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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CodeWeavers releases CrossOver Games 8.1 for MAC and Linux

CODEWEAVERS RELEASES CROSSOVER GAMES 8.1 FOR MAC AND LINUX
Latest "Zombie Mallard" Release Features Support for Left4Dead 2; Free PC Giveaway

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (November 18, 2009) – Despite a crazed assault of zombie playtesters on their headquarters, CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the release of CrossOver Games 8.1 for both Mac and Linux, available immediately.

CrossOver Games allows Windows games to be played on Mac and Linux PCs without the need for a Windows operating system license.

The newest version, codenamed "Zombie Mallard", allows CrossOver customers to play the fervently anticipated sequel to the runaway hit Left4Dead, appropriately named Left4Dead 2. "Frankly, that's all we need to support to justify a new release," said Jeremy White, bloodless President and CEO of CodeWeavers. "We had the zombies practically beating down our doors to be able to run the sequel. We're particularly pleased that we were able to support Left4Dead 2 as soon as it was released. In this way, Linux and Mac users can also do their bit to stave off the effects of the apocalyptic zombie plague sweeping this nation."

As part of their efforts to arm the gaming populace with zombie killin' tools, CodeWeavers will also be giving away a fully loaded, custom built CodeWeavers gaming PC to some lucky winner.

"Jeremy Newman, our sys admin, is also our foremost first-person shooter in the office," said White. "He'll be custom building a brand-new, loaded CodeWeavers Linux Gaming PC, with a quad-core CPU, dual graphics cards, 27" monitor, and CrossOver Games installed. We'll be giving it away to someone this week. It'll be built and shipped to them in time to put under their (non-denominational) Christmas / Kwanza / Hanukah tree. It's part of our way of saying ‘Thank you' to our loyal customers. Oh, and zombies must die."

CrossOver Games is available for purchase directly from CodeWeavers and its authorized resellers. It is a download-only product. The cost for the product is $39.95, which includes 12 months of free product support and software updates.

About CodeWeavers

Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today focuses on the development of Wine, the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac OS X and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the UK and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.codeweavers.com.


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