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Wine allows OS X users to run Windows applications.

(Note: this listing is for the official release of Wine, which only provides source code. If you want a version of Wine that is packaged specifically for OS X, then use Winebottler, available here.)

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, OS X, and BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine more...

What's New

Version 1.7.51:
  • XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft.
  • Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL.
  • Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog.
  • Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite.
  • Various bug fixes:
    • flipviewer fails to load
    • FlushFileBuffers() fails on disk volume, sets ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE when handle supposedly valid
    • more...


  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • X11 or XQuartz

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 242,353
Version Downloads 6,261
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 10 Sep 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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