[Wine] Launching an .exe on mac OSX

Charles Davis cdavis at mymail.mines.edu
Wed Apr 14 18:26:39 CDT 2010

On 4/14/10 5:10 PM, hamburgertrain wrote:
> I can not figure out for the life of me how to launch an executable by clicking on it. It opens in TextEdit instead of launching in wine. Can someone explain to me how to make a .exe file launch? I can run any .exe in terminal but it is less than convenient. Thanks in advance.
You can't. Not with Wine from MacPorts anyway.

The problem is that no application you have really knows how to open EXE
files. (It's weird that they open in TextEdit; normally you get a "No
application knows how to open 'filename.exe'" message.) If you want to
double-click on EXEs to open them, you have to create an application
that DOES know how to open them.

It's actually pretty easy to do. All you have to do is create a .app
bundle, put a script inside that invokes Wine, and associate it with EXE
files using an Info.plist file. But that's beyond the scope of this
forum/mailing list.

Or, you could use WineBottler. But be warned: we can't support that
here. If you have a problem and you use WineBottler, you have to go to
the person who makes it for support.


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