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Game port updates!

Game port updates!

As I already mentioned in the past. If there a re no new games added for a week, it doesn’t mean we stand still. There is always lots of things going on and fixes are implanted. Past weeks I did some important updates and fixes here mentioned below:

  • Guild 2 –> Fixed GOG installer screen (couldn’t see the “install” button).
  • Torins Passage –> Updated to the latest ScummVM version of GOG.com instead of DOSbox.
  • Kings of Dragon’s pass –> Fixed “Installer failed” problem because of  updated GOG setup file and new path.
  • Red Alert –> fixed .net 2.0 getting stuck issue some people had.
  • Star Wars Dark Forces 2 –> fixed expansion game Mysteries of the Sith (black screen)

If you had trouble with one of the games in the past, then reinstall the game and start the fun! Or if you want to check them out as well, then they are waiting for you!

Red Alert and Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!

Red Alert and Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!

Update 6-June-2018:
We fixed an Engine extract failure which some people experienced. That should work properly now with latest update yesterday. So if you experienced the issue. Try again and it should work fine now.

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I have done lots of stuff for Porting Kit this weekend. Lets start with Red Alert and Red Alert 2 :)

Red Alert:
Red Alert was working quite well already but had after longer game-play a habit to crash or loose the mouse capture in especially multiplayer or skirmish games. That problem is addressed in the latest Wrapper update of Red Alert and works stable as never before! If you have Red Alert installed then it is is required to trash the wrapper in Porting Kit on your local tab, and reinstall it on your server tab.

Red Alert 2:
Red Alert 2 has a long history as well with all kind of changes from stability also due to Origin’s updates. You may have read the news I fixed the Origin Client issue earlier last week. Now this past weekend I took the time to test the latest Winestaging engine and it seems to run remarkably good. I earlier used a specific mod and extra files to get some better performance, but still it would crash regularly. I tested with the latest Wrapper update and I played 1.5 hours in a row without a single crash. It even doesn’t require any manual actions (adding files or using mods). So finnally we have a stable build of this game. Eager to check it out? Get the C&C Ultimate collection cheap here… and start play this game again!

Go to the Red Alert game pages here… and here…

Origin Wrappers “online login not available” fixed!

Origin Wrappers "online login not available" fixed!

Due to an Origin update, people got the message: “online login not available” when people launched Origin to play their games. This issue has been addressed now and all Origin wrappers in Porting Kit are updated with the fix. This does mean that you have to reinstall the game with the new wrapper, or if to many things or on stake, you can do an manual action to fix it:

Manual fix (if you don’t want to reinstall):
Download the latest setup file from Origin (windows exe) and place that in the c: of the game folder (click more —> open c:) and then place the file in the c:\. Then go to more —> wineskin tools —> open wineskin —> advanced —> browse —> navigate to the setup file and click “choose”. This will make Porting Kit start the origin.exe in good way without issues about offline.

Have fun with the Origin games!

Uplay update and Wrapper update Valiant Hearts!

We have working hard this weekend fixing issues/bugs in the game clients Origin and Uplay. There has been some issues with Uplay and with the some games itself. I applied a general fix for the Uplay client by using the latest Winestaging engine 3.9, which fixes a bug  in the Uplay client. Besides that I am checking/updating the Uplay games in Porting Kit.

The first game (more coming up this week) I updated is Valiant Hearts. It seemed that Valiant Hearts was not working anymore and besides that had a sound bug. Both Issues are adressed now, and this means you can play this awesome game again on your Mac! Really a recommended game!

Go to the game page up here…

Crazy Taxi Wrapper update and Steam version added to Porting Kit!

The Gamersgate source for Crazy Taxi for Mac was not available anymore, so I added the Steam version of the game. Besides that I did a wrapper update of Crazy Taxi as well, so the game can be played full screen again as it should be (not windowed only). Have fun with this classic!

Install is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then search the game on the server tab and click Install.
3. Then get the Steam version of Crazy Taxi on Kinguin
4. After installation of the Windows Steam, exit the installation.
5. Click “Play” to start the Windows Steam! Add the serial key and download and play! Have fun!

Game Description:
Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Cirrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.

Go to the Porting Kit game page for more info up here…

Wrapper update Civcity Rome and Myst URU Chronicles!

Wrapper update Civcity Rome and Myst URU Chronicles!

We do wrapper updates al the time, but when there are some significant updates we try to post them on the blog as much we can. So here the update for Civcity Rome ! The game needs core fonts, but the Porting Kit somehow failed the fonts trick into the wrapper, which caused you not to see the fonts in-game. With the latest Porting Kit version this is solved! So update Porting Kit (using the top bar menu –> check for updates) to fix the issue.

Myst URU Complete Chronicles had an issue concerning launch probably cause in one of the installer updates of GOG.com. This is fixed to now and doesn’t need an Porting Kit update. Refresh the server tab and make sure the GOG.com setup file is in the download folder and install the game and play

Go the to Porting Kit page for Civcity here… and otherwise up here…

More Porting Kit game updates!

More Porting Kit game updates!

And here a couple interesting Porting Kit game updates! This time for the games: Heroes 3, C&C 3 and Neverwinter Nights 2. Below a brief sum of the improvements:

– Heroes of Might & Magic 3  –> Fixed the save issue (couldn’t save games)
– C&C 3 Tiberian Wars/Kane’s Wrath –> Fixed a launch problem for certain Macs.
– Neverwinter Nights 2 –> Speed improvements.

To update the wrappers trash the old ones and re-install the games with the updated script in Porting Kit by searching the games on the library –> server tab. Enjoy the games!

Some wrapper updates! SWAT4, Empire Earth 3, Mirror Edge, Riven, The Guild 2 and Desperados 3 – Helldorado!

Some wrapper updates! SWAT4, Empire Earth 3, Mirror Edge, Riven, The Guild 2 and Desperados 3 - Helldorado!

We don’t sit still on paulthetall/portingkit.com. We always are working on things, even when you may think it is quiet on the eastern front. We working on port updates, new game ports, test new features, working on new features etc. Past week I did same game maintenance and Vitor is . working on the new forums. Here a list of wrapper updates + changes.

  • SWAT 4  –> Fixed shader issue for some GFX cards (gave police characters dark/black color) and flashlight bug. The game works perfectly now :)
  • Empire Earth 3 –> fixed a installation bug (popup window which didn’t close by clicking on it.
  • Mirror Edge –> Updated the Winetrick sequence for “Physx”. At first the winetrick would launch after the game, which may cause confusion, now switched the winetrick to ‘before” the install of the game.
  • Riven –> Riven has been updated by GOG to a total different game version (ScummVM). So it needed another launcher (works perfect now)!
  • The Guild 2 –> failed to launch/install, thats fixed now.
  • Desperados 3 – Helldorado –> Added the GOG.com source which was released recently + added some performance improvements and shader bug fixes (characters were darker then they meaned to be).

Go to the specific game pages on Portingkit.com or search the updated games in Porting Kit on the library –> Server tab.

News about High Sierra Compatible Wineskin ports GOG.com.

News about High Sierra Compatible Wineskin ports GOG.com.

As promised, more news about the High Sierra non-compatible Wineskin ports on GOG.com. I received the good news from GOG, that they will update their game ports (about 25+ games) which are at the moment not compatible for High Sierra. The “initial-tentative-don’t-hold-us-to-it ETA” could be before end of the month :) I added before the news was out already 9 High Sierra+ compatible game ports into Porting Kit, so you can play those games in High Sierra. The games are: Nox, Mob Rule Classic, Space Colony HD, Shell Shock 2Icewind Dale 2 Complete, Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition, The Temple of Elemental Evil, and Lords of Realms 1 + 2. The Porting Kit ports will still be available if you want to use it instead of the Mac ports of GOG.com and ready for the near future.

Yes near future, because the GOG.com update will hold the dam for Wineskin only for a while, because when 10.14 arrives all apps needs to be 64bit and wineskin will be most likely at its end because development stopped ages ago. However! There is good news from us. We are building a new Wineskin like app which we will call “Prism” which will have a total new framework and 64bit and adapted to Porting Kit, loads of new and cool features and of course free for personal use :)

C&C Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!

Great news! Past weekend I did another update for Red Alert 2 with great performance boost and fixes. No more issues with resolutions, great speed, just as it used to be. The extra files mentioned in the description (zip file + moving the files (not folder) into the Red Alert 2 Game folder after installation of the game in Origin, are still required! Game runs awesome now! I am still working adding more multiplayer functionality using CCnet or others, but that’s still on my todo list. Enjoy!

Whats new?:
– Performace Improvements
– Fix for possible freezes in 1024×768 resolutions

You can find the updated wrapper in Porting Kit on the server tab, or go to the game page here…

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