Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Announcing CrossOver 13.0.1

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 13.0.1 for both Mac OS X and Linux.

ChangeLog :

 13.0.1 CrossOver - December 4, 2013
  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a problem which caused Steam to crash after login.
    • Fixed a problem which caused Quicken 2013 to fail to connect to certain on-line accounts.
    • Fixed a bug in Tencent QQ, a popular Chinese instant-messaging application.
  • Linux:
    • Fixed a problem which caused CrossOver's Bottle Manager to fail on older Linux distributions, including RHEL 6 and CentOS 6.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013


Update includes “Performance Enhanced Graphics,” promising massive improvements to gaming potency Frame rate improvements of 40%, 60%, or even more...
SAINT PAUL, Minn (November 12, 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 13.

The centerpiece of release 13 is a dramatic improvement in graphics performance, particularly for games. According to CodeWeavers’ CEO Jeremy White, “Even though it’s been shown in many studies that frame rate isn’t the only measure of game play satisfaction, the truth is that many gamers do measure their success by their frame rate. With Performance Enhanced Graphics, now they can play their games any time the moment’s right.”

The reaction from CodeWeavers beta testers has been euphoric. Though user’s mileage may vary depending on their individual… hardware, frame rate increases of between 40-60% (or more) have been noted on titles such as Torchlight 2. One tester noticed a 2x-3x improvement in StarCraft 2. According to another, "With CrossOver 13, I can re-live all of the greatest moments of my misspent gaming youth, with excellent, near-native performance. I can once again be a nano-augmented resurrected Viking warrior working for the NSA, while mowing down innocent civilians in a four-wheeled death machine! Thanks, CodeWeavers!”

The key to CrossOver 13 is a new series of technical enhancements referred to internally as “The Command Stream.” The Command Stream allows CrossOver’s underlying open-source technology, Wine, to process graphical commands separately from CPU-related commands. “This means there’s no waiting around for the GPU to finish what it’s doing,” said White. “Command Stream passes redraws to the GPU just the way it likes it—hard and fast. And everybody gets instant gratification as a result.”

White cautions that Performance Enhanced Graphics is not yet a magic (blue) pill for every game out there. “I can’t promise you that the Command Stream will work miracles on every title. Every GPU’s needs and physiology are slightly different, and not all of them will react as passionately to the Command Stream as others. But for many titles, even middle-aged titles, we’ve been very pleased by what we’ve seen. Many folks will notice that Performance Enhanced Graphics gives them the confidence they need to be ready to play their favorite games. So, if you haven’t tried CrossOver for a while, now is a great time to give it a whirl again.”

CrossOver 13 is immediately available at CodeWeavers. Ask your computer doctor if CrossOver 13 is right for you, or download a free trial from CodeWeavers and try it in the privacy of your own home.

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Announcing CrossOver 13.0.0

Hello all,

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 13.0.0 for both Mac OS X and Linux.

The focus of CrossOver 13.0.0 is better performance for games. CrossOver 13.0.0 includes our new Performance Enhanced Graphics. With Performance Enhanced Graphics, CrossOver creates a dedicated thread for graphics commands, making better use of the CPU and GPU.  During in-house testing we have seen some frame rates double what they were with earlier versions of CrossOver.

CrossOver 13.0.0 also includes numerous other enhancements for your favorite Windows applications.  This release includes a new version of Wine - the open source Windows API layer that makes your Windows applications run.  On the Mac, CrossOver 13.0.0 includes several fixes to our Mac Driver.  On Linux, we are now shipping multiarch packages on Debian-based distributions, which should make for smoother installation of CrossOver.

A changelog for CrossOver 13.0.0 is shown below.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to Crossover 13 the next time they launch Crossover. Linux users can download the latest version from

If Crossover asks for registration use your email address & password to register and unlock Crossover. Email if you need more help.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope you enjoy CrossOver 13.0.0!  

CrossOver 13.0.0 - 11/12/2013

* Games Support:

 o CrossOver 13 has our new Performance Enhanced Graphics. Games will run faster, with higher frame rates! This is a major overhaul of the 3D graphics processing in CrossOver, and gives significant improvements in many, many popular games.
 o The launcher for Borderlands 2 is working.
 o Both the Gem Store and mouse work with Guild Wars 2.
 o The mouse pointer in Terraria is now accurate when the window is resized or zoomed.
 o Rendering bugs with RIFT on NVIDIA hardware are fixed.
 o Multi-core rendering can now be enabled in Source games.
 o Mirror's Edge now runs under CrossOver.

* Mac OS X:

 o Input Managers will no longer cause Windows applications running under CrossOver to crash.
 o When you Command-Tab out of a full-screen program and then back, CrossOver will restore that program's display resolution setting.
 o CrossOver uses accelerated OpenGL in all cases.
 o Added support for Mac-style full-screen windows.
 o Enhanced the system tray icon support to handle right-clicks and middle-clicks.
 o Fix a bug which could cause CrossOver to display two mouse cursors in some applications.
 o Lots of window management fixes.
 o Fixed scrolling going diagonal when it shouldn't.
 o Fixed certain programs (e.g. Quicken 2013) failing to launch when using certain keyboard layouts (e.g. US International PC).
 o Fixed a bug where the select-bottle section of the Software Installer window would say Please Wait forever.
 o Improved icon extraction from Windows executables.
* Linux:

 o Architecture specifications have been removed from our package installer filenames. That is, our package installers filenames no longer include the 'i386' specifier. This is purely a cosmetic change in the filenames we ship - some customers were confused, believing they needed a different installer for 64-bit machines, which is not true after the switch to multiarch.
 o Files saved with Microsoft Office are no longer marked as 'executable,' meaning they can be opened by clicking on them in Nautilus or other file browsers.

* Application Support:

 o Project 2010 will run faster.
 o Macros function much better in Microsoft Excel.
 o Access 2000 user interaction is smoother on OS X.
 o The system tray for QQ is functional now on OS X.
 o Kayak Foundry will load files again.
 o Fixed a crash in the Chinese version of Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wine 1.7.7 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.7 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Support for configuring remote shares using Samba's NetAPI library.
  • Multiple keyboard layouts support in the Mac driver.
  • Improved embedding support through XEMBED.
  • Support for arrays in VBScript.
  • 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 1.7.7 (total 49):

   9853  Splinter Cell: CT crashes with an unahandled exception
  14752  Blood 2 (v. 2.1): mouse input not working
  15808  wine's system tray should not wake the cpu when idle
  15868  Tomb Raider underworld demo big troubles
  16121  Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug
  17037  mountmgr.sys: Wine does not recognise empty DVD-ROMs
  18394  Touhou 9 - Phantasmagoria of Flower View, patching from 1.00 to 1.50a breaks the game
  18763  Program error window for DVD Profiler (with no obvious error)
  20068  Monster Jam: No textures
  21400  PowerPoint 2007 never displays slides 2 or 3 in normal view when paging down
  21561  Frontpage 2003 crashes when adding URL or exiting the program
  21739  Mouse in Nostale not working
  21884  Resident Evil 2: no sound and annoying dialog window
  24849  toolbar buttons in .chm file viewer are not working
  24960  BioEdit crashes with "setup_exception_record stack overflow"
  25635  Every single line is underlined in Dreamweaver codeview
  25877  Mirror does not render properly in Sims 3 sim customization scene
  25923  UltraNitroRacers: Fails to launch with built-in quartz
  25924  UltraNitroRacers: Graphics garbled
  26475  Homefront (Steam) crashes at launch
  26641  CivCity Rome 1.1: text and graphics missing
  26702  Desert Gunner crashes in the main menu
  26860  Tomb Raider Underworld crashes on startup
  27925  IBExpert cease work from 1.3.25
  28862  cannot download watchtower library 2010
  28888  Alt-tabbing from windowed Kanon makes it think alt is held down
  29691  Anno 1404 addon 2.1 update installer after clicking the next-button crashes
  31025  vbscript doesn't support arrays
  31347  Windows Performance Toolkit "xperf.exe" tool for Windows on ARM (WoA) needs KERNEL32.dll.ResolveDelayLoadedAPI
  32734  Caesar IV crashes at launch
  32970  Installing Microsoft Fix it 50356 fails
  33668  Physx 9.12.1031 : Installation fails in 64-bit WINEPREFIX
  33695  Mafia 2 - Failed to create a vertex buffer object
  34034  Locale settings broke shader program generator.
  34055  Textures missing in Age of Empires II: Steam
  34458  No line wrapping in Tweet Attacks Pro
  34637  WinLaunch (OSX Style free Launcher) needs IShellDispatch5 (.NET shell32 COM interop XP vs. Vista)
  34669 app - crash: Page fault on read access to 0x001809c8
  34786  Dungeons & Dragons Online (ddo) fails to open data files with 1.7.4+
  34811  Crash when copy by ctrl+c or in-app copy, cmd+c works fine (using MacDriver) on OS X Mavericks
  34840  Internet Chess Club (ICC) Dasher 1.5.x fails to run due to unimplemented HTMLBodyElement_put_scroll stub
  34894  Version 1.7.6 Compile Failure - Ubuntu 12.04
  34908  TERA Online patcher fails to start
  34911  WinLaunch (OSX Style free Launcher) needs windowscodecs.dll.IPropertyBag2_Write_Proxy
  34912  GEOVIA Surpac 6.x (geology and mine planning software) needs scrrun IFileSystem3::BuildPath
  34948  Chessmaster 10th Edition: title bar covers part of the player login window (Mac OS X only bug)
  34949  Chessmaster 10th Edition: no graphics in the menu, you can't run the game (Mac OS X only bug)
  34968  Freespace becomes unresponsive and showing only black screen
  34969  wininet: In Trackmania Nations Forever new online user registration fails

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