How Would I Convert .exe To .dmg

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  1. PheonixVX, Jan 18, 2017
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    PheonixVX macrumors newbie

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    Well I Think I Know How To But I Need to Convert ALL The Files To A Disk Image (.dmg) And Then Package It Into A .app (Mac OS X Executable) Folder But How Would I convert Certain Files Like .bsa To A Disk Image. I already know How To Package It into A .app File but How Would I convert
     
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    you can't. best you can do is maybe a wine environment
     
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    I second looking at Wine as basically your only option.
     
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    You can't convert an executable file to a dmg. An exe is a Windows application, so it won't install on OS X or run natively. Similarly you can't convert a dmg to an exe, as a Mac application won't run on Windows natively. Which application is it? There may well be a Mac equivalent version.

    As suggested above, the only option you have if you don't have a Mac version of the app is to run it virtually. This can either be achieved by installing the application into a Windows virtual machine, or installing through Wine. For installing through Wine, Crossover makes the process a little easier, as Wineskin/cider wrapping can be a bit daunting if you don't have prior experience. Crossover can be downloaded here: https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-mac/
     
  6. HenryAZ, Jan 19, 2017
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    In some cases you can convert an .exe file to an app bundle, which runs natively under OS X. You do this with WineBottler. I have done this with one application, a stand-alone Windows .exe that is used to configure my router with a GUI. The .exe is 1.5MB, and the resulting .app bundle is ~500MB, as it contains everything needed to run under OS X. Beats the heck out of firing up a VM just to work with the router.
     
  7. PheonixVX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well Do You Know How To Convert .bsa To A Disk Image
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    .bsa?
    Isn't that a game file? Skyrim, etc?
    You could just copy that to a convenient storage drive.
    Why would you need a game data file in a disk image, when you can use it as it is, as a simple file that you could copy anywhere?
    I suppose it would still need Windows for whatever game you have, so it's really the same answer as your other question: wine, Crossover, etc.
     
  9. PheonixVX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh That Explains Why I Couldnt find The Save Files For Skyrim Thank You DeltaMac But I Extracted The .exe File of Skyrim With UniExtract And Now i'm Creating A .app Folder For Skyrim
     

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