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Star Trek – Armada 2 for Mac

Another very nice Star Trek game has been added to Porting kit: Star Trek – Armada 2! I checked the game on my Intel Based Macbook pro 2019 and works very neat! So if you love the Star Trek games series, then this one you should definitely check out! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Armada 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. 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:
The Borg are back with an insidious new weapon that threatens the very fabric of the galaxy. Meanwhile, a spatial rift has the mysterious Species 8472 flooding into Federation space. Battle in intense competition over TCP/IP LAN, where the outcome of every encounter depends on your ability to manage your fleets across the galaxy. All-new ship classes, weapons and intense tactical challenges collide in epic 3-D battles.

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.

Star Trek – Hidden Evil for Mac

I was first from opinion to skip this game because of the small glitches which the game has. But When playing it for a while, the glitches aren’t that bad. So here we are Star Trek – Hidden Evil for Mac! And yes, I tested the game both on my intel based Macbook Pro 2019 and my M1 apple silicon Mac mini, and game works nice on both machines (aside of those glitches). To see what I mean, I made a video tutorial + some gameplay using my M1 Apple Silicon Mac.

I mentioned it also in the youtube video description, you won’t see your desktop when playing on the background (sides), you will see black bars instead because of the resolution of the game. That’s a bug of my screenflow version (video capture).

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Hidden Evil “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:
Plunged into the wake of the events following Star Trek®: Insurrection™, you find yourself embroiled in an enemy plot to harness the incredibly destructive powers of a coveted genetic seed. You must engage alien forces and outwit your adversaries in a series of challenging missions…or else the Federation will fall victim to its ruthless archenemy.

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.

Total Annihilation – Commander Pack updated and compatible now with M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Total Annihilation – Commander Pack! The update to the latest CX21.1.0 engine fixed the game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs. Tested the games for about 10 minutes of gameplay without issues comparing with the intel chipset Macs.

For Apple M1 Apple Silicon it might require the latest Mac OS version of Monterey 12.1! So if it doesn’t work and you or on Big Sur, then upgrade to the latest Mac OS version Monterey!

What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machine has escalated into a war that has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of the entire galaxy in their struggle for domination. Choose your side, build an army, and crush your enemies on huge, three-dimensional battlefields. And remember, there is no such thing as “too many guns”!

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Omikron the Nomad Soul works now for M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Omikron The Nomad Soul! The update to the latest CX21.1.0 engine fixed the game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs. Tested the games for about 10 minutes of gameplay without issues comparing with the intel chipset Macs.

Responding to the desperate pleas of a mysterious character from another dimension, your soul must enter the dark and futuristic city of Omikron. This is but the beginning of an epic adventure through an increasingly strange and dazzling parallel world. You must solve the ultimate mystery: why are you in Omikron and how can you get out?

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Unreal Tournament GOY updated for M1 Apple Silicon Macs!

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Unreal Tournament! I am still planning for making a gameplay video, but that one will follow within a few days. Christmas time, so I will be a bit more occupied with that :) To make it work for M1 Apple silicon, you do need to do a special action which is now also mentioned in the game description. After install you need to set a specific “device”.

When you press play and get into the launcher, click “change your 3d video device” –> “show all devices” –> click the “open GL support” option.  Then next, next, run. In the game itself you can change your resolution to widescreen. To 1440×900 for example.

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Monkey Island 4 – Escape from Monkey Island M1 Apple Silicon Ready

Another cool game which will now work on M1 Apple Silicon: Monkey Island 4 – Escape from Monkey Island! Checked the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini and works great! If you own the game already then install the game using Porting Kit and if you don’t own it yet, then get it with 65% discount in the GOG.com sale!

Check the porting Kit game page up here…

Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 + 2 now M1 Apple Silicon compatible.

Great news! As I mentioned earlier, some titles have been tested on CX21.1.0 and worked, which earlier wasn’t working. Two of them, were Roller Coaster Tycoon and Roller Coaster Tycoon 2! I updated and tested these two and they now both work on the M1 Apple Silicon Macs :) If you don’t own these games yet then get them with 74% off in the GOG Christmas sale! Click on the 2 links to go straight to the game sales on GOG. Download the offline backup setup files and use them to install the game into Porting Kit. For the newbees, check the install instructions in Porting Kit or on the Portingkit.com website.

Porting Kit game pages are here… and here…

Ubisoft Connect games and Origin Games updated with CX21.1.0!

Some another great news! I updated all the Origin games with the CX21.1.0 engine. Besides that I updated all Ubisoft Connect games as well!! This means: all the Ubisoft Connect games will work again also on Monterey!!

Yes thats correct for example Anno 2070 will work again on Catalina/Big Sur and Monterey and I even tested it on M1 Apple Silicon and that works as well!!

See here the list of Ubisoft Connect game ports updated with the CX21.1.0 engine:
Anno 2070 (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Assassin Creed Revelations (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Flashback (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Rayman Legends (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Valiant Heart (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (fixed for Catalina 10.15 and up!)
– Rainbow Six 3 Gold
– Silent Hunter IV

So if you own the games already, don’t hesitate to install and play these games! Have fun!

EA temporarily blocks access to Origin in Myanmar - KLGadgetGuy

Some fixed ports regarding Physx winetrick.

It seems, that there was an issue with the latest engines regarding installing the Physx Winetrick (it failed and didn’t work).  This caused some games using this Winetrick not to work properly or didn’t even launch. These game ports has now been fixed. So, if you tried one of the games below recently, and it doesn’t run properly or doesn’t even launch, then restart Porting Kit (then you will see the “updated” badges of these ports) and reinstall these games. Happy gaming!

CX21.1.0 is coming soon!

CX21.1.0 is coming soon!

Back after 2 weeks of recovering of corona (luckily I wasn’t too sick) :) Although we are still busy on a good CX21 engine…(the CX21 one we have, is still not optimal), now CX21.1.0 is coming soon! This one is much better then the CX21 one and has a lot of bug fixes and has also much better M1 Apple Silicon support! I tested the beta of CX21.1.0 and I also got Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2 running on my Apple Silicon, and Dragon Age Origin is back working in there as well. And that’s only a few I mention. The CX21.1.0 will also be the default Engine for all games for Apple Silicon Macs for the best support.

So, lots of cool things to look forward to. We expect the CX21.1.0 be released by Code weavers next week, and in Porting Kit a few weeks later. If you can’t wait? Get Crossover now up here..! And use the “portingover” discount code of 25% off!