Possible to run exe file on MBPR without bootcamp ?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Veuxtres, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Veuxtres macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2014
    is there a possibility to do that ? i just need to install 1-2 mmorpg game on my mac,

    buy a external cd rom, windows cd, bootcamp seems overkill for it.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    .exe files cannot execute in native OS X. If you're not booting into Windows via Boot Camp, you can use a virtual machine, such as Parallels. You'll still need to install Windows in your virtual machine.
  3. jms969 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    You can check out Crossover from Codeweavers to see if your application will run...


  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You have two options,
    Wine, which you don't need Windows, but is very limited in what apps actually work. Codewevers as mentioned above is this process.

    the other option is virtualization, either Parallels, or VMware, in this case you're running windows inside OS X, so you'll need your own copy of windows.

    I prefer Vmware, but that's just me.
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Second VMware.

    However, I was using an old version of it that no longer works with Yosemite. So, I switched over to VirtualBox. Works for my needs, free, not as polished as VMware, but free and works.
  6. vexorg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    Parallel or fusion work well on the mac. You can do all kinds of freaky integration where the window apps integrate with the desktop and dock, I prefer to keep it all in it's own separate window.

    You can back up the image files for the vm too as they sit in a mac folder.

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