Free Codeweavers software - 10/28 - Due to free gas

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  1. JW008 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if this has already been posted, but did anybody see that CrossOver for Mac is free tomorrow?

    Seems like if one of six political/economic goals were met, they would give away the application for free! It normally sells for $40. Pretty good deal!

    Here's the press release!

    http://lameduck.codeweavers.com/press/20081027/
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Free CrossOver (24 hours only) - CodeWeavers' Lame Duck Presidential Challenge

    G.W. Bush accidentally "accomplished"* one of the goals set by the CodeWeavers Lame Duck Presidential Challenge, thus CodeWeaver will give away a copy of their software for free (for 24 hours only).

    More info on http://lameduck.codeweavers.com

    *"accomplished" = mismanaged the overseeing of the US economy so poorly that fears of global recession has crashed markets world wide, resulting in spending cuts and reduced fuel demand thus reduced fuel prices.

    CrossOver is a way to run certain compatible windows software without needing to run the resource hog known as windows.
     
  3. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    Free Codeweavers software - 10/28 - Due to free gas

    Mods: I do apologize if this thread violates any forum rules, please humbly delete if this is the case.

    The Codeweavers software, particularly CrossOver Mac, seems to be relativley well received here so I thought I'd post up a note that due to falling gas prices (yes, you read that correctly), all Codeweavers software will be available for free for 1 day only - October 28th. The full write-up is available here and while I've never tried CrossOver, I definitely intend to check it out tomorrow.
     
  4. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the heads up! Will not forget to download crossover for mac tomorrow, Cheers!
     
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    we should try to get this to be on the front page here so more people can take advantage
     
  9. eleven2brett macrumors regular

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    Sweet! Thanks for the link! And thank you Bush!
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, guys, for posting the information (and yes, I think this thread is fine from a moderator standpoint -- thank you for asking :) ).

    It'll be interesting to see if this gets any coverage. To be honest, Codeweavers are a pretty small company, and even though I've known who they are for some time now, I had not heard of this "lame duck challenge."
     
  11. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    TUAW covered it. That is where I heard it. I actually was going to post it here, but I was beat to it. Oh well.

    Surely, this should be page two?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I meant broader coverage outside of people who already know who Codeweavers are. :)
     
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    Great, now I get to dust off all those games I haven't played since I switched... There goes my h/d space! :D
     
  14. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Ok. Wow I am slow.

    For what it's worth, I didn't know who codeweavers were before this morning.
     
  15. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    So, if I get the free version of Crossover, will I be able to run Windows games (such as Portal, or others in The Orange Box) without needing Windows and they'll run just fine?
     
  16. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, since this mentions the economy, the randomized ad I saw at the bottom was the attachment enclosed. Here's a link to see the despicable ad they're running (please do not turn this political. I just want people to know and nothing more. I hate when threads get split for dumb reasons like this).

    http://www.johnmccain.com/joe/iamjoe1.htm?sid=google&t=obama&r=iamjoe
     

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  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Go to Codeweavers' website, and you'll find a database of games that work in CrossOver. They don't all work, but many do.
     
  18. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so Portal will work (my main concern) but will it run just as well as if I was in Boot Camp? Also, will I be able to download Portal Prelude and have it work on my Mac (I know I need a copy of Portal to run Prelude)? Or should I ask for more specific help in the gaming on a Mac forum?
     
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    You, fine sir, are my new best friend!
     
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  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you want complete, foolproof compatibility, the way to go is Bootcamp.
     
  22. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but I don't have the cash to throw down to get a copy of Windows. I was looking at the website and it said it ran fine, I just don't get how it could, considering it seems to be a virtual environment of some sorts. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
     
  23. snowy2004 macrumors member

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    CrossOver and the WINE technology it uses isn't virtualization. Don't quote me on this but think of it as a building. If Windows were a fully built structure, CrossOver would be a building with only the essential parts needed to keep things up. Its all you need to, theoretically, run a Windows app on OS X or Linux.

    As for running perfectly, check out the forums for the app you want to run in the CrossOver Compatibility site to see if there's any tweaking you might need to do.
     
  24. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Looking at the site they say "all" their software. That means the standard ($40) and the Pro ($60) as well as the Crossover Linux for us Linux peeps.
     

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