Friday, March 31, 2017

Putty for Mac volume discounts now available

We have had a couple large organizations ask us about volume discounts for Putty over the past couple of weeks. So as of today we have implemented volume discounts in our store on FastSpring. Volume discounts start at 5 licensees and go up to 100 the discount increases in tiers.


Putty for Mac 7.5 is now available in the store, we are doing a soft release over multiple sites at this time. A release post with the full change-log will be posted here on Monday April 3rd 2017.

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.5 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.5 is now available for Linux and Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Support for message-mode named pipes.
  • Translation of version resources through po files.
  • Transform feedback support in Direct3D.
  • Scheduler classes in C++ runtime.
  • Better scrolling in popup menus.
  • More improvements to the XML reader.
  • 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 2.5 (total 30):

  17195  Multiple applications and games need support for named pipe message mode (NamedPipe datagrams need to be _really_ datagrams)
  23302  Not standard background color in Wine configuration
  32925  WinUAE 2.5.1 beta crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetVolumeInformationByHandleW
  33899  Mouse moves screen in fullscreen.
  34676  Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage Demo needs msvcp100.dll.?is_current_task_group_canceling@Concurrency@@YA_NXZ
  37402  WideCharToMultiByte is supposed to reject invalid flags
  37887  SteuerSparErklärung 2015: crashes when importing a receipt on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.?_Trace_ppl_function@Concurrency@@YAXABU_GUID@@EW4ConcRT_EventType@1@@Z
  38526  QTravel, part of Qstarz PC Suite (Q2000) v3.x crashes on startup
  40328  Rayman 3 Crashes loading 2nd level.
  40465  The sting demo is mainly black
  40480  Skyrim crashes with "wined3d_texture_load Failed to load location (srgb 0)."
  40789  Rayman 3 Crashes on first lv.
  41213  Elder Scrolls Online requires more than 16 samplers in pixel shaders with D3D11 renderer
  41757  Natsuiro Asagao Residence (demo): fails to detect Japanese environment.
  42017  Silence d3d11_immediate_context_OMSetBlendState  spam at console
  42050  wine-mono 4.6.4 System.argumentException (APB Reloaded)
  42271  Final Fantasy X needs msvcr110.dll.__crtUnhandledException
  42621  Unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.?_Trace_ppl_function@Concurrency@@YAXAEBU_GUID@@EW4ConcRT_EventType@1@@Z
  42626  unimplemented function msvcr110.dll.__crtUnhandledException
  42629  Galactic Civilization 3 fails to run
  42656  ACDSee Pro 10 needs msvcp140.dll.?_Schedule_chore@details@Concurrency@@YAHPEAU_Threadpool_chore@12@@Z
  42657  ACDSee Pro 9 needs msvcr120.dll.?Alloc@Concurrency@@YAPEAX_K@Z
  42658  Playstation Now needs msvcr120.dll.?Alloc@Concurrency@@YAPAXI@Z
  42665  Mafia III launcher fails to start (needs uiautomationcore.dll.UiaLookupId)
  42670  Mafia III launcher fails to start (needs uiautomationcore.dll.UiaGetReservedMixedAttributeValue)
  42671  Mafia III launcher fails to start (needs uiautomationcore.dll.UiaGetReservedNotSupportedValue)
  42684  Steep (Ubisoft) needs iphlpapi.dll. GetUnicastIpAddressTable
  42688  Native Acces crashes on unimplemented msvcp140.dll.?__ExceptionPtrCompare@@YA_NPBX0@Z
  42700  Mafia III stops after launching (needs api-ms-win-core-quirks-l1-1-0.dll.QuirkIsEnabled3)
  42703  Excel 2010 does not work: unimplemented function oleaut32.dll.GetAltMonthNames

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

CodeWeavers has Released CrossOver 16.2.0 for Linux and MacOS

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 16.2.0 for both macOS and Linux. CrossOver 16.2 has many improvements to our core Windows compatibility layer and also specific enhancements for several popular applications.

CrossOver 16.2 is the first version of CrossOver which supports Microsoft Outlook 2013.  We have also made improvements to our compatibility with the rest of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite, including fixes for problems which caused some users to be unable to register.

CrossOver 16.2 also has several improvements for Quicken users who had seen problems with Quicken updates not applying cleanly.

CrossOver 16.2 has a full merge of the final release of Wine 2.0. This final, stable release of Wine means widespread improvements in compatibility with Windows applications.  It is the latest step in the continuous improvement of our core compatibility layer technology.

CrossOver 16.2 also has bug fixes which improve behavior in the older Microsoft Office 2010 suite; improvements to games performance; and several fixes for macOS users in the areas of window management performance and clipboard support.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to CrossOver 16.2 the next time they launch CrossOver.  Linux users can download the latest version from

Change Log For CrossOver Mac and Linux :

16.2.0 CrossOver - March 23, 2017
  • Application Support:
    • CrossOver now supports Outlook 2013.
    • Bugs with Quicken updates have been fixed.
    • Connection issues with Outlook 2010 have been fixed.
    • Bugs activating Office 2013 in some circumstances have been fixed.
  • Wine Update:
    • CrossOver 16.2.0 includes the final release of Wine 2.0.
  • Performance Enhancements and Other Improvements:
    • We have made improvements to our Performance Enhanced Graphics which should improve performance with a variety of games.
    • Windowing behavior on macOS will be faster and more reliable in some circumstances, including cases where productivity-style applications make use of OpenGL.
    • Bugs with copy / paste have been fixed on macOS.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Putty for Mac version 7.5 status update

We are now working on version 7.5 of Putty for Mac and have made some major progress the last month. We have added a installer so you can configure the install location, We now have Pterm included and working, We have fixed a large number of icon rendering bugs, cleaned up theme support, fixed a couple dynamic lib linking bugs, fixed a crash in Browse, fixed the SSH drop down menu, So SSH key authentication will once again be vastly improved over the current version. Version 7.5 should be released next month, until then here is some screenshots of our internal build.

Full post and screenshots are here :

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.4 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.4 is now available for Linux and Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Built-in implementation of cryptographic hashes.
  • Mono engine updated with upstream fixes.
  • More Direct3D command stream work.
  • Simulated bold and italic in DirectWrite.
  • Improvements to the XML reader.
  • 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 2.4 (total 32):

  10858  BlueByte Game Channel fails to install
  14371  cleanup undefined members in vartest
  29133  Gómez PEER fails to update
  30378  Xuzhou network client crashes at start
  33987  Secret Files 3 demo shows only some parts of background in ConfigTool
  36599  winhttp/tests/winhttp.c: test_secure_connection() fails under valgrind
  36600  valgrind shows a possible leak in winhttp/tests/winhttp.c
  36608  valgrind shows a definite leak in xmllite/tests/writer.c
  37436  Aliens vs. Predator (2010, Steam) crashes when loading save game
  38793  Lotus Smartsuite 3.1 installer reports insufficient disk space
  39685  Multiple applications crash on startup, need unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.??0event@Concurrency@@QAE@XZ (Rollcage Redux v1.3.8, ARC client, Playstation Now)
  40798  ACDSee Pro 9 (64-bit) needs msvcr120.dll.??0event@Concurrency@@QEAA@XZ
  40910  The Next BIG Thing can't save the game (needs native xmllite)
  41340  Unhandled page fault for Polaris Office Installer
  41472  kolotibablo needs ntoskrnl.exe.KeAcquireInStackQueuedSpinLock
  41684  unimplemented function uiautomationcore.dll.UiaClientsAreListening called in 32-bit code
  41832  Galactic Civ 3 - ships are not visible
  41951  Unimplemented function bcrypt.dll.BCryptDuplicateHash prevents DOOM from running
  42209  Native Instruments Native Access 1.0.25 (R37) crashes on unimplemented function concrt140.dll.??1_ReentrantBlockingLock@details@Concurrency@@QAE@XZ
  42239  Kontact 5.6 needs api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll._Wcsftime
  42450  Unimplemented copy from WINED3D_LOCATION_TEXTURE_RGB to WINED3D_LOCATION_TEXTURE_SRGB for depth/stencil buffers.
  42510  InternetOpenUrl does not send query parameters for HTTPS urls
  42557  NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M detected as GeForce GTX 470
  42559  Adobe Reader DC: No longer installs (Unimplemented function msi.dll.MsiGetComponentPathExW)
  42575  Multiple applications need msvcp140.dll.?_LogScheduleTask@_TaskEventLogger@details@Concurrency@@QAEX_N@Z
  42576  Poedit crashes on start on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?_Reset@_ContextCallback@details@Concurrency@@AAEXXZ
  42578  WSAStringToAddress fails to parse IP v6 addresses with port number
  42586  Adobe Reader DC crashes on startup (needs GetCurrentPackageFullName stub)
  42603  Steep (Ubisoft) needs iphlpapi.dll.NotifyUnicastIpAddressChange
  42625  Flushing file (int 0x21, ah=0x68) fails with access denied error in 16-bit code (affects QuickBooks 5.0)
  42639  Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x7eff5a34)
  42641  winetricks ie8_kb2936068 installer fails with error

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.3 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.3 is now available for Linux and Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Obsolete wineinstall script removed.
  • More Direct3D command stream work.
  • A few more Shader Model 5 instructions.
  • Better underline rendering in DirectWrite.
  • Improved ODBC support on 64-bit.
  • 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 2.3 (total 41):

  13249  Putty 0.60: Yes/No/Cancel dialog moving with keyboard arrows
  20215  Extra mouse buttons do not work in Firefox
  23187  DeferWindowPos behaves wrong when invalid HWND
  25700  MessageBox does not display last word if string contains '&' (ampersand)
  33423  Cultures 3 multiplayer hangs while creating a game
  33717  regedit: Sorting registry keys on refreshing
  37070  Missing polygons on 3D objects in Revenant (ddraw:d3d_device7_GetClipStatus iface, clip_status stub)
  37390  Word 2007: crashes when choosing a font
  37976  Poedit 1.7.4 crashes on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.??0_ReentrantBlockingLock@details@Concurrency@@QAE@XZ
  38354  Multiple games and applications need msvcr120.dll._except1 (Audacity 2.1.0, Tera Online)
  39895  MalwareBytes Anti-malware software needs msvcr100.dll.lldiv implementation
  40488  Revenant crashes when starting a new game
  40948  Multiple apps need api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll.__initialize_lconv_for_unsigned_char
  40956  unimplemented function msvcr110.dll._Lock_shared_ptr_spin_lock when starting Zoner Photo Studio 18
  41394  3DMark2001se 'Car chase' speed regression on mesa/nouveau
  41408  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.??0task_continuation_context@Concurrency@@AAE@XZ
  41682  SPG-Verein 3.2 fails to install, needs advapi32.LookupSecurityDescriptorPartsA
  41725  Unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll._except1 (Starcraft 2 main menu, Firefox)
  41907  Necropolis: Unimplemented copy from WINED3D_LOCATION_TEXTURE_RGB to WINED3D_LOCATION_TEXTURE_RGB for depth/stencil buffers
  41928  Mortal Kombat X needs msvcr110.dll._get_dstbias
  42001  SC2 unimplemented function ucrtbase.dll._except1
  42129  Steam client - unimplemented function mfreadwrite.dll.MFCreateSourceReaderFromMediaSource
  42138  bug when running reaktor 6: "Unhandled exception: unimplemented function concrt140.dll.??0_ReentrantBlockingLock@details@Concurrency@@QAE@XZ called in 32-bit code (0x7b43bf1c)."
  42240  Kontact 5.6 needs concrt140.dll.??0_ReentrantBlockingLock@details@Concurrency@@QEAA@XZ
  42381  Final Fantasy V crashes
  42405  Drawn lines are too long.
  42426  ReportTool, part of SteuerSparErklaerung 2017 (german tax app) crashes on unimplemented function wlanapi.dll.WlanRegisterNotification
  42463  ZmLearn crash at startup: "Assertion 'm->state == STATE_PASSIVE' failed at pulse/mainloop.c:787, function pa_mainloop_prepare(). Aborting."
  42465  winhttp set_cookies() violates RFC6265 string comparison rules
  42469  GetOpenFileName should expand environment variables in lpstrInitialDir
  42483  Build for Ubuntu Precise fails because MPG123_IGNORE_INFOFRAME is undeclared
  42487  Free Devanagari font Samanata crashes during GPOS processing
  42490  Assertion failure when clicking boxes in altWinDirStat
  42504  Computemark 2.1 runs with Wine 2.2 but black benchmark window..
  42506  STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl crashes on startup
  42507  Final Fantasy XI Online: Intermittent crashes.
  42509  The Witcher 3 hangs the system on startup
  42511  winnt.h: invalid conversion from 'void*' to 'volatile char*'
  42516  Kholat hangs on splash screen
  42547  winex11.drv compilation fails on systems without XInput2 support
  42567  Acid Pro Trial 7.0e  fails to install

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The WineHQ Wine maintenance release 1.8.7 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine maintenance release 1.8.7 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.
  • Turkish translation updates.
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 1.8.7 (total 38):

  11808  winefile: broken horizontal scrolling
  17196  Text Editor Cursor can be scrolled outside editor
  19862  CodeCreatures crashes.
  30355  DVDSubEdit 1.52 crashes on startup, broken TBM_SETRANGEMAX handling
  30385  Multiple applications need support for shell32.SHGetKnownFolderPath KF_FLAG_DEFAULT_PATH option (Windows Live Essentials 2011 web installer, MediaMonkey 4.1.x in Vista+ mode)
  31222  Hitman: Blood Money crashes when changing screen resolution
  32682  Multiple .NET 4.0 applications fail to load the pen cursor (IDC_PEN, 32631, 0x7F77 missing)
  33859  Visual Web Developer Express 2008 crashes when clicking "Browse" (bug in PropertySheet common control)
  34127  FIFA 2000 demo crashes after 'Press Any Key'
  34465  process hacker 2.31 crashes in toolbar code
  35495  sharing violation and prompt for copy /B file1+file2 file1
  37762  Runaway & Runaway 2: wrong colors
  38207  Unreal Tournament 3 uninstaller fails when invoking from 'wine uninstaller' (removes wrong entries)
  39509  OneDrive for Business installer crashes in Win8 mode (user32.dll 'SetCoalescableTimer' stub missing)
  39661  Font width incorrect in wineconsole
  39714  Halo some sounds in cut scenes don't play
  40112  kernel32:time regression
  40243  Korg Nano editor USB MIDI driver won't install, requires Administrator Privileges
  40247  Wine returns the loopback IP as first item in GetIpAddrTable causing some licensed programs to fail due to invalid MAC address
  40845  Uninstaller does not remove missing applications from the list
  40978  Wrong colors on i915 and similar GPUs in GTA Vice City
  41001  64-bit Core Temp 1.x kernel driver 'ALSysIO.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.RtlUnwindEx
  41055  "Texture ... does not have a drawable" on i915 with D3D8
  41141  gcc6: d3drm build warnings
  41218  curl 7.50: HTTPS fails with InitializeSecurityContext failed: SEC_E_INVALID_TOKEN
  41252  Helldivers gives this error when trying to run on MacOS
  41476  Cannot paste in WinAuth 3.5.1 (32-bit)
  41508  Menu infinitely loops, the application hangs.
  41572  Windows API crash (GetTimeZoneInformationForYear)
  41599 and Hearthstone play loud static when receiving messages
  41732  wineconsole: changing to emacs mode requires restart
  41733  wineconsole: crashes in emacs mode when pasting (Ctrl+Y) empty buffer
  41898  ToCA Race Driver 3 needs ntoskrnl.exe.RtlCopyMemory
  41909  Calling TBM_SETPOS after TBM_SETRANGEMIN/TBM_SETRANGEMAX does not draw slider control properly
  42090  Highway Pursuit constantly emits loud noise when sound effects enabled
  42110  regression: commit "xinput1_3 prefer builtin dll" aliens versus predator classic 2000 (steam) fails to launch
  42187  Radeon R9 285 GPU incorrectly recognized
  42211  redefinition of typedef 'REFERENCE_TIME'

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Putty for Mac FAQ version 7

Here is a FAQ about Putty for Mac it should help answer the most common questions and support request.

(Q) What is Putty for Mac?
(A) 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 10.11 or higher. Please see the FAQ entry about running Putty on OSX 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 below.

(Q) I get this error when installing ( Error : LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/ ) is this a Putty error / bug?
(A) No, it's a Mac OS X bug :) See :

(Q) Can I install Putty on OSX 10.12 Sierra?
(A) YES! See :

(Q) How do I expand the Putty window it is very small by default?

(A)  Unfortunately at this time, Putty for Mac does not support resizing an established connection.

What you can do is create another session for your application and set a custom Window size for it by changing the Columns and Rows and then save that for future usage of that application.

I know it is not optimal and hopefully we will be able to support resizing sometime in the future.

(Q) Can I install and run Putty on OSX 10.8.x 10.9.x and 10.10.x or 10.13 High Sierra?
(A) YES! please see this post about PuTTY running on OS X 10.10 and this post about PuTTY running on 10.13 High Sierra.

Putty for Mac running on OSX 10.9.5

(Q) I downloaded and installed Putty but I get a security warning when trying to run it, what's up?
(A) If you try to open an app that is not registered with Apple by an identified developer you get a warning dialog. This doesn’t necessarily mean that something’s wrong with the app. For example, some apps were written before developer ID registration began.

To override your security settings and open the app anyway:
  1. In the Finder, locate the app you want to open.
    Don’t use Launchpad to do this. Launchpad doesn’t allow you to access the shortcut menu.
  2. Press the Control key and click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu.
  3. Click Open.
    The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it just as you can any registered app.
Note:   Another way to grant an exception for a blocked app is to click the “Open Anyway” button on the Security pane of System Preferences. This button is available for about an hour after you try to open the app. To open this pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy.

Example Screenshots 

 Follow the above instructions and Putty should run as expected.

(Q)Where can I purchase Putty for Mac and how much does it cost?
(A) Putty for Mac cost just $15.00 and can be purchased here.