crazy machines the wacky contraptions

Discussion in 'Games' started by toyboy001, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. toyboy001 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey guys just wondering has anyone played or got this game??
    was looking at buying it but dont know if any good
    Alwyas looking for a good challenge.
    kind regards

    Just one more question maybe a silly one but
    is the a programme or a way to convert exe files to mac instead of basically installing windows?
    thanks
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Um.... no.

    An exe file is a Windows executable. AKA "a program". There is no way to convert an exe file into a Mac program.

    There are three ways to run an .exe file on a Mac:

    1. Run virtualization software. This creates a 'virtual machine' inside the Mac OS that pretends it is a PC. You then install a copy of Windows in this virtual machine. The one making the biggest news currently is called 'Parallels', and runs on Intel Macs. This requires purchase of both Parallels and Windows. If you have a PowerPC Mac, you can run Microsoft's 'Virtual PC', which comes with a copy of Windows, in most cases. If you have a PowerPC Mac, this is your only method.

    2. Boot Camp: Using Apple's beta 'Boot Camp' software, you install a full copy of Windows XP onto your Mac, essentially turning your Mac into a PC. You have to buy a full copy of Windows, and install it on your Mac. This only works on Intel Macs.

    3. Crossover Mac: There is also a piece of software that instead of emulating the entire hardware setup of a PC, emulates just the software interface that is Windows. This has the benefit that because it is emulating WINDOWS, you don't have to buy a copy of Windows. It also suffers from incompatibilities. (Microsoft is famous for not documenting Windows' core very well, making it VERY hard for third-party companies to reverse engineer it.) So not all software runs on it, but if your software DOES run on it, it's the cheapest solution.
     

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