[SD-User] SD & My New iMac Computer

Ian Greenshields ian.greenshields at gmail.com
Tue May 24 23:37:57 PDT 2011

The programme you need to run Windows software on the Mac (or linux)
is Wine, all details at www.winehq.org

I use SD on a linux system with Wine and it works fine. Some years ago
I posted a how to on this list which should still be in the archives
if you search for linux & wine.

The difference between Wine and Bootcamp or Parallels is that you
don't a need copy of Windows, but it does take more effort to set up.
Bootcamp is basically a dual boot method so you boot the Mac either
into Windows or into OS X. Parallels integrates OS X and Windows into
one screen so you can have OS X and Windows software running side by
side. Parallels is the cleanest option, but also the most expensive as
you will need to buy both Windows and Parallels. Wine is free.

The basic steps are: 1. Download and install Wine on the Mac, 2.
Download and install SD on to .wine/drive_c, which is created when you
set up Wine. 3. Set up SD.

73 Ian G4FSU

On 24 May 2011 22:30, Eddy Swynar <deswynar at xplornet.ca> wrote:
> Good Day All,
> First-off, Paul, please excuse this duplication of the e-mail I sent to you a few days ago---I tried your suggestion, with no luck whatsoever (sigh!)...
> Anyway gang, I am the happy owner of a brand new iMac desk top computer from Apple, & all is well---save for one very important shortcoming: I can not run my copy of SD on this set-up!
> Paul advised me that what I need is a "Windows emulator" in order to allow SD to play---but my son & I scoured the internet for at least an hour the other day looking for just such software, & came up empty-handed. Has anyone reading this successfully made SD run on their iMac...? If so, how'd you do it...? Did you find free downloadable software, & if so, where...?
> We located a couple of commercial outfits that advertised Window emulators...unfortunately, the cost of the emulator exceeded (in all cases) the original price of a brand new version of SD from Paul! (and I STILL wouldn't be able to run it on the iMac).
> I love using SD. It's the only post-contest logging software that I'm comfortable with, & it does everything that I could possibly ask for.
> Any & all suggestions welcomed at this time. Without SD, I can see the complete demise of formal contest entries from VE3CUI - VE3XZ...seriously! (not that it'd make any difference to contest sponsors, of course!).
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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