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7766Re: [wpmac] Re: WP DOS on Mac

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  • Chad Smith
    Apr 15, 2013
      WordPerfect for Mac is a very old program that ran under Mac OS 9. It will
      not run directly under Mountain Lion. What is being offered in this tread
      is a "Virtual Machine" - a piece of software that runs under Mac OS X
      (including Mountain Lion) that simulates an older Mac. That "Fake
      computer" is running OS 9 - and Word Perfect is running on top of that.

      So, technically, no, WordPerfect for Mac will not run on Mountain Lion.
      However, using the software linked below, you will be able to run
      WordPerfect for Mac on your Mountain Lion machine. There is just a couple
      of layers to go through. The link has WordPerfect already installed on the
      virtual machine. It has everything you need to run it.


      If you are familiar at all with DOSBox, or with video game emulators, it's
      a very similar concept. Using Software to approximate hardware. Actually
      VMWare and Parallels are pretty much the same thing, although they tend to
      replicate hardware that is basically the same as the real hardware you are

      *- Chad W. Smith*

      On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM, Peter Chisteckoff <chistp@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Didn't know there was a WP for Mac program. Will this program run on
      > Mountain Lion?Pdete C
      > ________________________________
      > From: J.J. McVeigh <kd4vs@...>
      > To: wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 3:52 PM
      > Subject: [wpmac] Re: WP DOS on Mac
      > At 22:33 +0000 13.04.2013, userbimbob wrote:
      > >i'm wondering how similar the DOS version of WordPerfect is to the Mac
      > >version?
      > >
      > >i've got Boxer to run another legacy app, and if the DOS version
      > >supports fonts and has the show/reveal codes feature...
      > >
      > >and is it easy to find the DOS version, i've read somewhere it was
      > >friendlier than using the win versions...
      > I first started using WordPerfect on a DOS machine. I subsequently
      > bought a Mac for use at home, and I bought the Mac version of
      > WordPerfect. The DOS program could read the Mac WP files seamlessly,
      > as I recall, and vice versa.
      > WP for the Mac was very Mac-like. WP for DOS was, well, DOS-like.
      > If you know the commands, or had the template for the function keys,
      > it was a fine word-processing program. WP for the Mac was a
      > pleasure. Lovely graphic interface, very intuitive.
      > Still using WP for the Mac, thanks to folks here.
      > --
      > John Joseph McVeigh, Attorney at Law
      > Butler, Maryland 21023-0128
      > Practice before the Federal Communications Commission
      > Member: NY; DC; and USPTO Bars
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