How to run KotC in macOS (Updated for Catalina)

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How to run KotC in macOS (Updated for Catalina)

Postby aratuk » Wed May 17, 2017 4:18 am

Hello! I just thought I'd share the settings I used to get KotC running inside a Wineskin on my Mac, so you don't have to use a virtual machine or reboot into Windows. (The source code for Wineskin is kept in a Github repository, if you'd like to compile it yourself.)

Running macOS Catalina 10.15.6, I used wrapper version 2.9.0.6, and Wine engine WS11WineCX19.0.1 to create a blank wineskin. You don't need the Gecko or Mono packages that Wineskin Winery will prompt you to install when creating a new wineskin. They will just take up extra space!
On running the Wineskin, you'll choose "Install Software" and point it to the KotC installer. (To see this menu again, you'll need to open the wineskin wrapper by right clicking it, and choosing "show package contents." It's the app inside the wrapper simply called "Wineskin.")
Once installed, all you have to do to get KotC running is to execute a "winetrick" (under Advanced > Tools) called d3dx9 to install the necessary DirectX dlls that KotC needs.

You can also use a tool called BeCyIconGrabber to extract the KotC icon from the Windows executable as a PNG that you can use as an icon for your wineskin.

Hopefully it will work as well for you as it does for me!
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Re: How to run KotC in macOS

Postby BlueSalamander » Sun May 28, 2017 1:46 pm

Pretty cool! Thank you for the helpful information aratuk! 8-)
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Re: How to run KotC in macOS

Postby aratuk » Mon May 29, 2017 6:38 am

BlueSalamander wrote:Pretty cool! Thank you for the helpful information aratuk! 8-)


Sure! You might consider offering the game inside a preconfigured Wineskin so you can tap the (doubtlessly huge) Mac game market. It's free to commercialize.
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Re: How to run KotC in macOS

Postby GoodVibez » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:49 am

YEES! Thank you very much!!!
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Re: How to run KotC in macOS (Updated for Catalina)

Postby ChavaiotH » Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:44 am

there is an easier way.

download and install porting kit https://portingkit.com/download.
If you own the GOG version like me, just download the offline installer and install it with porting kit.
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Re: How to run KotC in macOS (Updated for Catalina)

Postby ChavaiotH » Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:24 am

The easiest way is to install it with porting kit
https://portingkit.com/download

I'm using the gog version of the game and gog galaxy for mac
even achievements works

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Re: How to run KotC in macOS (Updated for Catalina)

Postby BlueSalamander » Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:28 pm

Thank you for the tips ChavaiotH! My apologies for the delay in approving your posts.

Best regards 8-)
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Re: How to run KotC in macOS (Updated for Catalina)

Postby ChavaiotH » Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:32 pm

BlueSalamander wrote:Thank you for the tips ChavaiotH! My apologies for the delay in approving your posts.

Best regards 8-)



Thx, for the great game.
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