Comprehensive Guide: Installing Zimmwriter on Mac OS using Wineskin (2023)

Introduction: Discover a step-by-step guide for installing Zimmwriter on Mac OS using the free and open-source Wineskin. This unofficial guide transforms the Windows-based Zimmwriter into a convenient Mac app. Don’t let the command line intimidate you; this method is user-friendly and efficient.

Initial Setup (Steps 1 to 4): Learn the one-time setup process for Wineskin:

  1. Open Terminal on Mac OS: Access Launchpad (F4) and locate the Terminal app.
  2. Install Brew: Follow the steps on https://brew.sh to install Brew. Execute the provided command in Terminal and enter your Mac password when prompted.
  3. Install Wineskin: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal:cssCopy codebrew install --cask --no-quarantine gcenx/wine/unofficial-wineskin (Visit https://github.com/Gcenx/WineskinServer for more information)
  4. Setup Wineskin Winery: Open Wineskin Winery, update if needed, and add the latest engine. Download and install the chosen version, such as WS11WineCX64Bit22.0.1-2.

Installation of Zimmwriter (Steps 5 to 6): 5. Download and Extract Zimmwriter: Access https://www.rankingtactics.com/zimmwriter-help/ and download. Safari on Mac OS automatically extracts the files to a ‘zimmwriter’ folder in Downloads.

  1. Create a Mac App for Zimmwriter:
    • Open Wineskin Winery and create a new wrapper named ‘Zimmwriter.’
    • Wait for the process to finish, then view the wrapper in Finder.
    • Double-click the wrapper, install the software, and choose the Zimmwriter folder.
  2. Run Your Zimmwriter Mac App:
    • Access Launchpad (F4) to find your new app.
    • Wait for it to appear, then click it.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts and input your email and license key.
    • Configure trigger buttons and output path preferences.

Post-Installation Steps: Check CPU usage in the Activity Monitor. If issues arise, consider alternative installation methods.

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Uninstallation Guide: To uninstall Zimmwriter or any Wineskin-made app:

  1. Open Finder, go to Applications, and type ‘wineskin’ in the search bar.
  2. Double-click the ‘Wineskin’ folder, locate your app, and drag it to Trash.

Fixing Wineskin for Seamless Zimmwriter Launch: If Zimmwriter prompts for ‘AutoIt3_x64.exe,’ follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder, go to Applications, and type ‘wineskin’ in the search bar.
  2. Double-click the ‘Wineskin’ folder and right-click your Zimmwriter app.
  3. Select ‘Show Package Contents,’ then double-click the Wineskin file.
  4. Click ‘Advanced,’ ‘Browse,’ and navigate to Program Files within your Zimmwriter folder.
  5. Choose ‘start_64bit.bat’ and press ‘Choose.’ Close the window.

Now, Zimmwriter will start automatically without additional steps during startup.

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