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Can You Download Directx On Wine Mac

  • Jan 13, 2010 What I did was install DirectX 9.0c in Linux using Wine and then installed Tropico 3. Lo and behold, it works, beautifully. I can play the game with details set to high without any problems or glitches, everything runs smoothly and even the sound quality is great. In this article, you will learn how to install DirectX using Wine.
  • Aug 14, 2013  Hey there fellow mac users. I am trying to install GTA IV on my macbook pro but it says that i need to update my DirectX. Since my OS doesn't support DirectX i downloaded Wine to fix this. The only problem is that as soon as i open the DirectX installer with Wine the installation can not be completed for some reason.

WineConf Call for Hosts

This is a call for proposals to host the next WineConf sometime this year. Ideally proposals would present;

Mar 06, 2014  I have two MacBooks, both with the same version of Wine. On my newer one, I was able to run the game with Wine without issue. However, for the other, the game fails to run at all, saying DirectX 8.0 or higher is not installed.

  • Proposed dates
  • Proposed city
  • Information on potential venues and travel

We'll need to choose a host relatively quickly as it does take time to plan and book the event. I'm hoping we can settle on a host by the end of February but ultimately that decision goes to the Wine Committee. Questions, comments, concerns can be posted on the WineConf mailing list. A draft of a guide to hosting has been started on the wiki [1]. Please take a look to get a sense of what is involved in hosting the conference.

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News and Updates

April 10, 2020

The Wine development release 5.6 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Still more Media Foundation work.
  • Improvements to Active Directory LDAP support.
  • A few more modules converted to PE.
  • Improvements to gdb proxy mode.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now.Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

March 27, 2020

The Wine development release 5.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Builtin libraries use the new UCRTBase C runtime.
  • Compatibility mode used when reporting Windows version.
  • Better support for debug information in PE files.
  • Support for linguistic case mappings.
  • More attributes supported in WebServices.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now.Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

March 24, 2020

The Wine Project is again selected as a Google Summer of Code organization this year. Students can apply now! Any student who wants to contribute to the Wine project will be welcome! Please have a look at this page for potential proposals you might be interested in:

It's great if you have your own idea, please post it on wine-devel mailing list.

Deadline for students to apply is March 31, 18:00 UTC.

See Google Summer of Code's website for more details on Google Summer of Code.

The following instructions are heavily inspired by /u/uhohohdear.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ~~ WOTC just released a new executable that should work with these original directions. I updated the download link below.


  1. Your macOS/OS X version must be 10.8 or greater
  2. Your Mac must support OpenGL 4.0 or greater (you can find out whether it does here)
  3. You must download the Magic the Gathering Arena Windows executable
  4. You must download and unzip it. It will create, which is a custom Wineskin wrapper you can use to install MTGArena.

Note: If you're like me, you may not trust unofficial Wineskin wrappers. Unfortunately, the Wineskin project is way behind and only supports Wine 2.x. We need at least Wine 3.0 to run MTGA. If Wineskin ever gets around to updating, you can get the official download here.

Installing MTGA

  1. Drag the custom Wineskin wrapper to your /Applications/ folder.
  2. Right click/Control click the Wineskin wrapper ( and select 'Open'

Note: The wrapper has 'Screen Options' and then 'Auto Detect GPU Info for Direct3D' unchecked and 'Use Mac Driver instead of X11' checked. If you complete installation of MTGA and are getting DirectX 11 errors, come back to this step and change these settings, but the defaults sjould work.

  1. Click 'Install Software'
  2. Click 'Choose Setup Executable'
  3. Navigate to and select the Magic the Gathering Arena Windows executable you previously downloaded ('MTGAInstaller_0.1.1615.720204.msi')
  4. Wait for MTGA to install and ignore any warnings (hopefully you won't have any!). When complete, click 'Finish'
  5. Back in Wineskin, a 'Choose Executable' window should be available. Select 'MTGA.exe'.

You can now click 'Quit' and start playing MTGA! If you'd like to add Retina support, carry on.

Adding Retina/HiDPI Support

  1. In Wineskin, click 'Advanced' and then select 'Tools'
  2. Click 'Registry Editor (regedit)'
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine -> Mac Driver (if Mac Driver doesn't exist, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine and then use Edit -> New -> Key to create a new key named Mac Driver)
  4. Select Edit -> New -> String Value from the menu and name it RetinaMode
  5. Double click RetinaMode, set its value to y, and click 'OK'
  6. Close the Registry Editor and then click 'Config Utility (winecfg)' in Wineskin's Advanced -> Tools menu
  7. Click on the 'Graphics' tab, enter the correct dpi under 'Screen resoution', and click 'OK'.

Note: You can find your screen's dpi on Apple Support or via DPI Love.

You can now close Wineskin and start playing MTGA in high resolution!



I'm getting a DirectX 11 error and it's making me sad.

This wrapper already includes the fixes below, so you should not have these issues.


Repeat steps 0 and 1 under 'Installing MTGA' and trying unchecking 'Auto Detect GPU Info for Direct3D' and checking 'Use Mac Driver instead of X11'. If you're still having problems, use TextEdit to create a plaintext file (use shift+command+T to toggle between rich text and plaintext) with the following information:

Wine Directx 10

Save this file as d3d.reg. Go to /Applications/ then right click/control click the Wineskin wrapper ( and select 'Show Package Contents'. Open ''. In Wineskin, click 'Advanced', select 'Tools', and then click 'Registry Editor (regedit)'. From the 'Registry' menu, choose 'Import Registry File..' and select the d3d.reg file you just created. Close regedit, exit Wineskin, and try running MTGArena again.

I'm playing MTGA in windowed mode and, after switching to another program, it stops responding.

Everything is fine. Just grab the MTGA window and wiggle it a little bit. Everything should be back to normal.

I tried to launch MTGA and I get some error that crashes the program!

Again, the fix for this is already applied but I left the question in the FAQ, you should not have this issue with this wrapper.

This is a common issue with running MTGA in Wine. Close the program and wait a few seconds. It should work fine on the second attempt. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

If this really bugs you, here's a fix so that MTGA will launch perfectly every time:

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  1. Right/control-click the Wineskin wrapper ( and select 'Show Package Contents'
  2. Navigate to Contents/MacOS
  3. Rename 'WineskinLauncer' to 'WineskinLauncher.bin'
  4. Create a new plaintext file in Content/MacOS and save it as 'WineskinLauncher'

Note: If you're using TextEdit, make sure you've turned off the option to add a .txt file extension.

  1. Paste the following inside of the new WineskinLauncher file:
  1. In Terminal, run chmod 755 /Applications/

There's an Arena update and nothing works anymore!

Yeah. It's annoying. You will need to download a new msi and reinstall.

.net Framework

  1. Either unzip the empty Wineskin wrapper again ( or right click MTGArena and select 'Show Package Contents' and click 'Wineskin' then click 'Advanced', then 'Tools', then 'Rebuild Wrapper'. You should now have an 'empty' wrapper again. Exit.
  2. Double click the MTGArena and select 'Install Software'
  3. Click 'Choose Setup Executable'
  4. Navigate to and select the Magic the Gathering Arena Windows msi file you previously downloaded
  5. Install as above.