Note: With MetaTrader 4 build 630 and above, MT4 is unable to run on PlayOnMac due to incompatibilities with WINE.
How to install MetaTrader 4 (MT4) on Mac OS?
This is a question which is asked frequently. Previously we wrote an article detailing 5 great tips to use Metatrader MT4 on Mac OS. Recently, PlayOnMac offers a FREE, OPEN-SOURCE Solution.
PlayOnMac is a free alternative to run MetaTrader 4 (MT4) on Mac OS
PlayOnMac is a software which allows you to run software designed for Microsoft®’s Windows® on your Mac OS.
Installation is straight forward. Simply follow the steps below broken up into 3 Sections
Installing PlayOnMac Software
1.) Download the PlayOnMac installer which can be found here: http://www.playonmac.com/en/download.html
2.) Once you’ve downloaded the software, run the PlayOnMac icon and drag it into the Application folder
3.) The installer will prompt to ensure you’re connected to the internet, Click on Next
4.) After PlayOnMac is installed, the installer will prompt you to install XQuartz which is a necessary component. Select “Please download XQuartz for me” then Click on Next.
*If you’ve already installed XQuartz previously you can choose not to install it.
Click on Next/Continue when prompted to.
You’ll be prompted to enter your login & password to allow the installation to continue.
You’ll be notified that a reboot your system to allow the installation to be completed is required. Click on OK.
When the installation process for XQuartz is completed, you will receive a prompt. Click on Close
The program will run an update at this point. Allow the update and if you wish the software to update automatically in the future then check the option to allow this.
Once the update is done. The installer will prompt you to reboot your machine.
Updating Wine emulator to latest stable version
5.) After rebooting, you would need to update the Wine emulator to the latest version (1.6.1 at the time of writing)
Run the application PlayOnMac. Click on Tools and Click on Manage Wine versions.
Scroll down on the Available Wine Version and select 1.6.1 then click on > to install.
Click on Next/Continue when prompted to complete the installation.
Installing MetaTrader 4 via PlayOnMac
6.) Download the MetaTrader 4 installer: http://www.bit.ly/axidemo
Run the installer after you’ve downloaded it. Automatically, it will be run by PlayOnMac
Click on Next when prompted to.
Key in the name of the program when prompted.
Click on Next when prompted.
Click on Next after accepting the End-User License Agreement
Uncheck “Launch program after successful installation” then Click Next
You might receive an error message. Just ignore it and click on Next.
When prompted to make a shortcut, select terminal.exe and Click on Next
Click on Not Now if prompted to install Xcode.
Once the installation is completed, you’ll see MetaTrader 4 in your PlayOnMac list. Select the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) application then Click on Run.
After following the above steps you will be able to run MetaTrader 4 on your Mac OS. The above screenshots were captured through an installation of PlayOnMac on OSX version 10.9 (Mavericks).
Tflow® students who wish to install TX Auto Alert following this installation can continue the process in the following link.
*Disclaimer: Solutions offered are As Is and in no way endorsements nor will we bear any responsibility. Install and use at your own discretion.
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