UIF to ISO converter?

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  1. XFactorer macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    Basically, I have a UIF file and I need to convert it to ISO... what are my options?

    Anything free?
  2. augustgarage macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2007
    WINE to the rescue...

    There are no mac programs that can handle the UIF format as far as I know.

    The only FREE way I have figured out how to do it is:

    1. Install X11
    2. Install Darwine
    3. Download MagicISO
    4. Open Winehelper (it's in the Darwine folder)
    5. Using Winehelper, open the MagicISO installer
    6. Install MagicISO
    7. Using Winehelper, open MagicISO
    8. Under "Tools" Select "Decompress UIF files" Select the UIF file you want to convert and hit "Decompress." It will output as an ISO. You can then use Disk Utility to open or burn the ISO.
  3. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    Unbelievable! :) I just figured this out, and now that I'm doing a search for one of the dozen threads asking how to do this, I find the one post where someone answers with the exact same procedure I just figured out. Ah, well. BUMP. It was a nice technique.

    The one thing that I was getting mixed up about with WinHelper, was that I needed to use the "Configure Wine..." to map drives to any Windows programs I intended to run. It's probably explained in those links, but once I mapped my "Downloads" folder, I could download any PC program I wanted, and run it without the error: "[Program Name] has exited with an error, have a look at the Log window..." or "Unspecified error" if you were silly enough to hide the log output and then generated the error.

    Good stuff. Highly cool running Windows software in a pinch without Windows.

    ~ CB
  4. WiredOuka macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2008
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Hallo... New here, and new with Macs... may I ask... once I install the MagicISO, where should I install it? it keeps detecting C:\ as a default option... So, the first time I did it, It said it was already installed but....:(

  5. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2006
    Wine has ~/.wine/drive_c to act as a 'virtual' c drive.

    In finder, hit shift + apple + g, and type in "~/.wine" then you can navigate to the directory that contains the MagicIso install.
  6. Finnatik macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    When I tried to install X11, it said it wasn't possible as a newer version already existed, but I have no recollection of installing X11 before. I searched for the application as well it doesn't seem like it had been installed before???

    Any ideas?
  7. SeanJE macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2008
    File is .CUI??

    The files were outputted as .cui rather than isos, what should I do?
  8. WiredOuka macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2008
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Thanks for the answer... I found it!

    With the X11 thing, I had the same trouble, and the answer was using the installation cd that came with my computer. Just install it from there.... Don't know exactly why, but it worked... good luck!
  9. lenitta macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    Wine problem

    i try to install MagicIso, but keep getting this message when i try to open it with darwine:

    Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
    Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.

    Any ideas?
  10. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2006
    Install X11 :)
  11. lenitta macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    x11 is installed...any one that actually has something clever to say?
  12. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    My goodness, what a complicated solution has been posted above. Try this:


    If you need to work with a UIF file over 2GB, compile it as a 64 bit binary.
  13. soulholder macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    REcap i'm afraid

    Hey people, Look I know this problem was months n months ago but I'm having issues with this .Uif file shizzle now.

    I have the Uif2iso program, the NEW one; uif2iso4mac which is supposed bypass all that terminal malarky, n i've been thru tha long http://vafer.org/blog/20080124001224 link which is old n irrelevant now since uif2iso4mac...

    My last hope is finding out how to "compile it as a 64 bit binary." like 'antibact1' said, becos my file is just over a Gig, but i don't quite know wot that means.

    Can some1 help please a bruva out?
  14. dvalle07 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2008
    I found one

    Actually I found this website that will convert and uiF to Iso for mac

  15. illegallydead macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2007
    You should be fine with anything under 2GB.

    Not meaning to hate, but for the love of god please type like an intelligent human being instead of like some 14 year old wannabe gangster-geek hybrid.

    Thanks, and have a nice day :D
  16. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
  17. JasonWright macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    Try UIF2ISO4Mac by Torsten Curdt.

    Version Version 1.1.2 (28.11.2008) works GREAT!


    Summary from site:
    "You've got a UIF file from a friend and have no clue how to use it on your Mac? No need to go and boot up your old Windows PC (if you still have one). Just drop the file into UIF2ISO for Mac and it will convert it into a standard ISO format. The ISO you can just use with OS X. Open it. Burn it."

    It does exactly what it promises! :)

  18. DonnyT08 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008

    Ok so i Downloaded this, and i try to convert my uif file, but all it does is make a .cue file and a .bin file everytime... its really frustrating.. can u help me out?

  19. emmceee macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    A lil help please

    OK i converted my uif files to iso now what do i do? when i opened it there was nothing there..it was basically ablank folder...im lost
  20. ronni115 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    same here ... the converted iso is blank (no files or folders) ... does anyone know how to fix this?

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