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  • How do I install MT4 on my MAC?

    Please follow our step by step download guide​ below.

    The following user guide has been published by MetaQuotes Software Corp. on 2 July 2012:

    Introduction

    Apple products have become very popular. MetaQuotes Software Corp. attentively follows the progress of the IT industry and has already released the special mobile applications for iOS-based devices - MetaTrader 4 for iPhone and MetaTrader 5 for iPhone.

    There are many topics on the MQL4.community forum, where people are seeking a solution for running MetaTrader 4 under the Mac OS operating system. In this article, you will find out how to work in MetaTrader 4 via the Apple's popular operating system.


    Installing Wine on Mac OS

    Wine is a free software that allows users of the Unix-based systems to run an application developed for the Microsoft Windows systems. Among all the Wine versions there is one for Mac OS.

    Note that Wine is not a fully stable application. Thus, some functions in the applications you start under it may work improperly or not work at all.

    For the installation on Mac OS we recommend to use the free application PlayOnMac. PlayOnMac is a Wine-based software for easy installation of Windows applications on Mac OS.

     

    PlayOnMac Installation

    To install PlayOnMac, open the product's official web site, move to Downloads section and click the link for downloading the latest version.

    Downloading PlayOnMac

    After downloading the DMG package, launch it from Downloads section of your system:

    Launching PlayOnMac installation

    PlayOnMac first launch window will appear. After clicking "Next", the installer will start checking and installing the various components necessary for work.

    PlayOnMac first launch

    The first necessary component is XQuartz. This is a software for using X Window System on Mac OS. X Window System provides standard tools and protocols for building the graphical user interface in Unix-like OS.

    Installing XQuartz

    If you have already installed XQuartz or want to install it later, select "Don't install XQuartz for the moment" or "I've downloaded file by myself", respectively.

    XQuartz installation is performed in several stages. First of all, you should read the important information (Read Me) and accept the license conditions.

    Installing XQuartz

    Before the installation, Mac OS security system will ask you to enter your account's password:

    Installing XQuartz

    Wait for the installation to complete. For changes to take effect, you should restart your PC.

    Completing XQuartz installation

    After restarting the system, launch PlayOnMac again from the setup file in Downloads folder. The first launch window will appear again. This time, the installer will offer to install MS Windows fonts necessary for correct operation.

    Installing fonts

    Accept the license agreement conditions and wait till the installation is complete. After that, PlayOnMac is ready for use. Its main window will appear:

    PlayOnMac main window

     

    Updating Wine

    Wine v. 1.4 is installed together with PlayOnMac. Wine 1.4.1 is the latest stable version at the moment. Wine 1.5.21 beta release containing many improvements is also available for download. However, it may be less stable. It is recommended to install the latest version of Wine.

    To upgrade Wine to the latest version, open PlayOnMac upper menu and select Manage Wine Versions:

    Manage Wine versions

    The window with Wine versions available for installation will open. Select the latest version (1.5.21 at the moment).

    Wine versions available for installation

    Move the latest Wine version to the right side of the window. The installation will start.

    Updating Wine to the latest version

    After the installation is complete, the new version of Wine will appear in the left part of PlayOnMac Wine versions manager window. You can then close the window and install MetaTrader 4 trading terminal.

     

    MetaTrader 4 Installation

    To install MetaTrader 4, download the distribution package from www.metatrader4.com official web site. Go to Download section and click "Download free".

    Downloading MetaTrader 4 distribution package

    After the download is complete, launch the setup file. PlayOnMac will be used automatically to open it.

    Installing MetaTrader 4

    The standard terminal installation process with all its stages will start:

    Installing MetaTrader 4

    When the installation is complete, PlayOnMac will offer you to create the shortcuts for MetaTrader 4 terminal components - the client terminal itself and MetaEditor:

    Creating shortcuts

    After creating the necessary shortcuts, you can start using MetaTrader 4. Double click on it in PlayOnMac window to launch the terminal.

    Installed MetaTrader 4 terminal

    Below you can see MetaTrader 4 terminal on Mac OS:

    MetaTrader 4 on Mac OS


    Known Issues

    As it has been already mentioned above, Wine is not a completely stable software. Thus, some functions of the MetaTrader 4 terminal may work improperly. The following issues are currently discovered:

    • News are not displayed, in case they contain Unicode symbols. News in English are displayed correctly.
    • Market is unavailable

    Except for the above problems, you can enjoy all the features of MetaTrader 4 on Mac OS.

     

    MetaTrader 4 Data Directory

    PlayOnMac creates a separate virtual logical drive with necessary environment for each installed program. The default path of the installed terminal's data folder is as follows:

    Library\PlayOnMac\WinePrefix\MetaTrader_4_\Drive C\Program Files\MetaTrader 4

     

    Conclusion

    In this article we described a fast and easy way to run the most popular application for Forex trading in Mac OS. We hope that this article, or - to be more precise - the comments to it, will become a good place for accumulating useful information about running MetaTrader 4 under this operating system.

     


    Translated from Russian by MetaQuotes Software Corp.
    Original article: https://www.mql5.com/ru/articles/1356



    Disclaimer:
    ETX CAPITAL IS NEITHER THE AUTHOR OF THE USER GUIDE ABOVE NOR THE PROVIDER OF ANY SOFTWARE PRODUCT DESCRIBED IN THE USER GUIDE. ETX CAPITAL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND IN RELATION TO THE USER GUIDE AND THE SAFETY, SUITABILITY, LACK OF VIRUSES, INACCURACIES, TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OF ANY SOFTWARE PRODUCT DESCRIBED IN THE USER GUIDE. THERE ARE INHERENT DANGERS IN THE USE OF ANY SOFTWARE, AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER ANY SOFTWARE PRODUCT DESCRIBED IN THE USER GUIDE IS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT AND OTHER SOFTWARE INSTALLED ON YOUR EQUIPMENT. YOU ARE ALSO SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROTECTION OF YOUR EQUIPMENT AND BACKUP OF YOUR DATA, AND ETX CAPITAL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES YOU MAY SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH USING OR MODIFYING ANY SOFTWARE PRODUCT DESCRIBED IN THE USER GUIDE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ETX CAPITAL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, ARISING OUT OF THE USER GUIDE AND/OR THE USE OF ANY SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN THE USER GUIDE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION.

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