CrossOver Games, the application that allows Mac Intel users to run most Windows
PC games on Mac OS X, has just received an update, adding improvements for City of Heroes, fixes for Guild Wars, improved support for Spore, World of Warcraft, and more. General DirectX improvements will allegedly improve many other games as well.
For those who aren't very familiar with the software, CrossOver Games allows users to run their favorite Windows games on an Intel Mac. CrossOver bridges directly between Windows software and OS X, unlike similar products which run the Windows operating system on a virtual machine. This allows applications to run at greater speeds on a user's Mac.
“Now gamers can play the games they want, on whatever platform they want! With CrossOver Games, you can run many popular Windows games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux PC,” says CodeWeavers, the maker of the software. “Whatever your tastes - first-person shooters, fantasy, strategy, MMORPGs - CrossOver Games provides the capability to run many popular games titles. CrossOver comes with an easy to use, single click interface, which makes installing your games simple and fast. Once installed, your game integrates seamlessly into your Desktop. Just click and run! Best of all, you do it all easily and affordably, without needing a Microsoft operating system license,” CodeWeavers concludes.
According to the release notes for CrossOver Games 7.2.0, the team of developers
was able to fix Guild Wars bugs on ATI Macs with OS X 10.5.5, added steam:// link support for OS X, fixed Steam+compiz and included support for "Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine" on the Mac. A few improvements have been made for City of Heroes gamers, but also for Spore fans and WoW: (WotLK) fanatics.
Lastly, the software has been slapped with an updated Wine version to complement all the enhancements and fixes making their way into this release.
CrossOver Games requires Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later and an Intel processor. The full version of the software costs USD 39.95 to buy. A trial version (seven days, fully-featured) is available for immediate download using the link below.Download CrossOver Games (Update / Trial / Buy)