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Games tested in Catalina so far!

Here an quick update of games tested in Catalina (with SIP disabled).  Of course most games will work normally in Catalina as previous OS versions, but here at least a list of what I tested and know it works. Most Steam and Uplay games will work fine in Catalina as well. If you run into issues with some games in Catalina (except the known error “Error while listing folder contents” when creating wine prefix, that happens when SIP is enabled), then please let us know so I can take a look.

Tested by me Catalina games known to work:
Age of Empires 2 HD (Steam)
Age of Empires 3 (Steam)
Age of Mythology
Alan Wake
Anno 1404
Anno 1503
Anno 1602
Anno 1701
Caesar 3
Caesar 4
Civilization 2
Company of Heroes (Steam)
C&C Tiberian Sun
Close Combat – Panthers in the Fog
Close Combat – Gateway to Caen
Commandos Behind Enemy Lines
Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty
Dune 2000
Diablo 2
Empire Earth
Emperor – Rise of a Middle Kingdom
Fallout Tactics
Fallout 3
Fallout New Vegas
Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Heroes of Might and Magic 4
Heroes of Might and Magic V
Live for Speed
Medal of Honor Warchest
Might and Magic 8
Neverwinter Nights 
Neverwinter Nights 2
Pathologic HD
Pharaoh + Cleopatra
Pinball Space Cadet
Port Royale
Port Royale 2
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sim City 3000 – Unlimited
Spintires (Steam)
Star Wars – Battlefront 2
Star Wars Empire at War
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
Star Wars Rebelion
Stronghold HD
Stronghold Crusader
Stronghold Crusader 2
Submarine Titan
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim (Steam)
The Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind
Trackmania Nations Forever
Tombraider IV
Tombraider II
Valiant Hearts (Uplay)
Zeus & Poseidon

Tested and doesn’t work in Catalina yet:
Red Alert (16bit)
Command & Conquer (16bit)
Tomb Raider III (16bit)
Fallout (16bit)
Fallout 2 (16bit)
Soldiers Heroes of WW 2 (Will probably work when more engines get available for Catalina)

Heroes Might & Magic1 + 2 Gold Massive speed improvement (fix).

Good news. We had complaints of people mentioning that Heroes Might and Magic and Heroes Might and Magic 2 Gold was quite slow (low performance). Well this fix brings light and day difference in the game. So if you own the game already, reinstall and enjoy the game and if you wanna try the games out get the games on here… and here… Have fun!

– Massive speed/performance improvements.

Tested the games on both Catalina (SIP disabled) and Mojave and High Sierra. All work great.

Might of Magic 8 game port fixed.

It seemed that Might of Magic 8 had a bug crashing Porting Kit while installation of the game. The cause of the issue was the custom Wineskin not supporting X11 anmore. We addressed the problem by making the game Macdriver compatible using “Software 3D” rendering of the game. This in combination with “GDI” Directdraw rendering, the game now is fully install-able and playable again :) An important setting is now required to do in the game “configuration utility”. You need to select “Software 3D” and keeping the “full screen” option in tact before launching the game in order to play the game properly.

When you search the game now in the Porting Kit database, you will find that the game has the usual “updated” badge visible in the game icon.  Have fun!
Read more about the game on the Portingkit game page up here…

Massive update action from Old wrappers from “X11” to “Mac driver”

Massive update action from Old wrappers from "X11" to "Mac driver"

Because of compatibility with Mojave and coming Catalina, there needs to be a Massive update of old ports to newer engines and change from “X11” screen handling to “Mac Driver”. This has some Pro’s and Cons, and that’s why I need to need your input as well. As you may have noticed I Have done the past week a Massive update action with over a 150 ports and I am only half underway, changing the input from x11 to Mac Driver + rechecking the setup file name (if changed) and the description (mentioning the “offline backup setup installer” for games).

Where do I need your help?
Because of the massive update of the games database to Mac driver, I cannot test all games again. That would take ages, and my time is already limited. Most games should work just fine with the update or even better (to much better)! But some games will have regressions as well (performance issues or even don’t launch). That part I need to know. If you run into issues (with a new port installation) that the game doesn’t run anymore, or has regressions, please let me know using contact form. Then I can take a look and do an update of that specific game (if I can fix it).

Other news is that we making last changes before a new update of Porting Kit with some fixes. Catalina OS support in Porting Kit is still in Progress and we are waiting for Codeweavers for their Catalina ready public Wine release.

Thanks again making Portingkit a better place.

Uplay ports updated to latest version of Uplay for best experience!

With joy I can report that all Uplay game ports has been updated to latest Uplay client for best game experience :) The following game ports has been updated:


New versions of game ports + more Wrapper fixes.

New versions of game ports + more Wrapper fixes.

The past week I have done a lot of game fixes and new game ports. I will mention first some game port fixes and new versions of existing game ports. Lets start with the game fixes shall we?

Seven Kingdoms ==> Fixed launch issue. Gave a white window and didn’t launch anymore because the game didn’t work with the Mac display driver.
Dark Reign + Expansion ==> fixed the “Main exe couldn’t be found”
Diablo + Hellfire ==> Launching of game more stable.

Then we have a bunch of versions of existing Game ports:
Secret Files – Tunguska
Secret Files 2
Secret Files 3
Lost Horizon
Hitman IV –  Bloodmoney

These new games are tested and optimized for Mojave. Enjoy the version of the games.

Company of Heroes, Patrician 3 and some more wrapper updates!

Because of a few notifications I got about Company of Heroes, I  addressed the problem, and the game is fully functional again :) Besides that there are a few other fixes; for Patrician 3 and  Star Wars JK – Dark Forces 2.

Company of Heroes:
– Fixed the “directx” error you got when launching the game.

Patrician 3 and Star Wars JK – Dark Forces 2:
Fixed the install issues which occurred because of the recent change of the “setup/installer name” by


Over 25 Steam wrapper updates with Steam Store/Chat fixes.

Good news. I updated over 25 Steam games wrappers which contains fixes for the Steam Store and Steam Chat! I already talked about that 2 weeks back, and made then a few updates, but now over 25 most popular Steam Wrappers have been updated. It is always hard to maintain changes which the Game Client publishers do (Steam/Origin/Uplay/GOG Galaxy). And we always try to keep up, but this is not always possible due to Wine developing (not fixed in Wine yet) or due to lack of time (we not getting to it to fix because of lack of time).

Anyways, I worked down the list from popular games to less popular games. The Wrapper upgrades do not only contain fixes of Steam, but may also improve performance and have bugfixes. If your game(s) is/are in the list I advise to backup the existing wrapper somewhere and delete it in Porting Kit and reinstall the updated port. Enjoy!

List of updated Steam wrappers:
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Elderscrolls III – Morrowind
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
Southpark Stick of Truth
Call of Duty – World at War
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Payday the Heist
Payday 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
NBA 2k14
Sid Meier’s Civilization 3
Knights of Honor
Company of Heroes
Hitman IV – Blood Money
Stronghold Collection
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander 2
Supreme Commander – Forged Aliance

Have fun with the updated wrappers. The ports will contain an “updated” badge in the Porting Kit.

Imperialism and Imperialism 2 Wrapper updates!

Two more wrapper updates from 2 game classics: Imperialism and Imperialism 2! Both games have now one of the latest Wine engines, and for Imperialism 2 the setup mismatch has been fixed and….the music/error pop-ups problem has been resolved! Thats’s of course great news. With this fix the game is now fully playable without limitations. So if you own the version of the games already, download the  “offline backup setup” files and install the games on the server tab in Porting Kit or use the install links on the website.

Imperialism changes:
– One of latest Wine Engines
– better perfomance
– Fix when Imperialism 2 was in download folder that setup was recognised.

Imperialism 2 changes:
– One of latest Wine Engines
– Setup mismatch fixed
– Bug popup screens/no music fixed!
– better perfomance

Check the game pages on Portingkit here… and here…

Steam Chat en Store Fix getting implemented on Steam ports!

Great news! As you all may know now Windows XP is not supported anymore by Steam. Because of that the Windows version needed to be set to Windows 7 which came with a bug that the store and chat functionality, didn’t work with the Windows 7 version of Steam. This has luckily been addressed in the latest W10 engines Gcex has created for Porting Kit and Wineskin. I managed to update some popular Steam Wrappers already, but it may take a bit to update all Steam wrappers. I hope to have them all done within about 2 months.

Steam Wrapper updates + Fixes:
– Age of Empires 2 HD
– Age of Empires 3 Complete
– Steambuild 1
– Steambuild 2
Bully (Works now also on Intel HD/Iris)
– Company of Heroes
– Warhammer 40K – Dawn of War
– Warhammer 40K – Dawn of War Master Collection
– Warhammer 40K – Dawn of War Soul Storm
– Alien Breed 3D Trilogy

If you have one of these games already installed and want the steam store and Steam chat fixed, then consider a new install of the port. The fixes will be automatically implemented when you  trash the old port and reinstall. Enjoy! A new list of Steam Wrapper updates will follow weekly.