Resolved What version of Wine to use/where to download

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  1. GuitarG20, Jun 19, 2011
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    GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    Can someone help me out with this?

    I cannot find the right version of Wine to run on my early 2011 MBP 17".

    I tried one version of Darwine and it didn't work...

    Any help on this issue is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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  4. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    The Darwine project died a while ago

    if you want wine binaries for mac go here http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/wine/
    but the only way to keep up to date with the latest builds is to compile them yourself.
     
  5. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, wine is not as useful as I thought it would be either. I installed it and try to get a few programs up and running. None of them really worked. Probably the best running was winamp, and that was very poorly running at best.
     
  6. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of the devs working on wine concentrate on gaming. Most of the stuff distributed by steam works pretty well. I played Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 through wine, and it ran great. i also played through assassin's creed that way.

    Wine is a tricky business, and it takes some involvement to use it because you have to tweak things to get some programs to work.

    Windows is nasty and complex, and in order to not have to pay licensing fees to Microsoft all dlls in Wine are reverse engineered. Which isn't easy.
     

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