Run Wine On Mac Without Compiling Anything

From time to time, you may need to run a Windows app or two on your Mac or Linux computer, almost all of the famous Windows apps can be run with Wine. However, you always have to compile the damn thing! But recently, I have found a package for Mac that includes the latest stable Wine binary, no compiling necessary! And the package is called “PlayOnMac”, it’s sort of a little brother of the much bigger package for Linux called “PlayOnLinux“.

You can download PlayOnMac by Clicking Here, Download and install it.

Now, i’ll show you how you can run a Windows executable with it. If it is and installation executable then you can simply double click it and the PlayOnMac wizard will pop up to help you. But our goal here is to run wine from the console, just as if you had compiled it.

  1. Launch PlayOnMac
  2. Click “Tools” on the top menu bar
  3. Click “PlayOnMac Console”

And there you go! Now all you have to do is change to your desired directory and type: wine “windows exe”