29 June 2015 by Caron Wills
Two weeks ago we welcomed a new MacBook Pro into our mix. This dual GPU updates our spread of hardware for game testing and brings the AMD Radeon R9 370M to our capable hands and allows us to continue our testing on the Intel Iris. We said goodbye to our Nvidia GeForce GTX 750M and sent it live out its years with our Support Ninjas at the CodeWeavers HQ.
First we tested the general functionality of
Power BibleCD. This included tests with installation, menus, data entry, and printing.
Then we turned our focus to
World of Tanks and the bug reports of red and green flickers in the garage. We were able to reproduce this on most in-house Intel chips prior to an update from Wargaming. Since the update we haven't been able to reproduce the flicker and…
21 April 2015 by Caron Wills
CodeWeavers 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…
24 November 2014 by Caron Wills
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.…
23 October 2014 by Caron Wills
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…
25 September 2014 by Caron Wills
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
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.
27 June 2014 by Caron Wills
"Where are you?" echoes in my mind. It's leftover from my years in high school when I would play an exorbitant amount of video games at my house and the houses of various friends. I have fond memories of "being seen" and then hiding so I could creep up and slay the enemy. Ah yes, the days where video games ranked high as my entertainment and my relief from the world.
In that period I was often told that video games would never be a source of income and that very few people made a living from testing them.
I would tend to agree. I would further emphasize the truth in that statement in today's world. Especially with a perspective triple "A" title, the beta testers and alpha testers line up around the block and test for free, spending hours running a…
20 June 2014 by Caron Wills
There are great perks in most respectable work places that the employees of that company come to enjoy. CodeWeavers is no exception to this and over the years I have been witness to many offerings. We adjust as the needs change and as the whimsy of our fearless leaders moves. From time to time we joke about carwashes and xp points becoming the basis for a pay scale.
The truth is, the comforts we have in our small company are great. We know each other well, we get along and we share varied but common tastes.
One of those is coffee.
All day long.
Not everyone in the office is a coffee drinker. Some prefer tea or beer or water or other such "things". Then, there are those of us who are avid coffee drinkers and because both the CEO and President are…
22 April 2014 by Caron Wills
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS released on April 17, 2014. with it are a slew of new features. The release comes nine days after the end of Windows XP and is perhaps one of the shining alternatives people are considering... but what about all of those Office products one might still need?
Today we'll take a look at how easy it is to setup Microsoft Office 2010 with CrossOver 13.1.3. This entry assumes everyone has gotten here:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed and is up to date:
Head out to our website and download a trial of CrossOver:
Then, double click the download to open with the Ubuntu Software Center:
Once installed, launch CrossOver by locating the icon:
Or by opening a terminal and launching it with…