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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…

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Traffic Giant for Mac

Crossover comes with 21.2.0 update!

Great news! Codeweavers, the developer company who sells Crossover, released a new update of their product! Version 21.2.0! See the changes below:

This new release offers both improvements from upstream Wine and important fixes for a variety of issues.

CrossOver 21.2 includes over 300 updates to wined3d from upstream Wine. We also included dozens of changes from Wine 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 and updated to Wine Mono 7.0.

Audio now works on both Mac and Linux for Halo: Master Chief Collection. We also fixed an issue with a recent Steam update that was causing some connections to take a very long time.

On macOS, we fixed a long-standing issue with mouse control in Unity games. We also included fixes for the latest Rockstar Games Launcher and Quicken updates that caused those applications to stop working on M1 machines.

If you own Crossover you will automatically receive the update. If you haven’t tried Crossover yet, then surely try it out with the 14 days trial. Codeweavers is also a sponsor of Porting Kit and of the whole wine project with sharing over 50.000 patches! Including support of 32->64 bit and the Macdriver and lots other things.

Oh, and yes, there will be a new CX21.2.0 engine coming to Porting Kit as well, but as always, that comes a bit later, we hope if all goes wel next week.

So if you love their work or mine, consider to buy Crossover and use the code: bridgeover25 to get 25% discount on top! If you don’t have Crossover 21 yet, then get Crossover now up here..

Transport Giant for Mac

As promised the Second game of the Giant Bundle has been added to Porting Kit: Transport Giant! The game port works great on my Macbook Pro 2019 system :) You have to establish means of transportation for raw materials, finished goods and for workers and employees to get them to work. Outdo your competitors and make big money in Transport Giant!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Transport 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:
It’s the year 1850 – The world is changing. A new era of mass production and mass transportation has begun. For a smart businessman there are many opportunities. With a little money and good ideas you can establish a business empire. There are new companies founded on every corner. The world is in need of all kinds of goods and the growth of cities is increasing dramatically. But how do the goods get to the customer?

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.

Hotel Giant for Mac GOG.com version!

As you may have noticed GOG.com has released the whole Giant bundle in their database. So we took our hands on that and tried to port the whole bundle to Porting Kit. It seems that not all games works yet (like industry Giant 2 and Hotel Giant 2) but we are working on a solution for that. Meanwhile the rest seems to run fine and we are adding these one by one to Porting Kit. So, today we will talk about Hotel Giant!

Become the ultimate hotel-mogul! You now have the chance to prove your managerial and planning skills in the hotel industry. Keep paying guests happy and success will be the reward. From a small, family-owned bed-and-breakfast to a large, secluded megahotel for the stars, the hotels that you can manage come in all shapes and styles.

strong>Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Hotel 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!

Go to the Hotel Giant Porting Kit game page up here…

ove 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.

Dungeon Keeper 2 Fixed for Apple Silicon Macs

Fixed another classic game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs: Dungeon Keeper 2. Dungeon Keeper 2 is everything its predecessor was, only better and badder! It is probably one of the most addictive and fun games ever created; with tons of dark humor, smooth gameplay, and high replayability value. The game gave an error message when launching, but this has now been fixed.

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 error message for M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Go to the game port page up here…

Commandos 2 port update, Apple Silicon Compatible now!

As you already know I manually update ports where I hear that there are issues with a specific port with the Apple Silicon chip. In this case there was one with Commandos 2 (now 50% off), which has been addressed and now works. With the old engine in combination with the Apple Silicon Macs, the game would give a black screen. Now this is fixed, Apple Silicon Macs can now fully enjoy the game as well.

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 for black screen M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Go to the game port page up here…