Porting PC Demo to mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Chilaha, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Chilaha macrumors member

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    I want to play Axys Adventures: Truth Seeker demo on my mac. But, sadly it is only for PC. What program can I use to convert it to mac? Or, can demos not be moved to mac? If you can give me advice or maybe even port it for me and give me a link that'd be great.
    Link to the game page with demo link on it:http://www.therebelplanet.com/axys-adventures-truthseeker/232.html.
    Thanks,
    Chilaha
     
  2. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    If you really want to do this a lot, you might want to learn how to use Wineskin.

    You're going to have to make sure your using the older 2.5.4 wrapper version though to be 10.5 compatible...
     
  3. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    I plan on this being my only other game I want to port. But, is it hard to learn? And, where can I download the older version?
     
  4. Gata macrumors regular

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    Wine's your best alternative short of using Bootcamp to run windows on your computer (virtualization is an option but the performance is meh at best).

    You can't manually port a demo to the Mac with the exe files; if it was that easy, why can't you generally run windows programs on a Mac? They use fundamentally different architectures, meaning that to move a program from one platform to the other would necessitate being built from the ground up.

    In short, you can't, unless:

    A- you use Wine or Bootcamp.

    B- The developers release a mac version

    You can't convert windows programs to run on Mac OSX.
     
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I think they were referring to Wineskin, which the finished version is a Mac app, so you don't have to know there is a Windows program inside. I did one for a very simple game in another post because I thought it would work easy looking at it, and it did work easy. The other one in this post may or may not be easy to do... I have no real info on it.
     

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