Wednesday, August 16, 2023

CodeWeavers CrossOver 23.0.0 for macOS Linux and ChromeOS has been released

Hi folks,

I’m thrilled to announce that CodeWeavers has released CrossOver 23 for macOS, Linux and ChromeOS!

CrossOver 23 includes an update to Wine 8.0.1, bringing with it over 5,000 changes that offer improvements to a variety of applications. This release also includes an update to Wine Mono 7.4.0, vkd3d 1.8, DXVK 1.10.3 and MoltenVK 1.2.3.

Our most exciting feature is initial DirectX 12 support on macOS. Diablo II Resurrected and Diablo IV are currently running well on macOS Ventura, making them the first DirectX 12 games working on a released macOS version. This breakthrough was the culmination of years of development, and we look forward to continuing to aggressively pursue support for even more DirectX 12 titles. Diablo IV is also newly working on Linux with the CrossOver 23 release.

We’re pleased to announce that this release also includes initial support for geometry shaders and transform feedback on macOS Ventura. This unlocks many games that previously suffered from missing graphics or black screens in-game. Risk of Rain 2, TEKKEN 7, Octopath Traveler, Street Fighter V, Astroneer, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Trailmakers are just some of the titles that are now running on CrossOver 23. Note that using wined3d instead of DXVK will produce the best results for games using geometry shaders. And speaking of wined3d, our team also noted some nice performance improvements with wined3d.

EA App is now running on both macOS and Linux with CrossOver 23. Many EA App games are now working, including The Sims 4, Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect Legendary Edition. If you are running EA App games through Steam, make sure to install “EA App for Steam” into your bottle: that CrossTie installs needed dependencies.

For our Linux users, we worked around an XWayland bug, and Office 365 applications are now running with better performance with Wayland under CrossOver 23.

One of the most requested features we get for the CrossOver GUI is the ability to uninstall applications, and that is now possible with CrossOver 23. Uninstalling is now a quick operation: simply go to the “Bottle Details” at the bottom of the right sidebar for your bottle and right-click on the application listed under “Installed Software” to find the uninstall option. CrossOver also now deletes launchers for uninstalled applications. For example, launchers for games uninstalled through Steam will now be removed for you.

Of course, this release also contains some important bug fixes, including fixes for the latest Quicken, Steam, Rockstar Games Launcher, Age of Empires II Definitive Edition and Ubisoft Connect updates that caused those applications to stop working with CrossOver.

Lastly, a note about macOS Sonoma. Currently, CrossOver 23 runs on the Sonoma beta, but there are definitely known issues. We are working on fixes, and we plan to release an update to CrossOver 23 that will be fully compatible with it. 

Change Log :

23.0.0 CrossOver - August 16, 2023

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 23 includes Wine 8.0.1, with over 5,000 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Update to Wine Mono 7.4.
    • Update to vkd3d 1.8.
    • Update to DXVK 1.10.3.
    • Support for EA App.
    • Ability to uninstall applications.
  • macOS:
    • Initial support for DirectX 12 games, including Diablo II: Resurrected and Diablo IV.
    • Initial support for geometry shaders and transform feedback.
    • Update to MoltenVK 1.2.3.
  • Linux:
    • Office 365 support on Wayland.
    • Support for Diablo IV.
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