CrossOver Mac and SongShow Plus


There are a few options for running SongShow Plus in a Mac environment - one of them is CrossOver Mac.

CrossOver Mac is a bit different from other solutions that we have discussed in that it is not a Windows based virtual environment. 

CrossOver Mac is a proprietary implementation of the open source Wine project which is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on a Mac. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.  One advantage is that a Windows licence is not required.  Visit the CrossOver website for more information.

We have tested the latest trial version of CrossOver Mac (7.1.0) and CrossOver Games (7.1.1) on a MacBook Pro and it appears to still have an OLE error issue.  Here is what we found... 

What Does Work:

  • Individual installers - I was able to get the core components of SSP to install when doing so individually.  The main installer does not work as expected.

What Does Not Work:

  • The main installer does not work as expected.  Errors occur when trying to run.
  • SSP will not properly launch - an OLE error occurs during launch


There is some work to be done here and we will continue to explore possible options.

Feel free to post in the forums if you have specific feedback on any testing you may have done with CrossOver Mac and SSP - good or bad - so we may update this article.

Additionally, if you happen to already have purchased CrossOver Mac for another purpose or are interested in doing so, registering the product will allow you to vote for applications that need attention in the Compatibility section.

2/3/2009 4:49:46 PM
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