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Fallout 4 gameplay video on an Apple Silicon Mac Mini

As promised, I would make an gameplay video about Fallout 4 on an Apple Silicon Mac Mini. So here it is :) When interested playing the game in Porting Kit,  search the game in the Porting Kit app and install the Steam port, or check out the game page here…

The video contains some instructions about the settings of the game including some gameplay until you are in the Vault 111.

Enjoy the video!

Tomb Raider Underworld for Mac

And the 3rd new Tomb Raider game in Porting Kit: Tomb Raider – Underworld for Mac! It has now been added to Porting Kit and the game can now be played on your Mac. I tested it on my Intel based Macbook Pro 2019, and it works very nice! I haven’t checked it yet on Apple Silicon Mac’s but I will the coming days, and if it works crate a video for it.

If you love the Tomb Raider titles, then search the game titles list in Porting Kit to install them on your Mac, because we have them almost all I think :) they are on sale as a bundle at the moment as well with 89% off (7 days left)!!!  Enjoy!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the  Tomb Raider – Underworld “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:
Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.

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.

Tomb Raider Anniversary for Mac

We talked about Tomb Raider in our previous blog post, where I announced multiple Tomb Raider titles into Porting Kit, so here we the post for Tomb Raider – Anniversary for Mac! It has now been added to Porting Kit and the game can now be played on your Mac. I tested it on my Intel based Macbook Pro 2019, and it works very nice! If you love the Tomb Raider titles, then search the game titles list in Porting Kit to install them on your Mac, because we have them almost all I think :) they are on sale as a bundle at the moment as well with 89% off (8 days left)!!!  Enjoy!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Tomb Raider – Anniversary “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:
Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft’s original genre-defining adventure, globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara’s adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and offers gamers a completely new gameplay experience. Re-imagined, Anniversary delivers a dynamic fluidly and fast Lara Croft, massive environments of stunning visuals, intense combat and game pacing, and an enhanced and clarified original story.

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.

Tomb Raider Legend (GOG version) added to Porting Kit

Great news! The Tomb Raider series is getting complete at GOG.com! This means that Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider GOTY, Tomb Raider Anniversary and Tomb Raider Underworld has been added to the existing games in the GOG.com catalog. That’s great news, because now I am adding all these GOG ports to Porting Kit as well. And today this blog is about the Tomb Raider Legend game! Yep, the GOG.com source has been added :) Tested it, and it works sweet :D.

The Tomb Raider Underworld game is at the moment $0,99!!!!, so get it fast! and install and play this great game in Porting Kit on your Mac!

You can find the port in the Porting Kit app or go to the portingkit.com game page up here…

Fallout 4 for Mac

With great joy I announce Fallout 4 for Mac in the Porting Kit! The game seems to work fine on the Apple M1 Apple Silicon Chip Macs as well! I tested the game on my high-end Intel Macbook Pro 2019 and works quite decently! I will post a video of the gameplay today as well in this article. I Played Fallout 4  for about 30 minutes without real issues. You do need to adjust a small setting in the fallout4.ini to fix the mouse input which is also described in the port description how to easily do that.

Fallout 4 also work for  M1 Apple Silicon!!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the work Fallout 4 “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:
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.

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.

Hearts of Iron 3 for Mac

On request! Hearts of Iron 3 has been added to Porting Kit! This game also works on Catalina OS 10.15 and Big Sur+! It has now been added to Porting Kit and the game can now be played back on your Mac. If you love the Hearts of Iron Series, then we are glad to inform that Hearts of Iron and Hearts of Iron 2 are also available in Porting Kit. Hearts of Iron 3  still need to test the game on my Apple Silicon. But for now the GOG.com version of the game works great on my Macbook pro 2019 with Big Sur! Have fun!

***Not tested yet on M1 Apple Silicon****

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Hearts of Iron 3 “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:
Hearts of Iron 3 lets you play the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory between 1936 and 1948 and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry in the most detailed World War 2 game ever made.

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.

Porting Kit Forum is back in Business!

Great news! For everyone who missed the forum, then we have good news, its back :) It was gone for a while because of massive spam attacks of bots, messing up the whole forum, which was impossible to keep clean at some point. Now we enhanced the forum again with better protection, so we are making a new start and imported loads of old topics back in the new forum. With this new forum, new features are back possible, like ranking and also premium membership in the near future, to support our cause and to have some extra benefits and bonuses.

You can find the forum on the Forum page of the Porting Kit website, or on the community tab in Porting Kit itself.

 

Crossover 21 released!

Yes, great news! Crossover 21 has been released! Crossover is an application similar as Porting Kit but then commercial (Paid application) and has a big team of developers and offer paid support for their product. Crossover is a product of Codeweavers which contributes a lot to the Wine project. In short, a great product and ran by very cool guys! :) Crossover is priced 59,- and comes with 12 months of support of updates and phone support. With Promocode “Portingover” you will get 30% off! So take advantage of that code :)

Crossover 21 makes now use of  Wine 6.0 and has loads of improvements and fixes for games and better support for M1 Apple Silicon. It also includes fixes for Ubisoft games like Anno 2070, Rayman Origin/Legends, Assassin Creed series and more! When we created a CX21 Engine for Porting Kit these ports will be fixed and new ones will be added as well!

Check out the full change log below.

21.0.0 CrossOver – August 3, 2021

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 21 includes Wine 6.0, with 8,300 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Update to DXVK v 1.7.
    • CrossOver now ships Wine Mono.
  • macOS:
    • Added support for Dark Mode.
    • Vulkan WineD3D backend now on by default for D3D10/11 games.
    • Skyrim SE now runs on m1 with WineD3D.

We are using the opensource code of Crossover to make Wineskin engines to use in Porting Kit. We are working hard to get a working patched engine to Porting Kit to make use of the the new engine as well to use for new specific games and upgrade old ones for fixes and improvements. When we have it finished this will be announced again on the blog. Meanwhile if you want to play with Crossover already, then you can get Crossover 21 from their website.

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.

Batman – Arkham City for Mac

3rd Batman title in a row has been added to Porting Kit: Batman – Arkham City for Mac! This game also works on Catalina OS 10.15 and Big Sur+! It has now been added to Porting Kit and the game can now be played back on your Mac. I still need to test the game on my Apple Silicon. But for now the GOG.com version of the game works great on my Macbook pro 2019 with Big Sur! Have fun!

***Not tested yet on M1 Apple Silicon****

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Batman – Arkham City “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:
Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.

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.

Batman – Arkham Origins for Mac

Another greta Batman title has been added to Porting Kit: Batman – Arkham Origins for Mac! This game also works on Catalina OS 10.15 and Big Sur+! It has now been added to Porting Kit and the game can now be played back on your Mac. I still need to test the game on my Apple Silicon. But for now the GOG.com version of the game works great on my Macbook pro 2019 with Big Sur! Have fun!

***Not tested yet on M1 Apple Silicon****

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Batman – Arkham Origins “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:
Batman™: Arkham Origins is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight.

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.