Showing posts with label windows software. Show all posts
Showing posts with label windows software. Show all posts

Monday, November 23, 2015

WineHQ has released Wine 1.8-rc1

WineHQ has released Wine 1.8-rc1, The Wine development release 1.8-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 1.8. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 1.8 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:
  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
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-rc1 (total 54):

   8712  amstream video demo does not play because of IDirectDrawMediaStreamImpl_CreateSample stub
   9872  Leisure Suite Larry 7 fails to run in WinXP mode
  16782  Sea3D chat text unreadable
  21879  Word95 can't create new document
  23817  Creative Writer 2 can't show images in .max files
  25263  Biet-O-Matic calculates shipping cost wrong for German locale
  25843  Wine causes terminal to lose some inputrc settings
  26034  DNAsp5 crashes when trying to copy text from an output
  27664  Various Telltale games crash on startup when a joystick is plugged in (application provides EnumDevice callback with wrong calling convention)
  27859  Task Coach: Crashes on start (uses python2.7)
  28729  EasyBCD: bcdedit complains about lack of privileges (import of registry hive using native API fails/wineserver token privilege check)
  29206  Mystery Cases - Madame Fate (Bigfish games): Director Player Error:  Unable to load movie playlist
  30588  Houdini 12.x (3D animation tool) crashes on startup
  30855  Rhymes (Russian rhymes dictionary) doesn't work correctly
  31889  Cmd testrunner fails in case of mismatches on synchronization lines
  32639  Sega Rally Revo sound stuttering
  32701  The Dame In Black Case: installer fails when registering msdxm6.ocx (needs 'HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\MediaPlayer' key 'Installation DirectoryLFN' value)
  33718  comctl32:propsheet Add button test failure
  34123  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: the game fails to initiate due to Wine failing to mount its CD images
  34261  Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (Steam) crashes during intro video
  34953  Message "Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly." cannot be suppressed
  35659  Dassault Systemes CATIA v5 reports 'no certified opengl libary has been found. Check your system installation' on startup (opengl32.dll version resource 'LegalCopyright' mismatch)
  35688  iMesh 7.x reports 'You are using an older version of Windows Media Player!' (needs WMP 10 version registry key)
  35718  Multiple games have extreme flicker, stutter, slowdown (Path of Exile, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Warframe, Crysis, Anno 1602,  Splinter Cell: Blacklist)
  35970  Wine del returns 1 on error unlike on Windows
  36255  World of tanks doesn't run after upgrade to 0.9
  36428  valgrind shows a possible leak in scrrun/tests/dictionary.c
  37161  D3D_SHADER_VARIABLE_FLAGS is not defined in d3dcommon
  37200  Warhammer 40k: Kill Team (Steam version) does not start
  37203  Age of Empires II Conquerors 800x600 launch screen black on wine versions later than 1.7.13
  37595  cls command does not fill screen attributes
  37799  Children of the Nile: crash on start when not using virtual desktop
  37881  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcp120.dll._Cnd_init (Livescribe Echo Desktop 3.0, Acrobat Reader DC 2015)
  37955  USB DAC sound problems
  37994  AVRStudio 4.18: Editor window text rendered incorrectly (transparent tab characters)
  38103  Process Hacker 2.x needs ntoskrnl.exe.ProbeForRead
  38252  Candleworks FX Trade Station 2 updater crashes
  38391  Deus Ex: Human Revolution does not properly detect speaker configuration
  38427  Desura client crashes on unimplemented function msvcp120.dll._Thrd_current
  38600  Planetary Annihilation needs msvcp110.dll._Cnd_init
  39018  A9CAD fails to start, throws 'X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'
  39045 download page displays only the background image in built-in iexplore
  39212  cmd:batch fails if privileges not high enough
  39230  odbccp32:misc fails if privileges not high enough
  39323  StarForce 3.x: Protection Environment Driver v1.x 'sfdrv01.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExDeleteNPagedLookasideList (Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII Demo)
  39347  World of Warships 0.4.x/0.5.x: incorrect water surface height calculated for unknown reasons, causing ships to appear floating in the air (with GLSL shader backend)
  39362  Blazblue Calamity Trigger crash on press start screen
  39384  Tencent QQ 7.6 frame manager kernel driver 'QQFrmMgr.sys' crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.CmRegisterCallback
  39426  skype crash - unimplemented combase.dll.RoGetActivationFactory
  39468  Adobe Photoshop CS2 installer triggers __stack_chk_fail() on Wine builtin 'msiexec'
  39517  No music or voices in Skyrim after intro video
  39581  iMesh 7.x installer warns about old version of Microsoft Windows Media Player (missing 'HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Active Setup\\Installed Components\\{6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}' registry key)
  39613  Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 fails to install with Wine 1.3.2+
  39630  Issue while building wow64 for Slackware 14.1

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

CodeWeavers Launches CrossOver 12 For Linux And MAC

Update includes experimental Mac graphics driver
Internal feud leads to what Marketing Department calls the most boring name ever for a software feature. Marketing weeping tears of bitterness.

SAINT PAUL, Minn (December 12, 2012) — 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.
CodeWeavers, ever aggressive on the software development front, has also included an experimental Mac graphics driver in CrossOver 12. Prosaically named The Mac Driver by the product’s development team after triumphing over Marketing in closely-watched contest of wills, the new driver will lead to smoother, faster, more native Mac performance as it’s perfected.
“Like our previous versions, CrossOver 12 gives everyone the most-affordable solution for accessing to thousands of Windows applications on Mac and Linux, because with our product, you don’t need a Windows license,” said CEO Jeremy White. “Version 12 continues our steady progress in terms of more Windows applications just working under CrossOver. If you haven’t tried CrossOver recently with your favorite Windows application, it’s worth taking the 5 minutes to give it another look.”
“But what’s even cooler,” White continued “is what our new “The Mac Driver” is going to do for our Mac porting customers. Now that we have The Mac Driver, we’ll be able to move Windows applications over to the Mac platform even more rapidly. It will help us deliver a final ported application that looks, smells, and feels more like a native Mac application than ever before.”
“It is actually a really cool feature,” confirmed Jon Parshall, CodeWeavers’ COO and head of Marketing, “But this just goes to show what happens when you let software developers name something. Next thing you know, they’ll want to rename CrossOver ‘That MacWindows Compatibility Program’ for our next release. If you’ll pardon me, I think I need a drink.”

About “The Mac Driver”
The Mac Driver supplants CrossOver’s current X11 windows driver technology. This new driver format will be an optional feature in CrossOver 12, allowing users to enable/disable it at need for specific applications. It will also allow CodeWeavers to gather useful feedback from its distributed cadre of testers in order to hone its features for future releases.
CrossOver 12 is immediately available at

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About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine –the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company’s goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to

Change Log For CrossOver 12

12.0.0 CrossOver - December 12, 2012
  • Mac OS X:
    • CrossOver now incorporates our experimental Mac Driver. With the Mac Driver, Windows programs running under CrossOver no longer have to use the X Window System to interact with the screen and keyboard. This feature is currently experimental but will become the way all CrossOver applications work on OS X in the future.
    • CrossOver has improved font handling for fonts used by certain applications, such as National Mah Jongg League Online.
  • Linux:
    • CrossOver Linux now installs a single desktop menu item rather than a multitude of desktop menus. This approach works better with desktop systems such as GNOME 3 and Unity, which usually don't have a hierarchical desktop menu structure.
    • CrossOver now has much better support for window transparency (layered windows) when a compositing window manager is available. (When the Mac Driver is complete, this feature will be available on OS X as well). Many transparent windows will now work that did not before.
      Improvements in this area include:
      • Microsoft Office applications in the Office 2003 and Office 2007 suites will now behave properly when working with embedded pictures or graphics. Previously, rotating or resizing embedded graphics caused the screen to go temporarily black;
      • Game launchers (such as that for Guild Wars 2, for example) which use color-keying to create transparent window areas will display properly rather than being drawn with black borders;
      • ...and many more.
    • We have resolved some issues which caused printers not to appear.
  • Application Support:
    • CrossOver now supports World of Tanks.
    • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2013.
    • CrossOver now supports installation of .Net 4.0.
    • CrossOver Linux now supports Guild Wars 2. Guild Wars 2 will run for many people on CrossOver Mac, but many users will encounter persistent graphics problems. Previously, CodeWeavers had released a specially-built version of CrossOver dedicated to running Guild Wars 2. That is no longer necessary.
    • Improvements to Microsoft Office:
      • Fixed a crash displaying certain email messages in Outlook 2010.
      • Outlook 2010 will now save passwords.
      • Improved Gmail and other IMAP connections with Outlook 2007.
      • Fixed auto-discovery during account configuration for Outlook 2007.
      • PowerPoint 2010 now displays equations in slide shows.
      • PowerPoint 2010 no longer displays blank slides.
      • Fixed bugs in Word 2010 which caused the equation editor to be missing structures and formulas.
      • Fixed a bug in Word 2010 related to footnote style choices.
      • Project 2007 and 2010 can now edit dates for recurring tasks.
      • Fixed a crash in Project 2010 when filtering by resource name.
      • Visio 2002 can now search for new shapes.
      • Visio 2010 now displays properly when multiple shapes are open.
    • Star Trek Online is now faster during game updates.
    • Quicken 2009 no longer has garbled text on its buttons.
    • An issue with installation of .Net 3.5 SP1 was resolved.
    • World of Warcraft has had fixes related to patching and installation.
  • CrossOver and Wine:
    • CrossOver is now based on Wine 1.5.15.
    • CrossOver's built-in web-browser will offer to download and install ActiveX controls.
    • CrossOver now comes bundled with the Wine-Mono package, an alternative implementation of the .Net API.
    • CrossOver now implements Raw Input, the set of APIs used for mouse input by games like Guild Wars 2, World of Tanks, and others.
    • Support for printing on a variety of paper sizes has been improved.
    • DirectSound has a new resampler, for higher quality audio.
    • CrossOver now has sub-pixel font anti-aliasing.

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