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Caesar III port updated to HD remake (compatible with Latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon!)

Great news! Another mod/remake update of an golden oldie city-builder game! This time Caesar 3! I used the “Julius” open source remake project which adds some extra features comparing the original game:

  • Support for widescreen resolutions (important for latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs)
  • Windowed mode support for 32-bit desktops
  • A lot of small in-game quality of life improvements
  • Support for the high-quality MP3 files once provided on the Sierra website

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Caesar 3 from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

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Pharaoh Gold Compatible with latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Macs now!

As you already know I have been busy for a few weeks already updating good old games which has low Res with Mods, patches and fixes. So also for Pharaoh Gold I recently added a widescreen patch which will make the game now 1280×800 in resolution which runs also on the latest M2 Apple silicon Macs :) Of course Caesar III, Empire – Rise of Middle Kingdom and Zeus + Poseidon will follow soon as well. Keep an eye on the blog coming weeks!

For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Pharaoh Gold from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website here…

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Locomotion now M1/M2 Apple Silicon Compatible and Widescreen!

As you know, I am in a quest for making loads of older (low resolution = 640×480/800×600/1024×768) games compatible with also the latest M1 Apple Silicon Macs and the M2! This is a time consuming effort, which requires lots of testing, searching and investigation. Therefore it also gives the satisfaction when I finally get it to work :) So hereby the announcement of the updated widescreen port of Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion in 1280×720 resolution (Full screen)! I almost gave up at this one, but a last resort finally worked :D

Check out the screenshot below to get the feeling. For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Myst IV Revelation (now totally) M1/M2 Apple Silicon Ready!

A few previous posts showed that I updated Myst IV – Revelation for M1 Apple Silicon (tested on M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air), however on M2 Apple Silicon and M1 Macbook Pro’s it still didn’t work because of the 1024×768 resolution. However, after research (and lots of testing) I have the game M2 and M1 Macbook Pro ready while the game now runs in 1600×900 resolution :D! Yes, widescreen resolution gameplay and videos!

How that looks like? Check out the screenshot below. For the people who don’t own the game yet, get Myst IV – Revelation from GOG ASAP and download the “Offline backup setup files” and use the port in Porting Kit to get it running on your Mac using the simple install instructions!

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website 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.

Heroes of Might and Magic 4 Mod patch and Apple Silicon fix.

We already informed about the HD fix of Heroes 3, but we are happy to inform that we have also added a fix/mod for Heroes of Might and Magic 4!This patch fixes the issue for M1 Apple Silicon + some extra bonuses.

So in short. If you love the features and have the game already installed, then delete the port and reinstall the port for the extra patch package!

Here also counts, because of the changes and extra install instructions of the MOD, I made a new video tutorial which can be seen below and is also added in the game port video. Have fun!!

Dreamfall: Longest journey fixed for latest M1/M2 Models.

As you all may know we have for especially older games a “challenge” regarding the latest M1/M2 Apple Silicon Mac’s. Low Resolution games of 640×480 and 800×600 or even 1024×768 in some will not work on some of the latest M1/M2 Macs/Screens. We are working hard by using all kind of mod’s hacks, patches, to make them compatible with with latest M1/M2 Macs. This regularly takes a lot of research to make it all work properly, so that’s why I am happy introduce more and more fixes for games which are compatible to all new Macs.

Today Dreamfall – The Longest Journey is added to the list. It is patched this way that it launches in 1280×800 resolution fitting to all Macs (also M1/M2 Apple Silicon) capable to run High Sierra 10.13.x and up :) So if you love adventure games, then this one might be something for you.

Don’t you have Porting Kit yet? Download it quickly from the Porting Kit website here…

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Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD + patch and Apple Silicon fix.

Aaand another cool M1 Apple Silicon fix for the game: Heroes of Might and Magic 3! Yes! It includes now the Heroes 3 HD+ patch! This patch fixes the issue for M1 Apple Silicon + some extra bonuses, because (I am not sure if it’s Mac OS Ventura) the sound works fine now without crashing the game!

So in short. If you love the features and have the game already installed, then delete the port and reinstall the port for the extra patch package!

Oh and because of the changes and extra install instructions, I made a new video tutorial which can be seen below and is also added in the game port video. Have fun!!

Myst IV Revelation Apple Silicon compatible + Outlaws Apple silicon workaround.

Great news! as you may already know Apple Silicon Compatibility is something in progress. A couple of known issues for Apple silicon are:
1. Bad support for a bunch low resolution games
2. Some games laggg (slow) on Apple Silicon
3. Some glitches in some games.

All these points are improving in every new engine which comes out and on newer Mac OS releases. However. For point 1, there are for some games workarounds available which will have my attention (besides all other stuff). I managed to “fix” 2 games past days, with 1 great fix (Myst IV Revelation) and a workaround for “Outlaws + handful of missions” (using windowed mode).

Myst IV Revelation:
Myst IV wouldn’t start on Apple Silicon Mac’s because of the 640×480 resolution, so I made a change in the config so it will launch in 1024×768, which fixed the bug instantly. It has great performance on the M1 Apple Silicon Mac. So if you don’t have Myst IV – Revelation yet, then get it on GOG.com and install and play it in Porting Kit on your Apple Silicon Mac.

Outlaws:
For Outlaws more or less a limited workaround by making it Windowed mode in 800×600 Resolution using the newly added config launcher. It’s unfortunately not full screen, but better this then nothing I would say (see screenshot). Still very pleasing to play.

More updated games with resolution fixes and workarounds for Apple Silicon is in the making! Keep an eye on the blog.

GOG.com version Worms Revolution and Worms Mayhem added to Porting Kit!

As mentioned in the previous blog post, we added Worms Ultimate Mayhem and Worms Revolution to Porting Kit. These games were released recently in the GOG.com game database, so we made sure that these games are installable easily in PK as well. I also tested the games in on my M1 Apple Silicon, and while Worms Crazy Golf works fine on M1 Apple Silicon, these two Worms games have very low framerates on the new Apple Chip. So in short, these 2 games are only playable for Intel based Macs (for now). We are hoping that a newer engine will fix this in the future.

To install the GOG.com version of the game make sure you download the “offline backup setup file(s) of the specific Worms game, and search the game in the Porting Kit database and select the GOG version to install. Enjoy!

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Imperialism fixed for M1 Apple Silicon.

A quick heads up for Imperialism which is now compatible with M1 Apple Silicon Macs. I got an email about a resolution bug which appeared on M1 Apple Silicon chip Macs, so I updated the engine which fixed the issue. Enjoy!

Fixed:
– Apple Silicon compatible.

If you own the game on GOG.com, then download the “Offline backup setup file and search the game in the porting kit library database and click install.

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