I reviewed my previous question, and I think the differences with Catalina merit a separate question. A double-click or a menu→open on vanilla wineskin or a wineskin-wrapped Windows app has no visible effect (except for showing the icon in the recent items part of the dock). I verified that the settings in the accepted answer there are still set. The other option has been to use the open source program called Wine along with Wineskin Winery to install and run it on a Mac. With the release of macOS Catalina this method no longer worked and if you had the Watchtower Library already installed it would stop working when you upgraded to Catalina. This is because starting with Catalina, macOS. Wineskin Winery is a tool for Wineskin. It is the only downloadable part of Wineskin needed. Manage and download Engines, or even custom build engines from Wine source code.

Wineskin Catalina

So i'm on a mac catalina and have been using the wineskin winery to run steam and play window only games. The problem is one day I open steam and its only a white screen. I'm not very knowledge (like, at all) when it comes to wine but I can provide more information about my mac if needed, thank you! Unofficial Wineskin Winery You can download it from github releases here. And then create a Wineskin with WS11WineCX 64/32bit19.0. All WS11 versions support Catalina.

Wineskin Mac

  • Sponsor Jan 19, 2020 · 47 commits to master since this release

    • mac OS X 10.9 or greater
    • macOS Catalina 10.15.4 or greater
    • No Apple Silicon support at this time

    Rebuilt WineCX19.0.1-1 Engines - June 14th 2020

    Wineskin Mac Os Catalina

    • Now works on OS X 10.9 > macOS 10.15* (thanks PaulTheTall for that bug report)
    • Patched to use wine-gecko 2.47.1
    • working win32ldap

    Wineskin- info;

    Autodesk dwg trueview per mac. This update is just a maintenance release in preparation for Wineskin-, as WS11WineCX19.0.1-1 & WS11WineCX64Bit19.0.1-1 these were built for the updated Runtime with working win32ldap support within wine, wine32on64 & wine64

    Unofficial.Wineskin.Winery.-.No.compression.zip924 KB
    WS10WineCX18.5.0.tar.7z21.3 MB
    WS11WineCX19.0.1-1.tar.7z22.4 MB

    It took a long while and thanks to the hard work of Dean alias Gcenx of the unofficial Wineskin, and Vitor from the Portingkit team, and of course many thanks to Codeweavers, who made the 32bit->64bit conversion possible, we finally have something to work with! It’s not perfect yet but, it at least Porting Kit (with the 32-bit games) works now with SIP disabled.

    Existing installed game ports, needs to be re-installed. It needs the WS11 engines now in Catalina! So don’t panic when you launch your installed games, it’s “Normal” that it doesn’t work, (because of the old engine it still contains) it needs to be reinstalled.

    I am also proud to introduce Dean alias Gcenx into the Porting Kit team :) With his Wineskin knowledge we can streamline Porting Kit more and more using the Wineskin app. So a big welcome to him!

    How it works?
    Exact the same as you used to, but you need to have SIP disabled. SIP in Catalina has some enhancements/improvements has been introduced which overlaps and reinforces the filesystem protections that SIP provides. So that causes that Porting Kit SIP enabled worked in Mojave and now not in Catalina. So it needs to be disabled for Porting Kit to work (Yes, your system will still be good protected, but not that tight as when SIP enabled). So you have to disable it using these instructions:

    1. Click the Apple symbol in the Menu bar.
    2. Click Restart…
    3. Hold down Command-R to reboot into Recovery Mode.
    4. Click Utilities.
    5. Select Terminal.
    6. Type csrutil disable.
    7. Press Return or Enter on your keyboard.
    8. Click the Apple symbol in the Menu bar.
    9. Click Restart…

    Or check these video instructions…. how to do that.

    Some challenges which still needs to be overcome:
    – SIP Disabled (needs to be enabled in the end)
    – Only 2 Wine Engines available (newest ones) to use
    – Some bugs in games (as comes with every new Mac OS)
    – Popup of “security input” settings may appear at launch

    All challenges which we hope to get fixed through time. At least we have something what works in Catalina when SIP is disabled (for now) of course.

    Go to Catalina yes or no?
    Thats up to you. You can wait until we fix the issues. Or if you are on Catalina and want SIP to be enabled, I strongly recommend Crossover for now. Not bad to support the people who made the 32bit->64bit technology. If you are already on Catalina, don’t bother SIP, then you can use Porting Kit :)

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