View Full Version : BibleWorks 7 on Intel Mac (Mac OS X 10.5) with CrossOver Mac 6.2.1

05-08-2008, 11:20 AM
For anyone thinking of running BibleWorks without have to have a windows license, it's possible to install and run BibleWorks 7 on Intel Mac by using CrossOver Mac 6.2.1:

1. Install CrossOver Mac 6.2.1;
2. Install IE 6.0 (need this to run internet updates) in a windows 98 bottle (the CrossOver term for a "Windows" environment)
3. Install BW7 using the software installer feature of CrossOver (use the Install unsupported software option);
4. May have to force installation completion after BW7 installs flash player;:(
5. May have to restart CrossOver.:(

So far, BW works alright (including the videos, tutorials and sound files), though the icon toolbar does not appear.

05-08-2008, 03:53 PM
Please post some screen shots or e-mail them to me. Before I attempt to install again, I'd sure like to see what it looks like.

I wonder what it will take to get the toolbar to work?


05-09-2008, 09:01 PM
Here's a screenshot of BW7 on launch.

05-09-2008, 09:16 PM
Here's another screenshot, with search on Chinese Simplified (XP) bible.

Display of chinese text performs erratically. Don't know why though.

05-09-2008, 09:19 PM
Cool! If ONLY we could get the tool bar and fonts to behave.

By chance, have you contacted CrossOver support?

05-09-2008, 09:27 PM
Yep. Will post further dev:)

05-10-2008, 07:55 PM
Thanks for sharing your experiences, effo. This is very useful and valuable information. Thank you 100X!!