CodeWeavers has released version 8.0 of their CrossOver Games software for OS X and Linux. CrossOver Games allows users to play a wide variety of titles on platforms that game developers typically ignore. The latest build brings support for Snow Leopard, and popular games like Left 4 Dead and Monkey Island (via Steam), as well as under the hood tweaks for improved visuals and frame rates.

In more detail, version 8.0 has improved the behavior of Valve's Steam distribution service, it fixes memory management problems (which should remedy Team Fortress 2 crashes), and enables Shader Model 2.0 and 3.0 by default. Other newly supported titles include Dragon Sky, Last Chaos, Jade Empire, Ether Saga, Perfect World, and Shaiya (only in non-English versions, for DRM reasons).

In addition to the new games, some older titles have received fixes and enhancements, including Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Spore, Guild Wars, Civilization IV, and Bejeweled. Existing CrossOver customers with an active support entitlement can download v8.0 by logging in here, and new customers can buy the software for $39.95.