The trading platform can be installed and used on computers running Mac OS with the help of Wine. Wine is a free software that allows users of systems like Unix to run applications developed for use on Microsoft Windows. Among other Wine versions, there is one for Mac OS.
Wine is not a stable application, which means that not all functions can operate properly.
For the installation on Mac OS, we recommend to use the freely available application PlayOnMac. PlayOnMac is a software based on Wine that allows to easily install Windows applications on Mac OS system.
To install PlayOnMac, open the programme's official website, go to the “Downloads” section and click on the link download the latest version. (see Fig. 1).
After downloading the DMG-package, open it from the “Downloads” section of your system.
PlayOnMac first launch window will appear. After clicking "Next", the installer will verify the installation of the various components.
The first necessary component required for operation is XQuartz. It is a software for using the X Window System in Mac OS. X Window System provides standard tools and protocols for building a graphical user interface to operating systems like Unix.
If you have already installed XQuartz or you want to install it later, select “Don’t install XQuartz for the moment” or “I’ve downloaded the file by myself”.
The installation of XQuartz is completed in several stages. The first step is to read the important information (Read Me) and agree with the terms of the license.
Before the installation, Mac OS security system will require you to enter a password for your account.
Wait until the installation is complete. In order for the changes to take effect, you must restart your computer.
After restarting the system, open PlayOnMac from the setup file in the “Downloads” folder. The first launch window will appear again. This time, the installer will offer to install the necessary MS Windows fonts for proper operation.
Agree with the conditions of the license agreement and wait until the installation is complete. After that, PlayOnMac is ready for use. Then, its main window will appear.
Update of Wine
To upgrade Wine to the latest version, open PlayOnMac from the top menu and select “Manage Wine Versions”.
After that, the window with the Wine versions available for installation will open. Select the latest version (currently the 1.5.21 version).
After the installation is complete, the latest version of Wine will appear on the left side of PlayOnMac Wine versions manager window. You can close the window and proceed with the installation of the trading platform.
Download MetaTrader and proceed to install the platform. When download is complete, open the setup file. It will be opened automatically with the help of PlayOnMac.
After that, the standard installation process will begin. Please complete all stages.
After the installation is complete, PlayOnMac will offer you to create shortcuts for platform components, as well as editor codes for "MetaEditor" and "MetaTester".
Trading through these programmes is done at your own risk. Please review the features and functions of these applications before you start trading. If you do not have adequate experience, it is advised to first test the operation of the trading platform on a demo account.