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Steam sources added for 18 Wheels Of Steel Long Haul and Extreme Trucker!

Kinguin is supporting Porting Kit/Paulthetall.com with a small amount of “Bonus EurBalance” per month so I can purchase a couple of games per month in order to port them. This month I purchased 5 Steam games to make new game ports and extra Steam sources for existing game ports. Two of them are 18 Wheels of Steel Long Haul and Extreme Trucker. Both games have besides a Gamersgate Source, now also a Steam source (=Windows Steam Client install where you can add the game serial, and then download and play the game).

Go to the updated Game pages here… and here…

Bully Wrapper update works now for Intel HD as well!

Here a quick heads up for the Bully – Scholarship port! The game has been updated and works now also on Intel HD GFX cards. I tested the game now on my intel HD 5000 + 8GB Macbook air, and there it works just fine now :D! So if you don’t have Bully – Scholarship yet, get it on Kinguin for $5 and start the fun with this classic using Porting Kit or Crossover!

Changes:
– Works now on Intel HD
– Some performance improvements

Go to the Porting Kitngame page up here…

 

 

All Steam games fixed!

All Steam games fixed!

Great news! In follow-up of the recent incident in the steam client after their latest update which broke the Steam client in all  the game wrappers in Porting Kit. We now fixed all Steam games past 2 days. So all Steam games have an updated wrapper available in Porting Kit now. If you have Crossover, the problem is fixed as well in their latest update. See also previous blog post.

How do I implant the fix for my Steam game?
The fix is in the updated wrapper in Porting Kit. So you have to trash your non-working Steam game wrapper in Porting Kit and have to re-install the game by searching the game on the server tab (refresh the list first using the refresh button) which will be marked “new” (if you check today :P, after 2 days that stamp will be automatically be removed in Porting Kit) and then install it again. Saved games might get lost in this process. Also because we needed to update the Wine version to the latest version, the game may improve speed and stability. It also may occur because of the Wine version change that in a few occasions the game may run into some issues, it previously didn’t had. If that’s the case, notify us immediately so we can take a look into the problem and fix it.

This “fix” method is only for people who had the Steam wrapper already installed before the Steam update problem occurred. If you install the game for first time, then the Steam game will just work right away as attended. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we depend on Wine and we don’t have control over the changes/updates Steam/Uplay/Origin do in their game clients which may break the client in Wine. We can only try to fix it as soon as we can when they occur.

The Porting Kit/Paulthetall.com team.

Steam ports are temporarily unfunctional

Update 13-7.2 (VitorMM)
Since we gonna take a while updating the Steam ports to use the latest Staging engine, I’ll explain for those who prefer not to wait: how to install any of our Steam ports with Wine Staging 2.12. Firstly, you need to update the Porting Kit to the latest version (at the moment it’s 2.6.127, but in case you are seeing that in the future, it may be any superior version as well). Now open the description of the game that you want to install and press More -> Advanced installation. A process very similar to the normal installation will start, but in the end you gonna see a dialog with options for chaging some of the installation parameters (engine, DRM clients and X11/MacDriver). Change the engine to WS9WineStaging2.12 and press Ok. That should install the port using that engine instead.

There is no warranty that this is going to work for any of the Steam games, but it’s the best try until we can update them all. Age of Empires II HD is the only Steam port updated so far to use the Wine Staging 2.12 engine.

 

Update 13-7 (Paulthetall)
There is a fix available implanted in Wine Staging 2.12 which addresses the issue. I will update some game ports with the engine which will also update the game port itself. About the main problem itself, it looks like a Steam issue, not related to Wine. So this may be fixed by Steam itself with an update, or we will add the Wine staging 2.12 engine update to all Steam games to adress the issue which may cause cause some issues with a couple of games (which needs to be reported when experiencing issues). Or we will update the Engines one by one with some testing (takes longer).  Anyhow, hold on, we are working on it.

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Valve just released a new update for Steam, and its latest version has stopped working in Wine. The WineHQ community is working on a patch to fix the issue:

https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43315

We are also trying to find solutions that may work in old Wine versions. In the meanwhile, if you have a working Steam port, DON’T ALLOW IT TO UPDATE. Once the port starts the update download, press Cancel and then launch the port again. It should run without downloading the update. If it tries to download the update again, cancel it and wait until we have a fix for the problem, or turn-off your Wi-Fi (or unplug your ethernet port if that’s the case) while playing the game. If you let Steam update, wait for future instructions.

If you want to install a Steam port, wait until we can find a fix and update the Steam installation script with it. We gonna keep you all informed.

Dishonored for Mac

And BAM! Another awesome title has been ported to the Mac! The well known Bethesda title Dishonored (only $4,22 at the moment)! The game is added in as well Porting Kit as in Crossover. The game works perfectly on Medium/High-end Macs like my Intel Iris iMac. Played for about 45 minutes without issues. Really recommended! If you like Falout – New Vegas or Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind, then this one is a must have!

Game Description:
Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. With Dishonored’s flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.

Go straight to the game page for the simple install instructions here…

Dishonored for Mac

Binary Domain for Mac

And another cool title has been ported: Binary Domain! The game is both added to Porting Kit and Crossover. I played/tested the games for about an hour without issues on as well my intel Iris iMac as on my Macbook air. The only thing you have to do as “extra” is to cancel the .net 3.5 install when asked on launch of the game. The speak commands are fun as well! Calling “regroup[” or “fire” or other commands to your companions, is quite fun!

Game Description:
The Machine age has begun in this immersive and atmospheric squad-based shooter in which you need to regain control of a futuristic Tokyo from an emerging robotic threat. In Binary Domain you are set in 2080, the story starts when Dan Marshall and his squad are sent to bring the robotic community under control as they begin to infiltrate society and slowly take over undetected, leaving humans redundant in their wake. Thrilling encounters with highly intelligent robotic enemies require you to think tactically, make challenging, real-time moral decisions and build up trust with your team mates in order to guide your squad to safety and success.

Go to the gamepage for the simple install instructions up here…

Binary Domain for Mac

Alien Breed Trilogy for Mac

We added another trilogy game to Porting Kit and has been added to Crossover called: Alien Breed Trilogy. Alien Breed Trilogy Includes 3 items: Alien Breed: Impact, Alien Breed 2: Assault, Alien Breed 3: Descent. This Trilogy is a modern version of Team 17 comparing to the older Alien breed series. The game works very nice and I played a mission including bombing my own airport :P on my low-end Intel HD 5000 Macbook air, without issues. have fun!

Game Description:
Experience the ultimate in science-fiction action with the Alien Breed Trilogy: three arcade-shooter titles in one fantastic collection, together for the first time. The Alien Breed™ Trilogy resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic narrative, swarms of intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weaponry and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology in a state-of-the-art gaming experience, developed using Epic Games’ Unreal® Engine 3. In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign and “Survivor” modes, the games offer relentless, action-packed, two-player online co-operative battle modes.

Check out the game page for the easy install instructions + more up here…

Alien Breed Trilogy for Mac

MIG-29 Fulcrum for Mac

Another Flight simulator has been added to Porting Kit and Crossover called: MIG-29 Fulcrum. Mig 29-Fulcrum is just as F-16 Multirole Fighter, a Novologic flight Simulator creation. The game works very nice and I played a mission including bombing my own airport :P on my low-end Intel HD 5000 Macbook air, without issues. have fun!

Game description:
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-29 Fulcrum is one of the world’s most maneuverable and toughest fighter jets and has often been compared to its closest Western counterpart, the F-16. Innovations unique to the aircraft allow MiG pilots to perform remarkable moves like the Tailslide and Cobra maneuvers. Exported to nearly 20 air forces, the MiG-29 continues to be a formidable world presence in the struggle for air-superiority.

Check out the game page for the easy install instructions + more up here…

MIG-29 Fulcrum for Mac

Dangerous Waters for Mac

Dangerous Waters has returned! I used to have a separate wrapper for this game, but now it is added to Crossover and Porting Kit. This game is another production of Sonalysts Combat Simulations, which also created Fleet command and 688(I) Hunter/Killer which are also ported in Porting Kit and Crossover. Command submarines and fleets and accomplish your missions like real strategists! The game is available cheap on Kinguin for only $6,88 at the moment.

Game description:
By assigning certain crew stations to be manned by the “virtual crewmen” the player can hand off various functions for the simulation to manage. This allows the player to tailor the game’s difficulty level to they’re liking and the precise level of involvement and micro management that they wish. The player could choose to monitor every single crew station himself or choose to just command the platform and to let the A.I. do the rest. Auto-crew control is dynamic so the player can enable or disable this feature for every crew station modeled in the game.

Go straight to the game page for the simple install steps up here…

Dangerous Waters for Mac

Armored Fist 3 for Mac

Good news for Tank simulator lovers. Because Armored Fist 3 is added to Porting Kit and Crossover. I really like the Novalogic series for Flight and Tank sims. I played the game for a while with no issues in Porting Kit although the online multiplayer servers are empty. You still can try play it using LAN though with friends or family. The game is available cheap on Kinguin (=steam serial) priced at the moment $5,64. Have fun!

Game Description:
Command an entire fleet of M1A2 Abrams tanks in this brutal third installment in the Armored Fist series. Using the latest Abrams technology, the game presents the esteemed tank in its up-to-date form which is designed to survive biological, nuclear, and chemical warfare. You’ll first take control of a four-man tank, eventually tackling four major campaigns. Set over the course of 50 smaller missions, the campaigns will take you to such troubled lands as Somalia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, and the Republic of Georgia. The game’s five modes of play include solo and co-op entries.

Go straight to the game page with the simple install instructions up here…

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