New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

Windows .exe applications on mac.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Data

 
Data's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 05, 2006
Location: Winterpeg
Posts: 11
Data is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 24" iMac; Core 2 Duo 2.13ghz; nVidia Geforce 7600 GT 256MB; 2GB RAM; 250GB Harddrive

Data is offline
Hi,

I want to run a windows application called darkbasic(see www.darkbasi.com) on my intel based mac. Only problem I have is that I have no idea which way I should go about doing this, and obviously I wnat to save as much money as possible as this is pretty much the only windows program I want to run so I don't really want to spend over $100 on running it. However, just a note, I do have a windows xp service pack 1 reinstall cd from my dell computer, if I was to use bootcmap, would this work? or do I need to buy a whole new operating system cd?
QUOTE Thanks
NanoBite

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 4,714
NanoBite is an unknown at this point

NanoBite is offline
You'll need Windows XP install cd which has to also include SP 1 & 2. You could certainly run this app using Bootcamp or Parallels. Bootcamp is Beta so is unsupported by Apple (this could have changed recently, don't know myself) and I believe is also free but you need to reboot from XP to OS X. Parallels allows you to run XP on the desktop in it's own window and would be easier but you have to pay for Parallels.
QUOTE Thanks
Data

 
Data's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 05, 2006
Location: Winterpeg
Posts: 11
Data is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 24" iMac; Core 2 Duo 2.13ghz; nVidia Geforce 7600 GT 256MB; 2GB RAM; 250GB Harddrive

Data is offline
is there anwya of obtaining a service pack 2 upgrade, or must you buy a whole new cd?
QUOTE Thanks
NanoBite

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 4,714
NanoBite is an unknown at this point

NanoBite is offline
It's available for free download on Microsofts website.

That download and the relevant information you need to go from there is found here:

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp
QUOTE Thanks
WannaMacPro

 
Member Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 16
WannaMacPro is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 24", 2.33Ghz Core 2 Duo, 7600GT 256mb, 250GB HD, 1GB RAM

WannaMacPro is offline
There is a program called CrossOver that allows windows .exe's to run in OSX. But it isnt the easiest thing and doesnt always work correct.
QUOTE Thanks
gblader

 
gblader's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 04, 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 71
gblader is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook 2.0 ghz 1.25 RAM 60 GB

gblader is offline
If you go into the Mac Store, there is a parallel software that runs for $89. I heard something about MacWare. But I don't know if it lets you run the two OS system side by side.
QUOTE Thanks
hclincha

 
Member Since: Aug 17, 2006
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 194
hclincha is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 17", Intel Core Duo

hclincha is offline
Depending on what the program needs, you can get away with using either Darwine or CrossOver. Darwine can be a bit of a hazzle to use, CrossOver is much easier, but costs money. Parallels works great, even though it gives you some overhead 'cause of the extra OS. You should be able to use the XP SP1, but you'll have to make a new CD.

This is what I could find on merging the CD with SP2. That requires a bit of mucking about on a windows computer though, but from the looks of it, there's no other way.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Bootcamp installation with Bluetooth devices... | Parallel or BootCamp Question...increasing HD size »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Yet another switcher story djmitch Switcher Hangout 31 06-30-2010 11:07 PM
Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide UncSki1218 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 80 06-10-2008 10:34 PM
iPod for Windows and Mac? MacAddikt iPod Hardware and Accessories 12 03-31-2007 09:33 AM
Switching soon with a Mac Mini from Linux and Windows walkerj Switcher Hangout 7 02-14-2005 02:23 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?