[Wine] How do I run windows version of virtual boy advance on mac?

Charles Davis cdavis at mymail.mines.edu
Sat Oct 8 23:05:19 CDT 2011

I looked on their website and found that, for vintage VBA, there are no releases for Mac OS X past 1.7. For VBA-M, there are none at all! So tell you what I'm going to do: I'm going to build VBA-M from source, and provide the bundle to you myself. Then, you won't have to run the Windows version in Wine. I'm telling you: a native Mac application is a vastly superior experience to running a Windows program in Wine. You *want* me to do this for you. Trust me, you really do. You do *not* want to be mucking around with Wine on a Mac if you can help it (unless you're someone like me who likes playing with such stuff), because it is not friendly to run at all--ask yourself, why are you here at all?

Seriously, nine times out of 10, the right solution is to find a native or cross-platform program that does what you want, rather than begging us for help trying to run a program not designed for your OS when clearly a better alternative exists. I'll be honest with you: I hardly ever use Wine. The only reason I do use it is to run the occasional Windows game that I happened to own before I got a Mac. For everything else, I run native Mac programs, or scripts, or use something designed to run in a Web browser. (Mostly the first one.)

This is worth repeating: *Wine is a stopgap measure designed to run programs for which no native equivalent exists.* Don't use Wine if you can help it!


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