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Troy Wolbrink
on 29 Sep 2008
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How can I run TntConnect on my Mac via CrossOver?

How can I run TntConnect on my Mac via CrossOver?

Step 1) If you haven't already done so, you need to install CrossOver Mac. This is required to run TntConnect on macOS.


NOTE:  CrossOver 23 and 24 are currently buggy for some users.  For now, I'd recommend CrossOver 22.1.1:


CrossOver 22.1.1 has been tested by the TntConnect developer on macOS 14.1 with a M2 chip.

Step 2) 
Start up CrossOver, and click the "Install" button at the top right, and then type in "TntConnect" in the search box.


Step 3)  Click on the TntConnect listing in the search results, and then click "Install".


Step 4) 
Under the "Install & Finish" tab, click "Install".


Step 5)
Follow all the normal prompts to install software...
             (Note:  If the installation never starts, read this article and/or get tech support from CodeWeavers.)


Step 6) When you're all done, CrossOver will provide you an icon to start TntConnect.  Drag the TntConnect icon to your Dock for easy access in the future.


Any final hints?

Hint #1)  If you have the old "TntConnect for Mac" installed, it's recommended you delete TntConnect from your "Applications" folder, and any links to it from your Dock.

Hint #2)  If you have an antivirus program on your Mac, you'll probably need to add an exception to your antivirus software so that it ignores CrossOver (to avoid false positives).  CodeWeavers has some helpful information on how to do this here:

Hint #3)  You might receive these prompts when starting TntConnect.  Anytime you're prompted, click "Cancel", and eventually the program should start up.  (We're looking into this.)  Something you might try is: Under the "Tools" menu, click "Options", and in the Installation section, turn off the Chromium Embedded Web Browser.


A user shared this as a possible solution, "You have to go into your mac's system preferences, then go to "security", then scroll to "full disc access", then unlock your system (in the bottom left corner) and then check the box next to "crossover" or "tnt". This should allow the program to run the next time you try."

Hint #4)  If you receive dozens of prompts about "developer cannot be verified" related to your third-party fonts installed on your Mac (like shown in Hint #3), under the "Tools" menu, click "Options", and in the Installation section, turn off the Chromium Embedded Web Browser.

Hint #5)  If you can't find TntConnect under the "Select Application" tab, do this:
                 > Download and open (double-click on) this file:  TntConnect-on-CrossOver.tie
                 > If so prompted, click "Load" to "load untrusted CrossTie file".

                           (Note:  "untrusted" simply means that CodeWeavers didn't provide the file.)



Recent Comments

By: Cameron Jones Posted on 6 Feb 2020 11:23 PM

Hi Troy! Which version of CrossOver do I need to run TnT on macOS Catalina? Will I be fine buying the "One Version" for $39.95? Or will I eventually need upgrades longterm and have to get "One Lifetime" for $499.95?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 11 Feb 2020 5:49 PM

Hi Cameron, Your choice really depends on what you want.  If you buy "one version", you may have to buy the next new version if some future version of macOS or TntConnect require it.  In a few years, this is probably going to be the case.  If you want to pay $499.95 now, you'll never have to pay for CrossOver again.  Or you can just pay $39.95 every year or two.  It's your call.

By: DavidCordell Posted on 11 Feb 2020 7:22 PM

Howdy Troy, Thanks so much for your work on TNT for Mac. It works great with Crossover!

By: Jason Maas Posted on 2 Mar 2020 7:05 PM

Re: CrossOver tech support - that's only included if people buy the one-year license, *not* the one-version license.

By: GarrettDeBlauw Posted on 20 May 2020 8:20 AM

Thanks Troy, these instructions helped me fix all my errors. Works smoothly now

By: Andres Staubli Posted on 6 Jan 2021 10:45 PM

Its working, thank you soooo much! Greetings from Ecuador

By: CareyN Posted on 21 Feb 2021 10:48 PM

I downloaded Crossover for my Mac in early 2020. CodeWeavers sent me an email indicating my Crossover license is expiring in two weeks: "We appreciate you and hope you’ve enjoyed using CrossOver. Renew today and get 50% off the regular price and 12 Months of support and upgrades. In two weeks when your license expires, your existing copy of CrossOver will continue running, but you will not longer be able to unlock the newest release of CrossOver or receive technical support." Should I do this if I want to continue using Tnt? Thank you.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 9 Mar 2021 9:19 PM

Hi CareyN, I'd recommend maintaining your CrossOver license with the latest.  There have been lots of changes taking place on MacOS lately, and until the dust settles, you'll need the latest version of CrossOver at some point.

By: Steve Robenalt Posted on 15 Nov 2021 5:20 PM

Hi Troy - It's been a couple years the last time I updated my mac so I just did a month ago to Big Sur 11.6. That's when I discovered TnTConnect no longer worked. So it looks like I need to buy the Crossover app to run the Windows version? Was this the only or best option you are suggesting? I was just wondering because I have been told about other programs that also allow Windows software to run on mac. Once I get all updated do I assume the new TnTConnect version will automatically locate and use my previous database so I don't loose? Thank you for your help!

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 16 Nov 2021 8:41 AM

Hi Steve, CrossOver is now required to run TntConnect on your Mac.  This gives you a very similar experience to the "TntConnect for Mac" of a few years ago.  CrossOver is not the only way, you can also run a virtual Windows machine using Parallels or VMware.  When you run TntConnect via CrossOver it should be able to locate your database you were last using.  Your settings should migrate over.

By: CatherinedeF Posted on 24 Oct 2022 3:00 PM

Hi, I've just discovered that crossover no longer works on my mac.  Do you see a time in the near future when we will be able to use TNT without crossover again?

I'd rather not purchase crossover again if it's just going to run out at some point.  I can't afford the $500 - especially if TNT won't need it at some point.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 24 Oct 2022 8:49 PM

Hi Catherine, The requirement for CrossOver will be long term. In 2021 we revisited TntConnect’s experience on macOS. We explored the possibility of removing the requirement for CrossOver, but we found this to be unpractical. Realizing that our partnership with CrossOver will be long term, we invested several months of development into improving this experience. We improved the installation experience, and we improved the start up time and reliability of TntConnect when running on the latest macOS versions via CrossOver, including testing with the new M1 chip.  --Troy

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