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dyce
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portable windows exe emulator (wine like app) for a MAC

possibly something that doesnt need much configuring. this would be nice when people are unable to get on a windows machine...

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WINE Is Not an Emulator. But that's okay, I'll let it slide. Smile

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lol

lol

dyce
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sorry, but i think you know

sorry, but i think you know i meant exe emulator, and not a windows emulator. i read somewhere that wine was a emulator sooo. darwine cant be portable im guessing?

-6GB 2.5" portable HDD (6gb cuz i haxored it out a old laptop)
-(2x) 128MB Custom Flash USB (dad sent me some)
-512MB Sandisk mini cruzer (won at a lan party)
6.768GB of portable fun

-6GB 2.5" portable HDD (6gb cuz i haxored it out a old laptop)
-(2x) 128MB Custom Flash USB (dad sent me some)
-512MB Sandisk mini cruzer (won at a lan party)
6.768GB of portable fun

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That joke went right over your head, I see. WINE stands for "WINE Is Not an Emulator" But yeah, WINE isn't an emulator. Nothing is being emulated, as the processor can execute the same instructions regardless of the operating system. WINE is merely a UNIX-compatible implementation of the Windows API.

As for whether or not Darwine is portable, I couldn't tell you. I don't use a Mac.

Oh, and there's no such thing as an "exe emulator." EXE is merely a file format used to contain an executable program. That's like calling Photoshop, which can open and save PNGs (among other formats), a "PNG emulator."

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dyce
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its gonna have to emulate

its gonna have to emulate since its on a powerpc processor right? or does ppc comps use the same sse instructions as x848 processors? oh well no more bashing me for being a linux noob plz.. Biggrin

-6GB 2.5" portable HDD (6gb cuz i haxored it out a old laptop)
-(2x) 128MB Custom Flash USB (dad sent me some)
-512MB Sandisk mini cruzer (won at a lan party)
6.768GB of portable fun

-6GB 2.5" portable HDD (6gb cuz i haxored it out a old laptop)
-(2x) 128MB Custom Flash USB (dad sent me some)
-512MB Sandisk mini cruzer (won at a lan party)
6.768GB of portable fun

Bruce Pascoe
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Depends.

That depends on how new your Mac is. The current generation of Macs all have Intel x86 processors. For some reason, I seem to take that fact for granted as if Macs always had Intel processors. Forgive me. Smile

Edit: Just found out that Darwine can't run Windows EXEs on PowerPC processors. From the FAQ...

Is the Darwin/Mac OS X release of Wine currently able to run Windows executable (.exe)?

No. We are currently working on integrating an x86 emulator in wine in order to run Win32 exe on a PowerPC Box. But on Darwin-x86 a Win32 .exe should run within wine with a limited effort."

So unless you have an Intel Mac, the point is moot anyway.

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Summing it up...

There's a thing called WINE. It is an implementation of the Windows API within Linux. It allows you to run Windows apps -- like these portable apps -- directly within Linux.

There's another thing called DarWINE... which is a project to make WINE work on OSX. It already works on Intel Macs (though it's only a developer preview) and they are planning on creating an emulator or something to allow PowerPC Macs to be able to use it as well... (WINE uses x86 instructions... so it works without mucking too much up on an Intel Mac... but not on a PowerPC Mac).

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Haha.

You basically just repeated everything I've said over the past 5 posts.

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