company policy is to give every improvement, no matter how tiny it might be, back to Wine
. In fact, we practice this policy by committing almost everything to Wine first and then bring it over to CrossOver
so we can test and check changes before providing it to our customers. It isn't easy to understand exactly how it works but, but with the release of CrossOver 14.1.1 we have a perfect example.
Five weeks ago we discovered that joysticks do not work on the Mac OS if they call for WinMM
support. More specifically, five weeks ago we discovered that joysticks do not work for games like Final Fantasy VII
and Vanguard Princess
when they are running on the Mac OS. Although this had been broken for a very long time and reports of it were scattered across WineHQ
, it had not really received any love.
It didn't take long for our developers, namely Ken, to put together a fix. His work has lived in Wine for about a month with additional fixes going in about three weeks ago.
This tangible improvement not only demonstrates our commitment to the Wine Project
: "We contribute all of our work on Wine back to the Wine Project. We support many key Wine developers, who are making Wine into the technology that it needs to be."
It also shows how quickly an improvement to CrossOver can be implemented.
Although there is more work to be done on controller support; we are releasing CrossOver 14.1.1
with improvements to joystick support in games like Final Fantasy VIII
and because WinMM support was improved, any older game which uses this should also benefit.>>> Upgrade to CrossOver 14.1.1 today!About Caron Wills
Caron has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She joined CodeWeavers in 2008 and became the Quality Assurance Manager for CodeWeavers in 2009. Contact Caron at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.
About Caron Wills
Caron has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She joined
CodeWeavers in 2008 and became the Quality Assurance Manager for CodeWeavers in 2009. Contact Caron at email@example.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy,
CodeWeavers focuses on the development of
Wine – the core technology found
in all of its CrossOver products. The
company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster
and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source
Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around
the world. The company is privately held.
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