Mac Wine Install

Re: Where does Wine install my windows stuff on my mac? Post by doh123 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:39 pm bryan23 wrote: Alright I just installed like 3-4 games using wine and whenever it asked me where I want to install it, I usually click next etc. Oct 13, 2020 Wine Mac Install On Mac; Wine Install Mac Download; Wine for Mac (originally an acronym for ‘Wine Is Not an Emulator’) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Aug 06, 2011 A quick tutorial on how to install Wine on Mac OS X.

Wine has its own directX implementation. Installing MS DirectX is not a good idea ad can actually break things or make things run worse. It can help with some games, but you shouldn't do it unless the game will not work without it. That doesn't mean the game says it wants directx that you should install it. You should only install it if, and only if the directX in Wine is not working right. Wine (stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a free way to install Windows on your Mac and it works by “wrapping” Windows in macOS. Note that Wine is 32 bit only which means it does not work with macOS Catalina which only supports 64 bit applications. What is Wine for Mac. Wine allows OS X users to run Windows applications. Note: this listing is for the official release of Wine, which only provides source code. If you want a version of Wine that is packaged specifically for OS X, then use Winebottler, available here. Wine (originally an acronym for 'Wine Is Not an Emulator') is a.

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Installing WineHQ packages

Official WineHQ packages of the development and stable branches are available for macOS 10.8 to 10.14 (Wine won't work on macOS Catalina 10.15). Please test these packages and report any bugs at

Mac Wine Install


  1. XQuartz >= 2.7.7
  2. Gatekeeper must not be set to block unsigned packages.


Both .pkg files and tarball archives are available at

Installing from a .pkg file is recommended for inexperienced users.

To install from a .pkg file, double-click on the package, and the usual macOS installer wizard should open. The process should be self-explanatory. It is possible to install the package either for all users (needs administrator privileges), or just for your current user. After the installation is finished, you should find an entry 'Wine Staging' or 'Wine Devel' in your Launchpad. By clicking on it, a new Terminal window opens with a short introduction into some important wine commands. You can now directly start wine/winecfg/... from the Terminal, as the PATH variable is set correctly. For user convenience, the package also associates itself with all *.exe files, which means you can run windows executables just by double-clicking on them.

To install from a tarball archive, simply unpack it into any directory. There is no need to set DYLD_* environment variables; all paths are relative, so it should work as long as the directory structure is preserved (you can skip the /usr prefix though using --strip-components 1).


For more information, see and

Installing Winehq packages using homebrew

Winehq packages can be installed using homebrew

XQuartz can be installed using;

To install wine the following command can be used;

wine-stable, wine-devel or wine-staging packages can be installed using the above example.The advantage of installing via homebrew means wine is available from a standard terminal sessionThe --no-quarantine line to used to above brew adding the quarantine bit

Building Wine

See Building Wine on macOS

Uninstalling Wine

  • Remove the source tree and binaries.

Using Homebrew:

Mac Wine Install

Using MacPorts, uninstall the wine package you previously installed:

Replace wine with wine-devel if you installed the development version.

Otherwise and if you used `sudo make install`, revert it:


Then simply delete your local Wine source code directory:

  • Clean-up pseudo C: drive and registry entries as well as all programs installed to C:
  • Check the hidden directory `$HOME/.local/` where Wine stores some desktop menu entries and icon files as it interoperates with the X.Org Foundation and the Free Desktop.

Note: Files in this directory are unused on macOS unless you use a UNIX window manager and other X11 applications instead of the native MacOS apps.

Third Party Versions

Third party versions of Wine, such as Wineskin, Winebottler, and PlayOnMac, are not supported by WineHQ. If you are using one of those products, please retest in plain Wine before filing bugs, submitting AppDB test reports, or asking for help on the forum or in IRC.

See Also

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This tutorial explains how to use Embird (native Windows application) with Wine on Apple Mac computer. Before installing Embird, it is necessary to install XQuartz application and then to install Wine application. Both of these applications are available free of charge.

1 - Install XQuartz.

2 - Install Wine.

3 - Download installation file of Embird (32-bit) version. Then run this file by selecting it in 'Downloads' (Picture No. 1).

Note: Do not download 64-bit version of Embird, it seems that this one does not work with current version of Wine.

1. Run installer of 32-bit Embird

4 - Wait until 'Wine' finishes its initial setting (Picture No. 2).


2. Wait until 'Wine' finishes its initial setting

5 - Click 'Setup' button in the installer of Embird, which appears on the screen (Picture No. 3).

3. Click 'Setup' button

6 - Choose language and select 'OK' to continue (Picture No. 4).

4. Choose language

7 - Read the license agreement and then select option 'I accept the terms in the license agreement' and click 'Install' button to continue (Picture No. 5).

5. License agreement

8 - Wait until the installation process is finished (Picture No. 6).

6. Wait until the installation process is finished

9 - Download launch_embird_on_mac_in_wine.exe and use it to launch Embird (Picture No. 7). Click the icon with 'red wine glass' in 'Downloads' and wait a moment until Wine is launched and Embird starts. (Skip the following step 10 if you use this way of launching Embird.)

7. Download 'launch_embird_on_mac_in_wine.exe' and use it to launch Embird

10 - Or, alternatively, from Launchpad launch Wine application (Picture No. 8). To run Embird, Wine requires to type in the following command:

wine 'C:Program Files (x86)EMBIRD32EMBIRD.EXE'

Tip: Use Clipboard to transfer this command to Wine. Select the text above, then depress cmd and C simultaneously to copy it to Clipboard. Finally, click Wine and depress cmd and V keys simultaneously to paste it to Wine.

8. Launch Wine from Launchpad and start 'embird.exe' manually

Mac Wineskin

11 - Embird running on Mac with Wine (Picture No. 9)

9. Embird running on Mac with Wine

Mac Install Wine Command

Note: Please note, that applications XQuartz and Wine for Apple Mac are not developed nor supported by Embird team. Also, because Embird is natively Windows application, it is not quaranteed that all portions of program run smoothly in Wine on Apple Mac.