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Latest update issues Porting Kit 4. Update keeps hanging. (resolved)

Update has been reverted. and will now be investigated. So issue resolved for now. Will be tested before new update.

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Another quick heads up. There seems to be something going on with the latest update. It keeps hanging in the update part. Do this work around the issue:

Turn off the wifi/internet then launch Porting Kit, go to the library tab and turn wifi on again. Then refresh. Then you see all the ports and functionality is back again.

We are taking action on this bug asap. Keep an eye on this blog for updates. We are working on top priority for a proper update screen where you can see the process and see all the changes what have been done since the last update. Thanks for bearing with us.

18 Wheels of Steel – Convoy for Mac

A short while ago GOG added the 18 wheels of Steel series in their catalog. For a few games we had already ports, like 18 WOS Haulin, and 18 WOS Extreme Trucker. For those we added the GOG.com source. But we now also add the cool episode of 18 WOS Convoy! Game works awesome!! have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com 18 WOS Convoy 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:
Take the wheel of a fast paced, high intensity trucking business. Start as a one man show, bidding on jobs, then build your fleet into an unstoppable convoy and deliver the goods. Grow your business and your fleet, but beware – your reputation is everything. 10-4 Good Buddy. Bid on lucrative larger jobs and captain the convoys necessary to pull them off. But watch your back – the police are always looking to take a mighty convoy down!

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Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Very nice game port: Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics for Mac. I did this one, because my wife likes this game as well :P The game has been tested (by my wife) a bunch of times and works pretty neat. Also 4x multiplayer has been tested without any issues. So if you like this strategy board game, then this one is really recommended!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics 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:
Carcassonne is a modern classic tile-placement game based on the award wining game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, et cetera.

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Carcasonne - Tiles & Tactics for Mac

Carcasonne – Tiles & Tactics for Mac

DLC installer not implemented yet. Is on High Priority list.

As you all may know, Porting Kit 4 is now the main (only) app which is supported and maintained. Porting Kit 3 has been decommissioned because it was too much work to maintain both Applications in the massive speed things are changing in the Mac environment. With this move to Porting Kit 4, a couple of features has not been implemented yet which were in PK3. The most important one, is the DLC installer (the icons in the database with a green glow). Especially the “Diablo 2 LOD Expansion” is a heavy used DLC where the installation is not going as attended (ends in main exe not found). We are aware of this and have this on the highest priority list to be implemented.

In the meanwhile we have this resolved by using a workaround, using the MOD/patch installer (under the main game port)  which you can access under “more” –> advanced tools –> Mod/patch. When you installed the DLC, you can using the extra custom exe creator, create a shortcut to the Porting Kit library so you can launch it straight from your Porting local library. The custom exe creator can also be found in the “more” –> advanced tools section. We hope to give you a workaround using these steps for the time being until we have implemented the feature in Porting Kit 4.

Commander Keen pack for Mac

Back from the past!  Commander Keen pack for Mac has been added to Porting Kit. Not long ago the game has been added to the GOG.com game database and I was eager to test it and it works pretty well :) So if you want to relive the past, I really can recommend the game :) The pack contains 5 games/episodes to enjoy and you can choose which one (in a menu) if you launch the game port:

  • Episode 1: Marooned on Mars (Dec. 14th 1990)
  • Episode 2: The Earth Explodes (1991)
  • Episode 3: Keen Must Die! (1991)
  • Episode 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991)
  • Episode 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991)

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Commander Keen pack for Mac 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:
Commander Keen’s very first adventure, and the debut of id’s groundbreaking side-scrolling technology. In the game you play the role of Commander Keen: the alter-ego of an eight year-old genius by the name of Billy Blaze. When Billy learns that the Earth is in danger, he dons his brother’s football helmet and his homemade interstellar spaceship to become Commander Keen — Defender of the Earth!

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Commander Keen pack for Mac

Commander Keen pack for Mac

Sengoku back as port in Porting Kit

Sengoku has been native for Mac in the past, but since 10.14 or so it has been removed/not supported anymore. Well, good news, we added the GOG.com source port now to Porting Kit and can now be played again on your Mac from 10.13 and higher. So if you love strategy in the Japanese Dynasty?, then Sengoku is a good pick for you :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Sengoku 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:
Sengoku is a deep character driven strategy game set in 16th century Japan. Play as a Japanese nobleman and unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist. Use your military might, your smooth talking tongue, and your guile to increase your power. Watch your enemies fall like cherry blossoms in the early dawn of spring. Doublecross your enemies in an honorable and auspicious manner. Always make sure you have competent heir, if you should die before your destiny has been reached.

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Sengoku for Mac

Some issues with a few Winetricks again: “ERROR: Cannot read property ‘downloads’ of undefined” (Resolved).

[Resolved by Porting Kit update 4.1.6] When you don’t have that version, then restart Porting Kit, it will then auto update.

[update] Problem found, new porting Kit update will be released in a few hours.

Here a quick heads up. If you experience an error: “ERROR: Cannot read property ‘downloads’ of undefined” while installing a specific port, then you may know we are working on it to resolve it. We hope for a fix for this issue asap and only a bunch of games are effected, so most games aren’t. If you experience the issue, then keep watch on this blog post, when it is resolved. We hope tomorrow and it may come with an update of Porting Kit. That update will also include some extra features which were already planned.

So keep a close watch on this blog post when it’s fixed when you experience this error.

Some Port updates and fixes.

Some Port updates and fixes.

We are in a constant journey to have an stable, advanced, optimized, game and application app where you can run your Windows  games/apps on your Mac! So with this also comes port updates. Past week I updated a couple of game ports with improvements and fixes. The ports of this time you can find below. If these are games in that list where you ran into issues in the past, then reinstall these games with the updated ports.

Game port updates  + changes:
World on Conflict (launch issues fixed with updated GOG version)
Hitman IV – Blood Money (Newer engine with GFX updates and improvements)
Beyond Good and Evil (launch issue fix with updated engine)
Deus Ex 2 – Invisible War (Launch issue fix with updated engine)
Dreamfall Longest Journey (GFX fix regarding shaders and shadows)

We always love to hear when you run into issues so we can fix them. When you run into any, please use the “more” –> “report problem” option in Porting Kit and make a clear description what goes wrong (including logs) so we can fix it.

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Skyrim Special Edition for Mac

Great news!! We added the 64bit Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim Special Edition version to Porting Kit! Yes and how! With great performance (much better then the normal edition) so we strongly advise/urge to get this one to improve your game performance/enjoyment. Get it cheap on Kinguin and add the serial in the Windows Steam port and start the Happy gaming!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim Special Edition 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:
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of mods to the PC and consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.

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Porting Kit 3 will be fased out, download link will removed. Porting Kit 4 will be primary.

Porting Kit 4 is developing more and more, but maintaining 2 apps with all changes going on is hard to keep up. That’s why all urge you to use Porting Kit 4 instead of Porting Kit 3. At the moment Porting Kit 3 is having flaws because of recent development of moved Engines. This causes some issues like “download source website seems to be offline” which you don’t experience if you have PK4.  So this is what we gonna do. As for tonight, the Porting Kit 3 download link will be removed. For the people who still have/use Porting Kit 3 we going to prepare an update which updates/replace the application with Porting Kit 4 in the near future. This will move all PK3 users to PK4 on a friendly way.

But that’s not all. With all the changes in Wine Engines, Mac OS, Apple Silicon, we cannot keep supporting older Mac OS’es. What does that mean? Porting Kit 4 is optimized for Mac OS 10.13.x and higher but still a lot (but decreasing number) of games will work on 10.11+, but to play more popular games it is required to upgrade to 10.13.x and up. Mac OS has been changed too much the past year to be able to support older Mac OS ’es. Fortunately there is a Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra Patcher (3rd party software, read their instructions and compatibility carefully), which can upgrade a lot of early 2008 Macs to High Sierra after all. Check the link to see if your Mac is compatible to be upgraded to 10.13 High Sierra so you can experience the best Porting Kit support.

We hope you all move to Porting Kit 4 as soon as possible if you haven’t already. Download Porting Kit 4 up here…