3
Thank you for your review
$24 00
http://www.macupdate.com/download/33366/macindows%2520v0.8.dmg
Email me when discounted: 
Macindows lets you run many Microsoft Windows applications for Windows on your Mac without Windows. Macindows combines Wine and X11 in a way thatï¿ 1/2 s easy to use and affordable.

What's New

Version 0.8:
  • Support for shared 32/64-bit setups.
  • Dwarf debug info support for better backtraces.
  • More standard actions supported in MSI.
  • Support for TIFF image format in WinCodecs.
  • A number of Direct3D improvements.
  • Shell fixes for better Internet Explorer support.
  • Various bug fixes.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

Macindows User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Anthony Mangnall Member IconComment+0
Anthony Mangnall
+0

Had an issue with this when trying to run a windows file and received the following message - "cannot find .NET Framework". Tries to run the program and then falls over sadly,

Reply0 replies
Version 0.8
xati-ba Member IconComment+237
xati-ba
+0

Got the same problem as below, the application crashes immediately upon launch. However I do have x11 installed. In fact, I was able to launch freeciv (which uses x11) without any issues.

So what's up? I'm seriously considering purchasing this software if it does what it's supposed to do.

Reply0 replies
Version 0.8
Cabbage Member IconComment+10
Cabbage
+0

Application crashes immediately upon launch.

Reply2 replies
Version 0.8
MacUpdate-Lon
+3

You should contact the developer via the developer's website (if possible).

Pioneering Software (Developer)
+0

Yes, please feel free to contact us via http://www.pioneeringsoftware.co.uk/pages/contact or submit a personal support ticket via http://help.pioneeringsoftware.co.uk.
We are very happy to help with any issues, whether you are a trial user or a customer. It sounds like your system does not have X11 installed. Please see our reply to comment below by JDFOSTER.

Steinarh Member IconComment+22
Steinarh
+0

The program opens, but it will not read any .exe files. Keep getting an error message telling me that "the program is unable to unpack this file". Any suggestions?

Reply0 replies
Version 0.8
Jdfoster Member IconComment+3
Jdfoster
+0

Application crashes immediately upon launch.

Reply1 reply
Version 0.8
Pioneering Software (Developer)
+1

It sounds like your system does not have X11 installed. You can find this on your OS X Installation DVD, named X11User.pkg; install this package first, then you can launch Macindows. Most Snow Leopard systems come with X11 pre-installed, but we have noted that some customers on Leopard or those who upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6 may not have this package on their system.

Roaming Nomad Member IconComment+177
Roaming Nomad
+1

I really this software.

BUT

The copy and paste still does not work and with v0.8 neither does any of the COMMAND key menu commands now too once you open a windows program. The all just beep and nothing more.

Please fix this already. I have been patiently waiting to purchase this but I will not until the copy and paste commands work. Disabling the command key menu commands after opening a program is a step backwards too!

Thank you for the great program but please fix it it already!

Reply1 reply
Version 0.8
Pioneering Software (Developer)
+0

Dear Nomad,

Thanks for your feedback. We are currently working on the Control-versus-Command issues, trying to get the best Mac-compatible solution possible. At present Wine+X11 is not ideal on Mac since X11 is not exactly well integrated with Mac; more of an afterthought! However, our current plans include steps to improve this situation.

Regards,
Pioneering Software

Gmisha Member IconComment+1
Gmisha
+0

Macindows 0.5, trying it make IE7 work. Responds with
"Extraction failed: Unable to find a volume for file extraction. Please to verify that you have proper permissions"
Snow Leopard 10.6.2. MacBookPro

Reply1 reply
Version 0.4
Pioneering Software (Developer)
+1

IE7 does not work very well under Wine. Please see http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=4195. Support is rated at best as Silver, at worst as Bronze. Sorry about that.

Damiendep Member IconComment+3
Damiendep
+2

Positively impressed by this product.
Although no installed applications ever shows in the "Programs" menu, Macindows is a convenient way of running Windows applications on my Mac.
Thanks and keep up the good work :)

Reply1 reply
Version 0.4
Pioneering Software (Developer)
+1

Thanks for your encouragement Damien. The Programs menu depends on whether or not the software in question creates the standard menu items under Windows. Some don't. They only create a desktop shortcut. Macindows relies on the program installer setting up the app correctly, which it then translates to Mac menu items.

Roaming Nomad Member IconReview+177
Roaming Nomad
+3

Superb product. It isn't a substitute for the big boys in emulator software that need and use windows but this software has niche market for those of us that hate windows and just need something to run the odd exe file without the bloat.

Thanks for the quick fix and a great start with Macindows!

Reply0 replies
Version 0.4
Roaming Nomad Member IconReview+177
Roaming Nomad
+4

Very impressive. I tried Macindows with a few small games and some other stuff and it performed quite well. This small foot-print program easily has a niche market for those of us that hate Windows and would prefer not to pay the higher prices for VMWare Fusion , CrossOver or Parallels Desktop.

I do have a few suggestions.

- A proper copy and paste menu with keyboard shortcuts like the normal one we see in all Mac native applications. I was unable to copy or paste any text from within Macindows. I even tried the copy command from it's menu and the keyboard shortcuts.

- A warning for nOObs in the system requirements they need to have X11 installed from their Mac OS X installer DVD

Great job, looking forward to what's to come with this very handy program.

Reply2 replies
Version 0.3
Pioneering Software (Developer)
+1

(Oops, posted comments on your review to previous thread. Reposting here.)

Thanks for the useful review Roaming Nomad. Copy and Paste do actually work, but they are tied to the Control key as per Windows, rather than the Command key. Macindows has a special modification which lets Windows software interact with the Mac pasteboard directly rather than through the X11 clipboard. The latter route fails to register Rich Text. However, as you say, having to use Control is a bit confusing for Mac users. Macindows needs to map Command to Control. We'll work on that for a future version.

Pioneering Software (Developer)
+1

Version 0.4 is now available. It fixes the Command+C to Control+C copy function, as you requested. Hit Command+C to copy from your Windows apps as per Mac standard.

user icon+152
M-Rick
Version 0.8
> 4 3

Ratings

Overall
(3)
Current Version (0.x)
(3)

Details

Downloads 28,459
Version Downloads 22,458
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 12 Apr 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $24.00
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install Macindows with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated. Play video...