Archive for the Strategy Category

Age of Empires Definitive Edition for Mac

Many people already found out, but here is the official announcement of the Age of Empires Definitive Edition game port in Porting Kit! Bringing together all of the officially released content with modernized gameplay, all-new visuals and a host of other new features, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package. Engage in over 40 hours of updated campaign content with new narration and pacing, jump online in up to 8-player battles with new competitive features and modes.

I also made a video tutorial (on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air) with some gameplay including the fix for deleting the (intro) content in the video folder of the game to make the game work.

– Works on AMD Radeon (2GB Vram+) and Apple Silicon Macs
– Does not run on Intel Iris/Intel HD.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions Steam games:
1. Get the cheap steam serial of Age of Empires Definitive Edition here from Kinguin
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. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
7. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Login into the Windows Steam and activate the serial and download and play!!

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Total Annihilation – Kingdoms + Iron Plague for Mac

On request, Total Annihilation Kingdoms + Iron Plague port has been reinstated into Porting Kit. There was a native Mac version in the past, but that one stopped working in Catalina 15.x and up. This port will make it possible again to make it run on the latest Mac OS 12 Monterey. Tested and works great! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Total Annihilation Kingdoms + Iron Plague “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:
Massive armies will clash. Forests and cities will burn. Tremendous magical forces will level entire castles in the blink of an eye. Four immortal sibling monarchs are locked in a massive campaign to rule the land of Darien. Build your armies, hone your magic skills and gather resources to wage war on an epic field of battle. The balance of power lies in your arms.
Pack includes: “Total Annihilation: Kingdoms” and the “Iron Plague” expansion

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Total Annihilation: Kingdoms (1999) - PC Gameplay / Win 10 - YouTube

Transport Giant for Mac

As promised the Second game of the Giant Bundle has been added to Porting Kit: Transport Giant! The game port works great on my Macbook Pro 2019 system :) You have to establish means of transportation for raw materials, finished goods and for workers and employees to get them to work. Outdo your competitors and make big money in Transport Giant!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Transport Giant “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:
It’s the year 1850 – The world is changing. A new era of mass production and mass transportation has begun. For a smart businessman there are many opportunities. With a little money and good ideas you can establish a business empire. There are new companies founded on every corner. The world is in need of all kinds of goods and the growth of cities is increasing dramatically. But how do the goods get to the customer?

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Wrapper update Supreme Commander Forged Alliance (Apple Silicon Compatible)

Quick heads up. We made an update for the port  Supreme Commander – Forged Alliance. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Star Trek – Armada 2 for Mac

Another very nice Star Trek game has been added to Porting kit: Star Trek – Armada 2! I checked the game on my Intel Based Macbook pro 2019 and works very neat! So if you love the Star Trek games series, then this one you should definitely check out! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Armada 2 “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 Borg are back with an insidious new weapon that threatens the very fabric of the galaxy. Meanwhile, a spatial rift has the mysterious Species 8472 flooding into Federation space. Battle in intense competition over TCP/IP LAN, where the outcome of every encounter depends on your ability to manage your fleets across the galaxy. All-new ship classes, weapons and intense tactical challenges collide in epic 3-D battles.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Total Annihilation – Commander Pack updated and compatible now with M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Total Annihilation – Commander Pack! The update to the latest CX21.1.0 engine fixed the game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs. Tested the games for about 10 minutes of gameplay without issues comparing with the intel chipset Macs.

For Apple M1 Apple Silicon it might require the latest Mac OS version of Monterey 12.1! So if it doesn’t work and you or on Big Sur, then upgrade to the latest Mac OS version Monterey!

What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machine has escalated into a war that has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of the entire galaxy in their struggle for domination. Choose your side, build an army, and crush your enemies on huge, three-dimensional battlefields. And remember, there is no such thing as “too many guns”!

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

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…

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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.

Highrisers for Mac

Today some news about another nice new game we added to Porting Kit: Highrisers for Mac! Four survivors are stuck on a skyscraper in a desolated metropolis, and only through tenaciousness, tinkering and teamwork will they prevail. I tested the game on my Intel Macbook Pro 2019, and it runs native Windows in my opinion. So, a nice one! The GOG.com source Windows game is priced at $14,99.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Highrisers “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:
Humanity has been struck by a mysterious prion disease, which left those infected trapped in an eternal dream. Unable to wake up, they transformed and changed into the mysterious dreamers: sleepwalking, zombielike creatures that shun the light. They now dwell in the dimly lit urban canyons of the cities and the lower levels of highrise buildings, hiding away from the sun; only to come out at night, trying to get those who still resist. Four survivors are stuck on a skyscraper in a desolated metropolis, and only through tenaciousness, tinkering and teamwork will they prevail.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Fallout 4 for Mac

With great joy I announce Fallout 4 for Mac in the Porting Kit! The game seems to work fine on the Apple M1 Apple Silicon Chip Macs as well! I tested the game on my high-end Intel Macbook Pro 2019 and works quite decently! I will post a video of the gameplay today as well in this article. I Played Fallout 4  for about 30 minutes without real issues. You do need to adjust a small setting in the fallout4.ini to fix the mouse input which is also described in the port description how to easily do that.

Fallout 4 also work for  M1 Apple Silicon!!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the work Fallout 4 “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:
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.

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.