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WineBottler on Mac?

 
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FYI: Not sure if this is the best website for this kind of stuff, but I have to say Coderanch is really simple and easy to use
All the software used in this is called WineBottler. I really recommend it! Link: WineBottler

Anyhow,

Im on a Mac at the moment, and quite obviously a .exe will not run. So after trawling through the web for a bit I found a bit of software with allowed me to run .exe(s) on a Mac. I did what i had to do and now I have the shortcut to run the .exe.
So why not run it.
But when I run it It will either bounce up and down on the dock (This happens most), bounce then stop bouncing but nothing happens, or just close instantly.
(The first two make my computer fan go absolutely crazy.)

Any help / solutions?

Thanks!
 
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Winebottler is just a WINE port for the mac. WINE is software for Linux and its ilk that allows Windows executable to run, and being OSX is based on BSD, it can run many Un*x images with little to no porting.

Anyway, you do not just click the winebottler application. It has to be told what to run. So, it's something like "winebottler whatever.exe" possibly with other options (like screen resolution or whatever). Of course, you can tell the mac to do this automatically for you. A quick search for this article on makeuseof that shows one way to do it.
 
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Ahh thanks!
 
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