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How to run an .exe program on mac?

Asked by Lost_World (1231points) July 28th, 2008

Ok, I have a R4 thing for the NDS and I need to patch a file called _DS_MENU.DAT using this patching thing (its called Patch.exe) but as I am on Mac I cant use exe files.

I have tried using Cross Over but it does nothing when I try to open the file. Do any of you know a way I can run the program (for free)???

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Breefield's avatar

Not for free, unless you…do some unmentionables.

Lost_World's avatar

Don’t you need a windows disk for that? Its a bit hard for me to get one where i am.

damien's avatar

Yeah, you’ll need an actual install of windows to run a .exe program.

VirtualBox is another option like Parallels but free. There’s also boot camp. Whatever you use to run windows, you’ll need an install disc, which obviously isn’t free.

I have no idea what an “R4 thing for the NDS” is but if it’s just a one-off and you’re not wanting to go to lengths to get windows running, maybe see if a friend or family member who has a windows machine can do it for you.

88michael's avatar

The best way is to run Windows via Parallels or VM Ware and then opent he .exe file.

klaas4's avatar

Crossover does run standalone exe-files without installing Windows. It doesn’t run free though.

bittorent is your friend

Traveosa's avatar

You either need something like bootcamp, vmware, parallels, or virtualbox. With that, you must put a windows “partition” in it. Then you can open the .exe. Also, virtualbox is the only free one.

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