CrossOver updated to 12.5

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Date: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013, 10:44
Category: News, Software

You can’t knock an appreciable update.

CrossOver, the popular virtualization program from CodeWeavers, has been updated to version 12.5. The new version, an 84.9 megabyte download, is available as a demo, offers the following fix:

WHAT’S NEW:
– Drag and Drop.

– System Tray Icons in the Mac Menu Bar.

– Shaped windows and transparency.

– Better mouse handling for many games.

– Support for command-tab switching in full-screen mode.

– Better integration with the OS X Dock, and features such as Expose and Spaces.

– Better international keyboard support.

– Improved clipboard (cut and paste) support.

– Support for mice with more than three buttons.

– Fixes for many window ordering problems.

– Force-feedback joysticks are supported.

– Improved input method support for non-Latin characters.

Application Support:
Microsoft Outlook:
– Microsoft Outlook will now maintain its connection when the computer sleeps or the network configuration changes.

– Improved auto-discovery for Exchange account setup.

– Outlook will no longer crash if the Exchange server is unavailable.

– Fixed a crash when editing contacts.

– Right-click to format will now work.

– Improved NTLM authentication – you can now change your password if you have ‘smbpasswd’ installed.

– Improved sharepoint list display in profile.

– Characters can now be inserted from the character palette.

– Fixed printing of calendar items.

– Attachment preview will now work.

– Outlook Today can now be customized.

– Phone numbers now accept a ‘+’ character for international notation.

Microsoft Excel:
– Fixed a crash when copying a worksheet.

– Improved macro support.

– Fixed a problem opening read-only files.

– Fixed garbage when opening xlsx documents.

Quicken:
– Fixed display of help topics in Quicken 2012.

– Fixed a bug in the ‘Change Assumptions’ function of Quicken 2013.

Internet Explorer 7:
– More web sites will now work.

– Fixed a bug which sometimes caused failure during installation.

– Fixed a crash in the print dialog.

World of Tanks:
– Fixed a crash connecting to the server on certain Macs.

– Fixed a crash when zooming in on targets.

Microsoft Office:
– Fixed problems in which drop-down menus could not be dismissed.

– Microsoft Office 2010 Simplified Chinese Edition will now install.

– Fixed a bug which caused Microsoft Office 2007 to fail to install on some machines.

– Fixed an installation conflict between .Net 4.0 and DirectX 9.

– Fixed an installation problem with Microsoft Money 2001.

– Fixed an issue where Microsoft Visio 2010 would not open .vxd files.

– Fixed installation problems with .Net 3.5.

– Fixed graphical glitches in Wizard101.

– Fixed problems with the patcher in Pirate101.

– Fixed a crash on login in Starcraft II.

– Fixed crashes on install of Rift’s Storm Legion expansion.

– Fixed Rift graphics bugs on Nvidia hardware.

– Fixed various errors in ChemSketch 12.

– Fixed a crash in Baseball Mogul 2013 and 2014.

Other Improvements:
– CrossOver 12.5.0 is based on the new stable Wine 1.6 release. This includes innumerable fixes for various Windows applications.

– CrossOver can be configured for compatibility with Windows 7.

CrossOver 12.5 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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