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Sengoku back as port in Porting Kit

Sengoku has been native for Mac in the past, but since 10.14 or so it has been removed/not supported anymore. Well, good news, we added the GOG.com source port now to Porting Kit and can now be played again on your Mac from 10.13 and higher. So if you love strategy in the Japanese Dynasty?, then Sengoku is a good pick for you :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the GOG.com Sengoku 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:
Sengoku is a deep character driven strategy game set in 16th century Japan. Play as a Japanese nobleman and unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist. Use your military might, your smooth talking tongue, and your guile to increase your power. Watch your enemies fall like cherry blossoms in the early dawn of spring. Doublecross your enemies in an honorable and auspicious manner. Always make sure you have competent heir, if you should die before your destiny has been reached.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Sengoku for Mac

Some issues with a few Winetricks again: “ERROR: Cannot read property ‘downloads’ of undefined” (Resolved).

[Resolved by Porting Kit update 4.1.6] When you don’t have that version, then restart Porting Kit, it will then auto update.

[update] Problem found, new porting Kit update will be released in a few hours.

Here a quick heads up. If you experience an error: “ERROR: Cannot read property ‘downloads’ of undefined” while installing a specific port, then you may know we are working on it to resolve it. We hope for a fix for this issue asap and only a bunch of games are effected, so most games aren’t. If you experience the issue, then keep watch on this blog post, when it is resolved. We hope tomorrow and it may come with an update of Porting Kit. That update will also include some extra features which were already planned.

So keep a close watch on this blog post when it’s fixed when you experience this error.

Some Port updates and fixes.

Some Port updates and fixes.

We are in a constant journey to have an stable, advanced, optimized, game and application app where you can run your Windows  games/apps on your Mac! So with this also comes port updates. Past week I updated a couple of game ports with improvements and fixes. The ports of this time you can find below. If these are games in that list where you ran into issues in the past, then reinstall these games with the updated ports.

Game port updates  + changes:
World on Conflict (launch issues fixed with updated GOG version)
Hitman IV – Blood Money (Newer engine with GFX updates and improvements)
Beyond Good and Evil (launch issue fix with updated engine)
Deus Ex 2 – Invisible War (Launch issue fix with updated engine)
Dreamfall Longest Journey (GFX fix regarding shaders and shadows)

We always love to hear when you run into issues so we can fix them. When you run into any, please use the “more” –> “report problem” option in Porting Kit and make a clear description what goes wrong (including logs) so we can fix it.

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Skyrim Special Edition for Mac

Great news!! We added the 64bit Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim Special Edition version to Porting Kit! Yes and how! With great performance (much better then the normal edition) so we strongly advise/urge to get this one to improve your game performance/enjoyment. Get it cheap on Kinguin and add the serial in the Windows Steam port and start the Happy gaming!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim Special Edition 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:
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of mods to the PC and consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.

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GOG.com game sales with 2500+ games up to 92% discount!

GOG.com game sales with 2500+ games up to 92% discount!

Yes no it’s time to buy the games you wishlisted! With as staring sale of 80% off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! But this is just the top of the iceberg, over 2500 games are on sale. Go to GOG.com and browse to the sales or check your wishlist for the discounts of your favorite games! This is the time to get your game collection in your posesion. Use for the windows games which are in the Porting Kit 4 game database to install it and play it on your Mac! Happy shopping!

Go to the GOG website up here…

Porting Kit 3 will be fased out, download link will removed. Porting Kit 4 will be primary.

Porting Kit 4 is developing more and more, but maintaining 2 apps with all changes going on is hard to keep up. That’s why all urge you to use Porting Kit 4 instead of Porting Kit 3. At the moment Porting Kit 3 is having flaws because of recent development of moved Engines. This causes some issues like “download source website seems to be offline” which you don’t experience if you have PK4.  So this is what we gonna do. As for tonight, the Porting Kit 3 download link will be removed. For the people who still have/use Porting Kit 3 we going to prepare an update which updates/replace the application with Porting Kit 4 in the near future. This will move all PK3 users to PK4 on a friendly way.

But that’s not all. With all the changes in Wine Engines, Mac OS, Apple Silicon, we cannot keep supporting older Mac OS’es. What does that mean? Porting Kit 4 is optimized for Mac OS 10.13.x and higher but still a lot (but decreasing number) of games will work on 10.11+, but to play more popular games it is required to upgrade to 10.13.x and up. Mac OS has been changed too much the past year to be able to support older Mac OS ’es. Fortunately there is a Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra Patcher (3rd party software, read their instructions and compatibility carefully), which can upgrade a lot of early 2008 Macs to High Sierra after all. Check the link to see if your Mac is compatible to be upgraded to 10.13 High Sierra so you can experience the best Porting Kit support.

We hope you all move to Porting Kit 4 as soon as possible if you haven’t already. Download Porting Kit 4 up here…

Oriental Empires for Mac

If you love Strategy games and city building strategy, then with Oriental Empires for Mac, you are in the good place! I tested the games and works perfectly on my Intel 2019 Mac. I haven’t checked the game on Apple Silicon, but I don’t expect many issues there as well. Enjoy this great game!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Oriental Empires 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:
Step into the world of the ancient Orient. Control a city or tribe from the dawn of Chinese history, and turn it into a great empire. Develop your land, create great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic wars. Advance your technology, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s great civilizations. All the action takes place on one spectacular game map that brings to life the mountains, forests, plains and deserts of China. Zoom in close to review your troops and see your peasants toiling, or zoom out for a strategic overview. Plan your battles, end your turn, and then watch as your armies obey your orders, with hundreds of soldiers battling right on the game map.

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Help will come Tomorrow for Mac

We added Help Will Come Tomorrow for Mac to Porting Kit! Immerse yourself in touching story set in 1917 pre – Bolschevik Imperial Russia. The basic mechanics of the game will focus on the survival of the characters (meeting their needs, gathering resources, expanding the camp, taking care of security, exploring surroundings), but the player will quickly find out that in order to win, he needs much more: to learn the personality of the characters and work out relations between them, mitigating conflicts and taking care of the morale.

I tested this game on as well on M1 Apple Silicon as on my Macbook pro 2019 and works perfectly on both systems. Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Help Will Come Tomorrow 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:
In a uninhabitable Siberian wilderness, in a wake of October Revolution, a group of passengers survives the mysterious catastrophe of Trans-Siberian railway train. They must endure in a harsh ice-clad climate until rescue arrives. Facing many dangers, their own weaknesses and, above all, their own prejudice. People from different social classes have to unite and make decisions that often go against their beliefs, either by putting them to the test or by completely breaking them. Will they survive and at what cost is only up to the player.

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The Surge for Mac

Awesome news!! The Surge for Mac has been to Porting Kit. This amazing popular game works awesome on my Macbook Pro 2019. I can imagine, this game requires a medium to high-end Mac to play this in high settings. But in my tests it runs pretty cool :) It gives glitches on Apple Silicon, so for now (until update) it won’t work for M1 Apple Silicon Macs.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the The Surge 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:
Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! A catastrophic event has knocked you out during the first day on the job… you wake up equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, in a destroyed section of the complex. Robots gone haywire, insane augmented co-workers and rogue AI – everything wants you dead.

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The Surge for Mac

The Surge for Mac on my Macbook Pro 2019

Metro 2033 Redux for Mac

We added not long ago Metro Last Light Redux, now we added Metro 2033 Redux for Mac as well :) This game port works quite well on medium/high-end Macs. I tested the game on my Macbook Pro 2019 and it works similar as Metro Last Light Redux.  When you launch the game the first time after install, it may be a bit “sluggish” and mouse pointer might be stuck, but after adjusting the video resolution (using cursor keys) the mouse issue will be solved from then on (also next launches) and it will be much smoother. When you have a medium end Mac you should lower the settings to have the best user experience.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Metro 2033 Redux 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 year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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