CrossOver 9.2 built on Wine 1.2.1 arrives
Almost three months after 9.1 arrived, CodeWeavers has released version 9.2 of its CrossOver products, CrossOver Linux and CrossOver Mac, which are based on the latest stable release of Wine. Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is free open source software that allows users to run Windows applications on Linux and Unix by providing its own native replacements for Windows DLLs.
The latest versions of the company's CrossOver products – CrossOver Mac, CrossOver Games and CrossOver Linux – are based on version 1.2.1 of Wine from earlier this month and add support for the newly released Civilization V turn-based strategy game (CrossOver Games runs on both Linux and Mac OS X). Discussing the game, CodeWeavers CEO Jon Parshall said, "Civilization 5 is pure turn-based pleasure, and I personally couldn’t wait for it to arrive," adding that, "As soon as we opened it up, we unleashed our programming ninjas to upgrade CrossOver so Linux loyalists and Mac lovers can join in on the good times". However, the developers note that there are some issues, including a crashing problem, with the game on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard systems.
Further information can be found in the press release and in the change log. Trial versions are available and existing customers can download the update by logging into their account. The standard versions of the CrossOver products cost £25.99, while the professional versions, which include enterprise features and enhanced support, are available for £44.99.
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