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(New page: At the moment, NARS2000 is available as a windows-based executable only, initially designed to run on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. However that doesn't mean it can't run on other operatin...)
 
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At the moment, NARS2000 is available as a windows-based executable only, initially designed to run on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.
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At the moment, NARS2000 is available as a Windows-based executable only, initially designed to run on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.
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==Wine To The Rescue==
  
 
However that doesn't mean it can't run on other operating systems such as Linux or Mac OS thanks to a translation layer program such as [http://www.winehq.org Wine].  From the WineHQ website
 
However that doesn't mean it can't run on other operating systems such as Linux or Mac OS thanks to a translation layer program such as [http://www.winehq.org Wine].  From the WineHQ website
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<b>"Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop."</b>
 
<b>"Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop."</b>
  
Indeed, NARS2000 has been tested on several Linux-based systems without a hitch.  To run NARS2000 on your non-Windows operating system, go to the [http://www.winehq.org/download/ download] section of the Wine website and download a binary version of Wine appropriate to your system, install it, [http://www.nars2000.org/download download] the latest version of NARS2000, unzip it, and run it as
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Indeed, NARS2000 has been tested running under Wine on Linux-based systems without a hitch.
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==Mac OS==
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NARS2000 has yet to be tested on Mac OSAlthough that OS isn't as yet officially supported by the Wine developers, there are [http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX instructions] for installing Wine and running programs under it.
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==How To Run NARS2000 Under Wine==
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To run NARS2000 on your non-Windows operating system, go to the [http://www.winehq.org/download/ download] section of the Wine website and download a binary version of Wine appropriate to your system, [http://winehq.org/site/docs/wineusr-guide/getting-wine install] it, [http://www.nars2000.org/download download] the latest version of NARS2000, unzip it, and run it as
  
 
<pre>wine NARS2000.exe</pre>
 
<pre>wine NARS2000.exe</pre>

Revision as of 20:35, 4 February 2009

At the moment, NARS2000 is available as a Windows-based executable only, initially designed to run on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

Wine To The Rescue

However that doesn't mean it can't run on other operating systems such as Linux or Mac OS thanks to a translation layer program such as Wine. From the WineHQ website

"Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop."

Indeed, NARS2000 has been tested running under Wine on Linux-based systems without a hitch.

Mac OS

NARS2000 has yet to be tested on Mac OS. Although that OS isn't as yet officially supported by the Wine developers, there are instructions for installing Wine and running programs under it.

How To Run NARS2000 Under Wine

To run NARS2000 on your non-Windows operating system, go to the download section of the Wine website and download a binary version of Wine appropriate to your system, install it, download the latest version of NARS2000, unzip it, and run it as

wine NARS2000.exe