CrossOver Games 8.1 Released, Supports L4D2
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 18 November 2009 at 10:43 AM EST. 11 Comments
CodeWeavers had released CrossOver Games 8.0 back in September, but now this morning they have put out CrossOver Games 8.1. The main addition in CrossOver Games 8.1 is support for Left 4 Dead 2, the much-anticipated Windows game created by Valve Corporation that was actually just released yesterday as the sequel to Left 4 Dead. Though if you are a faithful Phoronix reader you would have known since last month that this new CrossOver Games release was coming soon and with support for Left 4 Dead 2. Besides the support for Left 4 Dead 2, CrossOver Games 8.1 carries some directory permission fixes for running World of Warcraft with Ubuntu 9.10 and a number of fixes for running Guild Wars. However, that's it for the change-log.

The press release announcing CodeWeavers CrossOver Games 8.1.0 can be found here. The change-log is available here. CrossOver Games 8.1.0 is available for Linux and Mac OS X systems at a price of $39.95 USD per year (there's also a trial download).

Meanwhile, coming up next on the CrossOver Office side is CrossOver 8.1, which will feature application installer profiles and other work to run a greater range of Windows software on Linux.
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