CrossOver Mac Beta Released!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kainjow, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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  2. slffl macrumors 65816

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    I'm very interested to hear some impressions on this!!
     
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    Downloading now. I don't need Windows at all at the moment, but occasionally I run into small programs that are Windows only that are nice to have for Electrical Engineering stuff at school. If they work, that'd be nice.
     
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    That's awesome, I can't wait to hear some impressions!
     
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    Dos it offer some sort off mallware protection? A warning when starting up an exe or a quarantine environment for the apps to run in?
     
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  7. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Counter-Strike

    Counter-Strike downloaded and launched.. I switched to 1024x768 resolution, then it went kinda crazy. I'll try again.
     
  8. Cubert macrumors regular

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    Hmmmm.....interesting. Any experiences out there except post #1.
     
  9. edcrosay macrumors member

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    Everyday day now, my 10 month old Powerbook G4 feels more jealous than before.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    just steam is supported, though other games work too check the computability list.
     
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  12. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, of course. It's not emulation software so it requires an x86 CPU. Even unlike Parallels, this doesn't emulate or virtualize a PC. It basically provides Windows API support under OS X. It makes Applications think they're running under Windows when in fact they're not.
     
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    MSN Messenger

    Anyone know if it runs MSN Messenger with video?
     
  14. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Counter-Strike works!!!! Got it installed on my MacBook and it plays just great! Sound and everything. Except I couldn't join any servers... :( but made my own and it worked :D
     
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    Damn, a screenshot of CS on a Mac would be hilariously good, a great pic to switch the desktop to in cases of PC fanboyism.:D
     
  16. Tinlad macrumors member

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    Steam installed, downloading Counter-Strike now (not Source, 1.5).

    Even having Steam work is amazing, I can't wait to see how this software will develop. I'll be so tempted to pre-order if some of my favourite Windows apps work.
     
  17. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    First impressions are maybe not so good. I installed IE6 and it started fine and loaded the default MSN homepage. When I tried to go to MacRumors, I got an unblocked pop-up but the page never fully loads, and now it's hung.
     
  18. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oops, thought I attached a screenshot. Here it is (although you can't tell it's from Mac OS X because it goes full screen):
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  19. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    How is Half Life 2? Where does it install .exe files?
    Downloading now...
     
  20. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Damn-I just started installing Vista Pre-RC1. Oh well, looks like I'll have to wait...

    Can anyone test Dreamweaver 8 and/or Photoshop 7 please? Thanks!
     
  21. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    By default apps go in ~/Applications/CrossOver. Everything else goes in ~/Library/Application Support/CrossOver/bottles/ (most of my stuff went in the win2000 folder).
     
  22. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Someone do me a favor and try Age of Empires and Photoshop 7, please :)

    I have Photoshop 7 for Windows and for Mac OS X (PowerPC), and am planning to buy an Intel Mac, and don't have the money to buy a new universal Photoshop on release, which means dealing with performance lag or rebooting in Windows all the time.

    And Age of Empires, I would just really like that to run :)
     
  23. mhuk01 macrumors 6502

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    well its been creating a 'bottleneck' (whatever that is) for office2000 for 10 minutes now.

    Does anyone think it will run the beta of office 2007? that would be pretty sweet!
     
  24. TangoCharlie macrumors member

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    Available for Linux-x86 for a while now.

    Crossover (which is based on Wine) has been around on Linux for a while now.

    Crossover does a pretty good job at "emaulating" Windows** so that many Windows apps run.... however some (esp. those from Microsoft) have a number of funny quirks.... I'd say it's OK for messing around with and having some fun, but not really suitable for serious work. It's a useful thing to have around for when you _really_ quickly need to run a Windows app...

    That's my twopence worth...

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    ** Wine stands for "Wine Is Not an Emulator", becuase is doesn't "emulate" Windows. It provides an implementation of the Win32 API and a run-time environment.
     
  25. FredClausen macrumors regular

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    Very nice. Obviously beta. Seems the network doesn't work so well, and sound input may not be working. In any case, well done :)
     

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