CrossOver Mac Beta Released!

mduser63

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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.
 

Bonte

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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?
 

kainjow

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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.
 

edcrosay

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

mduser63

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primalman said:
Ack! MacIntel only! :(
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.
 

kainjow

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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
 

Eraserhead

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kainjow said:
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
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
 

Tinlad

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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.
 

mduser63

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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.
 

kainjow

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Eraserhead said:
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
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):
 

kainjow

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Kingsly said:
How is Half Life 2? Where does it install .exe files?
Downloading now...
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).
 

GFLPraxis

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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 :)
 

mhuk01

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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!
 

TangoCharlie

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Available for Linux-x86 for a while now.

slffl said:
I'm very interested to hear some impressions on this!!
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.
 

FredClausen

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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 :)