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New Video Tutorial Section.

New Video Tutorial Section.

Because Crossover will be the basic app to use, it is of course nice to have a place where you can find the video tutorials (Thanks Katakis). Well I created the section “Crossover Video Tutorials” on the “FAQ” submenu in the top bar of the paulthetall.com website. At the moment it will contain 3 videos: Basic Crossover Tutorial, How to install Steam games using CrossTies, and How to install GOG games using Crossties.

In this section more videos will follow shortly about how to install Gamersgate games using CrossTies and about some specific Crossover features. Enjoy watching!

Forum Change will be implanted

Forum Change will be implanted

As you have might figured out, the paulthetall.com forums has been a victim of massive spam attacks no matter how I secure the the whole thing, they keep coming! So because this banning and deleting and stuff takes much time and while I am migrating the game pages to Crossover anyway I will change strategy in this part as well. I will create links on the game pages migrated to Crossover, to the specific game forum on Crossover. take for example: Enemy Engaged: Comache vs Hokum, you will notice in the “aditional port infomation” the new line “technical support” with a link to the specific Crossover game forum. This week I will try to do this on all 105 migrated game pages I created thus far. In the end, when all game port pages (about 600, native Mac games are not included in that number) are migrated to Crossover, the paulthetall.com forum will be closed.

What about Wineskin wrapper and other non Crossover questions? in those cases you can use the email adres mentioned on the contact page. I will try to answer those emails as soon as I can. Thanks in advance for the understanding.

Wine 1.7.10 released!

Wine 1.7.10 released!

Wine 1.7.10 is released just now! Altough my primairy focus is not Wineskin anymore but Crossover, Wine is still the sourcecode where it is all about and will be iplanted in Crossover soon as well. And if you have of games and want to see if there are some improvements with the latest WineEngine then this news might be worthwhile. The wine version will be buildt in an engine and will be available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to buildt all my wrappers for this website. Because the new Wine is just released, the engine itself is not available yet in Winery, but will be added soon by Doh123 (Wineskin developer). Again there are some improvements in the Macdriver, IPX support improvements, this might help improve speed/stableness of multiplayer games of some older games. Besides that there are some more d3d improvements as well.  See more details below and on Winehq.

The Wine development release 1.7.10 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Window maximization in the Mac driver.
  • AVI compressor implementation.
  • Thread local storage support in dynamically loaded libraries.
  • Beginnings of a Task Scheduler implementation.
  • Extended IPX protocol support.
  • Various bug fixes.

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to you guys and girls! That we may enter a new wonderful year and the best wishes for the new year 2014 to you all!

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Merry Christmas to all of you!

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DOS games works great in Crossover!

DOS games works great in Crossover!

Another cool thing about Crossover I found out in  Crossover is DOS games! Where I coulnd’t figure out in Winesskin to make those games work and used Boxer Instead, you can run the games simple as that in Crossover. I haven’t tested all DOS games of course, but the ones I tested from GOG.com are working great! The cool thing is, after installation Crossover will nicely add the shortcuts to the Crossover menu and you can simply launch the game from the menu or make an “alias’ and move it to your game folder to launch it from there! So I will add some more DOS games coming time as well! As a start I added 2 new DOS port tonight: Jagged Alliance Deadly Games and Torins Passage!

The links below are links to the Game pages which include the direct-links to the CrossTies on Crossover. Crossover needs to be pre-installed in order for those CrossTies to work. Check out this video how simple CrossTies work! Enjoy!

DOS games:
Worms United
Torin’s Passage
Jagged Alliance Deadly games

Wine 1.7.9 Released!

Wine 1.7.9 Released!

Wine 1.7.9 is released just now! Altough my primairy focus is not Wineskin anymore but Crossover, Wine is still the sourcecode where it is all about and will be iplanted in Crossover soon as well. And if you have of games and want to see if there are some improvements with the latest WineEngine then this news might be worthwhile. The wine version will be buildt in an engine and will be available in “Winery“. Winery is a program where you can build wrappers with, and is available on the Wineskin website. I used Winery to buildt all my wrappers for this website. Because the new Wine is just released, the engine itself is not available yet in Winery, but will be added soon by Doh123 (Wineskin developer). here is quite some things done in this release especially by Stefan Dorsinger to fix memory issues in Wine. Besides that there are some D3D and Mac driver improvements. See more details below and on Winehq.

The Wine development release 1.7.9 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Improved window moving/resizing in the Mac driver.
  • Some DirectDraw palette fixes.
  • Reduced code duplication between C++ runtime versions.
  • Various bug fixes.

New About Page: “About Crossover”

There might be some confusion about the program Crossover. So I made an about page of this program which will explain the basics of the program. There you will find answers about: What it is, what advantages it has, what CrossTies are and how to obtain it.

Hope it will shine a light about the program and gives you insight about what it is. Remember that there will be a lot of  crossties and video tutorials coming up which will make your life very easy about Mac porting using Crossover.

Check out the new Crossover about page up here…

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Steam Wrapper fix

Steam Wrapper fix

I wanted to make a seperate post for a work around for the Steam client issue with the latest update.  Thanks John for the config file tip!

It is possible to stop Steam updating to the latest version. To do this create a text file containing the following text: BootStrapperInhibitAll=Enable
Save the file as ‘Steam.cfg’ and put it in the steam folder of your wrapper doing: rightclick the specific Steam wrapper –> show package content –> c_drive –> navigate to the Steam folder and (re)place the file into the Steam wrapper and then launch Steam.. This needs to be done before you run Steam for the first time. If Steam had already updated itself then use a backup wrapper if you have one. So again this fix will only work if the Steam client isn’t updated yet.

Don’t want to redownload the whole game again? Rightclick wrapper –> show package content –> c_drive –> program files –> Steam –> drag the “SteamApps” folder to the desktop and trash the old wrapper. Then Rightclick the “new” wrapper –> show package content –> c_drive –> program files –> Steam –> drag the “SteamApps” folder into the Steam folder + the steam.cfg file and then launch the wrapper and you should be able to play without re-downloading anything again. We will meanwhile update the Steam wrappers where possible.

Fixed some links…

Fixed some links...

Someone mentiond that the link of Castle of Illusions didn’t work. So I checked, and he was right. I saw zero downloads in the statistics, so I fixed the link I then ran with a quick eye to some of the pages of the links and saw some more links which needed a fix (zero downloads). Below some more of them. So if you run in any link which doesn’t work, simply use the contact form (use the alternate emailadres for now), and sent me an email with the question to fix the link so I can do so.

James Cameron’s Avatar the game
Sherlock Holmes Mummy
East India Company
Wallace and Grommit Grand Adventures
Castle of Illusions
Settlement Colossus
D-day Normandy
Unreal Tournament

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