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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Play RIFT on Mac & Linux!

The World of Telara Awaits Mac And Linux!

You are not in Azeroth anymore! Ever since the March 1, 2011 release of RIFT, Mac and Linux users have secretly wondered if they would be let into the World of Telara. Wonder no more dear Mac and Linux users, CodeWeavers heard your silent cries. And thus, unveils the CrossTie file for all to have. With CrossOver Games 10.1 you too can roam the Planes of Telara with your fellow Windows friends. What side will you pledge your loyalties to-the Guardians or the Defiant? What class will you choose? What role? Could it be that RIFT is the new WOW (World of Warcraft)?

There is only one way to find out. Watch how easy it is to install RIFT with our instructional video, then download the CrossOver Games trial version! If it works for you as well as it works for us, come back and purchase CrossOver Games for RIFT with our special 25% discounted offer, just for you!

How do I get RIFT to work with Crossover Games on Mac?
First, go to the RIFT website to purchase and download the RIFT game. Once you have a copy of the RIFT, watch our instructional video on how to run RIFT on Mac with CrossOver Games. When you have finished watching our short video, try CrossOver Games for free. If you like it, be sure to come back to this page to purchase CrossOver Games or CrossOver Professional at the discounted rate.

What is the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle?
If all you are looking to run on Mac or Linux system is RIFT and other Windows games, CrossOver games is all you need. If you are interested in running Windows office software 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.

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Please note that RIFT may take an undesirable amount of time to install-be patient, but it is well worth the wait...



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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wine 1.3.23 Released

The Wine development release 1.3.23 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Support for stubless COM proxies on x86-64.
  • Builtin dxdiag now outputs real information.
  • Monochrome bitmap format in the DIB engine.
  • Beginnings of a true shell Explorer builtin.
  • A number of new D3DX9 functions.
  • More support for Indic text shaping.
  • 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 1.3.23:

6719 Office 2000/2003 - installer ignore selected functions
7078 Installation of Army Men 2 crashes
10884 pkzip 2.5 gets confused when waiting for console input
11057 Blood 2: The Chosen (v.2.1) - all textures corrupted
11486 Anarchy Online does not patch
15674 Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel fails to start
15729 No videos ,UI in Command and Conquer 3:Tiberium Wars v1.09
15851 Far Cry 2 does not pass the SecuROM test (SecuROM 7.x and SecuROM PA)
16010 IBP Internet Business Promoter startup fails with OLE error 80070057
17260 Wined3d doesn't support setting V-Sync
17535 Visio 2007 Service Pack 1 installer fails
18107 Google SketchUp crashes after choosing a template
18455 Winscp/Notepad++: path selection control not automatically selected
18927 Need For Speed: Undercover fails to install (msiexec crash)
19417 Hitman Blood Money page faults when OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo
19491 WSASend() fails when lpNumberOfBytesSent is NULL
19762 RollerCoaster Tycoon: Rename dialog for attractions not shown (but usable).
20327 Supreme Commander shows black screen
21197 Black dots are seen on some 3D models in GTAIV
21828 Mercenaries 2: World in Flames fails to start
22032 Steam in-game overlay does not work outside winedbg
23207 Mount&Blade: Warband Demo v1.123 crashes quickly in user32.GetSysColor (needs DECLSPEC_HOTPATCH entry for hooking code)
23361 Runaway - A Twist Of Fate: Game freezes at loading
23736 Kingdom Heroes crashes due to missing msvcp80.dll.?find_last_of@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QBEIPBDI@Z
23833 Black Buccaneer: media not detected (SecuROM 7.x)
24157 Tera Copy crashes on startup - kernel32.DebugBreak() taints frame pointer (Obsidium v1.x Software Protection System)
24350 Lord of the Rings Online Hardware Pixel shader enabled exits the game on startup.
24560 World of Goo demo needs msvcp80.dll.??$?8DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@1@@std@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@PBD@Z (purist)
24837 Dragon Age - Origins requires msvcp80.dll.?append@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAEAAV12@ABV12@@Z
24927 Fallout 3 needs msvcp80.dll.??4?$basic_string@_WU?$char_traits@_W@std@@V?$allocator@_W@2@@std@@QAEAAV01@ABV01@@Z
25244 The Witcher needs msvcp80.dll.?infinity@?$numeric_limits@M@std@@SAMXZ
25477 Word 2010 crashes on start with builtin usp10.dll
25586 MS Office 2010 Pro Trial: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint crash trying to print
25671 Locking problem under Bioshock (Unreal Engine) leads to game freeze
25821 Anarchy only renders if something else needs rendering at that position
26319 [Counter Strike: Source] crashes at startup
26793 America's Army 3 crashes due to missing msvcp80.dll.?clear@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAEXXZ (purist)
26799 Zoo Empire: mouse clicks don't register
26952 Taxman Spezial 2011 installer fails (netapi32.NetGetJoinInformation() should behave like a stub using ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED retval)
26997 Blinking mouse cursor in center of screen in Fallout: New Vegas
27065 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within needs msvcp71.dll.??$?8DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@1@@std@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@0@Z
27067 Drake of the 99 Dragons needs msvcp60.dll.?_Tidy@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@AAEX_N@Z
27068 Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion needs msvcp60.dll.??0_Lockit@std@@QAE@XZ
27142 Gangsters 2 Demo (German): mouse is unusable in main menu since wine 1.3.19
27156 Bioshock demo: mouse jumps around menu
27266 dinput keyboard no longer works in winedbg
27311 Frozen Synapse crashes when launching in-game IRC client
27350 Eve Online UI elements not drawn
27363 Frhed encode/decode needs msvcp80.dll.?find_first_of@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QBEIDI@Z
27405 WinAudit v2.27 needs netapi32.dll DsGetSiteNameA() stub
27406 Red Faction deadlock on start
27425 usb-over-network-client.msi can not start
27450 c2man.pl: Recent commit leads to FTBFS
27460 Buzz tracker crashes
27465 wine iexplore.exe crashes when opening http://forums.winehq.org/
27475 Windows Sysinternals "Process Explorer" needs winsta.dll.WinStationGetProcessSid stub
27481 Adobe Application Manager 2.0 fails to install (wuapi IUpdateInstaller vtable incomplete)
27486 Quicken 98 Basic stopped working
27508 Text rendering regression for World of Tanks
27511 Plants vs. Zombies (Steam) crashes on launch
27516 Star Wolves renders garbage in the menu
27531 Magic - DotP 2012 crash in gameoverlayrenderer
27535 EA Tree 1.0 build 6 needs msvcp80.dll.??$?9DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@1@@std@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@PBD@Z
27550 SafeDisc 4.x: first opcode byte of kernel32.DebugBreak() API entry must not be "int 3" (0xCC) (Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 fails on startup)
27583 PowerPC/Sparc builds broken in dlls/d3dx9_36/tests/mesh.c

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Interview with Tom Wickline of Bordeaux Technology Group

Today we’ll be talking with Tom Wickline, leader of the Bordeaux Technology Group, a company specialized in development of Windows compatibility software, supporting Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana and Mac OS X.

TuxArena: Hello there Tom, thank you for being with us today.
You’re welcome – I always like talking about Wine and projects involved with Wine.

TuxArena: What is your position at Bordeaux? What other projects are you involved with?
My position at Bordeaux is release manager and public relations. I also help code the script parts of Bordeaux, a couple examples would be our custom winetricks script and our build script. As for other projects, I have a Wine centric news site that I run : Wine Reviews. I’m also an admin at Linux Gamers.

TuxArena: Please tell us, what is Bordeaux? How is it different from Wine, and what does it have in common with Wine?

Link to the Full Article


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Bordeaux 50% off sale to end

The Bordeaux Group 50% off sale will end on Sunday June 19th 2011. The price for Bordeaux for Linux and BSD will go from the current $10.00 per license to the normal selling price of $20.00 per license. The price of Bordeaux for Mac and OpenIndiana will go from $12.50 to $25.00 per license. The price of Wineskin Pro will remain the same at $29.95 per license.

Starting on Monday June 20th 2011 50% of all sales over the next two months will be donated to the "Wine Party Fund" (WPF) to help support WineConf 2011.
If you don't currently need to run Windows Applications or Games on your system but you would still like to make a donation you can use our PayPal donation page to donate. All donations made through our donation page will be given to the Wine Project.

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.
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The Bordeaux Team




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