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Wineskin Engine Builder

Wineskin Engine Builder makes Wineskin Engines. Ok, so you might not be any the wiser. Read on for a longer explanation.

About - Longer version

Have you heard of Wine? No, not the kind you drink. The kind that stands for 'Wine Is Not an Emulator'. Well, It's basically a fake C Drive on a PC, placed inside a Mac Application. It allows you to install various Windows Programs, without needing Windows, with varying levels of success.
Clear as mud? Perhaps it'll only make sense when you try it out.
(A screenshot of the Windows version of Abe's Oddysee running within WineSkin on OSX)

Assuming you get the gist of Wine, WineSkin is a 'container' to keep wine in. Self-enclosed so that it doesn't stain the rest of your pristine mac . To run WineSkin you'll also need a WineSkin Engine (the thing that powers WineSkin - logical really). You can download WineSkin from here (mirrors: winehq-stable 3.0.2, wineskin 1.7, and a prebuilt wrapper for OSX 10.8). Once downloaded, wineskinenginebuilder makes Engines which power WineSkin. When your engine is created, open WineSkin from your applications folder and you can create your first WineSkin App. The joy of running Microsoft Powerpoint on your mac will be realised.
Don't let that put you off, it's actually a very impressive feat of coding by the WineHQ team and the WineSkin developers. Wine is also available for Linux, however Wineskin is only available for the Mac.


Download wine from wineHQ (Mac OS X 10.8 and higher) winehq-stable-5.0
Download wineskinenginebuilder (unified 32bit and 64bit version) wineskinenginebuilder (which is for Mac OS X 10.8 and above).


WineskinEngineBuilder is free.

Version history

version 0.1 - Oct 2018. Initial release

System requirements

Works with OSX 10.8 upwards.

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