Need Help Downloading

rhodest

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Original poster
May 12, 2005
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Im new to mac and like it so far, but am having trouble downloading things. Whenever I download a game or something, it saves it as either .dmg.bin or .bin or .exe or .sitx and I can't open any of them. When I open them up it tells me to choose an application to open it, but all of them are in text. Is there a certain application that I need to download to open these files?
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Sorry but Macs are hopeless when it comes to games. Make sure you get the Mac version of a game (assuming it's legal and there is actually a Mac version) before downloading. :)
 

skubish

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Feb 2, 2005
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
rhodest said:
Im new to mac and like it so far, but am having trouble downloading things. Whenever I download a game or something, it saves it as either .dmg.bin or .bin or .exe or .sitx and I can't open any of them. When I open them up it tells me to choose an application to open it, but all of them are in text. Is there a certain application that I need to download to open these files?
No those files .dmg.bin, .bin or .sitx are compressed files. You need to you a program like StuffIt to extract them. .exe is a Windows extension which is probably not compatible with Mac.
 

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