Installing Wine For Mac


The trading platform can be installed and used on computers that run Mac OS using Wine. Wine is a free and open source software application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. One of the Wine versions is designed for Mac OS.

  1. Run Wine Mac
  2. Wine Windows On Mac
  3. Installing Wine On Mac Mojave

Note that Wine is not a fully stable application. This means that some functions in the applications you start under it may work improperly or not work at all.

Before you install Wine, make sure that there is no previous Wine installation on your system, either from a package or from source. If you haven't yet installed Wine, you should be fine. Many Linux distributions come with an included Wine package, but due to Wine's rapid development rate these are usually old and often broken versions. A quick tutorial on how to install Wine on Mac OS X. This is one of the easier methods because the other one involves a lot of Terminal commands and waiting.

To install the platform on Mac OS, we recommend that you use the open source software PlayOnMac. PlayOnMac is a Wine-based free software providing easy installation and use of Windows applications on Mac OS.

PlayOnMac Installation

Wine on mac

To install PlayOnMac, go to its official website, open the Downloads section and click the link to download the latest version.

Run the downloaded DMG package from the Downloads section of your system:

This opens the PlayOnMac first launch window. Upon clicking 'Next' the installer starts checking and installing various components required for operation.

The first required component is XQuartz. This is a software tool for using X Window System on Mac OS. X Window System provides standard tools and protocols for building a graphical user interface on UNIX-like OS.

If you have already installed XQuartz or want to install it later, select 'Don't install XQuartz for the moment' or 'I've downloaded file by myself', respectively.

XQuartz is installed in several stages. First of all, read the important information (Read Me) and accept the license terms.

Before the installation, Mac OS security system requests your account password:

Wait for the installation to complete. For the changes to take effect, restart your computer.

After system restart, launch PlayOnMac from the setup file in the Downloads folder. The first launch window will appear again. This time, the installer will offer to install MS Windows fonts required for proper operation.

Accept the license agreement terms and complete the installation. After that, PlayOnMac is ready for use:

Updating Wine

Wine v. 1.4 is installed together with PlayOnMac. The latest stable version is Wine 1.4.1. Wine 1.5.21 beta release containing many improvements is also available for download. However, it may be less stable. It is recommended to install the latest version of Wine.

To update Wine to the latest version, open the top menu of PlayOnMac and select 'Manage Wine Versions':

The window with Wine versions available for installation will open. Select the latest version (currently 1.5.21).

Move the latest Wine version to the right side of the window. The installation process starts after that.

After installation, the new version of Wine will appear in the left pane of PlayOnMac Wine versions manager. You can then close the window and install the trading platform.

Platform Installation

To install the platform, download its installer 'mt5setup.exe'. When the download completes, run the setup file. The file is automatically opened by PlayOnMac.

This will launch the standard installation process, go through all its stages:

After installation PlayOnMac prompts you to create shortcuts for the platform components, including the trading platform, MetaEditor and MetaTester:

Once the necessary shortcuts are created, you can start using the platform. Double click on it in PlayOnMac window to run the platform.

Known Issues

As mentioned above, Wine is not a completely stable application. Thus, some functions of the platform may work improperly. The following issues have been discovered:

  • Market does not wok in Wine

Run Wine Mac

Except for the above problem, you can enjoy all the features of the trading platform on Mac OS.

Platform Data Directory

PlayOnMac creates a separate virtual logical drive with necessary environment for each installed program. The default path of the installed platform's data folder is as follows:

LibraryPlayOnMacWinePrefixClient_Terminal_DriveCProgramFilesClient Terminal

WineHQ is a compatibility layer that runs Windows applications on other operating systems, i.e., Linux, BSD, and macOS. Wine does not emulate the logic of windows; instead, it translates API to POSIX operating systems. It terminates all the memory and performance restrictions of the Windows applications and integrates them in the operating systems. I will show you how to install and configure wineHQ in Ubuntu 20.04 with two easy methods.

Installing Wine from the Ubuntu software repository:

There are two methods available, installing from the Ubuntu repository lets you install a fully stable version of Wine. The 2nd method lets you decide whichever version you want to install on your operating system. There are currently three versions of Wine, i.e., WineHQ stable version, WineHQ staging version, and WineHQ Development version.

Method 1:

The Wine tool is available in the Ubuntu 20.04 repository, and the recommended method to install a stable version is through the Ubuntu repository.

Step 1:

As always, first, update and upgrade your APT.

Step 2:

You have to enable “multiarch” in the terminal to define your system architecture. Also, update your APT again.

Step 3:

Now write the following command in your terminal window to install Wine recommended version.

This stable version includes all the necessary libraries needed for the WineHQ stable utility.

Step 4:
When the installation completes, you will be able to check the installed version via the following command.

Method 2:

To install Wine via Wine build repository, you have to remove all other wine packages such as the wine-mono or the winetricks; otherwise, it will cause dependency conflicts.

Step 1:

As Wine needs 32-bit architecture for installation, so change it by the following command

Step 2:

Now download the repository key and add it to the APT through the following command

$ wget-O – sudoapt-key add -

Step 3:

Now add the repository via focal main, which is the main repository for ubuntu software.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb focal main’

Step 4:

Update your APT to save the necessary changes.

Step 5:

Wine Windows On Mac

Now here comes the main part which lets you decide which package you want to install.

For Stable package:

$ sudo apt install--install-recommends winehq-stable

For Development Package:

For Staging Package:

$ sudo apt install--install-recommends winehq-staging

Step 6:

Installing Wine On Mac Mojave

For Ubuntu WineHQ packages, you have to reconfigure the settings to enable some features which get disabled by default due to potential security risk.

$ dpkg-reconfigure wine-<packagename>-amd64 wine-<packagename>

The text inside these two tags “<” “>” should be replaced with your install wine package.


I have shown you how to install all the different versions of the WineHQ utility tool in Ubuntu 20.04. Wine is one of the handiest tools, it runs most of the windows executable programs on Linux.

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