How to Install PlayOnMac on macOS Mojave 10.14

What is PlayOnMac? PlayOnMac is a free program that allows you to run Windows-compatible software on Apple’s iMac, MacBook computers.

How to Install PlayOnMac on macOS Mojave 10.14

How to Install PlayOnMac on Mac OS Mojave

You cannot normally run a Windows program (.exe) on Mac computers. Any program extension on macOS operating systems is .dmg.

There is PlayOnMac program developed to run Windows applications on Mac. With PlayOnMac, you can install and run Windows applications and games on a Mac.

In our previous articles, we installed PlayOnMac and PlayOnLinux on macOS and Linux systems.

You can use PlayOnLinux to run Windows-compatible programs on Linux systems.

In this article, we will install the PlayOnMac 4.2.12 step by step on Apple’s new operating system, macOS 10.14.

NOTE: You can also install PlayOnMac on your macOS 10.15 Catalina system by following this guide.

How to Use PlayOnMac

If you haven’t installed macOS on a virtual machine before, you can check out our article How to Install macOS 10.14 using VMware.

The latest version of PlayOnMac is 4.2.12. To install PlayOnMac on mac OS Mojave, please follow the steps below.

   Step 1

To download PlayOnMac for Mac, first, visit www.playonmac.com and then click the Download PlayOnMac button.

PlayOnMac Download

   Step 2

After downloading the PlayOnMac.dmg file, double-click it to start the installation.

Opening PlayOnMac.dmg

   Step 3

Wait while the PlayOnMac_4.2.12.dmg file is opening.

PlayOnMac.dmg

   Step 4

Drag and drop PlayOnMac into Applications.

macOS Applications

   Step 5

Copying PlayOnMac to Applications …

Copying to PlayOnMac Applications on Mac

   Step 6

Double-click on PlayOnMac to run it.

Running the Program

   Step 7

Verifying PlayOnMac …

Verifying Program on Mac

   Step 8

You may experience an error window like the following when running PlayOnMac. Click OK in the warning window and open System Preferences.

macOS System Preferences

   Step 9

Click Security & Privacy.

macOS Security & Privacy

   Step 10

Click the Open Anyway button to allow PlayOnMac installation on macOS.

Allow Application

   Step 11

Click the Open button in the warning window.

Program Not Approved Do You Still Want To Open

   Step 12

To help improve PlayOnMac, click Yes to allow anonymously sending data.

Supporting the Program Developer

   Step 13

Click OK to update PlayOnMac.

Closing the Warning Window

   Step 14

PlayOnMac requires installing XQuartz to work properly. Click Next to install XQuartz.

XQuartz Setup

   Step 15

Please select the Download XQuartz for me option and click Next.

Download XQuartz for me

   Step 16

Please wait while downloading XQuartz …

Downloading XQuartz

   Step 17

Wait while opening the XQuartz.dmg file.

Opening DMG File

   Step 18

Double-click the XQuartz.pkg file.

XQuartz.pkg

   Step 19

Click Continue in the XQuartz setup window.

XQuartz Installation

   Step 20

Click Continue in the XQuartz information window.

Read Me

   Step 21

Accept the XQuartz license agreement.

Accepting the License Agreement

   Step 22

To continue installing XQuartz, type your root password, and click the Install Software button.

macOS Root Password

   Step 23

The XQuartz installation required for PlayOnMac has been successfully completed!

Installation Successful

   Step 24

The first appearance of the program when you open PlayOnMac on Mac is as follows.

PlayOnMac Overview

How to Configure PlayOnMac Step by Step ⇒ Video

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   Final Word


In this article, we have installed PlayOnMac, which is necessary to run Windows-compatible programs on Mac computers. In our next article, we will examine how to install a program using PlayOnMac. Thanks for following us!

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