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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:11 AM

CodeWeavers, a developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, has announced the release of CrossOver Games for both Mac and Linux. The software allows gamers to play popular Windows games such as Guild Wars, and many Steam games including Team Fortress 2 and Counterstrike Source.

"One of the differences between CrossOver Games and our current CrossOver products is that it's going to be a little more 'bleeding edge'," said Jeremy White, President and CEO of CodeWeavers. "The Wine development community, including CodeWeavers, is cranking out a lot of important improvements to game support. We want to get those improvements into the hands of gamers now. CrossOver Games, we think, will fit in with the edgier technology needs of gamers."

CrossOver Games features many recent game advancements developed in the open-source community. "This is our way of promoting the incredible work of the open-source community," said White. "It also marks a positional change in our product line. There's a perception that our products primarily make Windows office productivity applications run under our CrossOver products. The truth is, CrossOver also runs many popular games on Macs and Linux PCs as well."
CrossOver Games is available for purchase directly from CodeWeavers and its authorized resellers. It is a download-only product and costs $39.95, a price which includes 12 months of free product support and software updates.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:16 AM

1:15 am
Just when i was about to go to sleep, i have found something to cure my boredom. I wonder if this will end up being of any use?

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2:03 am Team Fortress 2 is installed and is now updating. oo lookie 600kbps!

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it is anything but easy to launch this game, let me tell you. I must Persist!!!!!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:04 AM

3:00 am (ironically i am not excaggerating, it is axcactly 3:00 am, man time is quare today)

I was able after an half hour to launch the game. I wont run fullscreen, takes 5 times as long to enter a server and load it. The game hangs, and crashes, and if i want to restart it, i must restart the entire bottle, meaning i have to load up team again, and it takes Friggin ages.

Codeweavers, if this is going to replace my using windows for games, it needs to actually have advantages over it! So far it would have been easier to make myself an early morning sandwich then log into windows!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

I will buy this if and only if they tell me in no uncertain terms that I can play the second Freedom Force game on it.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:43 PM

And will you believe them if they tell you it can? ;)
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:17 AM

View PostQuicksilver, on March 27th 2008, 04:43 PM, said:

And will you believe them if they tell you it can? ;)

yeah, cause i can tell you it is useless for Team fortress 2. :nods:

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:28 AM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on March 27th 2008, 01:17 AM, said:

yeah, cause i can tell you it is useless for Team fortress 2. :nods:

Well i have the same problem here, on there site they tell that it will run Max Payne 2, now the installation and so was no problem, everything looked nice. But then came the pain, it will not run. The game ask me for the play disk, when it's in the drive? Now i have checked the site, and find on the site that there is a problem with some software that uses copy protection on the disk. It will not work for some reasons?

Now my question to the makers of crossover games is, does run Max Payne 2 or not? On they site it does? But here i have a problem that is know ....?

I have send them a question, but i'm still waiting to a answer ...
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:04 AM

To me the proof will be in the support and updates.  Getting all of those 'honorable mentions' to Silver, and all of the Silvers to actually run :D
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:10 AM

Zorcky: The version of Max Payne 2 that they mention in their list is the version on Steam. Where you trying that version or the retail version? Sounds like retail version, if so I agree with QuantaCat.

This sounded interesting to me at first but if what is said here is true it looks like it needs a lot more work.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:03 AM

View PostQuicksilver, on March 26th 2008, 10:43 PM, said:

And will you believe them if they tell you it can? ;)

Well, if they actually CALL me at home or send a nice note on embossed stationery with perhaps a covered dish of tuna casserole. I might.
But based on the comments on this thread and the other Crossover Games thread, I think I'd have to see it to believe it. It's a shame, really. I like games a lot, and I would love to play some Windows games but there is no way in Hell I would ever unleash Windows on my Mac (especially after watching my wife lose her mind trying to use Vista on her PC) just for games.

So, I was really excited to hear about a specific game-oriented solution but it sounds like they have a LOT of work to do before it's stable and easy (read "idiot-proof") enough for me.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:46 PM

View Postalldaveallen, on March 26th 2008, 06:59 PM, said:

I will buy this if and only if they tell me in no uncertain terms that I can play the second Freedom Force game on it.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:13 PM

View PostJanichsan, on March 28th 2008, 03:46 PM, said:

I guess you have to give them your money.

I'm so impressed by the link to the other thread that links back to this thread (it's like how the beginning and end of "Watchmen" visually mirror each other or something) that someone may have already snuck the money out of my wallet while I sat here gaping.  Of course, it's not the same as if the Crossover games people called me, but if you think it'll work on a straight-off-the-shelf 24" 2.16 Mhz iMac, then I may well give it a try.