Tuesday, August 30, 2016

World of Warcraft on Linux with Wine with Screenshots and Video

Installing World of Warcraft (WoW) in Ubuntu or Linux Mint (with Wine) is pretty easy, however there are various crashes that can occur, especially if you're not using the latest Wine and also, the FPS can be pretty low without a few tweaks, so I though I'd document everything I did to get World of Warcraft to work properly on my laptop (Nvidia Optimus, so I was able to test the game with both Nvidia and Intel graphics), even in large scale PvPs and hopefully, this will help you play WoW under Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

Install World of Warcraft in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

1. Download the WoW installer (you can of course use a CD/DVD instead).

2. Optional but recommended Install the latest Wine development release:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-devel winehq-devel

For better FPS with the dxd9 gxapi, you can use Wine Staging with the CMST option enabled (but note that wine-staging tends to get buggy from time to time).

3. Right click the downloaded installer, right click it and select Open With > Wine Windows Program Loader (update: with newer Wine versions, double clicking the installer should work too):

Launch with Wine Ubuntu

Then install installer Ubuntu

Update: a recent update broke the UI for Linux users with Intel graphics. You can find a workaround here: Partial Workaround For Black / Distorted UI On Linux (Wine) With Intel Graphics

4. And finally, launch from the menu / Dash (the icon should also be on your desktop unless you've deselected that option) and install World of Warcraft: Ubuntu

Fixing various potential World of Warcraft crashes (Ubuntu / Linux Mint w/ Wine)
A. If the World of Warcraft installer / crashes

If crashes on start:

WoW crash Ubuntu

Fix it by launching winecfg (type "winecfg" in a terminal) and on the Libraries tab, under "New override for library", enter "dbghelp" (without the quotes), then click "Add". Next, select "dbghelp" under "Existing overrides" and click "Edit" and in the new pop-up, set it to "Disable":

winecfg dbghelp Ubuntu

Update August 2016: after some update, the app crashes due to some issues with msvcp140. To fix this issue, open winecfg (type "winecfg" in a terminal), and on the Libraries tab, enter "msvcp140", then click "Add".

Next, select "msvcp140", click "Edit", and set it to "Native then Builtin".

Update 2 August 2016: if still crashes, change the "dbghelp" library override settings (see above) to "Native, then Builtin".

B. If you're on 64bit and the World of Warcraft 64bit game client crashes with an error similar to this:

ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal exception!

Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow-64.exe
ProcessID: 57
Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 0033:0000000005A11A71

The instruction at "0x0000000005A11A71" referenced memory at 
"0x00007F38ACD6C028". The memory could not be "read".
... you'll need to force World of Warcraft to use the 32bit client. If you use to launch the game (that's only possible if you don't use OpenGL, see below), you can change WoW to use the 32bit client from the settings available via left-click on the blue icon on the top-left corner - the menu is not responsive and unfortunately you have to click quite a few times to get it to work.

Or, you can launch World of Warcraft using a script - adding "-noautolaunch64bit" will force the 32bit WoW client to be launched instead of the 64bit one. If you're already using a script, simply add "-noautolaunch64bit" at the end of your WoW launch command. Or, if you're not using a script already, create a new text file in your home folder - let's call it "wow" and in this file, paste the following:

on Ubuntu / Linux Mint 32bit:


WINEDEBUG=-all wine "/home/YOURUSERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/
World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -noautolaunch64bit

(replace "YOURUSERNAME" with your username; you may need to adjust your WoW.exe path!)

on Ubuntu / Linux Mint 64bit:


WINEDEBUG=-all wine "/home/YOURUSERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files 
(x86)/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -noautolaunch64bit

(replace "YOURUSERNAME" with your username; you may need to adjust your WoW.exe path!)

Then save the file and make it executable using the following command (assuming you've created the "wow" file in your home directory):
chmod +x ~/wow
Then double click the "wow" file and run it to launch WoW (you can also launch it from the command line using "~/wow", or edit the World of Warcraft desktop file to point to your newly created script).

C. 64bit only: if you're using Bumblebee and World of Warcraft crashes with the following error:
X Error of failed request:  GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest
Fix it by installing the 32bit virtualgl-libs:
sudo apt-get install virtualgl-libs:i386

D. If World of Warcraft fails at the login screen (it's unable to connect) when launching the game through and you're using the OpenGL gxapi, you'll find a work-around below, under the WoW Linux/Wine optimizations and tweaks - see "A. Use OpenGL".

Optimizations and tweaks (increase the World of Warcraft FPS under Linux, etc.)

A. Use OpenGL With the latest World of Warcraft 7.0.3 patch, using OpenGL is no longer usable due to the various visual glitches it causes, so I no longer recommend it. However, I'll leave the instructions here in case you want to try it.

There are numerous reports saying that World of Warcraft runs better using OpenGL. In my test, I did indeed get a much higher FPS when using Nvidia graphics, but not using Intel graphics. However, this depends on hardware so it may not be the case for you.

Unfortunately, running World of Warcraft with OpenGL from is not possible at the time I'm writing this article, at least it wasn't in my test (and there are others who are experiencing the same issue) because World of Warcraft fails to connect. There is a work-around though.

To get World of Warcraft to connect when using OpenGL, you need to launch it using a script. To do this, create a new text file in your home folder - let's call it "wow" and in this file, paste the following:

On Ubuntu / Linux Mint 32bit:


WINEDEBUG=-all wine "/home/YOURUSERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/
World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -opengl

(replace "YOURUSERNAME" with your username; you may need to adjust your WoW.exe path!)

On Ubuntu / Linux Mint 64bit:


WINEDEBUG=-all wine "/home/YOURUSERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files 
(x86)/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -opengl

(replace "YOURUSERNAME" with your username; you may need to adjust your WoW.exe path!)

For Nvidia-users only: for threaded OpenGL performance optimization, add "__GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1" to the script you've just created, before "wine". After modifying the script, it should look like this:

- On Ubuntu / Linux Mint 32bit:


.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -opengl

(replace "YOURUSERNAME" with your username; you may need to adjust your WoW.exe path!)

- On Ubuntu / Linux Mint 64bit:


.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -opengl

(replace "YOURUSERNAME" with your username; you may need to adjust your WoW.exe path!)

Note: I've used "WINEDEBUG=-all" to turn off debugging output to improve performance a little bit further.

Next, make the script executable (the following command assumes you've called the script "wow" and created it in your home folder):
chmod +x ~/wow
Then double click the "wow" file and run it to launch WoW (you can also launch it from the command line using "~/wow", or edit the World of Warcraft desktop file to point to your newly created script).

That's not all. To boost the WoW FPS, also perform the following tweak: press ALT + F2, enter "regedit" (without the quotes) and:
  • navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine, select the Wine folder and right click it, then select New -> Key and rename the newly created key to "OpenGL" (without the quotes);
  • select the "OpenGL" key, right click it and select New -> String Value;
  • rename "New Value #1" to "DisabledExtensions" (without the quotes);
  • double click on the newly created "DisabledExtensions" and enter "GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object" (without the quotes) into the "value" field.

B. Intel graphics only

Driconf Ubuntu

If you see black textures in the game or the game crashes, enable S3TC texture compression by following the steps below:

Firstly, install driconf:

sudo apt-get install driconf
Then launch driconf: it should show up as "3D Acceleration" in the menu/Dash (you can also launch it by pressing ALT + F2 and entering: "driconf") and on the Image Quality tab, set "Enable S3TC texture compression even if software support is not available" to "Yes", then close the window.

C. If you're still getting low FPS, here are a few game configuration tweaks (

To be able to use the tweaks below, you need to run World of Warcraft at least once, or else the configuration file doesn't exist.

Open the file with a text editor (the file should be located under ~/
.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/World of Warcraft/WTF/) and paste this:
SET M2UseShaders "0"
SET UseVertexShaders "0"
SET useWeatherShaders "0"
SET ffxGlow "0"
SET ffxDeath "0"
SET ffxSpecial "0"
SET weatherDensity "0"
SET reflectionMode "0"
SET maxFPS "60"
SET ffx "0"
SET maxFPSbk "5"
SET mapShadows "0"
Then save the file.

Other tweaks:
  • Using some WoW addons can considerably lower your FPS so if the FPS is bad, you can try removing them (note that you'll have to remove the addons and not just disable them!) and see if that improves your FPS;
  • For better performance, you can try the latest Wine Staging.
  • For Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 / Linux Mint 17 and 17.1, you can use the Oibaf PPA (it requires Linux kernel >= 3.17 and wine from THIS PPA) which includes updated graphics drivers as well as Gallium Nine support which should get you a FPS boost in World of Warcraft with Direct3D.
  • Update your graphics drivers - for Nvidia, you can use a PPA.

Update: for a couple of Curse-compatible applications that work on Linux, which you can use to install or update WoW addons via, see THIS article.

Are you playing World of Warcraft under Linux? What other optimizations / tweaks have you used?

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Monday, August 29, 2016

How to install Google SketchUp Make 2016 on Linux with Wine

How to install Google SketchUp Make 2016 on Linux with Wine...

Update on SketchUp Make 2016 Maintenance release

  • This maintenance release fixes a Windows-only bug introduced in the first release of SketchUp 2016, also known as “M0” [version numbers 16.0.19912 (Win 64-bit); 16.0.19911 (Win 32-bit)] where uninstalling SketchUp resets your default Internet browser. To avoid running into this issue, leave SketchUp 2016 “M0” installed prior to installing this update – i.e., install SketchUp 2016 M1 over your existing version of SketchUp 2016 M0.
  • This maintenance release is for both Windows and OS X and addresses a number of issues.
  • See complete list of updates

How to install Google SketchUp Make 2016 on Ubuntu 16.04 using Wine

Step 1: Install Wine 1.9.x
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

sudo apt-get install winehq-staging
Configure Wine for SketchUp by installing additional packages if prompted  
run winecfg
First change the Windows Version to Windows 7

Under Wine Configuration menu, click on Libraries and add ‘riched20’ as a new library. Apply changes

Download Windows version of SketchUp Make 2016
Right-click on the exe and click ‘Open with Wine Windows Program Loader

Follow the installation wizard to complete the installation

 Open Sketch 2016 properties menu, under command, add ‘/DisableRubyAPI’ at the end

Download the “mfc100u.dll” library frome here, and copy it in system32 wine folder. You can enable hidden folders under Nautilus with following key combination “ctrl+H”. In home folder, navigate to .wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ and copy it there.

Launch SketchUp Make 2016

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

WineTricks has seen a massive amount of improvements this year

WineTricks has seen allot of development recently, some of the notable changes are better IE 8 support, MetaTrader 4 support, Kindle improvements, Russian translation, A new self update function and a massive amount of other fixes and updates. The full changelog sense February 2016 and August 2016 is provided below with a download link to get the latest release.

Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine. It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also lets you install missing DLLs or tweak various Wine settings individually.

It can be used via gui or commandline, whichever you prefer; the commandline mode is particularly useful as a building block in fancier wine frontends and in automated regression testing.

The latest version can be downloaded here

Changelog between 20160724 and 20160802

add win2k8/win8/win81/win10 verbs

Changelog between 20160219 and 20160724 fix for Debian's python-magic fix path to pgp signature file
test cleanups
opensymbol: update to latest
add win2k8/win8/win81/win10 verbs
winetricks: add initial embedded wine cmd support
tests: add some TODOs
tests/winetricks-test: avoid backtricks (``), use $()
winetricks: get rid of backticks(``), use $() instead fix typo
tests/winetricks-test: add some basic .verb tests
README: add some .verb documentation
winetricks_handle_options: alphabetize case list
src/ fix path to
src/ specify the GPG key to use
src/ create local signed release tarball check in script, authored by Joseph Bisch
wmv9vcm: new verb
w_get_sha1sum(): only try to verify sha1sum for actual files
winetricks: miscellaneous spelling updates
winetricks: Add separate override just for d3dx10_43
kindle: update to version 1.16 (build 44025)
kindle: Fix bug reference number
winetricks.1: Change strings to proper case, wine to Wine, etc
w_try_ar(): use 7zip as a fallback if ar is missing
7zip: update to latest release
opensymbol: restore J flag to tar
w_try_ar: should be w_die, not w_fatal

winetricks: add a w_try_ar() function, give better warning if ar is missing
Override more vcrun2015 dlls for 32 bits prefix Fixes #650, tested with Python3.5.exe, on both 32/64 bits, wine 1.9.8/1.9.11.

w_wine_version: support wine-1.9.x
Update ev3 verb
adobeair: remove extra space in metadata
mt4: do not use checksum for mt4setup.exe which may change
winetricks: update Ukrainian translation allow overridding version
Update control
foobar2000: update to v1.3.10
update src/ for github releases, also now updates manpage
update manpage
Makefile: update copyright
Makefile: winetricks now uses git, not svn

winetricks: remove python26_comtypes / python26_setuptools broken, old, and not actively supported upstream

winetricks: print winetricks and wine version in winetricks_init()
add .gitignore
jet40: restore original url
cmd: revert back to a URL (really,
xna40: add Louis' workaround from bug 30718

Self-update functionality for winetricks.

- With this patch it is possible to use "winetricks --self-update|--selfupdate" to automatically update the script with the last online version. Also, it is possible to rollback an update by running "winetricks --update-rollback";
- Added checking to avoid running the command into dev versions of winetricks;
- Added message for users who run unprivileged and do not have the proper permissions to update winetricks.

w_download_to(): fix aria2c torify support
winetricks: add -t/--torify support
mt4: new verb (Meta Trader 4)
windowscodecs: initial 64-bit esupport
vcrun2015: also extract api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
vcrun2015: warn about win7 mode installations failing
winetricks: improve aria2 support (fixes 612)
winetricks-test: xna40 now completes without an error dialog
Makefile: default to a 32-bit prefix if WINEARCH is not set
emu8086: update download URL
ev3: add -q support
winetricks: introduce W_UNATTENDED_SLASH_QB to unify /qb handling
ev3: update download URL
xna40: needs dotnet45, not dotnet40
vcrun2003: fix url
winetricks: check each test scripts dependencies before running any tests cleanup temp files after running
baekmuk: update URL and some cleanups
opensymbol: update URL to jessie (stable)
openwatcom: update URL
kindle: needs taskset -c 0, not vcrun2008
shockwave: update sha1sum
ie8_kb2936068: exit code 194 is not an error
Preliminary Russian translation By Artem S. Tashkinov
A real albeit untidy help page the old redirect is hard to swallow
ie6: make ie6 an automated download again
w_download_manual_to(): verify sha1sum of manually downloaded files
ie6: use $W_PACKAGE instead of hardcoding
ie8-kb2936068: rename to ie8_kb2936068, avoid warning on OSX.
ev3/ie8-kb2936068: minor cleanups
ev3: new verb
ie8-kb2936068: new verb
cmd: update download URL
kindle: update to version 1.14.43019

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CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux Brings Improved Support For Windows Apps

Wine is a free and open-source compatibility layer software application that is aimed to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows applications to run fully on Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

To make things less hectic for developers, Wine also has its software library called Winelib allowing developers to compile Windows application and later port them to Linux.

Codeweavers developers whose aim is to make it easy for users to run Windows-based apps without the need for purchased licenses, rebooting or the use of virtual machines allowing Microsoft Windows productivity apps and games to run smoothly on Linux based operating systems.

The program utilizes the latest version of Wine which at the moment is version 1.9.15 which is adopted for commercial Crossover applications that provide an easy to use GUI for Wine on Linux ad Mac.

CrossOver 15.2.0 has been released and it brings improved support for Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010 suite making it easier to embed fonts when exporting documents to the PDF file format and address a recent issue concerning crashes that occurs when signing into the Tencent QQ Instant messenger software.

 The new version of Crossover also brings improvements to the automatic detection of the available amount of video RAM and also correctly identify various graphics cards that were somehow not correctly recognized in the previous version of the software.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Хромбуки научились запускать Windows

Конечно, речь не идёт о нативной поддержке, для запуска ПО Windows потребуется эмулятор. В этом образе выступила известная в мире Linux утилита CrossOver, разработчиком которой является компания CodeWeavers.

Именно она немногим больше месяца назад пообещала выпустить клиент для запуска Windows-приложений на Android. CodeWeavers сдержала слово: он появился на сайте разработчика, и кроме Android популярная утилита для запуска Windows приложений доступна ещё и Chrome OS.

Для работы утилите необходим процессор Intel (не работает на ARM), поэтому большинство Android смартфонов и планшетов остаются за бортом, а вот хромбуки гораздо чаще используют этот тип процессоров, да и сами Windows приложения на них выглядят более востребованными.

Нужно заметить, что с недавнего времени в Chrome OS появилась поддержка Google Play и Android-приложений, плюс с поддержкой Windows хромбуки практически догонят по функционалу обычные бюджетные ноутбуки.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Doom gecrackt Wurde der Kopierschutz Denuvo geknackt

Bisher galt der Kopierschutz Denuvo als nicht umgehbar. Dies verkündete eine Cracker-Gruppe aus China bereits letztes Jahr bei ihrem Versuch, den Kopierschutz von Just Cause 3 auszuhebeln. Bei Doom schien dies trotzdem geklappt zu haben.

Eins vorweg: Weder werden hier Raubkopien und Cracks unterstützt, noch werden Hinweise und Links auf solche in den Kommentaren geduldet. Dieser Artikel dient lediglich der Information und einer möglichen Auswirkung für Linux-Spieler. Haltet euch also diesbezüglich bitte zurück und unterstützt die Entwickler der Spiele, indem ihr diese auf legalem Wege kauft.

Der neueste Teil von id Softwares Doom-Reihe, der zugleich als Reboot der Serie gilt, enthält den Kopierschutzmechanismus Denuvo, um Raubkopien vorzubeugen. Im Januar hat die Gruppe 3DM aus China bekanntgegeben, dass der Schutzmechanismus soweit fortgeschritten sei, dass es in ein paar Jahren schlecht aussehe für Cracks. Trotzdem soll jetzt einer für das neue Doom verfügbar sein.
Die Cracker-Gruppe 3DM hat Anfang dieses Jahres aufgegeben, den Kopierschutz von Just Cause 3 zu umgehen. Laut den Hackern aus China sei der Aufwand zu groß, weshalb sie die Arbeit daran einstellten. Danach zog sich die Gruppe zunächst zurück und gab bekannt, für ein Jahr keine Cracks zu veröffentlichen, um zu sehen, wie sich dies auf den Spielemarkt auswirke.

Denuvo geknackt?

Trotzdem kündigten sie kürzlich an, Denuvo bei dem Titel »Rise of the Tomb Rider«, dessen Vorgänger auch für Linux erschien, erfolgreich umgangen zu haben. Um ihrer vorherigen Ankündigung in Bezug auf ihr weiteres Vorgehen nachzukommen, haben sie den Crack dazu nicht veröffentlicht. Trotzdem waren wohl andere Personen nicht untätig und so wurde jetzt angekündigt, dass auch bei dem Ego-Shooter Doom von id Software der berüchtigte Kopierschutz umgangen wurde.

Es gab schon einmal Meldungen, dass Denuvo unwirksam gemachte wurde. Dies geschah bei dem Spiel Dragon Age: Inquisition. Allerdings handelte es sich dabei noch um die Vorgägnerversion und nicht um die bei Just Cause 3 verwendete Version 3 von Denuvo. Da Doom aber erst sehr viel später nach dem Release geknackt wurde, kann man den Kopierschutz im Großen und Ganzen als erfolgreich bezeichnen. Schließlich waren Raubkopien in den ersten Wochen seit dem Erscheinen des Spiels nicht möglich. Genau während dieser heißen Phase richten Cracks wohl den größten finanziellen Schaden für den Verkauf von Videospielen an.

Im Gegensatz zum Beispiel von Tomb Rider soll sich der Crack bereits in Umlauf befinden. Ob sich dieses Vorgehen auch auf andere Titel, die durch Denuvo geschützt sind übertragen lässt, ist bisher nicht bekannt.

Wer war das!?

Verantwortlich dafür sei wohl ein Cracker, der bereits den Schutzmechanismus von »The Talos Principle« unwirksam machte. Beim 3D-Puzzlespiel von Croteam, die auch für die Serious Sam-Serie bekannt sind, steckten Spieler einer Raubkopie an einer bestimmten Stelle im Spiel in einem Aufzug fest. Der Titel war dadurch nicht mehr spielbar und entlarvte sogar einen der Nutzer einer solchen Version, da er dachte, er sei einem Bug zum Opfer gefallen.

Nun soll eben diese Person, die behauptet, dies umgangen zu haben, den Kopierschutz der österreichischen Firma Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH für den Titel Doom unwirksam gemacht haben. Auch wenn wir dieses Vorgehen hier in keinster Weise unterstützen, so bleibt doch die Frage, wie sich dies auf die Möglichkeit auswirkt, das Spiel via Wine auch auf Linux zum Laufen zu bringen.

Lief die Alpha-Version von Doom noch ohne Probleme mit Wine auf Linux, so ist dies mit der Vollversion des Spiels, wohl aufgrund der Kopierschutzmaßnahme, nicht mehr möglich. Besonders durch die Unterstützung von Vulkan sollte es eigentlich umso wahrscheinlicher sein, dass das Spiel, zumindest mit Hilfe von Wine, auch auf Linux spielbar ist.

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Happy 25th Birthday Linux

Happy 25th Birthday Linux!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

CodeWeavers CrossOver Android Preview to be released today

FINALLY!!!! We have arrived at the cusp of Androidism. It’s taken us two years, nine months, two weeks, and a day to get to this point in the process. At by this time tomorrow, CodeWeavers will release the Tech Preview of CrossOver Android to the select users who signed up for initial access. Over the past two years, nine months, two weeks and a day, the product has changed and changed and changed again all in the hopes of somehow being useful on Android devices.

Think about this…When this development started, there were few, if any, Intel based phones. When this development started, there were no Intel based tablets. There was no X86 Android project. There were no Intel based laptops or clamshells. Our development team essentially built a solution for a problem that could not be solved or fixed. At best, they were building a hypothetical solution to prove that it could be possible to run Windows based applications on an Intel Android device. It’s like Henry Ford building a car for a population that didn’t have roads; or Thomas Edison creating a light bulb for a population that didn’t have electricity. And yet, here we are…

Allow me to clearly state that like the first Model T’s and the very first light bulbs, CrossOver Android is far from perfect. It will run a very limited number of Windows applications (some because they just aren’t supported yet on Android and some because Android doesn’t / won’t support them at this time). The former implies that our support isn’t good enough, yet. The latter implies that Android does not have some key components, like OpenGL, to run some Windows applications. AND there is a point to make that some devices just doesn’t have the RAM, disk space, or processing power necessary to run a Windows application. And some devices, like phones, just don’t have the physical screen necessary to make running a Windows application all that appealing. Needless to say, your ‘mileage’ as to how useful CrossOver Android will be come tomorrow will vary.

So what do you NEED to know to make the CrossOver Android Tech Preview as useful as possible for you at this time?

First, you need to confirm that you have an Intel based device. The CrossOver Android Tech Preview will not run on an ARM device. It will not run on an ARM device. It will not run on an ARM device. Understand, I’d give an eye tooth for CrossOver Android to run on an ARM device because, let’s face it, that’ roughly 90% of the market today. Unfortunately, our tech just isn’t built that way. We hope to have ARM Android support sometime next year, but it's far off on our technology roadmap.

Second, you need to know where to find CrossOver Android. The .apk will be available on the Google Play Store. You will need to have provided us your Gmail address (the same one you use for the Google Play Store) to be added to the Technology Preview. We will then e-mail you a link tomorrow so that can ‘opt in’ to our Beta. We think that it's best for us to present CrossOver Android in the Google Play Store and most convenient for our end users.

, you need to know how to best install it on your Chromebook. We have an awesome tutorial on exactly what you need to do to get this to work on a Chromebook. Get the CrossOver Android on Chromebook Tutorial Here. Note that on a Chromebook that process takes approximately an hour to complete (this includes the time required to put your Chromebook in Developer Mode). On an Intel Android device, the process is much quicker.

Additionally, you can find out more about CrossOver Android on our CrossOver Android Webpage.

Finally, you need to have an open mind. The first Model T didn’t race down the highway at 100 MPH. The first light bulb didn’t last for 2000 hours before burning out. CrossOver Android is a Tech Preview. It does some very cool things. It does run Steam. It does run Office 2010. It does run Wizard101. It does not run EVERY WINDOWS APPLICATION KNOWN TO MAN.

So be patient with us. We ARE committed to making the software better and better and better with each passing release. And maybe someday, CrossOver Android will race down a highway at 100 MPH. Who knows??? When we first started development, we didn’t even have a target device in mind (and look at where we are today!!!). When we move from Tech Preview to possibly an Alpha and then straight to a Beta and then to Release Candidate and then to version 1.0, who knows what we’ll be capable of doing? Heck this Androidism thing might just be the start of a technology revolution. We may all be on the front lines of the NEXT BIG THING. (I should probably trademark Androidism now while I have the chance).

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The WineHQ Wine stable release 1.8.4 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine stable release 1.8.4 is now available for Linux and Mac.

What's new in this release:
  • Various bug fixes.
  • A few more cards added to the GPU description table.
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 1.8.4 (total 50):

  18745  64-bit Mortal Kombat X crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetLargePageMinimum
  20977  Bad hlp table rendering
  22819  Some applications like Heroes of Might and Magic 2 display loopback.
  25396  Safrosoft RoX freezes at start.
  26268  Multiple applications need ntdll.ZwSetLdtEntries stub (, Ragnarok Online patcher)
  26965  Dragon Age 2 demo - sound in cutscenes is muffled
  27680  Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (violation of the Windows 64-bit ABI, stack pointer (RSP) must be 16-byte aligned when making a call to Win64 API)
  28082  OCCT Perestroïka needs hal.dll.READ_PORT_ULONG
  34052  The Witcher: Character models are sometimes invisible
  36556  valgrind shows a definite leak in comctl32/tests/syslink.c
  36838  TOCA Touring Car Championship: installer copies one file from CD and then shows an error
  37063  NTLM EncryptMessage/DecryptMessage failure
  37090  Multiple applications crash with built-in amstream (Shogun: Total War, Medieval: Total War)
  37271  Applications get IP address of when lo0 is up on OSX
  38102  Process Hacker 2.x needs winsta.dll.WinStationEnumerateW
  38137  WBaduk: "Could not obtain OLE control window handle" regression
  38811  Java JRE 8 installer 'jre-8uXX-windows-i586.exe' crashes on startup (GetThreadPreferredUILanguages is a stub)
  38962  expr.c:234 and 235 attempted computation of 1 << 31 should be 1u << 31
  39543  Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.FreeUserPhysicalPages (Microsoft Office 2007 diagnosis service, Eden Eternal)
  39579  iNode 3.6 client needs ndis.sys.NdisAllocateMemoryWithTag
  39842  Skype for windows doesn't work (needs ndis.sys.NdisSystemProcessorCount)
  39911  dxd9 PresentationInterval not propagated on device Reset
  39933  iNode 3.6 client needs ndis.sys.NdisAllocateSpinLock
  40048  Camtasia Studio 8 : crashes on unimplemented function dwmapi.dll.DwmSetPresentParameters
  40301  wxDatePickerCtrl (wxWidgets) generates an assert on DTM_GETRANGE message result
  40380  Wine should take dosbox's configuration instead of creating a new one
  40389  cmd.exe (native): Unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetConsoleAliasExesLengthW
  40487  3dmark Vantage Benchmark: unimplemented functions hal.dll.READ and WRITE PORT
  40497  "Trainz: A New Era" needs msvcr120.dll.?__ExceptionPtrToBool@@YA_NPEBX@Z
  40511  Application that copies files from one place to another stoped working in wine versions greater then 1.6.2
  40532  Microsoft Word Viewer 11.8 does not show text on file properties dialog until the text is selected
  40557  KSP Trajectory Optimization Tool (MATLAB Runtime (MCR)) crashes at launch
  40562  AkelPad: [ToolBar plugin] tooltips for toolbar buttons have some extra text
  40581  Regression: dsound input recording from microphone lags with 2 seconds delay
  40614  Cisco Jabber 11.6 crashes due to missing dbghelp.dll.EnumerateLoadedModulesExW
  40618  Autodesk 123D Design needs msvcr100.dll.mbsrtowcs_s
  40659  Window with CS_OWNDC style cause DC leak when GetDC/ReleaseDC is used.
  40691  DVDFab pre-check FabCheck.exe executable fails, needs setupapi.dll.CM_Get_DevNode_Status
  40745  Python 3.5.1 interpreter crashes, needs _set_thread_local_invalid_parameter_handler
  40747  Microsoft Expression Web 4 crashes on startup, needs gdiplus.dll.GdipGetImageAttributesAdjustedPalette
  40754  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll._lock_locales
  40755  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function ucrtbase.dll._lock_locales
  40756  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll._calloc_base
  40770  Nvidia GeForce GT 730 not recognized properly
  40796  Python 3.5.1 interpreter crashes when importing pyqtSlot
  40830  Conflict between kVK_RightCommand and macOS 10.12 Sierra in carbon framework
  40833  Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate no sound during gameplay (except cutscenes)
  40851  macOS 10.12 Build Failure in winspool.drv with cupsGetPPD
  40923  Alone in the Dark (2008) crashes on launch with msvcrt assertion
  41132  Specific font files can cause Steam to crash unexpectedly

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

CodeWeavers CrossOver Android preview will be released next week here are the rulz

First of all, thank you to everyone that has written in asking to be part of the upcoming Technology Preview for CrossOver Android. Literally, thousands of people from around the globe have inquired about when this technology will be released and when they can start testing it for CodeWeavers. To that, I am very happy to announce that we have all intentions of releasing the Technology Preview of CrossOver Android before the end of August. While the actual release date is a surprise (to all of us), our developers have assured us that we’ll have *something* to give to our many Android enthusiasts before the end of this month. TO THAT POINT, I think I need to set some expectations for everyone that participates in our Technology Preview.

Rules for the Technology Preview:

1.) Be cool. First off, don’t be a jerk. Yes, this is harsh, but it is very true. It’s a Technology Preview, not a final product. It’s a utility for
running a very select number of Microsoft Windows applications (to start), not for running every Windows application. I know in this day and age of anonymous rage that it’s easy to be all hateful via e-mail and social media. Just remember, CrossOver Android is a Technology Preview that was provided to you for free. Keep this in mind when you test the software.

2.) Be realistic. Many users would like to run latest games and applications like Overwatch and/or Office 2016 on a Chromebook. But, let’s be realistic. First rule of thumb is that if the application is not supported in CrossOver Linux, it will not be supported (out of the box) on CrossOver Android. If you need to know what applications are supported in CrossOver Linux, you can find them here in our Compatibility Center.

3.) Be positive. This type of development is really, really, really hard. It’s taken us nearly three years to get to the point where we are today with CrossOver Android. I know that many users will be disappointed that our Technology Preview is not a finished product, but it takes time, effort, energy, and money to deliver a finished product. All the work you see in CrossOver Android has been self-funded by CodeWeavers. So, I would ask you to be positive about CrossOver Android and see the potential of where this technology *could* go in the future.

4.) Be patient. We may have several Technology Previews before the final product is released. To that point, we hope our testers will hang in there with us as we work to improve CrossOver Android. The product will continue to improve; and as it does, the end user experience (which is very important to us) will continue to get better and better and better. We also expect that more and more and more applications and games will be supported. Our goal is to get to a final product by the time ChromeOS fully supports Android applications on all Intel based Chromebooks.

5.) Be a tester. We expect your feedback on the product. Let us know what works. Let us know what isn't working. Let us know what you did to ‘break’ support for an application (so we can do the same thing and work to fix the problem). The more information you can provide the more we can go about fixing *your* application and/or game.

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The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.17 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.17 is now available for Linux and Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Better exception handling on 64-bit.
  • Various improvements in joystick support.
  • Some more stream support in the C++ runtime.
  • Font embedding improvements.
  • More metafile support in GDI+.
  • 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 1.9.17 (total 53):

  13272  Scrapland crashes on startup due to IDirectDrawStreamSample::GetSurface method stub
  15824  Microsoft Chat's comic mode graphical glitches
  18018  Gun Metal is unresponsive to joystick
  18095  VisualFEA's Toolbar is broken (does no line wrapping)
  20080  Perfect Cherry Blossom controls go crazy
  22491  Total Commander: Pressing the "Program information" button opens multiple windows instead of just one
  26365  Geneforge 1 - text gets cut away
  26762  Shadow Vault has display errors
  29961  ADO.NET query on a Jet database fails.
  30844  VirtualDJ Home Free crashes after sitting idle for a few minutes.
  31693  CAPCOM games using gamepad start with axes X/Y pressed up/left
  32362  Multiple DirectX9 games need D3D11CreateDevice implementation with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_x support (Ghost Recon: Future Soldier)
  32774  Multiple games (Lucius, X Rebirth) don't expect blending to be enabled by RS_EDGEANTIALIAS
  34281  PlotSoft PDFill 10 fails on startup, reports 'No Fonts found under: C:\\windows\\Fonts' (at least one font name in registry must contain 'truetype' token)
  34286  dinput doesn't report DIDOI_ASPECT* for joystick axes
  36421  valgrind shows some leaks in oledb32/tests/database.c
  36625  can't set text background color in richedit
  36850  Fury 3 does not recognize Gamepad/Joystick
  36859  Don't Starve 2.4.0 does not start: Missing Shader 'shaders/font.ksh'.
  37518  Huge Drop Performance Alan Wake, Alan Wake American Nightmare, Shadow Warrior 2013
  37847  Shantae - Risky's Revenge has glitchy graphics
  37954  Test application using old MSVC++ iostream library crashes on startup ('msvcirt.??0ostrstream@@QAE@XZ' takes one argument)
  38276  IsDialogMessage(NULL,...) must always return FALSE
  38726  valgrind shows uninitialized memory in qcap/tests/smartteefilter.c
  39506  King Arthur II demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateEffectPoolFromFileW
  39541  Rollercoaster Tycoon - X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
  40384  dinput8:dinput regression caused by new compiler
  40385  usp10:usp10 regression caused by new cross-compiler
  40411  Regedit.exe /e only exports HKLM
  40665  'INFINITY' undeclared (In function 'test_effect_preshader_ops')
  40710  Multiple games crashes with unimplemented function d3dx11_43.dll.D3DX11CreateTextureFromMemory
  40846  Dead by Daylight: Crash on start, needs D3DX11CompileFromFileW
  40848  S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat Benchmark needs d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateDeviceAndSwapChain
  40989  Adventure Lamp needs ntdll.NtSuspendProcess
  41002  Worms 2 (GOG version) fails to start, crashes with a Visual C++ runtime error
  41025  Worms 2 in-game audio no longer works
  41061  Unimplemented function msvcp140.dll._Mtx_init_in_situ needed by
  41066  Unhandled page fault in RtlWow64EnableFsRedirectionEx when passed bad *old_value pointer
  41067  Spellforce 2 - Demons of the Past needs d3dx9_34.dll.D3DXFillVolumeTextureTX
  41072  GOG Galaxy fails to start without setting ucrtbase to (native, builtin)
  41074  Unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.__crtInitializeCriticalSectionEx needed by
  41078  Unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.__crtCreateEventExW needed by
  41079  Hauppauge Capture crashes on unimplemented function cfgmgr32.dll.CM_Get_Version
  41084  Unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.__crtCreateSemaphoreExW needed by
  41088  Bug on Startup Buhl Tax2016 on Wine Windows7
  41089  Regression bug: E-Sword Search now showing a black dialog.
  41103  Fails to parse Extended Properties since it has quotes around its value.
  41109  8-bit Armies launches with a very small window
  41111  CPU-Z driver needs hal.dll.WRITE_PORT_UCHAR
  41125  unimplemented function inetcomm.dll.MimeOleObjectFromMoniker
  41128  Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer (AoM: Cards of Destiny) doesn't stretch fullscreen properly
  41132  Specific font files can cause Steam to crash unexpectedly
  41140  gcc6: comctl32 build warnings

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Friday, August 12, 2016

MacGourmet Deluxe is the toptenreviews Gold Award winner

The top performers in our review are MacGourmet Deluxe, the Gold Award winner; Cook'n Recipe Organizer, the Silver Award winner; and Computer Cuisine Deluxe, the Bronze Award winner. Here’s more on choosing a program to meet your needs, along with details on how we arrived at our ranking of 10 products.

 If you're like most cooks, you probably already have a system worked out for storing recipes on your computer. Since you can find most recipes you want online, investing in recipe software may seem unnecessary. However, Mac cookbook software has a wealth of tools that go beyond what even the most organized cooks could do on their own.

Some of these recipe organizers come with hundreds or even thousands of preinstalled recipes or give you exclusive access to a vast library of recipes online. Most Mac recipe software also lets you import and export recipes that you find online or have in your personal recipe files. The ability to import and store them all in one place is an enormous convenience. You can plan out meals by the day, week or month and get nutritional information about each recipe with the click of a button.
While this lineup focuses exclusively on the best Mac recipe software we found, if you use a PC or want to access recipes through your Android device, our cookbook and recipe software reviews may be more helpful. For more information, check out our articles on cookbook and recipe software.

Mac Recipe Software: What to Look For


A recipe software package should have all the essentials, such as tools that let you import, organize and manage your recipes. It should also have extras to accommodate your family's specific needs. If you're cooking for several people, you'll want a program that automatically adjusts the ingredients based on the number of people. You'll also want software that helps you with shopping lists so you don't have to make multiple trips to the store. We selected recipe management software that lets you easily import recipes into your database and effectively organize and file them.
Although many people cite cooking as a favorite pastime, it can be a hassle to attend to all of the small details in the kitchen, both prior to and during cooking. You want software that acts as an electronic organizer, putting your favorite recipes at your fingertips and allowing you to focus on preparing food, not finding recipes. As we used and evaluated the software featured in our reviews, we found some vital criteria for choosing the best Mac recipe software.

Recipe Manager
The best recipe programs offer a plethora of options for documenting and editing items in the recipe database. First, programs should include preinstalled recipes to get you started. Each Mac recipe manager should have numerous fields for various information, such as the recipe source, cooking notes or variations, food and beverage pairings, substitutions, serving size adjustments, and preference and difficulty ratings.
Finding the right recipe for the right occasion can be a daunting task if you have hundreds or even thousands of dishes saved on your Mac. Make sure the program you purchase has great search options that let you find recipes quickly. These include the ability to search by title, keyword or ingredient, but also more specific searches such as cooking method, preparation time and rating.
Convenience Tools
You want to be equipped with all the tools you need to make the cooking experience as seamless as possible. Searching through a box of 8 x 5 index cards for the right recipe is as obsolete as card catalogs at the local library. But this software goes beyond mere electronic convenience. The best Mac recipe software lets you sync your PC recipe files with an iPhone app, so when you import recipes you find online, they automatically transfer to your iPhone. You can adjust serving sizes in real time on your mobile device as you prepare food if you're using a new recipe with a big group. Mac recipe software should also make it easy to share recipes online, print them off individually or collect them in book form.
Recipe software requires a specific type of user interface to be useful in the kitchen. You don't want to get flour or sauce on your Mac while you prepare your favorite meals, so look for programs that have a cooking view, or hands-free options. For when you're not cooking, make sure the program has an easy-to-use interface that makes recipe creation, meal planning and any other task simple and intuitive.
Menu Planner
The best recipe software for Mac allows you to create menu plans weeks or even months in advance so you can stay organized and maintain a healthy diet. Many programs also allow you to create shopping lists, which is convenient because it lets you keep track of your inventory. It also streamlines the shopping process, reducing the time spent figuring out what you need from the store. It all but eliminates extra trips to the store because you forgot important ingredients. Also look for programs that can tell you the nutritional value of recipes and individual ingredients. If you're short on time, many programs give you suggestions of dishes you can make with what you have on hand.
Help & Support
Resources to answer your questions are a vital part of any software package. Most programs provide access to resources such as communication with other users via online forums, which is very useful. Also look for programs that offer email support, online manuals, how-to sections and video tutorials.

Mac Recipe Software: Our Verdict and Recommendations


We identified the best cookbook and recipe software for Macs on the market. The best options are MacGourmet Deluxe, Cook'n Recipe Organizer and Computer Cuisine Deluxe. Each has a lot to offer in terms of keeping your library of recipes organized and up to date. MacGourmet has stellar cooking tools that let you plan meals weeks in advance and generate advanced shopping lists. Cook'n Recipe Organizer provides excellent help with setting nutritional values and serving sizes for your family, and it goes beyond lists to offer shopping strategies. Computer Cuisine Deluxe has more than 1,000 preloaded recipes and an attractive, easy-to-navigate user interface.

When choosing cookbook and recipe software for your Mac, first decide what your needs are. If you are a gourmet cook, you may want features that allow you to edit recipes and change serving sizes. However, if you don't cook for many people, you may find that more basic Mac recipe software suits you best. One such basic software package is Paprika Recipe Manager, an inexpensive program that doesn't come with preloaded recipes but lets you add your own recipes quickly and easily.
Mac recipe software makes recipe collection a simple and painless task. The best recipe software for Mac combines extensive recipe management tools, effective meal-planning capabilities, a simple user interface and great support options. Our Mac recipe software reviews help you narrow down your choices and find the program that works best for you.

PROS / MacGourmet Deluxe has an excellent menu planner that allows you to plan your meals weeks in advance.

CONS / The number of preloaded recipes is somewhat limited.

VERDICT / MacGourmet is the best Mac recipe software we reviewed because of its exceptional features and easy-to-use interface.

MacGourmet Deluxe is among the best-known recipe programs on the market. It offers an impressive combination of tools such as smart lists and detailed search options. MacGourmet's advanced features and ease of use make it our top choice among the Mac recipe software we reviewed and winner of our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Total War WARHAMMER coming to Mac and Linux in the autumn

Total War: Warhammer Releasezeitraum für Mac und Linux Portierungen

Mac und Linux Spieler können das Fantasy-Strategiespiel Total War: Warhammer noch »diesen Herbst« auf ihren Nicht-Windows PCs installieren. Das hat der für die Portierung zuständige Entwickler angekündigt.

Feral Interactive und Creative Assembly haben bekanntgegeben, dass das Fantasy-Strategiespiel Total War: Warhammer noch »diesen Herbst« für Mac- und Linux-Spieler erscheinen wird.
Die Umsetzung für Nicht-Windows-PCs war zwar bereits bei der Vorstellung des Spiels angekündigt worden, aber hat bis heute kein Releasedatum erhalten. Weitere Informationen zum Preis der Portierung und den Systemanforderungen oder ob auch direkt die DLC zum Spiel erhältlich sein werden, sollen kurz vor dem Release bekanntgegeben werden.

 Conquer this world with Total War™: WARHAMMER®, coming to Mac and Linux in the autumn.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.16 is now available for Linux and Mac

The #WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.16 is now available for #Linux and #Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Better 64-bit binary compatibility on macOS.
  • Performance improvements in JavaScript.
  • More progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • More shader instructions in Direct3D.
  • Performance improvements in GDI.
  • 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 1.9.16 (total 43):

  19051  Myst V installer will not run.
  19546  Grafit text labels not displayed properly
  21985  Devil May Cry 3: Black screen when playing game, but special effects are seen
  23041  Darkness Within 2 demo: crashes on startup without native d3dx9_40
  24645  PDF Factory 3.x/4.x installer fails to install printer drivers (winspool.SetPrinterW lacks support for level 8, global default printer settings)
  26360  Time Warner Cable Connection Manager 1.03.0012.0 does not install
  28932  Screamer Radio, language selection works incorrectly
  29598  eRacer demo: no text displayed
  32491  dbghelp doesn't support DW_FORM_flag_present
  33398  Word / Excel 2010: crash when clicked (2nd or 3rd times) on a link
  33457  An integer overflow @line 268 of dsa.c ?
  33594  Cool Record Edit: crash during startup
  33939  Ballistic game: no animation when ball is lost
  34243  YGOPro Percy exits after a single duel/replay
  36828  Multiple DirectX11 games need D3D11CreateDevice implementation with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_x support (Sniper Elite 3)
  37338  Multiple games and applications using Boost.Interprocess need 'NtQuerySection' implementation (file-backed shared memory)(RobloxPlayer, Tera Online)
  37903  Winzip 6: Unable to install. Controls are missing.
  37919  Spellforce 2 needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTextureShader
  38310  Trackbar control (msctls_trackbar32) does not send WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC as it does in Windows
  39501  King Arthur II demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DXCpuOptimizations
  39502  King Arthur II demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateTextureFromMemory
  39744  No sound with winepulse.drv in multiple applications when PulseAudio fails to allocate full buffer
  39919  Purple / Pink reflections in Mass Effect 3
  40520  Gauntlet and WoW (d3d11 renderer) need FrontCounterClockwise
  40734  Unreal Tournament 3 doesn't quit properly when Pulseaudio is used
  40735  Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy (Steam) needs a more fleshed out msscript.ocx to get past the initial 'OLE Error 80004002'
  40757  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll.__stdio_common_vsnwprintf_s
  40758  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll._get_wide_winmain_command_line
  40815  comctl32: Leftmost position of trackbar not selectable with mouse, slider initial position wrong
  40875  ITHVNR does not work in wine
  40882  Nvidia GT 740M is not correctly recognized
  40905  Multiple applications need api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll._get_narrow_winmain_command_line (PCSX2 1.4.0, Battle.Net Launcher)
  40920  Into The Stars (UE4 game) crashes while loading with SwapChain->GetFullscreenState error
  40987  Wine hangs indefinitely on start with "[__NSArrayM insertObject:atIndex:]: index 6 beyond bounds [0 .. 4]".
  40999  Epic Games Launcher needs ws2_32.InetNtopW
  41009  PCSX2 1.4.0 needs api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll.__stdio_common_vswprintf_p
  41010  TVS_TRACKSELECT uses wrong hittest region
  41015  comctl32/treeview: Alt-Up/Down keyboard shortcuts don't work
  41033  Unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll.set_terminate need by
  41037  Unimplemented function vcruntime140.dll.__std_type_info_name is needed by
  41040  VariantChangeTypeEx lead to error when casting IUnknown(nil) -> IDispatch
  41044  Age of Mythology: Extended Edition needs api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll.__stdio_common_vswprintf_s
  41051  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function vcruntime140.dll.__std_type_info_destroy_list

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Q4Wine 1.3.1 has been released for Linux and Mac OSX

Q4Wine is a Qt GUI for Wine. It will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications. It currently supported on Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X platforms.

Q4Wine was initially written by Alexey S. Malakhov aka John Brezerk. General idea comes from WineTools scripts which were initially written by Frank Hendriksen.

General features are:

  • Can export Qt color theme into wine colors settings;
  • Can easy work with different wine versions at same time;
  • Easy creating, deleting and managing prefixes (WINEPREFIX);
  • Easy controlling for wine process;
  • Autostart icons support;
  • Easy cd-image use;
  • You can extract icons from PE files (.exe .dll);
  • Easy backup and restore for managed prefixes;
  • Winetriks support;
  • And more: Explore it!;
Version changes since v1.3.1
  • Allow to execute and create icons for .bat and .msi files BUG-69;
  • Added Chinese (China) translation (thx 2 Mingye Wang and Mingcong Bai);
  • Added Japanese translation (thx 2 Masanori Kakura);
  • Renamed 'New' menu option for icon and prefix view to 'New icon' and 'New folder' respectively to avoid confusion BUG-69;
  • Icon description is not exported into *.desktop file BUG-69;
  • Winetrick's item description label doesn't wrap properly BUG-71;
  • Qt5: detailed view item selection duplicate BUG-75;
  • q4wine-cli does not accept extra app arguments BUG-78;
  • Translation files moved from i18n to l10n;
  • Hide deprecated prefix options if values are not set;

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Interview CodeWeavers President Discusses Porting Windows Apps to Chromebooks

After becoming the first company to show Windows apps running on a Chromebook, CodeWeavers' James Ramey tells WinBuzzer how CrossOver for Android will work. He also talks about the need for Windows apps across platforms and the hardware restrictions of Chromebooks.

 Last week I had the chance to sit down with James Ramey, President of CodeWeavers. The company’s CrossOver technology has been porting Windows applications to Linux and Mac for nearly two decades. Recently the company became the first to bridge Windows apps to a Chromebook, using CrossOver for Android.

During a wide-ranging discussion, Ramey talked about how CrossOver for Android overcomes the hardware restrictions on Chromebooks. He also had plenty to say about how Google’s computing platform has plenty of room to grow.

Nevertheless, Ramey believes that there will always be a need for Windows applications, but is unsure on Microsoft’s plans with cross-platform openness.

You’ve been porting Windows applications to Linux for nearly two decades and Mac since 2006. What were the differences or challenges in porting to Chromebook’s compared to those other platforms?

“Chromebooks are a more sandboxed environment than either the Linux or Mac platforms, so there are more restrictions in regards to applications like CodeWeavers (CrossOver). Not restrictions from the standpoint of just not wanting Windows applications, but restrictions in how applications run in general. A lot of times our applications link back to data and information. We run things on the fly, and sometimes that isn’t conducive in the Chromium environment.

There are some challenges there in how the applications run. Additionally there are other limitations. We are dealing with Open GL ES over Open GL, so there are different libraries to transfer for as opposed to platforms such as Linux or Mac.

From a hardware standpoint there are other challenges. Chromebooks in the past have not had the processor, RAM, and hard drive space you would hope to have in a PC. There are some challenges working with hardware constraints, not necessarily for our technology, but regarding the support of Windows technology.

Microsoft Windows based applications have this expectation to have almost unlimited RAM, of vast hard drives, and incredible processing power. If all those conditions aren’t met then you have some instability, you have some performance degradation that you work through. That’s where we have to compensate and find ways to make things run better with restricted resources.”

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Putty for Mac OS X now available

Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available?  The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software's we can Use putty on Mac although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it's widely available for Mac systems running OSX 10.9.5 or higher.

SSH is available by default in Mac and Linux or Unix. Although you can use terminal for SSH connections still there are some benefits using putty such as Other clients don’t keep connections alive whereas Putty does. Also it is cool to use Putty as your SSH client if you are doing some VMware ESXi or CISCO Stuffs, transferring files, managing files on a server or whatever.

Putty for Mac only cost $15.00 and is available in Wine Reviews online store.