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macOS Catalina: When will PlayOnMac be ready?

The upcoming macOS version drops support of 32bit apps.

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meggs Zaterdag 15 Juni\ 2019 om 15:52

I wasn't able to find any information on this, so I'm posting it. On my macOS Mojave installation I am running PlayOnMac with Steam inside to play AOE II HD. When I start the PlayOnMac app, it warns me that the app wont work in future releases of the operating system unless it's updated as a 64bit app. I am not sure which PlayOnMac version I am running since "About PlayOnMac" doens't do anything. And I haven't found any mention of a 64bit version of PlayOnMac. When will this be targeted? Because otherwise this will mean that a lot of people won't be able to use the software after they update the system.


Dadu042 Zaterdag 15 Juni\ 2019 om 21:52

Note: macOS Mojave = version 10.14 (2018).

Quentin PÂRIS Donderdag 27 Juni\ 2019 om 22:40
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

For the moment, we cannot guarantee that wine will support 64bits only macOS which is a prerequiste.


  • the next version of PlayOnMac (Phoenicis) is 64bits ready ;
  • we have managed to build one version of wine 4.0 with hangover support. We can run very basic 32bits programs like Notepad++ on 64bits wine

More info here: https://github.com/PhoenicisOrg/phoenicis-winebuild/issues/26


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demontager Donderdag 10 October 2019 om 6:39

Since Catalina is oficialy out in appstore so when POM for Catalina will be released and available for download ? Today i have tried Catalina with POM 4.3.4(the latest) and it not launched. Used timemachine to roll back then to Mojave again.

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Dadu042 Donderdag 10 October 2019 om 11:44

Read the URL to the Github issue, at the bottom you will find a link to the CrossOver website, their professionnal software seems in bad state too.

demontager Donderdag 10 October 2019 om 16:36

yeap i see now its a big challenge for winehq developers to get it works in 64bit mode only. Actual support status under this link


Related questions to POM 64bit ready status:




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bleujazz3 Zaterdag 12 October 2019 om 23:41


Like many of you, am a Mac end user waiting patiently for PlayOnMac's 64-bit release.  Still need to hold back on upgrading to Catalina until PlayOnMac makes its next move, and can't upgrade to Catalina until PlayOnMac does.

Has there been any recent good news regarding PlayOnMac's 64-bit release date?


anukoonkaew Maandag 14 October 2019 om 7:04

Cry, I just upgraded to Catalina..... 


bleujazz3 Maandag 14 October 2019 om 17:42

I think a lot of us have shut off Mac automatic updates until PlayOnMac gets with the program...sorry for the pun... wink


Quentin PÂRIS Dinsdag 15 October 2019 om 13:00
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

Hi, thank you for your interest.

We are actively watching what is going on on WineHQ / Codeweavers side, and doing some experiment with Hangover.

So far, Catalina + wine do not work together.

As soon as we have something, we will release a working alpha version for PoM so that you can test it.

thuangster Woensdag 16 October 2019 om 1:49

Oh no! I already updated to Catalina. I will patiently wait for a alpha version to test. Thank you for your work so we can play PC games on Mac. 

Olejman Dinsdag 22 October 2019 om 15:22

Hi guys,

Any news about the alpha version for Catalina? :sad_face: 

ihossein Vrijdag 25 October 2019 om 11:28

Hi guys , there is good news for new version ? 


Quentin PÂRIS Vrijdag 25 October 2019 om 11:30
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

Last updates here: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/ken/2019/10/3/crossover-for-catalina-progress-october-3-2019


ihossein Vrijdag 25 October 2019 om 23:38


Last updates here: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/ken/2019/10/3/crossover-for-catalina-progress-october-3-2019


thank you admin 

i don't get backup from majove , i will try to recover 


danielzonn Dinsdag 19 November 2019 om 15:59

Dadu042 Dinsdag 19 November 2019 om 19:31

Thanks for the info about CrossOver, because about PlayonMac and Catalina I think no one is working onto.

Quentin PÂRIS Dinsdag 19 November 2019 om 20:09
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

We are working into don't worry... we just need to wait a little bit until the code is released

toshiba17 Donderdag 21 November 2019 om 8:44


Not sure if it may be useful, but EVE Online macOS version has 64-bit Wine built-in and it runs on macOS Catalina.