AlcoDens for Mac

Although AlcoDens is a Windows application, it will run under macOS 10.8 and higher using various helper programs. These will allow you to run AlcoDens just like any other Mac application. The CrossOver software described below is also available for Chromebook and Linux but we have not tested those. Please let us know if you have any tips for Chromebook or Linux users.

The recommended method for running AlcoDens on a Mac is to use the commercial CrossOver software. It is the easiest to use and the most reliable, but involves some extra cost (approx US$ 65.00). The alternatives are to use the free Wine compatibility layer software (which will only work for macOS versions up to Mojave (10.14)) or you can use virtualization software like Parallels or VirtualBox. These methods are not described here because users of those programs are generally software experts and don't need extra help (and we can't help with these anyway).

Using CodeWeavers' CrossOver to run AlcoDens on your Mac

CrossOver is commercial software costing about US$ 65.00, but offers a level of reliability and ease of use that makes it worthwhile for commercial distillers. CrossOver v19 will work with macOS Catalina (v10.15) and down to macOS v10.11. CrossOver versions 17 and 18 will work with macOS from 10.11 to 10.14.

We are pleased that AlcoDens has now been registered as "recognized" software by CodeWeavers and included in their What Runs database.

Installation Instructions using CrossOver

  1. Install the CrossOver for Mac software on your Mac, noting the minimum system requirements that are listed by Code Weavers.
  2. Download the AlcoDens software onto the Mac. It will show as a zip file in the Downloads directory. Expand the zip file and it will create a Windows installer file called "Alcodens_Setup.exe".
  3. Follow the installation instructions given on the Code Weavers website.
  4. When you get to the instruction to "Choose an Installer Source", click on the "Choose Installer File" icon in order to choose the AlcoDens installer file (Alcodens_Setup.exe) created in step 2. Don't choose the option to "Choose an Installation Folder" otherwise the installation will not work properly.
  5. The installation should successfully install AlcoDens and you will be able to save an AlcoDens icon within your dock.

Known Issues with CrossOver