is that possible!!? for example i dont need to install amiga os on my pc to run amiga roms!!i just wanted to open a buncha
dmg and run them on my pc without downloading a 600mb iso of mac os and intalling 2 or 4 geeegaz on my machine?
let me know thanx!!
Supposedly Stuffit Expander can open EXEs on the Mac, though I've never tried it. As for DMGs on the PC... DMG2ISO. That will convert them to a ISO which you can then mount/burn as you wish.
Both these answers were found with a quick Google
And by the way, it's impossible (or near impossible without emulators and such) to install Mac OS on a PC. Ever try decaf?
as usual i explained wrong cuz of my weak english!!
i mean not opening them like winrar can open a zip file!!
but Execute "run" them!!
You can't. It's simply not possible.. and why would it be possible? Macs and PCs are completely different.. for one, the PC doesn't have as many general purpose registers and the data is read in big endian mode on macs.
But the simple answer is no and will probably always be no.
you are too much technical for me!! general purpose register?what that??
big endian?too much technical!!
one thing...much simple to understand can be...
a playstation 2 hardware is completly differnt than a pc...but we can
run filesWithExtension.ELF -----these are executable of the ps2
on a pc!!then maybe it could be the same with macz on pceez!!
I have no idea what in the blazes you're talking about, but... whatever.
Judging from the direction of your posts, the question has to be asked: why are you even *bothering* with Macintoshes? Clearly Windows XP does everything your heart desires.
Just pointing that out and all.
Sharky, out of interest, what is your native language? Maybe if you posted your exact desire in that language we might have some hope in finding out what exactly you are asking!
And not like potato chips... They are built differently. For simplicity's sake, let's say Windows computers use gears and pulleys and Macs use transistors and futuristic electronic equiptment. It's like trying to play a VCR tape in your CD Drive - it just can't work.
And, as it seems no one else has pointed out: .dmg files are not programs. They are archives, like zip, gz, rar, iso, and on and on. A dmg file can contain an image of a disk/drive, much like an iso, but can also have that image compressed and/or encrypted. It is Possible to convert the dmg files to iso, as has been pointed out, but it is not possible to run the programs that may be contained inside the dmg without an emulator. Any time you try to run anything like Playstation or Xbox files on your XP computer, you are using an emulator of some sort whether you realize it or not.
i dont have a mac!!so....dmg are archives.....ok!!
then what is the name of this emulator that makes me run a:
MacProgram.extensionwhatever on a winxp without the need to install
an entire MacOs like what we do in pearPC
Uhm, there isn't one?
You're comparing "Apples and Oranges", so to speak. A game console emulator doesn't need an OS image, because everything not part of the console is already on the disk image, ROM image, whatever. That makes is relatively simple to make an emulator that lets you double-click a file and "just run it". (Likewise, since you mention it most Amiga games were self-contained on a boot disk. So you can do the same trick.) However, a Macintosh is a *computer* with a disk-based operating system, just like Windows XP runs on a computer, and needs to boot from a hard disk before it can run any programs. Without that OS, the emulator is lacking the resources required to run any programs. Understand?
Yes, in principle you could write an emulator which emulated every aspect of the target platform's OS and could run programs without requiring a disk image. But, well... MacOS is a lot bigger then the ROMs in a game console. Don't hold your breath.
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YOU CAN'T DO IT!
[b]Ok. I found this forum whilst trying to do the first part of what the poster asked. And I found out it CAN be done. It took me a whole lot of time to find out the answer and the brain was definitely going into overdrive to get to the solution.
So here you are... HOW YOU CAN OPEN A .DMG IMAGE ON A PC (something you can't even do on Mac OS 9!!!!!
First, download DMG2ISO
The run the file DMG2ISO shell, and select yoru .dmg file. Then name your output file and convert.
Then.... download daemon tools
install it, and in the bottom right corner (running tasks) left click on it's icon, and select drive 0, and then find yoru NEW converted image (it will now be a .iso image since you converted it from .dmg to .iso).
NOW, you should see when you click 'my computer' a cd/dvd drive with the name of the file, like there was a cd/dvd in your machine (of course it is a virtual drive).
Now.... download Macdrive.
After installing Macdrive, you will be able to select VIEW MAC DISKS IN MY COMPUTER! And of course you have a virtual disc in your pc, which you get full access to!
Now just view all the files, and copy, and paste them to a new regular windows folder, or burn them straight to a cd/dvd and you're good to go! Macdrive has burn a mac cd or dvd capability too!
So that's it. Job done. Mission accomplished. NEVER SAY NEVER.
But you cannot run these files on WinXP, as they are of course mean't to run on a completely different animal. Likewise a car won't run on olive oil. And you can't fart in bottles and sell them as Eau de cologne either (although I have smelled products that made me wonder).
To quote the previous poster: Likewise a car won’t run on olive oil.
Your argument has many strong points. But a car can run on olive oil, I'm afraid. Try a simple web search using the terms "car vegetable oil".
When I was 18 years of age I read an article about a bloke in South Africa who converted his VW Golf (Rabbit) to run on sunflower oil. I thought "wow". Three years later I was completing a mechanical engineering degree and thought, "Yeah, that'll work but what is the relative viscosity of vegetable oil and diesel, and how will that affect the pumps and injector points".
Within the laws of known science, anything is possible. Whether or not there is an *engineering* solution to a particular problem depends on someone, being motivated by economics or ego, to solve it.
Lol, Yeah. It did occur to me when I wrote it, they also make alternative diesel fuels. But if you put olive oil in a regular car, well.... you just wouldn't, lol. I guess I'll choose my metaphores a little more carefully next time.
OSX stems from an OS called OpenStep no longer availible ( I beieve )
Open step was a unix system that ran on PC computers, so yes the system did in fact run on PCs at one point. Apple choose this OS over another competing OS called BeOS now extinct. Witch also ran on both actually all platforms as there are only really two types,Mac hardware and other, PCs being other. I dont want to go into why they wont do this but would you pay upwards of 3000 for there hardware if you had the OS already and could run all those cool video and graphics applications as well as all the best of the PC world as well ( what you dint think you have just one OS on PC now did you? ) The answer is it would ruin them in the hardware business. But they could let make the hardware run Microsoft soft natively, no. If they could it would mean once again that mac software could run on a PC with very little effort.
os X is based on darwin which apple also has available for x86, but this is without the aqua interface.
[quote=XxxFrancisxxxUSAAnd you can't fart in bottles and sell them as Eau de cologne either (although I have smelled products that made me wonder).[/quote]
Tell that to the people who sell farts in jars on eBay.
Well I did some research and made some incredible discoverys
( as usual ). On November 28th there may be a new kid on the
block in the area of "virtualization" ie. emulation and it is
called "Cherry OS". It will allow a X86 computer to emulate
MAC OSX from what Ive previouly read at about 70% of mac
native speeds and it will emulate "velocity" as well. See:
http://www.macnewsworld.com/story/37504.html for the article
and http://www.cherryos.com/index.php for the company that will
be selling the alleged emulator. But wait theres more! A company
called Transitive see: http://www.transitive.com/ are going one
better with hardware software solution and looses only 10 percent
of the speed of the host hardware it emulates but it is complicated and expensive, not the end user but to the a the consultant that purchases such a unit like myself. It is a matter of time now and the clock is ticking. Anyway seeing is believing. This should have been expected since the system went unix based. I think its a good thing
I recommend you read this thread:
There is a VAST difference between 1: running the same OS ported to different CPU architectures and 2: trying to run code compiled for a different non-native OS and CPU. Sure, Open Step ran on different platforms, but the binaries weren't compatible. Sure, your Palmtop might run Windows Mobile, but you aren't going to run the binaries on your Win XP system.
There is no magic bullet in emulation. It requires both CPU power and time, and nothing is going to make an x86 CPU run G4 PPC code at anything near even 50% native speed, IMO.
What do I need?
Instead of digging up this old topic you could have just looked at the third topic down on the first page:
So I asked.
Don't worry about it New topics take a while to show up in the google search, so that's possibly why you didn't find it. I was just giving you a pointer as to where you could find the answer.
FYI you can run OS X on a pc using a program called pearpc.
I have installed and run this program. Takes a little time to setup
and requires OSX install cd and a fairly fast machine but have never had a problem with it.
To open / transfer files to and from a mac onto pc, use a program called
HFV explorer (http://gamma.nic.fi/~lpesonen/HFVExplorer/) only works with DSK, HFX/HFV volumes (pro 8.1) but better than nothing.
Yes, PearPC has been discussed elsewhere in these fora, and even by the thread creator. The OP wanted to know how to run MacOS software *w/o* installing the Mac OS or using any emulator. If he had simply wanted to know how to run Mac programs on his PC, we would have pointed out the many fine emulation packages such as PearPC and Basilisk II, but he could not seem to understand how basic emulation works. Then he started to get the picture about using an emulator, but still didn't conceive that he needed an install of MacOS to *DO* anything.
well for those who don't know there is actually hacked version of 10.4.5 which has a modified hal file to allow pc and it can be installed on pc system with sse2 or higher preferably sse3 when I get m copy of ths coming week I will post screen shots and pictures to prove it work if nessecary it can also be run within windows XP daemon tools
That sounds a bit like you are talking about running an illegitimate copy of OS X x86 on a regular PC. That's against the AUP here. Sorry. FWIW, that *still* won't let you run PPC Mac OS programs on Win XP without using an emulator... There's just no getting around it. THe Intel based macs *don't* run the same software as PPC. Rosetta translates and let's you run some PPC apps, but there are many limitations, you need a full Mac OS install, it's being emulated/translated, and even if you ran a virtualization program to run OS x86 on a PC already booted to XP you'd be doubly emulating it. And breaking the law to boot...
it is called a "hackintosh" a patched version of OSX leopard
can be booted on an originally windows PC
learn more about it at:
You are raising a zombie thread, and that's bad karma around here. Look at the original dates: this thread started prior to the release of x86-based Macs. Later posts allude to the creation of Hackintoshes by using illegal copies of the x86 Mac OS. A hackintosh is illegal, no way around it, even if it works.
Nothing like an "expert" dropping in out of nowhere, and insulting us, too (his subject line has now been slightly cleaned ).
Too bad he failed at reading comprehension and missed that little "2004" date on the OP.