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Announcing CX21.1.0 in Porting Kit!

Great news! As already hinted in the last post, here the official announcement for the CX21.1.0 engine! The next post will contain some of the already arranged updates of ports! The engine has been made possible with the help and hard work of Gxenx from the Portingkit Team and the unofficial Wineskin. He is doing a tremendous job keeping things up to date and functioning also regarding Wine. So if you wanna give him a token of appreciation you can donate him directly up here…

Changes in the the CX21.1.0 contain better support for M1 apple Silicon. Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 + 2 (for M1 Apple Silicon), SimCity 4 and much more and also much better support for M1 Apple Silicon. See the changelog below:

Our big reveal for this release is much-awaited support for Grand Theft Auto V (including GTA Online) on both macOS and Linux. Starting with CrossOver 21.1, you can now run Grand Theft Auto V via either the standalone Rockstar Games Launcher or Steam.

This release is also the first to offer official support for the newly released macOS Monterey. We also added support for several games that previously did not run on macOS and fixed an issue for certain launchers that were not working on macOS with CrossOver 21 (including MicroTik The Dude)

CrossOver 21.1 includes several other fixes, including ones for the recent updates to Ubisoft Connect and Quicken that caused problems running them in CrossOver. Additionally, this release includes improvements to wined3d and an update to Wine Mono 7.

Coming time, there will be another update period for game ports. For M1 apple silicon Macs will for every game switch to the latest CX21.1.0 engine so it will benefit the best support for the M1 Apple silicon chip. This change will be done within a few days and there will be an official post about that.

Enjoy!!

Install issues ports (resolved).

Problems resolved.

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Because of preparing Portingkit for the latest Wine Engine 21.1.0 and latest wineskin, we ran into an issue which will be addressed as soon as possible. This means that when you install a port you will run into an error mentioning: “Failed to download the Wineskin master. Wrapper download failed”. You can workaround it by downloading: Wineskin Winery, then update it, and then install the port again.

We hope to have the issue resolved today. So hold on. After this fix there will be a cool announcement ;) and a lot of work for me to do.

GOG.com Wintersale 2021 + free game!

GOG.com Wintersale 2021 + free game!

Great news from our GOG.com friends!

The cold, long days have arrived, and just like monster slayers returning to their cherished keep, it’s time to come back to the familiar joy of the Winter Sale on GOG! As usual, you’ll find thousands of heartwarming deals, inspiring collections, uplifting new releases, sweet giveaways, and more. To help you have a cozy time, we’ve prepared a festive hub and a calendar of events that will keep you up to speed throughout the sale.

It’s gifting season, so expect a few nicely wrapped & merry presents from GOG! Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will be waiting for you as a gift until the 15th at 2 PM UTC. And three more giveaways will be coming your way to cheer up your days, so make sure to keep checking our hub and the calendar!

If you need something to keep your mind off the cold and gloom outside, then get cozy and play some amazing games at great discounts! First off, let a Flash Deal brighten your mood and grab Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition at a lit all time high of -85% for 48H. And then, snuggle in the warm embrace of more than 3,500 deals up to 90% off

Checkout the whole sale up here…

Some fixed ports regarding Physx winetrick.

It seems, that there was an issue with the latest engines regarding installing the Physx Winetrick (it failed and didn’t work).  This caused some games using this Winetrick not to work properly or didn’t even launch. These game ports has now been fixed. So, if you tried one of the games below recently, and it doesn’t run properly or doesn’t even launch, then restart Porting Kit (then you will see the “updated” badges of these ports) and reinstall these games. Happy gaming!

Crossover 21.1.0 Released!

A bit late, because it was released already on Monday, but here the news after all: Crossover 21.1.0 has hit the streets! And with it some very good news. It has a lot of fixes for games: Like Dragon Age Origin, Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 + 2 (for M1 Apple Silicon), SimCity 4 and much more and also much better support for M1 Apple Silicon. See the changelog below:

Our big reveal for this release is much-awaited support for Grand Theft Auto V (including GTA Online) on both macOS and Linux. Starting with CrossOver 21.1, you can now run Grand Theft Auto V via either the standalone Rockstar Games Launcher or Steam.

This release is also the first to offer official support for the newly released macOS Monterey. We also added support for several games that previously did not run on macOS and fixed an issue for certain launchers that were not working on macOS with CrossOver 21 (including MicroTik The Dude)

CrossOver 21.1 includes several other fixes, including ones for the recent updates to Ubisoft Connect and Quicken that caused problems running them in CrossOver. Additionally, this release includes improvements to wined3d and an update to Wine Mono 6.3.

We hoping to get the CX21.1.0 engine to Porting Kit soon as well, but this might take another week.  If you can’t wait and you don’t have Crossover 21 yet, then get Crossover now up here..! And use the “Bridgeover25” discount code of 25% off!

CX21.1.0 is coming soon!

CX21.1.0 is coming soon!

Back after 2 weeks of recovering of corona (luckily I wasn’t too sick) :) Although we are still busy on a good CX21 engine…(the CX21 one we have, is still not optimal), now CX21.1.0 is coming soon! This one is much better then the CX21 one and has a lot of bug fixes and has also much better M1 Apple Silicon support! I tested the beta of CX21.1.0 and I also got Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2 running on my Apple Silicon, and Dragon Age Origin is back working in there as well. And that’s only a few I mention. The CX21.1.0 will also be the default Engine for all games for Apple Silicon Macs for the best support.

So, lots of cool things to look forward to. We expect the CX21.1.0 be released by Code weavers next week, and in Porting Kit a few weeks later. If you can’t wait? Get Crossover now up here..! And use the “portingover” discount code of 25% off!

Street Racing Syndicate for Mac

Released not long ago on GOG.com, and new added to Porting Kit: Street Racing Syndicate for Mac! This is a great racing game in  the way of need for Speed series or Burnout, which we have also in Porting Kit. Anyway, I tested the game on my Intel Macbook pro and works great! Nice one!! Recommended!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Street Racing Syndicate “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 raw, high-stakes world of illegal street racing comes to life in Street Racing Syndicate. Trick out over 40 authentic licensed cars with parts from over 15 real-world manufacturers, then turn your customized ride loose on the streets of 3 cities across the USA. Lay it all on the line – your wallet, your woman, your pride and your wheels. With masses of perfectly tuned, nitrous-stoked horses under the hood, the only thing between you and victory is the distance from the pedal to the floor.

Go to the Porting Kit game page 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.

Gun Metal for mac

Released not long ago on GOG.com, and new added to Porting Kit: Gun Metal for Mac! The game runs very neat and is a very nice game in the way of kinda mech commander/transformers game style. You can change as mech commander to an airplane to do air battles or transform back in the middle of the fight. You are in charge! Tested the game on my Intel Macbook pro and works quite neat. Tested a couple of levels and I have to say it has some attraction to keep playing it :).

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Gun Metal “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:
Gun Metal is a futuristic action-packed experience where you take control of the fully transformable prototype combat vehicle known as the Havoc Suit.
The Havoc Suit, a prototype combat vehicle, remains the only hope to save civilization from a tireless enemy. Standing 10 meters tall, with an arsenal of devastating weaponry and the ability to transform instantly into an agile jet, only this formidable battle machine has the potential to halt the invaders!

Go to the Porting Kit game page 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.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Origin) for Mac

As a continuation of the Origin Client series we have today the game Need for Speed Hot Pursuit back in Porting Kit! Yeah, good news for the Need for Speed fans ;) Tested it on my Macbook pro 2019 and it runs quite nice. Happy racing!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • If you don’t own the game yet, get the key cheap on kinguin…
  • Of course make sure you have Porting Kit and search the game in the database and press “install”
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open-world landscape behind the wheel of the world’s fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award-winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.

Go to the Porting Kit game page 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.

Battlefield 1942 (Origin) for Mac

While Origin is working back again in the latest engine, I am testing the Origin games one by one if they all still work, so that’s why I post the games one by one, with an “ok” that I tested them. So today the green light for Battlefield 1942! Yep it’s right, that game isn’t for sale anymore on the EA store, but if you have a legit (unused) battlefield 1942 key then you can add the game in Origin. But also for the people who have battlefield 1942 already in the past, the game can be played again :) I myself love the game and is one of the few games I play once in a while (besides medal of Honor Allied Assault and World of Tanks). Anyhow, have fun!

Origin Client install instructions:

  • Get the serial from a Battlefield 1942 cd game (make sure its not used)
  • Of course make sure you have Porting Kit and search the game in the database and press “install”
  • When the install of the origin client starts it gives a white window for about 20 seconds
    before it starts.
  • After the login window appears (also takes about 10 seconds to appear) close it so install can finish properly
  • When after install complete you log into Origin (takes 10 seconds to see the login window), in the settings turn off “in-game origin” (app settings –> more –> in-game origin) before launching a game.
  • Video tutorial you can find here… (for Red Alert 2 (Origin) but works the same way)

 
Game Description:
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the spiritual predecessor Codename Eagle, the studio set out to create the game of their dreams. Building upon and vastly refining the ideas from Codename Eagle, Battlefield 1942 let players engage in infantry combat and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles from submarines to battleships and bombers. The game introduced the signature Battlefield rock-paper-scissors gameplay, as well as the exciting “Battlefield Moments” people refer to when talking about their unique and unscripted experiences within the multiplayer game.

Go to the Porting Kit game page 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.

Battlefield 1942 (Origin) for Mac