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Porting Kit 2.9.577 released

Hello everyone! Here is VitorMM! Once again, I’m bringing the latest changes in PK. The latest version at this point is Porting Kit 2.9.577, released today.

The Porting Kit video card detection is better than never. A proper detection should happen with all video cards. Also, GOG Galaxy should be installable in the latest Wine and Wine Staging engines, and that opens room for many new possibilities.

Still, the most important change is the support to the Unofficial Wineskin Wrapper and the WS10 engines. You can enable the Unofficial Wineskin Wrapper in the Porting Kit Preferences. After that, the WS10 engines should be visible and usable. We have huge expectations of using the unofficial wrapper in all of our ports in the future, and the new WS10 engines are the first step towards more modern engines.

We must remember that the support to the Legacy version is going to end soon. Porting Kit 2.9.x is the last one to receive Legacy updates. The latest Wine engines can’t be properly compiled in macOS 10.6 and 10.7, and the number of PK users in those systems is pretty small nowadays.

A special thanks goes to Gcenx, for making the majority of the recent updates in the Unofficial Wineskin wrapper! And another thanks goes to both Gcenx and Brainzyy, for building the latest Wineskin engines, and always improving then in order to support a wide range of users and a wide range of applications!

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Lot’s of wrapper updates past 2 weeks!

More then 20 Wrapper updates with fixes, extras and adjustments. There is happening a lot at GOG.com lately where they update games and changed DOS versions of the game to SCUMMVM version, which means almost a total new port to get it working again. Besides that they have the habit to change the setup file name often as well which I need to change as well. In short, they keep me busy quite a bit. Below more detailed the changes I’ve done.

Specific fixes:

DeusEx (Text adjustment in description)
Heroes of Hamerswatch (Macdriver switch)
Tombraider II (setup file adjustment)
Tombraider III (setup file adjustment)
Super Power 2 (setup file adjustment)
Blood and Gold – Caribbean (Video fix in description + some adjusted info)
Atlantis 3 (setup file adjustment)

GOG.com Games where the Installer setup changed and went from DOS version to SCUMMVM version.
Space Quest I
Space Quest II
Space Quest III
Kings Quest IV
Kings Quest V
Kings Quest VI

Engine update + Mac driver switch
Anno 1701
Anno 1602
Anno 1503
Anno 1404

If you experienced issues with some of these games (Like the DOS update to SCUMVM games I mentioned, then please retry installing them again. Enjoy the games!

Red Faction GOG.com Source added!

Here a quick heads up for the game Red Faction. Added the GOG.com Source into porting kit, which is also advised to use above the Gamersgate version. Have fun!

In Red Faction, players find themselves in the middle of a rebellion on the hostile surface of Mars fighting for their freedom against the evil Ultor Corporation. Featuring a sophisticated physics engine, five fully controllable vehicles, a variety of unique natural environments, and Volition’s proprietary Geo-Mod Technology, Red Faction is one of the most advanced second-generation titles ever released for the PlayStation 2. Geo-Mod technology supports the real time, arbitrary modification of the geometry that makes up the game’s environment. This means that players have the full ability to destroy whatever they want. Just point a weapon at an object or structure and shoot — total destruction always follows.

Check out the Porting Kit game page up here…

Full Throttle Remastered free and Winter Sale at GOG.com!!

Full Throttle Remastered free and Winter Sale at GOG.com!!

GOG.com states on their Website: Wear your helmet and respect local speed limits, but otherwise, put the pedal to the metal. Grab a copy of Full Throttle Remastered for free in the first 48h of the sale (till December 15, 2:00 PM UTC)! Your destination is a giveaway banner parked on the GOG.COM front page – click on it to redeem the game for free.

And since we’re on the subject of FREE – unlock free games while you shop in the sale: get Fantasy General free with your first purchase, and EVERSPACE once all your Winter Sale spendings add up to $15.

The Winter Sale kicks off with +1900 offers, and you can expect nearly every game on sale this Holiday Season.

Daily Deals, an old favorite returns – these are particularly high discounts available for 24 hours only. So check back at 2:00 PM UTC every day for eight new games you won’t otherwise find in the Winter Sale.

Check out their sales on GOG.com up here…

Lots of wrapper updates!

Lots of wrapper updates!

There have been lots of game updates on GOG.com lately which in some cases also involves of updated installer files. This may cause some unexpected porting kit messages in the install process which you not may expect normally that it asks to choose your own setup file. So those changes are covered, but hinders the automatic process that Porting Kit automatically opens the setup file for you. So for some of those cases I made an update of these games so Porting Kit will automatically recognize the offline backup setup installer files again. Because of this, I could also look into the ports itself to see if newer engines improve the performances or bug fixes. Below the results.

Enjoy the updates of the game! If you run into installation problems with any game, let us know using the contact form! Then we can fix it. We need you guys for this :) Thanks!

Porting Kit New/updated Badge fixed!

Porting Kit New/updated Badge fixed!

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but Porting Kit normally should show new ports with a “New” badge and updated ports with a “update” badge. This was because of an issue on the PortingKit.com  website disabled and it didn’t upload any new ports as well. This has been addressed and fixed yesterday! So from now on you will see the new updates in the “Latest” section on the “Rankings” tab as well as attended.

Enjoy the site and updates:)!

Flashback 25th Anniversary edition released for Mac!

Here a special post for the release of Flashback 25h Anniversary edition on GOG.com! FLASHBACK™, the hit action-adventure game with over 2.2 million units sold, is back!  2142. After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the young scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are snapping at his heels. He must find a way back to Earth, all the while defending himself against the dangers he encounters and unravelling an insidious extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planet…

Travel back to the early 90’s and reunite with Conrad to rediscover this cult classic.

  • Choose to play with the original graphics and sounds from the 90’s and face an unforgiving difficulty.
  • Or go with the Modern mode. You can also fine tune your experience by turning on Modern mode options independently and on the fly.

Enhanced content:

  • For the first time ever, play the Director’s Cut version featuring 2 exclusive cutscenes
  • White or pink? Choose among the two iconic colors of Conrad’s t-shirt
  • Want to practice on a specific level? You can now play any completed level during the main adventure
  • Replay any cutscene that you unlocked from the menu
  • Jukebox: listen to the game’s soundtrack
  • Street Art gallery: earn points in the game and unlock street art pictures in the gallery

Modern mode:

  • Post-FX graphic filters,
  • Completely remastered sound and music,
  • A brand new “Rewind” function, variable according to the level of difficulty
  • Tutorials for those who need a boost!

Get this awesome game on GOG.com with until next year 10% discount up here…

Porting Kit updates past weeks!

The past 3 weeks development isn’t standing still. We work hard to keep games and the application up-to-date so you will have a better user game experience and to keep the games ported working when games on Mac OS are getting updated. We managed for the people who are already under the wipe of Mojave, to have a quite nice user experience (not perfected yet because of needs of some Wineskin changes) but we are getting further and further. So when you have Mojave accidently installed, then make sure you update to the latest Porting Kit version for the best performance.

Porting Kit 2.9.544 (17/11/2018):

  • Fixed: URL requests error codes now are detected properly
  • Improved: Google Analytics reports now have a timeout of 2 seconds instead of 10
  • Fixed: While creating custom ports, macOS versions compatible with Mac Driver should have it selected by default
  • Improved: Google Analytics reports in case of fail while connecting to the server
  • Fixed: Trailers now should always load properly
  • Added: recommendations for eGPUs
  • Improved: Google Analytics report of connection failure
  • Improved: PK is now prepared to deal with the fact that Mojave doesn’t work well with X11 ports

Update Porting Kit using the Porting Kit top Bar menu –> check for updates!

Some wrapper updates.

Some wrapper updates.

It’s bit busy lately, but there has been a few Wrapper updates done with some fixes and updates. Below the games:

  • Locomotion (fix Mojave and improvements High Sierra and lower )
  • Heroes 3 (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Heroes IV (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Heroes V (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Heroes V DLC (installer changed of GOG, updated the port so it gets recognized properly)
  • Spintires (launch fix and improvements, also works now on my low-end Macbook air.)
  • Spintires Mudrunner (launch fix and improvements, also works now on my low-end Macbook air.)

Check the games out  in Porting Kit when you had/have issues with the port. They should work now or have improvements implemented.

Call of Juarez GOG.com version added to Porting Kit!

Call of Juarez GOG.com version added to Porting Kit!

Yes, I know, its awesome! Call of Juarez has been added to the GOG.com catalog! The game was already badly available, but now it’s added to the where it belongs: GOG.com and with a very nice low price of 7,50 and with the now 50% discount a must have item in your game collection! I ported the game in the past, so I added the GOG.com version last night straight away! Played it for a few chapters on my 2GB Videocard AMD Radeon iMac and works flawless. Unfortunatly It only runs on Nvidia and ATI/AMD Radeon gfx cards. So Intel Iris and Intel HD, cannot play it (graphical glitches) at the moment. So do you own a Nvidia or ATI/AMD Radeon equiped Mac, then this one you can’t miss! Also very fun in multiplayer using LAN or with special tools as Hamachi or the free zerotier. Grab it on GOG up here… and download the 2 “offline backup setup files” into your download folder and in Porting Kit click on the install button to get the installation rolling! Enjoy!

You don’t know this western game?
Reverend Ray is a violent and merciless killer. His quarry is the lone fugitive, Billy Candle, a savage accused of murder. With Bible in one hand and revolver in the other, the Reverend is unwavering in his hunt for brutal justice. Only wit and guile will keep young Billy ahead of the chase.  Intense, gritty and unforgiving, Call of Juarez paves a trail through bloodshed, leaving death and smoking guns in its wake. 

Check out the Porting Kit page up here…

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