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MetaTrader 4 Terminal on Mac OS

GAINSY MetaTrader 4 Terminal on Mac OS

You can use the MT4 terminal on computers with Mac OS via Wine Software. This software allows users of Unix-based systems to work with applications that were created under Microsoft Windows. It has also been developed Wine version under Mac OS.

How to install terminal on Mac OS?

Please pay your attention! Developers of Wine do not guarantee the stable operation of their product. Thus, some of the app features may not work correctly.

We recommend to use PlayOnMac application for installation the terminal on Mac OS. PlayOnMac - is a program, based on Wine that is freely available and allows you to install Windows-based software in Mac OS.

How to install PlayOnMac?

  1. To do this, you should go to the official website of the program. Then follow to the Downloads section and download the latest version of the product.

  2. PlayOnMac installation
  3. Download and run the installer DMG-package.

  4. PlayOnMac installation
  5. Then you will see a window of the first opening of PlayOnMac. Click "Next" in order to the installer check and set up all the components which are necessary for work.

  6. PlayOnMac installation
  7. One of the most necessary components to work is considered to be XQuartz. This application allows you to use X Window System in Mac OS. It also includes standard tools and protocols of creating the graphical client interface in Unix OS.

  8. PlayOnMac installation
  9. Perhaps you have previously installed XQuartz or want to install it later. Then you should select «Do not install XQuartz for the moment» or «I've downloaded file by myself», respectively.
    Installing of Xquartz takes place in several levels. First you'll need to look through "Read Me" and accept the license agreement.

  10. PlayOnMac installation
  11. Also, before the first stage of installation Mac OS will ask you to enter a password of your account.

  12. PlayOnMac installation
  13. Wait for the full completion of installation. Then restart your computer to allow the changes take an effect.

  14. PlayOnMac installation
  15. After rebooting the OS system, run PlayOnMac again. We remind you that this file is in the Downloads folder by default. The first launch window will greet you again. At this time, the installer will offer you to install the MS Windows fonts. Correctness of the work will depend on this.

  16. PlayOnMac installation
  17. Confirm the acceptance of license conditions and wait for the end of installation process. Now PlayOnMac is ready for use. Here is the main window of the program:

  18. PlayOnMac installation

How to install MetaTrader 4 terminal?

  1. To get started, download the installation file gainsy4setup.exe. Then run it. The installer will be automatically opened through PlayOnMac.

  2. MT4 terminal installation
  3. Next there will be opened the installation menu of the terminal. Complete all steps of installation and end the process correctly.

  4. MT4 terminal installation
  5. After installation, you can create shortcuts to the terminal components. For client MT4 and MetaEditor code editor:

  6. MT4 terminal installation
  7. You are now ready to launch the trading terminal. Select terminal in PlayOnMac window and click on it twice.

  8. MT4 terminal installation

How to update the Wine?

Wine version 1.4 will be installed in parallel with PlayOnMac. The most stable version of Wine now - is 1.4.1. The beta version of Wine 1.5.21 is also available for download, but it can be less stable. Although it contains a large amount of improvement. We advise you to install the latest version of Wine.

  1. If you want to upgrade Wine to the latest version, you have to open Tools menu at the top of application and select the Manage Wine Versions.

  2. Wine Software updating
  3. Then you will see a window with possible Wine versions to install. Click on the most recent - 1.5.21 at this moment.

  4. Wine Software updating
  5. Drag and drop the required version to right column of the window. Then there will begin installation. Wait until the process will be completed.

  6. Wine Software updating

After installation, you can use the new version of Wine. It will appear at the left of PlayOnMac wine versions manager.

The most common problems

We have already mentioned that Wine application is not sufficiently stable. Some terminal options may not work properly. Here are some of the known issues:

  • Market does not work.

Other terminal functions in Mac are available for use in full.

Registry data terminal

PlayOnMac creates a separate virtual logical disk with the necessary environment for every installed program. After installation this registry can be found at the following location:

Library\PlayOnMac\WinePrefix\Client_Terminal_\Drive C\Program Files\Client Terminal

GAINSY MT4 Desktop Platform

System requirements: Windows, Linux (Unix), Mac OS.

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