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Old 11-15-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default .exe files on mac

Hey there. Just a quick question.Does anybody know if it is possible to open .exe files on a mac in anyway?

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: .exe files on mac

well I've used a mac once so I'm far from being an expert. But I'm guessing that the answer is no. Why would u need an .exe anyway, if the program is compatible with mac then there should be an installer for mac.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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if you are using a new mac with an intel chip you could just use bootcamp and install windows then execute it that way otherwise i wouldnt know
i have read on another forum about using a virtual pc the address of this forum post is below

http://forums.macosxhints.com/showth...threadid=51343
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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Basically im trying to get cubase, but have only found one .dmg file all the rest have been .exe (the .dmg file didnt work:"the following disk images failed to mount") i would instal windows but i dont really want to install windows just for one program and i feel it kind of deafets the purpose of why i bought a mac.

any other ideas, maybe some kind of converter program?...lol im really just having a stab in the dark here
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Default Re: .exe files on mac

u could try a program called vmware. Don't know if it's available for macs and don't know exactly how it works, but it creates a virtual OS and u can use both of the OSs at the same time.
also, at least with linux u have programs like wine which let u use windows based programs on linux. Don't know if there is anything similar with macs, but u could try and find one if u have the time to spend.
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yeah there is microsofts virtual pc but it costs a lot of money plus you need a version of windows but there are freeware programes for mac which act as virtual pc's
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here is a program that will run .exe's on an intel mac.

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Darwine
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here is a program that will run .exe's on an intel mac...

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Darwine
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