You must first download and install emulation software to run our software on an Intel-based MAC computer. Note that you only need to install the emulation software once – after that, it can be used to install and run all compatible Windows products. The emulators that require a copy of the Windows OS are the most reliable when it comes to running our products on a MAC.
There are several emulation (virtualization) products to choose from. You need to install only one from the list below:
- Install one of the free porting utilities, Wineskin or PlayOnMac, on your MAC and follow the instructions on the respective websites.. These utilities will “convert” the Windows software sold by S & S Computing to run on Mac OS-X and do not require purchasing a Windows license.
- Purchase and install CodeWeaver’s CrossOver© for MAC ($59.95). Crossover is similar to the free porting utilities described above and has a friendly user-interface. It allows you to easily switch between Mac and Windows programs without rebooting, without using a virtual machine and without purchasing a Windows license. Windows programs gain native Mac functionality like copy & paste, keyboard shortcuts, and Mission Control.
- Use a free emulator, such as BootCamp© or VirtualBox©, and then install a copy of the Windows OS (XP upwards will work).
- Install a commercial emulator, such as Parallels© ($79.99) or VMWare Fusion© ($119.99 on sale), and then install a copy of Windows.
After you have installed one of these emulation products, you can use the Mac Download button (on our product pages) to Save (do not Run) the MAC product installer on your MAC computer. Then use the emulation software to run the Mac installer which will put an icon for the S & S product(s) on the emulator desktop.