RUN META TRADER V4.226, METASTOCK PRO V11, AMIBROKER V5.3 :D
I have been running MT4 on a mac mini for 6 months - using Parrallels v5 in crystal mode (XP)
never had a problem - runs awesome -
Here is how to get MetaTrader4 (MT4) Forex trading platforms to work under Mac OS X.
Requirement: You must be using a Mac with the Intel Duo Core Processor.
1. Download CrossOver
Download a 30-day trial version of CrossOver from CodeWeavers at
(the for-sale version only costs $60).
2. Install CrossOver and quartz-wm
At the end of the installation it will request you insert Disk 1 from
your Mac OS X install disks which came with your Intel Mac. This is
important as a small file (quartz-wm) needs to be extracted from the
X11 package. If for whatever reason you don’t see a dialog indicating
that this was successfull (happened to me 2x), delete all installed
CrossOver files and try again.
3. Create WinXP Bottle in CrossOver
At Configure/Manage Bottles within CrossOver create a new winxp bottle.
You can name it anything you want. For here, I’ll refer to it as the
winxp bottle. This will create a bottle stored within your user folder
(see path below).
4. Copy/Paste MFC DLLs
From within your valid, licensed copy of Windows XP, navigate to the
system32 folder and locate the following DLLs: mfc40.dll and mfc42.dll.
Copy these to your Mac and then move them to the equivalent WinXP
“bottle” within your user folder. The path is
5. Copy/Paste wingding Font
To properly show symbols and arrows, locate the wingding.ttf file in
your Windows proper installation and copy it to your CrossOver
installation in the /windows/fonts/ directory.
6. Install MT4
Download the MT4 installer (e.g. mt4setup.exe) from your broker. I
tested using FXDD’s latest MT4 build 205. Double-click on the .exe and
it should take you to CrossOver and begin running the MT4 installer the
same as you’re familiar with when running on Windows. Select all of the
default options for where MT4 will be installed. At the end, de-select
(this is important) the option to auto-launch MT4 after installation is
completed. (This doesn’t work.)
7. Launch MT4
From within the CrossOver application, go to the Programs menu and then
select the MT4 application (it may be within a sub-menu with a symbolic
link to the actual terminal app).
MT4 should launch and look just as good as from within Windows! And, MetaEditor launches as well!
Hi Leo - can you please advise how you got Metastock v11 running under Crossover please. This would help us aLOT
Actually, you don't even need Wine Bottler. Download and watch the video I made today, if interested.
Forget my last post. Sorry, I didn't see the "How To" link at bottom of WineBottler page, which leads here: