Friday, June 17, 2011

The racing simulator rFactor on Mac and Linux!

Don't get left in the dust Mac and Linux users, play rFactor today with CrossOver Games! Arguably, one of the best computer racing simulators, rFactor aims at being one of the most accurate simulator of its time. Play with a computer steering wheel, joystick or even a keyboard. To learn more about rFactor, visit the rFactor website.

How to play rFactor with CrossOver Games 10.1?
First, watch our instructional video on how to install CrossOver Games in order to run rFactor on Mac. Once you have finished watching our short video, download a free trial of CrossOver Games. If you like it, be sure to come back to this page to purchase CrossOver Games at a 30% discounted rate.

What is the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle?
If all you are looking to run on Mac or Linux is rFactor and other Windows games, CrossOver Games is all you need. If you are interested in running Windows office application as well as running Windows games on Mac or Linux CrossOver Bundle is for you! For more information on the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle click here.

Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wineskin Pro 2.3 released

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Wineskin Pro 2.3 today. Wineskin Pro 2.3 has file associations fixed, bug fixes for Custom Engines, confirm quit dialog option, bug fixes for the menubar, a small bug fix for the Advanced window. A full change log is provided in the new features section. This release also 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 2.3 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 2.3 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 2.3 New Features:
  • File associations are fixed, including just running a .exe straight from Finder.
  • Custom Engines should now work fine using any name you want to use.
  • Confirm quit dialog option available.
  • The default Menubar name should now be the original wrapper name when its created instead of just "Wineskin Wrapper".
  • The Wrapper version and current engine being used show up as text on the Advanced window.
We use PayPal as our preferred payment provider, with PayPal you do not need an account to make a transaction simply select to pay via credit card, its very simple and fast.
  • All purchases include 6 months of email support and the product is backed by a 30 day refund.
  • Simply click on this link and order with your PayPal account or Major Credit Card
  • Follow the instructions on the page and when you order is complete be sure to click "Return to Merchant"
  • If you have any problems with this order, please contact bordeaux sales.

Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wine 1.3.22 Released

The Wine development release 1.3.22 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Support for Indic text shaping.
  • Generation of stubless code in the IDL compiler.
  • Support for X files in D3DX.
  • 4- and 24-bit bitmap formats in the DIB engine.
  • Listview performance 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 1.3.22:

219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection
7065 Get SecuROM copy-protection working
9781 Endless loop in Wineconsole with user mode
12500 jedi knight window is unmanaged, no title or borders
12949 assassin's creed to slow to play
14129 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos can't find CD/DVD Drive (SecuROM 4.x)
15713 widl generates incorrect format string for top level conformance
16332 crash in file dialog if the previous selected folder is deleted
17094 Mr. Robot graphics fail to render
17544 Gothic does not start (black screen) due to ddraw error
17908 TCSPC fails to install
18326 Pharaoh/Cleopatra doesn't recognize CD-ROM drive (SecuROM 4.x)
19278 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 will not run without no CD modification (SecuROM 4.x)
20166 NetLocalGroupGetInfo() returns success but no data buffer
20286 minimap problem in Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
21036 Persian Font Problem
21130 'cmd/c echo.' should give a newline
21147 SafeDisc v1.3x media validation fails/launcher crashes (secdrv.sys doesn't support WinVer > Win2000) (Rayman 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000, ...)
21552 Pathologic hangs on starting up
21594 Bottom of windows cut of with KDE4 Dual-Head Setup
21998 FIFA 2010 crashes on start
22964 Launching Deus-Ex game from Steam no longer works
23145 Opera 10.53 crashes on startup
23240 "Ambient Lighting" sample D3D program crashes
23861 Multiple apps crash on startup/exit due to cross-process OLE drag and drop bug (Adobe Acrobat 7.0, HTML-Kit, Albumplayer, TortoiseSVN)
23965 Steam exits silently when querying system information (crash due to missing crypt32.dll PFXVerifyPassword stub)
24239 IW2 Edge of Chaos loses sound every few milliseconds
24433 MS-Word complains "Do you want to revert to the saved '' ?" at opening files
24642 Tag: The Power of Paint crashes with unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshHierarchyFromXA
24683 Upper left corner of Epicenter setup heading is corrupt.
24686 Kleptocracy crashes without d3dx9_28.dll
24694 Agamemnon's Curse crashes with d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshHierarchyFromXW
24739 Bioshock 2 cannot pass release date check
25192 'fatal error in gc: collecting from unknown thread' with Mono
25219 Demoscene demo @party invitation crashes with unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshFromXInMemory
25368 Age of Empires 3: mp3's don't play in gstreamer if a native codec is installed
25785 King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame: severe visual artifacts
25942 Wine's implementation of d3dtypes.h does not work with ISO C++.
25999 wine builtin IE crash while opening zero byte file (such as )
26674 OpenGL 2.0 Shading Language Terrain Texturing Demo crashes on unimplemented function msvcp100.dll.??0?$basic_ios@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@IAE@XZ
26885 del /s crashes if it encounters a directory containing a space
26931 Nvidia hdr sample wants d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshFromXW
27016 Fallout 3: fails to start
27079 Painkiller Black: black screen and crash at start
27093 CadStd: Toolbar buttons are shifted to the left
27108 windows 7 cmd.exe aborts with unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.RegOpenKeyExW
27143 metatrader 4 doesnt show news and emails
27167 Eve: can't move windows in game, mouse sticks
27222 dbghelp.dll.SymEnumSourceFilesW needed (ollydbg2)
27225 Looking around with the mouse is uncontrolled
27250 Prey receives a truncated hostname from hostname.exe ?
27270 Unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ObReferenceObjectByName called by Activex control of cebchina online bank
27280 BHDCInstall_per can not install (unimplemented function cfgmgr32.dll.CM_Get_Device_ID_List_SizeA )
27302 Star Fury doesn't detect 3D device correctly
27317 Finereader not showing dialogs
27337 Raw sockets aren't closed correctly in ICMP monitoring programs
27338 Msi should provide detailed error if temporary row can't be inserted (MSIMODIFY_VALIDATE_NEW -> MSIDBERROR_DUPLICATEKEY support, Dirt3 installer fails)
27339 improper last error code set by GetUserNameW
27342 Iexplore can't open url regression
27343 Perfect World Russian doesn't start, since wine-1.3.20
27348 _snprintf overflows specified bounds
27369 Office 2007 SP2 installer reports success but fails to install some components
27400 SecuROM 4.x/5.x helper driver needs ntoskrnl.exe.IoSetThreadHardErrorMode stub
27411 Dark Fall crashes on launch

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wineconf 2011 dates and location has been set

Wineconf 2011 will be held in Minneapolis Minnesota this year and hosted by CodeWeavers Inc. If you would like to help support Wineconf 2011 this would be a good time to make a donation to the WPF or purchase a product from Codeweavers.

Below is a copy of the announce e-mail that Jeremy White sent to the Wine Development mailing list.

Hi Folks,

We have made arrangements for this year's WineConf to happen in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2. Minneapolis is the little known other city of the Twin Cities across the river from our home town, St. Paul. I've put some preliminary information up on the Wiki:

We thought that this year it would be fun to stay in downtown Minneapolis, as there is quite a bit to do there.

Further, at that time of year, the weather has a good chance of being beautiful, so it will hopefully be a great time for all. I checked, and only very rarely has it been below freezing on October 1 . (Seriously, it's usually very nice. Really. Trust me).

If you are interested in WineConf, and have contributed to Wine, but are not sure if you can afford the travel costs, please write to me. The Wine Party Fund is used mostly to defray travel costs these days and we may be able to help.

Note that most further communication will happen on the wineconf mailing list; if you're interested, you should subscribe.

If you're coming, please hit the RSVP page:

Hope to see you in Minneapolis!