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Old 06-15-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default How to get Beersmith on a Mac??

so my Pc laptop crapped da' bed... got a Mac and freakin' LOVE the thing. Love everything about it... except Beersmith doesn't have a version that runs on a Mac.

I think I can get some sort of software that will allow it to run on a Mac but I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff.

Anyone able to point me in the right direction?


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Old 06-15-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Run Vmware Fusion


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Old 06-15-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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You might also be able to get it running under Wine (allows Windows programs to run under Linux) for the Mac: MacOSX - The Official Wine Wiki

I've never tried it, but if you're good with Macs and Linux stuff, Wine might do the job for free.

Personally, I use VMWare Fusion, which is an awesome product, but costs money. Definitely easier than Wine, too.

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I should clarify. I don't use BeerSmith on my Mac-- I use BeerTools Pro. But if I were to use BeerSmith on my Mac, then VMWare Fusion or Wine would be the way to go.

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Old 06-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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Welcome to the family! I made the change to a MacBook Pro about a year ago and haven't regretted it.

I also use Beer Tools Pro and really like it. Plus Bobby M has some nice tutorial videos on it!
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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I can't speak on the mac side, but I have beersmith running near flawlessly using wine in linux.
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I can't speak on the mac side, but I have beersmith running near flawlessly using wine in linux.
+1 on this. I had to do a few tweaks and download some additional DLL's, I am glad this all keeps through reinstalls because I haven't done it in a year or so.

If anyone needs it, I can send a zip of the installed BeerSmith that is setup for the trial version, so all you would need to do is input your reg number.
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Sweet... I understood about nine words of all of the above. "beersmith", "MacBook", "awesome"; and a few more.

I'll see if I can muddle my way through it and if not, maybe I'll just make the switch to Beer Tools Pro
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #9
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Beer Alchemy is another fairly popular program for the Mac.
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I run BeerSmith and ProMash thru Wine on Linux.
It run pretty good.
So if you can run Wine in OS X you can run both tools.


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