Running/opening .exe files on macbook

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Is it possible to open/install a .exe file on a macbook? Yes?.......How do i go about it?

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Use BootCamp and install Wind

Use BootCamp and install Windows, or use Paralells to install Windows in a virtual machine. Or, try the beta of CrossOver Mac: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

Being an .exe file it's meant for Windows or DOS. Mac OS just won't run it as-is.

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is it a self-expanding archive?

Actually... OS X can deal with certain .exe's without emulation or Windows...

http://www.macworld.com/2005/03/secrets/aprilosxhints/index.php

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And before even considering installing Windows on a Mac... try
http://parallels.com/
unless you specifically need fast graphics for games, its a nicer solution (no chance of bricking your HD)