[Wine] Re: How do I run windows version of virtual boy advance on mac?
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Oct 8 23:25:22 CDT 2011
Charles Davis wrote:
> 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!
If you did actually decide to do that I'd be beyond grateful seriously....this is why I decided to come here an actually ask. I had no idea wine was a program to be avoided unless 'coding' or w/e is a hobby or something you do to pass the time. Admittedly it all does seem a bit involved just to get a gameboy running lol......I figured programs like bootcamp and crossover would be super noob friendly, but even those 'kicked me in the ass' and seem liked more of a chore than necessary, and I have some minor 'hacking' experience when it comes to getting apps/programs I want. Nothing pass running cracks, keygens, bots, and stealing photoshop though lol.
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