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Outlaws + handfull of missions port updated!

Outlaws + handfull of missions port updated!

A quick heads up. Thanks to an email (notifying me about the bug) of a Porting Kit user, I fixed a Outlaws + Handfull of missions because it had a game update of GOG.com. This GOG.com update of the game caused that when you launched the game after install, you only got a menu window with an option to install or exit the game. This bug was only present when you installed the game since the update of the game.

This problem has now been fixed and now you can play this awesome old game in it’s full glory even on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x.

Go to the porting Kit game page up here…

Some wrapper updates, fixes and improvements.

Some wrapper updates, fixes and improvements.

I have been very busy lately with updating, improving and fixing old ports making it (when not already) Catalina OS 10.15x compatible. Meanwhile, Vitor is working hard on Porting Kit 4.0 and Gcenx/Dean is working hard to make a SIP enabled compatible engine for Catalina 10.15.x. We are processing a lot and there is lots and lots of cool stuff coming up soon with the new Portingkit 4.0. More about that soon.

Besides the many updates you probably saw on your rankings page, a few written comments about that on the blog. First some game port fixes :

Rise of Nations Extended Edition:
Fixed sound/music. Somehow for many Rise of Nations didn’t work (OS 10.14.x and below). That has now been all fixed.

Evil Genius:
Fixed launch problem for Evil Genius for Catalina OS 10.15.x. It seemed it didn’t work with the Catalina Wrapper, but has now been fixed.

Gabriel Knight 3:
In Gabriel Knight 3 there seems to be a bug which cause the game to freeze when analysing a piece of effidence. That has been traced and now fixed.

Stronghold HD and Strong HD Crusader:
Fixed multiplayer (Directplay) for both Stronghold HD and Strong HD Crusader (+ Extreme). you first couldn’t click on multiplayer (nothing happened), but now you can set up a LAN/TCP-IP connection with someone else.

Besides these, I ran though dozens of ports which still had Winetrick Directx9 (fased out in Winetricks) in the install script and replaced it with d3dx9. These ports may had launch issues as well, which should be fixed now. If you see in the ranking tab some updated games where you had trouble installing in the past, then please retry.

Very important. The wrapper fixes wouldn’t been happened without the help of community members who reported the issues using the contact form in porting Kit. Special thanks to them! So keep reporting game issues (which are in our database) if you run into one. We will try to help out.

Star Wars Jedi – Academy + Star Wars Jedi II – Jedi Outcast added to Porting Kit (Catalina OS ready)

Star Wars Jedi - Academy + Star Wars Jedi II - Jedi Outcast added to Porting Kit (Catalina OS ready)

Two more great games originally native for Mac, now Catalina OS 10.5.x compatible: Star Wars Jedi – Academy  and the sequel Star Wars Jedi II – Jedi Outcast. Both games are available on GOG.com here… and here… for if you don’t own the games yet. For the ones owning the game already it’s a matter of downloading the “offline backup setup files” setup files.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit App
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Star Wars Jedi Knight I or II “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10 Enjoy the game!

Rome Total War back in Porting Kit!

Rome Total War back in Porting Kit!

It seems that the game already didn’t work for a while for Mac users, but now I am already on adding ports of Native games which dropped support for Mac, I added Rome Total War (yeah the first one) with their expansions to Porting Kit. I tested the main game which works pretty good. It probably have some small bugs like In a battle with the camera not panning the whole map but only partly from where you are positioned. Still not really big problem but a bug. On the campaign map it just runs flawless.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Supreme Commander 2 Catalina ready added to Porting Kit

Supreme Commander 2 Catalina ready added to Porting Kit

We already have Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander Forged Alliance added to Porting Kit, but now Supreme Commander 2 dropped support for Catalina 10.15.x, we added it back to Porting Kit so you can still play it in Catalina 10.15.x :) Game works great! so if you love strategy games and the Supreme Commander series, then that one I can recommend.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 + 2 + 3 added to Porting Kit!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 + 2 + 3 added to Porting Kit!

Amazing news! You loved the Call of Duty Modern Warfare games as well and cannot play them on Catalina anymore? Well there is hope :) In porting Kit you can still play them on Catalina OS 10.15,x and above (and below)! And besides that they are working very well as well in Porting Kit :) The Steam ports can be found in Porting Kit, or go to the Porting Kit pages here… and here… and here… especially with Modern Warfare 3 I spent some time with testing (quite a gripping game :D).

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Tombraider (2013) port added to Porting Kit!

Tombraider (2013) port added to Porting Kit!

As mentioned in the blog-post before we are working hard to bring as much great games which dropped support for OS 10.15.x Catalina to Porting Kit as possible so they can still be played on Mac on your Catalina OS 10.5.x Mac. Today we are proud to announce a post of the famous Tombraider (2013) port which has been added to Porting Kit :) I tested the game on my Macbook pro 2019 and works very well. IF you have a medium-end Mac, I advise to lower the in-game video settings to the ones best suitable in your gaming experience.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Torchlight and Torchlight 2 ports added to Porting Kit!

Torchlight and Torchlight 2 ports added to Porting Kit!

Yes, that’s correct. While loads of companies have dropped support for Catalina 10.15.x, we are trying making sure you can still play the games where you paid for in the past! That’s right, I have in past days done quite some hard work of reviving ports of native games which stopped working in Catalina 10.15.x. This is the first post, and quite some more are following very shortly and the list is growing of great games! But today it’s Torchlight and Torchlight 2!

I added for Torchlight 2 both Steam and GOG.com source and for Torchlight only the GOG.com version while I only own the GOG.com version of that one, but Torchlight should however also work in the same Steam wrapper as Torchlight 2. So no worries about that :)

Enjoy and we are working hard to bring as much great games to Catalina as we can.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Porting Kit 4.0 in progress and some more port fixes and “Yesterday” gets GOG.com version.

Porting Kit 4.0 in progress and some more port fixes and "Yesterday" gets GOG.com version.

Time is not standing still and a lot is going on in Porting Kit world. At first, past weeks I have done a lot of port updates and fixes. With some I only did only some text updates and for others fixes. I will name the list i’ve done. If you see a game you tried in the past and din’t work for you, please retest now :)

Fixed ports:

New GOG.com version added:

Porting Kit 4.0
Porting Kit 4.0 is coming soon! While Porting Kit 1/2/3 was made with old code and slow and is a bit buggy. Porting Kit 4.0 will be completely rewritten from the ground in Electron, which will make it platform compatible as well, which means PK can be released for Linux, or even Windows! But that’s not all, because it will be much faster, much more reliable, way more compatible for new changes like auto update of game ports when released, easily help to translate PK in every language, even more beautiful GUI, and much much more! Vitor is working hard on that project and has making good progress. We hope to inform you soon more about the process and new features. Keep a close eye on the blog!!

Games testing and updates in Catalina full in the works…

Games testing and updates in Catalina full in the works...

Yeah, time is not standing still here. We are working hard on Porting Kit, Wineskin, and testing games in Catalina at the same time. While we are still working on getting games Catalina ready and testing as many games we can on Catalina to map the games which works and the ones who don’t and trying to fix them. The counter is now on 6 games which are 16bit and do not work on 64bit OS. We hope to get a fix for those in the future, but until now they are not working. I keep a List on tested games on this page… which contains a list of both working and non-working games in Catalina.

When using Catalina with Porting Kit you need to make sure of the things below:
– SIP is Disabled  –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpMtnhqZZQ
– The Porting Kit app is located in the “Apps/Applications” folder
– You updated to Latest Catalina version (10.15.3 at the moment)

In this quest of testing of games in Catalina I fixed a bunch of games as well which at first didn’t work in Catalina. These were:
– Anno 1404
– Anno 1701
– Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
– Port Royale
Port Royale 2
– Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty

Until now 64 most popular games are tested and fixed. Of course most of the games will work automatically in Catalina, but it’s always good to have all games officially tested in Catalina. If you want to keep SIP enabled you can still use Crossover in the meantime.

Find the whole list up here…