CrossOver 6.0 Beta with WoW and Steam/HL2

September 29th, 2006 by jvm

Jeremy White of CodeWeavers has announced the release of a public beta of version 6.0 of their Wine-based CrossOver product for GNU/Linux. The significance of this release is official support for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and Steam-based games like Half-life 2 and Counter-Strike.

CodeWeavers is the leading corporate backer of the Wine project. The Wine project attempts to create Windows-compatibility on GNU/Linux and MacOS X (on Intel). CodeWeavers claims that every improvement to Wine that they’ve created for their products has been offered back to the official Wine project, presumably as Free software. The CodeWeavers products, like CrossOver, are proprietary (non-Free) software wrappers around Wine which attempt to make running Windows-compatible programs easy on GNU/Linux and MacOS X (on Intel).

Download: [ CrossOver 6.0 Beta for GNU/Linux ]

12 Responses to “CrossOver 6.0 Beta with WoW and Steam/HL2”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The beta -beeeing a beta- does not run very stable, games start, but for me, end at most after 5 minutes of playing. I think this is not usable. Will wait for the final release, but…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    And what about performence?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    nice, database happy again.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hey! Flash 9 working perfectly, so no more
    sound of out sync in youtube. Nice !

  5. kccricket Says:

    You’ve broken the RSS feed with the ampersand in the title of this news post. Be sure to change it to its appropriate HTML entity counterpart. Thanks!

  6. jvm Says:

    Fixed. Thanks.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    is the steam support better than cedega? because it kind of sucks in cedega.

  8. Trizt Says:

    Officially CX6b supports only the old mp6 and you need at least mp7 for DRM files. mp6 does install on cedega too.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    With the Linux build your mileage will vary depending on your setup. I’ve had a very good experience with my Ubuntu/Nvidia 6800/SBLive rig. CS:S runs at a good FPS and I’ve been able to play online games with little difficulty. World of Warcraft runs fantastic. I’ve been able to play marathon sessions of WoW and have not had a crash. Good job CodeWeavers!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    If anyone is wanting to try those games, they should see if wine already meets their needs. :)

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Would be great if the Linuxgames crew could do a comparison between Crossover and Cedega running WoW to give us some insight to how these two technologies stack against eachother.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    You guys are correct that basicly whatever works on Crossover works on Wine aswell, so why spend money on Crossover? They pay quite a number of Wine developers to work on big parts of Wine. For a big part Wine has become what it is today due to their help. (For a part due to all the work they did in the past for companies like Corel, Lindows, Google, ..)

    The progress in gaming support is for a big part thanks to the community but since lets say a year Codeweavers also hired people to work on this area.

    By supporting Crossover you get a supported version of Wine and you also sponsor the Wine project, so that it gets better and better. Whereas in case of Transgaming you are basicly throwing your money away.

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