Archive for the Wrapper updates Category

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…

Metal Gear Solid 2 – Substance GOG.com source added to Porting Kit + new video tutorial!

As promised here also Metal Gear 2 Substance + a new updated video tutorial! Metal Gear 2 Substance has also reached the GOG.com database. And yes yes, I will also still look into the MSX version and to the other Konami collection of Contra and Castlevania. The game has been tested on Mac OS Mojave and Big Sur and on Mojave it has a slight sound distortion in codec conversations, but it didn’t had it Big Sur (so also not in Catalina).

Solid Snake returns in Metal Gear Solid 2® Substance, the ultimate edition of Metal Gear Solid ® 2: Sons of Liberty, with all-new game modes, hidden characters, and storylines. Top-secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown location. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons, supplies and stealth maneuvers, it’s up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands!

Oh, and again the game will of course also work and install in Porting Kit 3.0. Enjoy the game and enjoy the video and I have to say….get this game instanly on GOG.com and start playing! :)

Got to the porting Kit game page up here…

Metal Gear Solid released on GOG.com + added in Porting Kit!

Awesome news!!! Yes I couldn’t believe it myself as well. Metal Gear Solid has reached the Shelves on GOG.com!! Tonight I added the GOG.com Source to Porting Kit and the day after tomorrow I will focus on Metal Gear 2 :) And yes yes, I will also look into the MSX version and to the other Konami collection of Contra and Castlevania. But first things first! Metal Gear Solid! Oh, I love the game and played it a lot in these days and in a matter of fact recently as well.

Update –> I added an extra exe for the VR missions as well now :) So after installation of the game you will see 2 icons: 1 for the main game and 1 for the VR missions.

And because the GOG.com version was launched last friday, I added the GOG.com source today as well + a brand new video tutorial! Yes thats right, and not just a normal video tutorial, no, a video with a a sneakpeak of Porting Kit 4.0 in Mac OS Big Sur 10.16! Yesseree, and you will love as much as I do. The beta is way close for release and only needs some finetuning before the beta will be released for the public!

Oh, and the game will of course work and install in Porting Kit 3.0 as well. Enjoy the game and enjoy the video and I have to say….get this game instanly on GOG.com and start playing! :)

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…