Crossover- how to 'install' simple exe executables?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by madmaxmedia, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have some small Windows apps that don't have installers, and just consist of a single executable. If I double-click them, it will start up the Crossover installer. The PC executable will then run and I can use it, and I can cancel the Crossover installer fine.

    But is there a way of 'installing' these executables in a particular bottle, etc.? So I can run Crossover, and then run the app from 'Programs' menu within Crossover?


    PS- A second question- does Crossover support the optical drive? I downloaded an open source app called 'DVDisaster' that creates par/recovery files for scratched disks. The app installs and runs, but does not detect when I insert a disk.
  2. Wondersnite macrumors newbie


    Jan 14, 2010
    I want to know how to do this too.

    What Crossover does is use and .exe installer and then install the actual program. What I want is to know how to just launch the and .exe, because in some case the .exe is the program itself and not the installer!
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    Google winebottler. Does exactly what you want for simple exes.


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