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Street Racing Syndicate for Mac

Released not long ago on GOG.com, and new added to Porting Kit: Street Racing Syndicate for Mac! This is a great racing game in  the way of need for Speed series or Burnout, which we have also in Porting Kit. Anyway, I tested the game on my Intel Macbook pro and works great! Nice one!! Recommended!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Street Racing Syndicate “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 raw, high-stakes world of illegal street racing comes to life in Street Racing Syndicate. Trick out over 40 authentic licensed cars with parts from over 15 real-world manufacturers, then turn your customized ride loose on the streets of 3 cities across the USA. Lay it all on the line – your wallet, your woman, your pride and your wheels. With masses of perfectly tuned, nitrous-stoked horses under the hood, the only thing between you and victory is the distance from the pedal to the floor.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Gun Metal for mac

Released not long ago on GOG.com, and new added to Porting Kit: Gun Metal for Mac! The game runs very neat and is a very nice game in the way of kinda mech commander/transformers game style. You can change as mech commander to an airplane to do air battles or transform back in the middle of the fight. You are in charge! Tested the game on my Intel Macbook pro and works quite neat. Tested a couple of levels and I have to say it has some attraction to keep playing it :).

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Gun Metal “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:
Gun Metal is a futuristic action-packed experience where you take control of the fully transformable prototype combat vehicle known as the Havoc Suit.
The Havoc Suit, a prototype combat vehicle, remains the only hope to save civilization from a tireless enemy. Standing 10 meters tall, with an arsenal of devastating weaponry and the ability to transform instantly into an agile jet, only this formidable battle machine has the potential to halt the invaders!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Origin) for Mac

As a continuation of the Origin Client series we have today the game Need for Speed Hot Pursuit back in Porting Kit! Yeah, good news for the Need for Speed fans ;) Tested it on my Macbook pro 2019 and it runs quite nice. Happy racing!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • If you don’t own the game yet, get the key cheap on kinguin…
  • Of course make sure you have Porting Kit and search the game in the database and press “install”
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open-world landscape behind the wheel of the world’s fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award-winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.

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.

Battlefield 1942 (Origin) for Mac

While Origin is working back again in the latest engine, I am testing the Origin games one by one if they all still work, so that’s why I post the games one by one, with an “ok” that I tested them. So today the green light for Battlefield 1942! Yep it’s right, that game isn’t for sale anymore on the EA store, but if you have a legit (unused) battlefield 1942 key then you can add the game in Origin. But also for the people who have battlefield 1942 already in the past, the game can be played again :) I myself love the game and is one of the few games I play once in a while (besides medal of Honor Allied Assault and World of Tanks). Anyhow, have fun!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • Get the serial from a Battlefield 1942 cd game (make sure its not used)
  • Of course make sure you have Porting Kit and search the game in the database and press “install”
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the spiritual predecessor Codename Eagle, the studio set out to create the game of their dreams. Building upon and vastly refining the ideas from Codename Eagle, Battlefield 1942 let players engage in infantry combat and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles from submarines to battleships and bombers. The game introduced the signature Battlefield rock-paper-scissors gameplay, as well as the exciting “Battlefield Moments” people refer to when talking about their unique and unscripted experiences within the multiplayer game.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Battlefield 1942 (Origin) for Mac

C&C Renegade (Origin) for Mac

Aaand number 3 of the Origin C&C Ultimate Collection series: C&C Renegade for Mac! Tested the game on my Macbook Pro 2019 and works great! You can adjust the resolution of the game to your liking after installation of the game in origin using the wwconfig.exe. This is an action you need to do manually which is described in the port description. With no adjustment of the resolution the game launches in the default 800×600. Enjoy!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap up here…
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Renegade’s story takes place during the final days of the First Tiberius War originally depicted in Command & Conquer. GDI’s top three Tiberius research specialists have been abducted by the Brotherhood of Nod. The player assumes the role of GDI commando Captain Nick “Havoc” Parker, who is assigned to rescue these experts. He conducts missions which take him all over the world in various countries and climates, both indoor and outdoor, and his actions greatly affect the current state of the war. As the game progresses it is revealed that the specialists have been forced into biochemistry research for the Brotherhood’s top secret “Project Re-Genesis”, an attempt to create genetically enhanced super-soldiers with the aid of Tiberius.

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.

C&C Generals + Zero Hour (Origin) for Mac

And here we have the second C&C game I tested and in Origin which works fine (do turn off the in-game Origin in the Origin settings). I tested both the standard Generals and the Zero Hour expansion on my intel Macbook Pro on Mac OS 12.0.1 Monterey. So good news for the C&C generals fans! Have fun!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap up here…
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 concerns the full-scale invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union. With all-out war taking place in American cities and seven nations to play as, you’ll have to choose which side of the conflict to enter: invader or defender.

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.

C&C Generals + Zero Hour (Origin) for Mac

Red Alert 2 + Yuri’s Revenge (Origin) for Mac are back!!!

Awesome news! As promised, I would bring back the Origin games and Ubisoft games and more with the new CX21 engine. And tonight past weekend I did a lot of preparations, and today I re-introduce the Origin version of Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge. Yes, the rest of the series are worked on as well, but I will introduce every Origin game separately day by day because I want it to be tested properly first.

So here we are :) I made a new video about the installation process and the settings you need to do in Origin itself. I tested and played Red Alert 2 Yuri’s revenge on my intel Mac 2019 on Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1 :) C&Cnet multiplayer support/integration will follow soon. I first want to add the rest of the series first. Enjoy the video and the game.

Origin Client install instructions:
– Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap up here…
– When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20seconds before it starts.
– After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
– When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window),
in the settings turn off “in-game origin”(app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.

Game Description:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 concerns the full-scale invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union. With all-out war taking place in American cities and seven nations to play as, you’ll have to choose which side of the conflict to enter: invader or defender.

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.

Rayman Origins for Mac

We had a small setback that the new engine has a small bug regarding installing Winetricks, but we made a workaround for that by changing the engine to the the new CX21 one AFTER the specific wintricks are done. When the fixed CX21 arrives we can simply remove that step again. So past weekend I could get some stuff done (yes all Origin games are tested and working again…release this week :)) But we start with Rayman Origins! Yes, that one was native for Mac up till Catalina, but we made a port for the GOG.com version of the game which makes it compatible for Mac OS 10.15.x and higher. So yes, also for Monterey 12.x. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Rayman Origins “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:
Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments. Discover the roots of Rayman by collecting pieces of the Glade’s history, and assemble them to reveal the truth behind Rayman’s origins. For whimsical action-packed platformer fun in colorful 2D there is no better place than this magical world, and you can now visit it alone or with up to three friends in co-op mode!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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CX21 Engine finally there!!!

CX21 Engine finally there!!!

Yes yes yes, it took a while but we finally did it. Gcenx has build a proper CX21 engine which we can use publicly :) This means we have a lot of work to do coming weeks with updating ports, adding new ports, fixing the Origin client (Origin version C&C Series, Need for speed etc. will work again!) Better M1 Apple Sillicon support, and new games (uplay games will work again and new ones added!) pff….too much to tell!

Well I will get to work now! But then you know it’s there and much news is coming up! Keep a very close eye to the blog!!

Hover! (Win95) for Mac

I am happy to inform you that the free Hover! (Windows 95) for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! Who doesn’t know this this old classic on the Windows 95 machines? I remember when we got out Pentium 100 in the end of the nineties which included this game. Never though I would play this classic again (didn’t remember the name of the game) until I recently saw it again. I thought, this classic should added to Porting Kit just as I did with the classic Pinball game “Space Cadet“, (which is also freely available in Porting Kit) because these games are still very popular.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions free games:
1. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
2. Portingkit will create the wrapper and download the game and install it into porting Kit.
3. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
4. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
5. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
6. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
For each level, Hover! will cycle through each of the three mazes, or randomly select one (if that option is set). The goal of each level is to capture all of the blue flags hidden throughout the level (playing as the red hovercraft), before the opposing (blue) team collects all of the red flags. A game starts with having 3 red flags and 3 blue flags in each level, but will go up to 6 flags of each color in higher levels. Higher levels also have more opposing hovercraft and a more difficult AI.

The opponent hovercraft are split into two groups: One group acts as the capture team, trying to secure all the red flags before the player collects all the blue flags, while the other group serves as the protection for the capture team, trying to defend their flags and prevent the player from interfering with the capture team’s efforts. If one of those hovercraft see the player, a tone will sound, like a sonar ping, indicating they’ve seen him and will move to attack.

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.