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Troy Wolbrink
on 29 Sep 2008
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Troy Wolbrink
on 15 Feb 2011
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How can I run TntMPD on my Mac?


TntMPD for the Mac!

TntMPD is now available to run directly on your Mac.  Note: This requires a Mac w/ an Intel chip with a recent version of OS X such as Leopard or Snow Leopard.

Download "TntMPD for the Mac":  [Click Here]


CrossOver Mac

This product can help provide the same experience as TntMPD for the Mac, as it is based on the same underlying technology that "TntMPD on the Mac" is based on.  But CrossOver comes with commercial support for the rare situations when TntMPD for the Mac doesn't work for some reason.

More information here:  http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/  

Also here are instructions on how to install TntMPD into CrossOver.

 


 Virtualization (Parallels, VMware, VirtualBox)

These products allow you to simultaneously run Windows side by side with your Mac OS.  Because these products don't have to emulate the Intel CPU, they run Windows very fast at nearly full native speed.  Parallels and VMware even provide options to make the programs running in Windows to appear as if they are Mac programs, hiding much of the Windows interface.

Take note:

  1. This option requires a Mac with the Intel chip.
  2. You still need to purchase and install a full license of Windows.
  3. Windows XP Home or Windows Vista Home are more than sufficient for running TntMPD.
  4. Some work is being done (in the "labs") specific to the Parallels product that might help TntMPD better integrate with the Mac environment.
  5. Work has been done by our staff in Germany to make the Parallels experience even more integrated:
        TnT-Word-Mac Plug-in for Parallels (version 0.3)

Parallels

VMware

VirtualBox

 


Dual Boot (Boot Camp)

Boot Camp allows you to install Windows on its own partition on your hard drive.  Unlike virtualization you can not run Windows side by side with your Mac OS.  Instead, you need to restart your computer into Windows mode.  Take note:

  1. This option requires a Mac with the Intel chip.
  2. You still need to purchase and install a full license of Windows. 
  3. Windows XP Home or Windows Vista Home are more than sufficient for running TntMPD.

Boot Camp


Emulation (Virtual PC)

On older Macintosh computers, you might be able to install Virtual PC.  Although Virtual PC will allow you to run TntMPD, many users have reported this to be a painfully slow experience.  This slowness is because older Macintosh computers are not based on the Intel CPU, this it must be emulated.

  1. You still need to purchase and install a full license of Windows. 
  2. Windows XP Home or Windows Vista Home are more than sufficient for running TntMPD.

Virtual PC

 


WINE

WINE is the technology that the new "TntMPD on the Mac" is based on.  CrossOver is a commercial version of WINE.  WINE is an open source project with the goal of cloning Windows functionality without requiring Windows.  Various sets of Instructions on how to begin trying this are available:

 

Recent Comments

By: erindienst Posted on 9 Aug 2011 6:07 AM

How do I transfer the database file on a mac to another mac? The Windows instructions aren't working for me..

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 12 Aug 2011 7:48 PM

Very similar instructions.  You just need to locate your database file, and then copy it to your new computer.  Then in TntMPD (File | Open) to open it.

www.tntware.com/.../how-do-i-transfer-my-database-to-another-computer.aspx

By: Allan Beeber Posted on 13 Feb 2012 8:48 PM

I cannot install the newest TNT for Mac because an error message says 'wine' is operating.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 14 Feb 2012 2:40 AM

You may have to restart your Mac, and then try replacing TntMPD in your Applications folder again.

By: MeganMacDonald Posted on 12 Mar 2012 10:18 PM

A colleague who uses Windows, and myself (who uses a mac) are hoping to use this to share information. Will we be able to access the same data from our different machines? How does this work?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 13 Mar 2012 8:49 PM

You can share a TntMPD database between a PC and Mac using Dropbox:

www.tntware.com/.../how-can-i-share-my-tntmpd-database-with-my-spouse-over-the-internet.aspx

By: Steve Faivre Posted on 15 Jun 2014 12:43 AM

I have a dual-boot MacBook Pro running TntMPD 3.0 in the Windows 7 (64-bit) partition to maintain compatibility with Office 2013 programs. Could I also install TntMPD 3.0 for Mac in my Mac environment and share the file via DropBox? I'm wondering if I can work with TntMPD from either environment without rebooting and share the same file via DropBox? Or are the file structures for each version sufficiently different that I would experience ongoing conflicts when I share the database between different versions of the program?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 21 Jun 2014 11:08 PM

Steve, you can share your TntMPD database via Dropbox.  It's the exact same file format between the PC and Mac.

By: kristinwolford Posted on 23 Jun 2014 6:45 PM

I have been using tntMPD on a PC for a couple of years and have a lot of info stored there.  I recently purchased a MAC and want to transfer all the info to my new computer.  I've downloaded the tntMPD for MAC to my new computer.  What do you recommend that I do next to transfer the data?  I also have dropbox.  Wondering if it would be easier to transfer the data through dropbox or another method.  Thanks for your help.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 27 Jun 2014 6:08 PM

Kristin, I'd recommend you create a folder in Dropbox called "TntMPD" and put your TntMPD database into it.  Then on your Mac, open TntMPD.  File | Open ... and choose your database out of the Dropbox\TntMPD folder.  --Troy

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