Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver and CrossOver Games 9.2

CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver 9.2
to Support Civilization 5 on Linux and Mac

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 19, 2010) Less than a month after Firaxis released its highly anticipated and acclaimed Civilization 5, CodeWeavers, Inc. today announced the release of CrossOver Games 9.2, enabling gamers to play the game on Linux and Mac operating systems.

Based in Saint Paul, Minn., CodeWeavers is a leading developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems. Its CrossOver software allows Windows software to be used on Mac and Linux PCs without the need for a Windows operating system license.

“Civilization 5 is pure turn-based pleasure, and I personally couldnt wait for it to arrive,” said Jon Parshall, chief operating officer at CodeWeavers. “As soon as we opened it up, we unleashed our programming ninjas to upgrade CrossOver so Linux loyalists and Mac lovers can join in on the good times.

“Current CrossOver subscribers can hit our site for a free 9.2 upgrade. New customers? Welcome aboard!” Parshall added. “Now, if youll excuse me, King Bernie Smedley is busily leading the virtuous Smedleyites to a glorious victory over the hated Carthaginians. Its all part of our ongoing commitment to testing and quality assurance…

CrossOver Games 9.2 replaces all previous versions of CrossOver. The software is immediately available at www.CodeWeavers.com.

About CodeWeavers

Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.CodeWeavers.com.

Change Log For CrossOver Games

9.2.0 CrossOver Games - October 19, 2010

  • Merged with Wine release 1.2.1. This includes bug fixes for several unsupported games, as well as fixing a crash in the launcher for Street Fighter IV and a lag in Team Fortress 2.
  • Fixed a bug that causes DRM problems on Ubuntu 10.10.
  • Fixed patching of StarCraft II (via an updated Gecko engine).
  • Fixed a problem that prevented StarCraft II from launching properly during the first run.
  • Fixed the sending of text in Worms Armageddon WormNET.
  • Improved behavior with built-in msvcr71. Should simplify the installation of several unsupported games, including Lord of the Rings Online.
  • Fixed a double mouse-pointer bug that appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on some Linux distributions.
  • Improved font rendering for Trainz 2004 and others.
  • Got Tomb Raider: Chronicles working again.
  • Fixed a serious rendering problem for Civilization V.

Change Log For CrossOver Linux

9.2.0 CrossOver Linux - October 19, 2010

  • Merged with Wine release 1.2.1 which includes bug fixes for many applications. It also includes adjustments to cope with a change of security policy on Ubuntu 10.10.

Change Log For CrossOver Mac

9.2.0 CrossOver Mac - October 19, 2010

  • Merged with Wine release 1.2.1 which includes bug fixes for many applications.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bordeaux 2.0.10 for OpenIndiana Released

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.10 for OpenIndiana today. Bordeaux 2.0.10 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of small bugs. With this release we have bundled Wine 1.2.1, updated firefox to 3.6.8, Added support for Apples Safari 5.0 Web Browser, Updated to the latest winetricks release and fixed desktop shortcuts.

Bordeaux 2.0.10 was built on OpenIndiana build 147, you will need to have OpenIndiana build 147 or higher installed before Bordeaux will work properly. This build will most likely not work properly on the now defunct OpenSolaris. If you still have OpenSolaris installed you should look into upgrading to OpenIndiana ASAP.

For screenshots and more information please take a look at this previous post.

We bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release we bundle Wine 1.2.1, Cabextract, DIB Engine, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools.

The cost of Bordeaux 2.0.10 is $25.00. Anyone who has purchased Bordeaux in the past six months is entitled to a free upgrade. Bordeaux comes with six months of upgrades and support and of course a 30-day money back guarantee.

Supported Applications/Games:

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project 2003
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Adobe Image Ready 3
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • Adobe Image Ready 7
  • Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • FireFox 3.6.8 and multimedia plug ins
  • Apple Safari 5.0 Web Browser
  • Steam and Steam based Games
  • Google SketchUp 7.1
  • VLC 1.1.0
  • Apple QuickTime 6.5.2 Player
  • IrfanView 4.27 (Image files only)
  • Winetricks support

About Bordeaux:

The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux, BSD, OpenIndiana 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, OpenIndiana or Mac OS X or a software user that needs to run a Windows application on Linux, BSD, OpenIndiana or Mac OS X we can help.

Version 2.0.10 New Features:

  • First build on OpenIndiana
  • Bundle Wine 1.2.1
  • Updated FireFox to 3.6.8
  • Fixed Desktop shortcuts
  • Added support for Safari 5.0
  • Updated to the latest winetricks release

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wine 1.2.1 Released

The Wine maintenance release 1.2.1 is now available.

Whats new in this release:

  • Translation updates.
  • 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 1.2.1:

3975 FILE: printing does not work as expected
13344 DPP 3.4.1.1 - Images with "Fit to window" corrupted
16047 Garena client crashes in WSASendTo
16998 WISO Sparbuch crashes at startup
18864 IW2: Edge of Chaos launcher pagefaults on startup
19070 hh.exe should exit immediately if not given a file to open (appinstall)
19560 Street Fighter IV : launcher crashes
21295 Painkiller and Painkiller Black Edition cannot accept CD Key submission preventing installation
22021 Switching pages in ElsterFormular 2009/2010 needs much time
22536 Office 2010 installation crashed
22881 Custom-decorated windows not movable with Openbox (affects steam, wow...)
22994 Far Cry installer quits
23085 Printing in notepad displays "Page &p" instead of actual page number.
23340 Winscard : test program : unimplemented function winscard.dll.SCardIsValidContext and winscard.dll.SCardReleaseContext
23453 Worms Armageddon cannot send text in WormNET
23477 WoW Cataclysm Beta needs KERNEL32.SetFileValidData
23578 Team Fortress 2: Significant lag disrupts gameplay...
23678 Crystal Cubes: fonts not drawn correctly
23704 winhelp failed to load any help file
23707 stack overflow when destroying a window whose owner is itself
23762 wineboot aborts if "Terminate Process" is clicked
23772 The bug in NtQueryInformationProcess with ProcessInformationClass = ProcessDebugObjectHandle
23810 16-bit setup program can't find its files
23907 Winecfg should not allow resolutions lower than 640x480 amount
23936 pressing enter in passpack's search box has no effect
23940 SetWindowPos does not work for other process windows
23953 qemu.exe exhausts file descriptors
24046 Keypressing in listview can result in infinite hang
24068 Crash in dbghelp (WoW)
24072 winepath: Add -0 option
24161 Anzio version 16.2 fails with ntdll exception
24180 crash in dnsbench.exe
24193 ptrace protection in Ubuntu 10.10 breaks debuggers (affects winedbg, wow, ...)
24226 Broken Sword II gives fatal error on startup
24425 err:module:find_forwarded_export function not found for forward 'krnl386.exe16.GetProcessDword'
24441 Fix the detection of the number of CPUs for OpenBSD.



Friday, October 1, 2010

Bordeaux running on OpenIndiana

About OpenIndiana :

OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. It was conceived during the period of uncertainty following the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, after several months passed with no binary updates made available to the public. The formation proved timely, as Oracle discontinued OpenSolaris soon after in favour of Solaris 11 Express, a binary distribution with a more closed development model to debut later this year.

OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation.

Bordeaux now runs on OpenIndiana :

The Bordeaux Technology Group will in the near future have a stable 2.0.8 release of Bordeaux for OpenIndiana. With the pending release users of OpenIndiana will have the ability to easily install and run many of today's popular Windows based applications and games on their operating system of choice.

At this time their is still a OpenSolaris 2.0.2 build at the Bordeaux Store, if you would like to help support Bordeaux on OpenIndiana you can purchase the OpenSolaris release at this time and get the OpenIndiana release once all testing is complete. You will also be entitled to receive future updates for the next six months.

If over the next month we sell 50 or more licences for the future OpenIndiana release we will give OpenIndiana priority and release Bordeaux 3.0 for OpenIndiana first in our next release schedule.

Screen shots : (click on a image for a large view)

Bordeaux and Wine 1.2 compiled on OpenIndiana and then run wine winecfg.

Bordeaux 2.0.8 GUI running on OpenIndiana.

Wine version (1.2) in a terminal.

Bordeaux Menu's in OpenIndiana.

UTorrent 2.0.4 running on OpenIndiana with Bordeaux. (Ran as a test application)



If you need to run Windows Applications or Games on OpenIndiana we invite you to purchase a pre release licence at this time. The cost of Bordeaux for OpenIndiana is only $25.00 and it comes with six months of support and upgrades. At this time you will have to purchase a OpenSolaris licence, If you have OpenSolaris 2009.06 you can use Bordeaux on it and then when the OpenIndiana release ships you can then download the newest release.

We hope to have our first Bordeaux for OpenIndiana release within the next month. Your support is welcome and needed to make this happen...

Last weekend to help support Wineconf 2010 and FreeBSD

This is the last week end before our 50% donation promotion ends. If you purchase Bordeaux for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, PC-BSD or OpenSolaris. ( We will soon have a OpenIndiana release ) we will in return donate half of all sales back to the community.

With your help we would like to help support three very important projects.

  • The first project is the Wine Development Fund. Proceeds from the WDF go toward supporting the annual Wine Conference. This year the Wine Conference will be held in Paris, France.
  • The second project is freebsdnews.net. freebsdnews is a site about the current happenings in the FreeBSD community.
  • The third project is the FreeBSD Foundation. The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the FreeBSD Project.
We will donate 50% of all sales to each of the three projects listed above. Below is how we plan to distribute the funds to each project :

For each Linux and OpenSolaris sale we will donate 50% of sales to the WDF to help fund this years Wine Conference.

For each Mac, FreeBSD and PC-BSD sale we will donate 50% of sales to freebsdnews and then in return Gerard from freebsdnews will donate 10% of the funds he receives to the FreeBSD Foundation.

The 50% donation ends on Sunday October 3rd 2010. So you would like to try Bordeaux and help some very important projects please make your purchse before time runs out.