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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
    Hello, I've just bought myself a new macbook (after waiting for anything new at MacWorld), and I'm loving it. I've been reading these forums for a few months now, as it's something I was planning to buy for quite a while now.

    Anyhoo, I've been downloading various apps from various sites, some for fun, some for actual university work, and I've come across something that's caused a problem. There's a certain application that I could do with having on my mac for drawing chemical structures. I have found the mac version installer and downloaded it, but it tells me that after downloading I am to reconvert with Binhex 4.0 then run the installer.

    Now, I've spent about 2 hours trying to figure out how to do this, and I've tried using stuffit expander which ends up not getting me any further. Does anyone know what I'm meant to do, if I've missed something out, or is it just not going to work?

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    Welcome matty-j! There are a number of different ways to download and install applications. What is the application called?

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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
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    Thanks ,

    It's MDL ISIS/draw, (mdli.com).

    You have to register to be able to get to the downloads, but basically where you click the download link it says...

    "NOTE: This version is no longer supported, but is still available for your use.

    Reconvert with BinHex 4.0. Double-click on "ISIS 2.3 Draw Installer."

    After it downloads I get the installer icon with a cross over it. I get "Safari can’t open the file “ISIS 2.3 Draw Installer” because no available application can open it." when I double click it.

    Ahh, I've just found that it's format is .hqx so is this the problem?

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    Hi from a new MacBook owner

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    ok im not sure but have you tried using Stuffit Expander or the unarchiver

    http://www.macworld.co.uk/macsoftwar...e=samechandate

    You should install these apps anyways as they handle lots of different file types.

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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
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    Thanks,

    I've tried stuffit expander, but not the Unarchiver. I will download and try it now.

    Don't really understand why it won't work, when it seems that it should work perfectly fine. If it doesn't work with the unarchiver, then I'm not going to worry too much about it.

    Maybe because the company has not supported the mac version for a few years now, then the download might be faulty.

    Right, thanks to the Unarchiver, it has opened! But now it tells me that it cannot run as the Classic environment is not supported.

    I take this to mean pre OS X, and so it will not run on OS X?

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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
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    welcome to mac-forums, and congratulations on your new mac baby.
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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
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    Make sure the software is supported on Mac OS X Intel chip.

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    Hi from a new MacBook owner
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    Thanks for the welcome kman445

    I have no idea if it's going to be intel supported as it was something they released way before macs went to intel. There is absolutely nothing on the download page apart from telling me it's a .hqx file and that they no longer offer support for the mac software downloads, but they're still available for use.

    No matter, I knew there'd be some things I'd have to go back to my windows desktop for.

    Thanks to all who replied.

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