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Populous 3 – The beginning wrapper update

I heard that there was an issue with the Populous 3 regarding that main exe path. So I checked it out, and yup, it seems that GOG changed the main exe path from “populous – The beginning” to “Populous 3”, so I needed to adjust that. Now that’s fixed, the port should work again as attended in PK4.  PK3 has already a “safety” build-in which recognizes changes and fixes paths automatically, but that wasn’t build-in into PK4 yet. This is still on the todo list.  So if you own the GOG.com game and you ran into issues in PK4, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix main exe path (was changed in the latest update of the GOG.com installer)

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Tex Murphy – The Pandora Directive for Mac

Another Native Mac game which worked on Mojave and below, is now ported so it is playable on Catalina 10.15.x and Big Sur and up! Tex Murphy – The Pandora Directive has been added into the Porting Kit database for Catalina OS and up! I played the game for a while and it works pretty well. The only thing i run into is that it regularly may occur that loading the next screen may take a couple of seconds (black screen), so in that cases, don’t panic and wait those couple of seconds before you can simply continue your quest. Have fun with this classic and get the game on GOG.com and install it into Porting Kit!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Tex Murphy – The Pandora Directive “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
It’s April 2043 and you, as Tex Murphy, the last of the old-style gumshoes, find yourself racing against time in the most dangerous game of your life. What is the truth behind the rumored UFO crash at Roswell? Why did the military suddenly shut down and seal off the Roswell complex? And why the frequent references to the lost Mayan civilization? 

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Total Anihilation – Commander Pack Wrapper update!

We heard that there was a bug going on for Total Annihilation – Commander Pack for Mac OS 11.x Big Sur users. It seemed that the D3D Boost needs to be activated in order run it properly. We addressed this issue now with the port update. so if you own the GOG.com and you ran into issues, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix regression for mac OS Big Sur. Will work now on Big Sur and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Wasteland for Mac

Wasteland for Mac is a golden oldie from 1988. which is now added and playable again in Porting Kit! Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it. These old graphics will remind you of these days when you played it at first or reminds you to similar games you played in the past. Well, whatever it is, this GOG.com classic is now added in Porting Kit and waits for you to play it on even Catalina OS 10.15+.

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Wasteland “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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 year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants – always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Wasteland for mac

Wasteland for mac

Super Huey III for Mac

You like nostalgic arcade simulators? Well, Super Huey III for Mac may fit in that category. This game port works great and gives a lot of fun. Tested that game for a while (couple of missions) on my Macbook pro with Big Sur, and had some fun :) This entertaining GOG.com game is only $5,99 and I have to say that the creators of the game did a good job trying to bring back the nostalgie of it.

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the Super Huey III “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
In 1985, Cosmi Software stunned the gaming world with the first helicopter flight simulator for home computers. The legend continues with this revamped version of Super Huey™ III! Over 35 intense missions: After learning the ropes in 3 training missions, you’ll fly 33 main missions featuring air-to-land and air-to-air combat, plus search-and-rescue objectives. 3 Bonus Missions await for those that can conquer the main campaign!

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

There is no Game: Wrong Dimension for Mac

There is no game Wrong Dimension is one of these games which really entrigued me (check trailer), and now I made it available for Mac! When I tested the game, I didn’t knew what to expect. I had not watched the trailer and was first focused how the game port was working (which worked flawlessly by the way). But then the funny narrator was starting to keep me playing. Making me to find out what he would say next if I would beat him with the puzzles. And it was really fun! I played about 1.5 hours in a row! That’s an accomplishment for a game to keep me focussed on it. So yes, this GOG.com game a recommendation to play this one. If you check the trailer you will get an impression. Game is tested on Catalina OS 10.15+ so, you are safe to try it out :) Enjoy!

We always recommend having besides Porting Kit also Crossover as alternative. Crossover is more advanced, supports DX11 and has phone support other features. Crossover makes Porting Kit possible and when purchasing Crossover using the links here you support us with out work with Porting Kit. Get it here…

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download Portingkit if you don’t have it already!
2. Download the There is no game Wrong Dimension “offline backup setup” file(s) into your (root) download folder.
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:
There is no game: Wrong dimension” is a Point&Click comedy adventure (and Point&Click only!) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Sea Dogs  – City of Abandoned Ships port update!

I got an e-mail about a crash bug in Sea Dogs  – City of Abandoned Ships. When investigating I found out that this had to so with a custom (WS9) engine which is not compatible for Catalina OS 10.15+. So we applied the “wine patch” in a custom WS11 engine so the crash won’t happen on Catalina 10.15.x+ anymore. We are happy that this game is now also Catalina/Big Sur and higher proof :) So if you own the GOG.com game, then install it in the updated port in the Porting Kit game library, and enjoy the game!

Changes:
– New custom WS11 engine so the game will work now on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Call to Power 2 port update!

I saw that there was a bug for the game Call to Power 2 for Catalina OS/Big Sur+ (uses 32->64 WS11 engine). So I checked it out and fixed the problem. The game wouldn’t launch with the WS11 engine because of regressions, but as mentioned fixed that issue. so if you own the GOG.com and you ran into issues, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix regression for WS11 Engines. Will work now on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

 

New Porting Kit 4.0 Beta (4.40) with auto update feature!

Yes finally, great news! As promised the Porting Kit 4.0 update with automatic updates feature from now on! So make sure you have this “4.40” version and you will be updated automaticly from now on! This process will be done automatically, so there is no “check for updates” (yet). Beside that great feature also the maintenance mode is now visible in Porting kit 4.0, so you cannot install for example the Origin Source because the port is in maintenance/not working temporarily at the moment.

New Features:
– Automatic update feature
– Maintenance mode visible now

Get this new critical up from the download page up here…

New Porting Kit 4 Beta release!

Yeah we are working hard to have the Porting Kit Beta 4 as stable and complete as possible for you guys. So we are working very hard to make this possible for you and have the best experience. The beta is under full development, and since last week we builtin a lot of improvements. We also builtin a log creator, so when you run into issues you can sent it to us for analysis. We encourage you all to work as much in Porting Kit 4 Beta as possible and report bugs to us and when you run into issues sent us the logs and revert back to PK3 until we fix the issue for you. We hope this is the second last update  you have to download manually. The next release will contain the “auto-update” feature, so it will automaticlly be updated when a new release is available.

Changes since last week beta:
– Added Sentry to monitor for unknown errors
– Fixed Wine Prefix creation that was affecting some people
– Fixed “No such file or directory” bug that happened for some people when finishing an installation
– Fixed freeze at last installation step
– Fixed blank window bug that was affecting some people
– Added “Report problem” button for the More menu
– Added form to the “Contact Us” tab
– Default engine for Custom Ports should be the latest 32 bit CrossOver engine
– Added DLC and native games glow in the server Library
– Added support for native game

Get this latest PK beta update from the download page up here… you can then replace the old one with the new one in your apps folder.