Saturday, June 25, 2011

Play RIFT on Mac & Linux!

The World of Telara Awaits Mac & Linux!

You are not in Azeroth anymore! Ever since the March 1, 2011 release of RIFT, Mac and Linux users have secretly wondered if they would be let into the World of Telara. Wonder no more dear Mac and Linux users, CodeWeavers heard your silent cries. And thus, unveils the CrossTie file for all to have. With CrossOver Games 10.1 you too can roam the Planes of Telara with your fellow Windows friends. What side will you pledge your loyalties to-the Guardians or the Defiant? What class will you choose? What role? Could it be that RIFT is the new WOW (World of Warcraft)?
There is only one way to find out. Watch how easy it is to install RIFT with our instructional video, then download the CrossOver Games trial version! If it works for you as well as it works for us, come back and purchase CrossOver Games for RIFT with our special 25% discounted offer, just for you!

How do I get RIFT to work with Crossover Games on Mac?
First, go to the RIFT website to purchase and download the RIFT game. Once you have a copy of the RIFT, watch our instructional video on how to run RIFT on Mac with CrossOver Games. When you have finished watching our short video, try CrossOver Games for free. If you like it, be sure to come back to this page to purchase CrossOver Games or CrossOver Professional at the discounted rate.

What is the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle?
If all you are looking to run on Mac or Linux system is RIFT and other Windows games, CrossOver games is all you need. If you are interested in running Windows office software as well as running Windows games on Mac or Linux CrossOver Bundle is for you! For more information on the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle click here.

If you use "GameTime" you can receive a 15% discount on CrossOver Bundle, our second dealcode is "GameOn" and it is good for a 10% discount on any CrossOver product.
Please note that RIFT may take an undesirable amount of time to install-be patient, but it is well worth the wait...
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Wine 1.3.23 Released

The Wine development release 1.3.23 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for stubless COM proxies on x86-64.
  • Builtin dxdiag now outputs real information.
  • Monochrome bitmap format in the DIB engine.
  • Beginnings of a true shell Explorer builtin.
  • A number of new D3DX9 functions.
  • More support for Indic text shaping.
  • 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 1.3.23:

6719 Office 2000/2003 - installer ignore selected functions
7078 Installation of Army Men 2 crashes
10884 pkzip 2.5 gets confused when waiting for console input
11057 Blood 2: The Chosen (v.2.1) - all textures corrupted
11486 Anarchy Online does not patch
15674 Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel fails to start
15729 No videos ,UI in Command and Conquer 3:Tiberium Wars v1.09
15851 Far Cry 2 does not pass the SecuROM test (SecuROM 7.x and SecuROM PA)
16010 IBP Internet Business Promoter startup fails with OLE error 80070057
17260 Wined3d doesn't support setting V-Sync
17535 Visio 2007 Service Pack 1 installer fails
18107 Google SketchUp crashes after choosing a template
18455 Winscp/Notepad++: path selection control not automatically selected
18927 Need For Speed: Undercover fails to install (msiexec crash)
19417 Hitman Blood Money page faults when OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo
19491 WSASend() fails when lpNumberOfBytesSent is NULL
19762 RollerCoaster Tycoon: Rename dialog for attractions not shown (but usable).
20327 Supreme Commander shows black screen
21197 Black dots are seen on some 3D models in GTAIV
21828 Mercenaries 2: World in Flames fails to start
22032 Steam in-game overlay does not work outside winedbg
23207 Mount&Blade: Warband Demo v1.123 crashes quickly in user32.GetSysColor (needs DECLSPEC_HOTPATCH entry for hooking code)
23361 Runaway - A Twist Of Fate: Game freezes at loading
23736 Kingdom Heroes crashes due to missing msvcp80.dll.?find_last_of@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QBEIPBDI@Z
23833 Black Buccaneer: media not detected (SecuROM 7.x)
24157 Tera Copy crashes on startup - kernel32.DebugBreak() taints frame pointer (Obsidium v1.x Software Protection System)
24350 Lord of the Rings Online Hardware Pixel shader enabled exits the game on startup.
24560 World of Goo demo needs msvcp80.dll.??$?8DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@1@@std@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@PBD@Z (purist)
24837 Dragon Age - Origins requires msvcp80.dll.?append@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAEAAV12@ABV12@@Z
24927 Fallout 3 needs msvcp80.dll.??4?$basic_string@_WU?$char_traits@_W@std@@V?$allocator@_W@2@@std@@QAEAAV01@ABV01@@Z
25244 The Witcher needs msvcp80.dll.?infinity@?$numeric_limits@M@std@@SAMXZ
25477 Word 2010 crashes on start with builtin usp10.dll
25586 MS Office 2010 Pro Trial: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint crash trying to print
25671 Locking problem under Bioshock (Unreal Engine) leads to game freeze
25821 Anarchy only renders if something else needs rendering at that position
26319 [Counter Strike: Source] crashes at startup
26793 America's Army 3 crashes due to missing msvcp80.dll.?clear@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAEXXZ (purist)
26799 Zoo Empire: mouse clicks don't register
26952 Taxman Spezial 2011 installer fails (netapi32.NetGetJoinInformation() should behave like a stub using ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED retval)
26997 Blinking mouse cursor in center of screen in Fallout: New Vegas
27065 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within needs msvcp71.dll.??$?8DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@1@@std@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@0@Z
27067 Drake of the 99 Dragons needs msvcp60.dll.?_Tidy@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@AAEX_N@Z
27068 Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion needs msvcp60.dll.??0_Lockit@std@@QAE@XZ
27142 Gangsters 2 Demo (German): mouse is unusable in main menu since wine 1.3.19
27156 Bioshock demo: mouse jumps around menu
27266 dinput keyboard no longer works in winedbg
27311 Frozen Synapse crashes when launching in-game IRC client
27350 Eve Online UI elements not drawn
27363 Frhed encode/decode needs msvcp80.dll.?find_first_of@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QBEIDI@Z
27405 WinAudit v2.27 needs netapi32.dll DsGetSiteNameA() stub
27406 Red Faction deadlock on start
27425 usb-over-network-client.msi can not start
27450 c2man.pl: Recent commit leads to FTBFS
27460 Buzz tracker crashes
27465 wine iexplore.exe crashes when opening http://forums.winehq.org/
27475 Windows Sysinternals "Process Explorer" needs winsta.dll.WinStationGetProcessSid stub
27481 Adobe Application Manager 2.0 fails to install (wuapi IUpdateInstaller vtable incomplete)
27486 Quicken 98 Basic stopped working
27508 Text rendering regression for World of Tanks
27511 Plants vs. Zombies (Steam) crashes on launch
27516 Star Wolves renders garbage in the menu
27531 Magic - DotP 2012 crash in gameoverlayrenderer
27535 EA Tree 1.0 build 6 needs msvcp80.dll.??$?9DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@1@@std@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@PBD@Z
27550 SafeDisc 4.x: first opcode byte of kernel32.DebugBreak() API entry must not be "int 3" (0xCC) (Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 fails on startup)
27583 PowerPC/Sparc builds broken in dlls/d3dx9_36/tests/mesh.c



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Interview with Tom Wickline of Bordeaux Technology Group

Today we’ll be talking with Tom Wickline, leader of the Bordeaux Technology Group, a company specialized in development of Windows compatibility software, supporting Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana and Mac OS X.

TuxArena: Hello there Tom, thank you for being with us today.

You’re welcome – I always like talking about Wine and projects involved with Wine.


TuxArena: What is your position at Bordeaux? What other projects are you involved with?

My position at Bordeaux is release manager and public relations. I also help code the script parts of Bordeaux, a couple examples would be our custom winetricks script and our build script. As for other projects, I have a Wine centric news site that I run : Wine Reviews. I’m also an admin at Linux Gamers.

TuxArena: Please tell us, what is Bordeaux? How is it different from Wine, and what does it have in common with Wine?


Link to the Full Article

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bordeaux 50% off sale to end

The Bordeaux Group 50% off sale will end on Sunday June 19th 2011. The price for Bordeaux for Linux and BSD will go from the current $10.00 per license to the normal selling price of $20.00 per license. The price of Bordeaux for Mac and OpenIndiana will go from $12.50 to $25.00 per license. The price of Wineskin Pro will remain the same at $29.95 per license.

Starting on Monday June 20th 2011 50% of all sales over the next two months will be donated to the "Wine Party Fund" (WPF) to help support WineConf 2011.

If you don't currently need to run Windows Applications or Games on your system but you would still like to make a donation you can use our PayPal donation page to donate. All donations made through our donation page will be given to the Wine Project.

About Wineskin Pro:

Wineskin is a tool used to make wrappers to run Windows software on Mac OS X. The wrappers are in the form of a normal Mac Application, which can be double clicked and ran just like its native. They can also be used to make a distributable port of software. You do not need the Windows program's source code, you can attempt to port any program you want.

With Wineskin Pro you will receive basic support for installing and configuring the Wineskin Application. We will also answer questions about installing engines and configuring wrappers, and in the near future provide custom engines that have been tested to work with today's most popular Games.

Unlike other solutions you can have multiple engines (Wine versions) installed at one time, so if your favorite game runs in that engine you don't have to worry about it breaking in a future Wine release.

About Bordeaux:

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

-----
The Bordeaux Team


q4wine 0.121 released

Here it is time for new q4wine release tagged by the 0.121 version.

Changes since 0.120-r1 are:

Added:

  • updated winetricks plugin;
  • option to make Prefix view unexpanded at startup;
  • Polish translation by Frank (nobange);
  • interoperability of wineprefixes between q4wine, wibom, vineyard, and winetricks (and maybe playonlinux) BottleSpec;
  • German translation by Ron;
  • experimental build support for Mac OS X;
  • extended virtual desktop resolution list [3150062];
  • request for language locale support [3144001 and 3149056];
  • Hebrew translation by Yaron Shahrabani;
  • Prefix alphabetic sort;

Fixed:

  • build on FreeBSD;
  • removed embedded fuseiso support (q4wine-mount);

Released sources and packages are available in our downloads page.




The racing simulator rFactor on Mac and Linux!

Don't get left in the dust Mac and Linux users, play rFactor today with CrossOver Games! Arguably, one of the best computer racing simulators, rFactor aims at being one of the most accurate simulator of its time. Play with a computer steering wheel, joystick or even a keyboard. To learn more about rFactor, visit the rFactor website.

How to play rFactor with CrossOver Games 10.1?
First, watch our instructional video on how to install CrossOver Games in order to run rFactor on Mac. Once you have finished watching our short video, download a free trial of CrossOver Games. If you like it, be sure to come back to this page to purchase CrossOver Games at a 25% discounted rate.

What is the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle?
If all you are looking to run on Mac or Linux is rFactor and other Windows games, CrossOver Games is all you need. If you are interested in running Windows office application as well as running Windows games on Mac or Linux CrossOver Bundle is for you! For more information on the difference between CrossOver Games and CrossOver Bundle click here.

Linux Linux From Scratch (LFS)
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Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wineskin Pro 2.3 released

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Wineskin Pro 2.3 today. Wineskin Pro 2.3 has file associations fixed, bug fixes for Custom Engines, confirm quit dialog option, bug fixes for the menubar, a small bug fix for the Advanced window. A full change log is provided in the new features section. This release also has a custom built Xquartz X11 server that Microsoft Windows Games require to run in full screen mode. We also provide binary Wine builds as well as binary CodeWeavers CrossOver builds from their public source code. Wineskin Pro also comes with Graphical tools to assist you in installing and configuring Wine as well as building your own custom Wine builds from source.

Wineskin Pro 2.3 will run on any Intel Mac computer with OS X 10.5 or higher installed. This released has also been tested on the upcoming OS X 10.7 Lion release.

The cost of Wineskin Pro 2.3 is $29.95 and comes with six months of upgrades and support.

Supported Applications/Games:

At this time we don't offer support on a per Game or per Application basis, the best way to know if a application or game will run with Wineskin Pro is to take a look at the public Wine AppDB at WineHQ. With Wineskin Pro you can have multiple Wine versions installed at one time, so if a new Wine release fixes one Game and breaks another you can still play both of your Games with Wineskin Pro!

About Wineskin Pro:

Wineskin is a tool used to make wrappers to run Windows software on Mac OS X. The wrappers are in the form of a normal Mac Application, which can be double clicked and ran just like its native. They can also be used to make a distributable port of software. You do not need the Windows program's source code, you can attempt to port any program you want.

With Wineskin Pro you will receive basic support for installing and configuring the Wineskin Application. We will also answer questions about installing engines and configuring wrappers, and in the near future provide custom engines that have been tested to work with today's most popular Games.

Unlike other solutions you can have multiple engines (Wine versions) installed at one time, so if your favorite game runs in that engine you don't have to worry about it breaking in a future Wine release.

About Bordeaux:

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

Version 2.3 New Features:

  • File associations are fixed, including just running a .exe straight from Finder.
  • Custom Engines should now work fine using any name you want to use.
  • Confirm quit dialog option available.
  • The default Menubar name should now be the original wrapper name when its created instead of just "Wineskin Wrapper".
  • The Wrapper version and current engine being used show up as text on the Wineskin.app Advanced window.

We use PayPal as our preferred payment provider, with PayPal you do not need an account to make a transaction simply select to pay via credit card, its very simple and fast.

  • All purchases include 6 months of email support and the product is backed by a 30 day refund.
  • Simply click on this link and order with your PayPal account or Major Credit Card
  • Follow the instructions on the page and when you order is complete be sure to click "Return to Merchant"
  • If you have any problems with this order, please contact bordeaux sales

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wine 1.3.22 Released

The Wine development release 1.3.22 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for Indic text shaping.
  • Generation of stubless code in the IDL compiler.
  • Support for X files in D3DX.
  • 4- and 24-bit bitmap formats in the DIB engine.
  • Listview performance improvements.
  • 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 1.3.22:

219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection
7065 Get SecuROM copy-protection working
9781 Endless loop in Wineconsole with user mode
12500 jedi knight window is unmanaged, no title or borders
12949 assassin's creed to slow to play
14129 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos can't find CD/DVD Drive (SecuROM 4.x)
15713 widl generates incorrect format string for top level conformance
16332 crash in file dialog if the previous selected folder is deleted
17094 Mr. Robot graphics fail to render
17544 Gothic does not start (black screen) due to ddraw error
17908 TCSPC fails to install
18326 Pharaoh/Cleopatra doesn't recognize CD-ROM drive (SecuROM 4.x)
19278 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 will not run without no CD modification (SecuROM 4.x)
20166 NetLocalGroupGetInfo() returns success but no data buffer
20286 minimap problem in Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
21036 Persian Font Problem
21130 'cmd/c echo.' should give a newline
21147 SafeDisc v1.3x media validation fails/launcher crashes (secdrv.sys doesn't support WinVer > Win2000) (Rayman 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000, ...)
21552 Pathologic hangs on starting up
21594 Bottom of windows cut of with KDE4 Dual-Head Setup
21998 FIFA 2010 crashes on start
22964 Launching Deus-Ex game from Steam no longer works
23145 Opera 10.53 crashes on startup
23240 "Ambient Lighting" sample D3D program crashes
23861 Multiple apps crash on startup/exit due to cross-process OLE drag and drop bug (Adobe Acrobat 7.0, HTML-Kit, Albumplayer, TortoiseSVN)
23965 Steam exits silently when querying system information (crash due to missing crypt32.dll PFXVerifyPassword stub)
24239 IW2 Edge of Chaos loses sound every few milliseconds
24433 MS-Word complains "Do you want to revert to the saved '' ?" at opening files
24642 Tag: The Power of Paint crashes with unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshHierarchyFromXA
24683 Upper left corner of Epicenter setup heading is corrupt.
24686 Kleptocracy crashes without d3dx9_28.dll
24694 Agamemnon's Curse crashes with d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshHierarchyFromXW
24739 Bioshock 2 cannot pass release date check
25192 'fatal error in gc: collecting from unknown thread' with Mono
25219 Demoscene demo @party invitation crashes with unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshFromXInMemory
25368 Age of Empires 3: mp3's don't play in gstreamer if a native codec is installed
25785 King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame: severe visual artifacts
25942 Wine's implementation of d3dtypes.h does not work with ISO C++.
25999 wine builtin IE crash while opening zero byte file (such as https://mybank.icbc.com.cn/indexicbc.htm )
26674 OpenGL 2.0 Shading Language Terrain Texturing Demo crashes on unimplemented function msvcp100.dll.??0?$basic_ios@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@IAE@XZ
26885 del /s crashes if it encounters a directory containing a space
26931 Nvidia hdr sample wants d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXLoadMeshFromXW
27016 Fallout 3: fails to start
27079 Painkiller Black: black screen and crash at start
27093 CadStd: Toolbar buttons are shifted to the left
27108 windows 7 cmd.exe aborts with unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.RegOpenKeyExW
27143 metatrader 4 doesnt show news and emails
27167 Eve: can't move windows in game, mouse sticks
27222 dbghelp.dll.SymEnumSourceFilesW needed (ollydbg2)
27225 Looking around with the mouse is uncontrolled
27250 Prey receives a truncated hostname from hostname.exe ?
27270 Unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ObReferenceObjectByName called by Activex control of cebchina online bank
27280 BHDCInstall_per can not install (unimplemented function cfgmgr32.dll.CM_Get_Device_ID_List_SizeA )
27302 Star Fury doesn't detect 3D device correctly
27317 Finereader not showing dialogs
27337 Raw sockets aren't closed correctly in ICMP monitoring programs
27338 Msi should provide detailed error if temporary row can't be inserted (MSIMODIFY_VALIDATE_NEW -> MSIDBERROR_DUPLICATEKEY support, Dirt3 installer fails)
27339 improper last error code set by GetUserNameW
27342 Iexplore can't open url regression
27343 Perfect World Russian doesn't start, since wine-1.3.20
27348 _snprintf overflows specified bounds
27369 Office 2007 SP2 installer reports success but fails to install some components
27400 SecuROM 4.x/5.x helper driver needs ntoskrnl.exe.IoSetThreadHardErrorMode stub
27411 Dark Fall crashes on launch




Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wineconf 2011 dates and location has been set

Wineconf 2011 will be held in Minneapolis Minnesota this year and hosted by CodeWeavers Inc. If you would like to help support Wineconf 2011 this would be a good time to make a donation to the WPF or purchase a product from Codeweavers.

Below is a copy of the announce e-mail that Jeremy White sent to the Wine Development mailing list.

Hi Folks,

We have made arrangements for this year's WineConf to happen in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2. Minneapolis is the little known other city of the Twin Cities across the river from our home town, St. Paul. I've put some preliminary information up on the Wiki: http://wiki.winehq.org/WineConf2011

We thought that this year it would be fun to stay in downtown Minneapolis, as there is quite a bit to do there.

Further, at that time of year, the weather has a good chance of being beautiful, so it will hopefully be a great time for all. I checked, and only very rarely has it been below freezing on October 1 . (Seriously, it's usually very nice. Really. Trust me).

If you are interested in WineConf, and have contributed to Wine, but are not sure if you can afford the travel costs, please write to me. The Wine Party Fund is used mostly to defray travel costs these days and we may be able to help.

Note that most further communication will happen on the wineconf mailing list; if you're interested, you should subscribe.

If you're coming, please hit the RSVP page: http://www.winehq.org/wineconf/rsvp/

Hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Cheers,
Jeremy