Way to run 1 Windows app on OS X? (without VMware or Boot Camp)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I need to run 1 Windows app on my system and there's no Mac alternative.

    However, installing a Virtual Machine or Boot Camp partition seems overkill for just one single app. Are there any other ways to run the app on my system?
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You can use WINE. Don't expect it work though.

    Personally I use this build. Just open your exe and chose to open without wrapping it w/ wineskin.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Try Virtual box, its a competitor to vmware/parallels. The advantage over those two are that its free. You just need to supply windows (as you would with vmware/parallels)

    Wine may work but the compatibility list is woefully short. Your only viable option is to run a version of windows either in virtualization or bootcamp
     
  4. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Which app? I'm sure you're mistaken that there isn't an Mac alternative.
     
  5. benjaminaho macrumors member

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    Darn I was going to say WINE! I researched WINE thinking it was only for Linux, but it turns out its for Mac OS X as well. As far as I know you could X11, but I know almost noting about it.
     
  6. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    This is what I use too. It has worked on most applications I have tried it with. But these are mostly just simple apps that don't require installers or anything, not sure how it would handle a game or something similar.
     

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