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CrossOver updated to 12.0

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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.

Application Support:
– 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.

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