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Crossover 22 released!

Crossover 22 released!

Great news! Crossover 22 has been released by Codeweavers! Crossover has been updated to Wine 7.7 which includes over 10,000 improvements and better support for Directx11 games (64bit).

We are working hard to get a CX22 engine in Portingkit as well, but it takes a bit of time (weeks). Until that time or if you prefer Crossover above Porting Kit, then enjoy Crossover 22! By buying the application using the links up here you are a direct supporter of Porting Kit!

22.0.0 CrossOver features – August 23, 2022

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 22 includes Wine 7.7, with over 10,000 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Complete redesign of CrossOver user interface.
    • Update to Wine Mono 7.2.
    • Update to vkd3d 1.4.
  • macOS:
    • Gaming performance improvements.
    • Update to MoltenVK 1.1.10.
    • Rocket League playable with wined3d.
  • Linux:
    • Initial support for DirectX 12.
    • Fixes for Office 2016/365 bugs.

Crossover 22 Beta 1 release!

Great news! I received an e-mail that the beta 1 version of CX22 has been released. This means that after it gets released after some weeks testing a new engine will follow for Portingkit as well!! Better support for Apple Silicon and games!

CrossOver 22 includes an update to Wine 7.7, bringing with it over 10,000 changes that offer improvements to a variety of applications. This release also includes an update to Wine Mono 7.2.0 and vkd3d 1.4.

On the macOS side, we have been continuing to make gaming performance improvements. Between including the wined3d changes available with Wine 7.7, updating to MoltenVK version 1.1.10 and adding a few other tweaks, we’ve made quite a bit of progress. One particularly exciting example is Rocket League: the performance using wined3d is much better than CrossOver 21.2, and the nameplates are visible in-game (unlike using DXVK).

Our initial tests show that CrossOver 22 runs pretty well on the macOS Ventura beta. While we do not recommend that anyone start using the Ventura beta if they aren’t already, we welcome your beta reports about how 22 is running on Ventura. Note: while we will aggressively fix any issues with running CrossOver 22 on Ventura, we cannot offer official support for Ventura until it is released due to the possibility of changes during beta causing problems for CrossOver support.

So nice things ahead! Keep an eye on the blog for updates. It’s testing time now, so lets see what this update will all fix and what new games are now working which didn’t in the past :)

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Crossover comes with 21.2.0 update!

Great news! Codeweavers, the developer company who sells Crossover, released a new update of their product! Version 21.2.0! See the changes below:

This new release offers both improvements from upstream Wine and important fixes for a variety of issues.

CrossOver 21.2 includes over 300 updates to wined3d from upstream Wine. We also included dozens of changes from Wine 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 and updated to Wine Mono 7.0.

Audio now works on both Mac and Linux for Halo: Master Chief Collection. We also fixed an issue with a recent Steam update that was causing some connections to take a very long time.

On macOS, we fixed a long-standing issue with mouse control in Unity games. We also included fixes for the latest Rockstar Games Launcher and Quicken updates that caused those applications to stop working on M1 machines.

If you own Crossover you will automatically receive the update. If you haven’t tried Crossover yet, then surely try it out with the 14 days trial. Codeweavers is also a sponsor of Porting Kit and of the whole wine project with sharing over 50.000 patches! Including support of 32->64 bit and the Macdriver and lots other things.

Oh, and yes, there will be a new CX21.2.0 engine coming to Porting Kit as well, but as always, that comes a bit later, we hope if all goes wel next week.

So if you love their work or mine, consider to buy Crossover and use the code: bridgeover25 to get 25% discount on top! If you don’t have Crossover 21 yet, then get Crossover now up here..

Crossover 21.1.0 Released!

A bit late, because it was released already on Monday, but here the news after all: Crossover 21.1.0 has hit the streets! And with it some very good news. It has a lot of fixes for games: Like Dragon Age Origin, Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 + 2 (for M1 Apple Silicon), SimCity 4 and much more and also much better support for M1 Apple Silicon. See the changelog below:

Our big reveal for this release is much-awaited support for Grand Theft Auto V (including GTA Online) on both macOS and Linux. Starting with CrossOver 21.1, you can now run Grand Theft Auto V via either the standalone Rockstar Games Launcher or Steam.

This release is also the first to offer official support for the newly released macOS Monterey. We also added support for several games that previously did not run on macOS and fixed an issue for certain launchers that were not working on macOS with CrossOver 21 (including MicroTik The Dude)

CrossOver 21.1 includes several other fixes, including ones for the recent updates to Ubisoft Connect and Quicken that caused problems running them in CrossOver. Additionally, this release includes improvements to wined3d and an update to Wine Mono 6.3.

We hoping to get the CX21.1.0 engine to Porting Kit soon as well, but this might take another week.  If you can’t wait and you don’t have Crossover 21 yet, then get Crossover now up here..! And use the “Bridgeover25” discount code of 25% off!

CX21.1.0 is coming soon!

CX21.1.0 is coming soon!

Back after 2 weeks of recovering of corona (luckily I wasn’t too sick) :) Although we are still busy on a good CX21 engine…(the CX21 one we have, is still not optimal), now CX21.1.0 is coming soon! This one is much better then the CX21 one and has a lot of bug fixes and has also much better M1 Apple Silicon support! I tested the beta of CX21.1.0 and I also got Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2 running on my Apple Silicon, and Dragon Age Origin is back working in there as well. And that’s only a few I mention. The CX21.1.0 will also be the default Engine for all games for Apple Silicon Macs for the best support.

So, lots of cool things to look forward to. We expect the CX21.1.0 be released by Code weavers next week, and in Porting Kit a few weeks later. If you can’t wait? Get Crossover now up here..! And use the “portingover” discount code of 25% off!

Crossover 21 released!

Yes, great news! Crossover 21 has been released! Crossover is an application similar as Porting Kit but then commercial (Paid application) and has a big team of developers and offer paid support for their product. Crossover is a product of Codeweavers which contributes a lot to the Wine project. In short, a great product and ran by very cool guys! :) Crossover is priced 59,- and comes with 12 months of support of updates and phone support. With Promocode “Portingover” you will get 30% off! So take advantage of that code :)

Crossover 21 makes now use of  Wine 6.0 and has loads of improvements and fixes for games and better support for M1 Apple Silicon. It also includes fixes for Ubisoft games like Anno 2070, Rayman Origin/Legends, Assassin Creed series and more! When we created a CX21 Engine for Porting Kit these ports will be fixed and new ones will be added as well!

Check out the full change log below.

21.0.0 CrossOver – August 3, 2021

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 21 includes Wine 6.0, with 8,300 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Update to DXVK v 1.7.
    • CrossOver now ships Wine Mono.
  • macOS:
    • Added support for Dark Mode.
    • Vulkan WineD3D backend now on by default for D3D10/11 games.
    • Skyrim SE now runs on m1 with WineD3D.

We are using the opensource code of Crossover to make Wineskin engines to use in Porting Kit. We are working hard to get a working patched engine to Porting Kit to make use of the the new engine as well to use for new specific games and upgrade old ones for fixes and improvements. When we have it finished this will be announced again on the blog. Meanwhile if you want to play with Crossover already, then you can get Crossover 21 from their website.

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Beta 2 of Crossover 21 released and what are the findings so far…

Beta 2 of Crossover 21 released and what are the findings so far...

As mentioned earlier and some probably have heard by mail replies as well, I am very busy with testing the Beta of CX21 and reporting bugs to get solved. The CX21 will be the new engine we can use in the near future when released, including some extra patching to solve some extra stuff like the Origin Client. But you may wonder what we are experiencing thus far in the latest Beta release of Crossover 21. We will tell you in the next coming paragraphs.

M1 Apple Silicon Support:
Maybe one of the most important things is Apple Silicon Support for games. We found that this has been improved a lot. Games like, Skyrim SE (without too many glitches), Monkey Island 4, Dungeon Keeper 2, and many more where we don’t know off (because we cannot test thousands of games in such a short notice) are now starting to work. We see also big steps forwards in other games, like that it first in CX20 didn’t launch at all, but now it launches but has some slowness issues or crashes. But there is process, as you know what I mean.

More games which stopped working in Catalina are working again as well!
We have tremendous good news! A bunch of games which stopped working in Catalina 64bit. Start working again in CX21! An important Xaudio bug has been resolved, making a lot of Ubisoft games work again, like Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends, Assassin Creed 2, Assassin Creed revelations , Anno 2070 and more. These popular games suffered under this bug in Catalina 10.15 and up, but is now fixed in CX21.

But thats not all, also Steam bugs are solved and working better and faster (no big delays anymore) and more games are working better (like Tomb Raider 2 and Tombraider 4) including improved Directx11 support in 64bit games. Yes, a lot of joy is coming!

Still a lot to do:
Although we certainly won’t complain about CX21, there is still a lot to do. Especially for M1 Apple Silicon support we have a long road to go. It’s improving but we aren’t there yet. But we are happy to see Wine development is going the good way, also for M1 Apple Silicon. I will in the coming time do more videos (Porting Diaries) regarding M1 Apple silicon gaming, to show what is all possible already :)

We are now in the second beta, so I expect only a couple of weeks for the real release. Then we will add some extra patches which will have some better compatibility and then, on the end of the road there we hope to have also the Origin Client back in business again which means all the C&C games, and many others are back playable again in Porting Kit. In short, there are a lot of cool things happing and we hope to have this all in place in a month or so.

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New Crossover version is in Beta which means CX21 Engine is coming within weeks!

New Crossover version is in Beta which means CX21 Engine is coming within weeks!

Crossover CX21 is in beta mode, this means that in not too long (weeks) we will have access to a newer engine!! Yes and newer engine means better support, fixes and especially great news for Apple Silicon Macs which will get better support! We are looking forward to the new release an I am working at the moment very hard to submit bugs which are CX19 and CX20 to be addressed and fixed in CX21. I know for sure already that Monkey Island 4 and Empire Earth for example will work on Apple Silicon on CX21, but this only one of the few I tested!

Testing, testing, testing. Because its so important to have a good working CX21 engine I am spending a lot of time doing bug reports at Crossover (Promocode 30% “Portingover”) in the beta, so updating WSI2 files to WSI3 will be postponed for those couple of weeks. Lets hope we will have an awesome working CX21 with as much game compatibility as possible!

Crossover 20.0.4 has been released!

Crossover got an update to 20.0.4 if you own Crossover then you can update it and it has a few fixes and features. See the changes below. Codeweavers is an important partner which contributes a lot to the Wine project and also makes Porting Kit possible. Because Codeweavers has a good relationship with us we can also offer a promo-code “Portingover” with a nice 30% discount for Mac and Linux.
 
20.0.4 CrossOver – January 27, 2021

  • Bug fixes for all platforms:
    • A bottle which was registered exactly on a release date no longer shows as unregistered.
    • Office 2010 bottles activated with old versions of CrossOver no longer need reactivation.
  • macOS:
    • Fix an interaction with our password dialog and the Big Sur key chain.
    • Bluetooth Xbox One controller support for Intel macs.
    • Work around an Apple Silicon bug that prevents some older games from working when they request a 640×480 mode.
    • Prevent a crash on Big Sur when clicking on a Cross Tie file.

 
If you don’t own Crossover yet, you can get it up here…

Crossover 20 released!

Great news! Crossover 20 is out! It has a lot of improvements (Wine 5,0) and even promises Directx11 support! This is something Porting Kit cannot offer yet because Crossover uses DXVK 1.5.2 including with some aditional patches which Porting Kit does not have (yet). I am not sure which Directx11 games work, but you will find out yourself soon enough. So even if you only want to support the Wine project, I really recommend you Crossover 20 the rest is a massive bonus. They have a total new branding as well. Check out the change log below.

20.0.0 CrossOver – October 13, 2020

  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • Allow application ranking within CrossOver.
    • CrossOver 20 includes Wine 5.0, with 3,400 improvements, and selected patches from recent Wine with benefits to many popular applications.
    • Revise branding and visual appearance.
  • Chrome OS:
    • Dedicated support for Chrome OS using containers.
  • macOS:
    • Support Big Sur (macOS 11).
    • Improve support for Steam and Steam games.
    • Support for DirectX 11 games.
  • Linux:
    • Allow CrossOver to upgrade itself.
    • Refresh distribution support.

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