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Wineskin is a user-friendly tool used to make ports of Microsoft Windows software to macOS.
Unlike the original Wineskin Project by doh123 that worked on OS X 10.6 to macOS 10.12 (without tweaks), this project supports MacOSX10.13 to macOS12

How to install


brew install --cask --no-quarantine gcenx/wine/unofficial-wineskin

Manual installation - (not recommended!)

Download Wineskin Winery v1.8.4.2
*After downloading remove the flag quarantine before extraction, don't extract using Keka

xattr -drs Wineskin.Winery.txz

DirectX support

WineD3D by default converts D3D to OpenGL, OpenGL on macOS hasn't been updated in years, at present only DirectX9 and earlier function.
DXVK Requirements are not entirely known at this time, however as CodeWeavers locks support to macOS High Sierra this would be a good start.
Open the winetricks menu and select one of the provided DXVK macOS verbs.
For older wrappers ensue you've updated winetricks to get my forked version.

This will install DXVK for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 support for 64Bit games.
32Bit DirectX10 and later is not supported on macOS
VKD3D is no supported!

Apple Silicon support (Rosetta2)

The only Engine(s) that fully function to on these devices is WineCX20.0.4 or greater.
This will require macOS Big Sur 11.1 or greater and Rosetta2 needs to be installed.

macOS Catalina support

WS11WineCX19.0.4 & WS11WineCX64Bit19.0.4 include wine32on64 meaning they function on macOS Catalina. 10.15.4 or greater.
All future WS11 Engines automatically mean Catalina is supported.

macOS Catalina (10.15.3 and below)

SIP needs to be disabled to make changes to i386_set_ldt for wine32on64 to function.
This configuration is not supported, upgrade to macOS Catalina 10.15.4 or greater.


Windows applications are not code-signed in a way that GateKeeper understands.
Either remove the quarantine flag using xattr -drs {exe here}
or disable GateKeeper entirely by running the following

sudo spctl --master-disable

Disabling GateKeeper is not recommended

Hackintosh Support?

AMD based systems are not supported due to being unable to run 32Bit code on macOS.
Intel based systems should work without issue.


My Antivirus says it's a VIRUS!!!

You need to contact your Antivirus/Anti-malware vendor to report these as false positives.
This started once wine moved to using Mingw-gcc to compile PE binaries.

See the following examples:


Keeping the same as the original material, LGPL 2.1 is the license of that project. You can find more details about that in the LICENSE file.