Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 07:48
Category: News, Software
CrossOver, the popular virtualization program from CodeWeavers, has been updated to version 12.0. The new version, a 119.5 megabyte download, is available as a demo, offers the following fixes and changes:
- CrossOver now incorporates our experimental Mac Driver. With the Mac Driver, Windows programs running under CrossOver no longer have to use the X Window System to interact with the screen and keyboard. This feature is currently experimental but will become the way all CrossOver applications work on OS X in the future.
CrossOver has improved font handling for fonts used by certain applications, such as National Mah Jongg League Online.
- CrossOver now supports World of Tanks.
- CrossOver now supports Quicken 2013.
- CrossOver now supports installation of .Net 4.0.
Improvements to Microsoft Office:
- Fixed a crash displaying certain email messages in Outlook 2010.
- Outlook 2010 will now save passwords.
- Improved Gmail and other IMAP connections with Outlook 2007.
- Fixed auto-discovery during account configuration for Outlook 2007.
- PowerPoint 2010 now displays equations in slide shows.
- PowerPoint 2010 no longer displays blank slides.
- Fixed bugs in Word 2010 which caused the equation editor to be missing structures and formulas.
- Fixed a bug in Word 2010 related to footnote style choices.
- Project 2007 and 2010 can now edit dates for recurring tasks.
- Fixed a crash in Project 2010 when filtering by resource name.
- Visio 2002 can now search for new shapes.
- Visio 2010 now displays properly when multiple shapes are open.
- Star Trek Online is now faster during game updates.
- Quicken 2009 no longer has garbled text on its buttons.
- An issue with installation of .Net 3.5 SP1 was resolved.
- World of Warcraft has had fixes related to patching and installation.
CrossOver and Wine:
- CrossOver is now based on Wine 1.5.15.
- CrossOver’s built-in web-browser will offer to download and install ActiveX controls.
- CrossOver now comes bundled with the Wine-Mono package, an alternative implementation of the .Net API.
- CrossOver now implements Raw Input, the set of APIs used for mouse input by games like Guild Wars 2, World of Tanks, and others.
- Support for printing on a variety of paper sizes has been improved.
- DirectSound has a new resampler, for higher quality audio.
- CrossOver now has sub-pixel font anti-aliasing.
CrossOver 12.0 retails for US$59.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.6 and or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.