Showing posts with label applications. Show all posts
Showing posts with label applications. Show all posts

Monday, November 9, 2020

Run Windows software on your Chromebook

CrossOver is a commercial compatibility layer by CodeWeavers, based on the Wine project, which aims to run popular Windows software on Unix-based operating systems. CodeWeavers released the first beta of CrossOver for Chrome OS three years ago, and now it's finally ready for the masses.

CrossOver 20 was released today as the first version that officially supports Chrome OS. It comes configured to run thousands of popular Windows applications, including World of Warcraft, Steam, Quicken, GOG Galaxy, Microsoft Office, and others. Unlike the Parallels-based VM that Google is working on, CrossOver translates Windows API calls as needed, rather than emulating the entire operating system.

The Chrome OS version now runs on top of the Linux container, instead of running as an Android application like earlier betas did. CodeWeavers said in a blog post, "We feel that providing CrossOver using this route provides a superior user experience." However, this does mean that older Chromebooks without support for Linux apps won't be able to use the newer version.

CrossOver is paid software with three packages available. You can buy the current version for $39.95, and a Pro version with free software upgrades for a year (plus discounts on future releases) and additional customer support is available for $59.95. Finally, if you think you'll use CrossOver until the heat death of the universe, a lifetime support option is available for $494.00.

 Full Article

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Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CodeWeavers released CrossOver 19.0.0 for Linux and MacOS

CodeWeavers just released CrossOver 19.0.0 for both macOS and Linux!

The capstone of CrossOver 19 is the new ability to run 32 bit Windows applications within a 64 bit process.  This enables us to support 32 bit Windows applications on the new macOS release, Catalina, which removed all support for 32 applications in October.

This has been a remarkably difficult challenge, and I appreciate everyone's patience with us as we strove to make this happen.  I particularly want to call out and celebrate the work of Ken Thomases, the senior developer  at CodeWeavers who has worked tirelessly on this for the past year and a half.

In addition to that change, CrossOver’s core technology Wine has been updated to bring much of the developments of the past year to all of our users on both Mac and Linux.  These changes include over 5,000 individual improvements, all of which will act together to improve the end user experience with CrossOver.

We have improved installation compatibility with recent Linux distributions and also taken the step of upgrading CrossOver to rely on Python 3...

Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wine development release 4.11 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine development release 4.11 is now available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

The Wine development release 4.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Updated version of the Mono engine, including Windows.Forms.
  • More DLLs are built as PE files by default.
  • Faster implementation of Slim Reader/Writer locks on Linux.
  • Initial support for enumerating display devices.
  • 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 4.11 (total 17):

   8848  SWAT4 Areas that should be in shadow and people are rendered solid black
  22253  Horizontal scrolling with the mouse wheel does not work in list views
  24211  ispq crashes on 'create account' with devenum enabled and without native qcap
  28153  AutoIt v3.x @DesktopRefresh macro returns 0 (device caps VREFRESH hard-coded to 0)
  30822  Max Payne 3 not running
  34687  Port Royale 2 crashes on startup (SymGetLineFromAddr() returns unix-style path for source file)
  34741  Catzilla 1.0 doesn't work: EAccess violation
  34742  Catzilla 1.0 doesn't allow to use any display resolutions other than 576p
  35477  'epsilon' 64K demo/intro by mercury crashes on start up
  39071  7-Zip 15.06 looks broken after being minimized
  39337  Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver crashes at intro video when being run in desktop resolution > 640x480
  45218  Fallout 4 Script Extender fails to allocate trampoline buffers
  47164  .NET Framework 4.0 installer fails when Wine is compiled with GCC 9.1.1
  47167  Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) applications display no content when wine is compiled with gcc-9
  47327  Japanese texts are overlapped in notepad when using bitmap font.
  47371  Nero CoverDesigner doesn't install - missing support for BCRYPT_RSA_SIGN_ALGORITHM
  47378  ole32: native build (without-mingw) is broken

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Friday, November 27, 2015

CrossOver 14.1.11 для Mac OS

 CrossOver 14.1.11 для Mac OS - Программа, позволяющая запускать многие приложения, написанные для ОС Microsoft Windows в Mac OS X, причём наличие при этом установленной Windows не требуется. CrossOver отличается от Wine более узкой направленностью: он нацелен на поддержку наиболее востребованных офисных и иных приложений Windows, таких как Microsoft Office разных версий, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, Adobe Photoshop и другие. Но зато совместимость с этими приложениями тщательно тестируется и отлаживается, так что их работа обычно бывает стабильнее, чем в Wine.

А если вы используете этот скидочный код ( TOM23 ) вы можете сэкономить дополнительные 20% от $20.95 цене.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wine 1.7.55 Officially Released the Devs Will Now Concentrate on Wine 1.8

The Wine development release 1.7.55 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Pulse audio driver.
  • Various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support.
  • Some more implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • More fixes for the latest C runtime version.
  • Improvements to the Makefile generation.
  • 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.

Email sent to Wine Development from Alexandre Julliard

Start of code freeze


Now that release 1.7.55 is out, it's time to start code freeze towards the stable 1.8 release. This means that from now on, new features or code redesigns won't be accepted; only targeted bug fixes that don't look too dangerous will be allowed in. The freeze will get increasingly more strict as we progress towards release.

I know that git makes it easy for everybody to keep working on new things on their own branch, but I'd ask that we all take time to concentrate on fixing bugs, and particularly regressions. I'm hoping that we can make the number of regressions drop significantly, like we did for the previous stable releases.

I will be making release candidates every Friday until we run out of bugs that can be reasonably fixed. Based on previous experience, the code freeze should last between 4 and 8 weeks.

This is also an opportunity to polish things like translations, documentation, web site etc. so there is plenty to do even for non-developers. And most importantly, we need help with retesting as many applications as possible...

Thank you all for your help!

Bugs fixed in 1.7.55 (total 76):

   8854  Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games
   9032  Adobe Premiere 6 video playback broken
  10495  Wine should support PulseAudio
  11107  Adobe AIR / Adobe Media Player pre 2 never shows GUI
  12474  Resolume Avenue 3.3.2 - Black video preview windows
  14518  GetTextMetrics on Tahoma font metrics returns an invalid tmInternalLeading
  14894  Cubis Gold 2 crashes on start
  17693  Silkypix 3.0 and DVD-lab PRO 2.x: menus are invisible until clicked
  18442  Google Video/Voice chat plugin installer finishes with error 0x80040509
  19937  ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 crashes on startup
  23001  Dolphin GC/Wii emulator 2.0 Wiimote plugin needs Bluetooth Control Panel Applet 'bthprops.cpl'
  23575  PowerDVD 10 trial crashes after registration
  24572  Freelancer (Microsoft Games): installer text in custom graphical user interface rendered in black rather than white, making it nearly unreadable
  27061  iNode Client 3.60 exits silently on start up (H3C iNode service install fails, needs 'HKLM\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\ServiceGroupOrder\\List' key with REG_MULTI_SZ 'TDI' value)
  27563  Dungeons and Dragons/Lord of the Rings online: launcher doesn't see COM/ActiveX as supported with builtin mono
  29309  Zynaps remix exits with memory access violation
  29852  Star Trek Birth of the Federation - No Videos (negative height used as request for inverted frame decompressing)
  29899  mapviewoffileex fails under certain condition with PE images
  31534  TOAD for SQLServer fails to install
  32703  MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.4 installer has a non-fatal crash
  32705  VirtualDub: crash when opening video with MPEG-2 plugin (division by zero)
  32839  Endnote X5 crashes on unimplemented function msvcp90.dll.??0?$basic_fstream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@QAE@PAU_iobuf@@@Z
  32923  Daum Pot Player Media Player crashes
  33001  AXE3 (hex editor) crashes in TREEVIEW_GetItemT on invalid item pointer
  33453  Delphi7 import type library hangs
  33479  Multiple games (Guild Wars 2, Risen 2, Tomb Raider 2013): Raw input is broken
  33563  Imscared shows visual artifacts (green dots and white lines)
  33713 (CNET) download manager gets stuck on step 2 of 4
  34559  Call to Power II: Scrolling causes mouse and screen to lock
  34845  The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot: "Bloomberg" crash/diag tool complains about dbghelp being too old (v5.x Windows XP vs. v6.x Win Vista/7)
  35677  BBC iPlayer Desktop installer reports 'You need Windows Media Player (9 or above) to install this software.' (builtin 'wmplayer.exe' along with version resource missing)
  35702  FarManager v3 crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetConsoleKeyShortcuts
  35953  FFXIV: ARR - Launcher requires native winhttp to run.
  36280  valgrind shows a possible leak in gameux/tests/gamestatistics.c
  36291  valgrind shows a leak msctf/tests/inputprocessor.c
  36400  valgrind shows several unitialized values in under crypt32/tests/message.c
  36427  valgrind shows several leaks in dlls/taskschd/tests/scheduler.c
  36450  EnumFontFamilies should report unsubstituted font names
  36508  valgrind shows a couple invalid writes in kernel32/tests/change.c
  36527  Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.AllocateUserPhysicalPages (Microsoft Office 2007 diagnosis service, Eden Eternal)
  36607  valgrind shows two definite leaks in xmllite/tests/reader.c
  37165  Sacred 2 Gold (v2.65.1) fails to start correctly, displays only a black screen in virtual desktop mode
  37729  Picasa 3.9 crashes in setupapi.SetupFindFirstLineW
  37829  Phonostar dradio-Recorder cannot connect to radio streams
  37843  Black Mirror 3 starts minimized
  37932  Evil Genius from GOG crashes unexpectedly
  37956  Photoshop (CS6/CC) 64bit crash when you press "cancel" button
  38097  FreshDiagnose 8.67 'Protected Files' diagnosis wants sfc.dll.SfcGetNextProtectedFile
  38125  MFC CRichEditCtrl does not correctly put text in Center, Right or Left
  38255  Sid Meier's Ace Patrol needs msvcp110.dll._Thrd_current
  38368  AutoPatcher Updater 1.4.x (VB6 app) reports 'Error: Object doesn't support this action' (needs ITextStream::Close method implementation)
  38390  Photoshop 64-bit (CS/CC) crashes when you break the rendering preview.
  38417  [EA] Origin self-updater fails to install updates ('kernel32.DeleteFileW' shall only open the file for delete access as callers might not have read/write rights)
  38444  valgrind shows some definite leaks in dpnet/tests/address.c
  38445  valgrind shows a couple invalid writes in kernel32/tests/fiber.c
  38450  valgrind shows several leaks in shell32/tests/shlfolder.c
  38464  valgrind shows a possible leak in wininet/tests/http.c test_async_HttpSendRequestEx()
  38477  Elevated: Invisible textures since wine-1.7.34-58-gc6232e1
  38589  Sades 7.1 CH Gaming Headset driver installation fails
  38677  valgrind shows invalid memory use in dlls/kernel32/tests/path.c:test_PathNameA()
  39081  CCleaner needs esent.dll
  39101  Visual Studio Compiler creates invalid interface from a typelib
  39143  Roxio CDRAL 'CDRALW2K.SYS' kernel driver (part of Windows Media 9 Runtime) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExAcquireResourceExclusiveLite during driver unload
  39259  BTHPROPS.DLL and BLUETOOTHAPIS.DLL are unimplemented
  39423  Voobly: 'Game Browser' can't display content due to Wine built-in browser signature blacklisted on ('win32' feature token must not be included in user agent string)
  39443  Multiple applications fail start File System Filter Manager service due unimplemented function fltmgr.sys.FltInitializePushLock (Kaspersky Anti-Virus)
  39493  GImageX v2.1.1 (gui for ImageX tool from Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit) crashes on unimplemented function wimgapi.dll.WIMRegisterMessageCallback
  39516  Listview tests consistently fail
  39528  Emerge Desktop 6.1.3 crashes on startup (incorrect shdocvw.RunInstallUninstallStubs2 stub signature)
  39529  Data Source initstring parsing is case-sensitive
  39544  Microsoft Office 2007 installer fails with 'ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"ProcessBranding" returned 1603'
  39545  wine build fails without libpulse
  39551  building dlls/atl fails: error: Could not open importlib stdole2.tlb.
  39568  err:dbghelp_msc:pe_load_debug_directory Got a page fault while loading symbols
  39574  iNode 3.6 client needs ndis.sys.NdisInitUnicodeString
  39575  Wine control panel app crashes when encountering builtin applets with unimplemented CPL entry points (bthprops.cpl.CPlApplet)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

WineBottler 1.7.34 has been released

Improvements for Yosemite
Just a small update for WineBottler.
False positives for AV

As noted earlier, the no-op file winemenubuilder.exe triggered some anti virus checks. Starting with 1.7.34 it should pass them all.
Speaking of viruses
Please download WineBottler directly from – there are some “download”-websites” that bundle WineBottler into an installer that will install adware on your system, too.

UI Improvements
Tweaking the new look and adding it to the progress window.

Fixed a bug, that prevented WineBottler from finishing custom Apps on some Yosemite Macs.
Pushing to 1.7.34.

Wine changelog:
If you should still have issues with AV or generating custom Apps still freezes for you, please let me know.

By the Way:
You can find news on WineBottler now on weibo and vk, too!


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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Run Windows apps on both OS X & Linux with CrossOver 12.5

Most Mac and Linux users think anything Windows can do their operating systems can do better. Often, they're right, but then there comes that day when they really need to run that one special Windows application and then they're stuck.

Run Windows programs from your Linux desktop or Mac? With CrossOver, it's easy.
There are many ways of handling this. Some people keep old Windows PC around; others dual boot their computers; and quite a few run virtual machines (VM)s of Windows on their Linux PCs and Macs. That's all fine, but it's also a fair amount of trouble.

Then, there's CodeWeaver's approach: Use a program, CrossOver, which enables you to install and run the one or two Windows applications you need on your favorite operating system.
CrossOver is based on the open-source project Wine, an implementation of the Windows application programming interface (API) on top of the Unix/Linux operating system family. For each application, CrossOver/Wine creates a small Windows virtual machine just for that program.

You actually don't need CrossOver to run Windows applications on Linux or a Mac. You can do it with Wine alone -- if you know precisely what you're doing. What CrossOver gives you is easy, automated installation of Windows applications, and technical support. And in this latest version, the CrossOver interface has been improved so it's easier than ever to install and manage Windows applications.
The latest version -- CrossOver 12.5, which is based on Wine 1.6 -- supports  thousands of Windows programs. These include: Quicken, Adobe Photoshop, various versions of the Microsoft Office suite; and, of course lots and lots of games. On the fun side of computing, CrossOver supports Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and thousands of others.

Not all programs run equally well. Before you invest in buying CrossOver, which runs $59.95, you'll want to take CodeWeavers up on its offer of a free two-week trial to make sure that your particular must-have program will run right with it.

In particular, this latest version offers better support for Microsoft Outlook, Quicken, Internet Explorer 7, and improved compatibility with the Microsoft Office suite. The company has also fixed several crashes and made numerous usability improvements.

This edition also offers a real improvement in its interoperability with Mac OS X. CrossOver 12.5, which will run with Snow Leopard or later, now has the"Mac Driver" technology enabled by default for all applications. The company claims that this brings improved integration with the OS X desktop environment and improves functions such as drag-and-drop, command-tab switching, Dock and Menu Bar integration, and window transparency. In my limited testing with my Mountain Lion-powered Mac Mini, Mac Driver lived up to these claims.

On Linux, CrossOver boasts a new user interface. This makes it much easier to launch your installed Windows applications. I also found it easier in general to install Windows apps on Linux with CrossOver 12.5.

CrossOver isn't perfect. Many Windows applications won't run properly with it. But, many will work with it, and if you only need a couple of Windows apps to make your Linux or Mac computing life complete then CrossOver may well be exactly what you need.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Update includes Wine 1.6, new Linux UI, better MS Outlook support, and full support for Chinese
SAINT PAUL, Minn (August 13, 2013) — CodeWeavers, Inc., developer of CrossOver software which enables Mac and Linux users to run Windows software on their computers without the need of a Microsoft license, announced today the release of its new software, CrossOver 12.5.

Although a point release, CrossOver 12.5.0 is a major step forward from previous versions of CrossOver. The new version incorporates the latest version of Wine - the Windows compatibility technology which underlies CrossOver. Wine 1.6 brings thousands of improvements to application compatibility.
On Linux, CrossOver has a new user interface. A list of launchers for all installed Windows applications is present in CrossOver's main application window, which improves usability with modern Linux desktop environments.

We have spent substantial time improving our support for Microsoft Outlook. Outlook users who run on laptops may notice that their Outlook connections remain active when their laptops change networks or awake from sleep. CrossOver 12.5.0 also includes improved support for Quicken, Internet Explorer 7, and improved compatibility with the Microsoft Office suite.\

Finally, CrossOver 12.5.0 has improved Chinese language support, and runs more popular Chinese applications than ever before. We have fixed crashes in the Chinese versions of Microsoft Office 2010; we have added Chinese language titles to our application database, and CrossOver is fully translated into Chinese. CodeWeavers has now begun selling CrossOver directly in China.
CrossOver is immediately available at

Change Log For CrossOver

12.5.0 CrossOver - August 13, 2013
  • Mac OS X:
    • CrossOver's "Mac Driver" is now on by default. Because of this, CrossOver now supports better desktop integration on OS X, including:
      • Drag and Drop.
      • System Tray Icons in the Mac Menu Bar.
      • Shaped windows and transparency.
      • Better mouse handling for many games.
      • Support for command-tab switching in full-screen mode.
      • Better integration with the OS X Dock, and features such as Expose and Spaces.
      • Better international keyboard support.
      • Improved clipboard (cut and paste) support.
      • Support for mice with more than three buttons.
      • Fixes for many window ordering problems.
      • Force-feedback joysticks are supported.
      • Improved input method support for non-Latin characters.
  • Linux:
    • The GUI on Linux has changed substantially. In particular, it now includes a menu of launchers for all installed Windows applications, which can be customized by the user.
  • Application Support:
    • Microsoft Outlook:
      • Microsoft Outlook will now maintain its connection when the computer sleeps or the network configuration changes.
      • Improved auto-discovery for Exchange account setup.
      • Outlook will no longer crash if the Exchange server is unavailable.
      • Fixed a crash when editing contacts.
      • Right-click to format will now work.
      • Improved NTLM authentication - you can now change your password if you have 'smbpasswd' installed.
      • Improved SharePoint list display in profile.
      • Characters can now be inserted from the character palette.
      • Fixed printing of calendar items.
      • Attachment preview will now work.
      • Outlook Today can now be customized.
      • Phone numbers now accept a '+' character for international notation.
    • Microsoft Excel:
      • Fixed a crash when copying a worksheet.
      • Improved macro support.
      • Fixed a problem opening read-only files.
      • Fixed garbage when opening xlsx documents.
    • Quicken:
      • Fixed display of help topics in Quicken 2012.
      • Fixed a bug in the 'Change Assumptions' function of Quicken 2013.
    • Internet Explorer 7:
      • More websites will now work.
      • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused failure during installation.
      • Fixed a crash in the print dialog.
    • World of Tanks:
      • Fixed a crash connecting to the server on certain Macs.
      • Fixed a crash when zooming in on targets.
    • Microsoft Office: Fixed problems in which drop-down menus could not be dismissed.
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Simplified Chinese Edition will now install.
    • Fixed a bug which caused Microsoft Office 2007 to fail to install on some machines.
    • Fixed an installation conflict between .Net 4.0 and DirectX 9.
    • Fixed an installation problem with Microsoft Money 2001.
    • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Visio 2010 would not open .vxd files.
    • Fixed installation problems with .Net 3.5.
    • Fixed graphical glitches in Wizard101.
    • Fixed problems with the patcher in Pirate101.
    • Fixed a crash on login in StarCraft II.
    • Fixed crashes on install of Rift's Storm Legion expansion.
    • Fixed Rift graphics bugs on NVIDIA hardware.
    • Fixed various errors in ChemSketch 12.
    • Fixed a crash in Baseball Mogul 2013 and 2014.
  • Other Improvements:
    • CrossOver 12.5.0 is based on the new stable Wine 1.6 release. This includes innumerable fixes for various Windows applications.
    • CrossOver can be configured for compatibility with Windows 7.
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Learning From the Seat of a Tank

From the blog of James B Ramey who has recently been given the new title of Emperor at CodeWeavers. :)

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to play a lot; I mean two – to – three hours a day, every day, since the end of March inside the tank simulation of World of Tanks (WoT). Over 2,500 battles– 1234 wins, 1234 losses, and 39 draws to be exact.  Over the course game play, I’ve managed to learn a few lessons that will no doubt help me in my presidency of CodeWeavers.  It is in that spirit of sharing that I present my Top 10 Lessons from Inside a Tank (and to provide billable hours to the CEO for all the time I’ve spent in battling during work hours):

1.    Idiots Die Quickly – Within seconds of the battle starting.  , there are early tank casualties. Usually, the casualties are the direct result of running headfirst into harm’s way in the shortest amount of time possible.  My takeaway – Making rash decisions can have dire consequences for you and for the people counting on you to be a productive member of their team. It is often better to be initially cautious taking time to learn the ‘terrain’ so as to avoid making unnecessary mistakes.

2.    You Can’t Hit a Tank You Can’t See – In battle, your radar goes off identifying an opposing tank.  You can either avoid danger by squeezing your eyes shut or quickly plan a course of action to aggressively eliminate the threat.   My takeaway – You can hope to avoid danger or you can take steps to avoid danger but rarely can you accomplish both – so choose wisely.

3.    Great Teams Typically Beat Great Tanks – Teams are randomly created based on their purpose.  Teams of tanks work together to locate and destroy opponents. A team of highly effective tanks can quickly identify, locate, and disarm almost any opposing tank.  My takeaway – If you want to win, you need to build and maintain effective teams with unique but complementary skill sets.

4.    A Smart Tanker in a Bad Tank is Better than a Dumb Tanker in a Great Tank – In battle, it’s easy to make obvious mistakes.  Smart tankers win more battles because they deliberately avoid choosing the options with little upside.  My takeaway – Managing risk and being aware of your current situation is critical in creating positive outcomes.

5.    Have a Plan – It’s essential to know where you are going and what you want to accomplish to avoid distraction.  Distracted tankers often become target practice.  My takeaway – You need a plan, and you need to work your plan each time you get ready for ‘battle’.  Don’t let distractions deter you from your goals. 

6.    Failure is an Option, Just Not a Goal – In battle, you learn from your mistakes and incorporate the experience for the future.  While no tanker wants to lose, all tankers lose from time to time.  Smart tankers learn from their mistakes.  My takeaway – Failure isn’t about making a mistake.  Failure is about making the same mistake all the time.

7.   Know Your Circumstances, Use Them to Your Advantage – Your circumstances can change in a second’s notice.  Your team is ahead; then, your opponents counter-attack and your team is behind.  Your tank gets damaged, and your mobility is reduced.  Smart tankers are adaptable and adjust their plans accordingly.  My takeaway – You cannot plan for every situation to come, but you can be mostly aware of the situation you are in and adjust your plan to make sound decisions.

8.   No Tank is Perfect
– In battle, the bigger tanks have the bigger guns and the better armor, but  bigger tanks are also slower tanks and cannot turn or rotate as fast as their smaller and lighter counterparts.  Smart tankers know these strengths and weaknesses and adjust their plans accordingly.  My takeaway – Being successful sometimes depends on choosing the path best suited to your current tool set and not necessarily the path best suited to your skill set.

9.   Understand Your Competition –
In WoT, you have the opportunity to repeatedly play a battlefield as an attacker or a defender; from the north or the south; and from the east or the west.  As such, you see how other tankers play.  And you see where other tanks go and where other tanks attack and how other tanks defend.  Smart tankers work to understand their competitors so as to predict and mitigate their opponents’ plans.   My takeaway – The best defense is a good offense.

10.   Have Fun –
I enjoy WoT because I like the competition; I like the interaction with other players; and I like the concept of challenging myself to improve from battle to battle.  Sitting in a tank (for some odd reason) helps me unwind from a long day at the office.  My takeaway – When you find something you enjoy, take the time to do it.  For the fans and customers of CodeWeavers, look for us to continue development in CrossOver to better support World of Tanks on the Mac and Linux platforms.  And good luck to my fellow tankers.  I’ll be looking for you out on the many battlefields (most likely through the cannon scope of my tank).  BANG! 

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

WineBottler 1.5.30 for Mac OSX was released today

WineBottler 1.5.30 for Mac OSX users was released today, this release comes with Wine 1.5.30 and the updated custom WineBottler starter application. WineBottler has been under constant development for the past year and with this release Mac users can finally benefit from the many feature enhancements and bug fixes that's included in this most recent release.

About WineBottler :

Turn Windows-based programs into OS X apps – NOT. ;)

WineBottler packages Windows-based programs snugly into OS X app-bundles. Then it uses the great OpenSource tool Wine to run the binaries on your Mac – no need to install emulators or other operating systems.

WineBottler comes with preconfigured installations

Select from a wide range of software like browsers, mediaplayers, IDEs or business software. They are all preconfigured to be installed by a single click: Hit "Install" and WineBottler will leave you with a neat app on your desktop. It will take care of downloading and configuering everything for you.

WineBottler can install your exe into an OS X .app

Double-Click your exe or msi and convert it into an app with WineBottler. You can run the generated app like every other program on you Mac. For advanced users, WineBottler gives you a selection of options: install special dependencies and even turn your exe into a selfcontained app - that is an app, that contains everything to run it... even on other Macs. Porting to OS X never was easyer ;).

... or just run that exe

You don't care about generating an app and just want to run it? Double-click the exe and choose "Run directly" and Wine will run it in a generic environment.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Codeweavers working on wine for Google Android operating system

Codeweavers is working on wine for android

CodeWeavers‘ is working on an Android version of Wine, the program for Unix-based operating systems that makes running Windows applications possible. The lead developer of Wine demonstrated recently at the meeting in Brussels at Fosdem. So we must ask is Wine and CrossOver for iOS also in the works?

When Wine for Android is released, users of smartphones and tablets with Google’s mobile operating system software can easily run games and applications that was originally made for Windows. The Android version of Wine is not nearly finished. According to the briefing represented in Brussels, Wine on Android is still extremely slow.

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