Rayman Raving Rabbids for Mac!

To make the Rayman collection more complete I ported Rayman Raving Rabbids! That’s right, works great and lots of fun is awaiting you! The game works even on my low-end intel HD5000 Macbook air! Enjoy this one! The GOG.com version is tested and works for me! The new game page on Portingkit you can find here…

Hordes of crazed out-of control bunnies have invaded, enslaving Rayman and forcing him to participate in ‘gladiator’ style trials. Help Rayman win his freedom back by entertaining and outwitting these fury foes. Use the most hilarious fighting moves imaginable. Run races on animals, fight in the arena, mesmerize the bunnies with your dance moves, throw cows, milk pigs or engage in plunger shooting madness! The possibilities for fun are endless.

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Hydorah and Maldita Castilla added to Porting Kit!

Great news! Two free games of locomalito.com games are added to Porting Kit and work just perfect :) I talk about Hydrorah and Maldita Castilla. Both games are good old classic games. One a horizontal space plane shooter and the other an oldschool platform arcade game. Really worth to check out. Have fun! The new game pages on Porting Kit can be found here… and here…

Hydorah: An evil force launched an invasion over the Omios star. Equip your ship, select a route and fight planet by planet against hordes of meroptians. Biomechanical enemies, space creatures, dangerous landscapes and climatic threats are waiting for you.

Maldita Castilla: The lament of a young witch has been turned into a key for demons into this world. Take on the King’s mission and guide Don Ramiro through the cursed lands of Tolomera in order to expel the evil that entered the Kingdom of Castile!

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Army Men – Air Attack for Mac!

Armin Rosu was so kind to sent some WSI files for the CD games of Army Men. I ran into the CD game Army Men Air Attack last Saturday, so I could test and Port the game using his sent in WSI file, and it works great! It works even without the CD after a full install of the game. So get the Army Men game out of the closet and enjoy the nostalgia again on your Mac! Have fun! The new Porting Kit page for the game can be found here…

In Army Men: Air Attack, the evil Tan army is making a move into Green territory. Take command of Blade and his ragtag crew of chopper pilots as they fly one of four choppers Huey, Chinook, Super Stallion, or Apache through 16 missions of plastic carnage. Help them maneuver through perilous settings like the “Backyard” and the “Picnic.” When you get tired of seeing your buddies melted on the barbecue, call a friend to help you in the Cooperative Play mode. If sharing is not your thing, knock your friend’s chopper out of the sky in a head-to-head match up. Either way, with Army Men: Air Attack, it is real combat with plastic men.

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Three Porting Kit game fixes!

Maybe you have noticed that sometimes a specific game name gets colored orange again. In that case this game has been re-uploaded with a specific change. Sometimes it may only bee something with the description, but sometimes it may also be an update of the game wrapper. It may be because of game fixes or performance improvements, but also if the the installer of GOG.com changed the path to the start exe file. That last one was the case of Heroes of Might & Magic 2. This has been fixed now.

Second, Live for speed! That game got an update to version S3_6M, which needed the download updated, but even then the game wouldn’t run anymore because of graphical corruption and error messages. Well that is fixed now with this latest update.

Last but not least an update for Grand Theft Auto 2, which had a bug crashing after a very short while of play. That is fixed now with the latest update of the game in Porting Kit.

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Porting Kit Legacy update

Hello, here is VitorMM! Yesterday I released the latest Porting Kit Legacy update, which contains all the improvements added in the latest regular Porting Kit update. The main focus of that post is clarify the differences between the regular Porting Kit and Porting Kit Legacy, in case you wanna know.

Before starting, let’s focus in the main difference: Porting Kit Legacy is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6+, while the regular Porting Kit is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9+ (possibly compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 too; need 10.8 Mac to confirm). Many new resources appeared between these two versions, which gives the regular Porting Kit more features than the Legacy version.

The following things were changed in order to make Porting Kit Legacy work with Mac OS X 10.6:

  • If you are using Mac OS X inferior to 10.7.5, Legacy should use WineskinX11 always (Mac Driver only works from Mac OS X 10.7.5 and beyond; some Mac Driver ports won’t work with WineskinX11)
  • Regular PK notifications are replaced with alerts in Legacy

Also, the following features were removed from Porting Kit Legacy to make it work with Mac OS X 10.6:

  • Legacy has no update system (latest versions of Sparkle are incompatible with Mac OS X 10.6)
  • Legacy has no Auto layout (which basically means you can’t resize the program windows)
  • Legacy has no Rate button (to avoid “unfair” votes; that’s related with the Mac Driver problem and will be changed in the next release to only avoid votes from Mac OS X inferior to 10.7.5)
  • Legacy has no FPS Counter (that feature doesn’t work with Mac OS X 10.6, as far as I know)
  • Legacy has no Screen Recorder (same as above; there was no AVFoundation at the time)
  • Legacy only has the English language (only OS X 10.8 and superior support internationalization)

And these are the differences between the regular and legacy versions. If you want to download the regular version, click here. If you want to download the legacy version, click here.

Porting Kit Update – 1.9.52

Hello everyone! Here is VitorMM, and I’m here to announce that a Porting Kit Update was released today as stable! Since Porting Kit 1.9.18, the Crash Log feature started to work, and people could send us the logs of their crashes, which allowed me to update the Porting Kit and fix some of its still unknown problems.

I would like to thanks to ALL the people that sent their Crash Logs, and ask everyone to keep sending if you have any crash! Thanks to you, I’ve been able to do 8 Bug Fixes and 1 Improvement to the Porting Kit, among with many other changes made by me since the last Paul post, which includes (summed up):

  • Fixed: Signature problem solved
  • Fixed: If the download of a WSI corrupts, PK won’t crash trying to launch it
  • Fixed: File extractions won’t crash the app if the file location couldn’t be detected
  • Fixed: Sparkle updated
  • Fixed: Crashes won’t happen if something goes wrong during the NEWS tab loading
  • Fixed: Translations should be loaded correctly now
  • Fixed: Avoiding crash if port gets unselected in local tab during remotion
  • Fixed: If the user cancels the selection of a local custom engine, PK won’t crash
  • Fixed: Added a try/catch statement to the add application panel, in order to avoid an unknown crash
  • Fixed: If there was an error obtaining the full size of a file during a download, PK will handle it
  • Improved: Brazilian Portuguese translation updated
  • Fixed: If the user starts to type something in the search bar, the actual item is unselected
  • Improved: Now the library description will only appear in the first moment; switching between Local and Server tabs or using the search won’t show it again
  • Improved: The user now can’t install two wrappers at the same time (it use to corrupt both wrapers)
  • Improved: Switching between Local and Server tab won’t close a description
  • Improved: Installed games with a recent internal description will show their game IDs
  • Fixed: Added an exception catcher to avoid crashes when loading an app description (reported by two users)
  • Fixed: Buy and Visit Site buttons should now appear again
  • Fixed: Detection of Crash Logs should be working now
  • Fixed: The download of the Master Wrapper won’t be silent anymore
  • Improved: The Master Wrapper download/extraction algorithm was improved
  • Improved: When clicking on a game in the server list, its ratings will appear instantly
  • Fixed: Corrupted master wrappers should be removed correctly
  • Improved: FAQ now answer things related to the latest changes
  • Improved: Four verifications were added during the wrapper creation process in order to detect problems
  • Improved: If the user has no permissions over the /tmp folder, PK will keep working in the wrapper location
  • Fixed: New master wrappers won’t be extracted with 7za, but with tar again
  • Note: The above fix solves the Wine Prefix problem affecting new users
  • Fixed: Game description, trailer and ID are saved after the port creation
  • Improved: Add-Ons will look for ports with their dependency game ID only
  • Improved: Cancelling the Add-On port search will enable you to select any Wineskin port instead
  • Improved: If the Wine Prefix Creation fails, the wrapper creation will be cancelled
  • Improved: If the Main EXE can’t be found after the port creation, PK will inform that it failed
  • Changed: The NEWS tab now loads the Porting Kit News page instead of PaulTheTall.com home page
  • Changed: Some information was added and a typo was fixed in the FAQ
  • Added: Support to Add-On ports
  • Improved: When installing an add-on, Steam, Origin and Uplay won’t be installed twice
  • Improved: Both Wineskin binaries (from Frameworks and from Wineskin.app MacOS) now have its permissions adjusted, just in case
  • Fixed: Wrappers won’t be removed by the kill wineskin processes function
  • Improved: The installation won’t fail if the Wineskin binary is with the wrong permission; it’s going to be adjusted

More stable then ever, I would say :D One more thing: we noticed that some people still use very old Porting Kit versions. We always try to give you improvements, new features and bug fixes in new releases, so I recommend you to keep PK updated if you want to enjoy the maximum experience :)

  • Add-Ons (Expansion Packs for example) are only supported from Porting Kit 1.9.0 and beyond;
  • Origin games are only supported from Porting Kit 1.8.61 and beyond;
  • Uplay games are only supported from Porting Kit 1.8.66 and beyond.

If you know someone which still uses old Porting Kit version, remind them to keep updated ;) The recommended version is the last stable version three days after the release.

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The Guild 2 – Renaissance and Pirates of European Seas added to Porting Kit!

The Guild 2 was already added to Porting Kit and there was a request to add Renaissance as well. Well I did more then that, because I added the Guild 2 – Pirates of the European Seas also :D Have fun!

For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era…

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Re-volt added again to Porting Kit!

Now Re-volt is not on GOG.com anymore and the game is now freely available on revoltrace.net, I re-added the game as a free game! So now everyone can enjoy this marvelous game! Enjoy!

The racing competitions we play are mostly stock tracks (such as Toys In The Hood, Ghost Town, Titanic, Toy World and Botanic Garden) and monthly changing custom tracks (new ones and classics such as PetroVolt, Venice, Rooftops, Helios, Re-Ville, RVTemple etc), normally using the Toyeca car (considered the best Re-Volt stock car based on handling and speed, although some prefer other cars like Adeon, Humma or Cougar).

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The Summoner for Mac!

Another wishlist item of the community fulfilled! The Summoner, is a good old RPG/Action game which works awesome (not Directx) even on low-end Macs as on my Macbook air with Intel HD5000 gfx card. You also have to select glide in the video settings and deselect the Directx option. Have fun! The new Porting Kit page for the game can be found here…

Born with the mark of the Summoner, Joseph possesses a power greater than emperors and gods. As a child, he summoned evil to save his village, and watched in horror as those he loved were destroyed. Nine years later, the armies of Orenia invade, and Joseph must confront the prophecy he was born to fulfill.

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Myst URU – Complete Chronicles for Mac!

On request we added Myst URU – Complete Chronicles to the Porting Kit! I tested the game and works perfectly now (native Windows) in my tests on my Intel Iris iMac. The GOG.com version of the game is required and tested. Enjoy another Myst title in the Porting Kit! Porting Kit page for the game can be found here…

Journey through surreal worlds beyond your imagination and discover the mysteries of the lost D’ni civilization. They were responsible for creation of Linking Books – “gates” to another dimensions called “Ages”. Follow Yeesha, the eccentric daughter of Atrus, to discover the lost secrets, solve puzzles and explore vast worlds. Uncover a brilliant prophecy whose fulfilment is secretly threatened.

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