Friday, October 30, 2015

Subscribe to the new Wine Reviews monthly Newsletter

You can now subscribe to our monthly Newsletter and receive special offers and promotions, as well as bulk headlines of the past months post. This way you can easily read only the articles that interest you from Putty for Mac, WineHQ, CodeWeavers, PlayOnLinux, PlayOnMac, WineBottler, WineSkin, WineTricks etc. etc.

CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.11 ChangeLog

CodeWeavers recently released CrossOver 14.1.11 for Linux and Mac. Gaming performance continues to advance with this release. Their are important fixes for Mac OSX El Capitan the full change log is provided below.

 You Can use promo code TOM23 in CodeWeavers store and save 20% off the normal retail price.

 14.1.11 CrossOver - October 29, 2015
  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a problem with the Steam store.
  • Linux:
    • Fixed installation problems on systems running Security Enhanced Linux.

Run Microsoft Windows Applications and Games on Mac, Linux or ChromeOS save up to 20% off  CodeWeavers CrossOver+ today.

CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.11 has been released

I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.11 for both Mac OSX and Linux . CrossOver 14.1.11 has important bug fixes for Mac and Linux users.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to CrossOver 14.1.11 the next time they launch CrossOver Mac.  Linux users can download the latest version from

Change Log For CrossOver Mac and Linux :

 14.1.11 CrossOver - October 29, 2015
  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a problem with the Steam store.
  • Linux:
    • Fixed installation problems on systems running Security Enhanced Linux.
Run Microsoft Windows Applications and Games on Mac, Linux or ChromeOS save up to 20% off  CodeWeavers CrossOver+ today.

Wine 1.7.53 from WineHQ has been Released

The Wine development release 1.7.53 is now available from WineHQ .
What's new in this release:
  • Support for the various versions of XAudio.
  • More implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • Improved OLE object embedding.
  • Various code cleanups in Direct3D.
  • New MAINTAINERS file and Signed-off-by requirement to improve the patch review process.
  • 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 1.7.53 (total 61):

  13659  dogfood: xchat-2.8.4-1 does not install (quoting between CreateProcessW and  wmain)
  16294  Activeworlds client 4.2 doesn't think IE is installed
  21000  Tomb Raider III crashes in msadp32
  21813  Gamestudio A7 trial sub-installer fails ('msiexec.exe' doesn't handle '/passive' command line option for unattended/basic ui mode)
  23254  Cortex EDI The Electronic Biller installer window is unresponsive to mouse input
  23583  Multiple Antivirus software installers fail due to unimplemented Filter Manager FLTMGR.SYS (Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Ad-Aware, Avira Antivir, AVG Free, QQ)
  23799  Rawdump fails to detect drive(s)
  24043  Lost Planet 2 Benchmark needs XAudio2 '{3eda9b49-2085-498b-9bb2-39a6778493de}' XAudio2_6.dll
  25046  Multiple games need XAudio2 '{4c9b6dde-6809-46e6-a278-9b6a97588670}' XAudio2_5.dll (C4 engine)
  25171  Many DirectX10+ games need IDXGIAdapter::CheckInterfaceSupport method implementation
  26112  ntdll/env tests show a couple uninitialized value warnings in valgrind
  26345  Woody Two Legs demo menu items are unreadable
  26833  Multiple games need XAudio2 '{03219e78-5bc3-44d1-b92e-f63d89cc6526}' XAudio2_4.dll (Avatar demo, C4 demo, Iconoclasts)
  27735  Variance Shadow Maps Demo needs unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateEffectFromMemory
  27775  Picasa 3.8 crashes due to IWiaDevMgr->EnumDeviceInfo stub
  29738  Wininet custom headers
  31369  Cypress PSoC Designer installer crashes with Wine-Mono
  32163  Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop CS6 wants gdiplus.dll.GdipCreateEffect
  32786  Happy Foto Designer 5.4 crashes on startup, reporting 'invalid pointer operation'
  33400  Photoscape 3.6.3 corrupts files when saving in jpeg format
  33757  XenCenter 5.5 crashes while starting
  34167  PhysX installer strikethrough text of licence agreement
  34483  Sentinel Protection Installer v7.6.6: Sentinel System Driver installer repair mode fails due to missing newdev.dll 'InstallSelectedDriver' function
  34841  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcr90.dll.__CxxExceptionFilter (Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2, Visual Studio 2008 installer)
  34863  Etrom: The Astral Essence doesn't run (Mac OS X only bug)
  35052  The Lost Crown No Longer Works under 1.6.1
  35093  Vkt7Easy2.exe crashes on shutdown
  35197  Torrents Downloader 0.1 fails to start (unsupported flags passed to CoInternetSetFeatureEnabled should be ignored, not returning error)
  35375  Multiple applications need Vista+ API COMCTL32.dll.380 a.k.a. 'LoadIconMetric' (Solidworks 2013 systray monitor, Microsoft One/SkyDrive)
  35432  Wine builtin 'services.exe' crashes during prefix startup (service timeout, APC corrupts stack)
  35657  Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcr110.dll.__CxxExceptionFilter (Anthem Room Correction 2 v1.0.1, ImpotRapide 2013)
  35964  gdip_format_string can segfault if format is NULL
  36519  Amazon Cloud Player fails to install
  36549  Multiple applications and games crash on unimplemented Win7 API 'GetThreadGroupAffinity' and 'SetThreadGroupAffinity' (Trion's Trove, Watchtower Library 2014)
  36847  Multiple games need XAudio2 '{4c5e637a-16c7-4de3-9c46-5ed22181962d}' XAudio2_3.dll (Prototype)
  36894  implement FlashWindowEx
  37542  Lotus Approach: scrolling in field boxes is broken (lParam argument of WM_SIZE message not ignored)
  37618 agent spams console with 'wbemprox:enum_class_object_Next timeout not supported' every 4 seconds
  38062  .NET 2.0/3.x/4.x applications and games using System.Net.NetworkInformation NetworkAddressChangedEventHandler crash on startup
  38516  Winhttprequest setoption doesn't work
  38869  Multiple games (Torchlight 1-2, Evil Genius) have rendering issues with open source drivers when GLSL enabled
  38911  valgrind shows uninitialized memory in dlls/amstream/amstream.c:ddrawstreamsample_create()
  39133  Open File dialog fails with Filterforge 4.0
  39157  The Silent Age intro fade-in/fade-out effect shows as palette
  39213  advapi32:security fails if privileges not high enough
  39251  From Dust crashes on unimplemented function xapofx1_5.dll.CreateFX
  39258  Flock! crashes when loading the menu, needs XAudio2 '{e21a7345-eb21-468e-be50-804db97cf708}' XAudio2_1.dll
  39272  Homeworld Remastered crashes on unimplemented function msvcp110.dll._FExp
  39281  Temple of Elemental Evil ( shows black screen during video playback
  39300  Watchmen: The End is Nigh needs XAudio2 '{fac23f48-31f5-45a8-b49b-5225d61401aa}' XAudio2_0.dll
  39304  Nail'd demo needs XAudio2 '{b802058a-464a-42db-bc10-b650d6f2586a}' XAudio2_2.dll
  39307  SkySaga installer doesn't show required disk space (msi builtin 'PrimaryVolumeSpaceRequired' property missing)
  39317  Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII Demo requires x3daudio1_0.dll
  39318  Saw: The Video Game requires xapofx1_2.dll
  39322  Saw: The Video Game crashes with unimplemented function x3daudio1_5.dll.X3DAudioInitialize
  39341  Dino Crisis 1 Demo  -- only black screen is shown
  39356  PlanCad-L v14.03 crashes on exit (_seh_longjmp_unwind4 must pass jump buffer cookie by address)
  39360  Arvoch Alliance demo stops loading: 'File error: aster.x' (needs native msvcr71.dll)
  39376  Kontakt 5.0 standalone or VST in FL Studio 11 crash with Windows version set to 'Windows 8' (needs kernel32.GetCurrentProcessorNumberEx stub)
  39399  NinjaTrader 7 (.NET 3.5 app) reports 'ProcessorNameString not found' (name attribute missing in 'Win32_BIOS' table)
  39422  Intel MPI 5.1.1 mpiexec.hydra.exe crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.CancelSynchronousIo

Run Microsoft Windows Applications and Games on Mac, Linux or ChromeOS save up to 20% off  CodeWeavers CrossOver+ today.