News

MacOS Catalina is nearing! Don’t do it (Yet)!!

MacOS Catalina is nearing! Don't do it (Yet)!!

Yeah, time is going fast and we are far behind and there is lot’s to do regarding the new Mac OS Catalina. Apple thinks they are gracious enough with the time to get everything ready. But simply said. Mac OS Catalina is 64bit and will kill all your 32bit games…. True story. So if you want to play any old and newer 32-bit games , then don’t do it!

“But if you make Porting Kit 64bit, is it not resolved?” Nope, the games itself are 32-bit and have 32-bit processes, and simply won’t work anymore. Only 64bit games. “Does this mean everything is lost?” No! not yet. We are planing to make a Linux version of Porting Kit. This in combination with a tiny Linux distro with wine, will make it technically possible to still be able to play 32bit games in a kind of VM and not needing Windows or bootcamp. Yes it’s a hell of a job and it takes time and patience and for you guys not to update to Mac OS Catalina to be able to play your games. We will keep you guys in the loop with the process. If you are a Mac/Linux coder/programmer and want to contribute helping us, contact us (Vitor) using the contact form, so stuff can speed up. Thanks for your  tremendous patience and support!

We will make this topic sticky for a while, so for other updates, game releases and news just scroll down. the news page.

Drive on Moscow for Mac

Another turn based strategic game in the way of Panzer Generals 2 and others, Drive on Moscow  for Mac is now added to Porting Kit! Drive on Moscow, a strategy game from the award-winning makers of Battle of the Bulge, invites you to take command of the pivotal battle of World War II! Defend the homeland as the Soviets, or lead a bold push to seize the Soviet capital as the Axis. to your download folder and let Porting Kit take care of the rest! Works great! Have fun!

Game description:
As commander, direct your troops across a detailed campaign map, capturing territory and planning strategies. You must overcome your opponent, vast distances, and extreme weather to achieve victory.Thanks to the impulse based turn system, you’ll activate individual sectors: choose wisely, time is of the essence and correct timing is crucial to win the campaign.

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Drive on Moscow from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Go to the Drive on Moscow game page for more info up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers!

Drive on Moscow for Mac

Forager for Mac

If you love games like Stardew ValleyTerraria & Zelda, then I have good news! Forager for Mac, has been added to Porting Kit. The game port works perfect! So if you like this kind of games, then don’t hesitate and get this GOG.com game and download the “offline backup setup file” into your download folder and let Porting Kit take care of the rest! Great game! Have fun!

Game description:
Originally made for a jam (in which Forager won second place!), over 200,000 players tried and LOVED the prototype! You were all asking for MORE FORAGER, so here it goes! A full 10+ hour experience for everyone on GOG!

After a full year of development, the game features a TON of new content, systems, and exclusive features!

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Forager from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Go to the Forager game page for more info up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers!

Forager for Mac

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
ARMA 2
Stronghold Collection
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander 2
Supreme Commander – Forged Aliance
Dishonored

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

Hard Truck 2 King of the Road for Mac

Simulator lovers I have good news. Hard Truck 2 King of the Road for Mac, has been added to Porting Kit. The game was recently added to the GOG.com catalog, so that was reason to check the game out and with success! Game is fully ported in it’s glory with only one small limitation…the resolution. Normally you can choose from 4 resolutions from which 1 in widescreen. That resolution somehow doesn’t work, and max resolution is 1024×768, which of course is fine as well. A small price to pay for being able to play all the classic glory times again.  is

Game description:
Go head to head with the competition and try to be the first to deliver your cargo. It’s all in a days work when you’re driving the big rigs. From small trucks to 18 wheelers, you’ll pilot the cabs that keep this country truckin’. Bid on jobs, manage your money, and keep on the right side of John Q. Law if you want to succeed in this racket.

  • 12 Different Trucks including 18 wheel big rigs.
  • Speed traps with police car chases and helicopter pursuits.
  • Special effects like exhaust, tire marks, fog and blinding sun.
  • Race the clock as day becomes night right before your eyes.
  • Over 70 miles of continuous roads and secret path!

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Hard Truck 2 King of the Road from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Go to the Hard Truck 2 game page for more info up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers!

Hard Truck 2 King of the Road for Mac

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 GOG.com 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 Portingkit.com 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.

Might & Magic V – Tribes of the East wrapper update!

On many many request I finally found time to look into this port, and fixed the massive performance issue. The port is running in good speed now. So if you own the Heroes V bundle game already (contains Heroes V and Hammers of Fate + Tribes of East DLC), then you can download the Tribes of the East DLC  “Offline backup setup” file and bin files from your GOG.com game library into your download folder and start the install on the server library or click install on the porting Kit game page… . If you don’t own the game yet, you can buy this game DRM free from the GOG.com game shop.

Wrapper changes:
– Latest Wine engine.
Slow performance (fixed)
– Small bug fixes

Check out the Porting Kit game page up here…

Wrapper updates: Stronghold Crusader 2 and Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd.

Here a quick post of a few not unimportant games. Both games have separate fixes.

Stronghold Crusader 2
– Updated to latest Wine engine
– Fix of launching the game.
– Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd:
– Launch fix. Games needed now to launch with a config file, when this is not saved/set, the game wouldn’t launch. Config as set as main start .exe now.

When you own the games already, download the “offline backup setup files” from your GOG.com game library into your download folder, and search the game in the Porting Kit and click “install”. or go to the Porting Kit game page up here… for Stronghold Crusader 2 and here for Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd. Click the “Install now” button there.

Don’t own the game yet? Get the games on GOG.com here…and here…

Fight n Rage for Mac

You like beat-em ups like double dragon/Streetfighter?! Then I have great news for you guys/girls, because Fight n Rage for Mac has now been added to Porting Kit! Fight n Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat’em up. Inspired by the classics from the “golden age”, and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90’s arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic game-play features that makes this genre one of the best from its time! game works great in Porting Kit! have fun!

In a far future, Earth was devastated by mutants who took control after a worldwide catastrophic event known as “the big pulse”, a global scale electromagnetic pulse that put an end to all electronic technology on the planet. Humans are now enslaved by mutants led by “The Boss” in a world ruled by “the law of the jungle”.
However, not everything is lost… two humans and a mutant rebel are willing to fight in order to stop this madness. Will they be strong enough? Well… that’s up to you!

Install is Simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup file from Fight n Rage from GOG (Remember to download the “offline backup setup files” into your download folder.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game in the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Go to the Fight ‘n Rage game page for more info up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers!

Fight n Rage for Mac

Page 1 of 14712345678910...Last »