Saturday, July 30, 2016

CodeWeavers CrossOver for Android and Chromebooks beta to soon be released

James Ramey the president of CodeWeavers posted on his personal Facebook account earlier that a beta version of CrossOver Android could be released as soon as Monday August 1st 2016. CodeWeavers has been working on their Android and now Chromebook version of CrossOver for over a year now. The long wait is about over folks, if you ever dreamed of running Microsoft Windows Games or productivity application on your Android device it will soon be possible.

James also posted earlier in the week on his blog about CrossOver running on Android.

Sometimes, you find yourself staring at something you could never have imagined being possible based on its humble beginnings. The Wright Brothers pilot the airplane for 12 seconds; then, Neil Armstrong lands on the moon. The first microcomputer kit is made available in 1975; then, 120 million computers are sold in the world so far THIS YEAR! The Patterson–Gimlin video captures Big Foot on film in 1967; then, Big Foot stars in a series of beef jerky commercials. No one could ever have predicted that these initial events would lead into much bigger and better things. …

In 1996, CodeWeavers was started with the single goal of making Windows based applications run on Linux computers. It was the simple, honest, and noble goal of our founder, Jeremy White. In 1996, the technology pundits were convinced that Linux was set to take over the world. The only outstanding obstacle for the Linux platform was running Microsoft Office software. Hence, CrossOver was born (maybe more or less hatched). In 1996, there were no smart phones, no tablets, no Android, no Google, no Pokémon Go. There was no indication that computers would be more mobile, more connected, or more compact. And yet, here we are today.

So where is ‘here’, you ask? TODAY, Google released Android for Intel based ChromeBooks. AND CrossOver for Android installed and ran on a Google ChromeBook. More importantly, we were able to install the Steam Client into CrossOver for Android and run LIMBO and other games. MORE IMPORTANTLY, we have DirectX 9 support, keyboard support, mouse support, and sound support TODAY!!! PEOPLE, we are staring at a Leprechaun riding on the back of a Unicorn while taking a picture of a UFO. We are running CrossOver through Android on a ChromeBook running a Windows based game launched from the Steam client. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE…EVER!!!

There will be more testing. There will inevitably be some cleanup work to do. There will be . BUT… CrossOver for Android is working and real and supporting the Steam Client and able to launch games and is actually playable. From our most humble beginnings, I don’t think anyone, Jeremy White included, ever dreamed that CrossOver would be able to run on ChromeBooks. And yet, here we are with people flying planes, people landing on the moon, and Big Foot. I’d say that’s pretty rare company for a small software developer from Minnesota.

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

The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.15 is now available for Linux and Mac

The #WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.15 is now available for #Linux and #Mac

The Wine development release 1.9.15 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • More shader instructions in Direct3D.
  • Performance improvements in GDI.
  • Better multi-joystick support on macOS.
  • Active Scripting improvements.
  • Additional stream support in the C++ runtime.
  • 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 1.9.15 (total 22):

   2905  Kings Quest 8 crashes while loading a saved game
  14821  Kirikiri based games update screen slowly
  21891  info zip 3.0 won't append to existing archive
  33225  Metacell demo can't play music in mp3 format
  36653  Tesla Effect (game): Video sequences display green screen.
  37361  Scottrade Elite 2013 fails data streaming after about 90% of logins
  37429  Post provider setup of WMI core 1.5 installer needs advapi32.dll.WmiQueryGuidInformation stub
  37977  Multiple applications using VBScript/JScript need scripting host 'WScript.Quit' implementation
  38475  Unused variable in glsl_shader.c
  38997  Non-deterministic device id assignment when using more than one joystick/gamepad (multiplayer). Unable to deactivate joystick through registry or wine control applet
  39845  Randomly "WinMorse2.exe" doesn't work under Wine.
  40760  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function vcruntime140.dll.set_unexpected
  40764  Bloodrayne 1-2 hang when playing videos
  40822  Aliens vs. Triangles demo needs WINED3DFMT_R32_SINT format
  40861  Kingsoft Office 2012 needs ntoskrnl.exe.IoAttachDevice
  40872  Gauntlet requires dcl_immediateConstantBuffer support
  40887  Nook eReader needs ncrypt.dll.NCryptOpenStorageProvider
  40915  Max Payne demo installer displays highlighted text
  40923  Alone in the Dark (2008) crashes on launch with msvcrt assertion
  40932  [GAME] RAN GS crashes when starting (needs msvcp90.dll.?_Random_device@tr1@std@@YAIXZ)
  40939  dlls/msvcr100 - error building on NetBSD
  40959  mIRC: Crash on running code to see if mIRC is running in Wine.

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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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