As usual, the CodeWeavers launched the annual update of CrossOver, your application for macOS, Linux and Chrome OS that allows you to run Windows software without the need for a virtualizer, such as Parallels Desktop, or a more robust solution, such as Boot Camp. In the version 18.0, the company introduced full support for macOS Mojave and some improvements.
First, the Wine – the main technology behind CrossOver, which allows Windows software to run on other systems – has been updated to version 3.14. According to the company, small improvements in performance and performance were included.
In addition, some fixes have been implemented for a bug that caused Office menus to disappear and for another problem involving a corrupted file warning in Microsoft suite applications installed from Internet Explorer. Bugs with the Battle.net online gaming service have also been fixed.
Despite the new features for macOS, the new version of CrossOver included even more features for Linux customers. Among these, application support for DirectX 11 has been improved, making Windows games using the Wine3D API run more smoothly.
This update is also the first to offer Linux compatibility with the DXVK, a feature based on the Vulkan API for Direct3D 11, which allows you to run 3D applications on Linux using Wine – they can be installed on both new Bottles (exclusive feature of CrossOver that allows separate environments from Windows XP, Win7, etc.) and those already created.
CrossOver 18 is compatible with macOS El Capitan 10.11 and later; it can be purchased on the CodeWeavers page. The simple version of the application, which entitles only to software (without updates) costs $ 30; the full version can be purchased by $ 50 / year or a one-time purchase of $ 500 – offering lifetime updates and support.