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LEGO Star Wars – The Clone Wars for Mac

Last post we ported LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, but now we also added LEGO Star Wars – The Clone Wars into porting Kit!  You own the game on GOG.com? Then download the offline backup setup files and install it in Porting Kit and start the fun!!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the LEGO Star Wars – The Clone Wars “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 beloved and critically acclaimed LEGO® Star Wars™ franchise is back. LEGO Star Wars III:The Clone Wars, combines the epic stories and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe and hit animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ with all new gameplay features.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for Mac

On Request someone requested the GOG.com version of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be ported again, because it’s not supported anymore in the Mac store. So we did that :) LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is now back available in the database as game Port, and can be installed again and played on High Sierra 10.13+ (yes, also on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur 11.x) as we speak. You own the game on GOG.com? Then download the offline backup setup files and install it in Porting Kit and start the fun!!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga “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:
Play through a fun Star Wars galaxy that combines the endless customization of LEGO with the epic story from all six episodes of Star Wars. This is the definitive LEGO Star Wars comprising the first two games and expanding them with new characters, enhanced visuals, and more bonus levels than you can shake a lightsaber at. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a family-friendly game, which is both funny and challenging. Pick and choose your characters wisely to engage in combat, solve puzzles and work together as a team to defeat the dark side.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Omerta City of Gangsters added to Porting Kit for Mac 10.13.x and Higher.

Omerta City of Gangsters is a strategic real-time gameplay for planning coups, expanding your territory, extorting the competition, and bribing the authorities. Lead your henchmen into elaborately planned turn-based tactical combat as you pull off bank heists, robberies, street battles, and more!  Game works great on my Intel Macbook pro :)

***Because this game has an old Mac version (for Mojave and Below) 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 Omerta City of Gangsters 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:
Omerta: City of Gangsters puts you into the boots of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant with dreams of the big life. Work your way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, starting with small jobs, recruiting new gang members and expanding your empire by taking territory from other mobsters. Establish your own crime syndicate and become the de facto ruler of Atlantic City!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Imperium Romanum for Mac

Imperium Romanum Gold features incredible attention to detail and is packed with a variety of new, gameplay-enhancing features, such as a complete overhaul of the graphic engine and many of authentic historical buildings like the world-famous Circus Maximus or Gladiator schools!  Imperium Romanum Gold (now available on GOG.com) is an great city builder game in the time of the Roman Empire. Game works great on my Intel Macbook pro :)

Basic Porting Kit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Imperium Romanum 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:
The city builder strategy game Imperium Romanum is set in the time-honoured Roman Empire. As governor of a Roman province, you will devise a strategy to build a well organised, prosperous and commanding settlement. Its fortune very much lies in your own hands.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Porting Kit 4.1.27 Released!

Great news Porting Kit had another update! We are planing to lower the amount of updates and do an update once or twice per month now. You can always add yourself to the experimental branche if you want to get the latest updates using the porting Kit preferences. Porting Kit 4 is still in beta and is getting more and more a stable and is getting more and more cool features and fixes :) So I will just name a couple important ones.

Usage of specific custom engines:
We added a custom engine which has a fix for all the GOG.com installers which end in a few (un-important) errors. But now this is fixed it looks much better of course and professional.

Scroll cache/load improvement:
Not only this saves us bandwidth (downloading in icons), but this also improves performance while scrolling and searching.

Ports in troubleshoot state are shown with a maintenance wheel badge:
As mentioned in the title, game ports which are in maintenance mode has a badge now to be easily recognized. When the port is greyed out, then the only source is in maintenance mode, if it still has color, then there is an alternative source available (for example Steam or GOG) .

Changes from 4.1.22->4.1.27:

  • Returning the end event to the original location, and adding success event
  • Event of port installation end should only be sent if the port was installed successfully
  • Uncaught exceptions in installer window now should be catch
  • Commenting reference to unexisting file
  • Uncaught exceptions should be sent to Analytics
  • Implemented Analytics to catch application errors
  • Removed ‘Downloading update’ message from non-deprecated PK versions
  • Fixing search bar along with infinite scroll
  • Computer specifications window improved
  • Organizing the use of dialogs
  • App icons should only be loaded as the user scrolls
  • Replaced many of the alerts with system alerts
  • Added compatibility validation to dependencies
  • Compatibility and recommendation rules should come from the server
  • Games in troubleshooting state should be visible from the library
  • If the server config is not available, but you have a backup config, PK should work normally
  • If a wrapper if force killed during a wrapper installation, the installation shouldn’t hang
  • Refactor of the Wineskin version handling
  • Engines now can be replaced by a server config

Checkout the total change log up here…

Star Wars Games up to 75% off on GOG.com!

Star Wars Games up to 75% off on GOG.com!

GOG.com has another cool sale this weekend regarding Star Wars games! Almost all Star Wars games has a game port version in Porting Kit. So check the porting Kit database for the the specific games you like :) Get the games cheap on GOG.com while you can this weekend! Happy shopping.

Happy Star Wars Day! Once again, we meet on May the 4th to offer you fantastic discounts on Star Wars games.

Take the chance to dive into Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic (-65%) and its sequel Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ II: The Sith Lords™ (-65%). If you still feel the need to test your skills and reflexes, take on action-adventure games such as LEGO Star Wars™: The Complete Saga (-75%) or Star Wars™: The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition (-65%).

We also have something for strategic thinkers, as the Star Wars Day sale on GOG.COM includes games like Star Wars™: Galactic Battlegrounds (-65%) and STAR WARS™ Empire at War: Gold Pack (-65%). Finally, all virtual pilots can sit behind the cockpits of their favorite spaceships in games such as STAR WARS™: Rogue Squadron 3D (-65%) and Star Wars™: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (-65%).

Fans can also jump into classic Star Wars battles with Star Wars™ Battlefront (Classic, 2004; -60%) and Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II (Classic, 2005; -65%) are also bound for a ride.

Star Wars Day sale on GOG.COM runs until May 6th, 2021, at 1 PM UTC.

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…

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 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…

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.