Is there a way to open .exe files without bootcamping?

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  1. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to run a couple of little games on my comp that i can only find in .exe and was wondering if there was an app that would let me run them in OS X
     
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    Crossover works well for some, not all programs.
    Parallels in Coherence mode works with all programs and integrates with OS X. Just be careful of malware.
     
  5. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

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    let me re phrase.... is there a way to do it for free?
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sorry, not likely

    VirtualBox is free, but still requires a legitimate copy of Windows

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

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    dang. oh well. its not anything important or i would bootcamp. just a few cool little flash games that i cant find a mac version of
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yes you can do it for free. Try Darwine. Your app is not guarunteed to work, though. Simple things I've had success with like running Foobar and Blackbird.
     

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