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Since Apple's Mac computers become more popular, lots of our customers are choosing Mac over Windows PC. That's why we have created this guide to help you install MetaTrader 4 on Mac OS.
Installing Wine and PlayOnMac on Mac OS
In our opinion installing Wine and PlayOnMac software, is the fastest and easiest way to run the most popular applications for Forex trading on the Mac OS. Below, there is a detailed guide on how to install them on the Mac OS
Wine is free software that allows Unix-based system users to run an application developed for Microsoft Windows. Among all the versions there is one for Mac OS.
Please note that Wine is not completely stable application. Thus, some features may not work correctly or do not work at all.
For installation on Mac OS, we recommend using a free application PlayOnMac. PlayOnMac is Wine-software applications for convenient installation of Windows, in Mac OS.
To install PlayOnMac you need to go to the official website of the product, go to the download section and click on the link to download the latest version.
After downloading the package DMG, run it from the Downloads section of your system:
PlayOnMac window appears at the first run. After clicking "Next", the installer will check for and install the various components needed for the proper work of the software.
The first necessary component is XQuartz. This software is used to run X Window System on Mac OS. X Window System provides standard protocols and tools for building a graphical user interface on Unix-like OS.
If you have XQuartz already installed or want to install it later, select "Do not install XQuartz for the moment" or "I’ve downloaded the file by myself," respectively.
The installation XQuartz is performed in several steps. First of all, you should read the important information (Read Me) and accept the software license agreement.
Before installation, Mac OS will ask you to enter the password of your account:
Wait until the installation is complete. For the changes to take effect, you must restart your Mac.
After restarting the system, run the PlayOnMac installation file again from Downloads folder. The first startup screen appears again. At this time, the installation program asks you to install MS Windows fonts required for proper operation.
Accept the license agreement and wait for completion of the installation. Thereafter, PlayOnMac is ready for use.
Wine 1.4 is installed with PlayOnMac. Wine 1.4.1 is the latest stable version at the moment. Wine 1.5.21 beta, containing many improvements is also available for download. Nevertheless, it may be less stable. It is recommended to install the latest non-beta version of Wine.
To upgrade to the latest version of Wine, open PlayOnMac the top menu and select manage Wine versions:
A window with the version of Wine available for installation will appear. Select the latest version (1.5.21 at the moment).
Move the latest version of Wine tj the right part of the window. The installation will begin
After the installation is complete, the new version of Wine appears on the left side in PlayOnMac Wine window manager version. Then you can close the window and install MetaTrader 4 trading terminal.
After the download is complete, run the installation file. PlayOnMac will be used automatically to open it.
As already mentioned, Wine is not completely stable software. Thus, some of the features of the MetaTrader 4 may not work properly. For example the news is not displayed if they contain Unicode characters. Nevertheless, news in English is displayed correctly.
We hope that this guide helped you to install MetaTrader 4 on Mac OS.
If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact our technical support service.
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