does msn live messenger work in crossover?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
just curious if msn live messenger worked in crossover, with cam capabilities.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    rich-mysterrich-myster Posts: 771member
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    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    Good question.



    I'm considering recommending crossover to all my switcher friends who complain about e-banking and stuff... and MSN is another issue. Everybody in HK uses MSN Messenger (and no one uses AOL). And getting the iSight to work consistently with aMSN is a bitch. Works every time with Mercury, but Mercury is painfully slow and has a horrible interface.



    yeah i downloaded mercury to test it out on my windows computer ( my only computer ) and it was terribly slow. Anyone know if msn works in cross over?
  • Reply 2 of 8
    rich-mysterrich-myster Posts: 771member
    no one uses crossover or something?
  • Reply 3 of 8
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,200moderator
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    Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post


    no one uses crossover or something?



    I could test to see if it runs but I don't have a camera. I would doubt that cameras will work because Crossover doesn't have USB support AFAIK. It should work fine in Parallels or VMWare though.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    rich-mysterrich-myster Posts: 771member
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    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    I could test to see if it runs but I don't have a camera. I would doubt that cameras will work because Crossover doesn't have USB support AFAIK. It should work fine in Parallels or VMWare though.



    thing is though is that i don't feel like running it in a window which is in a window, i want it on my desktop like a regular program.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,200moderator
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    Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post


    thing is though is that i don't feel like running it in a window which is in a window, i want it on my desktop like a regular program.



    That's what the coherence mode is for. It hides the Windows desktop levaing the application on its own. I haven't managed to get it to work though.



    http://www.parallels.com/products/coherence/
  • Reply 6 of 8
    rich-mysterrich-myster Posts: 771member
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    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    That's what the coherence mode is for. It hides the Windows desktop levaing the application on its own. I haven't managed to get it to work though.



    http://www.parallels.com/products/coherence/



    can you use cam in parallels?
  • Reply 7 of 8
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,200moderator
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    Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post


    can you use cam in parallels?



    It seems so but I can't verify it myself:



    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=210201

    http://forums.parallels.com/thread8796.html



    It looks as though all you do is use the isight drivers from the Bootcamp installer.
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