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Some more game port fixes!

Some more game port fixes!

Maintenance of game ports is an important job of all the thousands of ports in the Porting Kit database. When we hear reports of issues then we look into it and when it seems a general problem or for some specific Mac (Apple Silicon or specific GFX cards), then we try to fix that. So here an overview of some ports I updated last week to fix some specific issues:

Age of Empires 2 HD (2013)  (Fixed steam bug and a game launch bug)
Fable Anniversary (Fixed game launch bug)
Jurassic Park – Operation Genesis (Fixed installation bug)
Ys Seven (Fixed graphical glitch bug)
Dragon’s Dogma – Dark Arisen ( Fixed launch bug)


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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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Worms Armageddon wrapper update! Fixed for Catalina 10.15.x and above and now also fullscreen!

Great news for the Worms fans. While the Mojave OS users could only play the game windowed and When you even had Catalina 10.15.x or Big Sur, you couldn’t play the game at all! Now, you can play this game again full screen and on Catalina and Big Sur! This was the fix you were waiting for! Enjoy this one!

Simply install the game using Porting Kit by searching the updated game on the library tab in Porting Kit. Make sure you downloaded the offline backup installer of Worms Armageddon from you GOG.com account game library. Oh, and if you don’t own the game yet? It has at the moment 50% discount!

Changes:
– Full screen fix
– Compatible now for Catalina 10.15.x and 11.x Big Sur!

go to the porting Kit game page up here…

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. COP and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky wrapper updates.

Someone mentioned to us that there was an issue with the games: STALKER Call of Pripyat  and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky. The games wouldn’t launch anymore after install. After investigation, it seems that the ports had still the Directx9 Winetrick which has been decommissioned, and needed to be replaced with the “d3dx9” and “directmusic” Winetrick. After this had been done the games now run as attended again. So if you have issues with these games recently in the past with Porting Kit, then please reinstall these games again from the database. You will notice the icons contain an “updated” badge (for coming 2 weeks).

Changes:
– Fixed a Winetrick issue with Directx9 (replaced with d3dx9 and directmusic)

Check out the game pages here… and here…

 

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Wrapper Update!

Wrapper update of the game port of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. Fixed the bug after an issue report of the game and tested the game also on Mac OS Catalina/Big Sur! When you own this game and had trouble with launching the game in the past, then download the “offline backup setup files” from your game library and reinstall the game in Porting Kit. If you don’t own the GOG.com game yet then get it from GOG.com :) Enjoy this great game! 

Change log:
– Fixed the game from booting.
– Tested with Catalina 10.15.x. and Big Sur 11.0+

Go to the porting Kit game page up here…

Populous 3 – The beginning wrapper update

I heard that there was an issue with the Populous 3 regarding that main exe path. So I checked it out, and yup, it seems that GOG changed the main exe path from “populous – The beginning” to “Populous 3”, so I needed to adjust that. Now that’s fixed, the port should work again as attended in PK4.  PK3 has already a “safety” build-in which recognizes changes and fixes paths automatically, but that wasn’t build-in into PK4 yet. This is still on the todo list.  So if you own the GOG.com game and you ran into issues in PK4, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix main exe path (was changed in the latest update of the GOG.com installer)

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Total Anihilation – Commander Pack Wrapper update!

We heard that there was a bug going on for Total Annihilation – Commander Pack for Mac OS 11.x Big Sur users. It seemed that the D3D Boost needs to be activated in order run it properly. We addressed this issue now with the port update. so if you own the GOG.com and you ran into issues, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix regression for mac OS Big Sur. Will work now on Big Sur and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Sea Dogs  – City of Abandoned Ships port update!

I got an e-mail about a crash bug in Sea Dogs  – City of Abandoned Ships. When investigating I found out that this had to so with a custom (WS9) engine which is not compatible for Catalina OS 10.15+. So we applied the “wine patch” in a custom WS11 engine so the crash won’t happen on Catalina 10.15.x+ anymore. We are happy that this game is now also Catalina/Big Sur and higher proof :) So if you own the GOG.com game, then install it in the updated port in the Porting Kit game library, and enjoy the game!

Changes:
– New custom WS11 engine so the game will work now on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

Call to Power 2 port update!

I saw that there was a bug for the game Call to Power 2 for Catalina OS/Big Sur+ (uses 32->64 WS11 engine). So I checked it out and fixed the problem. The game wouldn’t launch with the WS11 engine because of regressions, but as mentioned fixed that issue. so if you own the GOG.com and you ran into issues, then please reinstall the game using the new port update in the Porting Kit game library.

Changes:
– Fix regression for WS11 Engines. Will work now on Catalina OS 10.15.x and up

Go to the porting Kit game page here… 

 

Rayman 2 now Catalina + Big Sur Compatible!

It seemed that Rayman 2 – The Great Escape was not Catalina + Big Sur compatible somehow. When you were on Catalina or Big Sur, the game would crash back to the desktop after initialising the resolutions. This has now been fixed. So if you experienced the issue before and you are on Mac OS Catalina, then please, reinstall the game with the updated port in the Porting Kit database.

Changes:
– Fix for Catalina OS 10.15.x and Big Sur 10.16.

Check out the Rayman 2 Porting Kit page up here…