Or so I think, I got my alert while running some highly productive software..
From their announcement:
CrossOver 13.0.0 includes our new Performance Enhanced Graphics. With
Performance Enhanced Graphics, CrossOver creates a dedicated thread
for graphics commands, making better use of the CPU and GPU. During
in-house testing we have seen some frame rates double what they were
with earlier versions of CrossOver.
CrossOver 13.0.0 also includes numerous other enhancements for your
favorite Windows applications. This release includes a new version of
Wine – the open source Windows API layer that makes your Windows
applications run. On the Mac, CrossOver 13.0.0 includes several fixes
to our Mac Driver. On Linux, we are now shipping multiarch packages
on Debian-based distributions, which should make for smoother
installation of CrossOver.
A changelog for CrossOver 13.0.0 is shown below.
Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to
Crossover 13 the next time they launch Crossover. Linux users can
download the latest version from http://www.codeweavers.com/.
If Crossover asks for registration use your codeweavers.com email
address & password to register and unlock Crossover. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more help.
Thank you all for your support, and we hope you enjoy CrossOver 13.0.0!
CrossOver 13.0.0 – 11/12/2013
* Games Support:
o 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.
o The launcher for Borderlands 2 is working.
o Both the Gem Store and mouse work with Guild Wars 2.
o The mouse pointer in Terraria is now accurate when the window is resized or
o Rendering bugs with RIFT on NVIDIA hardware are fixed.
o Multi-core rendering can now be enabled in Source games.
o Mirror’s Edge now runs under CrossOver.
* Mac OS X:
o Input Managers will no longer cause Windows applications
running under CrossOver to crash.
o When you Command-Tab out of a full-screen program and then back,
CrossOver will restore that program’s display resolution setting.
o CrossOver uses accelerated OpenGL in all cases.
o Added support for Mac-style full-screen windows.
o Enhanced the system tray icon support to handle right-clicks and
o Fix a bug which could cause CrossOver to display two mouse
cursors in some applications.
o Lots of window management fixes.
o Fixed scrolling going diagonal when it shouldn’t.
o Fixed certain programs (e.g. Quicken 2013) failing to launch when
using certain keyboard layouts (e.g. US International PC).
o Fixed a bug where the select-bottle section of the Software Installer
window would say Please Wait forever.
o Improved icon extraction from Windows executables.
o Architecture specifications have been removed from our package installer
filenames. That is, our package installers filenames no longer include the
‘i386’ specifier. This is purely a cosmetic change in the filenames we ship
– some customers were confused, believing they needed a different installer
for 64-bit machines, which is not true after the switch to multiarch.
o Files saved with Microsoft Office are no longer marked as ‘executable,’
meaning they can be opened by clicking on them in Nautilus or other file
* Application Support:
o Project 2010 will run faster.
o Macros function much better in Microsoft Excel.
o Access 2000 user interaction is smoother on OS X.
o The system tray for QQ is functional now on OS X.
o Kayak Foundry will load files again.
o Fixed a crash in the Chinese version of Microsoft Office Home and Student
I’m one of the people who ‘flocked the vote‘ back in the day for a free version, and now I get new versions for something like $30 USD a year. I know I could probably build wine on its own, but honestly even back in 1994 building wine was a PITA, and I’m too old to care about doing it now. I just kinda want it to work.