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SkyDemon for Mac OS X (unofficially)

By rikur - 11/20/2015 9:44:00 PM

(updated August 2018)
I’ve created an up-to-date version of SkyDemon to run on macOS.
This is something I’ve done for my own benefit and happy to share, but isn’t supported by SkyDemon.

There are different versions depending upon the version of MacOSthat you are running:


For macOS versions prior to High Sierra:


For High Sierra:

Download this, uncompress it, then copy it to your Applications folder.

If you've already got an earlier version installed, first dragit from Applications folder to the Trash - you shouldn't lose anysettings when doing this, as these are stored separately in your Documentsfolder.


Important: The first time you run it, youwill need to locate it in the Applications folder from Finderand press the Control key, then click the app icon, then choose Open from theshortcut menu (this is because it is 'untrusted' - see: Wink. You may also have to click “Allow” to a pop-up about accepting inboundconnections.


When you first run SkyDemon it will check to see if a morerecent version is available, and if so will prompt you to download and installit.


Please use this thread for any specific feedback / issues withthis build (good or bad) - keep complaints about lack of native versionelsewhere. I can’t promise to fix everything - and indeed one day this mightall suddenly stop working when some unwanted update comes along. At the risk ofsounding like a lawyer, use entirely at your own risk.


Known issues:

As with the previous versions for Mac, there is now oneknown unresolved issue:

 - you must have a printer installed and configured beforeusing Print Centre, otherwise Print Centre won't work;


How does it work?: 

This uses a technology for wrapping Windows apps to run on macOScalled Wineskin, and should run on macOS 10.6 and above. It wraps SkyDemon forWindows. 

By Pathfinder - 11/5/2021 11:22:00 AM

Pathfinder - 11/3/2021 12:25:41 PM
Apologies if this has been asked before, but I've had a good search through this thread, and couldn't find an answer. I've got 2 printing problems.

1) I'm using Virtual Box (6.1.28) emulating(?) Win10 on a MacBook Air running High Sierra 10.13.6 (shortly to be updated to latest o/s). 

SD runs pretty well, but printing isn't possible, and I have to revert to a Win10 PC.

2) 2nd problem: on the Win10 PC, SD prints OK except for PDFs of airfield plates, which I have to transfer back to the MacBook for printing.

Rather clumsy workarounds, I realise.

Is there anything I can tweak?

Thanks in advance.

Answering myself, having talked to a local guru:

1) On the MacBook, updated to latest version of Virtual box, refreshed the printer drivers - now prints OK. If printing on a network, then Network / Bridged Adaptor needs adjusting.

2) On the PC laptop refreshed printer drivers - simples - now behaves.

Guru carted away my Win10 laptop to install a SSD disk - she got bored waiting for it to wind up.