Bin installers???? on mac 10.4.7

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by farqueue, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    hello ppl, i downloaded a warcraft 3 demo for mac with the filename warcraft_III_installer.bin

    when i double click on it it says unknown file type....

    help plz
    link here http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=1800

    PS: i use an intel macbooki
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    It's an older Stuffit file. You need Stuffit expander. Also, its for PowerPC Macs, but should run OK under Rosetta on your Intel Mac.
     
  3. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    what is rosetta?
    I cant even open the file in my intel mac?
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Rosetta is software that allows your Intel Mac to run PowerPC applications (such as Warcraft). You do not see or interact with Rosetta, it simply translates PowerPC code into Intel code and back again in real time. There is usually some sort of performance hit doing this, however Warcraft is so old, it should be relatively fine. Yes, you can open your .bin file using Stuffit Expander.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Usually your Web browser will decompress the .bin file for you (which are you using?) but yeah, StuffIt Expander should do it.
     

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