How to download MT4 for Mac OS

May 18, 2016

If you would prefer to trade on your Mac computer, you can now install Metatrader 4 (MT4) on the OS X operating system. Please follow the installation instructions below.

PlayOnMac Installation

To install PlayOnMac, click the link for downloading the latest version from the company’s official website.

playonmac mt4 download

After downloading the DMG package, launch it from Downloads section of your system:

playonmac installation process

PlayOnMac first launch window will appear. After clicking “Next”, the installer will start checking and installing the various components necessary for work.

playonmac first to use

The first necessary component is XQuartz. This is a software for using X Window System on Mac OS. X Window System provides standard tools and protocols for building the graphical user interface in Unix-like OS.playonmac XQuartz download

If you have already installed XQuartz or want to install it later, select “Don’t install XQuartz for the moment” or “I’ve downloaded file by myself”, respectively.

XQuartz installation is performed in several stages. First of all, you should read the important information (Read Me) and accept the license conditions.

playonmac XQuartz install

Before the installation, Mac OS security system will ask you to enter your account’s password:

Wait for the installation to complete. For changes to take effect, you should restart your PC.

playonmac wizard

After restarting the system, launch PlayOnMac again from the setup file in Downloads folder. The first launch window will appear again. This time, the installer will offer to install MS Windows fonts necessary for correct operation.

playonmac wizard installation

Accept the license agreement conditions and wait till the installation is complete. After that, PlayOnMac is ready for use. Its main window will appear:

playonmac update wine

Updating Wine

Wine v. 1.4 is installed together with PlayOnMac. Wine 1.4.1 is the latest stable version at the moment. Wine 1.5.21 beta release containing many improvements is also available for download. However, it may be less stable. It is recommended to install the latest version of Wine. To upgrade Wine to the latest version, open PlayOnMac upper menu and select Manage Wine Versions:

playonmac manage wine versions

The window with Wine versions available for installation will open. Select the latest version (1.5.21 at the moment).

playonmac wine versions managers

Move the latest Wine version to the right side of the window. The installation will start.

playonmac wizad install

After the installation is complete, the new version of Wine will appear in the left part of PlayOnMac Wine versions manager window. You can then close the window and install MetaTrader 4 trading terminal.

 

MetaTrader 4 Installation

To install MetaTrader 4, download the Liquid Markets MT4 installation package.

After the download is complete, launch the setup file. PlayOnMac will automatically open it.

playonmac metatrader4 download

The standard terminal installation process with all its stages will start:

playonmac mt4 setup

When the installation is complete, PlayOnMac will offer you to create the shortcuts for MetaTrader 4 terminal components – the client terminal itself and MetaEditor:

playonmac wizard mt4

After creating the necessary shortcuts, you can start using MetaTrader 4. Double click on it in PlayOnMac window to launch the terminal.

playonmac mt4 icon

Below you can see what the MT4 terminal looks like on the Mac OS:

mac pc mt4 running

Known Issues

Unfortunately there are some functions of the MT4 terminal that may work improperly. We have discovered some issues you may experience:

  • News is not displayed if it contains Unicode symbols. News in English is displayed correctly.
  • Cmd and F1 closes the terminal
  • MT4 updates occur silently

Other than these issues, please feel free to enjoy all the features of Metatrader 4 platform on OS X.

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