in Mac Software edited January 2014
Okay i am a counter strike player and am awaiting my first ever mac to be delivered. I know that half life hasnt been ported to the mac so what i was wondering is does transgaming's WineX run in OSX?


  • Reply 1 of 17
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Congratulations on your first mac!

    That stuff you ask about, I don't know squat about it.

    As a macuser, you'll know what I mean after a while...

    [ 12-07-2002: Message edited by: New ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 17

    Just checked transgaming's site out and WineX does run under OSX, you just have to get the tarball version.

    So it looks like the first thing ill be doing with me new mac is bugger it up LOL

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 3 of 17
    chychchych Posts: 860member
    Well if you want to run windows, just use Virtual PC... don't expect to play games very well, since it emulates an old Savage graphics card.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    You're not going to be able to run counter strike at any sort of acceptable speed on a Mac through emulation. Better keep a PC around for that game...
  • Reply 5 of 17
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    wineX, from what i understand is not emulation. Actually WINE is an acronym that stands for "Wine is Not and Emulator." Thus, if you can get counter-strike to work, it might work okay. Please let us know how you do.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    i looked around a little bit. you saw something saying you could compile Wine stuff on OS X? The only information i found indicated that you can't as of yet because of the PPC architecture...looks like some brainy developers are working on it though.

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  • Reply 7 of 17
    Counterstrike for PC was written and compiled for a PC though. For completely different hardware than a mac. I don't quite see how it is supposed to magically run on PowerPC hardware without emulation and at any acceptable speed to boot...
  • Reply 8 of 17
    big macbig mac Posts: 480member
    Yeah, WINE is only for the Intel architecture. It's not emulation; it uses Windows itself, after all. In order to run PC software on a Mac, there needs to be an emulation engine that converts code from x86 to PPC. The only game in town for running PC applications is VPC, and as others have said, you're not going to get any kind of performance out of it.

    When Half-Life Mac was killed, so many of us were disappointed. You may want to try some of the contemporary games out there, including Return to Castle Wolfenstein or Medal of Honor. Those titles run natively on the Mac.
  • Reply 9 of 17
    quake3 and unreal tourney both have various reality based mods similar to counterstrike.
  • Reply 10 of 17
    Or if you're not too much of a pansy you can play a real one shot one kill FPS like Ghost Recon
  • Reply 11 of 17
    klinuxklinux Posts: 453member
    I am a switcher but I'd say keep a PC for gaming.
  • Reply 12 of 17
    I'm a mac user...100% I'm about to get a g4 tower.

    However, I keep a pc around the house for certain games. I'm not a big gamer, and all ym favorites(Warcraft 3, Unreal tournament...and I'm sure Moo3 will be great) are on I don't really need a pc(in fact its more my brother's than mine) at any rate, it is nice to have for hte occasional game that Is really cool and is not coming to mac.

    however I heard that Half-life and counter-strike will finally make it to mac with the release of Half-life 2(which will also be on mac) so you never know you may end up getting your fix after all

    ghost recon is great.

    Urban ops(I think thats the Ut mod) is better than Counter -strike imo.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    Half-life 2 on mac?? I don't think sierra is even making half-life 2, unless you mean team fortress 2. Anyway, if you want to play counter-strike, which I do daily, you'll have to have an extra pc around. Think of the pc more as a gaming machine than a working machine. The mac does not have any good enough emulators or whatever to run counter strike. If you do find some way to run it real well on a mac, please tell me!
  • Reply 14 of 17
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
  • Reply 15 of 17
    wierd... do you have a link to the official site? cuz i couldn't find it on the sierra site. Sounds like great news though, thx for that link.

    and are you sure that's going to be on mac? It says PC platform :-/

    [ 12-10-2002: Message edited by: Macasaurus ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 17
    I read it on some internet Gaming mag a few months was very preliminary and as we mac users are all to familiar with "plans change"

    I don't know the current status so we'll just have to wait and see
  • Reply 17 of 17
    if tried to make counterstrike run on virtual pc and believe it works like sh*t

    graphics are to bad to even be called bad

    all shocks not one single smooth image

    but i think if you comp is good enough you might be able to run it
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