windows emulator

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  1. Zuplar macrumors regular

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    is there a free windows emulator i can download to run windows programs? i'm not needing it to run anything super fancy just maybe some games and other programs. any info or help would be great. thanks.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    If you are running Leopard, why not just install Windows via BootCamp .. :)
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    No emulators are good at games, and the only free emulator is here :)
     
  4. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    well the game is plasma pong, and it doesn't take much at all to run it so that's why i was wondering.
     
  5. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    parallels and vmware are the most popular apps for this although technically they dont need to emulate as they require an intel processor (same as windows).. so they are super fast.

    Also, they aint free.. but they both off a free trial version..
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that is definiltly out for mac too. i know as i have it on my macbook lol
     
  7. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, i think you just made my day. :)
     
  8. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Crossover lets you run many .exe without the need for Windows.

    Some thing are not compatible, but you do get a free 60 day trial.

    Video
     
  9. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    this is more what i am looking for, but something free.
     
  10. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    The words windows...and free... don't work well together. Unless you put on an eye patch and talk about it elsewhere.
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Darwine sounds like what you are looking for.
     
  12. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Likely you are looking for this which is what CodeWeavers is built off of. Codeweavers is more polished though.

    Download linky since its not really obvious how to get there.
     
  13. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Except for this one and that one:rolleyes:
     
  14. cehudson macrumors newbie

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    windows emulators free?

    I just need to open a few .exe files.... OS X .4.11 ... IS there free download for an emulator?
     
  15. cehudson macrumors newbie

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    uncertain about which download

    Thanks Misterme..... sorry, I just don't know how to proceed from the Virtualbox selections.
    OS X .4.11 1.67GHz PowerPC 2GB DDR SDRAM

    Help is GREATLY appreciated!
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can't use it, VB doesn't run on PPC.

    You need to find a copy of VirtualPC 7, and not the one for Windows 7 on MS' site.
     
  17. cehudson macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Will do...Many thanks r.j.s.

    Charlie
     
  18. willandjess12 macrumors newbie

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    I am new to mac. Will using a windows simulator, will it make mac users susceptible to viruses, trojans, etc?
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you use something like Fusion or Parallels to install Windows, then yes, the Windows installation is susceptible to viruses and such. Your Mac files are safe, though.
     

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