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).