Release Notes

Key Features
Parallels® Desktop 3.0 for Mac is the leading virtualization solution for Macintosh® computers that enables their users to run Windows® operating system simultaneously with Mac OS® X on any Intel-powered iMac®, Mac® Mini, MacBook®, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro Towers. With Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, you can:
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Run your favorite Mac OS and Windows applications at the same time without rebooting Work in Shared Networking mode that ensures seamless connection to any network from Windows via any connection your Mac uses Achieve a high level of performance for Windows on your Mac by leveraging Intel® VT - an industry-leading solution supported by Parallels Software Use Coherence mode, drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste, transparent file associations to achieve seamless integration and maintain a single, integrated environment for all of your applications Save the running virtual machine state and revert to it at any time Quickly create a virtual machine and install the guest operating system with OS Installation Assistant Run your Boot Camp partition via virtual machine Burn CDs or DVDs from the virtual machine using your Mac optical drive Use USB 2.0 devices in the virtual machine Achieve optimal virtual machine performance and reduce virtual hard disk file size by 50% or more with Parallels Compressor Migrate your Windows PC into a virtual machine using Parallels Transporter Browse the images of your virtual machines directly from Mac using Parallels Explorer Download and use pre-built virtual machines from Parallels Virtual Appliances Library

Bugfixes and improvements in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5584)
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Drag’n’Drop and Copy-Paste between Windows and Mac does not work on MacOS X Tiger 10.4.11 with Security Update 2007-009 installed - fixed Xorg 1.3.0 in newest Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora Core 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and others) cannot initialize 1600x1200x24 default resolution - fixed

Known issues in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5584)

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Stability and resources usage o Problems may occur when suspending a virtual machine with running OpenGL application o Mounted USB device may seriously increase CPU usage Coherence o Small artefacts in Expose' may appear Parallels Tools o Parallels Tools Center sometimes may use 100% CPU after drag-and-drop operation

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Video and 3D o SolidWorks 2007 operates wrong on Macs with ATI HD2600 graphic card o ArcGIS™ Desktop 9.2: ArcGlobe component operates wrong o Windows Media Player doesn`t work in IE on Vista Parallels Transporter o Vista Boot Camp migration via network may fail (if Vista launched in Parallels Desktop) Parallels Explorer&Mounter o Transmission between different columns with keyboard is not available yet Applications compatibility o TypeIt4Me causes unexpected operations in guest Windows

What's New in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5582)
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Mac OS 10.5 Leopard - now fully supported Virtualization Engine o SMBios support o Significant guest Windows Vista and Windows XP performance improvement Network - Port forwarding support for Shared Networking Virtual devices o USB devices compatibility improvement (including certain Blackberry and National Instruments devices) o Possibility to use two identical CD/DVD drives in VM is implemented Shared Applications and SmartSelect - Option 'Remove SmartSelect file associations' during Parallels Desktop uninstallation added User interface - Support for "~" in paths (to HDD, Shared Folders and such) is implemented Parallels Transporter - Migrate Windows from your Boot Camp partition to a Parallels virtual disk image

Bugfixes and improvements in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5582)

Primary OS support o Wrong disk permissions after installing Parallels Desktop - fixed o Parallels Desktop installer hangs on Leopard - fixed o Applications icons are not shown in Dock on Leopard - fixed Stability and resources usage o Suspend and resume are extremely slow on Leopard - fixed o Several kernel panics during VM startup - fixed o Several fatal errors during VM startup - fixed o Sound related crashes: troubles when playing in PokerStars, browsing the Web fixed o Parallels Desktop crashes during long work in Coherence - fixed o Windows Experience Index is not counted properly in Vista - fixed o Parallels Desktop crashes when deleting Snapshot in inactive state of Guest OS fixed o Parallels Desktop crashes during Fedora Core 6 booting - fixed o Guest OS/2 Warp 3 hangs during installation - fixed o Guest Vista goes to BSOD being idle - fixed o Guest Vista fails to sleep and goes to BSOD - fixed

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Fatal error when executing some command line utilities in Windows - fixed DOS16M (16 bit DOS extender application) crashes Parallels Desktop - fixed Coherence o Multiple problems with Spaces - fixed o Crash while minimizing window in Coherence - fixed o Windows Taskbar behavior in various view modes - corrected o Command key doesn't call Windows Start Menu if Windows Taskbar is hidden fixed o Visual Studio 2005 taskbar jumps over the screen when moving it - fixed o Cursor jumping about in AutoCAD - fixed o Visual Studio hangs when moving toolbox panel - fixed o Visual Studio debugger hits breakpoint when running in Coherence - fixed o Black rectangle instead of Start button in Vista - fixed SmartSelect and Shared Applications o Sharing Mac Applications available despite being disabled - fixed o Problems with opening files with UNC path - fixed Parallels Tools o Error 5009 appears during Parallels Tools installation - fixed o MIDIoverLAN CP 3.2 doesn't work with Bridged networking - fixed o Parallels Tools installation on SuSE 9.3 guest fails - fixed o Wealth In Motion failed to register throught the network - fixed o Wrong key codes conversion - fixed o Japanese Input Method (MSIME) doesn't display convert candidates on a pop-up window correctly - fixed o Unicode symbols are incorrectly displayed in console of Linux guests - fixed Disks and folders sharing o Sometimes Windows disks can't be mounted to Mac desktop - fixed o Error message appears when saving files downloaded with OSX browser directly to mounted Windows disk - fixed o Shared folders become hidden on the Mac side - fixed o Some 3rd party applications can not be installed/uninstalled with Shared Profile enabled - fixed o Problem with opening and saving file with spaces in name to shared folder - fixed o File located on the mounted Windows disk can't be opened with Windows applications - fixed Virtual devices o CD tray on Mac Pro closed itself right after ejecting from guest - fixed o Parallels NAT and Host-Only network adapters cannot be configured after wake up Mac from sleep - fixed o CD/DVD drive detection for some Linux distributives is broken - fixed Video and 3D o Video memory size inside VM and in VM settings are not always similar - fixed o Parallels Desktop crashes when trying to start Vista default games - fixed o CatiaV5R16: Error on startup - fixed o 3DMark 2001 benchmark mode causes segmentation fault - fixed o No textures in some games on nVidia graphic cards - fixed o DirectX and OpenGL performance - improved o Lots of application compatibility fixes Parallels Compressor o Windows 2000 hangs after executing compressing stage and restart - fixed Parallels Explorer&Mounter o Can't mount shared virtual machine disk to Mac desktop - fixed
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Can't mount HDD image using Mounter in command line - fixed Incorrect definition of free disk space - fixed Parallels Explorer can't find virtual machines stored in /Users/Shared - fixed Can't drag-n-drop alias files from Finder to mounted virtual disk - fixed Sometimes Explorer shows that virtual disk is empty - fixed Eplorer crashes when drag-n-drop folders to the empty column in Column view fixed o Can't copy files from Finder to mounted virtual disk when VM is running - fixed o Saving files downloaded by Mac-side internet browser to mounted virtual disk fixed Parallels Image Tool o Disk package permissions corruption during split operation - fixed
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Known issues in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5582)

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Stability and resources usage o Problems may occur when suspending a virtual machine with running OpenGL application o Mounted USB device may seriously increase CPU usage Coherence o Small artefacts in Expose' may appear Parallels Tools o Parallels Tools Center sometimes may use 100% CPU after drag-and-drop operation Video and 3D o SolidWorks 2007 operates wrong on Macs with ATI HD2600 graphic card o ArcGIS™ Desktop 9.2: ArcGlobe component operates wrong o Windows Media Player doesn`t work in IE on Vista Parallels Transporter o Vista Boot Camp migration via network may fail (if Vista launched in Parallels Desktop) Parallels Explorer&Mounter o Transmission between different columns with keyboard is not available yet Applications compatibility o TypeIt4Me causes unexpected operations in guest Windows

What's New in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5160)

Coherence 3.0 o Each Windows application window opens as a separate Mac window o Correct Z-order support for all windows o Expose support o Mac-style drop shadow support (foreground window has deeper shadow) o Transparent windows support o Minimize windows to Mac Dock support o Coherence performance improvement o Bringing Windows notifications to front o Silent boot in Coherence mode when clicking on virtual machine alias Virtualization Engine o General virtual machine performance optimization o Significant CPU usage improvement

Memory management improvement: support for more than 4GB of RAM for multiple virtual machines o Maximum memory size available for a virtual machine increased from 1.5GB to 2GB Shared User Profile - Use your Mac Desktop and Documents/Pictures/Music folders as Desktop and My Documents/My Pictures/My Music in Windows
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NOTE: Parallels Desktop doesn’t automatically synchronize your Windows profile folders to Mac folders when you enable Shared Profile. You can access your Windows desktop at “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\” or “C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Desktop\”. To access other Windows profile folders, go to “C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\<User Name>’s Documents\”.
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Map Shared Folders to Windows drives letters - Automatically map and access your Shared Folders using Windows drive letters Multi-user support - Share your virtual machines with other Mac OS X users Recycle Bin integration - Ability to drag and drop files from Windows to Mac OS X trash bin Empty Windows Recycle Bin - Empty Windows recylcle bin directly from the Application menu Show Windows Desktop - Show Windows desktop in Coherence mode directly from the Application menu Configurable Sound - Allows you to use headset within virtual machine with highest sound quality Change Sound Device on the fly - Change input and output sound devices connected to virtual machine on the fly via menu or status bar icon Boot Camp compatible key mapping - Boot Camp key combinations substitute specific Windows keys like Insert, Print Screen and so on Virtual keyboard – send key combinations to virtual machine in one click Keyboard passthrough support when assistive devices are on - Keyboard passthrough mode when assistive devices support is enabled in Universal Access preferences Apple iPhone support - synchronize contacts, scheduler, mail and media between your Windows virtual machine and your iPhone Parallels Transporter - Migrate your Linux PC to a Parallels virtual machine Parallels Mounter - Double-click Parallels virtual disks and mount them to Mac Desktop to access Windows files and folders using Finder (even if the virtual machine is not running) Parallels Explorer o Suspended virtual machines support o Improved drag-and-drop, copying/deleting operations Parallels Image Tool - Manages properties of your virtual disk image o Changes your virtual disk format and properties

Bugfixes and improvements in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5160)

Primary OS support o Latest Leopard versions may become unusable after installing Parallels Desktop fixed o Uninstaller doesn't work on Leopard 9a499 and 9a500n - fixed Stability and resources usage

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Overall CPU and memory resources usage - optimized Kernel Panics on Mac Mini when VT-x is disabled - fixed Some fatal errors during virtual machine startup - fixed Fatal error during browsing some websites - fixed Windows 98 high CPU usage - fixed HDD file corruption after changing the format of the virtual hard disk - fixed Choppy sound in Windows Media Player 11 in Vista – fixed Running 3D applications may freeze iMac with ATI Radeon 2600 graphic card fixed Coherence o "Show/Hide Windows Taskbar" option - improved o Transparent windows display incorrectly - fixed o Issues during windows moving - fixed o Windows moving speed - improved Parallels Tools o Large screen resolutions support - added o Parallels Tools Center CPU usage - optimized o Parallels Tools Center crashes caused by some applications - fixed o Mouse scrolling problem in Adobe Acrobat 8 - fixed o Parallels Tools Center in Windows 95 can't be started due to a missing symbol fixed SmartSelect and Shared Applications o In rare cases Parallels Desktop crashes on Parallels Tools updating if "Share Mac Applications to Windows" option enabled - fixed o Incorrect Shared Web Applications state after build upgrade - fixed o Can't edit SmartSelect options for paused virtual machine - fixed Disks and folders sharing o Shared folders may become unavailable after resume - fixed Video and 3D o Several segmentation faults during playing games - fixed o Crashes of some applications caused by DirectX drivers - fixed o Parallels Desktop window resizing issues - fixed o DirectX and OpenGL performance - improved o Force Suspend for OpenGL – added (you can suspend virtual machine with running OpenGL applications) Parallels Explorer&Mounter o Mounter as a default application for browsing HDD files o Drag-and-drop issues due to some Unicode problems - fixed o Extentional searching procedure for Columns and Tree views - added o Command+Up и Command+Down support - added o Columns view: listing the same column items using the keyboard shortcuts added o Sorting - improved Parallels Image Tool o Increasing capacity of expanding and plain(!) virtual disks - added o Converting virtual disks from expanding to plain and vice versa - added o Converting HDD file format from 2.5 version to 3.0 and vice versa - added
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Known issues in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 5160)

Stability and resources usage o Leopard may be frozen during guest OS installation

Problems may occur when suspending a virtual machine with running OpenGL application Coherence o Windows desktop may show up when transparent windows are used o The Start button in Vista may become blank (just move mouse pointer over it and it will be OK) o Transparent windows may be displayed incorrectly o Small artefacts in Expose may appear o Accidental artefacts may appear after restoring windows from Dock o Problems with VirtueDesktops o Leopard Spaces are not fully supported Parallels Tools o Parallels Tools Center sometimes may use 100% CPU after drag-and-drop operation o In rare cases, Coherence service may not be started Disks and folders sharing o Logging off the Windows guest OS may be a bit slower o Error may occur during Windows disk mounting to the Finder Parallels Explorer&Mounter o Some problems during drag-and-drop operations may occur o Incorrect disk size may be displayed o Transmission between different columns with keyboard is not available yet
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What's New in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 4560)

SmartSelect - Open your files in Mac OS X or Windows with any available Mac OS X or Windows application o Shared Applications and SmartSelect options in Configuration Editor were redesigned: you can now enable/disable all options o Shared Applications and SmartSelect options in the Applications menu were redesigned: you can now access Windows Start menu and the list of recently opened Windows applications, as well as configure SmartSelect without starting a particular Windows application. Image Tool - Add capacity to your virtual disk image

Bugfixes and improvements in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 4560)

SmartSelect and Shared Applications o Some correct file associations in Mac (like .doc association with Microsoft® Office Word for Mac) reset and switch to Parallels Desktop - fixed o Errors when opening certain file types in Mac (like .msg files from Microsift Office Outlook 2007) - fixed o Detection of the file types that don't have associations in Mac - improved o SmartSelect and Shared Applications configuration options added o SmartSelect now correctly recognizes default web browser in Mac Video and 3D o No textures in some games (like Max Payne™) - fixed o Some games crash on nVidia® video cards - fixed

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VM cannot suspend after iTunes® upgrade to 7.3 due to incorrect DirectX® detection - fixed Pixel size calculation - improved: graphics are displayed correctly in Microsoft Access™ Performance of some CAD/CAM applications (including SolidWorks®) improved Multi-threaded CAD/CAM applications now show workspace correctly. The list of applications includes, but not limited to, AutoCAD®, 3D Studio MAX®, CATIA V5, PowerSHAPE, Zemax®, Pro/ENGINEER® and many others Vertical Sync enabled (this will result in benchmarks performance cut-off at 60 FPS, but will provide less resources usage and less artifacts when resizing screen)

Boot Camp o Detection of the operating system installed in Boot Camp - improved o Vista reinstalls ACPI PC on each restart - fixed Snapshots o Delete with children (recursive delete) option added o Possible corruption of the .xml file included in the bundle .hdd during reversion to snapshot - fixed Parallels Explorer o Many segmentation fault cases were fixed o Correct handling of non-NTFS file systems added o Many look and feel improvements Other fixes o Having USB device in configuration significantly (by 30%) increases Parallels Desktop CPU usage for Vista guest OS - fixed o Mouse gets automatically ungrabbed if Vista had been put into sleep mode from inside the virtual machine o Correct tools for eComStation™ 1.2 included o Windows® 98 restart hangs - fixed o Parallels Tools installation changes default printer in Windows - fixed o Compatibility with Microsoft® LiveMeeting - fixed o Mouse issues with Flex/Flash drag-n-drop - fixed o Shared folders: Changing file extension affects the dates in the file info - fixed o Shared folders: Cannot use mkdir a\b\c in the mapped Parallels Shared Folder disk - fixed o Shared folders: Cannot open file with brackets in the filename from a shared folder - fixed o Compatibility with MacFUSE 0.4 - fixed o Animation transitions between view modes (Full Screen, Guest OS Window, Coherence) improved for better look and feel o Parallels Tools for Linux: time synchronization tool added o Virtual machine sometimes crashes when working with hard disks connected to IDE 1:0 and IDE 1:1 channels - fixed o Bugreports are now sent via default Mac mail client o In rare cases Mac OS hangs for some time after sleep if Parallels Desktop is running - fixed o Image Tool added - now it is possible to increase virtual HDD capacity

What's New in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 4128)

Coherence 2.0 - Run your Windows and Mac OS X applications in single integrated environment o Inversed Shared Folders - Mount your Windows file system and access its files and folders directly from Mac OS X o Security levels - Select security level using security slider in virtual machie configuration. Choose desired balance between virtual machine isolation and guest Windows and Mac OS X integration according your needs. o SmartSelect - Open your documents in Mac OS X or Windows using any available Mac OS X or Windows application Auto registration - On first start of any Windows application this application is made default for opening document types which have no default Mac OS X application Windows binary integration - Run Windows binaries directly from Mac OS X Editable documents associations - Right click on running Windows application in Dock and edit list of associated documents types. Associate each document type with running Windows application or with original Mac OS X application Open With Integration - Right-click your document in Mac OS X or Windows and choose any available Mac OS X or Windows application from the Open With list Double-click Integration - Double-click your document in Mac OS X or Windows to open it in the default Mac OS X or Windows application. For example: Double-click a document in Mac Finder to open it in Windows Word or Excel Double-click a picture or PDF in Windows Explorer to open it with Mac Preview Double click any EXE program in Mac Finder to start it in Windows Double-click a DMG file in Windows Explorer to mount it in Mac OS X Shared Default Browser/FTP/Mail - Click a web/ftp link in Windows to open it with Mac OS Safari; click a mailto link in Mac OS X to open it with Windows Outlook Reset Windows Applications - Browse to Applications menu and click "Reset Windows applications" button to remove all applications stubs and clean all file associations with Windows o Flexible Dock Integration - Choose integration level for Windows applications in the Dock from Never, Always and Only in Coherence o Windows Start menu Integration - Click the Parallels icon in the Dock to show the Windows Start menu Accelerated 3D graphics - Enjoy 3D applications and 3D games running at almost native speed o OpenGL support - Run OpenGL applications and OpenGL games at native speed in the Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista guest operating systems o Limited DirectX 8.1 support - Run DirectX applications and DirectX games at native speed in the Windows XP/2003/Vista guest operating systems. Snapshots - Save the running virtual machine state and revert back to it at any time o Multiple Snapshots - Create multiple snapshots

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Visual Snapshots Manager - Manage and navigate your snapshots tree using comprehensive visual tool Undo disks - Make you virtual machine read-only and clear all changes at the end of session Splitted disks - Split virtual disks into 2G chunks (it allows to store virtual disk on FAT32 filesystem) Shared printers - Print directly from Windows to any Mac OS X installed printer Vista Boot Camp support - Run Windows Vista installed on Boot Camp partition within virtual machine Windows 2008 (beta) experimental support - Run Windows 2008 Server beta within virtual machine Improved Hypervisor - Enjoy better security, stability and isolation between virtual machines and Mac OS X Improved Memory Manager - Allocate only required virtual memory on hard disk and save up to 1,5G disk space per virtual machine Parallels Tools for guest Linux - Enjoy better integration between guest Linux and Mac OS X o Mouse Synchronization - Seemlessly move mouse pointer between Linux and Mac OS X o Change Screen Resolution - Resize guest Linux resolution according to virtual machine window size New Toolbar Icons - Switch between three pre-defined toolbar icon sets or add your own icon set to Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/Resources/Iconsets/ Improved Parallels Transporter - Use firewire cable for easy migration o Vista Support - Migrate your Vista PC or third-party Vista VM into Parallels virtual machine o Entire VM Migration - Migrate entire VMware or Microsoft virtual machine into Parallels virtual machine o Firewire Support - Migrate PC into Parallels virtual machine via firewire cable Parallels Explorer - Browse your virtual machines images directly from Mac OS X when Parallels Desktop is not running, copy, move and delete files and folders on virtual disks Parallels Virtual Appliances - Download pre-built virtual machines from Parallels Virtual Appliances Library Other changes o Paused virtual machine could be continued by mouse click on its window o Resource allocation policy between virtual machine and Mac OS X can be chosen in new virtual machine assitant o Legacy Image Tool removed from installation package
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Bugfixes in Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac (Build 4128)
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High CPU usage when some USB devices are connected to the VM High CPU usage by sound input device enabled in VM High CPU usage by Paused VM GDI resources leak in ParallelsToolsCenter.exe BSOD 07B after repairing Windows in Boot Camp Slow Boot Camp partition unmounting Slow real CD/DVD unmounting Ubuntu 7.04 guest OS installation fixes Two minutes delay when mounting CD-ROM in Ubuntu 7.04 guest OS Windows XP SP0 and Windows XP SP1 guest OS stability fixes

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Coherence on 23" and 30" monitors problem fixed - now up to 64 MB of video RAM is avaliable Parallels Tools uninstallation fixed for Windows NT, Windows 98 and Windows 95 Windows 95 and Windows 98 guest OSes causing 100% CPU load problem fixed Linspire/Freespire 5.1 guest OS installation fixes USB devices autoconnect behavior changed - now it shouldn't connect HID devices (mice, keyboards...) Windows XP in Boot Camp constantly reinstalling Windows update issue fixed

Compatible 3D Applications and Games
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Amabilis 3D Canvas 7 (NEW!) Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 (NEW!) Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2008 Autodesk® Revit Architecture 2008 AeroFly Pro Deluxe ArcGIS™ Desktop 9.2 Avid SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.02 CATIA V5R16 Delcam PowerSHAPE 7.2.40 Inivis AC3D 6.2.05 (NEW!) Martin ShowDesigner 4.8.0 (NEW!) Maxon CINEMA 4D® R10 (Enable "Graphic Tablet" option for better experience) Maxwell Render 1.5 (NEW!) OrthoCAD 2.9.0.8 (NEW!) Pixologic Zbrush 3.0 (NEW!) Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Punch! Professional Home Design Platinum™ v.10.5 PyroSim 2006.1 (NEW!) RhinoCeros® 4 SketchUp Pro 6 SolidWorks® 2007

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Age of Empires 3 (NEW!) Alien Arena 2007 Baldur's Gate 2 Bus Driver Caesar 3 Civilization 3 (NEW!) CounterStrike 1.6 Diablo 2 (NEW!) Doom 3 Duke Nukem Manhattan Project Fallout 2 FarCry GORE - Ultimate Soldier GTA 3 Liberty City(NEW!) GTA Vice City (NEW!) Half Life Hitman Codename 47

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Hitman Silent Assasin Hitman Contracts Homeworld 2 KingPin Max Payne (NEW!) Need For Speed Porche Unleashed (NEW!) Neverball Neverwinter Nights Prey Revolt Quake 1 GL Quake 2 Quake 3 (NEW!) Return to Castle Wolfenstein Second Life Scorched 3D Serious Sam The First Encounter Serious Sam The Second Encounter SiN Soldier of Fortune 2 The Sims Tribes Warcraft 3 Wolfenstein - Enemy Territories Worms 3D