edit: I am going to try installing it with wine and see if that works
Wine is a better option than a virtual machine anyway, if your purpose is simply to run SE. When you run something through Wine, it will integrate much better with your host OS, and it's a total bloat and a waste of memory to bring up a full operating system just to run a single application. Wine is simply a translating layer between the Windows API and POSIX and it makes Windows redundant (I don't have Windows on my computer at all).
Wine runs on x86 Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris (and other?) POSIX compliant operating systems. Most development has been done on Linux, though, so things probably work best there. Let us know how it works on Mac.
I installed Kubuntu 13.10 fresh on a netbook a couple of days ago. The first thing I did was to unzip SE and it ran out of the box, nothing extra had to be installed. It was just a $300 netbook, so I only got around 5 fps for the startup location, though (Kerbal runs at acceptable speed though).
NIL DIFFICILE VOLENTI
Edited by midtskogen - Saturday, 19.10.2013, 19:42
Looks like it's pretty much impossible because it took a hole day and it was still converting SE and I just kind of gave up I looked at the log and there where a lot of errors so I think it won't really work.
Looks like it's pretty much impossible because it took a hole day and it was still converting SE
What was converting SE and why?
I take that as you tried to run SE through Wine and nothing happened?
On my computer it takes less than a second to get the splash screen and less than 10 seconds to get the main menu. I don't know how fast it would load if I had Windows, but Wine isn't supposed to slow anything down. It's not emulating, converting or anything. It just catches calls to the Windows API on the fly and offer reimplementations for them on the host OS. In principle it could be faster. It wouldn't surprise me if the file system is faster on Mac or Linux.