Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

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Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby bananafishbones » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:59 pm

I'm running Newsbin Pro 6.42 on my Mac OSX 10.8. I installed the 32bit version within Crossover Office by Codeweavers. If you look online you can pick up CO for around $30 (with an online coupon). I do not work for nor am i affiliated with Codeweavers in any way.

I just wanted to share what I've been able to do for those who use a Mac. A virtual environment is not needed.

I'm still testing but I've been able to download large files at very good speeds and unraring and handling of files without issue. I'll reply if I spot any problems with advanced features but at least it works.

I apologize if this is the wrong forum.

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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby Quade » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:37 pm

Nice. Glad you got it working.
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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby DThor » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:02 am

That's cool. You'll probably find some odd graphical issues here and there since that's sort of par for the course with any wine based solutions, but certainly it can be quite usable. I didn't know crossover ported to Mac...

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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby bananafishbones » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:13 am

That's true. The server setup and other configuration windows might display discolored (rarely though) but the main window for searching and manageing files, groups and downloads looks fantastic. There are a few slight imperfections but are hard to spot and not a problem at all.

I'm running it on my iMac 27" and I love the added screen resolution and room. Easy on the eyes.
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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby wkbrad » Sun May 11, 2014 5:12 pm

Thank you for this. I've been a NB user, and HUGE fan, for 10 years and just migrated to a mac. Was stressing out over having to move to a different product.

I'm using the trial version of CO but everything is working lovely. Only had the option to install 32 bit version.

Installation was a breeze....very straight forward. Am running OSX 10.9

Hurray!
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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby Quade » Sun May 11, 2014 7:18 pm

You know, now that I support download in Android. I do wonder how hard it would be to make it work under OSX? Lets just say it's on my mind. After Android I need to get it building under Linux. Once that's done, it's just a matter of figuring how to do it on OSX. My wife gave me her old Mac Mini so, I do have some hardware to play with now.

I can't promise anything but, it's becoming more possible by the day.
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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby jackholexxxx » Mon May 12, 2014 4:44 pm

Quade wrote:I can't promise anything but, it's becoming more possible by the day.


This would be glorious. I could finally ditch my windows VM.
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Re: Newsbin Pro 6.42 Working on Mac OSX 10.8

Postby wkbrad » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:44 pm

Agreed....."Glorious"
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