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Okay--I don't have a Mac--but I thought this post from the old forum would be important to someone.

Artemis on Mac the EASY way! (PlayOnMac)

posted Sep 01, 2012 by ialex.ryan
Hey everyone! This is my first post here. I just wrote a tutorial for my crew (we all have Macs) on how to run Artemis on the Mac WITHOUT dealing with Wine and Wineskin and VirtualBox and Boot Camp and all that nonsense. 

This method uses the excellent and free program PlayOnMac, which does almost all of the work for you. I think you'll like this. (Reposted from the Artemis wiki ) 


This guide is meant as a complement to the most excellent How to run Artemis on the Mac by MobileMacTech. For anyone who finds that tutorial intimidating or too involved, this is the guide for you. (I've tested this process on three Macs running Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion, and it seems very reliable.) This is really easy and YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO THIS ONCE! 

Artemis is a Windows program. It's surprisingly easy to install on a Mac, though. 

First, download and install XQuartz. Reboot after the installation is done. 

Next, you need to download a program called PlayOnMac that will let you run Windows programs on your Mac. (If you're interested, it's basically a fancy GUI for the Wine project that does most of the work for you.) 
Download PlayOnMac link: 

Double-click on the downloaded .dmg file to open the disk image. Drag PlayOnMac from the disk image to your Applications folder. 
Eject the disk image and then delete the downloaded .dmg file. 

Open PlayOnMac from your Applications folder. Don't do anything yet! After a moment it should ask if this is your first time. Say yes, then go through the next few screens to download and install some fonts from Microsoft. Super easy stuff. 

After you get back to the main PlayOnMac screen, click the Install (plus sign) icon. Allow the install screen to load and then click on "Install a non-listed program" in the bottom left corner. The manual installation wizard will open. 

Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive." Next. Name the virtual drive Artemis. Next. Don't select anything. Next. Wait a while. Click the "Browse" button. Select the Artemis .exe file that you either bought or were given. Next. 

Now the Artemis installer will appear. Next. Next. Install. Finish. Select Artemis.exe. Next. Name the shortcut "Artemis". Next. Select "I don't want to make another shortcut." Next. 

\\\\\YOU ARE DONE!!\\\\\\ 

Now you can quit PlayOnMac, go to your Desktop, and run Artemis just like any other application. Happy spacing! 

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I made a google form that serves as a checklist for this! Hopefully it will help people from getting confused with all the "Next"s and getting out of order.


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