Using Wine To Package Windows Applications for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fuzeman, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. fuzeman macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    What i want to do is really Compile a EXE file So Wine Can Emulate it but its in a .app File so its easier to use etc Any Idea maybe something like Cider But Using Darwine/Wine
  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    CrossOver for the Mac made by CodeWeavers is worth looking at.
  3. fuzeman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Im talking about packaging it so you dont need to have like Wine or crossover installed to Run it you just double click the the program runs
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    First off Wine is not an emulator (that is what the name stands for as well).

    What you are talking about is rewriting the application so you can compile it as a Mac application. Not going to happen.

    The next best option is to run the application is Wine and after that run it in something like VMWare.
  5. fuzeman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Well Actually Dont Any of you know about Cider!!! No Program Rewriting you just put the exe inside by Right Clicking and clicking Show package contents Then you go through the folders and place the Program in there and you close the finder window and Run the .app File and the Program Runs!!!

    1. You dont need to REWRITE the application
    2.What are you going on about:
    3. I can run the program in Wine!

    And there are things called Devloper stuff on Darwine's Website (WINE) But they are hard to use and that does exactly like what i want to do and i want to know if anyone has got them going so they can chuck me the compiled Application of the Darwine Devloper package

    Finally i got that out!!!
  6. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    So you already knew the answer but decided to see if anyone else did but since they didn't you spouted a load of bollocks.

    Cider is expensive and not the best solution for cross development. And wine is well exactly the same bloody thing as Cider. Cider is wine at its core.
  7. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia
    Cedega is a port of Wine that originated back in the days that Wine was under the MIT license.

    Now the only way I can see you doing this is to use Platypus. Write a script to open the EXE file that is contained within the application bundle.

    Try something like this.

    And in the platypus window do this (I've used Darwine's resources here because it's just simpler this way).
  8. fuzeman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Hi thanks for that but what Darwine are you using cause mine doesnt have the etc directory and it also doesnt have bin/mwine ? can you show me a download link to it :)

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