Does someone know or have tested a way of using ARENA software on Mac OS X?

Maybe using Wine or something similar.

  • 1
    A version for Mac has been released and works fine.
    – jah0669
    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:40

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According to the Chessfiles [ref. 1], Arena [ref. 2] can be played on OS X within Wine 1.0 or higher [ref. 3]. Likewise, Arena claims to function within Wine 1.0 or higher.

Caveat: some indicate Arena to be unstable within Wine [ref. 4], some have no problem [ref. 5, 6].


  1. http://www.chessfiles.com/os-x-chess-gui.html
  2. http://www.playwitharena.com/
  3. https://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX
  4. http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6550
  5. http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-377613.html
  6. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=31659

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