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Red Alert 3 and Red Alert 3 Uprising available again in PK. Origin ports replaced by Steam.

As many of you may know, The EA Origin client is suffering big time in Wine after they shutdown support for XP and the old client. This change causes malfunction of some cool games like the C&C Red Alert 2 and C&C Red Alert 3. I tried to solve the issue with the latest Wine engines with no avail. However, hope is not lost. I managed to have it working using an alternative source, named Steam :) They Still have these games in their database, and I bought the Red Alert 3 Steam serials for you guys, in order to have it working as alternative for Origin. When the EA Origin Client through time is working again, I will re-add the Origin sources again.

I will replace where possible (Need for Speed undercover, Need for speed Shift, Need for speed – Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise,  C&C 3), with Steam ones. To start with Red Alert 3 + Uprising! Yes, and now both games work! In origin, there was a bug only that Red Alert 3 Uprising was working, but in the Steam version both games work :) Have fun!

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Venetica for Mac

Another beautiful game has been added to Porting Kit: Venetica for Mac! This game runs great on my AMD Radeon iMac, and played quite a bit already. It has a gripping story and is full of action and adventure. The installation of the game may take about 15 minutes though, so don’t panic if you think installing is taking so long. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Set in the fantastic world of long ago Venice, the young Scarlett falls victim to a terrible mystery, which begins with the murder of her companion by a secretive alliance of mighty necromancers. Thus fate takes its inevitable course and threatens to throw the world out of order. Scarlett finds out that she is the daughter of death incarnate and is blessed with his ultimate powers. She is the only one who can stop the gruesome powers that threaten to destroy the entire living world.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Venetica “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Venetica for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Venetica for Mac

Porting Kit 4.0 in progress and some more port fixes and “Yesterday” gets GOG.com version.

Porting Kit 4.0 in progress and some more port fixes and "Yesterday" gets GOG.com version.

Time is not standing still and a lot is going on in Porting Kit world. At first, past weeks I have done a lot of port updates and fixes. With some I only did only some text updates and for others fixes. I will name the list i’ve done. If you see a game you tried in the past and din’t work for you, please retest now :)

Fixed ports:

New GOG.com version added:

Porting Kit 4.0
Porting Kit 4.0 is coming soon! While Porting Kit 1/2/3 was made with old code and slow and is a bit buggy. Porting Kit 4.0 will be completely rewritten from the ground in Electron, which will make it platform compatible as well, which means PK can be released for Linux, or even Windows! But that’s not all, because it will be much faster, much more reliable, way more compatible for new changes like auto update of game ports when released, easily help to translate PK in every language, even more beautiful GUI, and much much more! Vitor is working hard on that project and has making good progress. We hope to inform you soon more about the process and new features. Keep a close eye on the blog!!

Symmetry for Mac

Symmetry for Mac! Yes, Symmetry is free for 48 hours! And while the GOG.com version has a Mac version for 32-bit Mac OS, I ported it to 64-bit compatible so also Catalina 10.15.x users can play this game. So take your change now it’s free! And if you love simulator games like Space Colony HD, then this one might be something for you. Enjoy!

Game description:
Symmetry is a survival management game set in a retro- futuristic, sci-fi universe. Your main goal is to manage the crash survivors and help them withstand the desolate, extremely cold environment in order to fix their spacecraft and escape. The non- obvious plot is accompanied by an atmospheric musical score and graphic design that sustains the harsh and mysterious ambience.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Symmetry “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Symmetry for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Symmetry for Mac

Impossible Creatures for Mac

On high demand! Impossible Creatures for Mac! The game is also tested in Catalina OS 10.15.x. tested the first level for the most part with no issues. Runs quite smooth on my 2019 Macbook pro :) The GOG.com version of Impossible Creatures for Mac works just fine when I tested it on Catalina, so that’s good news for Mac OS Catalina users. The game runs awesome and a real recommendation if you like strategy and a fun story. Enjoy!

Game description:
Set in a fantastic 1930s world, “Impossible Creatures” is a 3-D, real-time strategy game by Relic Entertainment the creators of Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes that pits the player against an evil villain in a desperate campaign across a chain of remote and diverse islands. Using Earth’s most formidable animals as building blocks, the player must create an army of genetically-altered mutant monsters in a titanic struggle to protect an unsuspecting world.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Impossible Creatures “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Impossible Creatures for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Mac OSX 10.8.x – 10.12.x issues with latest WS11 (Steam) Engines resolved.

Mac OSX 10.8.x - 10.12.x issues with latest WS11 (Steam) Engines resolved.

It seemed that all people who had Mac OS 10.8.x up to 10.13.x had trouble with the latest WS11WineCX19.0.1 engine which is used for all Steam games (is required to let Steam work) and some other games. So that meaned, that if you had an older Mac OS for example 10.11.5 and you wanted to play Skyrim or Age of Empires 3, then you would end up in a “dosdevice not found” or similar error message which ended up in a premature failure. Well ladies and gentlemen, that is fixed now :) Thanks Dean!

So call on everyone with old OSX version to re-test the installation where you had trouble with recently. It should now give no problems with installation anymore.

Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance Wildfire for Mac (Catalina OS)

After a time of testing of existing ports and handling with issues with Porting Kit within Catalina 10.15.x OS. I can finally focus on some new game ports. So yesterday I added Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire to the Porting Kit which is Catalina Compatible. The old GOG.com version is not compatible anymore and was malfunctioning. That’s why I made these ports available again in Porting Kit. I tested both games for a bit and works brilliantly :)

Game description:
Jagged Alliance 2 features: perfect blend of strategy, roleplaying and tactical combat; dozen of new weapons; 150+ individual in-game characters; realistic combat physics; and more than 10,000 lines of digitalized speech. The only thing missing is YOU. 

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Jagged Alliance 2 or Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Jagged Alliance 2 game pages for more info up here… and here…

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Games testing and updates in Catalina full in the works…

Games testing and updates in Catalina full in the works...

Yeah, time is not standing still here. We are working hard on Porting Kit, Wineskin, and testing games in Catalina at the same time. While we are still working on getting games Catalina ready and testing as many games we can on Catalina to map the games which works and the ones who don’t and trying to fix them. The counter is now on 6 games which are 16bit and do not work on 64bit OS. We hope to get a fix for those in the future, but until now they are not working. I keep a List on tested games on this page… which contains a list of both working and non-working games in Catalina.

When using Catalina with Porting Kit you need to make sure of the things below:
– SIP is Disabled  –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpMtnhqZZQ
– The Porting Kit app is located in the “Apps/Applications” folder
– You updated to Latest Catalina version (10.15.3 at the moment)

In this quest of testing of games in Catalina I fixed a bunch of games as well which at first didn’t work in Catalina. These were:
– Anno 1404
– Anno 1701
– Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
– Port Royale
Port Royale 2
– Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty

Until now 64 most popular games are tested and fixed. Of course most of the games will work automatically in Catalina, but it’s always good to have all games officially tested in Catalina. If you want to keep SIP enabled you can still use Crossover in the meantime.

Find the whole list up here…

Age of Mythology Extended Edition for Mac

Age of Mythology Extended Edition for Mac has been added to Porting Kit! I tested the Steam game on Catalina (with SIP disabled) without issues. When using the new launcher you will see just as in Age of Empires 2 HD no test, so you have to click on the first option to launch the game.

Game description:
The classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals. Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies’ strength. Call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scatter opposing troops with lightning storms. 

1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library tab and click install.
3. After installation close the steam installer.
4. Click “Play” to start the Windows Steam and login with your Account.
5. Then if you don’t own the game yet get the steam serial cheap on Kinguin.
6. Download and play the game.

Go to the Age of Mythology HD  game page for more info up here…

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Might of Magic 8 game port fixed.

It seemed that Might of Magic 8 had a bug crashing Porting Kit while installation of the game. The cause of the issue was the custom Wineskin not supporting X11 anmore. We addressed the problem by making the game Macdriver compatible using “Software 3D” rendering of the game. This in combination with “GDI” Directdraw rendering, the game now is fully install-able and playable again :) An important setting is now required to do in the game “configuration utility”. You need to select “Software 3D” and keeping the “full screen” option in tact before launching the game in order to play the game properly.

When you search the game now in the Porting Kit database, you will find that the game has the usual “updated” badge visible in the game icon.  Have fun!
Read more about the game on the Portingkit game page up here…