit to test new functionality and bug fixes. If you like to attend in this “Beta” group, then in your Porting Kit settings you can easily do that. You will be on the front row having access first to all new fixes and features within Porting Kit. When the Beta mode has issues please let us know so we can fix them before releasing it to the production PK branch. In that case you can turn off experimental mode until the issues are fixed.

Recent Features in the Experimental/Beta mode:
– Double-click an exe and porting Kit will pop-up and option for a new install or in an existing port.
– “Install now” option will work from the Porting.com website.
– Installation process-bar for Porting Kit updates. (will be visible in the next update)

Important bug fix:
The experimental branch has also a bugfix for Directx11 support for 64 ports like: Age of Empires 2 DE, Age of Empires 3 DE, Skyrim SE, Hitman Absolution, Freedom Fighter, Witcher 3. So if you want to install those games, please turn this experimental mode on before installing these games. We will have this fix in the production branch in a few days. So if you ran into this problem, turn on the experimental mode and install the 64bit/D3d11 game again.

You can automatically attend by selecting the “enable experimental features” checkbox in your Porting Kit preferences.

Retro City Rampage DX for Mac

Golden oldie back to Porting Kit: Retro City Rampage DX for Mac! We re-added the port so you can play this game on Mac OS 10.15+ and 11.x+ and Apple Silicon. It’s fast, its fun, and its retro! I tested the game both on Intel Macs as on Apple Silicon, and on both it works great! Wreak havoc in in the open-world of Retro City Rampage! You’ll meet a variety of very familiar characters, including a certain time-travelling scientist, engage in various modes of gameplay such as stealth, platforming, early coin-ops, and even encounter radioactive plumbers who await with eager anticipation their chance to murder and masticate you, The Player!

***Because this game had an earlier Mac version, please remember to change “system” to “Windows” on your GOG account page in order to download the Windows offline backup setup file (and not an old non-working Mac file).***

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Retro City Rampage DX 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:
The entire game has been remastered in ‘DX’ mode! Every single mission, challenge, and weapon has been remastered! A brand-new cop system! Clear the screen to lose the fuzz!
Get a closer look at the action with all-new zoom modes from 1X all the way to 3X zoom! A new map with fully interactive waypoints! This is not your grandfather’s in-game map! Improved 8-BIT/RETRO+ modes!

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Travelers Rest for Mac

Still in Development, but now already ported to Porting Kit: Travelers Rest for Mac! I tested the game both on Intel Macs as on Apple Silicon, and on both it works great! Brew beers, distil spirits, and make wines. Create the perfect crisp lager or the wildest sour. Travellers Rest will allow you to discover and craft a whole array of food, drink, and items. Along this journey you’ll gain experience to level-up and further customise your character. Spend your points in six technology trees relating to nature, building, cooking, brewing, socialising, and magic! :D Have fun!

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Travelers Rest 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:
Travelers Rest is a tavern management game where you can brew your own beer, run a farm, and build relationships. You are an innkeeper, on a journey to transform a run-down tavern into a bustling social space. Based in a cheerful fantasy setting, Travellers Rest is home to people to meet, places to explore, and lost magic. Along your journey you’ll discover new things to brew, farm, cook, and build to create your perfect fantasy tavern.

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Travelers Rest for Mac

 

Unto the End for Mac

Released not long ago and now added to Porting Kit: Unto the End for Mac! I tested the game with the keyboard controls and that’s working fine. The game is really a “figuring out” style, I got stuck not far into the game, but figured out I had to hit some bones to go underground eventually and then finding someone with a key which you can use to open up a door at the other end of the cave. Well, if you like puzzles, action, platform and adventure, then this game might be something for you :) Game Works great on Intel based Macs, on M1 Silicon it give some glitches but still playable (hope this will be soon fixed in newer engine).

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Unto The End 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:
Unto The End is a challenging combat adventure game in the style of a cinematic platformer. The story is simple: get home to your family. Master read-react combat in intense sword fights. Spot opportunities to trade and use items. An adventure told through your actions, how will you make it home?

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DLC installer fixed in PK update 4.1.13

Edit: Update 4.1.13 has been shortly released after a bug with the master wrapper (Cannot read property ‘downloadBaseUrl’ of undefined). Should now be working properly again.

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You probably noticed the updated and thought why the heck there was another update? Well, we fixed the DLC Ports install (yeah those DLC’s with green glow) like Diablo 2 – Lord of Destruction.
This functionality worked in PK 3 but didn’t work yet in PK4, so this was an urgent change to do. We otherwise would wait to also implement some other things like the “update” window (which also shows what things are new in the update) with process bar,  the new forum, and the “install now” functionality from the Portingkit.com website. This stuff will will be implemented in the next update. I also created a a video to show the DLC installation from Porting Kit (see below).

One small thing about the video, In the video it creates 2 icons for Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 – LOD, but it seems it replaces the Diablo 2 game with the extra features in LOD, so there will be one icon instead of 2 in your library.

Porting Kit 4 changes:
– DLC Installation fix

Some more game port fixes!

Some more game port fixes!

Maintenance of game ports is an important job of all the thousands of ports in the Porting Kit database. When we hear reports of issues then we look into it and when it seems a general problem or for some specific Mac (Apple Silicon or specific GFX cards), then we try to fix that. So here an overview of some ports I updated last week to fix some specific issues:

Age of Empires 2 HD (2013)  (Fixed steam bug and a game launch bug)
Fable Anniversary (Fixed game launch bug)
Jurassic Park – Operation Genesis (Fixed installation bug)
Ys Seven (Fixed graphical glitch bug)
Dragon’s Dogma – Dark Arisen ( Fixed launch bug)


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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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