Wineskin For Mac High Sierra

  1. Wineskin Para Mac High Sierra
  2. Wineskin For Mac High Sierra 10.12

UPDATE: it has been revised to work between macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and macOS 10.14 (Mojave). If you are also have the gog.com version read this other tutorial instead GOG Deus Ex Wineskin Tutorial

SAD NOTE: Due to apple dropping support for 32 Bit with the release of macOS 10.15 (Catalina) onwards it will no longer work!

Okay first things first - the actual reason for me writing this 'How to' was to find a native way of playing Deus Ex 1 (2000 version) on Mac OS X rather than via something like bootcamp and a windows installation. The only version ever released for the Apple Mac was natively Mac OS 9 which as we all know is now long gone. Plus this is the important bit it's still the number one game for me of all time!

So for this tutorial I am going to show the basic steps of installing Deus Ex and an example of a module called 'New Vision' which adds higher detailed textures, but I suppose any other modules would work the same way with the same procedure.

So here is what I used for this...

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.

  1. For this 'How to' I am using Deus Ex (Game of the Year / GOTY) - Sold Out Software CD, which should cost only a few quid.
  2. Wineskin 2.6.2 which can be downloaded for free here.
  3. For this example 'New Vision 1.5' used to add better enhanced textures here.
  4. The Kenzie Deus Exe Launcher from here. Make sure to download the older version DeusExe-v5.3.zip.

Step 1:

Install Deus Ex with Wineskin

So lets get started by launching 'Wineskin Winery' and make sure to choose 'WS9WineCX15.3.1' engine (This is also VERY important if you want it to work) then press 'Create New Blank Wrapper'.

If 'WS9WineCX15.3.1' doesn't appear on your list press the '+' and 'Download and Install'.

After pressing 'Create New Blank Wrapper,' name the file 'Deus Ex'.

Then just leave it to install the relevant files until the window appears telling you 'View wrapper in Finder'.

This will take you to the newly created file. Press on the icon + ctrl key to show the dropdown and then select 'Show Package Contents'. At the same time you can quit the 'Wineskin Winery' app since you won't need this anymore.

In the new window launch 'Wineskin'. NOTE: The alias for drive_c is in the same folder as the Wineskin app which is the easier way of doing some of the amends during this 'How to'.

Select the 'Advanced' option.

Now select 'Options' next to 'Tools' on the right. This will take you to another window and choose 'Modify Mappings'.

This again will take you to another window simply delete any text in the My Documents field and then press 'Save'.

Now back on the previous window select the 'Set Screen Options'.

By default the 'Automatic' should be checked but if not select it. Then move the 'Extra Gamma Correction' bar to the 'Very Bright' - your screen will go lighter for a few seconds but then go back to normal. Now make sure to uncheck the 'Auto Detect GPU Info for Direct3D' because it stopped it working in MAC OS 10.13. Once finished press the 'Done' button.

This is another part of the fix to make it work in MAC OS 10.13. Choose the 'Tools' tab then the 'Wineskin' button.

Then on the screen search for 'vid' and from the results expand 'settings' and checkbox 'videomemorysize=2048' and press run. This will run the winertrick - once done just press 'close'.

Now press the 'Install Software' button.

On the next screen press 'Choose Setup Executable'.

Wineskin Para Mac High Sierra

Insert the 'Deus Ex GOTY' CD and choose the 'Setup.exe' file.

All the next few windows should be straight forward so choose your language which for me is 'English International' - Also make sure that is says Version 1112F. Then press the 'Next' button.

Choose the 'I Agree'.

Then 'Next' - for this Deus Ex Sold Out software CD version it puts the files in 'C:DeusEx' directory but for other versions it may use a different directory but that's not important it will still work.

Make sure all the checkboxes are selected then again choose 'Next' and...

... then 'Install' and now just sitback and wait for the files to be installed.

Once installed you will see this screen just click 'Finish'.

A new Wineskin window should appear showing the DeusEx.exe file which needs to boot up automatically just select 'OK'.

!!! IF USING THE CD INSTALLER: Don't try to start it yet or you will get either an error screen or the game just won't boot. !!!

Now unzip the downloaded DeusExe-v5.3.zip file and drag the 4 files below into the folder 'drive_c/DeusEx/System/' - NOTE: the 'deusex.exe' file will replace the older version but that's fine. You should also be able to eject the 'Deus Ex GOTY' installer CD with no issues when running the game.

Now before you install the 'New Vision' module you will need to run the Deus Ex game first so press 'Test Run' in 'Wineskin'.

Your screen will go brighter and the 'kentie.net Deus Exe Launcher' should appear. It may take a while when first launching so be patient. Select the 'Configure' button.

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On the new window select the following options which may differ mainly on your monitor size but for this example I am using the following:

  • Renderer: OpenGL Support (without this set the New Vision textures won't work/appear).
  • Resolution - Common: Choose your screen resolution, so for my example it's 1440x900.
  • Resolution – Fullscreen: Checked.
  • Quality: 32 bit color.
  • Field of view: 16:10 - this should have automatically changed so no need to select anything.
Wineskin For Mac High Sierra

Now press 'OK' which takes you to the previous window and choose 'Play'. This will take you to Deus Ex game menu and so to be safe start a game and load the first level. Once done exit the game via the games built in menu. A popup will appear in 'Wineskin' - again ignore it and just press 'Cancel'.

Step 2:

Install the 'New Vision' Module

Back in the Wineskin app choose 'Install Software'.

Then 'Choose Setup Executable' again.

Now select the 'New_Vision_v1-5.exe' which you downloaded - Before installing I should warn you it will add another 3GB of harddrive space but these days is that such a big deal! Now press 'Next'.

The screen which will give you a rundown of what you are installing so just press 'Next'.

Now by default the first 2 checkboxes should be selected, both 'New Vision Files' and 'OpenGL Renderer (The OpenGL Renderer is an update to work on more modern graphics cards)'. This is fine and you don't need to select any others so just press the 'Next' button.

NOTE: If you are wondering why we installed Kentie's launcher earlier rather than here, it's because this version won't run on Mac OS X.

The new window will show the directory as 'c:DeusEx' - again just press the 'Next' button.

It will install all the files which will take some time but once done you will see the finished screen. Just press 'Finish'.

Now in order for the 'New Vision' to work we need to edit a file. Open the following 'drive_c/users/Wineskin/My Documents/Deus Ex/System/DeusEx.ini' file. Search for and change the following.

Insert and extra line of code so it looks like this...

Step 3:

To change the Games Icon (Optional)

Lets make it look better and give it an icon. So again in 'Wineskin' select 'Configuration' and choose the icon browse button and load up a file which can be as big as 512px x 512px and in icns file format. There are plenty on the web.

So it now should appear like this...

Step 4:

Start the game with high-res textures

Now quit 'Wineskin' and run the Deus Ex game with the new icon. When the 'kentie.net Deus Exe Launcher' appears press 'Data Directories'.

NOTE: This only needs to be done once NOT everytime it starts.

On the next screen checkbox both 'New Vision Maps' and 'New Vision Textures'. Now press the 'OK' button. NOTE: If the game plays slow on your machine try unchecking these and then maybe try changing your screen size, plus if you install any other modules they will probably have to be activated here in order to work.

And finally you can press the 'Play' button and start a new game. You should now be able to see the high-res textures working. The levels will take longer to load due to the new high-res textures.

Here are a few game screenshots.

To conclude - I know this has been an epic of 'How to's' and someone else may know an easier/shorter way but I hope it helps someone! Maybe the actual company who made the game in the first place would give us a native version of 'Deus Ex 1' with new graphics and render engine (Yes I have played Deus Ex 3!)... it's good to dream!

I have also tested it with the following mods and it works fine, but they are NOT used in this tutorial.

  1. Zodiac MOD - Single player missions. Read how to install it hereNOTE: You will need to follow the instructions on this post first.
  2. Redsun 2020 MOD - Single player missions. NOTE: Doesn't work with New Vision MOD.here
  3. The Nameless MOD - Single player missions. here
  4. Project HDTP MOD - High-res Characters (Slow moving MOD on the development front) plus not all the characters are included. here

How to Install S & S Windows Applications on a MAC Computer Using Wineskin

Wineskin provides free Windows emulation support to run S & S applications on a MAC.

What is Wineskin?

Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (or later). The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose (that is the strategy used here). Best of all, it’s free and does not require installation of the Windows OS!

If you are satisfied with this installation process, please consider making a donation to Wineskin in support of the excellent work they do in creating the Wine wrapper engine. A brief video tutorial explaining how to use Wineskin to create a Windows wrapper is provided at the bottom of this webpage. Current Version is v2.6.2.

Installation Instructions

    1. Click on the Wineskin download link. The download will start automatically and show up in your downloads tool bar at the bottom of your browser screen as Wineskin Winery.app V…zip. When the download has completed, double click it to open it in a new finder window.
  1. Double click the download labeled “Wineskin Winery App”
  2. Once the app has created a new desktop icon, which will show up in the same finder
    window as your download, double click on the Wineskin Winery icon.
  3. This will bring up a security window, asking if you would like to open the Wineskin Winery application which was downloaded from the Internet (even though it is from an unidentified developer), select Open.
  4. Once the app is installed, it will automatically open. Select the bottom option that says
    Create New Blank Wrapper.
  5. Type in the name of the program you are installing (this set of instructions creates a wrapper for the SewArt application. You should replace SewArt with the name of the program you are installing, such as SewWhat-Pro, SewWrite, etc.). Select OK.
  6. Once the wrapper is created, go to the S & S product download page for the program you wish to install (for example, click Shop->SewArt to access the SewArt webpage). Click the Download (Mac) version button.
  7. This will once again create a download in your browser. When the download has finished, if
    your settings automatically open the downloaded app, you will receive an alert saying your
    computer cannot open the application. Select OK.
  8. Single click your Downloads folder (in your dock at the bottom of your screen).
  9. Select the Open in Finder option
  10. Right click (two finger tap on your mouse pad) the install app
  11. This will pop up a menu. Hover over the Open With option. Select the Other… option.
  12. In the window that pops up, type in the Search box the name of the wrapper you created in Step 6 (SewArt in this case).
  13. Click the box next to the “Always Open With” option
  14. Double click the wrapper you created in Step 6 (SewArt in this case)
  15. If your security preferences do not allow for unidentified developers, click OK on the
    security alert that pops up. If no security alert pops up, continue to the next step.
  16. Right click on the install app, and select the Open With then the SewArt option (this will be
    based on the name of the wrapper you created in Step 6).
  17. Select Open in the security alert that pops up.
  18. The SewArt installer will now open. Select Yes.
  19. Read the Terms and Conditions, and select Yes to agree and continue with the install.
  20. Select Close once the install has completed.
  21. Select OK when the alert box pops up saying the program has been installed.
  22. Right click on the new icon created on your desktop (.ink) and select Open with then
    Other…
  23. Search again for the wrapper you created in Step 6
  24. Important: To skip this step in the future, select the box next to the option Always Open With.
  25. Select the wrapper you created in Step 6.
  26. The program (SewArt in this case) will now open, and you can use it just like you would on a Windows computer!

Use the MAC Download button on the product page to download the zipped S & S application Wineskin Wrapper to the Download folder on your MAC. For example, if you are installing SewWhat-Pro, the zipped wrapper file will be named Wineskin-SewWhat-Pro.app.zip. Unzip it and run it to install the product. You may be prompted that “SewWhat-Pro (or whatever application you are installing) is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” Select “Open” to continue with the installation. You may have to change your security settings to allow the file to run, as explained here. The Wineskin programs will have a wine colored icon next to the file name after they are installed (see figure below).

Once the installation is successfully completed and you open the application, the S & S product application registration box will open. You may now choose to continue using the product as a Demo or enter your registration information if you purchased a license.

Thanks to Kourtney U. for providing this informative step-by-step set of instructions.

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