CrossOver Changelog

New in version 14.1.0

March 19th, 2015
  • Application Support:
  • It is again possible to install .Net 3.5.
  • Fixed a hang when using ATOK, a third-party Japanese input method.
  • The Equation Editor menu bar in Word 2003 and Word 97 now works.
  • The Equation Editor in Word 2003 will no longer freeze after multiple launches.
  • Typing a URL into an outgoing email in Outlook 2003 now automatically generates a clickable hyperlink.
  • Changing fonts in Outlook 2003 is now possible.
  • Improved behavior of CrossOver's built-in web browser in certain web-sites.
  • Fixed a crash when displaying certain characters with Uniscribe in Outlook 2010.
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fixed a bug which caused application launchers to disappear when a bottle was renamed.
  • Fixed a problem which made it difficult to change the window size for a maximized window (Quicken was among the impacted applications).
  • Linux:
  • Updated package dependencies to allow installation on Ubuntu 14.0.4.2.
  • Optimized the CrossOver Software Installer for faster startup times in many cases.
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused CrossOver to fail to open links in native web browsers.
  • Added a new option, --destdir, to various internal CrossOver command line tools. This may make package generation for Gentoo Linux easier.

New in version 14.0.0 (October 16th, 2014)

  • Linux:
  • CrossOver can now automatically detect and install missing packages on many Linux distributions, making it easier to get the packages you need. CrossOver will attempt to install a minimal set of packages on first-run, and will also attempt to install packages needed by specific Windows applications when those Windows applications are installed.
  • CrossOver has fixed a bug with the way it uses threads in GTK (this bug fix allows CrossOver to run on Ubuntu 14.10).
  • CrossOver should now detect proxy settings on systems which use GSettings.
  • Fixed proxy detection for certain KDE configurations.
  • Application Support:
  • New Supported Applications:
  • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2015 on both OS X and Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports Hearthstone on Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports Cube World on both OS X and Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports Path of Exile on both OS X and Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports WarCraft III on Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports EuroTruck Simulator 2 on both OS X and Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports Terraria on both OS X and Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports South Park: The Stick of Truth on both OS X and Linux.
  • CrossOver now supports Xenonauts both OS X and Linux.
  • Bug fixes:
  • The "Save a copy as" feature in Quicken 2014 is now functional.
  • Quicken 2014 is now able to validate data files.
  • Quicken 2014 now displays its update notice correctly.
  • Quicken 2014 will now remember when its windows are re-sized.
  • Scrolling using a trackpad on an Apple laptop will now work in Quicken 2014.
  • Formatting of message timestamps in Outlook 2010 has been improved.
  • Many games - Deus Ex:Human Revolution - no longer require the Legacy X Window System to run on OS X.
  • CrossOver's built-in web-browser has improved and now loads more sites, including the U-Haul web-site and the web-site for the United States Copyright Office.
  • Steam can now be hidden reliably on OS X.
  • Legacy Family Tree 7 will now run under CrossOver on OS X.
  • Printing will now work when MathType is installed alongside Word 2007.

New in version 13.2.0 (July 10th, 2014)

  • General Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes for stability of games running with Performance Enhanced Graphics.
  • Adobe Acrobat 10 and 11 will now install.
  • Users with certain non-Latin characters in their codeweavers.com usernames can now successfully register CrossOver.
  • Linux:
  • CrossOver now depends on several additional packages, which in turn allows more Windows applications to run without further user intervention.
  • Certain Linux kernel versions (3.14 at least) broke support for running 16-bit code. CrossOver cannot overcome this limitation on its own. CrossOver now detects the situation and informs the user about it, and will also succeed in creating a win98 bottle on such a kernel.

New in version 13.1.3 (April 29th, 2014)

  • Application Support:
  • Added support for Blizzard's Battle.net Desktop Application.
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fixed a bug in CrossOver's self-update logic.
  • Linux:
  • Fixed an incompatibility between the version of libxcb shipped with CrossOver and the Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Language Support:
  • Improvements to the Russian language translation.
  • Improvements to the Romanian language translation.

New in version 13.1.2 (March 20th, 2014)

  • Application Support:
  • Improvements to Quicken 2014
  • Quicken 2014 functions better on dual-monitor setups. Quicken can only display on the primary monitor, but should be more usable.
  • The tab key should now behave properly by switching focus from one field to the next.
  • Various other rendering bugs are fixed.
  • Programs can now be installed directly from the Amazon Downloader service (Quicken 2014 is one program which is often purchased as an Amazon download).
  • Adobe Reader XI now installs and runs.

New in version 13.1.0 (February 6th, 2014)

  • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2014

New in version 13.0.1 (December 5th, 2013)

  • Application Support:
  • Fixed a problem which caused Steam to crash after login.
  • Fixed a problem which caused Quicken 2013 to fail to connect to certain on-line accounts.
  • Fixed a bug in Tencent QQ, a popular Chinese instant-messaging application.
  • Linux:
  • Fixed a problem which caused CrossOver's Bottle Manager to fail on older Linux distributions, including RHEL 6 and CentOS 6.

New in version 13.0.0 (November 13th, 2013)

  • Games Support:
  • CrossOver 13 has our new Performance Enhanced Graphics. Games will run faster, with higher frame rates! This is a major overhaul of the 3D graphics processing in CrossOver, and gives significant improvements in many, many popular games.
  • The launcher for Borderlands 2 is working.
  • Both the Gem Store and mouse work with Guild Wars 2.
  • The mouse pointer in Terraria is now accurate when the window is resized or zoomed.
  • Rendering bugs with RIFT on NVIDIA hardware are fixed.
  • Multi-core rendering can now be enabled in Source games.
  • Mirror's Edge now runs under CrossOver.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Input Managers will no longer cause Windows applications running under CrossOver to crash.
  • When you Command-Tab out of a full-screen program and then back, CrossOver will restore that program's display resolution setting.
  • CrossOver uses accelerated OpenGL in all cases.
  • Added support for Mac-style full-screen windows.
  • Enhanced the system tray icon support to handle right-clicks and middle-clicks.
  • Fix a bug which could cause CrossOver to display two mouse cursors in some applications.
  • Lots of window management fixes.
  • Fixed scrolling going diagonal when it shouldn't.
  • Fixed certain programs (e.g. Quicken 2013) failing to launch when using certain keyboard layouts (e.g. US International PC).
  • Fixed a bug where the select-bottle section of the Software Installer window would say Please Wait forever.
  • Improved icon extraction from Windows executables.
  • Application Support:
  • Project 2010 will run faster.
  • Macros function much better in Microsoft Excel.
  • Access 2000 user interaction is smoother on OS X.
  • The system tray for QQ is functional now on OS X.
  • Kayak Foundry will load files again.
  • Fixed a crash in the Chinese version of Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition.

New in version 12.2.1 (May 16th, 2013)

  • Updated Chinese translations.

New in version 12.2.0 (May 1st, 2013)

  • Fixed a bug which caused Office 2007 applications to crash in some circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug which caused Wizard101 to fail to recover after being re-sized.
  • Fixed a bug which caused mailto: links to be broken in Outlook 2003.
  • Fixed a bug which caused .Net 4.0 applications to fail to run.
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused Traditional Chinese to be used even when a user's preferences were set to Simplified Chinese.

New in version 12.1.0 (January 24th, 2013)

  • CrossOver:
  • CrossOver no longer ships Wine-Mono, an open-source replacement for .Net, by default. We had started doing this for CrossOver 12 but the large increase in download size and disk space usage proved too much. CrossOver can still download and install Wine-Mono as-needed.
  • We have fixed a bug which caused CrossOver to print unnecessary error messages when launching Windows applications, complaining that certain icon files could not be found.
  • New translations for Polish & Chinese (China), and a partial translation for Italian.
  • Linux:
  • Running Guild Wars 2 on Ubuntu 12.04 with CrossOver 12 triggered a bug in the Compiz window manager which caused a CPU spike. We have added a registry key which can be used to disable the feature which caused Guild Wars 2 to trigger this bug, thus making the game playable with Compiz on Ubuntu.
  • Fixed an issue where the screen would go blank during the installation of some programs.
  • Application Support:
  • Fixed connection errors with Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 when connecting to hosted Exchange servers.
  • Fixed a bug which caused adding a table of contents to a Microsoft Word document to fail.
  • Fixed an issue where Quicken failed to download WebConnect and QFX files.
  • Fixed an issue where Quicken crashed viewing investment details.
  • Fixed an issue where Quicken crashed when expanding columns in reports.
  • Fixed a bug which caused clicking on a promotional offer in Quicken to crash.
  • Fixed some connection failures with Quicken 2011.
  • Fixed an issue where rotated text was garbled in PowerPoint 2010.
  • Fixed a bug selecting shapes in Visio 2010.
  • Fixed a crash on launch in HCFA-1500.

New in version 12.0.0 (December 12th, 2012)

  • CrossOver Linux now installs a single desktop menu item rather than a multitude of desktop menus. This approach works better with desktop systems such as GNOME 3 and Unity, which usually don't have a hierarchical desktop menu structure.
  • CrossOver now has much better support for window transparency (layered windows) when a compositing window manager is available. (When the Mac Driver is complete, this feature will be available on OS X as well). Many transparent windows will now work that did not before. Improvements in this area include: - Microsoft Office applications in the Office 2003 and Office 2007 suites will now behave properly when working with embedded pictures or graphics. Previously, rotating or resizing embedded graphics caused the screen to go temporarily black; - Game launchers (such as that for Guild Wars 2, for example) which use color-keying to create transparent window areas will display properly rather than being drawn with black borders; - ...and many more.
  • We have resolved some issues which caused printers not to appear.
  • Application Support:
  • CrossOver now supports World of Tanks.
  • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2013.
  • CrossOver now supports installation of .Net 4.0.
  • CrossOver linux now supports Guild Wars 2. Guild Wars 2 will run for many people on CrossOver Mac, but many users will encounter persistent graphics problems. Previously, CodeWeavers had released a specially-built version of CrossOver dedicated to running Guild Wars 2. That is no longer necessary.
  • 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.

New in version 11.3.0 (November 8th, 2012)

  • Complete translations for:
  • Czech,
  • Spanish,
  • Japanese,
  • Lithuanian,
  • Polish,
  • Portuguese (Brazil),
  • Swedish, and
  • Chinese (China).
  • Fix a bug on Ubuntu 12.04 where Excel files would fail to launch.

New in version 11.2.0 (June 26th, 2012)

  • The main benefit of CrossOver 11.2.0 on the Mac is that it should run on Apple's upcoming release of OS X 10.8, "Mountain Lion," due out in July 2012.
  • In addition, we have added support for Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 on both Mac and Linux. Another major feature is incorporation of Wine 1.4.1, which is a bug-fix release of Wine's stable 1.4 branch, and includes many improvements for a variety of applications.

New in version 10.1.0 (July 20th, 2011)

  • Fixed several known issues with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Don't move cursor on display mode change, start up, or quit.
  • Simplify user interactions when Quartz-WM is missing.
  • Fixed check printing in Quicken 2011.

New in version 10.0 (January 28th, 2011)

  • The primary new feature of these releases is our new 'CrossTie' technology. CrossTie builds on and expands on our compatibility profiles so that not only is CrossOver constantly updated with the latest and greatest recipes, those recipes can now be launched with a single click. It is now easier than ever to install thousands of different applications on your Mac or Linux system using the most up-to-date recipe.
  • Additionally, this version incorporates the nearly 4,500 patches that went into making Wine 1.3.9 over the past year, bringing a wide range of improvements to many applications. We have particularly focused on Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and the Steam games platform.

New in version 9.1.0 (July 28th, 2010)

  • Application Fixes:
  • Improved installation of Office 2007 service packs.
  • Fixed product registration of Office 2007 and Office 2003.
  • Fixed some unimportant errors during installation of some versions of Office 2003.
  • Improved several connection and importation issues with Quicken 2010.
  • Fixed product registration of Project and Visio 2003.
  • Fixed Excel 2007 hyperlinks.
  • Fixed document saving in Publisher 2003.
  • Fixed playing of mp3 files in Media Player 9.
  • Fixed custom installs of Office 2007.
  • Improved print to PDF in Office 2007.
  • Some minor improvements to IE6 and IE7.
  • CrossOver Fixes:
  • Improved proxy handling on the Gnome desktop.
  • Fixed a Mac upgrade problem related to the CD-helper being in use.
  • Fixed full-screen mode for Macs with auto-switching GPUs.
  • Fixed Menus and Associations for Pardus Linux.
  • Updated Dutch and French localizations.
  • Made several application profile tune-ups.
  • Merged with Wine version 1.2. Many improvements and bug fixes.

New in version 9.0.0 (March 2nd, 2010)

  • CrossOver changes:
  • Bold new look!
  • Entirely redesigned application install process
  • Much faster bottle creation and manipulation times
  • Our application installation process is now guided by 'C4 Profiles', XML files that should allow the process to be extended by anyone
  • Application support improvements:
  • Some improvements in Internet Explorer, particularly IE7
  • Major improvements in Microsoft Office; notably Word clipart and Excel Macros should now work. Outlook stability should continue to improve
  • Limited support for Quicken 2010
  • Merged with Wine version 1.1.34
  • This represents a years work in Wine, 7578 patches in all, far too many to describe!

New in version 8.0.0 (June 16th, 2009)

  • New application support:
  • Quicken 2009
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Photoshop CS2
  • Application fixes:
  • MS Office 2003:
  • Non-English language service packs should now apply
  • Word 2003: 'Insert Field' should now work properly
  • Word 2003: Table calculations fixed
  • Word 2003: Insert... Picture... From File improved
  • Outlook 2003: NTLM proxy authentication fixed
  • Excel 2003: Insert Picture improved
  • Outlook 2003: Problem with dropping into 'disconnected' mode is resolved
  • MS Office 2007:
  • Service Packs 1 and 2 now apply.
  • Enterprise, Pro, and Corporate editions should now install
  • Word 2007: Fixed misbehavior when using the 'insert image' function
  • Several other Office service packs and add-ons should work better.
  • QuickTime 7:
  • Intermittent hanging bugs should be fixed
  • Several other general fixes
  • Outlook 2000: e-mail attachments should now work
  • Acrobat 5 and 7: "Save As" dialog no longer causes crashes
  • FrameMaker: Handling of PPD files improved on systems without CUPS.
  • Word XP: "Combine Documents" fixed
  • Equation Editor should install and run
  • Other crossover improvements:
  • A 'symbol' font as been added. This should improve Equation Editor behavior.
  • A couple of improvements were made to dual-monitor support on the Mac
  • Fixed problem with resizing windows on dual-head linux systems
  • KDE systray on SUSE 10.1 fixed
  • KDE Printer improved
  • Fixed a problem with demo registration and gksu version 2.0.2.
  • Improved copy and paste
  • Added better 64-bit support in the RPM package
  • Updated many components to fix behavior on the upcoming Snow Leopard release of OSX.