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Age of Mythology issue fixed regarding older OSX versions!

You may remember it was mentioned in the Port description that Age of Empires Mythology HD was for Mojave and Catalina and did not work on older versions of Mac OS. Well that issue should have been resolved now :) So if you own the game in Steam, then install the Steam wrapper in Porting Kit and login, dowload and play!

Changes:
– Compatible now with Mac OS 10.11.x-10.16.x

Check out the game page up here…

Some new Wrapper fixes!

Some new Wrapper fixes!

When testing games for Big Sur, I ran into a bunch of games which seems to have some issues with Catalina/Big Sur which I haven’t tested with Catalina yet and fixed them. If you see a game below which you tried on Catalina before and didn’t work, please try again with the updated port. This is also a call to everyone, if you have Catalina and a game in the database is not working, please teport them so I can try to fix them.

Fixed games for Catalina/Big Sur (and sometimes for all 10.11+ Mac OS versions):
Far Cry 2 (fixed path to game)
Oddworld – Abe’s Oddyssee (Made Catalina and Big Sur Compatible + path fix)
Oddworld – Abe’s Exodus (Made Catalina and Big Sur Compatible + path fix)
World of Conflict (fixed startup issue)
Sins of a Solar Empire – Rebellion (fixed crash on startup)
Titan Quest Aniversary edition (Legacy version only works)
Orcs Must Die (fixed steam black screen)
Orcs Must Die 2  (fixed steam black screen)
The Elder Scrolls 1 – Arena (fixed laggg/slowness)
Mass Effect 2 (fixed steam black screen)

More port fixes and tested and working in Catalina/Big Sur.

More port fixes and tested and working in Catalina/Big Sur.

A good thing of the testing the game ports on Big Sur, is that I find out some unreported bugs. We are always busy to improve and fix ports when this get’s reported, but not always things get reported, and then these cases are present untill I find these problems myself. in this case I found this weekend 4 ports which I tested in Big Sur and fixed as well.  All the issues mentioned below were issues which were happening in all Mac OS versions (so not Catalina/Big Sur related).

Anno 1602 exe fixed:
The path of the game exe has been changed in one of the updates of the game by GOG.com. This caused installation failures. This has now been fixed.

Settlers IV exe fixed:
The path of the game exe has been changed in one of the updates of the game by GOG.com. This caused installation failures. This has now been fixed

Commandos Beyond Call of Duty (sound sturrer fix)
It seems that the last port update a dsound dll was forgotten to be removed which caused stuterring in the sound. This has now been fixed.

Grand Theft Auto 2 (GTA 2) auto install fix.
This port has been updated to a fully automated game install without requiring to manually download the game.

If you own the game and ran into issues with one of these games, then please search the specific game(s) in the Porting Kit database and install the game again (after downloading the offline backup setup file(s) from your GOG.com game library into your download folder). Enjoy the games!

Ports Fixed for Catalina and Big Sur

There are probably a bunch of games which I haven’t tested yet in Catalina yet, and for which I found out while testing for Big Sur it wasn’t working. These games I always try to fix and make them Catalina/Big Sur Compatible. A few I run into and fixed are:

If you tried those in the past to run on Catalina, then please retry now again :)

Outlaws + handfull of missions port updated!

Outlaws + handfull of missions port updated!

A quick heads up. Thanks to an email (notifying me about the bug) of a Porting Kit user, I fixed a Outlaws + Handfull of missions because it had a game update of GOG.com. This GOG.com update of the game caused that when you launched the game after install, you only got a menu window with an option to install or exit the game. This bug was only present when you installed the game since the update of the game.

This problem has now been fixed and now you can play this awesome old game in it’s full glory even on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x.

Go to the porting Kit game page up here…

Some wrapper updates, fixes and improvements.

Some wrapper updates, fixes and improvements.

I have been very busy lately with updating, improving and fixing old ports making it (when not already) Catalina OS 10.15x compatible. Meanwhile, Vitor is working hard on Porting Kit 4.0 and Gcenx/Dean is working hard to make a SIP enabled compatible engine for Catalina 10.15.x. We are processing a lot and there is lots and lots of cool stuff coming up soon with the new Portingkit 4.0. More about that soon.

Besides the many updates you probably saw on your rankings page, a few written comments about that on the blog. First some game port fixes :

Rise of Nations Extended Edition:
Fixed sound/music. Somehow for many Rise of Nations didn’t work (OS 10.14.x and below). That has now been all fixed.

Evil Genius:
Fixed launch problem for Evil Genius for Catalina OS 10.15.x. It seemed it didn’t work with the Catalina Wrapper, but has now been fixed.

Gabriel Knight 3:
In Gabriel Knight 3 there seems to be a bug which cause the game to freeze when analysing a piece of effidence. That has been traced and now fixed.

Stronghold HD and Strong HD Crusader:
Fixed multiplayer (Directplay) for both Stronghold HD and Strong HD Crusader (+ Extreme). you first couldn’t click on multiplayer (nothing happened), but now you can set up a LAN/TCP-IP connection with someone else.

Besides these, I ran though dozens of ports which still had Winetrick Directx9 (fased out in Winetricks) in the install script and replaced it with d3dx9. These ports may had launch issues as well, which should be fixed now. If you see in the ranking tab some updated games where you had trouble installing in the past, then please retry.

Very important. The wrapper fixes wouldn’t been happened without the help of community members who reported the issues using the contact form in porting Kit. Special thanks to them! So keep reporting game issues (which are in our database) if you run into one. We will try to help out.

Star Wars Jedi – Academy + Star Wars Jedi II – Jedi Outcast added to Porting Kit (Catalina OS ready)

Star Wars Jedi - Academy + Star Wars Jedi II - Jedi Outcast added to Porting Kit (Catalina OS ready)

Two more great games originally native for Mac, now Catalina OS 10.5.x compatible: Star Wars Jedi – Academy  and the sequel Star Wars Jedi II – Jedi Outcast. Both games are available on GOG.com here… and here… for if you don’t own the games yet. For the ones owning the game already it’s a matter of downloading the “offline backup setup files” setup files.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

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
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Star Wars Jedi Knight I or II “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit 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!

Rome Total War back in Porting Kit!

Rome Total War back in Porting Kit!

It seems that the game already didn’t work for a while for Mac users, but now I am already on adding ports of Native games which dropped support for Mac, I added Rome Total War (yeah the first one) with their expansions to Porting Kit. I tested the main game which works pretty good. It probably have some small bugs like In a battle with the camera not panning the whole map but only partly from where you are positioned. Still not really big problem but a bug. On the campaign map it just runs flawless.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

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.

Supreme Commander 2 Catalina ready added to Porting Kit

Supreme Commander 2 Catalina ready added to Porting Kit

We already have Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander Forged Alliance added to Porting Kit, but now Supreme Commander 2 dropped support for Catalina 10.15.x, we added it back to Porting Kit so you can still play it in Catalina 10.15.x :) Game works great! so if you love strategy games and the Supreme Commander series, then that one I can recommend.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

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.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 + 2 + 3 added to Porting Kit!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 + 2 + 3 added to Porting Kit!

Amazing news! You loved the Call of Duty Modern Warfare games as well and cannot play them on Catalina anymore? Well there is hope :) In porting Kit you can still play them on Catalina OS 10.15,x and above (and below)! And besides that they are working very well as well in Porting Kit :) The Steam ports can be found in Porting Kit, or go to the Porting Kit pages here… and here… and here… especially with Modern Warfare 3 I spent some time with testing (quite a gripping game :D).

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

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.