CodeWeavers Blogs

2 December 2014 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

The Top 3 Reasons We Let Kids of CodeWeavers Play Wizard101

A few of us at the CodeWeavers Ranch have been playing…er…testing… Wizard101 since 2011. Since the beginning of our"testing" of Wizard101, an exclusive group (those of us with kids) has happily introduced our children to the game. So when I was asked to write a blog post about our upcoming promotion with Wizard101, it was only natural forme to write about why us parents love Wizard101. 1.) Reading, Math, and Creativity - Oh My!Wizard101 is not a game that was designed specifically to teach math or reading skills, but a side effect of the game is its educational value. With over 50,000 lines of text in Wizard101, players are constantly exercising their reading skills to complete quests. While technically not a math game either, math and…

24 November 2014 by Caron WillsCaron Wills

How to Manually Uninstall and Reinstall Pirate101 on your Mac

It happens, sometimes an update goes terribly wrong and any number of strange things begin to happen. A fresh install of Pirate101 may be the fastest way to get back to playing. Before starting these steps, get the latest version of Pirate101 here! Locate Pirate101 in your Applications folder and drag it to the trash: Go to your "Library" folder. - Click on Finder - Choose the drop down menu option "Go" - Hold down the "Option" key to make "Library" visible and select it Inside the Library folder, go to "Application Support" and locate the "Pirate101" folder. Drag it to the trash. Inside the Library folder, go to "Preferences" and locate the "com.kingsisle.pirate101.plist" file. Drag it to the trash.…

11 November 2014 by Jon ParshallJon Parshall

"10 Years of World of Warcraft" or "How /Played made me want to /Wrists..."

We're coming up to the launch of "Warlords of Draenor", the latest World of Warcraft expansion. We're also drawing closer to the 10-year anniversary of the launch of WoW itself (November 23, 2004). And now seemed like a good time for me to reflect on my history as a WoW player.You see, World of Warcraft wasn't an intentional addiction. That's what all addicts say, right? But really, it wasn't. Back in June 2006, someone at CodeWeavers got the bright idea that having a couple of accounts on WoW, and creating a "CrossOver" guild, might be a good way to build a little PR for the fact that CrossOver ran WoW on Linux systems. Thus, "The Lunch Party" was formed, and we started playing. It was five of us: Jeremy White (our CEO), Jeremy Newman (sys admin), Aric…

29 October 2014 by James RameyJames Ramey

"You’re only as good as the world allows you to be!" - A Reflection on the Release of CrossOver 14

It’s been almost two weeks since CodeWeavers released CrossOver 14 for Mac and Linux.  James Ramey, President of CodeWeavers reflects on the trials and tribulations of getting a new release of our CrossOver software out the door.   "Why so serious?"  One of my favorite movies characters is Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker from The Dark Knight.  The character is so entertaining that you overlook the nuances and depth of The Joker; and because Ledger was so convincing in this role (as if it were a part of himself), you forget that he spent almost six months preparing to become this character on screen.  In many ways, I consider this latest release of CrossOver 14 to be a similar artistic…

23 October 2014 by Caron WillsCaron Wills

How to Get Hearthstone Running on Utopic Unicorn with CrossOver 14 Linux

All too often the release of a Linux distribution leaves CrossOver broken and we are left scrambling to find a quick fix for our customers. Fortunately for us, Ubuntu 14.10 is truly Utopic. CrossOver 14 runs right out of the box and supported Windows applications like Hearthstone run seamlessly. For Ubuntu 14.10, we ran through the two most popular spins (Unity and Gnome) and found no glaring issues. Here is a quick guide on how to get Hearthstone running on Utopic Unicorn with CrossOver.    1.) Download the latest version of CrossOver from our site. Installing CrossOver 14 on UnityInstalling CrossOver 14 on Gnome2.) Let the Ubuntu Software Center install CrossOver.    3.) Locate…

20 October 2014 by James RameyJames Ramey

Game Changer - World of Tanks Mac

To state that I am hooked on World of Tanks is an understatement.  Over the last year or so, I’ve logged nearly 6400 battles.  But unlike most everyone else in the game, I’m playing on a Mac computer (MacBook Pro - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB RAM; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 M Video Card).  I’ve been playing on the Mac computer since CodeWeavers started working with Wargaming to port their highly successful free to play title to OS X in late 2013.  And after a year of development and testing, the Mac version of World of Tanks will soon be released to the masses around the world.  I am very excited as the release of the Mac version of World of Tanks marks how far CodeWeavers technology and the Apple…

16 October 2014 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

8 Great Features of CrossOver 14

It's that time of year again, when CodeWeavers launches yet another release of its core product CrossOver for Mac and Linux. After a year of development and months of vigorous testing we're shipping CrossOver 14, which includes the very latest release of Wine 1.7.25. Together, the ninjas and pirates of CodeWeavers compiled a list of the 8 best features of the newly released CrossOver 14.1.) We’ve added support for Quicken 2015, along with numerous bug fixes for Quicken 2011-2014. 2.) We’ve added support for the games: Hearthstone Cube World Path of Exile Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos & Warcraft III: The Frozen ThroneEuro Truck Simulator 2 Terraria South Park: Stick of Truth Xenonauts 23.) We've redesigned the user interface to make it…

25 September 2014 by Caron WillsCaron Wills

CodeWeavers Wishes a Happy 6th Birthday to Wizard101

Happy Birthday Wizard101! This month, Wizard101 celebrates six years being live. It's a great milestone for  KingsIsle Entertainment, it's a great milestone for me. It brings me back to my early days at  CodeWeavers; before I was the Quality Assurance Manager, before I understood what an online community could accomplish.   Six years ago, I sat at my desk with a few months of tech support behind me. My boss (sounds so formal), the CEO of CodeWeavers, came to the ninja pit full of excitement. He was starry-eyed over a new game, Wizard101. He wanted to know if  CrossOver could run it and wanted to know if one of us would be willing to take a look... to test it.   I raised my hand.  …

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