Monday, July 25, 2016

WineTricks 20160724 has been released

Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine.

It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also allows the installation of missing DLLs and tweaking of various Wine settings.

This version can be downloaded here.


Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Save 50% off CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Linux

Wine Reviews has setup a new online store and our first two products are CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Linux. We are having a grand opening sale and the price of CrossOver Linux and CrossOver Mac is only $19.95 that's a savings of 66% off the normal retail price of CrossOver.

A brief overview of CrossOver Mac and  CrossOver Linux.

CrossOver Mac is a powerful and useful Mac OS X application that enables you to easily install and run the desired Windows productivity applications or PC games on your Mac with just a few mouse clicks.

Provides you with an easy to install environment for running a huge selection of Windows applications on your Mac

The best thing about CrossOver Mac is that you can enjoy various Windows software on your Mac at home, in the office or at work without purchasing a Windows license.

In other words, you do not have to go to the trouble of installing a Windows virtual machine or creating a Boot Camp partition on which you can install a Windows copy.

The fact that you do not need to reboot your system to logon on a different operating system or share your resources with a Windows virtual machine translates into a faster and smoother application usage.

Extensive list of supported Windows programs and support for running a multitude of others that haven't yet been tested

CrossOver Mac comes with support for a long list of Windows programs and games, you can visit CrossOver Mac’s support page and view What Runs on CrossOver. Additionally, you can access the CrossOver Software Installer and search for the desired application using the built-in search form.

What is more, you can configure CrossOver Mac to install certain programs or games via specific installers and into the desire Bottle. The Installation process will guide you through the necessary steps to deploy your software.

Powerful and handy tool that enables you to use virtually any Windows program on a Mac

CrossOver Mac is easy-to-use and kind to your Mac’s resources, and provides a simple and clean user interface. From CrossOver Mac’s main window you can choose between two simple options: “Install Windows Software” and “Run Installed Software”.
As expected, the first option takes you to the above mentioned CrossOver Software Installer window from where you can install the programs you need while the second option enables you to run the installed programs.

About CrossOver Linux

CrossOver Linux is a commercial product that provides Linux users with an easy way to install various applications and games that run only on the proprietary Microsoft Windows operating systems. Technically, the application is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for the well known Wine software, which provides a set of APIs and libraries to emulate several Microsoft Windows OSes on top of an open source Linux-based operating system.

Features at a glance

By default, the program comes with support for a very large selection of Windows applications, allowing users to install and use them without the need for a Microsoft Windows license. However, this does not mean that you won’t have to own a specific software license.
It is distributed as a binary packages that support the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or older distributions, Ubuntu 12.10 or newer, Linux Mint 14 or newer, Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy or any other distro that uses Debian packages, as well as Red Hat, Fedora and other RPM-based operating systems.

Supported Windows applications

Considering the fact that CrossOver is just a simple user interface for Wine, it comes with support for all the applications that can be installed by the latter, such as the entire Microsoft Office 2010/2007/2003/XP/2000/97 suite, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Access. Among some other Windows-only applications that can be installed by this software, we can mention Internet Explorer, Microsoft Project, Adobe Photoshop, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Visio, Quicken, FrameMaker, Shockwave Director, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, as well as numerous games.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

WineTricks 20160709 has been released

Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine.

It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also allows the installation of missing DLLs and tweaking of various Wine settings.

This version can be downloaded here.


Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Friday, July 8, 2016

The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.14 is now available for Linux and Mac

The #WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.14 is now available for #Linux and #Mac

What's new in this release:
  • More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
  • Some more write support in WebServices.
  • Performance improvements in GDI.
  • Some more progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • 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 1.9.14 (total 20):

  13183  Control '' has no parent window in ExpressQuantumGrid
  18659  Kingsoft Office 2012 can't read it's default file
  23855  System Tray Icons Not Appearing In Mac System Tray
  28860  AveraSell 4.3.8 crashes after login (heap corruption)
  29702  Kingsoft Office 2012 Free: Crashes almost immediately after full load
  35123  Shattered Horizon requires d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CompileFromMemory
  35962  OPML Editor crashes
  37485  Spellforce Platinium edition - graphical bug - black columns come out of the ground
  37989  COD4 is missing textures
  39842  Skype for windows doesn't work (needs ndis.sys.NdisSystemProcessorCount)
  40413  Crashes after start of application Vermoegensbilanz and accepting license terms
  40588  Multiple games (Fallout 4 and Unreal Engine 4 games) need d3d11_device_CreateUnorderedAccessView
  40722  Warcraft 3: minimizes when clicking on the bottom
  40792  Multiple 64-bit Unreal Engine 4 games crash at start (Direct3DDevice->CheckFeatureSupport(D3D11_FEATURE_THREADING,&Threading
Support,sizeof(ThreadingSupport)) failed)
  40830  Conflict between kVK_RightCommand and macOS 10.12 Sierra in carbon framework
  40833  Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate no sound during gameplay (except cutscenes)
  40851  macOS 10.12 Build Failure in winspool.drv with cupsGetPPD
  40876  Guitar Rig 5 Crashes On Load (needs msvcr120.dll.fegetenv)
  40909  Flame in the flood needs depth-stencil support for R16_TYPELESS
  40934  webservices error: redefinition of typedef 'WS_XML_NODE_POSITION'

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