Archive for January 2016

Important Porting Kit update!

Important update! For the people who updated there Portingkit today to version 1.8.136, should update there Portingkit back to version 1.8.138. The .136 version contained a bug which will make Wrapper creation fail. So for people experiencing this issue, please check your Porting Kit version and update to the latest one.

Some of the latest changes from Januari 2 until now with 1.8.138 are:

  • Fixed: Wrapper creation now should work again
  • Added: The icodecs winetrick now should be downloaded from PortingKit.com
  • Improved: Ports now are saved in your prefered App Folder by default (can be disabled throw Preferences)
  • Added: Screen Recording feature added to Tools tab
  • Fixed: Source icons should be loaded correctly on Retina Display computers
  • Added: "Kill All Wineskin Processes" button added
  • Improved: Engine changes can also be video card specific
  • Improved: Free games instructions is also a possibility
  • Improved: The action dialog (with install now, instructions and buy game buttons) now also has a Cancel button
  • Added: Winetricks filtered by Video Cards now are supported
  • Added: Source icons to the game description, with tooltip to identify the icon
  • Added: PK now should be able to handle errors during the wrapper creation
  • Added: Cancel button to the wrapper creation process
  • Fixed: If a wrapper wasn't created successfully, it shouldn't be added to the Local tab
  • Improved: Performance increase when using system features
  • Fixed: Replace buttons are going to work now
  • Fixed: If you reload the server list during a download, the progress bar will become determinable again
  • Added: Porting Kit now will offer instructions of how to install a game before starting
  • Changed: Added message under Contact Us tab to check FAQ and instructions before sending a mail
  • Changed: Contact Us tab now is more user friendly and doesn't use the Mail app anymore

Read all changes for the past period up here...

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Myst II – Riven (Sequel to Myst) added to Porting Kit!

As Promised! Myst II - Riven has been added to Porting Kit! Myst II is the second episode of the very popular Myst series. The game was already ported (wrapper download),  but now it is updated and added to Porting Kit.

Enter a deceptively beautiful world torn asunder by age-old conflicts... Where secrets lie hidden at every turn... And nothing is as it seems. A world of incomparable beauty, intrigue, and betrayal. Riven's story continues where Myst - and its companion novel, Myst: The Book of Atrus - left off. Your friend Atrus sends you to rescue his beloved wife Catherine, trapped on the slowly collapsing Age of Riven by Gehn. If you enjoyed Myst, you're bound to enjoy Riven

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Myst V – End of Ages added to Portingkit!

Myst V - End of Ages  has been added to Porting Kit! Myst V - End of Ages is the last episode of the very popular Myst series. The game was already ported (wrapper download),  but now it is updated and added to Porting Kit. Myst II - Riven will be added to Portingkit in a few days as well :)

Myst 5: End of Ages brings the marvelous story presented in the series to a very satisfying and definitive end. This is one of those games where you keep the whole end-credits rolling while you submerge yourself in thoughts of what you have just experienced and how incredible it was. It is even a little sad that this is it but every great story has to have an end and this is clearly the conclusion the series deserved.

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Evoland 2 released for Mac!

Evoland 2 has been released for Mac on GOG.com! Full of humor and references to classic games, Evoland 2 will bring a truly epic and extraordinary adventure, unlike anything you’ve ever played before!

Evoland 2 is the spiritual successor to the original Evoland with its graphics style changing as you travel through time, and it’s gameplay evolving as you move along the storyline. It is also a much bigger game and a classic RPG at heart, with a complex scenario based on time travel, dozens of characters with their own backgrounds and ambitions, and vastly different gameplay styles that are linked to the story and the player’s actions.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here...

3 more free GameTop puzzle games added to Porting Kit!

Gametop is awesome because of their free games! And today I added 3 more puzzle "match" games. Starting with Wild West Story, then we have Robin's Island Adventure and last but not least Dress-up Pups! All three games are very nice match-3 adventure games with a great story and mini games.

Those games are a nice add-on on the quick growing free-full-game list in the Porting Kit App. Enjoy those free games in Porting Kit! Below a trailer of one of the three games.

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Dreamfall – The Longest Journey added to Porting Kit!

Great news! Dreamfall - The Longest Journey has been added to Portingkit too now. This adventure game is still quite popular and a nice addition for the ported Mac games catalog. Game works even on my low-end Macbook air with Intel HD 5000 :) Have fun!

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Sengoku for Mac!

On request! Because the native Mac version of Sengoku is not supported anymore after OSX 10.9, I made the game OSX 10.10 compatible and added it to Porting Kit. I tested the game on my Intel HD 5000 Macbook air a bit and seems to run quite well with the GOG.com version.

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.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 for Mac!

Great news! Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 (CD version) has been added to the Porting Kit! Porting Kit will automatically recognize the setup file from the CD or mounted .ISO image and install the game. Works great :D. So get the game out of the closet and install it in Porting Kit to play it on your Mac! Enjoy!

Ollie, manual and grind like a pro in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Featuring 3D free-roaming skating action, this game lets you ride with the skills of Tony Hawk or a dozen other top pros through real-world skate parks and locations. Each environment is filled with rails, ramps and interactive objects that allow you to skate, kick and slide on just about everything in the course. Made in USA.

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GOG.com version Anno 1404 + Venice Expansion added to Portingkit!

Great news! As you know Anno 1404: Gold Edition has been released on GOG.com and as promised this version of the game is added to Portingkit too now. A new tthing however, is that the Venice Expansion works as well for the GOG.com version. I added an extra exe shortcut of the expansion into Porting Kit, when you install the game. So get the game now it's still 30% off on GOG.com!

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Another thing, which is a bit less nice, is that there is made a mistake in the caching (which is fixed now). This means if you don't see Anno 1404 colored orange (that means new/updated), the cache won't be updated until coming Thursday (then the cache will refresh). To quick forward that fix: Exit Portingkit --> search for "~/Library/Caches" and delete the folder "edu.ufrj.vitormm.Porting-Kit" --> open Porting Kit again and the problem is solved! You will see all newest changes again. So for the users which don't do that action, the problem will be solved automatically coming Thursday.

Trials Legends for Mac!

Another nice free game added to the Porting Kit! You liked Trials 2 SE which is added to the Portingkit already? Then this free Trials Legends will be a nice add-on to that game as well! Revisit the history of Trials in Trials Legends, a new, free PC game that recaptures the classic gameplay of the original web and PC-based Trials experience from 2000 to 2005.

Trials Legends reprises 33 classic tracks from the early days of years 2000–2005 of Trials, and includes six bike models, 15 ranks to achieve, local scoreboards, a track creator, and a short history of RedLynx Trials games. The tracks are based on courses from Trials Basic, Trials Pro, Trials Construction Yard, and Trials Mountain Heights – games originally released between 2000 and 2005 as free-to-play online Java games and small PC games.

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