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Wineskin
(current version)
Works On
  • OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • OS X 10.7 Lion
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
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What is Wineskin?
 
Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X.  The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers.  It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose.
Best of all, its free!
 
Make ports/wrappers to share with others, make ports of your own open source, free, or commercial software, or just make a port for yourself!  Why install and use Windows if you don’t need to?

While Wineskin has been used mainly for gaming, it is capable of running non-gaming software as well.

 

 

More Information about Wineskin

While there is a lot to Wineskin, at its core it runs Windows™ software by using Wine (www.winehq.org), which is a re-implementation of the Win32 API for non-Windows™ operating systems.

 

Normal Wineskin Engine builds’ Wine versions are built from Wine source code from www.winehq.org

 

Crossover Engine builds are built from the Wine source code used in the Crossover.

Crossover is a wonderful product by Codeweavers

 

Wineskin Engines use WineskinX11, a custom version of X11 (required by Wine) made from XQuartz, which is an x.org based X11 server.  It does not use Apple's X11.app.  You can have it use XQuartz.app instead of WineskinX11 if you so choose.  Wine versions from around 1.5.26+ have a Wine Mac driver that can also be used instead of needing X11.

 

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