Need Help Downloading

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rhodest, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. rhodest macrumors regular

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    Im new to mac and like it so far, but am having trouble downloading things. Whenever I download a game or something, it saves it as either .dmg.bin or .bin or .exe or .sitx and I can't open any of them. When I open them up it tells me to choose an application to open it, but all of them are in text. Is there a certain application that I need to download to open these files?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry but Macs are hopeless when it comes to games. Make sure you get the Mac version of a game (assuming it's legal and there is actually a Mac version) before downloading. :)
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    No those files .dmg.bin, .bin or .sitx are compressed files. You need to you a program like StuffIt to extract them. .exe is a Windows extension which is probably not compatible with Mac.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Most of the compressed files will automatically download though. But yeah, Stuffit is a good idea. :)
     
  5. rhodest thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that macs come with stuffit installed.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  8. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Probably to save money. (Apple has to pay a license fee to include StuffIt with OSX)
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's a free download. Just click on my link above. :)
     

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