Crossover Mac - has anyone used it?


#1

So I want to play CVS2 and I just got the Naimo NullDC, but from what I gather it takes a bit to emulate the games properly. My PC is weak, I am going to install it on there to test it out and see what the results are but I was wondering if anyone had tried using Crossover Mac, a program that allows OSX to run Windows apps without running bootcamp.

I have a Mac Book Pro with a good video card, ram, and processor, so I figured if this program worked I could just use my MBP to play the game.

Any help would be appreciated.


#2

I’ve used it, its slow and half the time it doesnt work, and it has crappy compatability. I suggest using the bootcamp method if you want to play some games on your mac, thats what I do. Runs just like any other windows XP PC.


#3

thanks.


#4

I don’t entirely agree. I’ve had good experiences with it…


#5

just seems like taking to long way around china.

you’re emulating a system thats emulating another system


#6

It is the long way around, but the other way is pretty long as well especially if my PC is too weak to run it and I don’t want to partition my harddrive and set up bootcamp with a legal version of XP. But I am going to give it a try anyways. I’ll post my results.


#7

That’s just plain not true. Crossover Office using wine. Wine is a re-implementation of win32 on unix - and it is also a (recursive) acronym:

W ine
I s
N ot
(an)
E mulator

The code runs 100% native, and in fact should run a touch faster than on basecamp.


#8

hah awesome… I stand corrected

thanks numb :tup:


#9

If you need a hand, let me know - in fact I wouldn’t mind getting this up and going on my mac either. :wink:


#10

I’m having a hard time finding the Dreamcast version of nullDC 1.3. Looks like I grabbed the Naomi one, and I don’t have any Naomi roms. :stuck_out_tongue:

So - the reason it didn’t want to load for you is that you need to put a couple of .dll files in the same directory as nullDC:

msvcp80.dll
msvcr80.dll

Fires up like a charm after that. It does complain about not being able to locate a specific plugin, but other than that it looks fine - although I can’t load up any games. :slight_smile: A link to the right version of nullDC and/or a link to a Naomi rom that I could test with would be helpful.

(Note - not all Naomi roms are illegal)


#11

Links at the bottom for any files you’re missing. :slight_smile:


#12

Have you tried Parallels? I know very little about it but I hear good things…


#13

parallels has you running Windows and MacOS at the same time. This will be faster than that. It’s convenient if you just MUST be running a bunch of Windows apps at the same time as your Mac apps, but for nullDC, wine should perform better.


#14

I just ran Capcom vs SNK Pro full speed, so long as I used the null audio plugin. With audio, it runs about half speed for me, but I’m only on an Intel Core Duo 1.66Ghz.


#15

I’m going to set this up maybe tonight or tomorrow, and see if I can figure it out. I tried on my PC but it keeps giving me an Error message, saying “this game is not acceptable by main board”. I have an intel Core 2 Duo 2.33Ghz in my Macbook Pro, so maybe mine will run with audio.


#16

Intel garbage integrated video is going to give you problems too if that is what you are stuck with.


#17

Intel GMA 950 here, shares 64MB of System Memory. (Mac Mini)


#18

Evillink pm’ed me saying he was having trouble. The steps, as I understand them, to get this running are:

Create a wine bottle, set the Windows version to 2000 (XP might be fine too).

Extract nullDC. Make sure you put the dreamcast bios (dc_boot.bin and dc_flash.bin) in the data/ folder.

Copy msvcr80.dll and mscvp80.dll into the same directory as nullDC_1.0.3._*mmu.exe

In CrossOver, go to “Run Command”, select your bottle, and choose nullDC_1.0.3_nommu.exe

The first time you launch it, things will take a LOOOONG time go get going. That’s fine. To launch a game, go to File, RunHLE (High Level Emulation, run fast - at the expense of some hardware emulation accuracy). Choose your disk image, and that should be it.


#19

Where did you get these two files?

msvcr80.dll and mscvp80.dll


#20

Umm…