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Your Questions About X11 Mac

June 4, 2013

Richard asks…

Civilization IV for Mac free download?

Does anyone know where I can download Civilization IV for mac safe and virus free for free?

Administrator answers:

Sid Meier’s Civilization V (also known as Civilization 5) is a strategy game turn based computer developed by Firaxis and published in September 2010.
142fc496eac1104b24ae30fdcb1cffa1Es the last game of the Civilization series.

In Civilization V, the player leads a civilization from prehistoric times in the future in a procedural map generated by the achievement of one of a number of different victory conditions through research, diplomacy, expansion, economic development, government and military conquest.

The game is based on a completely new game engine with hexagonal tiles instead of square tiles of the previous games in the series. Many elements of Civilization IV and its expansions have been removed or changed, such as religion and espionage. The combat system has been revised, eliminating the stacking of military units and to allow cities to defend shooting directly onto nearby enemies. In addition, the maps contain computer-controlled city-state as non-player characters that are available for trade, diplomacy and conquest.

One of the frontiers of civilization also spread more realistically, which favors a more productive land, and the concept of roads has changed.

Minimum system requirements:
- Operating system: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
- RAM: 2048 MB
- Video: nVidia 9600M GT / 320M recommended
- Apple Computer
X11 must be installed
- About 5.10 GB hard disk space required

Thomas asks…

any one know a good headset for xbox 360 for less than $60?

im looking for good low cost headset. and tell me where to get it from im not buying it from online.

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Daniel asks…

When I install in my MacBook, only the writer comes out. Why is this?

I’ve installed X11 and followed the installation instructions. Somehow when I open the application, only the writer (that makes Docs) came out. Did I do something wrong or do I need to do something more?

Administrator answers:

To access the components other than Writer:

Start (a Writer/Text Document will open)

Go to the “File” menu of the “ Writer” window and select the appropriate component.

See reference below which includes screenshots.

Linda asks…

Problems with the installation of OpenOffice 2.4.1 for Mac?

ive been trying to install the newest version of open Office in german on a MacBook computer (the Intel version as it is an intel computer?) but for some reason it doesnt work. It doesnt open any of the individual applications such as the equivavlent of excel etc. and crashes the computer and cant be closed. Is this a familiar problem? Any ideas as to what to do about it? Thanks a lot !

Administrator answers:

You may not have , anyhow, FOR NOW use NeoOffice but when OpenOffice 3 comes out, ALL MAC PROBLEMS would be solved (NeoOffice is basically OpenOffice-for-mac-that-works-properly)

Ruth asks…

how to open/run .exe files on a mac?

So I’ve downloaded this app that i’ve wanted for a while the problem is its in an .exe file how do I run/open.exe files on a mac without bootcamp or other stuff like that

Administrator answers:

It is true that you cannot run .exe files on mac, however there are ways of doing so on mac anyways. Like Limesticks said, you can always duel boot Windows or buy a PC, however you can also install a program called Wine.

Wine isn’t like a virtual Windows or emulator kind of program, but it’s an open source program that routes the necessary resources that are needed to run a .exe file so that it can run a .exe file. Running Wine is not a simple task though. You should learn how to properly use Terminal, as well as follow proper instructions when handling and using the program. Both of these things are important, especially learning terminal commands. Terminal is a very good thing to learn, but keep in mind not to test some things that could cause the deletion of all data on your computer, non stop.

Things to keep in mind: Wine can actually get viruses, but they won’t affect your mac as it stays inside the Wine mainframe, and will do so so long as you DO NOT give Wine any special privileges. A simple reinstall can get rid of any viruses though, which is nice.


There is also a rating system for programs that run on Wine. I’d highly suggest that you check the application database first before you get ready and start looking into this program some more.


The application database has a wide variety of games and applications on windows that will work with Wine. These applications are also ranked from platinum to garbage. Platinum means that the program works very well, with little to no issues with running on Wine. Garbage, as you could probably guess, means that the program will not run whatsoever. A good example being Pac-Man World 2. This game will not run on Wine whatsoever. It installs correctly, but due to it requiring a restart, the program cannot finish its installation.

You’ll need to do some preparations as well in order to setup Wine, including the installation of Xcode, a software development program for mac, as well as X11, and a few other programs.

I won’t go into the whole process, but to make it clear: This is a free to use, and open source, program that will allow you to run.exe files on your mac so long as it is compatible with Wine. You can check in the application database linked above, or below. For links to help you install and setup Wine, i have a few that might be of some use, but do note that it will involve some reading. I would highly suggest that you learn what to do first/info about it before jumping boat on trying to get it to run on your Mac.

Links: (read into this first before installing)

Finally, i’d also suggest looking into Applescript. You could script your own commands to run programs, as well as in terminal to help run some programs you use through Wine. This all does require a bit of technical know how. To be honest i still haven’t fully grasped an understanding of the technical talk behind it, however i do find it useful to quite an extent.

A friend told me about Wine, and i ended up looking into it to try and install RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe. I was able to do it successfully and had a nice time playing it. The only major glitch was that it would crash if left on the main menu for more than 2 minutes or so. Besides that it would work very well.

Now that that’s all out of the way, good luck. Read into this some more if you plan on installing it. Any other information you can find on the Wine wiki, or do a Google or YouTube search to find out some more info.

I hope this answers your question,

George asks…

How do I install on a macbook?

This is driving me crazy. It says it requires X11. Ok, fine, so I try to run the program and is says “Please install X11“. So I went to and downloaded the X11User.dmg file, but it won’t let me install it because it says a newer version already exists on my hard drive. So how can I install it if it won’t let me, but it requires something that is says I already have?! I refuse to use MS office but this is really making me mad. Any ideas?

Administrator answers:

I found a pdf file that deals with the setup of openoffice
the following was copy/pasted starting at page 27
Mac OS X Installation 2.x is only supported on Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4.
Installing X11
You must have the application ‘’ installed in your utilities folder. To install X11 use
the optional installer on your install CD or DVD and select X11 for installation. For those
MacIntosh users that have trouble with this process, please see Appendix 1 — MacOS Extras
for a simple step-by-step procedure.
Install 2.x Instructions
1. Download the disk image for from the web site.
Locate your disk image and open it.
2. Drag and Drop the icon within the disk image to any place you like on your hard disk.
It is recommended to place it in your Applications folder.
3. You may get a message if you have OpenOffice installed
4. Go to the place that you placed the application in the previous step. You should see the
application icon showing. To start OpenOffice double click the icon.

David asks…

Is there a way to download powerpoint for a mac 10.3.9?

I’m a student and its reallt frustrating haveing an old computer. If there is a wat to donoad can you actually email me how to install it because I wouldnt know how to? Thx

Administrator answers:

You must buy Office for Mac to get PowerPoint. Or, you can use OpenOffice, which creates PowerPoint compatible files. Download at

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