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I have to plan an event and do some minor map changes. I've recently switched from using a PC to a Mac - how can I run OCAD and PurplePen on the Mac ?

Is there any way of doing this for free ?

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The most popular way to do this for free is using VirtualBox from Sun.

You can use that to run a virtual PC which has Windows on it and then install OCAD and/or PurplePen on the virtual machine.

The steps are:

  1. Install Virtual Box and create a new virtual machine
  2. Install Windows on the new virtual machine (use the key from your old Windows machine if is no longer in use)
  3. Install Windows software on the virtual machine

There is plenty of good help about how to do this on the web, not specific to OCAD or PurplePen, but which will nevertheless help.

There is other software available for doing this, both free (VMWARE) and commercial (Parallels), but the Virtual Box approach seems to be the most popular at the moment.