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Date/Time: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:59:00 +0000

[User Discussion] - Wine still supported?

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[2019-04-12 16:53:01]
User683844 - Posts: 24

I use a Mac and Wine to run SC v 1853. Following download of current version, the following pops up:
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[2019-04-12 16:56:28]
archymede - Posts: 7
The last version of Sierra charts works really well for me under archlinux and wine-staging 4.5-2
[2019-04-12 21:33:47]
Kiwi - Posts: 266
Mines working with wine on Linux Mint:

~ > wine --version
wine-3.0 (Ubuntu 3.0-1ubuntu1)

If you post the details from that error, Sierra Engineering might have an idea about what you should do. You might tell them what version of osx etc you are using as well.
[2019-04-12 22:12:19]
User683844 - Posts: 24
I’m running macOS v 10.13.6. I tried the latest Wine Stable and it won’t even open SC, let alone allow me to download the latest version. Can a SS engineer please address this?

[2019-04-13 02:10:06]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 72845
We cannot help with this. Do not use Wine.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

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If your question/request has been answered and you do not have anything further, then it is easiest for us if you do not reply again to say thank you.
[2019-04-14 02:33:12]
Kiwi - Posts: 266
Wine is good in Linux. Not sure why it's a problem in AppleLand but there's probably an equivalent with a fee to Apple that will work.
[2019-04-14 18:21:56]
ganz - Posts: 944

[2019-04-16 01:07:07]
seand - Posts: 30
Wine has two different drivers... One that converts the WinAPI calls to native MacOS calls and another that converts to X11 calls. If you install winetricks and xquartz and use the X11 driver you should get the same results as users running on Linux.

[2019-04-27 09:04:41]
T44 - Posts: 180
We cannot help with this. Do not use Wine.

You can get a Windows Server 2008 instance in the cloud for $0.20/hour or less and connect to it via RDP from any OS (using `xfreerdp` in Linux). This avoids any issues with Wine.
[2019-04-29 02:30:43]
User972768 - Posts: 90
Take a look at VMware Fusion. Quite often they do sales on all VMware products. If you have Win 10 license, then this setup is one of the best to run any Windows app on Mac IMHO. There are other VM managers that run under macOS, but I don't have recent personal experience with them after I chose VMware few years ago.

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