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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:00 AM

MacWindows is reporting that CodeWeavers will be releasing a version of its CrossOver Mac virtualization software specifically designed for games. The gaming version will be able to run more Windows game titles than the current version of CrossOver.

CrossOver Gaming will be optimized for games and updated more frequently then the more traditional versions. CrossOver Mac is already compatible with hundreds of gaming titles including: Call of Duty 2; Half Life 2; Team Fortress 2; World of Warcraft; EVE Online; and Steam. The new application will offer a subscription model for users not wanting to commit to purchasing CrossOver Mac or CrossOver Linux Professional. The anticipated price should be around $5.00 per month. CodeWeavers is planning to release this version later this year.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:54 AM

Ah, Codeweavers is obviously trying to fill the Cedega gap – including that stupid subscription model. But why the frell should we buy (or subscribe) a virtualisation program to play games that we have as (more or less) native versions (CoD 2, EVE Online and WoW)?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:21 AM

the only one on that (admittedly) short list that id care about is steam. finally playing HL2 and TF2 etc. without rebooting would be nice even if i have to sacrifice some visuals... my only worry is that it wont be 3D capable enough...
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:27 AM

HL2 support would make me try it out... But if it has no 3D support.. Its a no go.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:54 AM

View Postteflon, on January 8th 2008, 03:21 PM, said:

the only one on that (admittedly) short list that id care about is steam. finally playing HL2 and TF2 etc. without rebooting would be nice even if i have to sacrifice some visuals... my only worry is that it wont be 3D capable enough...

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on January 8th 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

HL2 support would make me try it out... But if it has no 3D support.. Its a no go.
Don't worry. CrossOver already supports all Source Engine games – not necessarily with all possible glitz, but with quite a lot of it. Unfortunately, even the most recent version (6.2) shows some ugly artifacts. No game breakers, but annoying enough for me to give up on CO.

The Half-Life series is actually one of the few games well playable on CrossOver.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:20 PM

Yeah, I've been surprised how well TF2's been working via CrossOver. It's been my preferred way to play it, so I don't have to Boot Camp it all the time.

One of the recent patches re-broke the window text for me, though. *grumbles* Menus still show up fine.

Part of me wonders why you'd run WoW or EVE through Crossover, though, since there's a native/close enough to native Mac version out already.