.zip ... iso

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by TantalizedMind, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to download a game online. Will the .zip work? I think .iso is for Windows, right?

    Let me know guys. Thanks!
     
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    jakeguy99

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    .iso will work just as well too. Just make sure you are downloading free games, not games you should be paying for.
     
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    wywern209

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    do you rly want to know?
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    iso is different from .zip. .zip compresses files into a compressed folder format. iso is an image of something like software generally,( like windows, games etc) either one will do, to run an .iso, you have to burn to dvd or CD and run from there. .zip just has to be "unzipped" and decompressed to access file contents.
     
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    voyagerd

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    ISOs don't have to be burned, they can be mounted just like a dmg.
     
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    eXan

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    zip is an archive, iso is a disk image. Both are just a packaging for the game though, so we can't tell you if your game is going to work. It needs to be either Universal or PPC-only. If its exe - its a windows game.
     

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