Archive for the Wrapper updates Category

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…

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 :)