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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 + 2 + 3 added to Porting Kit!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 + 2 + 3 added to Porting Kit!

Amazing news! You loved the Call of Duty Modern Warfare games as well and cannot play them on Catalina anymore? Well there is hope :) In porting Kit you can still play them on Catalina OS 10.15,x and above (and below)! And besides that they are working very well as well in Porting Kit :) The Steam ports can be found in Porting Kit, or go to the Porting Kit pages here… and here… and here… especially with Modern Warfare 3 I spent some time with testing (quite a gripping game :D).

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Tombraider (2013) port added to Porting Kit!

Tombraider (2013) port added to Porting Kit!

As mentioned in the blog-post before we are working hard to bring as much great games which dropped support for OS 10.15.x Catalina to Porting Kit as possible so they can still be played on Mac on your Catalina OS 10.5.x Mac. Today we are proud to announce a post of the famous Tombraider (2013) port which has been added to Porting Kit :) I tested the game on my Macbook pro 2019 and works very well. IF you have a medium-end Mac, I advise to lower the in-game video settings to the ones best suitable in your gaming experience.

We are always trying to bring as much games to the Mac and on the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15.x and above. If you want to have a sneak peak of the latest games added to Porting Kit check the ratings tab in Porting Kit and check the “latest” column. or on the porting.com website and check “sort –> latest” to see the latest added or updated ports.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Torchlight and Torchlight 2 ports added to Porting Kit!

Torchlight and Torchlight 2 ports added to Porting Kit!

Yes, that’s correct. While loads of companies have dropped support for Catalina 10.15.x, we are trying making sure you can still play the games where you paid for in the past! That’s right, I have in past days done quite some hard work of reviving ports of native games which stopped working in Catalina 10.15.x. This is the first post, and quite some more are following very shortly and the list is growing of great games! But today it’s Torchlight and Torchlight 2!

I added for Torchlight 2 both Steam and GOG.com source and for Torchlight only the GOG.com version while I only own the GOG.com version of that one, but Torchlight should however also work in the same Steam wrapper as Torchlight 2. So no worries about that :)

Enjoy and we are working hard to bring as much great games to Catalina as we can.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being.

Rise of Nations Extended Edition for Mac

Update! 18 April: Fixed a bug in launching the game. If you experienced it before 18th April, please trash the old install and reinstall the port.
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On many request!! It’s here! Rise of Nations Extended Edition for Mac. It was long on the wishlist and now fulfilled! The Steam Game works very nicely and if you love strategy then this one is a must have in your game collection. I tested the game for a few levels and was quite impressed of the gameplay which is a bit like Empire Earth.

Game description:
Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game that spans all history. Start with a single city in the Ancient Age; gather resources; build an infrastructure; research technologies; construct Wonders of the World such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower; and expand your military might across the world, conquering hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks—all over your lunch hour!

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Install instructions Steam:
– in Portingkit click install when the game is selected. This installs the Windows Steam client.
– After install. Close the install wizard properly.
– Click play to launch Steam. Login with your Steam account.
– When you own the game already in Steam, click install in your game library. If not use the links here to get it.
– After download click play! Have fun!

Go to the Rise of Nations Extended edition for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Rise of Nations Extended edition for Mac

Rise of Nations Extended edition for Mac

Red Alert 3 and Red Alert 3 Uprising available again in PK. Origin ports replaced by Steam.

As many of you may know, The EA Origin client is suffering big time in Wine after they shutdown support for XP and the old client. This change causes malfunction of some cool games like the C&C Red Alert 2 and C&C Red Alert 3. I tried to solve the issue with the latest Wine engines with no avail. However, hope is not lost. I managed to have it working using an alternative source, named Steam :) They Still have these games in their database, and I bought the Red Alert 3 Steam serials for you guys, in order to have it working as alternative for Origin. When the EA Origin Client through time is working again, I will re-add the Origin sources again.

I will replace where possible (Need for Speed undercover, Need for speed Shift, Need for speed – Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise,  C&C 3), with Steam ones. To start with Red Alert 3 + Uprising! Yes, and now both games work! In origin, there was a bug only that Red Alert 3 Uprising was working, but in the Steam version both games work :) Have fun!

Buy Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 - Microsoft Store

Venetica for Mac

Another beautiful game has been added to Porting Kit: Venetica for Mac! This game runs great on my AMD Radeon iMac, and played quite a bit already. It has a gripping story and is full of action and adventure. The installation of the game may take about 15 minutes though, so don’t panic if you think installing is taking so long. Enjoy the game!

Game description:
Set in the fantastic world of long ago Venice, the young Scarlett falls victim to a terrible mystery, which begins with the murder of her companion by a secretive alliance of mighty necromancers. Thus fate takes its inevitable course and threatens to throw the world out of order. Scarlett finds out that she is the daughter of death incarnate and is blessed with his ultimate powers. She is the only one who can stop the gruesome powers that threaten to destroy the entire living world.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Venetica “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Venetica for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Venetica for Mac

Porting Kit 4.0 in progress and some more port fixes and “Yesterday” gets GOG.com version.

Porting Kit 4.0 in progress and some more port fixes and "Yesterday" gets GOG.com version.

Time is not standing still and a lot is going on in Porting Kit world. At first, past weeks I have done a lot of port updates and fixes. With some I only did only some text updates and for others fixes. I will name the list i’ve done. If you see a game you tried in the past and din’t work for you, please retest now :)

Fixed ports:

New GOG.com version added:

Porting Kit 4.0
Porting Kit 4.0 is coming soon! While Porting Kit 1/2/3 was made with old code and slow and is a bit buggy. Porting Kit 4.0 will be completely rewritten from the ground in Electron, which will make it platform compatible as well, which means PK can be released for Linux, or even Windows! But that’s not all, because it will be much faster, much more reliable, way more compatible for new changes like auto update of game ports when released, easily help to translate PK in every language, even more beautiful GUI, and much much more! Vitor is working hard on that project and has making good progress. We hope to inform you soon more about the process and new features. Keep a close eye on the blog!!

Symmetry for Mac

Symmetry for Mac! Yes, Symmetry is free for 48 hours! And while the GOG.com version has a Mac version for 32-bit Mac OS, I ported it to 64-bit compatible so also Catalina 10.15.x users can play this game. So take your change now it’s free! And if you love simulator games like Space Colony HD, then this one might be something for you. Enjoy!

Game description:
Symmetry is a survival management game set in a retro- futuristic, sci-fi universe. Your main goal is to manage the crash survivors and help them withstand the desolate, extremely cold environment in order to fix their spacecraft and escape. The non- obvious plot is accompanied by an atmospheric musical score and graphic design that sustains the harsh and mysterious ambience.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Symmetry “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Symmetry for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Symmetry for Mac

Impossible Creatures for Mac

On high demand! Impossible Creatures for Mac! The game is also tested in Catalina OS 10.15.x. tested the first level for the most part with no issues. Runs quite smooth on my 2019 Macbook pro :) The GOG.com version of Impossible Creatures for Mac works just fine when I tested it on Catalina, so that’s good news for Mac OS Catalina users. The game runs awesome and a real recommendation if you like strategy and a fun story. Enjoy!

Game description:
Set in a fantastic 1930s world, “Impossible Creatures” is a 3-D, real-time strategy game by Relic Entertainment the creators of Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes that pits the player against an evil villain in a desperate campaign across a chain of remote and diverse islands. Using Earth’s most formidable animals as building blocks, the player must create an army of genetically-altered mutant monsters in a titanic struggle to protect an unsuspecting world.

For Catalina users: Make sure SIP is disabled and that the Porting Kit app is located in your Apps/Application folder. If you want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now for the time being

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the Portingkit app or use Crossover.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Download the Impossible Creatures “offline backup setup” file into your (root) download folder.
4. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
5. Porting Kit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
6. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
7. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
8. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
9. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
10. Enjoy the game!

Go to the Impossible Creatures for Mac game page for more info up here…

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Mac OSX 10.8.x – 10.12.x issues with latest WS11 (Steam) Engines resolved.

Mac OSX 10.8.x - 10.12.x issues with latest WS11 (Steam) Engines resolved.

It seemed that all people who had Mac OS 10.8.x up to 10.13.x had trouble with the latest WS11WineCX19.0.1 engine which is used for all Steam games (is required to let Steam work) and some other games. So that meaned, that if you had an older Mac OS for example 10.11.5 and you wanted to play Skyrim or Age of Empires 3, then you would end up in a “dosdevice not found” or similar error message which ended up in a premature failure. Well ladies and gentlemen, that is fixed now :) Thanks Dean!

So call on everyone with old OSX version to re-test the installation where you had trouble with recently. It should now give no problems with installation anymore.