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Porting Kit 5.0 Released in experimental mode!

Yeah! Awesome work of Vitor, bringing Porting Kit to Porting Kit 5.0. Its still in Experimental mode at the moment (Porting Kit preferences –> select experimental mode if you want to check it out already) and when there are no issues, then we will release it in the main branch within a few days! A lot of changes and fixes are implemented. Also a few very important ones.

Here is the list:
– install_mono and install_gecko processes should be killed during wine prefix creations
– Fixing installation notification
– When bringing the installer window to front, PK shouldn’t fail the installation if it fails to find the window
Added option to uninstall the Porting Kit
– After the cache is cleared, the default library should be loaded normally
– Adding keyboard shortcut to Kill All Wineskin Processes
– DOSBox master wrapper should be downloaded properly
– If an app is being installed in a removable device, its creation should happen completely inside that device
– Adding warning in case CD port is being installed with no disc inserted
– Adding source ID field to Developer tab
– Now it’s possible to add the source ID of a port in its flags with ${sourceId}
– Cancel button now closes the installation window, to avoid further operations
– If the installation is cancelled, the next step shouldn’t start
Advances towards making PK Linux compatible
– Trying to avoid an undefined model in macOS
MoltenVK versions other than 1.1.6 should be handled correctly
– Organizing Wine/Wineskin naming
– Adding a default scrollbar to PK
– If an engine has no MD5 in the server, it should still be used in case it’s downloaded
– It should be possible to save the same port multiple times in the Developer tab
– Rephrased some sentences so it suits any system
– Properties window should work properly
– Adding www to the requests, to avoid issues with CloudFlare
– Refactoring the Porting Kit from Javascript to Typescript
– Multiple other bug fixes and improvements

If you haven’t Porting Kit yet, get it here…

Might & Magic IX wrapper update –> Apple Silicon compatible

Quick heads up. We made an update for the port Might and Magic IX. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Lords of Magic wrapper update Apple Silicon Compatible!

Past week I dis some wrapper updates for some games fixing things and also making some more ports M1 Apple Silicon compatible. Of course, many games are already Apple Silicon compatible, but also a bunch of ports aren’t and needs to be updated. So the besides Supreme commander Forged Alliance I also  made an update for the port Lords of Magic. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Wrapper update Supreme Commander Forged Alliance (Apple Silicon Compatible)

Quick heads up. We made an update for the port  Supreme Commander – Forged Alliance. The game crashed at startup for M1 Apple Silicon, but it’s fixed in the latest CX21.1.0 engine. So we made this manual update for the game. Enjoy

Changes:
M1 Apple Silicon compatible

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Archvale for Mac

Journey across diverse regions, looting and crafting your way to better weapons and equipment. Through these upgrades you will be able to succeed against the host of enemies that await you and stand between you and the truth about the said-to-be-mythic arch to Archvale! I checked the game port on my Intel Based Macbook pro 2019 and on my M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini and it works great! So if you like action and crafting games, then this one might be one for you!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Archvale “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:
A malicious and cruel king once ruled the land and terrorized all who faced him. He along with the fabled arch to Archvale have become the fodder for ghost stories and passed down myths. All that remains of him are the Undying; beings whom the king cursed with immortality to live out their eternity in his prisons.

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

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Archvale for Mac

Archvale for Mac

Star Trek – Armada 2 for Mac

Another very nice Star Trek game has been added to Porting kit: Star Trek – Armada 2! I checked the game on my Intel Based Macbook pro 2019 and works very neat! So if you love the Star Trek games series, then this one you should definitely check out! Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Armada 2 “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:
The Borg are back with an insidious new weapon that threatens the very fabric of the galaxy. Meanwhile, a spatial rift has the mysterious Species 8472 flooding into Federation space. Battle in intense competition over TCP/IP LAN, where the outcome of every encounter depends on your ability to manage your fleets across the galaxy. All-new ship classes, weapons and intense tactical challenges collide in epic 3-D battles.

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.

Star Trek – Hidden Evil for Mac

I was first from opinion to skip this game because of the small glitches which the game has. But When playing it for a while, the glitches aren’t that bad. So here we are Star Trek – Hidden Evil for Mac! And yes, I tested the game both on my intel based Macbook Pro 2019 and my M1 apple silicon Mac mini, and game works nice on both machines (aside of those glitches). To see what I mean, I made a video tutorial + some gameplay using my M1 Apple Silicon Mac.

I mentioned it also in the youtube video description, you won’t see your desktop when playing on the background (sides), you will see black bars instead because of the resolution of the game. That’s a bug of my screenflow version (video capture).

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Hidden Evil “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:
Plunged into the wake of the events following Star Trek®: Insurrection™, you find yourself embroiled in an enemy plot to harness the incredibly destructive powers of a coveted genetic seed. You must engage alien forces and outwit your adversaries in a series of challenging missions…or else the Federation will fall victim to its ruthless archenemy.

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.

Total Annihilation – Commander Pack updated and compatible now with M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Total Annihilation – Commander Pack! The update to the latest CX21.1.0 engine fixed the game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs. Tested the games for about 10 minutes of gameplay without issues comparing with the intel chipset Macs.

For Apple M1 Apple Silicon it might require the latest Mac OS version of Monterey 12.1! So if it doesn’t work and you or on Big Sur, then upgrade to the latest Mac OS version Monterey!

What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machine has escalated into a war that has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of the entire galaxy in their struggle for domination. Choose your side, build an army, and crush your enemies on huge, three-dimensional battlefields. And remember, there is no such thing as “too many guns”!

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…

Need help reporting issues with ports on M1 Apple Silicon.

You saw the past week some wrapper updates regarding the latest CX21.1.o Engine. Which is of course great news for many ports!

You may think, why not updating all ports with that latest engine, well, we thought and even did that for a few days finding out that this engine has for many games regressions as well. So, that did made us cautious to do that and made us switch to manual updating ports again preventing these issues. This work is quite extensive, but we also need your help letting us know if a specific port is not working with the M1 Apple Silicon Mac.

If this is the case let us know asap so we can look into it and fix it and when impossible at least update the port description with that info.

Thanks in advance,
Paul

Omikron the Nomad Soul works now for M1 Apple Silicon.

Another game tested and updated for the M1 Apple Silicon: Omikron The Nomad Soul! The update to the latest CX21.1.0 engine fixed the game for M1 Apple Silicon Macs. Tested the games for about 10 minutes of gameplay without issues comparing with the intel chipset Macs.

Responding to the desperate pleas of a mysterious character from another dimension, your soul must enter the dark and futuristic city of Omikron. This is but the beginning of an epic adventure through an increasingly strange and dazzling parallel world. You must solve the ultimate mystery: why are you in Omikron and how can you get out?

Updates:
– Compatible with M1 Apple Silicon now

Porting Kit game pages are here…