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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wine 1.7.48 for Mac OSX and Linux has been Released

The Wine development release 1.7.48 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Fleshed out OpenMP implementation.
  • I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime.
  • Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite.
  • More support for OpenGL core contexts.
  • Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Bugs fixed in 1.7.48 (total 39):

  11059  Sid Meier's Railroads Demo crashes on startup
  16519  EssentialPIM: Bold text not rendering correctly
  17506  Achtung die Kurve: Game doesn't start
  18191  Notepad corrupts files saved as utf-8 without a byte order mark (BOM)
  19289  Gtk+/Pango based applications have ugly font rendering or crash on startup
  19666  Multiple applications start wrong executable if whitespace present in name ('ShellExecute' doesn't quote executable name)(FoxitReader 3.0, GTA2 Manager)
  22399  Quake III Arena installer: Text area is scrolled at the bottom, and all text is selected
  26439  Chernobyl terrorist attack demo crashes on start
  27238  Tesla: The Weather Man demo: movement keys not working (GetKeyState should fallback to GetAsyncKeyState for threads without message queue)
  31063  Crash bug after finishing conversion in FormatFactory
  31643  Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function vcomp.dll._vcomp_fork (Gothic 3 demo, NeXTA)
  31984  Multiple games need d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXComputeTangentFrameEx (Starlaxis, Chernobyl Terrorist Attack Demo, The Endless Forest 3)
  32227  P2kCommander v6.0.0 crashes on startup (Wine's ungif reports app .gif image as broken)
  33153  DirectX11 games need d3d11.dll.D3D11CreateDeviceAndSwapChain (ARMA III Alpha, Strike Suit Zero, Stalker CoP, Perspective)
  33989  iexplore.exe crash when logging in to www.roblox.com
  34356  Multiple applications fail to install or crash on startup due gdiplus enumeration/query failure for GIF encoder support (Magnus 2011 translation dictionaries, Collectorz.com Movie Collector v9.x)
  34939  Dragon NaturallySpeaking does not run in 64-bit version
  34947  Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 4.0 InstallShield based installer shows oversized "installation completed" setup wizard window
  35493  IMVU shows loading bar, but will not start.
  35534  Oblivion: very loud/distorted/horrible collision sounds
  36336  NaturallySpeaking doesn't work with alsa or pasuspender
  36966  Turkey - Europe/Istanbul timezone is not detected
  37129  Clang Static Analyzer: Buffer overflow
  37281  Lord of The Rings Online: Crashes
  37449  Lexware Quicken 2014 Deluxe reports error 0x0000054f on startup (Promon Shield DRM needs RtlDecompressBuffer with COMPRESSION_FORMAT_LZNT1 support)
  38027  HyperStudio 5 (.NET 4.0 app) fails to start, reports 'tiff_get_decode_info unhandled grayscale sample count 2'
  38697  wineconsole: Cannot enable or disable Insert Mode through user dialog
  38712  win-key press incorrectly recognized
  38735  Windows Performance Analyzer from Windows SDK 8.1 Windows Performance Toolkit crashes due to 'IDWriteFontFace::GetGdiCompatibleGlyphMetrics' stub
  38806  Starcraft Campaign Editor does not scroll to bottom after copying a trigger
  38848  valgrind shows several uninitialized values in dmime/tests/dmime.c:test_track()
  38895  Multiple applications fail to load or crash due to incorrect security cookie randomization by loader (IrfanView WebP plugin, Word Viewer 2007)
  38904  Ufo Aftermath launcher hangs on start (missing "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers" registry key)
  38908  PlanetSide 2 v5.2.4.x launcher process exit causes wineserver crash
  38913  valgrind shows some definite leaks in d3drm/tests/d3drm.c:
  38914  valgrind shows uninitialized memory in dlls/dwrite/tests/layout.c
  38925  ipstats.c:1992 runtime error: index 32 out of bounds for type 'char [32]'
  38937  Bully: Scholarship Edition crashes on starting a new game (needs vcomp.dll._vcomp_for_static_simple_init implementation)
  38952  PDF-Xchange Viewer crashes when we launch OCR

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Friday, July 24, 2015

MacGourmet Deluxe 4.2 B2 from Mariner Software has been released

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to use the Windows version of Steam on Mac OS X

Learn how to install and play Windows Steam games on your mac without the need for bootcamp or dual-booting with CrossOver Mac.


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Two Weeks in CrossOver Microsoft Office 2013 installs and launches

It's been another busy two weeks in Testing Land:

We spent time reading through and updating our Fedora documentation to ensure we mention dnf instead of yum, where appropriate. During this review we consolidated some of our Linux sound troubleshooting pages and flagged out-of-date pages so they will no longer show up in Google searches.

Our bi-weekly testing cycle with Wine 1.7.46 did not reveal any new regressions within CrossOver.

We retested bugs with Excellerate and created a basic CrossTie for the application.

The developer of Virtual DJ Studio 7 stopped by our site to leave feedback:

Feedback from Virtual DJ Developer
His words inspired us to create a CrossTie of Virtual DJ Studio and try it out on El Capitan.

Virtual DJ Studio 7
For CrossOver 15 development, we added the extension .cxlog to all log files collected on Linux systems. This has been in place on the Mac side for a long time, and has been a much-requested feature to implement on Linux by those who use both platforms. We also tested a new feature on CrossOver Linux that will allow users to clean out the cache of installer files CrossOver downloads. A request to add this feature to CrossOver Mac is now in place.

We retested and gave feedback on the design of our registration dialog. While working on this portion of the product, we reviewed all the old bugs in our tracker regarding the registration dialog and determined that it is more precise to say 'activation code' and 'unlock' rather than 'register' and 'serial code'. (And yes, we actually argue about these things, vigorously, at the lunch table.)

We verified the names that application windows receive on launch in CrossOver and outlined what still needs work. We identified steps that lead to an odd error message in CrossOver Linux and resolved that issue for CrossOver 15. During this testing, we identified conditions that make installation unusually slow in CrossOver and we're exploring ways to resolve the issue.

We confirmed the resolution of a crash during installation on Linux systems.

Office 2013 in Wine 1.7.46In rather major news, we ran our first successful tests of Microsoft Office 2013! The most interesting part is that this series of testing was done with Wine and not CrossOver. While the code that allows for this testing to be completed is not yet in Wine, our developers believe their patches are relatively clean and they are upstreaming each patch as soon as it is ready. The Wine community should see this work begin trickling into the main Wine tree on a daily and weekly basis. As our work is completed, Microsoft Office 2013 will come closer and closer to installing on Mac and Linux systems with mainstream Wine and its derivatives.

That said, we should note that not all Microsoft Office 2013 installers are functional. As with previous versions of Office, there are various flavors of the Office installer that will need work. This includes downloadable versions, cd installers, live updaters, and various distributors. We cannot possible test every installation version of Office 2013.

And now a breakdown of what we saw in each application this week:

Access 2013 in Wine 1.7.46Word 2013 launches but typing is invisible. The document portion of Word appears blank though text is being typed. (Marketing jokes that invisible text may not actually be all that big a deal; but Testing thinks that it is.)

Excel 2013 launches and hangs. This result was inconsistent, in that it was possible to launch Excel 2013 on some systems and do data entry, but not on others.

Access 2013 launches and is somewhat functional. This is the most functional application in Office 2013 thus far, which has surprised us. Access has not been exceptionally functional in Office 2007 or 2010, and flaws in its functionality have traditionally kept us from stating that Access was usable with CrossOver. The largest problem in our testing was that toolbars were slow to render.

Outlook 2013 launches and hangs. We have tested this application many different ways but have not had great success with it yet.

Publisher 2013 launches and works to an extent. It is possible to draw a shape and complete some work. Eventually it crashes.

For the first time, we installed El Capitan on one of our Macs. This allowed us to confirm that CrossOver maintains functionality in the latest beta Mac operating system. Of course, this may change as updates come to El Capitan but as of today, CrossOver works. In addition, we did basic testing on some of our ported titles like Pirate101, Wizard101, World of Tanks, RootsMagic 7, and Electric Quilt 7.

CrossOver and Friends on El Capitan
Of course, we're also interested in testing reported problems and general functionality in our ported applications. Some of these included:

Electric Quilt 7 has been plagued by a keyboard layout issue. Few users are affected by this bug, but those who see it experience a crash. We are working with the developer to implement a proposed solution.

World of Warships has graphical issues on OSX with various GPUs. We are actively working to resolve the issues so the Mac beta of this title can go live.

World of Tanks has had numerous reports of the red and green flicker within the garage. We were able to identify the cause and fix it. In addition, we enabled the option to switch to the HD client. This build is staged, tested, and ready to go to Wargaming.

For Wizard101, we tested potential workarounds for the UK and US servers to live side-by-side on a single system. At the present time, users playing on both servers have to completely uninstall and reinstall the separate clients to gain access to the desired server.

For RootsMagic 7, we identified steps to reproduce a crash. Then we contacted customers who have reported a crash to compare their notes with our findings and ended up identifying an additional crash (because why settle for just one?) Both issues are now undergoing work by our development team.

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Microsoft Office 2013 Is the Most Requested App on CrossOver for Linux and Mac

Skyrim and Guild Wars 2 are among the most requested games

CodeWeavers, the developer of the commercial and cross-platform CrossOver application that lets Linux and Mac users run Windows apps and games, wants to know on which Windows programs they should concentrate their efforts.

The company published a list of Windows applications and games that are very popular among Linux and Mac users, so that you can vote your favorite ones. The programs with the most votes will have better support in the upcoming versions of CrossOver.

Among these apps, we can mention Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 365, VMware vSphere Client, Origin, Microsoft Visio Professional 2013, Quicken 2015, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Outlook 2013, Microsoft Visio 2010, iTunes 11, DirectX 11, and Quicken 2014.

Moreover, the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Elite Dangerous, Diablo III, The Elder Scrolls Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Steam, World of Tanks, Final Fantasy XIV, and Fallout 3 are among the games that are on the list.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Wine 1.7.47 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.47 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Text drawing in Direct2D.
  • Support for the new thread pool API.
  • Toolbar state saving.
  • Beginnings of an implementation for proper HID support.
  • Support for file objects in device drivers.
  • Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

 Bugs fixed in 1.7.47 (total 48):

   3077  WeatherScope: Right mouse button stuck
   6955  Multiple games need software vertex blending implementation (NOLF2, Divinity 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, PSU:AOTI)
   9210  3DMark06 doesn't recognize Pixel Shaders 2.0
  11499  sound effects not played correctly Battlefield 1942
  15924  VT Trader freezes during login
  17402  Battlefield 2 runs unplayably slow (and mission loading takes longer) on ATi with GLSL
  17597  CharmTale2 crashes when releasing mshtml
  22384  DbgHelp doesn't support DWARF-2 on Mac OS X
  22579  Outlook Express does not show menu bar
  22782  Battlefield 1942: missing some textures inside vehicles
  24850  Explorer++ resets custom toolbar buttons on each startup
  25289  Civilization 4: fails with 'error loading shader libraries' unless native d3dx9_26 is used
  26262  No video output in Commandos - Behind Enemy lines
  27286  Source Insight: Crashes when jumping to function definition.
  28125  Microsoft 'ctfmon.exe' crashes on unimplemented function msctf.dll.TF_InitMlngInfo
  28875  NullDC 1.0.4 (Dreamcast emulator) crashes when starting system (shader 'register' keyword used at global scope)
  29326  Magicka crashes on audio init with winealsa.drv
  29636  QQ International crashes after login
  30686  Word 2010 Pro Plus adds spaces before umlauts
  31001  SecureCRT:  could not write to the host key database file
  31156  Skyrim does not work with ENB
  31391  anarchy online game crashing after login
  33907  Civilization 4: missing some sound (could not read file)
  34945  AppleWin 1.23.0: CPU usage is very high when should be minimal
  35192  Multiple Adobe applications crash on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.CreateThreadpool (Vista+ API)(Lightroom 5.x, Creative Cloud)
  35789  Morrowind random crashes during game play.
  36164  valgrind shows an unitialized variable in programs/cmd/tests/batch.c
  36171  valgrind shows several leaks in winmm/waveform.c
  36194  valgrind shows some possible leaks in mmdevapi/tests/dependency.c
  36236  valgrind shows a leak in comctl32/tests/propsheet.c
  36265  valgrind shows a couple leaks in dmband/tests/dmband.c
  36270  valgrind shows several leaks in dmcompos/tests/dmcompos.c
  36271  valgrind shows several leaks in dmime/tests/dmime.c
  36273  valgrind shows several leaks in dmstyle/tests/dmstyle.c
  36357  valgrind shows a leak in dswave/tests/dswave.c
  36364  valgrind shows a few leaks in ieframe/tests/intshcut.c
  36837  Steam fallout new vegas error
  37306  Multiple applications trying to use Vista+ Thread Pool Timer API crash on startup with Wine configured as Vista or higher ('CreateThreadpoolTimer')(64-bit ApexDC 1.6.0, Watchtower Library 2014)
  38474  Quake Live launcher fails to start
  38492  vcrun2008 does not install via Winetricks under Kubuntu 15.04.  Works in Kubuntu 14.04.
  38493  Steam steamwebhelper based on CEF 41.x crashes in Win7 mode (needs Kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes)
  38510  STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer v1.6.375 crashes when opening PDF file (typelib information for marshaller from registry-free COM server)
  38660  NUMA Explorer crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetNumaProcessorNode
  38714  64-bit ARM Windows applications from Windows SDK for Windows 10 crash in entry (loader needs to set/randomize security cookie for PE modules)
  38796  dwrite analyzer test crashes on my system
  38822  FotoSketcher Portable 3.00 reports 'Exception externe C06D007F' on startup when running as 'Windows Vista' or higher (wants UxTheme.dll 'DrawThemeTextEx')
  38832  Painting artifacts when moving a window that clips its children
  38864  Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (MS Office 15.0) installer crashes

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CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac running on OS X El Capitan

CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac is now running on the beta release of Apples latest OS X El Capitan. With CrossOver Mac running on the early beta we should see support for the operating system update shortly after its official release. Later this year to early next year CodeWeavers will have support for Microsoft Office 2013, DirectX 10 and 11, Oculus Rift Virtual reality head sets and a host of other fixes and improvements for applications and games.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wine 1.7.46 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.46 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Improvements in the BITS file transfer service.
  • Still more progress on DirectWrite implementation.
  • Support for shared user data on 64-bit.
  • Various C++ runtime improvements.
  • Some more support for the 64-bit ARM platform.
  • Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

 Bugs fixed in 1.7.46 (total 67):

   6316  MYOB V13 prints a blank page
  15564  BlogJet: typing text and account signup don't work
  16196  Back and Forward buttons in Google Sketchup's 3D Warehouse do nothing
  16885  Yahoo Messenger 8/9 menu invisible, 'X' box hotspot in wrong place
  19648  Lotus Organizer 97 - No text on tabs
  19695  Gox Box window loses focus when list box is expanded
  20927  MYOB version 6 crashes when printing
  22085  Roller Coaster Tycoon can't change the screen resolution
  23148  Lotus Freelance Graphics 2.1 reports a C runtime error and exits
  24823  Miranda IM crashes with a modern contact list plugin
  26656  Cherry-SMS desktop app crashes / shows no country code
  26791  backtraces broken on gcc 4.7
  28148  Neuro Hunter: certain effects are invisible
  28189  regsvr32: No usage in wineconsole
  29929  Demo installer stuck at program folder selection
  30805  Graphical glitch in the menu of Medieval total war
  30873  BMFont crashes on visualise option or save bitmap font as
  31228  "A simple IOCP Server/Client Class" locks up in GetMessage
  31694  A ton of 'error loading char 255 - bad news!' errors when compiling wine with newer Freetype
  31757  Adobe Application Manager 6.x/7.x download fails with error code A12E5 (winhttp request headers missing byte range)
  32127  Oblivion Launcher crash on start
  32214  Shaiya Online (MMORPG, Aeria Games) crashes on startup
  32550  Points2Grid crashes on calculation
  33831  AliWangwang hangs before login
  33849  Multiple 64-bit kernel drivers crash on access to KI_USER_SHARED_DATA range (0xfffff78000000000) (Tages DRM, Comodo Backup)
  34112  Skilors Grooveshark Downloader installer crashes
  34357  TaxAct 2012 and 2013 crash on startup
  34406  Finale Notepad 2012 doesn't copy/create user files on program start
  34843  Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2 fails due to unimplemented gdiplus.GdipCreateRegionRgnData
  35537  Easy Bridge version 4.0.2 installer crashes
  35540  Netgear Powerline 3.1: desktop shortcut blank
  35775  Multiple Realarcade installers crash on startup due to IFile::PutAttributes method stub
  35949  Starcraft Campaign Editor does not highlight links in triggers on hover
  36192  valgrind shows a definite leak in mmdevapi/tests/capture.c
  36235  valgrind shows 3 leaks in amstream/tests/amstream.c
  36318  valgrind shows a leak in quartz/tests/filtermapper.c
  36321  valgrind shows a possible leak in quartz/tests/referenceclock.c
  36324  valgrind shows a leak in rpcrt4/tests/ndr_marshall.c
  36555  valgrind shows a definite leak in amstream/tests/amstream.c
  36780  Tomb Raider III (steam) crashes
  36916  Command and Conquer Tiberium Wars Demo reports 'Please make sure you have DirectX 9.0 or higher installed.'
  36953  Galactic Civilizations II: stars not rendered
  37303  Change of paper size in print dialog do not update DEVMODE dmFormName member
  37307  Urban Assault black screen when using software renderer (incorrect device enumeration order)
  37403  Regedit: Wrong default registry key is selected
  37502  Naturosoft Pro fails on startup with 'Run-time error 445: Object doesn't support this action' (needs richedit:ITextRange_fnExpand method implementation)
  37767  IOCTL_DVD_READ_STRUCTURE expects the wrong size of output buffer for some requests
  38114  Steam client doesn't allow to install games in different locations (needs kernel32.GetVolumePathName implementation)
  38364  AutoPatcher Updater 1.4.x needs IFileSystem3::GetSpecialFolder()
  38411  3DMark05 v1.30 crashes during system info scan (needs support for 'Win32_Process' WMI class 'WorkingSetSize' property)
  38470  __chkstk not implemented on ARM
  38517  Winhttprequest doesn't keep user logged in
  38525  Winhttprequest follows redirects to wrong url
  38624  jre-8u45-windows-i586.exe installer exits silently (needs advapi32.dll GetWindowsAccountDomainSid stub)
  38638  Bad text encoding output in regsvr32 console output
  38645  QQ 6.x crashes after open the qqzone tab (webkit crash)
  38691  Dia Portable 0.97 crashes on startup in libcairo-2
  38695  valgrind shows uninitialized memory in dlls/gdi32/freetype.c:WineEngInit() (win64)
  38713  Link failure due to use of libunwind in ntdll
  38719  64-bit ARM Windows applications from Windows SDK for Windows 10 crash when accessing TEB/PEB members (AArch64 platform specific register X18 must be reserved for TEB)
  38739  valgrind shows a possible leak in ole32/tests/usrmarshal.c
  38747  msvcrt.dll does not implement _getwch, _getwche, and _ungetwch
  38752  Foobar2000 UPnP/DLNA media server hangs on exit
  38758  SlingPlayer 1.x installers fail
  38764  Improper device request/IRP handling causes heap corruption in wineserver
  38769  Additional AES algorithms in schannel break wine build
  38783  64bit msys32 crashes on unimplemented RtlCopyMemory

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World of Tanks for Mac OS

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CodeWeavers, with support from Wargaming, has developed a software solution that allows Mac OS X users to join the ranks of World of Tanks and battle!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

winetricks 20150706 was released today for Mac OSX and Linux

WineTricks 20150706 was released today for use with Wine from WineHQ and runs on Apple Mac OSX and Linux operating systems, the change log and download links are provided below.

 WineTricks Change log - July 6, 2015
  • version bump - 20150706
  • Many bug fixes

WineTricks Downloads :

Source code (zip)
Source code (tar.gz)

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Как я искал новый “Play On Linux”

 Я хотел бы поблагодарить моего друга Чашка Петри для этого обзора

При переходе с Windows на Linux ОС, пожалуй, у всех возникают трудности с заменой привычных Win- приложений на аналогичные в Linux. Иногда их просто нет. И для решения этих мелких проблем существует Wine, но в силу своей сложности в настройке, голый он не всем подходит. Поэтому в народе используют так называемые надстройки.
Выбор надстроек для Wine небольшой. Среди них PlayOnLinux (POL), CrossOver и Cedega. Cedega я не рассматривал, из-за низкой обновляемости проекта.

Под номером один PlayOnLinux. При использовании POL, у меня возник ряд мелких неудобств, после установки, например, одной из проблемных мест для POL стала крайне неудачно портированная консольная «ролевка» Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, она содержит массу недочетов после установки даже в Windows и не имеет готового скрипта для установки. Установил я ее вручную, но настроить и заставить работать в полноэкранном режиме ее так и не смог.

Номер два - CrossOver. По материалам из Вики:  «…CrossOver создан компанией CodeWeavers на основе исходных кодов свободного аналога - Wine. При этом сам он является коммерческим продуктом. Разработчики CodeWeavers добавляют собственные заплатки, а также графические утилиты конфигурации. Кроме того, компания нанимает нескольких разработчиков Wine, а также возвращает многие свои наработки в свободный проект…»

Процесс установки CrossOver под Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora и других описан на сайте разработчика. Так как у меня Debian 64-бит, загружаем последнюю версию *.deb с сайта https://www.codeweavers.com/ Открываем терминал, добавляем архитектуру i386:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Советовал бы использовать 32-битную ось, в силу ряда проблем с совместимостью. Приводим ось в актуальное состояние:

sudo aptitude update

Разработчик рекомендует устанавливать свой софт  с помощью gdebi на Debian подобных системах:
 
sudo gdebi crossover.deb

Или с помощью dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i crossover.deb

Устанавливаем, запускаем, клацаем Установить приложение Windows и выбираем Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition

Переходим в раздел «Установка через Steam»:

Все файлы хранятся в префиксе, или в бутылке, кому как удобно называть. Там внутри файлы диска C,  реестр, индивидуальные настройки и т.д.  Выбираем уже готовый или создаем новый бутль:

Нажимаем Установить и Устанавливаем дополнительный софт

Устанавливаем.NET 

Устанавливаем Steam

Готово.

Закрываем мастер, запускаем Steam и устанавливаем Dark Souls из Steam

Собственно, вот результат, Dark Souls в полноэкранном режиме

На мой взгляд, CrossOver более прост в управлении и надежен, но менее универсален, чем POL, например, нет возможности  выбирать различные версии Wine после установки, и так как проект коммерческий, вероятно, имеет хорошую техническую поддержку.

Пару слов добавлю о стоимости и о правах. Вы имеете право использовать демо версию бесплатно в течение 14 дней. Стоимость CrossOver Linux в России и Украине $ 20.95, для сравнения: цена в США и странах ЕС немного выше и составляет $59.95.

 А если вы используете этот скидочный код ( CXRossiya ) вы можете сэкономить дополнительные 25% от $20.95 цене.

Так что выбор за вами. Всем удачи!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CodeWeavers CrossOver промо для России и Украины

Здравствуйте, я хотел бы поделиться нашим 25 % от промо код для Codeweavers CrossOver Linux или Mac. Это промо-код хорошо для России и Украины или любого русскоговорящего области.

Промо код ( CXRossiya ) и действует до тех пор, 30 сентября 2016

Вы можете поделиться этой промо код с кем , или на ваших социальных счетов СМИ как Google+ , Twitter, FaceBook , и т.д. и т.п.

Чтобы использоватькод просто перейти по Codeweavers магазин и введите код и нажмите обновления. Вы увидите ваши мгновенные скидки.

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CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.4 for Linux and Mac has been released

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.4 for both Mac OS X and Linux.  CrossOver 14.1.4 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to CrossOver 14.1.4 the next time they launch CrossOver. Linux users can download the latest version from http://www.codeweavers.com/.

Change Log For CrossOver Mac and Linux :

 14.1.4 CrossOver - June 25, 2015
  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a Steam crash on launch for Win7 Bottles.
    • Fixed problems browsing and searching in the Steam game store.
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CrossOver и Wine скоро будут поддерживать DirectX11 в Linux

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Все большее количество игр перестает поддерживать старые версии DirectX, поэтому их становится все сложнее запускать на эмуляторах. Разработчики в CodeWeavers пообещали, что скоро в Linux, благодаря CrossOver и Wine, появится поддержка DirectX 11.

CrossOver это платный эмулятор от CodeWeavers, базирующийся на бесплатном эмуляторе Wine с открытым исходным кодом. Некоторые доработки CrossOver со временем попадают в бесплатный Wine, что произойдет и в случае с поддержкой DirectX 11.
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Работы в этом направлении ведутся уже около 7 месяцев, и поддержка DX 11 в CrossOver ожидается в конце 2015 года. Вместе с ней будет реализована улучшенная поддержка геймпадов и оптимизация производительности видеокарт.
Поддержка DirectX 11 в эмуляторах позволит не только с бубнами запускать Windows игры в Linux, но и упростит разработчикам портирование игр на эту платформу за счет использования DX11 кода CrossOver, который оставят открытым.

Вы можете использовать промо-код в ( CXROSSIYA) Codeweavers интернет-магазине и получать мгновенный скидку 25 % от CrossOver Linux или Mac.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Codeweavers On DX 11 in WINE, Steam Machines & Porting

Last week, following the announcement that Codeweavers would soon provide DirectX11 support for games and applications, I decided to get in touch with James Ramey, President of Codeweavers, in order to learn more about their plans and their progress on that front. He was kind enough to make himself available to answer some of our questions.

The recent news of WINE/Crossover supporting DX11 is significant, because up until now there were no FOSS solutions to get such support. Sure, the eON wrapper from Virtual Programming was one commercial option for game companies to develop ports for Linux, but it was not available for end users. With WINE supporting DX11, this opens up a whole new library of recent Windows games for the Linux platform.
James Ramey, President of Codeweavers
James Ramey, President of Codeweavers
James was not too familiar with what Virtual Programming and their eON wrapper actually does and could not comment on their technology, but WINE/Crossover will surely become another option in the market of porting DX10-11 games, fairly soon. While the announcement of DX11 support is fairly new, they have actually been at work on it for quite a while.
James Ramey (JR): It has taken about 9 months to get to where we are today. We are about 4 months to having a framework for DirextX 11 in Crossover/WINE. We anticipated it was going to be a one man/year project. We’ve been working on this since the fall of 2014, and we anticipate sometime in November to have that framework in place.
Wait, a one man/year project. Do they literally mean a single contributor, or several people working on it part time ?
JR: It’s been one person actually. It’s high level, detailed work. Henri Verbeet is the person actually doing it. I am sure there are other people who contribute a little, but all is pretty much depending on the work that he does at this stage. Henri has been working on the WINE project for years. He is the foremost authority on Gaming and Graphics in the WINE community, he is considered to be an expert by most peers regarding his experience in this particular area of WINE. So for anything graphics related, it comes down to Henry. He is really at that rock-star level in what he does.
The announcement of DX11 support also hinted at better GPU performance – and that is apparently not going to be limited to DX11.
JR: GPU improvements will be from DirectX 9 up, as well as the command stream. There will be improvements to a couple of different things. We expect games support to be better across the board and not just DirectX11.

ON PORTING TO LINUX

Crossover is a commercial WINE distribution (with additional tools bundled with it), but Codeweavers also generates revenues from other sources (such as porting and maintaining Linux ports for other companies). But how much revenues come from each side of the business?

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