Worms Armageddon GOG.com Source added to Porting Kit and Crossover!

Here a quick heads up! I added the GOG.com version of  Worms Armageddon as well. I couldn’t fix the fullscreen bug yet, but the game works great in virtual desktop mode (1024×768 resolution). A most have game for the Worms fans :)

– Added GOG.com source
– Added in Crossover (Cross-tie)

If you don’t own the GOG.com version yet, get it here…


GOG.com weekend promo up to 80% off!

GOG.com has this weekend another Weekend Promo with up to 80% off! This time not many games (11 games) from which 1 also for Mac: Simpleplanes! So if you like flight sims, this might be an interesting one for you!

From the ones left I created some game ports to Porting Kit and when you own Crossover, a crosstie for: Capitalism Plus (79% discount) if you like business simulators, and if you like strategy more, then Seven Kingdoms and Warlord Battlecry 3 (80% off) is a good choice. RPG fans are not left behind as well, because Eador: Genesis (75% off) and the Mount and Blade clone Blood & Gold – Caribbean (60% discount) are also on sale!

The promo will last until December 20, 4:59 AM UTC.

Check out all sales on this promo page…


City-builder + Tomb Raider games 66% off week sale!

Here a quick heads up for a few popular game “week” sales on GOG.com! We begin with the most important ones….the City Builder games: Zeus + Poseidon the more Mythical one, then Pharaoh + Cleopatra or Children of the Nile which brings you to Egypt. Last but not least we have Caesar 3 and Caesar IV, all 66% discount and for all I have a port or cross-ties in Porting Kit or Crossover!

For the rest we have the Tom Raider games: Tomb Raider Revelation + Chronicles, Tomb Raider 6 and last but least Apotheon which is also available for Mac! So for the City-builder fans among us this might be a nice treat!

Check out the promo list up here…


Origin fix implanted in Porting Kit with latest update!

For the people who didn’t know it yet, the latest Porting Kit update 2.4.40 has a fix for the Origin launch/install issue which appeared a few weeks ago with the latest update of Origin. This issue has been fixed 3 October with the latest update.

Other fixes in the Porting Kit update are:
– Fixed: Wineskin App won’t mistake ports Mac Driver with X11
– Fixed: You have the option to skip a DRM installation if it can’t be installed
– Fixed: Origin ports now should only use the Windows 7 operational system with the Origin.exe executable
– Added: The user can check the CrossOver alternative for ports
– Fixed: Only the right click menus show the action button
– Fixed: Won’t receive an error in the end of expansion pack installations anymore

So make you have the latest update of Porting Kit and Reinstall the origin port in this case. This fix is especially important t play great old classics as Red Alert 2, C&C 3 Tiberian Wars, Red Alert 3, Generals and C&C Renegade which are part of the C&C Ultimate Collection which is very cheap on Instant Gaming.

You can update the Porting Kit manually using the Porting Kit top bar menu –> “Check for updates”.

Porting Kit update banner by Stuart Ludwig
Porting Kit update banner by Stuart Ludwig

Stardew Valley released for Mac!

Good news everyone! Stardew Valley, the irresistible indie sensation, is now ripe and ready to be picked up by Mac and Linux users as well. Off to the countryside, everyone, the rural life awaits!

Armed with only some basic tools and a handful of coins you begin ploughing the land, mining resources, raising animals, or even deforesting your corner of Stardew Valley. As your farming endeavors begin to pay off, your business and household will expand, and soon you will find yourself wondering whether you should rally the local community against the aggressive Joja Corporation or embrace their capitalistic ways. But before you go all revolutionary, you might want to first fix the front fence and put up that scarecrow in the pumpkin fields. You did promise your wife to get it done before dinner.

Get the Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Porting Kit 2.2.76 release

Porting Kit 2.2.76 was released yesterday. Despite not being a stable release, that version received many changes (and I also haven’t posted about the last three stable releases, so I need to inform about the last updates since then :P). Here are the top PK changes since Porting Kit 2.1.16:

  • OS X 10.8 now is supported by the regular version (no need to use the Legacy version)
  • EXE files QuickLook, so you can see the icon of your EXE files in Finder
  • The Windows Partition of Hybrid Discs (PC / Mac discs) now can be mounted throw PK
  • Now you can create Custom Ports, which are empty Wineskin wrappers with PK special adjustments
  • EXE files now can be launched with a double click (you can choose with which port they will run)
  • The new library now supports drag and drop (you can simply drop an APP file on it and the app will be added to the library)
  • Boxer wrappers now can be added to the Porting Kit local library
  • Now he C: drive of a port can be opened directly with a right click
  • PK Video Card Memory fix now is applied in all computers, and not only in Intel Iris ones
  • Screen tab in Properties window, so the user can enable the High Quality mode (for Retina displays) or force fullscreen / windowed modes
  • PK main tab system replaced with a toolbar to match with Apple apps style
  • A Play/Install button now appears when you hover an app in the library
  • The library icons can be resized with the two fingers magnifying gesture
  • ‘Add Frame’ right click option (from Porting Center) added to the drop icon area in the Properties window
  • New button ‘Install Mod/Patch’ to… well, I think you can guess :P

Other minor changes were also done. Most of these changes are already available in the latest Porting Kit Legacy version too.

For the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here…

Get the free Portingkit if you don’t own it yet up here…

Porting Kit update banner by Stuart Ludwig

Ubisoft turned 30! Get 7 free Uplay games coming months!

Yes you hear it well! 7 free games coming months, and at the moment it is Prince of Persia Sands of Time! Get your free copy up here… Then you can try to add the game in one of the existing Uplay Wrappers like the ones of Valiant Hearts, or Anno 2070 or Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

Remember to check the page every month for new games!

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Porting Kit 2.1.16 stable release

Porting Kit 2.1.16 was released yesterday, and now it’s a stable release! This is the first stable version of Porting Kit 2, and it introduce dozens of bug fixes, multiple improvements and new features! Here are the  most important changes:

  • New Library Style (and new games page with it)
  • Errors handling was improved (less chances of crashing)
  • Downloads of any kind has less chances of failing or causing crashes
  • PK was improved to support new translations easily in the future
  • Added two new languages:
    • Dutch (thanks to PaulTheTall)
    • German (thanks to Sascha Lamprecht (Sascha_77)
  • Local games have their source identified throw the backup file
  • The GOG Galaxy option (which had bugs) was removed
  • Properties window can edit any application now
  • FnToggle option added to the Properties window
  • Steam Store should work in all Steam ports
  • Silent installations won’t have a cmd window opened all the time anymore
  • Custom WSIs now have description and trailer too
  • Added slider to change the icons size in the new library
  • Intel HD video cards now have their memories set manually in the ports (like with Intel Iris)

And these are only the most important ones! If you want to check all the changes in PK since the last stable release, check it here. And for the Porting Kit Legacy users: that update will be coming to you too very soon!

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Amazing, isn’t it? And more updates will come in the future ;)

And to all the users that provided your Crash Log reports: you’re the real MVP. Thanks to each one of you PK could receive that stable release, because each report was analyzed carefully in order to make PK much more stable.

For the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here…

Get the free Portingkit if you don’t own it yet up here…

Porting Kit update banner by Stuart Ludwig

Uplay client fixed!

Great news! Since the latest update about a month back, there were major issues loging in into Uplay (connection failure). This problem has been adressed now and all the Uplay game ports have been updated now with the fix!

So if you couldn’t play: Assassin Creed Revelation (awesome performance now!), Silent Hunter V or Anno 2070 for example, then you can now play those games again :) Enjoy!

For the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here…

Get the free Portingkit if you don’t own it yet up here…


Porting Kit 2.0 released!

Porting Kit 2.0 is finally released! MANY improvements were made for that special version, so we gonna talk just about the most important ones. Firstly, our amazing new Library! With the collection style you can now browse local and server games like they were in a shelf, with the good and old Dock feeling. That also leads to the fact that games which are simultaneously new and free will be able to be identified.

New PK Library

In case you prefer the old Library style or your internet/computer is too slow to use the new collection, we understand. You can go back to the Classic Library style throw the app preferences at Porting Kit -> Preferences.

As you probably could already imagine game pages are also different in the new PK style, and here it is:

PK new game description

The new game page view gives you easy access to all the features available to a local or server port, like watching install instructions, editing the game properties, etc. Furthermore, now the source icons are buttons, which leads you to the game page where you can buy the game before pressing Download (that also applies to the Classic Library sources icons)!

Many other surprises awaits you in the new Porting Kit 2.0, like the Dutch translation, bug fixes, and the combination of the progress window with the main window! What are you waiting for? Update the Porting Kit and get the full experience of the new Library! (It will be set as stable 3 days after the release)

Porting Kit in Dutch

Oh, and I almost forgot. If you are a Porting Kit Legacy user… you will get Porting Kit Legacy 2.0!!! Porting Kit Legacy will also be updated with ALL the new features of Porting Kit 2.0! That’s exactly what you heard. EVERYTHING added to Porting Kit 2.0 is also in Porting Kit Legacy 2.0! You will just need to download it manually since Sparkle latest releases doesn’t work with OS X 10.6, so we had to remove it from Legacy.

For the basic instructions for the Portingkit installation go here…

Get the free Portingkit if you don’t own it yet up here…