I think this is the right place for this: Help installing Wine 1.6.2?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rojnova, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Rojnova macrumors newbie

    Rojnova

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    So, there are a couple PC programs I'm interested in running on my mac but I'm not willing to go the full route of actually having the windows OS on my computer (bootcamp/parallels/vmware/etc.), so I decided to try Wine. I downloaded it from the official site, and I'm attempting to follow the instructions found here: https://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/installing-wine-source. (I looked at the packages, but there didn't appear to be one for OS X).

    I ran the first suggested command, $ ./configure, and when it was done, I got this error: configure: error: FreeType 32-bit development files not found. Fonts will not be built.

    How do I fix this error, as it currently doesn't seem to run the second command, $ make depend?
     
  2. macenied macrumors 6502a

    macenied

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    While I can perfectly understand your approach I would not recommend using Wine. If you are looking for a free and good method to emulate Windows and Windows Apps on OSX, I'd go with Oracle VirtualBox.
     
  3. Rojnova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rojnova

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    Well, Virtualbox isn't quite what I'm looking for. I want to run the apps, without requiring a virtual machine or emulating windows itself. While digging around for other alternatives, though, I found Wineskin, which appears to be based off of Wine, and it was perfect for what I need. So thanks anyway!
     

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