wine om mac

macOS and Mac Apps
One of the most common complain of folks coming from windows, alongside the productivity stuff, is gaming. While I have no single response for the productivity thing, wine might be a viable solution for those who miss the audio games from windows in their mac. I would like to know if any of you have tried to install wine on the mac. I have found the below link but before proceeding I decided to ask if some of you have already tried it. I know that VO is not likely to handle wine emulated software, but audio games are generally self voiced, making vo unnecessary for that stuff. Link: Thanks, Marlon



Submitted by Tree on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I have downloaded the wine apps and find the process of generating mac versions of windows apps very easy and accessible. However, I can't seem to get past that point. it seems that normal apps are totally inaccessible, but I tried doing the blind adrenaline self voicing games and can't seem to get them to work either. I would give anything to be able to click on a windows app and just have it work. Of course the main one I would love to have on my mac is a dolby reader, but I don't think something like wine could possibly give us access to that.

Submitted by Andy B. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wine will never work on Linux or MAC because the rendered UI is nothing more than a large bitmap image. It doesn't support screen reader access or keyboard access. Everything has to take input from the mouse before the keyboard can be used, but only in fields were keyboard text is expected.

Submitted by Chris on Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I've tried Wine for games and I'veh ad mixed results. The self-voicing games like Q9, SUper Egg Hunt Plus work just fine. However, anything that requires Sapi 5 or a screen reader to voice just crashes. I've tried to install SAPI into Wine, but it doesn't seem to work.
So, I'm sticking to Fusion for now as I get a screen reader and the full version of Windows XP with working SAPI.