Wacvst (windows-mac vst) is a tool that will wrap Windows native VSTs for use with Intel Mac OS X based VST hosts
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[The wacvst.vst folder has a compiled version, and the wacvst folder is the source code] Disable potentially conflicting versions of wine: If one has previously installed some version of wine, try temporarily disabling it by; sudo mv /opt /opt-tmp mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-tmp Install X11 Simply install the X11 application that ships with Mac OS X. Wacvst has only been tested with the Apple version of X11. Build and install Wine Uninstall any previously built from source versions of wine: cd (previous wine build directory) make uninstall Download wine.1.1.33 from winehq.org Build and install wine from the command line: ./configure make depend make (this will take a while) sudo make install Configure wine: /usr/local/bin/wine winecfg. You'll get a warning dialog regarding the lack of the gecko package. You can safely ignore this. Configure wacvst: Copy your vst.dll to wacvst.vst/Contents/Resources Edit wacvst.vst/Contents/Resources/config.plist. Change the plugin-name entry to reflect name of Windows dll to be wrapped. Note that one should NOT include the .dll extension in the name. Change the wine-path entry to point to where wine is installed. If one installed wine in the default location, this entry does not need edited. One may also need to copy support dlls to wine's windows\system32 directory. If you want to wrap multiple vsts: Rename the vst bundle Change the uniqeID entry in Contents/Resources/config.plist. Insure that each individual vs. has a different uniqueID. Install wacvst: Move the configured wacvst to ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/ or /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST Troubleshooting: Try starting the X11 server before attempting to load wacvst. Some hosts refuse to load a VST if it takes to long to start up. If wacvst shows up as a plugin within Live, but then Live reports it as being incompatible when dragged to a track, try dragging it a second time. From the command line, try loading wacvst via the misswatson host which can be downloaded from: MissWatson-v1.0-mac.zip Start misswatson with the command line: MissWatson -editor -plugin=wacvst Both misswatson and wacvst will send debugging information to the terminal window. If you are having problems, redirect this output to a file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.