New CrossOver 23 released for improved Windows gaming on MacOS, ChromeOS, and Linux.

New CrossOver 23 released for improved Windows gaming on MacOS, ChromeOS, and Linux.

CrossOver 23: Run Windows Applications on Mac and Linux

CrossOver 23

Are you a Mac or Linux user who sometimes needs to run Windows applications? Look no further than CodeWeavers’ CrossOver 23. This latest version, built on open-source Wine 8.01, delivers an exceptional experience for MacOS, Linux, and even ChromeOS users.

With over 5,000 changes aimed at enhancing performance, CrossOver 23 is a significant update. It incorporates updates to Wine Mono 7.4.0, enabling programs using the .NET Framework 4.8 and earlier to run more smoothly. But that’s not all – it also includes vkd3d 1.8, DXVK 1.10.3, and MoltenVK 1.2.3, making it easier to run graphic-intensive programs. And the real showstopper? DirectX 12 support on macOS!

Imagine playing Windows games on your Mac using CrossOver 23. With this release, popular titles such as Diablo II Resurrected and Diablo IV can be successfully run on macOS Ventura. Linux users are not left behind either; Diablo IV now runs flawlessly on Linux thanks to CrossOver 23.

These gaming advances are the result of years of focused development and a commitment to expanding support for additional DirectX 12 games. The inclusion of geometry shaders and transforms feedback on MacOS Ventura resolves previous issues of missing graphics or in-game black screens for various titles.

CrossOver 23 opens the doors to running other popular games like Risk of Rain 2, TEKKEN 7, Octopath Traveler, Street Fighter V, Astroneer, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, and Trailmakers. For optimal game performance using geometry shaders, it is recommended to use wined3d instead of DXVK. Performance improvements have also been observed with wined3d.

Electronic Arts (EA) App users on both MacOS and Linux platforms can now enjoy improvements made in CrossOver 23. Games like The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, and Mass Effect Legendary Edition now work seamlessly through this system. For Steam users, installing “EA App for Steam” into your CrossOver bottle ensures all necessary dependencies are installed.

Linux enthusiasts will find a workaround for an XWayland bug in CrossOver 23. Additionally, Microsoft 365 applications run faster on Wayland, providing a better experience. For those who only need Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and OneDrive, Microsoft 365 for the web is also an option on Linux.

But that’s not all, one feature users have been eagerly waiting for is finally here. CrossOver 23 introduces the ability to uninstall applications directly through the CrossOver GUI. No more digging through folders or searching for uninstallers. With CrossOver 23, you can easily uninstall applications by navigating to “Bottle Details” in the right sidebar and selecting the uninstall option. Even launchers for uninstalled applications, like those for games removed through Steam, are automatically deleted.

CrossOver 23 also addresses critical bug fixes that affected applications such as Quicken, Steam, Rockstar Games Launcher, Age of Empires II Definitive Edition, and Ubisoft Connect. Known issues exist while running CrossOver 23 on the MacOS Sonoma beta, but rest assured, the team is actively working on a compatible update.

Customers with active support entitlements can expect to be prompted to upgrade to CrossOver 23 shortly. Alternatively, you can download the latest version directly from the CodeWeavers website. If you’re new to CrossOver, CodeWeavers suggests starting with the 14-day free trial to ensure compatibility with your applications. You can also consult the CrossOver tested Windows programs database to see if your software has been confirmed to run flawlessly with CrossOver.

Now, let’s talk about pricing. If you’re convinced after the trial and want to purchase CrossOver, it will cost you $74 per year. But if you absolutely love it and want a lifetime subscription, CrossOver Life is available for $494. With CrossOver Life, you’ll receive all bug fixes and upgrades until the end of time. Plus, you get free e-mail and phone support.

As CodeWeaver’s marketing director, Jana Schmid, emphasizes, “please, we are begging you, download the FREE TRIAL. Test compatibility with your Windows applications, evaluate performance, and determine if CrossOver is the right choice for you.”

Don’t let platform restrictions hold you back. With CrossOver 23, you can bring the best of the Windows world to your Mac or Linux system. Embrace the power of versatility and unlock a world of possibilities.