.Exe files..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 1Zovirax, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. 1Zovirax macrumors newbie

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    How do I can I use an .exe file on a mac?
    Is there really no programm that can be used to change .exe files for use on a mac?
    Please help me to find such a program.
    Someone said stuffit expander to me but I don't see how it can change an .exe file to a .dmg for example..
    I don't even know if that's possible, but maybe there's a backdoor?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    You can't do that. The code isn't compiled for use on OS X.
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    The only way to 'use it on a Mac' is to install Windows on said Mac.
     
  4. QueenZ macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you can't change .exe to .dmg because it's compiled for windows and btw .dmg is not a binary file ;)

    But you can use windows on your mac and you can also use wine to emulate windows .exe ;)
     
  5. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    if you already knew the answer, why the hell ask the question?
     
  6. QueenZ macrumors 6502

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    What are you talking about? He didn't say he already knew the answer.. did he?
     
  7. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    StuffIt will extract exe self extracting zip archives. What sort of exe files are we dealing with here? If you're trying to run a program, you'll want to find a mac version if you can. If you need help, you will have to be more specific about your problem...
     
  8. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    QueenZ... What does WINE stand for? Wine Is Not an Emulator.

    WINE is a translator. Huge difference.
     

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