CrossOver Mac 6.0 – Limted Beta Version 3

CrossOver Mac

From the CrossOver Mac 6.0 team:

From Jeremy White’s posting in the CrossOver Mac forums:

I’m happy to say that we’ve now made a public prerelease version of CrossOver Mac 6.0 available for your testing pleasure. A summary list of changes is available below.

At this point, we feel we’re finally beginning to converge on a final 6.0. We still have some major issues we hope to solve, mostly with programs like Quicken 2007.

However, we hope this build brings a lot of joy, particularly in fixes for service packs, Outlook 2003, Quicken versions prior to 2007, and with some Half Life 2 fixes.

We’re also hoping to confirm that we’ve made progress on non US locales, particularly European and Japanese environments, which should now be working reasonably well.

Major issues we will continue to work on are around Quicken 2007, and just general polish and clean up of a variety of applications (e.g. End Note and others).

I’m particularly interested in Outlook 2003 use in Exchange environments. In all of our testing, this seems to be working pretty well. I’d really appreciate test reports on your experiences with it.

At any rate, thanks for your interest and help. We’ll be watching the beta reports and forums more closely, please direct your feedback there.


* CrossOver Mac 6.0.0beta3 Fixes
– Improved CD-handling: Now CrossOver should be able to detect and interact with all removable volumes and dynamically assign
drive letters to then. The ‘eject’ button should work better as well. All in all, multi-CD installs should work much better.
– Rearranged the panels in the Bottle Manager; added a bottle description field.
– Changed the GUI feedback during the deletion of a bottle.
– Fixed icons in the control-panel.
– Improved locale support — now the Windows locale should match the OS X locale.
– Fixed a few keymapping problems. Shift-arrow selection should now work properly, and non-US keyboards may work better.
– Added default association handling so that .pdfs and such arepassed to the system for opening.
– Fixed an occasional crash in Half-Life.
– Redesign of menu and Applications/CrossOver handling.
– Menus should now vanish when applications are removed.
– Added the first part of a User Guide.
– Partial redesign of the Bottle Manager dialog

General CrossOver fixes and improvements:
– Fixed network play in Half-Life 1.
– Fixed a bug with window sizing in Quicken
– Fixed problems with some Quicken versions that cause windows to become non-responsive.
– Fixed several issues with the connection between Outlook and Exchange.
– Office 2003 service packs can now be installed.
– Slipstream editions of Office 2003 can now be installed.
– Fixed popup menus in Photoshop