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"Just a word to praise your efforts on the new version 5.

It is a tremendous improvement over previous versions, especially in regard to language use.

I have three other bible software programs which I use, yours is head and shoulders above the others.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!"

James B.
Kokomo, Indiana

Is there a Macintosh version of PC Study Bible?

The answer is "Yes and No."

Yes, we hear there is a way to run PC Study Bible on the Apple Macintosh (Mac) and it works great.  (See below.)

No, Biblesoft has not written a version of PC Study Bible specifically for the Apple Macintosh operating systems (OS). If you are currently running PC Study Bible through a Windows OS emulator on the Macintosh, any technical support through Biblesoft will be based on the Windows version you are using.

This knowledgebase article is not an endorsement of any product or company.  However, we have learned from users that PC Study Bible will operate successfully with certain Windows OS emulators running on the Mac OS.  Since Biblesoft doesn't support the Mac, these user reports/suggestions have not been verified or tested by Biblesoft.

So how do I run PC Study Bible on a Mac?

  • The Intel Macs have the speed for running PC Study Bible. Parallels software rather than Bootcamp is the best option for Intel-based Mac users since it allows for both operating systems to be running at the same time. This means cutting and pasting from PC Study Bible to a Mac program is easy. Parallels costs about $80, but the user must also have a copy of Windows meeting PC Study Bible technical requirements installed and operating as well, (e.g. Windows XP).  Fusion is another product similar to Parallels, and is preferred by many users.  Finally, one user reports: "I am able to run my PC SB 5 Pro library on my Mac using Crossover, an application from codeweavers. It does have some glitches but keeps getting better with every release."
  • There have also been reports of PC Study Bible running successfully using WineBottler. See http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/
  • PC Study Bible appears to provide full functionality on the Mac when run under Virtual PC by Microsoft. Virtual PC Version 5 was reported as being a very slow performer while Version 7 is reported as being acceptable. We do not know if there is a particular minimum hardware configuration for the Mac that is needed to provide acceptable performance.
     
  • Please note: Parallels will not work on older Macs which use Motorola chips, rather than Intel chips.
      
  • For non-Intel Macs...Virtual PC still seems to be the best way to go, but it can be extremely slow. The best version of Virtual PC however is Version 7 that comes with Windows 2000, not Windows XP. The one with Windows 2000 is faster according to information from users who have tried this option.
     
  • To do the Windows right-click operation on a Mac, we have heard that you put two fingers on the touchpad, then click.  When using Windows in the Parallels environment, with a Mac mouse, do Ctrl+Shift+ Mouse click.

    If you have any information to add about running PC Study Bible on a Mac, feel free to email a comment and it will be considered for addition to this article.

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