MT4 on Mac OS
MetaTrader 4 was designed for Windows OS. To run MT4 on Mac OS you can use various applications. MetaQuotes, the MetaTrader 4 vendor, recommends WineBottler's free software - Wine. You can Download it from the WineBottler website.
Download the installation dmg-package of WineBottler to the computer running Mac OS and start it. Actually, only the Wine software itself is needed from this package. In order to start installation, drag&drop the Wine icon on the Applications icon. As soon as you do it, the installation will start. Wait until it is complete.
Once the installation is complete, it will already be possible to run Microsoft Windows executable files in Mac OS system. The next step is either to download the MT4 installation file and start it, or to copy the entire folder of a client terminal previously installed in Microsoft Windows system. When opening the terminal installation directory, it can be seen now that its executable files (terminal.exe, metaeditor.exe, etc.) have the WineBottler icons. That means they will be run using Wine.
Wine is not a completely stable software. Thus, some functions of the MetaTrader 4 terminal may work improperly. The following issues are currently discovered:
- Push notifications cannot be sent from the client terminal.
- News are not displayed, in case they contain Unicode symbols. News in English are displayed correctly.
There are quite a lot of applications allowing users to run Windows programs on Mac OS but most of them are commercial products. Here we described a free and easy way to run MetaTrader 4 under the Mac OS operating system. All basic terminal functions are available to traders.