4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 11:52 AM by Cheeseypi
erickfromcastro valley Level 1 (0 points)

when i use darwine or wine or winebottler anything to get a windows program to run on my mac it works up to the point that i click play.exe once i do that it pops up a error telling me that java cannot start it only happens on programs that require java to play (pretty much all games in genral)


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    The only way to run a Windows program on your Mac is either using BootCamp  (Applications/Utilities) to create a partition to install Windows on or VMWare or Parallels.

  • Justin High Level 1 (60 points)

    Your best bet at support for this would be the wine community, specifically the darwine/winebottler communities.

     

    http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX

     

    Hope this gets you the help you need!

  • doh1231 Level 2 (210 points)

    erickfromcastro valley wrote:

     

    when i use darwine or wine or winebottler anything to get a windows program to run on my mac it works up to the point that i click play.exe once i do that it pops up a error telling me that java cannot start it only happens on programs that require java to play (pretty much all games in genral)

    Darwine and WineBottler are basically both dead projects.  You are better off using Wineskin.

    The main problem here though is that Java doesn't usually work very well with Wine.  You'll have to try installing the actual Windows JRE for the program to use... it will not be able to use Java on the Mac.

    Carolyn Samit wrote:

     

    The only way to run a Windows program on your Mac is either using BootCamp  (Applications/Utilities) to create a partition to install Windows on or VMWare or Parallels.

    That is completely not true...

     

    Wineskin is a porting tool anyone can use... lets you try to port anything you want (it uses Wine).  Some things go easy... some can be much too difficult for most people, its completely a program by program basis.

     

    Crossover lets you run many Windows programs as well... it also uses Wine.

     

    Using normal Wine on Mac OS X is a pain because you have to compile it yourself and run it command line.... so you're better of with Wineskin (for free) or Crossover (user friendly but not free).

  • Cheeseypi Level 1 (0 points)

    You need to learn a little bit more about macs before you post things like that. Wine is one of the most widely used ways of running windows programs on a mac.