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CrossOver overview

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software.

Easy Installs! Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!

Note: the price reflected in the listing is for that of a perpetual license. To view other pricing options, please go here.

What’s new in version 21.2.0

Updated on Mar 23 2022

Core Technology Improvements:
  • Update to Wine Mono 7.0.
  • Improvements to wined3d.
  • Audio now works in Halo: Master Chief Collection.
  • Fix for long connection times after latest Steam update.
macOS:
  • Mouse now works correctly in Unity games.
  • Fix for latest Rockstar Games Launcher update on M1.
  • Fix for latest Quicken update on M1.
View older CrossOver updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

355.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.codeweavers.com/

Downloads

315178

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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Stability

CrossOver qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
3.0
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Dellu
Dellu
May 3 2022
21.2.0
0.0
May 3 2022
0.0
Version: 21.2.0
This is great. I do not run games with it. I use it to open Acrobat Adobe Pro with its plugins for processing and manipulating Pdf files. It works great.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 23 2022
21.1.0
2.0
Jan 23 2022
2.0
Version: 21.1.0
WINE v7 was publicly released this week, but not yet for Mac. IOW: No MacPorts, Homebrew or Crossover versions yet. NOTE: V7 will provide *nothing-at-all* regarding Apple ARM (Apple Silicon, M1) CPUs. Nada. WINE 7 will still be an emulator running on an emulator on M1 Macs, i.e. relatively slow. Crossover says they will now begin developing v7 for Mac, but it won't be out until later this year. Crossover is the primary developer of WINE for Mac. So, we gotta wait...
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 14 2022
21.1.0
2.0
Jan 14 2022
2.0
Version: 21.1.0
$59.95 is the ACTUAL cost. That buys you the software plus 1 year of support. The free trial is for 14 days. - - NOT ARM64 (Apple Silicon/M1) native. It runs in Rosetta 2. The result is an emulator running in an emulator, which means it's slow. Crossover is working on a native version, but it's dependent on ARM WINE, which exists only in a preliminary form. CrossOver expects to remain dependent on Rosetta 2 until such time as Apple kills it. As such, look elsewhere if you can. I successfully use Parallels with ARM Windows 11 Preview Version. It's x86 emulator is quite reasonable. You can read about CrossOver's plans for ARM64 compatibility here: https://www.codeweavers.com/blog/jramey/2021/5/19/what-is-our-technology-roadmap-for-apple-silicon
rikwaldron
rikwaldron
Dec 6 2021
21.1.0
0.0
Dec 6 2021
0.0
Version: 21.1.0
Absolute scam - I purchased a basic version less than 6 months ago, will not longer work on my updated mac because I failed to purchase an additional support licence (I don't need any support!). It is disgusting that an app can cease to work after just 6 months. This company has no shame or morals - avoid!
blakeaanaya
blakeaanaya
Dec 4 2021
21.1.0
0.0
Dec 4 2021
0.0
Version: 21.1.0
It is going to give me Animate CC!
OhEssex
OhEssex
Nov 30 2021
21.1.0
0.0
Nov 30 2021
0.0
Version: 21.1.0
I use VMWare Fusion or Parallels to keep just one old and no longer supported PC application that I still need alive. I'd like to be able to give CrossOver a try, however it is unable to import the application and whatever support files it needs from the Fusion or Parallels VM - I need the original installer which I don't have anymore. I suppose that makes some sense - how would CrossOver know where all those files are. Anyway, that's the reason I won't ever be able to use CrossOver.
matthiashauth57
matthiashauth57
Aug 2 2021
20.0.4
0.0
Aug 2 2021
0.0
Version: 20.0.4
I wish I had read all the negative comments before purchasing. Every time a new version is released to fix their many bugs (and they are PLENTY of them!), you need to pay 60$ for the upgrade!. No documentation , I had to dive deep into reddit posts to solve some issues when starting apps. I was hoping to play some Steam games with my M1 MB Air, but most games are way too buggy to be played, although I was told it was possible. Utterly disappointed and wasted my money.
dncnrmi
dncnrmi
Apr 16 2021
20.0.4
0.0
Apr 16 2021
0.0
Version: 20.0.4
skinned wine. my loyalty is with parallels, which I was a beta tester for back in 2006. I tried other solutions, but until bootcamp came along, there was nothing better than parallels. I was using stuff like sony vegas & corel photopaint on a gen-1 intel macbook pro, & apart from a bit of video memory management with a usb scanner, it was as good as or better than running the same apps on a pc laptop.
bruh9247
bruh9247
Apr 12 2021
20.0.4
1.0
Apr 12 2021
1.0
Version: 20.0.4
Downloaded and tried the app, disappointed. EVERY exe I gave it didn't even open! Save yourself money, sanity, and bugs, and use the open-source Wine instead. https://winehq.org
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Jan 27 2021
20.0.4
1.0
Jan 27 2021
1.0
Version: 20.0.4
Bought an earlier version that continues to work but tried to run Forte, a Windows news client on Crossover. Codeweaver wrote it and couldn't get it to work. So, I won't ever upgrade. They got my $20 and that's it.
krisnaz
krisnaz
Nov 8 2020
20.0
2.0
Nov 8 2020
2.0
Version: 20.0
Initially, Crossover was working for me to run an astrological software program via Windows. However, since the latest update it is constantly freezing, crashing and barely useable. I have tried to contact the company but to no avail, so will unfortunately have to uninstall and find something else...not happy.
dinosandovalli
dinosandovalli
Oct 31 2020
20.0
5.0
Oct 31 2020
5.0
Version: 20.0
dinosandovalli@virgilio.it
bumf71
bumf71
Oct 29 2020
20.0
1.0
Oct 29 2020
1.0
Version: 20.0
Doesn't work as advertised. Terrible support. Won't refund without setting up a Teamviewer session to ensure you have removed it which is totally out of the question for my work pc despite them acknowledging it is their isssue.
ivryernest
ivryernest
Oct 13 2020
20.0
0.0
Oct 13 2020
0.0
Version: 20.0
I am allergic to Windows...
depechemod1976-1
depechemod1976-1
May 26 2020
18.5
0.0
May 26 2020
0.0
Version: 18.5
$20.95 ??
malievskyallan
malievskyallan
May 18 2020
18.5
2.0
May 18 2020
2.0
Version: 18.5
Quite clunky. Just because an app works once is no guarantee it'll work a second time. With every startup there's some new issue. I've no doubt some will find this useful, but it probably makes sense for most others to just go the bootcamp route. . make sure you test comprehensively because they absolutely do not do refunds.
soaresge
soaresge
Jan 25 2020
19.0.1
0.0
Jan 25 2020
0.0
Version: 19.0.1
I really liked the crossover, it is being very useful in my kackintosh.
xgman
xgman
Mar 22 2019
18.5
3.0
Mar 22 2019
3.0
Version: 18.5
Still needs fully 64 bit capable fix.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 22 2019
18.5
2.0
Mar 22 2019
2.0
Version: 18.5
Some perspective about CrossOver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)#CrossOver CrossOver is a contributor to the Wine (WINE) open source project. As such, their actual Wine code is incorporated into Wine software, which of course is accessible for free. You can also access CrossOver code via their free contribution to the Darwine open source project. When BUYING CrossOver, what you're getting, in addition to Wine, is their added GUI and other ease-of-use code that makes it significantly easier and more enjoyable to use than straight Wine. The money you pay to CrossOver goes into their further development contributions to the Wine project as well as updating their ease-of-use code. It's important to note that Wine is VERY limited in what Windows software it is able to run, despite how promising it sounds when you read about it. This is particularly true of games, which tend to be what Mac users would like to access from the Windows environment. With time, this has become a more prominent limitation of Wine thanks to Microsoft managing to push proprietary APIs to their Windows game developers, resulting in them NOT being available to incorporate into Wine. DirectX is of particular annoyance. Even virtualization systems are unable to provide contemporary DirectX 11 or 12 support. This has been the case for many years. DirectX 10 is now relatively antiquated. There is some glint of promise in Wine version 4.0 in that it provides some support of DirectX 11 code. With time and testing we'll find out how well it works. Wine 4.0 is of course incorporated into the most current version of CrossOver.
durrantcolin
durrantcolin
Mar 9 2019
18.1
1.0
Mar 9 2019
1.0
Version: 18.1
Uninstalling because none of the applications for windows open I can install but attempting to open just crashes out the window app I am trying to open.
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