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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
    I want to play some games that are windows only, but dont really want to install windows on my mac (I want to save HD space and such).

    I stumbled upon this app called Wine.

    Can anyone tell me about it?

    OK kinda looks like Linux only lol But anyone hear of it anyway?

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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
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    Never got it to play any of the windows games I wanted under Linux.

    You could try Codeweavers Crossover Mac.

    Check their compatibilty list. You can also try it for free to make sure it will work with the windows games you are wanting. Had it on my Mac for awhile and it worked for the only two games I tried.
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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
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    Thats a pretty cool app. It was exactly what I was looking for. I ran it and it installed my program but refused to run it. Seems like the best way is to go legit and run windows itself, which I will not be doing. Thanks a ton though for finding that app!

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    I have had the same sort of feeling as you XMARLTONX. I want to go back to playing Counter-Strike sometimes when I have absolutely nothing to do, but I don't want to sacrifice HD space (I even have less than you do!). I really need an external HD that way I can install Windows and not have to worry about stuff.

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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
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    Yeah, I actually have a 60 gb external plus my 80gb=140 so we have the same thing. I just dont want there to be any form of windows on my mac lol. Can I put it on an external?

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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
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    Quote Originally Posted by XMARLTONX View Post
    Yeah, I actually have a 60 gb external plus my 80gb=140 so we have the same thing. I just dont want there to be any form of windows on my mac lol. Can I put it on an external?
    Neither Boot Camp nor Parallels let you install it to an external.

    Felt, the same as ya'll. Didn't want to sully my MBP by putting windows on it and I actually like XP. Bought my external a couple of weeks ago and so picked up an OEM copy of XP Pro while I was at it. It sat unopened for a week and a half while I debated with myself about whether to install it or not. Finally decided I enjoy sitting in the recliner in the LR with my MBP more than I enjoy the 26" screen my XP machine is attached to and having to go to the opposite side of the house to use it.

    If you're wanting to install it for only that occasional game, 10GB would probably suffice, barely. Used 20GB for my install. XP, the 80+ updates, AVG, Spybot, Foxit Reader for pdf's, Opera (my personal favorite browser), DVD Shrink, DVD Decrypter, RipIt4Me - all took less than 5GB.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    If your really wanting to run pc games on your mac about your only real choice is to run bootcamp. All the other emulators and virtural programs usually do not support pc 3D games. I understand that version 3 of Parallels might do it, but it isn't out yet so can't say for sure, but both Bootcamp and Parallels require an actual copy of Winders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Neither Boot Camp nor Parallels let you install it to an external.
    That's not entirely true. You CAN place your Parallels images on an external hard drive. Granted, the program itself has to reside on your main drive, but the larger files don't have to.

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    Thinking Of Running Windows....Kinda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    That's not entirely true. You CAN place your Parallels images on an external hard drive. Granted, the program itself has to reside on your main drive, but the larger files don't have to.
    So, the Parallels installation has to be on your internal (or your boot disk), but it will let you install XP onto an external (or separate) drive?
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