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How to Use Embird for Windows on Mac (OS X) with CrossOver®

Embird Embroidery Software Tutorial

Embird for Windows can be used also on Mac with OS X operating system.

There are couple of solutions that allow to run Windows applications on Mac along with OS X - CrossOver, Wine, Parallels.

This tutorial explains how to install CrossOver® application on Apple Mac. This application allows to run Embird (native Windows application) on Apple Mac computer *. You don't need to have Windows® installation disc for this solution.

Note: Please note, that application CrossOver® for Apple Mac is not developed nor supported by Embird team. Also, because Embird is natively Windows application, it is not quaranteed that all portions of program run smoothly in CrossOver® on Apple Mac.

1 - Launch CrossOver® web site https://www.codeweavers.com/crossover/ and click "Free Trial" button (Picture No. 1).

1. Launch CrossOver® web site

2 - Select "macOS" to download the right installation package and enter your name and e-mail (Picture No. 2).

2. Select "macOS"

3 - The download process will start (Picture No. 3).

3. The download process will start

4 - Wait until download is finished (Picture No. 4).

4. Wait until download is finished

5 - Run the downloaded file to install CrossOver® (Picture No. 5).

5. Run the downloaded file to install CrossOver®

6 - Click "Move to Application Folder" button (Picture No. 6).

6. Click "Move to Application Folder" button

7 - In CrossOver® click Install an unlisted application (Picture No. 7).

7. Select "Install an unlisted application"

8 - It is supposed that you already have downloaded Embird installation file. If not, please download it from https://www.embird.net/download.htm.

Click the first "Edit" button and choose the installation file from "Downloads" folder.

Click the second "Edit" button and specify the Windows version and the name of the bottle.

Finally, click "Install" button to start installation process (Picture No. 8).

8. Select the installation file, Windows version and the "bottle" name

9 - Embird installation process will start. Choose language and select "OK" to continue (Picture No. 9).

9. Choose language

10 - Read the license agreement and then select option "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and click "Install" button to continue (Picture No. 10).

10. Embird License Agreement

11 - When the Embird installation process is finished, the "Embird 32-bit" bottle with Embird icons will be shown in CrossOver® (Picture No. 11). Double click the first icon to launch Embird.

11. Double click Embird icon to launch it

12 - Embird running on Mac with CrossOver® (Picture No. 12).

12. Embird running on Mac with CrossOver®

* Tested on MacBook Pro with macOS Catalina (10.15.7) and on Mac mini M2 with macOS Ventura 13.3 operating system

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Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997