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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Announcing CrossOver 13.0.0

Hello all,

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 13.0.0 for both Mac OS X and Linux.

The focus of CrossOver 13.0.0 is better performance for games. CrossOver 13.0.0 includes our new Performance Enhanced Graphics. With Performance Enhanced Graphics, CrossOver creates a dedicated thread for graphics commands, making better use of the CPU and GPU.  During in-house testing we have seen some frame rates double what they were with earlier versions of CrossOver.

CrossOver 13.0.0 also includes numerous other enhancements for your favorite Windows applications.  This release includes a new version of Wine - the open source Windows API layer that makes your Windows applications run.  On the Mac, CrossOver 13.0.0 includes several fixes to our Mac Driver.  On Linux, we are now shipping multiarch packages on Debian-based distributions, which should make for smoother installation of CrossOver.

A changelog for CrossOver 13.0.0 is shown below.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to Crossover 13 the next time they launch Crossover. Linux users can download the latest version from http://www.codeweavers.com/.

If Crossover asks for registration use your codeweavers.com email address & password to register and unlock Crossover. Email info@codeweavers.com if you need more help.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope you enjoy CrossOver 13.0.0!  

Changelog:
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CrossOver 13.0.0 - 11/12/2013

* Games Support:

 o CrossOver 13 has our new Performance Enhanced Graphics. Games will run faster, with higher frame rates! This is a major overhaul of the 3D graphics processing in CrossOver, and gives significant improvements in many, many popular games.
 o The launcher for Borderlands 2 is working.
 o Both the Gem Store and mouse work with Guild Wars 2.
 o The mouse pointer in Terraria is now accurate when the window is resized or zoomed.
 o Rendering bugs with RIFT on NVIDIA hardware are fixed.
 o Multi-core rendering can now be enabled in Source games.
 o Mirror's Edge now runs under CrossOver.

* Mac OS X:

 o Input Managers will no longer cause Windows applications running under CrossOver to crash.
 o When you Command-Tab out of a full-screen program and then back, CrossOver will restore that program's display resolution setting.
 o CrossOver uses accelerated OpenGL in all cases.
 o Added support for Mac-style full-screen windows.
 o Enhanced the system tray icon support to handle right-clicks and middle-clicks.
 o Fix a bug which could cause CrossOver to display two mouse cursors in some applications.
 o Lots of window management fixes.
 o Fixed scrolling going diagonal when it shouldn't.
 o Fixed certain programs (e.g. Quicken 2013) failing to launch when using certain keyboard layouts (e.g. US International PC).
 o Fixed a bug where the select-bottle section of the Software Installer window would say Please Wait forever.
 o Improved icon extraction from Windows executables.
 
* Linux:

 o Architecture specifications have been removed from our package installer filenames. That is, our package installers filenames no longer include the 'i386' specifier. This is purely a cosmetic change in the filenames we ship - some customers were confused, believing they needed a different installer for 64-bit machines, which is not true after the switch to multiarch.
 o Files saved with Microsoft Office are no longer marked as 'executable,' meaning they can be opened by clicking on them in Nautilus or other file browsers.

* Application Support:

 o Project 2010 will run faster.
 o Macros function much better in Microsoft Excel.
 o Access 2000 user interaction is smoother on OS X.
 o The system tray for QQ is functional now on OS X.
 o Kayak Foundry will load files again.
 o Fixed a crash in the Chinese version of Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition.

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