Does Mac OS support .exe files?

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
I downloaded some GeForce4 MX demos that are in the .exe file format. I'm still pretty new with Mac OS and don't know too much about it. Also is there a program I can use to open these demos?

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  • Reply 1 of 12
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    yeah virtual PC...

    sorry man, no go...
  • Reply 2 of 12
    .exe? Get them all the time now...from virus infected spam...thank God the Mac OS doesn't support them!



    I have a kill filter in OE on any .exe, .pif or any other Windows viri now...
  • Reply 3 of 12
    pevepeve Posts: 518member
    i think self extracting zip-files are .exe's, too.



    ...and i think you can open them with stuffit extractor.



    but any other exe isn't useable an your mac - and thank god for that.
  • Reply 4 of 12
    owl boyowl boy Posts: 61member
    yeah thats cuz .exes are basicly APPLICATIONS, thats like asking if you can use iTunes on Windows...



    -Owl
  • Reply 5 of 12
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by Owl Boy:

    <strong>yeah thats cuz .exes are basicly APPLICATIONS</strong><hr></blockquote>Tsk, tsk. Let's use the right terms, shall we?



    .exe = executable = Windows software



    .app or APPL type code = application = Mac software



    Ah, that's much better.



    [ 05-03-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 12
    eskimoeskimo Posts: 474member
    peeve is on the right track, those demos are self extracting .zip files. Try Stuffit like he suggested.
  • Reply 7 of 12
    owl boyowl boy Posts: 61member
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>Tsk, tsk. Let's use the right terms, shall we?



    .exe = executable = Windows software



    .app or APPL type code = application = Mac software



    Ah, that's much better.



    [ 05-03-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    hehe yeah yeah



    -Owl
  • Reply 8 of 12
    Hey,

    Do you know where i would be able to download 'Virtual PC' from?? and i kinda don't want to pay for it

    Thanls for all your help

    Cheers Ben
  • Reply 9 of 12
    Yeaaaaaaah



    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/product...?pid=virtualpc



    You get a trial, but that's about it
  • Reply 10 of 12
    Sweet as thanks dude
  • Reply 11 of 12
    arnelarnel Posts: 103member
    Just noticed this earlier post in the thread from way back in 2002:

    Quote:

    Originally posted by Owl Boy

    ...thats like asking if you can use iTunes on Windows...



    <chuckle>



    I guess noone saw that one coming, eh?



    Maybe I should look to see what else Owl Boy posted, he may have been some kind of anti-prophet!



    Neil.

    a.k.a. Arnel
  • Reply 12 of 12
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    Also, some Bink videos are executables, but playable using the Mac Bink player.
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