- (1) Download and install Crossover 10.0.1 - http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/
- (2) Run Crossover application.
- (3) At the menu bar (header at the top of Mac OS X) select Configure > Install Software. In the Select application to install Finder, type Metatrader or navigate to Community Supported Applications. Choose Metatrader 4 and click Install. NOTE: Do NOT select anything that says automatically launch when finished.
- (4) After MT4 installation completes, open Finder and navigate to [User]/Library/Application Support/Crossover/Bottles/Metatrader 4
- (5) Copy all files from your Windows MT4 installation and paste (replace) them in the Mac folder noted in Step 4.
- (6) Run MT4 by double clicking Terminal.exe in the Wine Bottle directory. You may use Programs > Metatrader 4 in the menu bar.
Helpful Tips & Information:
- When MT4 is running, you may add it to the dock by using the right click sub-menu.
- Any sub-windows (Market Watch, Data Window, ect.) that become free floating cannot be reattached to the platform, at least not to my knowledge. My recommendation is to arrange the platform how you like it in the Windows MT4 installation before copying over the files to the Mac MT4 installation folder.
- Contrary to what I expected, emulating MT4 is not anymore efficient than running MT4 in a virtual machine. In fact, so many Wine processes are needed to run MT4 with Crossover, that I have concluded that it is actually slightly more efficient to run MT4 in a Windows VM. This is in regards to both HEAT and BATTERY LIFE, but more thorough testing has yet to be done.
At this time, I prefer using MT4 in a VM because there are no surprises with features not working and I have already bought Windows 7. But if I had not already purchased Windows, I would seriously consider Crossover as an option to run MT4. A VPS may be another option to run MT4 more efficiently, but it's doubtful.
With Windows 7 (basic theme, no Aero, ect.) running 2 MT4 platforms in Coherence mode (one platform on 21" external monitor) along with Skype, Firefox and Postbox, I get readings of 47 C CPU Core 2 (Temperature Monitor App) and 43 C (SMCfancontrol) @ 3600 RPM fan setting.
MBP 13" Snow Leopard