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MoltenVK bug fix in experimental mode

There is an issue for the MoltenVK based games below in the Production branch of PortingKit 5.0.13. That’s fixed in the Experimental PK 5.1.0. The issue has to do with the old wineskin version and is fixed in the new Version. This new version is pushed in the experimental version. But because it still needs testing, it’s still not in production mode. So if you want to install the games below, make sure for now the Experimental mode is turned on.

You can do that by: going to the Porting Kit preferences in top top bar Porting Kit menu –> select the “Experimental mode” checkbox and restart Porting Kit. Wait until PK is updated and then restart Porting Kit which in that case is updated to 5.1.0. Then install one of your MoltenVK game below without issues.

We will update production branch as soon we are sure there are no problems with the new Wineskin update.

(Steam) – Age of Empires  – Definitive Ed. (Yeah! nieuw!)
(Steam) – Age of Empires 2 – Definitive Ed.
(Steam) – Age of Empires 3 – Definitive Ed.
(GOG) – Carcassonne Tiles and Tactics
(Steam) – Enemy Front
(Steam) – Fallout 4
(GOG) – Highrisers
(GOG) – Patron
(GOG) – Sacred 2
(Steam) – Steambuild 64bit/D3d11
(Steam) – Stronghold 2
(Steam) – The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim SE
(GOG) – The Escapists 2
(GOG) – The Sexy Brutale
(GOG) – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
(GOG) – Unto The End
(GOG) – YS IX Monstrum Nox

Shadow Madness for Mac

New Port has been added to Porting Kit: another golden oldie: Shadow Madness for Mac. With intricate battle scenarios involving magic, 6 heroes to choose from and many hours of engrossing gameplay, you can’t help but want to fight. Shadow Madness is a race against time and the deadliest enemy of all, the enemy.  I tested the game on my M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air without issues so far. It plays the best (in my opinion) with full screen + “stretch” (and no “artwork”). Enjoy this classic!

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

Game Description:
All is definitely not well in the world of Arkose. The islands are falling into chaos caused by ‘shadow madness’, a plague of unknown origin and dire consequence! Who can possibly help before it’s too late? The disease has no known cure and has no warning symptoms, making the result particularly fearsome. It turns its victims into hideous creatures that bare no resemblance to their former selves. You are the only chance that Arkose has.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Porting Kit update 5.0.13 released!

An important release of Porting Kit with an important fix when adding the port to the PK local library. In previous version the ports regularly weren’t added causing justified confusing where the port was. This has now been addressed and working properly again. The update has been done last week, but check to be sure if you have version 5.0.13.

Changes 5.0.13 (31/03/2022):

  • Removing error report if failed to prepare context menu
  • Opening the description of a server app shouldn’t break the local library
  • WSI editor window should be closable again
  • Minor adjust when recovering app name
  • New apps should be added to the local library properly
  • Registry entries shouldn’t have quotes in the name field, but if they do, PK will handle them properly
  • Now it should be possible to launch multiple WSI editors at once
  • The folder where the installers are looked for now can be changed in the userData.json file

When your PK somehow doesn’t update after a while, then re-download Porting Kit from the porting Kit website up here…

 

More M1 Apple Silicon Port fixes!

We have 5 more fixed games for Apple Silicon :) I fixed it and tested them on my “low-end ” M1 Apple Silicon Macbook air, and they works just fine here. MOst of the fixes were most of the time start up fixes (wouldn’t launch with the old engines) so one of the latest ones made it work again for M1 Apple silicon.

Fixed Ports:
Railroad Tycoon 2
Age of Wonders 2 
Age of Wonders Shadow Magic
Populous 3 
Railroad Tycoon 3 

Tested games on M1 Apple Silicon which already worked:
Settlers IV (Runs fine)
Settlers 2 10th Anniversary (Runs fine)
Sid Meiers Railroads (runs fine)

Enjoy the games!

Steam Community :: Railroad Tycoon 2: Platinum

Total Annihilation – Kingdoms + Iron Plague for Mac

On request, Total Annihilation Kingdoms + Iron Plague port has been reinstated into Porting Kit. There was a native Mac version in the past, but that one stopped working in Catalina 15.x and up. This port will make it possible again to make it run on the latest Mac OS 12 Monterey. Tested and works great! Have fun!

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

Game Description:
Massive armies will clash. Forests and cities will burn. Tremendous magical forces will level entire castles in the blink of an eye. Four immortal sibling monarchs are locked in a massive campaign to rule the land of Darien. Build your armies, hone your magic skills and gather resources to wage war on an epic field of battle. The balance of power lies in your arms.
Pack includes: “Total Annihilation: Kingdoms” and the “Iron Plague” expansion

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

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Total Annihilation: Kingdoms (1999) - PC Gameplay / Win 10 - YouTube

Extra list of games tested on Apple Silicon Mac

As mentioned in my earlier post, I have been testing a lot of games past days on my new “used” M1 Apple Silicon Macbook Air :) We already knew that a lot of ported games works out of the box for Apple Silicon as well, but it’s always good to test. So here the list I have tested and which are working on Apple Silicon Macs as well:

– Civ 2 (Runs fine)
– Space cadet (runs fine)
– Banished (Runs fine)
– Might and Magic 8 (Runs fine)
– GTA 2 (Runs fine)
– Gothic 2 (runs fine)
– Elder Scrolls 3 (runs fine)
– Emperor Rise of Middle Kingdom (runs fine)
– Anno 1602 (runs fine)
– Anno 1504 (runs fine)
– Anno 1701 (runs fine)
– Diablo (Runs fine)
– Mafia (Runs but a bit laggy)
– Sim City 3000 (Runs fine)
– Warcraft 2 (Runs fine)
– Gothic (runs fine)
– Swat 4 (Runs but a bit laggy)
– Monkey Island 2 SE (Runs fine)
– Monkey Island SE (Runs fine)
– Escape from monkey Island (Runs fine)

Search these games in the Porting Kit app database and install and play!

Multiple game Port fixes for Apple Silicon!

Past few days I have working hard with lots of testing game ports on my “new” (used) Apple Silicon Macbook Air! So besides testing if games work on Apple Silicon I also fixed some ports. If you own the games already, then install the game simply using the Porting Kit by searching it in the porting Kit database.

There surfaced a kinda bug which seems to happen for the Apple Silicon Macbook Pro and Apple Silicon iMac, where certain old games like Commandos Behind Enemy Lines, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, Pharaoh, Caesar 3 and more are not working. There is however a workaround, by connecting an external monitor/screen to that Mac and then it works on there somehow. We hope this gets fixed for those systems by or a Wine engine update or rosetta Mac OS update.

These were the games which were updated and now work for Apple Silicon as well:

Commandos Beyond the Call of Duty
Grand Theft Auto 2
Krush Kill & Destroy
Monkey Island SE 2

Enjoy the games on you Apple Silicon Macs!

Port Update Metal Gear Solid (M1 Apple Silicon Compatible)!

Fixed another classic game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs: Metal Gear Solid! The game suffered from a resolution issue that the game display only was shown in the corner (no full screen). This has been fixed now. It’s now also tested on my new M1 Apple Silicon Macbook air and it works great :).

When you experience issues with games in the database with your Apple M1 Apple Silicon chip mac, please let us know using the Porting Kit “help” form or the “report a problem” option (more –> report a problem) in the port.

Changes: 
– Fix fullscreen display/resolution issue

Go to the game port page up here…

Issues installing Steam ports in Porting Kit! (Resolved!)

Update: 28-3
Issues regarding steam ports installations should be resolved now. So please reinstall the steam games you would like, it should not give install errors anymore.

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There seems to be an Winetrick/Steam install issue in Porting Kit since Thursday night.  We are aware of the issue and working on a fix. We expect it top be fixed as soon as possible. The issue is in both production and Experimental version of Porting Kit. If you have earlier installed a steam port, then you might not have the issue (setup already cached).

Keep an eye on the blog for updates.

Traffic Giant for Mac

As Promised: Traffic Giant for Mac! Let’s get ready to manage the public transport system running between various towns. Your job is to establish and maintain routes of transportation. In huge cities it’s up to you to show your skills. Enjoy a realistic Traffic-, Infrastructure- and Business Simulation which offers amazing hours of game fun.

The Game runs fine, but scrolling (edges) goes quite fast. This is not a Port issue, but happens on Windows as well. Nevertheless it can be bypassed by holding the right mouse button and then move around. Have fun!

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

Game Description:
Traffic Giant is an amazing simulation game that brings public transport on the right track. You control an entire fleet of buses, trams, underground trains, and many more. With this you experience realistically functioning city traffic with thousands of vehicles and pedestrians.

Go to the game page of the game on Porting Kit up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Traffic Giant for Mac