PC Emulator For Macs

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ncboston, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. ncboston macrumors newbie

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    Hello - Looking for recommendations on Emulators that I can use on My Mac.

    I have a iMac running OSX El Capitan.

    I have alot of work spreadsheets (from my PC) with vba macros that I would like to run on my home mac. Recently got excel 2016 for mac but was sadly disappointed when there was little to no VBA capabilities on it.

    An recommendations for an emulator that would allow me to run macro enabled excel files would be grately appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Wine is a popular and currently decent choice to run PC program without installing virtual machine. But compatibility might be an issue. You can try it out.
     
  3. ncboston thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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  6. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Also, before anyone calls me out on it, technically none of the programs I mentioned are "emulators". Windows will run natively on a Mac. You can run it is a separate Boot Camp partition, but that requires rebooting to access Windows and you cannot run Windows and OS X simultaneously. The programs above allow you to run Windows while booted from the Mac OS and switch back and forth and even cut and pasted between Windows and Mac applications.
     
  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can also use Wineskin or PlayOnMac as alternatives to CrossOver (i.e. Wine), but you might have to tweak with the configuration a bit. PlayOnMac has configurations for Microsoft Office too.
     

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