Run old pc games on a mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apple mac user, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. apple mac user macrumors newbie

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    I have a new (2013) macbook pro and i think i am only able to use windows 7/8 in boot camp. Is there a way to run older windows games that require 95/98/2000 using a mac? I am sure there is a better way than buying a 10-year old computer from ebay!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Use a virtual machine. I think it's VirtualBox that has the best vintage Windows support. It's either that or VMWare Fusion. I know Parallels doesn't support vintage Windows very well.
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    hopefully someone knows the answer but I am pretty sure there is a way to run older programs on windows 7 or 8, I believe its called compatibility mode
     
  4. fenjen macrumors 6502

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  5. christarp macrumors 6502

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    also gonna go with wineskin, I use it to run diablo 2 on mavericks.
     
  6. apple mac user thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies, they all look worth checking out but i am going to go with wineskin first as i only have one program at the moment that i am looing to run and it looks the most simple/lightweight. Do i need a copy of windows to run it or can i just download a pc game and run it through the wineskin program?

    Thanks again.
     
  7. Swampus, Feb 9, 2014
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    Swampus macrumors 6502

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    No need for Windows. Wine translates the APIs.

    Wow. 20 years. The Wine project started in 1994.

    Correction: Initial release was July 4th, 1993. For anyone interested, Wikipedia has a nice history...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)
     

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