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This may be a dumb question, but I've just downloaded a certain popular mac game from Limewire. It arrived as an .exe file (which i recall from my PC days), but everytime I try to run it (by double clicking on it), it opens up Virex instead.

How do I decompress/install the game?

Thanks.
 

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exe files are Windows programs so the Mac isn't able to run them. Look for a file with the ".sit" extension and you'll have found the Mac version.
 

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some compressed windows files use the .exe extension.
The newest version of stuffit may open them, or try virtual pc if you can or arwal pc if you must
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by minnes:
some compressed windows files use the .exe extension.
The newest version of stuffit may open them, or try virtual pc if you can or arwal pc if you must
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, if it was zipped then made into an executable, you lost your resource fork and the game probably won't work anyway.

I doubt it was a Mac game in the first place.
 
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