Friday, April 1, 2011

Coming soon: PlayOnWindows, by the creators of PlayOnLinux!

We are very proud to announce that a new project will soon see the light of day!

Introducing: PlayOnWindows!


We noticed that some applications work better using Wine that running them directly on Windows. Also, Microsoft no longer offer support for several of their systems (Windows 3.11, 95, 98, 2000... and soon XP). But some of these systems are still in use today (notably in several businesses).
Lastly, performances leave no doubt: applications run much faster using Wine + Windows 98, for instance, than natively under Windows Vista.

And that's why we decided to create PlayOnWindows.

This will allow you, for example, to use Internet Explorer 7 with Windows 95!

Don't believe us?

Here is visual proof!

Although we still have some details to fix, including the install manager, we are hoping to get the beta version out in the coming weeks.

Of course, PoW will be distributed with a GPLv3 license!

As for the list of supported applications, as of now, it is the same as PlayOnLinux.

The PlayOnLinux team will keep in touch very soon regarding the evolution of this new project. We firmly believe it will be the big buzz in the world of software for 2011!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Wineskin Pro 2.0 released with OS X 10.7 Lion support

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Wineskin Pro 2.0 today. Wineskin Pro 2.0 is our initial release of Wineskin for Intel based Mac computers. This release has a custom built Xquartz X11 server that Microsoft Windows Games require to run in full screen mode. We also provide binary Wine builds as well as binary CodeWeavers CrossOver builds from their public source code. Wineskin Pro also comes with Graphical tools to assist you in installing and configuring Wine as well as building your own custom Wine builds from source.

Wineskin Pro 2.0 will run on any Intel Mac computer with OS X 10.5 or higher installed. This released has also been tested on the upcoming OS X 10.7 Lion release.
The cost of Wineskin Pro 2.0 is $29.95 and comes with six months of upgrades and support.
Supported Applications/Games:

At this time we don't offer support on a per Game or per Application basis, the best way to know if a application or game will run with Wineskin Pro is to take a look at the public Wine AppDB at WineHQ. With Wineskin Pro you can have multiple Wine versions installed at one time, so if a new Wine release fixes one Game and breaks another you can still play both of your Games with Wineskin Pro!

About Wineskin Pro:
Wineskin is a tool used to make wrappers to run Windows software on Mac OS X. The wrappers are in the form of a normal Mac Application, which can be double clicked and ran just like its native. They can also be used to make a distributable port of software. You do not need the Windows program's source code, you can attempt to port any program you want.
With Wineskin Pro you will receive basic support for installing and configuring the Wineskin Application. We will also answer questions about installing engines and configuring wrappers, and in the near future provide custom engines that have been tested to work with today's most popular Games.

Unlike other solutions you can have multiple engines (Wine versions) installed at one time, so if your favorite game runs in that engine you don't have to worry about it breaking in a future Wine release.

About Bordeaux:
The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris and Mac systems from time to time find themselves in the need to run specialized Windows software. The Bordeaux suite enables access to these programs and data in a seamless and low cost manner without requiring licensing of Microsoft Technology. The Bordeaux Group also provides migration services and support for alternative operating systems specializing in Windows compatibility.

There is a multitude of software developed only for the Windows operating system and even when software vendors port their applications to another platform, generally it lacks features that the Windows version contains. The only solution these developers face is to have access to both systems for testing which leads to increased infrastructure demands, and wasted project resources. If you are vendor interested in supporting your application on Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris or Mac OS X or a software user that needs to run a Windows application on Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris or Mac OS X we can help.
Version 2.0 New Features:
  • Initial Public Release
  • Custom built Xquartz X11 server
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Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Wine 1.3.16 Released

The Wine development release 1.3.16 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • New version of the Gecko engine, based on Firefox 4.
  • Better support for Dwarf debugging information.
  • Improved handling of animated cursors.
  • GnuTLS no longer required on Mac OS X.
  • Improvements to the GDI driver infrastructure.
  • A number of MSI fixes for the .NET installers.
  • Several GdiPlus improvements.
  • 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 1.3.16:

13727 In Circuitmaker 2000 cloned part tries itself to pan down the workspace
15025 HxD crashes on opening disk
17611 Increasing DPI makes displayed text smaller
19068 Slingplayer 1.5 installshield error 1628
19133 Ground Control: mouse moves extremely strange
19337 MSI SQL string comparison operators incorrect...
19426 Radio Manager fails to install some times and some others times not
20037 Sid Meiers Railroads crashes
20664 the MCI devices badly re-enter the player loop.
21738 Garmin Training Center map is rendered incorrectly
22224 CDBurnerXP 4.2+: drive icon lacks transparency
22607 TextPad crashes on exit
22860 Enterprise Architect fails to create a new project or loads an existing one
23213 .NET Framework 1.1 installation fails with builtin msvcr71 (unimplemented function _set_security_error_handler)
23507 AutoCAD 2008: Font size is smaller in properties window
23622 Severe bugs make displaying .chm files a disaster
23651 Spiceworks Crashes during Installation
24844 YoWindow: Shows nothing but black window
24852 KidZui: Shows nothing but white window
24853 CopyTrans Manager: Fails to install
24956 King's Bounty - The Legend: no native mouse pointer
25048 ManyCam: Fails to start
25204 Speed Teacher: Font size is too small
25215 Beat Hazard: GetVolumePathNamesForVolumeNameA function not implemented
25402 Woody Two Legs crashes with unimplemented function msvcr90.dll._wcslwr_s
25485 Telltale's Strong Bad game launcher: login window is broken
25507 Sallambo crashes on main menu
25518 gamestop downloader crashes in is_preserving_whitespace in xmlParseCharData
25646 LibertyKeeper: SSL connection does not work
25693 Opening wine configuration tool for the first time brings up an error window - winemenubuilder
25838 winepath and cmd output garbage (really, escape sequences) before desired output
25998 Wine builtin IE doesn't handle url with port number, like
26000 Builtin IE cannot display ActiveX Controls from ICBC online bank (fixed in gecko)
26162 Visual C++ 2005 Trial install fails
26236 Shell icons and mouse cursor rendered upside down
26305 Majesty 2 fails to start
26310 Return to Mysterious Island: mouse behaves erratically in the menus
26313 Spellforce: zooming in/out with mousewheel doesn't work
26320 Team Fortress 2: side mouse buttons do not work
26328 windows aren't restored after minimizing
26329 TrackMania: reference timer becomes corrupted after a while
26347 Planet Stronghold demo wants msvcr90.dll._get_output_format
26367 Winecfg crashes when selecting Graphics tab
26374 RagTime Solo 5.6.5 installer crashes
26385 HTTP_ParseDay uses "sun" as variable name, which is GCC reserved word on Solaris
26390 Planescape: Torment crashes on startup
26391 Wine buitin IE crash while loading a page with more than THREE ActiveX objects
26393 Temple of Elemental Evil refuses to run
26428 Images are display incorrectly in Enterprise Architect.
26431 Program Zararadio crashes
26433 Freestyle - Street Basketball installer doesn't like wine's msxml3
26447 TrackMania (Nations/United): sometimes textures become black/too dark
26449 Sandlot Games launcher crashes in mshtml (gecko-1.2.0)

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

CrossOver Games 10.1.0 has been released

CodeWeavers has released CrossOver Games 10.1.0 for Linux and Mac. This release fixes many known issues with supported games and adds Rift to the list of games that now run with CrossOver Games. This release has also seen allot of fixes to cross tie support, RAR files are now fully supported.

The cost of CrossOver Games is only $39.95 and it comes with six months of upgrades and support. Customers who purchase CrossOver Pro for $69.95 will receive a free version of CrossOver Games with their purchase.

CrossOver Games 10.1.0 Change Log :
  • New games support:
    • Rift now installs and runs.
  • Other changes:
    • Added the ability to install World of Warcraft via the download client. There are some issues with the launcher, but the game runs well when launched via WoW.exe.
    • Some improvements have been made to the Star Trek Online launcher. The game still suffers from performance problems.
    • Added CrossTie support for RAR files.
    • Made several improvements to menu and association handling.

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